Poetry at TCPL

Poetry at TCPL

Poem in Your Pocket Day was a huge success. In 2019, we gave out over 1,400 poems!

The deadline for poetry submissions has passed, but check back in the winter for information about next year's Poem in Your Pocket Day.

Upcoming Writing, Poetry, and Performance Events

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Tween Board Game Club

October 21, 2019
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Children ages 8-12 are invited to explore and learn new board games each week with Mike Timonin, local board game aficionado! All kinds of great games to choose from! Put on your strategic thinking cap and join us! Feel free to join in and play ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops, Community Read
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
About this event::
Where are you from? Where have you been? How does your own personal story of journey or stability inform your sense of self? How does that story mesh with the story told by your family of origin? How does your story come together with your current fa...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

3-D Printing Lab

October 21, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Join Josh in the makerspace for 3-D printing lab, where participants can bring in their 3-D model files and bring them to life using one of our state-of-the-art 3-D printers. Participants should bring their files (.STL or .OBJ) on a flash dri...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

"Big Little Lies" Community Conversation

October 22, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and this year, the Advocacy Center is focusing on the ways domestic violence hurts children. Each year, one in fifteen children are exposed to intimate partner violence, and 90% of these children ar...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Sit! Stay! Read!

October 22, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
About this event::
Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener -- a dog! Reading sessions will be held Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-s...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

French Conversation Group

October 22, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
About this event::
If you have taken some French in the past and would like to find a place to practice your foreign language skills, please join us. Every week we will speak in French on topics ranging from US and French Politics or World news, to culture, litera...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Sewing Lesson 1-on-1

October 23, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
About this event::
Volunteer Steffi Green can teach you sewing machine 101, intro to quilting skills, garment sewing skills, using patterns, evaluating fabrics, basic mending, or explore your personal machine together! Join Steffi for a private sewing lesson of your...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

ESL Talk Time

October 23, 2019
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
About this event::
Do you want to practice your conversation skills? Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English. In these meetings, English language learners will have the opportunity to talk with library volunteers about current event...