Tompkins County Public Library

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Library to Host Book Club

Tompkins County Public Library will host a discussion of “The Accident” by Chris Pavone May 1 during the spring session of its “4 Seasons Book Club.”

The Club, which meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the BorgWarner Community Room—West, will provide an opportunity for existing and new members to discuss Pavone’s critically-acclaimed thriller.

“The Accident” tells the story of Isabel Reed, a struggling literary agent, who receives the break of her career in the form of an anonymous manuscript.  Rife with scandal, the manuscript provides insight into the sordid past of a beloved media mogul, with life-altering implications for famous Americans and political operatives alike. 

The Library’s “4 Seasons Book Club” is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required.  The Club will meet quarterly, with additional meetings planned for August 7 and October 2. 

In an effort to provide dynamic and accessible programming to all readers, the Library will also offer online access to the “4 Seasons Book Club.”  To register for the virtual club, sign-up for Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com, email Adult Services Librarian Teresa Vadakin at tvadakin@tcpl.org to request an invitation to the online book club and follow the instructions in her reply email.

For more information or to register for the on-site version of the club, contact Vadakin at (607) 272-4557 extension 272 or tvadakin@tcpl.org.

 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Library to Host Poetry Writing Workshop

Tompkins County Public Library will celebrate National Poetry Month with “Poetry for the People: Connecting With Your Inner Poet” a poetry writing workshop, April 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the BorgWarner Community Room West.
 
Facilitated by Irene “Zee” Zahava, this workshop will provide a safe and stimulating atmosphere for participants to create and share poetry.
 
Zahava is a writer, poet, publisher and anthologist, and the founder of Zee’s Writing Studio. 
 
This program is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required.  To register, contact Zahava at (607) 273-4675 orzee@twcny.rr.com.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Library to Host Mother/Daughter Book Club

Girls in grades five through eight and the special women in their lives are invited to attend Tompkins County Public Library’s Mother/Daughter Book Club.

The Mother/Daughter Book Club will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Library’s Thaler/Howell Programming Room.

Facilitated by author and educator Emily Rhoads Johnson, the Club provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to learn about themselves and others by discussing literature in a welcoming, judgment-free environment. 

Upcoming meeting dates and titles to be discussed are:

·         March 22—“My Side of the Mountain” by Jean Craighead George
·         April 26—“The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
·         May 17—“Penny from Heaven” by Jennifer L. Holm

Participants may attend one or all of the meetings. Registration is not required, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at (607) 272-4557 extension 275.

 

Library to Hold “Spring Fling Storytime”

Tompkins County Public Library will host “Spring Fling Storytime” featuring a puppet show, stories, songs, snacks and a spring-themed craft, April 26 at 11 a.m. in the Thaler/Howell Programming Room.
 
Children of all ages are invited to this fun-filled, hour-long event.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
 
For more information, contact the Library’s Youth Services Department at (607) 272-4557 extension 275.
 
“Spring Fling Storytime” has been made possible by the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation through a grant from the Elmira Savings Bank.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Library to Host Sensory Storytime

Children ages 3 through 7 are invited to attend Tompkins County Public Library’s “Sensory Storytime,” a program designed for children with sensory integration challenges, April 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the Thaler/Howell Programming Room.

This program is free and open to all children; however, books, songs and movements will be selected to stimulate the senses and promote learning for children with sensory challenges.  Children who have previously struggled to sit through one of the Library’s other storytimes may find the inclusive stories, songs and activities of “Sensory Storytime” more enjoyable and accessible.

Pre-registration is required. To register, visit the Library’s Youth Services Department, call (607) 272-4557 extension 275, or email Kate Devoe at kdevoe@tcpl.org.

“Sensory Storytime” has been made possible by the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation through a grant from the Elmira Savings Bank.

 

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Library to Distribute Poems During “Poem in Your Pocket Day”

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Tompkins County Public Library’s “Freeloading Librarians,”  will spend April 24, “Poem in Your Pocket Day,” distributing poems throughout the community.

Launched in New York City in 2002, “Poem in Your Pocket Day,” celebrates the rich history of pocket poems—from commonplace books during the Renaissance to pocket-sized publications carried by World War II soldiers.  Since 2008, bookstores, schools, libraries, parks and businesses across the country have embraced “Poem in Your Pocket Day” by encouraging open readings of pocket poems.

TCPL librarians will distribute free poems in the Library, on the Ithaca Commons, and in other select locations throughout the day.  Poems will also be available at the Adult Services Reference Desk.

For more information, contact Teresa Vadakin at (607) 272-4557 extension 272 or tvadakin@tcpl.org.

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Library to Host Teen Game Night

Tompkins County Public Library will unveil its newly-acquired collection of designer board games, April 23 during “Game On,” a fun-filled board game presentation for teens.
 
Participants will join Stacia Humby from local game store The Enchanted Badger for tutorials on how to play Defenders of the Realm, Tales of the Arabian Nights and Discworld:  Ankh-Morpork.
 
