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Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Technology Help One-on-One

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::

Book a volunteer technology tutor for help with one of the following:

- basic computer questions, such as using email, navigating the internet, or finding your files.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Technology Help One-on-One

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::

Book a volunteer technology tutor for help with one of the following:

- basic computer questions, such as using email, navigating the internet, or finding your files.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Learn to Sew One-on-One

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::

Learn the basics of using a modern sewing machine!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

LGBTQIA+ Youth Group

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Makerspace, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
About this event::

We're here for you. Lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning, not sure, trying to figure things out? Want to hang in a safe and supportive space or need someone to talk about sexuality, sexual orientation, or gender?

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Makerspace Open Hours

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Makerspace
About this event::

Drop-in open hours, no registration required. Come for a short tour, or stay and work on a project - we have lots of art supplies and ideas to get you making!

This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
About this event::

Readers ages 10-14 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club! 

For May we will read Measuring Up by Anne LaMotte and Ann Xu.