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Upcoming Events

YA Book Club

January 16, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Clubs
About this event::
Join us every month to discuss a book we've all read! Participants can pick up a free copy of the month's title to keep from the Teen Services office. Bring suggestions for future books and we'll add them into our rotation. For our January meeting...

Men's Support Group

January 16, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Event Description
A weekly peer-facilitated men’s group (5-10 people) where men mentor men through the passages of their lives. The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of others – men, women, and ...

Advocacy Center Meetups

January 16, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Program Type: Community Groups, Meetings
About this event::
This is a private event hosted by the Advocacy Center in the Digital Lab. Contact Andrea Champlin with questions or concerns. ...

Leadership Tompkins

January 17, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
About this event::
Makerspace Overview and Demo ...

Leadership Tompkins

January 17, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
About this event::
Digital Lab Overview and Demo ...

Creative Dance with Amanda Moretti

January 17, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Children and families are invited to creative dance series with local instructor Amanda Moretti! Participants will learn basic steps, balancing techniques, and whole body expression. People of all abilities are encouraged to join in the fun. No regis...

Next Chapter Book Club

January 17, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
About this event::
Next Chapter Book Club provides the opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a community setting. It is not a traditional book club where groups read books on their own time and gather...