Poetry at TCPL

Poetry at TCPL

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Update: Due to the current library closure Poem in Your Pocket Day has been postponed and may be rescheduled. Poets can continue to submit poems until March 27.

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!

Guidelines:
  • Poems must be able to fit on an index card.
  • There is a limit of one poem per poet.
  • Poems should address the theme of Fantasy.
  • The deadline for submission is March 27.

Poem in Your Pocket Day Poetry Submission

Upcoming Writing, Poetry, and Performance Events

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Big Red Marching Band Instrument Petting Zoo

April 6, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids, Teens
Program Type: STEAM, Performance, Classes and Workshops, Music
About this event::
The Big Red Marching Band and the Tompkins Public Library are teaming up to hold a musical workshop for kids, tweens and teens where you'll get the chance to hear members of the band talk about their fun times and get some hands on experience with th...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Tween Board Game Club

April 6, 2020
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops
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Children ages 8-12 are invited to explore and learn new board games each week with Michael 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 a...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Memory Lab One-on-One

April 7, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Local History Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing, Local History, One-on-One Appointments
About this event::
Do you have old family photos, film or videos that you would like to convert to a digital format?  Now you can for free at the library!  During this hour long session a librarian will help you use our conversion equipment. Professional advi...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Sit! Stay! Read!

April 7, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
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Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener -- a dog! Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-sponsored by Cornell Companions. ...
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This event is in the "Teens" group.

Distracted Driving Diversion Class

April 7, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Police Officers present the data and dangers of Distracted Driving. This is a library-sponsored event.   ...
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: Health & Wellness, Classes and Workshops
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Discover for yourself how this process can positively enhance your life, relationships, and health when you start taking the action your inner wisdom suggests. These classes will be using guided meditation, writing, and interactive group processes...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mid-Day Mindfulness Meditation

April 8, 2020
12:15pm - 12:45pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
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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...
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This event is in the "Teens" group.

Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop One-on-One

April 8, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab, One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
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Schedule an appointment with graphic designer Jon Serrano, for help with your Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop questions.  Please visit the Information and Learning Services reference desk at the time of your appointment. ...