Tompkins County Public Library

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Library to Host Clifford Storytime

In partnership with Cornell University’s 2016 Class Council, Tompkins County Public Library will host “Go Big Red Clifford,” a special storytime for toddlers and preschoolers featuring stories about Clifford the Big Red Dog, April 28 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Library’s Thaler/Howell Programming Room.

This storytime, which is free and open to the public, marks the launch of the 2013 Cornell Cares campaign, designed to help Cornell students connect with and contribute to the Ithaca community.  Students will read Clifford stories, lead participants in arts and crafts and distribute free Clifford books.

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

 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Library, AFCU Partner for Mad City Money

In recognition of the American Library Association’s (ALA) annual Money Smart Week®, Tompkins County Public Library and Alternatives Federal Credit Union will partner to present Mad City Money, a financial literacy game for teens, April 24 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Library’s Thaler/Howell Programming Room.

This fun, fast paced game provides high school-aged participants with an opportunity to test their financial independence.  Players are given jobs, income, a family and debt and challenged to select housing, transportation, food, household necessities, clothing, day care and other items while building and maintaining a budget.

Money Smart Week®, a three-year-old partnership between ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, is a nationwide public awareness campaign designed to provide consumers of all demographic and income groups with programming and resources to help them better manage their personal finances.  This year’s campaign will launch April 20 and run through April 27.

The Mad City Money program is free and open to high school students from Ithaca and the surrounding areas; however, advance registration is required.  To register, contact the Library’s Youth Services Department at  (607) 272-4557 extension 275 or email Regina DeMauro-Axel at rdemauroaxel@tcpl.org.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Library to Offer Reading Sessions with Furry Friends

New, reluctant and struggling readers are encouraged to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener--a dog!

Tompkins County Public Library’s “Tail Waggin’ Tutor” program will be held Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Thaler/Howell Programming Room, beginning April 22 through June 3.

Caregivers interested in reserving time for their readers to share a story with Sam, a hound mix, or DJ, a terrier, should contact the Library’s Youth Services Department at (607) 272-4557 extension 275 to reserve a 15-minute read-aloud time slot.

The “Tail Waggin’ Tutor” program is co-sponsored by Cornell Companions.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Library to Host Pearlman for Poetry Reading

Tompkins County Public Library will celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading by the County’s 2013 Poet Laureate, Tish Pearlman, April 18 at 6 p.m. 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 recognized broadcast journalist, community and political activist, 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,” Pearlman’s first poetry collection, was published by Finishing Line Press and chronicles her near-death, heart surgery.  Two of her poems have been accepted for an upcoming anthology, ”The Art of Medicine in Metaphors”, due out this year.

Pearlman will read her original poems and sign copies of “The Fix Is In,” during the Library program.  The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Carrie Wheeler-Carmenatty at (607) 272-4557 extension 248 or cwheeler@tcpl.org.

 

 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Library to Host Poetry Writing Workshop

Tompkins County Public Library will celebrate National Poetry Month with “Poetry for thePeople: Connecting with Your Inner Poet” a writing workshop for all ages and abilities, April 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the Thaler/Howell Programming Room.

Facilitated by Irene “Zee” Zahava, this workshop will provide a safe and stimulating atmosphere for participants to create and share poetry. Participants will focus on writing list poems and haiku and may even create a group poem on the spot!

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 or zee@twcny.rr.com.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Library to Host Fall Creek Folk Performance

Tompkins County Public Library will present the spirited sounds of Fall Creek Folk Sunday, April 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Ezra Cornell Reading Room.

Fall Creek Folk offers an eclectic mix of original tunes, traditional and contemporary folk music and pop songs from various periods.  The band features Ceili Murphy on keyboards and Celtic whistle and library employees Amy Davis and Richie Holtz on vocals and guitar and Rich Recchia on vocals, guitar and light percussion. 

This performance is free and open to an all-ages audience.  For more information, contact Carrie Wheeler-Carmenatty at (607) 272-4557 extension 248.

Mayor to Unveil Mosaic During Graffiti Dedication

City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick will unveil a commemorative mosaic during the April 7 dedication ceremony for “Get-Up State,” three days of live mural painting, being held in conjunction with “Hip-Hop: Unbound From the Underground—an Ithaca Community Celebration.”

The unveiling and dedication will take place at 1 p.m. at the Cornell University Press Services Building, 770 Cascadilla Street, and will celebrate the work of more than 40 of the world’s most respected and recognized graffiti artists.  The artists will work to transform the stark gray building into a colorful work of graffiti art from April 4 through 7.
 
Graffiti artists from around the world signed-on to participate in “Get-Up State,” at their own expense largely because of the importance and reputation of Cornell University Library’s Hip-Hop Collection and the magnitude of the event, which is being coordinated by Cap Matches Color. 
 
“Get-Up State” was made possible by Cornell University, Cap Matches Color, Ironlak AVT Paints and the Tompkins County Tourism Project.
 
The commemorative mosaic is being created by Le Rouge Designs, a gallery specializing in one-of-a-kind, custom stone and tile mosaic art and installations.  Christian Auble, who runs the mosaic gallery at 207 Elmira Road, Ithaca, said Le Rouge artists were excited to work on a piece recognizing the culture of Hip-Hop.
 
