In celebration of Independence Day, the library will be closed July 3rd and 4th, Friday and Saturday.
Every Thursday at 10:30 am, Ksana and Barbara will hold a children’s program featuring a story and an art project.
Here are the fun themes for each week:
July 2: Sun & Stars
July 9: Teddy Bear Picnic
July 23: Going to the Beach
July 30: Animals at Night
August 6: Heroes
August 13: Ninjas
August 20: Penguins
August 27: Jungle Animals
September 3: Cats & Dogs
September 10: Birthdays
September 17: Tools
September 24: Cowboys & Cowgirls
Montage Histories: Tompkins County, New York through Photographs 1864-2014 features images of sites in Tompkins County, both as they appeared in the 1860s and how they look today. The exhibit, which is part of the celebration of the sesquicentennial of the Tompkins County Public Library, is currently on display throughout the Ulysses Philomathic Library.
The show features the work of students in Assistant Professor Harry Littell’s Spring 2014 Advanced Digital Photography class. Littell, who is the chair of TC3’s photography program, had students create photomontages that combined historic photographs of significant buildings, places, and landscapes with current ones they took of the same locations. The students chose archival images from the History Center in Tompkins County, found and photographed the same view, and then combined them in a montage that highlighted aspects of the past in a contemporary context.
Want a good recommendation for a summer read, as well as learn a little local history at the same time? Check out “Curtain Up on My Stage”, by Mary Duddleston Zimmer here at the library (or visit the Ulysses Historical Society to buy your own copy!) Zimmer’s book is a memoir of her childhood growing up in Trumansburg in the Halsey House. Find out how her parents made ends meet during the Great Depression, and what childhood was like for a kid growing up here in the 1930s and 1940s. For more information, take a look at the updated “Local History” board located next to the on-going booksale. “Curtain Up on My Stage” is chock full of interesting local historical detail, and such an enjoyable and charming read.
On June 20th, children celebrated the start of Summer reading programs at the library with a Myth Masters performance. The day also included registration where participants received bingo sheets to fill throughout the summer and a free book. Registration week ends June 27th, but anyone interested may sign up throughout the summer. Please inquire at the circulation desk for more information.