Poetry at TCPL

Poetry at TCPL

2020 call for poetry logo

Update: Due to the current library closure Poem in Your Pocket Day has been postponed and may be rescheduled. Please stay tuned as we plan alternative methods to share submitted poems.

We're looking for short poems written by local poets! These poems will be featured on cards we'll give away to the community to celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30 during National Poetry Month.

In 2019, we distributed 1,400 poems!

The deadline for the submission has passed.

Upcoming Writing, Poetry, and Performance Events

This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
How do babies learn to communicate? Through connecting with you! Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Sarah Bogdanovitch to learn about ways to connect with your little one through songs, signs and books.  You will learn how to tune in to ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Offsite
About this event::
Facilitated by psychotherapist and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Anna Salamone, RN, LCSW, these sessions will encourage participants to shift out of "automatic pilot" mode and observe the workings of the mind, body, a...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Writing, Book Clubs
About this event::
Join Buffalo Street Books YA curator, rising Cornell junior Isabella Ogbolumani, and TCPL Teen Services Librarian Regina DeMauro for an in-depth conversation and book reading with YA author Shveta Thakrar! Shveta Thakrar is a writer of South ...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
How do babies learn to communicate? Through connecting with you! Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Sarah Bogdanovitch to learn about ways to connect with your little one through songs, signs and books.  You will learn how to tune in to ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Offsite
About this event::
Facilitated by psychotherapist and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Anna Salamone, RN, LCSW, these sessions will encourage participants to shift out of "automatic pilot" mode and observe the workings of the mind, body, a...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
How do babies learn to communicate? Through connecting with you! Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Sarah Bogdanovitch to learn about ways to connect with your little one through songs, signs and books.  You will learn how to tune in to ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Offsite
About this event::
Facilitated by psychotherapist and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Anna Salamone, RN, LCSW, these sessions will encourage participants to shift out of "automatic pilot" mode and observe the workings of the mind, body, a...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Storytelling Open Mic

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Performance, Reading Challenge
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
About this event::
As part of 2020 Summer Reading and in honor of this year's theme of "Imagine Your Story," local storytellers will have the opportunity to showcase their skills during a free virtual open mic event. The event is open to storytellers of ...