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Take and Make STEAM Kits: Bee Hummer!

Ever wonder how bees buzz?

These free Take and Make kits contain a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)-based craft that families can work on together. With this kit families can make a bee hummer and explore how sound is made through air and vibration. This kit also includes instructions and a tutorial video in both English and Spanish provided by the Cornell Center for Materials Research:

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Adult Writing Programs Fall 2021

As Fall approaches and nightime hours lengthen, my mind turns from overgrown grass, flourishing weeds, flowers and bug bites to my own literary pursuits. Ideas left simmering in the heat are bubbling up, boiling over. TCPL will be hosting four amazing workshops to help with that. Register for a class and honor your creative mind. You won't need to leave your house. Everything will be on Zoom. What you write may be just what somebody needs to read!

September

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Virtual Cricut Design and Cut Program for Teens!

Have you ever stumbled upon a design and were like, "Hey this would make a cool sticker!"? 

With a Cricut machine, you can cut out those designs as silhouettes on vinyl to stick on almost anything: skateboards, water bottles, consoles, etc. 

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Patron Comments

July 2021

Comment: Baby plugs covers for outlet
Response: Thank you for your suggestion. We have installed plugs for outlets in Youth Services.

Comment: Please bring back Out-of-System ILL World Cat
Response: We apologize for the current loss of interlibrary loan. The Finger Lakes Library System has indicated that they hope to restore this service by the end of this year. We are exploring alternatives systems as we know our community needs this service.

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Take and Make STEAM Kits: Sun Prints!

Thank you for crafting with us! All of the current Take and Make kits at TCPL have been claimed and are unavailable at this time. We're putting together a new Take and Make kit that will be available sometime in July. Any questions or comments, please contact Joah Tang, Library Assistant, by email at jtang@tcpl.org.

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Take and Make STEAM Kits: Chromatography Butterflies!

Thank you for crafting with us! All of the current Take and Make kits at  TCPL and the Sciencenter have been claimed and are unavailable at this time. We're putting together a new Take and Make kit that will be available sometime in July. Any questions or comments, please contact Joah Tang, Library Assistant, by email at jtang@tcpl.org.

What colors are hiding inside a marker???

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Take and Make STEAM Kits: Color Frogs!

 

Thank you for crafting with us! All of the current Take and Make kits at the TCPL location have been claimed and are unavailable at this time. Please check with the Sciencenter for the availability of the remaining kits. We're putting together a new Take and Make kit that will be available sometime in May. Any questions or comments, please contact Joah Tang, Library Assistant, by email at jtang@tcpl.org.

 

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Celebrate Library Giving Day with a Gift to TCPL!

Tompkins County Public Library Foundation is participating in Library Giving Day to raise funds for Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL). This one-day online fundraising event is happening today, Wednesday, April 7, and gives patrons and library lovers the opportunity to support their library by making a gift.

Libraries, small and large, serve as a cornerstone for our communities. In addition to well-loved books, TCPL offers innovative programs and resources that promote lifelong learning, connect patrons to technology, and advance knowledge.

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Social Solidarity Haiku Window Display

We're pleased to present a Social Solidarity Haiku window display, now through May 15, 2021!

Viewable from the North Reading Room windows facing Green Street, these original haiku were created by community members during three separate Social Solidarity Haiku workshops held throughout the pandemic. The workshops were led by former Tompkins County Poet Laureate Melissa Tuckey, and were offered to help raise the community’s voices with frontline essential workers. The display was designed in collaboration with Makerspace Librarian Cady Fontana.

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