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Upcoming Events

French Homeschool Group

September 18, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Event Description
This is a French class for high school homeschool students. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

September 18, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace
About this event::
Join us in the Makerspace for self-led open hours! Bring your project, or make something with our available tools and materials. Share ideas with other makers, learn from volunteers and members of the community, and tinker to your heart's content!...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adobe Illustrator: Using Text for Print

September 18, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
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 Jon Serrano for an introduction to the basics of creating text for printing within Adobe Illustrator.   Participants are expected to be experienced with the following: -Using the basic tools of the Mac opera...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

ESL Talk Time

September 18, 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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Networking 101 in Ithaca and Tompkins County

September 18, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 37
About this event::
Join us for an afternoon of learning the fundamentals of networking. Whether you are a newcomer to the U.S. or a local jobseeker, this event brings together both non-native and native English speakers to learn, practice, and apply relevant profession...