Tompkins County Public Library

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Library to Host Pearlman for Reading and Signing

The Tompkins County Public Library will host broadcast journalist and political activist Tish Pearlman for a reading and signing of her first chapbook, “The Fix Is In,” Saturday, January 28 at 3:00 PM in the BorgWarner Community Room.

Pearlman has served as the host and producer of “Out of Bounds,” an award-winning weekly public affairs/arts interview program. A 1986 graduate of the Columbia School of Broadcasting, San Francisco, California, Pearlman boasts an impressive resume of production, freelance, voiceover and hosting work. Her poetry has appeared in The Healing Muse, The Ithaca Times and The Syracuse Post-Dispatch Healthy CNY Magazine.

“The Fix Is In,” captures the raw emotion of life, death and memory and generated from Pearlman’s own harrowing experience following a 2009 open-heart surgery. While being brought out of anesthesia, Pearlman’s blood pressure dropped to 0---the moments and days that followed were a blur---leading a furious and frustrated Pearlman to reach back to a long-forgotten hobby, poetry, to process and move on from the event.

Copies of “The Fix Is In” will be available for purchase at the event. This and all Library programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Carrie Wheeler-Carmenatty at (607) 272-4557 extension 248 or

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Library to Host Mother/Daughter Book Club

Girls in grades five through eight and the special women in their lives are invited to read and discuss books in a judgment-free group setting during the Saturday, January 7th meeting of Tompkins County Public Library’s monthly Mother/Daughter Book Club.

The Mother/Daughter Book Club is facilitated by local children’s author Emily Rhoads Johnson. Johnson is the author of “Spring and the Shadow Man,” “A House Full of Strangers” and “Write Me If You Dare”.

The Club provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to learn about themselves and others by discussing literature. There are no right or wrong answers during Club meetings, simply open discussions where all input is valued.

The group will meet once monthly through May from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in the Library’s Thaler/Howell Programming Room.

The title to be discussed for January is “The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate,” by Jacqueline Kelly.

For more information, contact Carrie Wheeler-Carmenatty at (607) 272-4557 extension 248 or

Library Launches Year of Art With Quilt Exhibit/Auction

The Tompkins County Public Library launches A Year of Art at the Library 2012 Saturday, January 7 with “The Art and Science of Quilting.” Curated by Marcy Rosenkrantz, this exhibit features the work of 20 local fiber artists and will include an auction of small quilts, with all proceeds benefitting Library programs and services.

An opening reception, including a tour of the exhibit and a talk on the science of dyes and fabric dyeing for quilting will be held Thursday, January 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room. The talk begins at 6:00 PM.

A silent auction of small quilts, specially made for this exhibit and displayed between the book stacks, will take place through Monday, February 27. A live auction for the five quilts which garner the highest bids will be held in the BorgWarner Community Room on Tuesday, February 28 at 6:00 PM.

For more information about this exhibit or the auction, contact Sally Grubb at (607) 272-4557 extension 232 or