Due to popular demand, we are continuing our weekly Teen Writing Workshops for the month of May!
Exercise your creative muscles in our weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all - each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required.
These one-hour classes will be led by Ithaca College writing majors, Amanda Livingston and Alexa Salvato. They will involve a variety of prompts, exercises, and opportunities to workshop pieces.
These workshops are suitable for people in grades 6-12. Advance registration is preferred; please sign up using our online form. Drop-ins will be welcome.
TCPL will partner with Alternatives Federal Credit Union for Mad City Money, a simulation designed to help participants build financial literacy and awareness through hands-on fun. Participants will receive a mock salary, occupation and family and then visit several life stations, where they must purchase items like housing, transportation, insurance and more within their available means. Participants who completed all stations will be entered into a gift card drawing.
Support for these events has been provided by the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation through funding from the Phyllis and Charles Brodhead Memorial Endowed Fund and the Michael Kammen Children's Fund.
Join other young adults from the area to make the library your own. Members of JLAC support, advise, and advocate for services to young adults and teens at TCPL by helping choose books, plan events, decorate the library, and other projects. We're always seeking new members interested in connecting the library with teens in the community.
This year we will be focusing on our emerging Teen Center - join us to help guide the design and development of an entire room dedicated to teens.
Join other people in grades 6-12 every month to talk about the graphic novel “Relish: My Life in the Kitchen” by Lucy Knisley. Participants can get a free copy of each month's pick to keep.
Find out the newest stuff for teens at TCPL.