“As Hip-Hop enthusiasts and artists, we are very excited to design and create a Hip-Hop inspired custom mosaic,” Auble said.  “We are honored to have the opportunity to create a piece of art for our community, inspired by a culture that we have grown up with and can identify with.”
 
For more information about “Get-Up State” visit http://tcpl.org/events-exhibits/hip-hop/index.html#getupstate.  For more information about Unbound From the Underground, visit http://unboundfromtheunderground.com/.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Library to Host Graffiti Artists for Mural Painting

Tompkins County Public Library, in partnership with Ironlak AVT Paints, will present “Get-Up State,” three days of live, mural painting, featuring some of the world’s most acclaimed and recognizable graffiti artists, April 5 through 7.

Featured artists: Bates AIO; Nicer TATS; Bio TATS; BG 183 TATS; Doc TC5; Sye TC5; Dero TC5 FC TFP FX; Mare 139 CIA ROC STARS; Wane COD; Luze FC; Python XMEN BAD; Art Child BTX; Vins EOS FC; Zone WST; Stae 2 WST; Seter GFR; Mast TGE; Skam KAOS INC; Slon AK YNN; Range FUA; Zoner FUA; Snoe FUA; Cruk FUA; Bones FUA; Tomb DBM; Rapes DF ATT; Enue COD; Crazy Apes; Pure TFP; and more, will transform the stark, gray Cornell University Press Services building at 770 Cascadilla Street into an incredible work of colorful street art.

Spectators are encouraged to watch the transformation and witness the amazing talent of some of the best artists on today’s graffiti scene.

All wall space is reserved and spectators are expected to respect the artists and their work areas.  Limited on-site parking is available; however, the use of TCAT services is strongly encouraged.

"Get-Up State” is being held in conjunction with “Unbound from the Underground:  An Ithaca Community Celebration of Hip-Hop Culture.”  For more information about “Get-Up State,” visit the event page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/512546188788553/.  To learn more about Unbound from the Underground, visit http://unboundfromtheunderground.com/schedule-of-events/

This event is coordinated by Cap Matches Color and made possible with the generous support of Ironlak AVT Paint, the guest artists, Writers Bench, Cornell University Press and grant support from the Tompkins County Tourism Program.


For more information about other TCPL events being held during Unbound from the Underground, visit tcpl.org/events-exhibits/hip-hop.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Library to Offer Thursday Morning Creative Writing Circle

Tompkins County Public Library will offer “Thursday Morning Creative Writing Circle,” a writing workshop for women and men of all ages and experience-levels, each Thursday in April from 10 a.m. to noon in the Thaler/Howell Programming Room.

Facilitated by Irene “Zee” Zahava, this workshop will provide a safe and stimulating atmosphere for participants to explore fiction, memoir writing and poetry in a small-group setting.

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 or zee@twcny.rr.com.

Library to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of Hip-Hop, Tompkins County Public Library-- in partnership with Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections and an impressive assortment of community groups-- will present “Hip-Hop:  Unbound from the Underground—An Ithaca Community Celebration of Hip-Hop Culture,” April 4 through 7.

A four-day celebration of all things Hip-Hop, Unbound from the Underground will feature events on campus and throughout the community, including:  exhibit openings, panel discussions, film screenings, concerts and three days of live, mural painting by some of the world’s most acclaimed and recognizable graffiti artists.

TCPL will launch its participation April 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. with the Downtown Ithaca Gallery Night opening of “Top 2 Bottom—A Journey Through the Elements of Hip-Hop Culture.  Curated by Jason Otero of Ithaca’s Art and Anthropology, this multi-media exhibit features the work of legendary Hip-Hop photographers Joe Conzo and Ernie Paniccioli, a new collection by Ithacan Jay Stooks, a showcase of early Hip-Hop memorabilia—house party flyers, boom boxes, mix-tapes, fashion and graffiti—materials from the collection of Cap Matches Color and work created by local students.

With support from the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, exhibit opening participants will also have a rare opportunity to hear from Conzo and Panicciolo, as they join moderator Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, assistant professor, Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity at Ithaca College, for a 6:30 p.m. panel discussion in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room.   Special audience members, will include:  Hip-Hop founder Afrika Bambaataa and pioneers Grandmaster Caz, JDL, Richard “Crazy Legs” Col√≥n, Popmaster Fabel, Charlie Ahearn, Buddy Esquire and Mare139.

TCPL, with the generous support of Ironlak AVT Paints, will also participate in Unbound from the Underground with “Get Up State,” three days of live, mural painting.  From April 5 through April 7, graffiti artists from across the world will gather to transform the dull gray Cornell University Press Services building at 770 Cascadilla Street into a magnificent, colorful work of art.

For more information about Library events being held in conjunction with Unbound from the Underground, visit tcpl.org/events-exhibits/hip-hop/.  For a complete schedule of the weekend’s events, visit http://unboundfromtheunderground.com/schedule-of-events/.

TCPL’s participation in Unbound from the Underground has been made possible by the Tompkins County Tourism Program, New York Council for the Humanities, Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County, Ironlak ATV Paints, Cap Matches Color, Art & Anthropology and Cornell University Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Library to Offer Spring Storytime

The snow is finally melting and Tompkins County Public Library is ready to celebrate the colors of spring with a special “Spring Fling Storytime” April 3 from 11 a.m. to Noon in the Thaler/Howell Programming Room.

Perfect for early school-aged children, this event will include stories, a color craft and songs about colors.

“Spring Fling Storytime” is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.

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