Tompkins County Public Library

Friday, June 30, 2017

Library to Close July 24 for Staff Training

Tompkins County Public Library will be closed Monday, July 24 for its annual Staff Development Day.

Library Director Susan Currie said the training day will help ensure that staff members are prepared to meet the changing needs of Library patrons.

Patrons will still be able to access account information and databases, place item holds and browse the library catalog by visiting

TCPL will re-open at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 25.

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

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Library to Screen Shyamalan’s “Split”

Tompkins County Public Library will host a free screening of acclaimed director M. Night Shyamalan’s, “Split,” Saturday, July 8 at 2 p.m. in the BorgWarner Community Room.

Shyamalan hones his skills as the reigning master of psychological-thrillers with the 2017, “Split.” An energy-fueled drama, “Split” showcases Rob McAvoy at his best as childhood abuse survivor, Kevin. Struggling with Dissociative Identity Disorder, Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, but it’s the one just under the surface that threatens those trapped within and around him.

This film is free and intended for an adult audience.

For more information, contact Tom Burns at

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Library to Host Role Playing Gaming for Teens

In celebration of Summer Reading 2017, Tompkins County Public Library will host “Game On Summer: Worldbuilding,” a special program for tween and teen role-playing game enthusiasts, Mondays, July 17 through August 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the BorgWarner Community Room.

Hosted by Teen Services Librarian Regina DeMauro and Library Page Joah Bierkamper, these free sessions will focus on worldbuilding for RPGs, such as Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, Burning Wheel, and World of Darkness. Teens will have an opportunity to run and join games while connecting with other gamers.

“Game on Summer: Worldbuilding” is being held in conjunction with the “Build a Better World” Teen Summer Reading Program. “Build a Better World” participants earn books and prizes by tracking the time they spend reading this summer. For more information, or to register, visit

Teens interested in learning more about worldbuilding and fantasy writing are encouraged to join TCPL’s “Build a Better World Fantasy Gaming Intensive,” July 10 through July 13. For more information, or to register, visit

To learn more about teen programs at TCPL, contact DeMauro at or (607) 272-4557 extension 274.

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