Tompkins County Public Library

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Library to Host ESL Snack and Chat


Beginning September 28, non-native English speakers are invited to attend Tompkins County Public Library’s weekly “ESL Snack and Chat Conversation Groups.”

These informal, drop-in sessions will be held each Wednesday through November 16, from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room and offer a relaxed setting for practicing conversation and listening skills. Snack and Chat meetings will help participants discover and access language-learning resources at the Library and in the community and provide a forum for information sharing.

Snack and Chat sessions are free and open to individuals with the desire to improve their 
English or willing to serve as conversation partners for others. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Teresa Vadakin at (607) 272-4557 extension 272 or tvadakin@tcpl.org or Stephen Salino at 607-272-4557 extension 249 or ssalino@tcpl.org.

Library to Offer Family Science Program


Tompkins County Public Library and Cornell University’s Center for Materials Research with host “Unknown Powders” Saturday, September 10 from 1-2 p.m. in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room.
 
Families will explore how powders react when you add a chemical indicator (vinegar, baking soda solution, iodine, and pH indicator solution) to them. Using their observations, they will try to figure out what two powders are in an unknown mixture.

Families Learning Science Together is a free program designed to help children develop an early love of science through hands-on participation. These programs are offered at the Library on the second Saturday of each month.

Families Learning Science Together programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited. To register, email ccmr_outreach@cornell.edu. Please include the name and age of all children in the email.  

More information about Families Learning Science Together workshops can be found at http://ccmr.prod.academicsweb.com/education/community-programs/families-learning-science-together/.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Library to Screen “Embrace of the Serpent”


Tompkins County Public Library will host a screening of “Embrace of the Serpent,” Wednesday, August 24 at 6 p.m. in the BorgWarner Community Room.

This 2015 acclaimed adventure drama tells two related, though unique stories.  Set in 1909 and 1940 both stories follow Karamakate, and Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his tribe, as he accompanies scientists, Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes on their hunt for the rare yakruna, a sacred plant.

Directed by Ciro Guerra, “Embrace of the Serpent,” is based in part on the diaries of the scientists and has received critical acclaim for its striking cinematography and engrossing story.

This screening is free and intended for an adult audience.

For more information, contact Tom Burns at tburns@tcpl.org.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Library to Host Dance Party Storytime




Children of all ages and their families are invited to wiggle, hop and shake at Tompkins County Public Library’s “Dance Party Storytime,” Thursday, August 18 at 11 a.m. in the Thaler/Howell Programming Room.

This free program is open to children of all ages and abilities and will include stories, songs and lots of movement. Refreshments will be served. No registration is required.

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

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


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Library to Host Hunger Games Movie Marathon


Area teens are invited to catch up with Katniss, Peeta, Effie and Haymitch during the Tompkins County Public Library’s Hunger Games Movie Marathon from 6 to 8:15 p.m., August 15 through August 18 in the BorgWarner Community Room.

Students in grades six through 12 are invited to attend one or all four of these free screenings.  Free popcorn and drinks will be provided.  Adults must be accompanied by a student.

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

This program has been made possible by the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation with support from the Phyllis and Charles Brodhead Memorial Endowed Fund.

Library to Host Animal Sleepover Storytime


Young readers are invited to send their stuffed animals on an after-hours Library adventure  Wednesday, August 10, 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 August 11.

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

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