Tompkins County Public Library

Monday, May 28, 2012

New Exhibits at TCPL

TCPL presents an ever changing display of exhibits throughout the Library.  During a busy spring exhibits included Perspectives on Homelessness and the Indigent, Paintings by Roma Children, 50 Anniversary of Charlotte’s Web, Ithaca City of Asylum display of photos and work by Milosz, and an exhibit by members of the Discovery Trail.  The summer brings exciting new exhibits.

During May and early June TCPL is proud to display work created by GIAC during Women’s History month.  In Youth Services see the display about Lighthouse Keeper Ida Lewis created by the Fourth Grade Pee Wee group.  Behind the book stacks to the right of the Ezra Cornell portrait see Jay Stooks homage to the graffiti artist Pink.  Stooks leads the Urban Street Art group and other young adult programs at GIAC. 

The Family Reading Partnership exhibit, in conjunction with the Kroch Library, in celebration of the 40 year anniversary of Charlotte's Webb has been moved to the exhibit cases in the local history section.

TCPL hosts Graffiti Paint-Off, June 1 Gallery Night, during Ithaca Festival 
TCPL invites the community to join us at this exciting event being held along Creek Walk behind the Library.  Watch local graffiti artists paint a 48 foot long Urban Street Art Mural.  Enjoy music from three local bands – Fall Creek Folk, Dance Sylvania and Uncle Joe and the Rosebud Ramblers.

Politics in Print:  Treasures from the Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination 
An exhibit in conjunction with Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, "Politics in Print" will be on display June through September in the Avenue of the Friends.  
TCPL is proud to partner with Cornell University Library’s Alumni Reunion exhibition “Treasures from the Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination.” Through a remarkable array of rare books, manuscripts, and artifacts from the collection of Jay and Eileen Walker, this exhibit showcases imagination as a driving force through history and celebrates the adventure of discovery, learning, and creativity. 
Items from the Walker museum will be on display at the Kroch Library, Day Hall, the Johnson Museum of Art, Mann Library and the Tompkins County Public Library.  TCPL’s exhibit includes a facsimile of the original 1776 Declaration of Independence; one of two known copies made directly from the original.
During the Fall, on a date to be announced, TCPL will welcome Jay Walker to the Library for a presentation on his Museum of the Imagination, and the anastatic facsimile.

Visual Culture: Art from Ithaca High School returns to TCPL on June 11 and will be on display in Youth Services, the Avenue of the Friends, the North Reading Room and the New Fiction area.  The Library is proud to show case the work of our community’s emerging artists.

Drawing on Democracy curated by Terry Plater, opens on Friday, July 22 and will be on display through September. 

Good Books: Bad Covers a collection of vintage paperbacks owned by local attorney James Baker, will go on display in the Avenue of the Friends together with modern editions of the same titles from TCPL’s collection.  On July 19, Librarian Sarah Glogowski with present her popular and instructive talk How to Tell a Book by its Cover, 6:00 in the BorgWarner Community Room.

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