Exhibits at the Library in 2017



Thinking Money is a museum-quality traveling exhibition that strives to teach tweens, teens and their parents, caregivers and educators about financial literacy topics—like saving, spending and avoiding fraud—in a way that is not only understandable, but fun.  Thinking Money was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, whose support made this exhibition possible. On display April 1 – May 4, 2017.

Mapping Tompkins: A commemorative project designed to showcase, for our and future generations, what it means to live, work and study in Tompkins County. Participants are being asked to illustrate a pre-printed map of Tompkins County, highlighting the places that are important in their lives.  From where to find the best ice cream to where you met your spouse, to the places you play, worship, shop or explore, completed maps should be a reflection of your personal connection with Tompkins County. Completed maps will join those of other county residents, past and current, in a Spring 2017 exhibit at the Tompkins County Public Library, other county libraries and The History Center in Tompkins County and be archived to show future residents what life in our community was like in 2017. Displayed through the month of May.

More Than a Book explores what books are, what they mean to people, and the forms they can take. This exhibit features books that have a story beyond the book, books that have been altered, and made books. Works by Janet Edwards, Jim Garmhausen, Kumi Korf, Lee-Ellen Marvin, Margie Nelson, Laura Robert, Teresa Yatsko and books from the collections of Susan Currie and Tom Burns will be on display. The exhibit runs through June.

Beyond the Stacks features artwork created by current and past staff of the Tompkins County Public Library and Tompkins County Library Foundation and their family members. Librarians, pages, clerks, administrative staff, children and partners of staff have all contributed.  This show includes collages, oils, quilts, water colors and photography. Participants' ages range from 9 to 66. The art is displayed in the North Reading room area, along the east wall of the stacks, near the study rooms, and along the curved wall by the self-check-out stations. Artwork will be displayed through October. Curated by the TCPL Art Exhibit Committee.

Kerri Barnes
Thitirat Boonyanuphong
T. Burns
Melisa Casano
Regina DeMauro
Kelly Doolittle
Beth Killheffer
Yvette Rubio
Jonathan L. Serrano
Mena Schlossberg




Buttons Display: Discover that there are more to buttons that meets the eye—and why folks collect them. On display in November.

Outsider Art, artwork from some of the special schools in Tompkins County curated by Jessica Wall Crawford, will be on display in November and December.

For more information, contact Yvette Rubio at yrubio@tcpl.org.

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