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. There will be no class on Thursday, March 16th.
During this one-hour seminar, families will learn about the factors that influence the cost of college. Parents and students will come away with the knowledge of how to identify a college that is a good fit and an understanding of the investment they will be making.
We will cover the importance of the college search, what colleges seek in applications, and all about the financial aid process, including an overview of scholarships, financial terms used by the government and colleges, and other resources and options to pay for a college education.
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.
Families will have a special, after-hours opportunity to explore Thinking Money and to hear from participating members of Bitty Box, a local screen-printing business run by teens through the Greater Ithaca Activities Center. Attendees will create their own duct tape wallets and participate in games for a chance to win an assortment of prizes.
This workshop is all about finding a summer job for teens. Learn about the Youth Employment Services programs, WorkForce NY, and Challenge, as well as how to apply independently to camp and seasonal jobs, and marketing yourself for babysitting and odd jobs.
This workshop is being presented in collaboration with YES Ithaca as a part of our Thinking Money exhibit.
Registration is not required but is appreciated. To register, click here.
Join other people in grades 6-12 every month to talk about “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. Participants can get a free copy of each month's pick to keep.
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.
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