This program will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Library’s Thaler/Howell Programming Room.  It is free and open to a teen audience.  Refreshments will be provided.
 
For more information, contact Teen Services Librarian Regina DeMauro at (607)  272-4557 extension 274 or rdemauro@tcpl.org.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Erin Aljoe Schlather Dedicated Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Library and FLIC Partner for Writing Workshops


Tompkins County Public Library and the Finger Lakes Independence Center have partnered for the return of the popular “Topic Workshop” series Thursdays, May 22 through June 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room.
 
Launched in 2001, the “Topic Workshop” uses reading, writing and conversation to understand a specific theme.  This year’s theme is “progress,” and participants will learn step-by-step processes for writing poems, short stories and personal essays that express their views on the theme and discuss works that relate to “progress” published by authors with disabilities.
 
These workshops are free and open to the public and will be facilitated by Steve Weed.  Individuals with and without disabilities are encouraged to discover how reading, writing and conversation help build self-awareness.
 
To register, or for more information, contact Jeff Boles at (607) 272-2433, flic2310@yahoo.com or Weed at stevensweed@yahoo.com.

 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Library to Host Graphic Novel and Manga Club

Area middle and high school students are invited to join Tompkins County Public Library’s Graphic Novel and Manga Club during the first meeting at the Club’s new location, New Roots Charter School, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 21.

This month, Club members will discuss “Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong” by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks.  Copies of the graphic novel can be picked up at the Library’s Youth Services Reference Desk.

New members are always welcome.  Copies of some Club titles will be available for members to keep.

This program is free.  Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact TCPL’s Teen Services Librarian Regina DeMauro at (607) 272-4557 extension 274 or rdemauro@tcpl.org.

 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Library to Host Storytime for Young ESL Learners


Tompkins County Public Library will present "Magic Rain Arrows," a read-aloud storytime for children learning English, April 19 at 1 p.m. in the BorgWarner Community Room.
 
Children in kindergarten through fourth grade, are invited to discover the wind, weather and wildlife of the African plain through literature, art and drama. 
 
This program is presented by Dr. Cathrene Connery's Second Language Acquisition class from Ithaca College's Department of Education.  It is free and open to the public.
 
For more information, contact the Library's Youth Services Department at (607) 272-4557 extension 275 or visit  http://tcpl.org/kids/programs.php.


 

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Library to Host Animal Sleepover Storytime

Young readers are invited to send their stuffed animals on an after-hours Library adventure April 17, as Tompkins County Public Library hosts Animal Sleepover Storytime.

Animal Sleepover Storytime will begin at 6 p.m. in the Thaler/Howell Programming Room with a special storytime for children of all ages and their favorite stuffed friends.  After storytime ends, the stuffed animals will spend the night exploring the Library.

Children can pick up their animals and a photograph of their late-night, Library escapades on April 18.

Animal Sleepover Storytime has been made possible by the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation through a grant from Elmira Savings Bank.

For more information, visit: http://tcpl.org/kids/programs.php or contact the Youth Services Department at (607) 272-4557 extension 275.

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Library to Host Young Adult Book Club

Tompkins County Public Library will host its Young Adult Book Club, a monthly book discussion group for middle and high school students, April 16 from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. in the Thaler/Howell Programming Room.

This month, Club members will discuss “Out of the Easy” by Ruta Sepetys.  Copies of the book are available at the Library’s Youth Services Reference Desk.

For more information, contact Teen Services Librarian Regina DeMauro at (607) 272-4557 extension 274 or rdemauro@tcpl.org.

Library to Offer Storytime With Music&Motion

Children and their caregivers are invited to experience the joy of noise-making as Tompkins County Public Library hosts Miss Angie from Music&Motion for a special April 16 storytime.

Through songs, dance, and pretend play, Miss Angie will lead families on an adventure into the world of creative expression.  This program will be held at 11 a.m. in the Library's Thaler/Howell Programming Room.  It is free and open to the public.

Storytime with Music&Motion has been made possible by the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation through a grant from Elmira Savings Bank.

For more information, contact the Library's Youth Services Department at (607) 272-4557 extension 275.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Library to Host Workshops on Role-Playing Games

Tweens and Teens are invited to learn the ins and outs of role-playing games during Tompkins County Public Library’s “LevelUp!,” a four-part, Role-Playing Game Workshop Series!

Facilitated by Bennett Purdy, these workshops will teach new and aspiring RPG players the basics of world-building, character development, basic organization and storytelling.

The first workshop, being held April 15, will explore cartography and teach participants how to create maps using plate tectonics and latitudinal climate.

Additional workshops are planned for April 30, May 14 and May 27.  All “LevelUp!” programs will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Library’s Thaler/Howell Programming Room.

Participants are invited to attend all or some of the workshops.  Tweens or teens who attend all four sessions will be entered into a drawing to win a beginner’s game-mastering kit.

This program is made possible by the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation through support from the Erin Aljoe Schlather Dedicated Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.

To register, contact Teen Services Librarian Regina DeMauro at (607) 272-4557 extension 274 or rdemauro@tcpl.org.