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

Open Heart Kids Yoga

August 19, 2019
10:00am - 10:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Kids
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Join us for a weekly yoga program! This six week series is best suited for children ages 3 - 9, but younger siblings are welcome! Registration is required. This program is made possible by a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library fu...

3-D Printing Lab

August 19, 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
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
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...

ART SHOW OPENING! All Access Art Club

August 20, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
About this event::
All are welcome to attend an art opening, showcasing the works created over the past 7 weeks by members of All Access Art Club. We will have a party, light refreshments, and karaoke in the Makerspace! _____________________________________ Teen ...

Sit! Stay! Read!

August 20, 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...

ESL Talk Time

August 21, 2019
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
About this event::
Do you want to practice speaking with other people? Come to the library, and meet other people who are practicing English. In these classes, English Language learners will have the opportunity to: practice English by watching Youtube videos a...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Families, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Performance, Classes and Workshops, Lectures
About this event::
All are welcome to attend this exciting presentation by our 2019 Artist-in-Community, Scott Hitz (PuppHitz Puppets, Sesame Workshop, Ave. Q, Broadway’s Little Shop of Horrors )! Part show, part lecture, Scott will share some history of puppetry, s...

Adobe Illustrator 101

August 22, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab, Technology Class
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Join graphic designer Annie Aldag to learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator.  Learning objectives during this class will include using the select and draw tools, as well as becoming familiar with tracing and vector images.  At the ...

Circus Culture Workshop

August 23, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Kids ages 8+, teens, and adults are invited to learn juggling and use other circus props with Circus Culture! This four part drop-in series is free and open to the public. People of all abilities are welcome and encouraged to join the fun! Come to ju...