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Here is a link to article 9 out of a series of 10 that will appear in Tompkins Weekly each month of the 2014-15 school year. Check out what makes KDT! so special. More

Encounter more than a dozen hands-on experiences when you enter the fascinating world of materials science. Experiment with amorphous metal structures and learn how they're shaping the future of metals around us. Make a pool of magnetic fluid dance or zoom in to 30x magnification and observe the structure of items you use each day. More

Tompkins County Public Library, in celebration of Cornell University's Charter Day, will host Cornell Off Campus: The Impact of Cornellians on Tompkins County, a photographic exhibit featuring Cornell alumni, faculty and friends on display till July 31. More

Revolt: Aesthetics of Dissent and Disgust from April 18 to June 14; three exhibits: Staged, Performed, Manipulated, This is no less curious: Journeys through the Collection and Margaret Bourke-White: From Cornell Student to Visionary Photojournalist from January 24 to June 7; Cast and Present: Replicating Antiquity in the Museum and the Academy from January 31 to July 19; An Eye for Detail: Dutch Painting from the Leiden Collection till June 21 and Leo Villareal's ongoing Cosmos. More

A selection of works by Sue deLearie Adair will be on display in the visitor center from May 1 and August 31. Adair’s artwork is inspired by her love of the natural world, and all creatures great and small. Free viewing during regular hours. More

This show represents the integration of beloved, familiar painting approaches with the emergence of a new passion for acrylics, the latter of which was inspired by a summer's restorative immersion into plein air painting. Marcia Eames-Sheavly's paintings reflect a deep fondness for this region, with its evocative, sensual and joyous flowers, as well as the gardens, hedgerows and lakes that abound here. On exhibit May 1 to June 30. More

The Eight Square Schoolhouse has been home to The History Center's Living History Program for over 35 years. This summer we will explore activities based on the 1869 diary of thirteen year old Carrie Manning, a local farm girl who loved her family and friends, and left us a day by day glimpse of her life through her writing. More details.. More

Now through June 2015, Quirks of Nature explores the wonderfully strange yet relatable world of wild plants and animals featuring comics by science communicator Rosemary Mosco. More

Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer will run through May 31 and the next installation of Captains, Commerce, and Community featuring boats and boat building through August 29. And If Wishes Were Horses visit Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm for weekly project updates. More

Kids Discover the Trail! provides curriculum based field trips to the eight Discovery Trail sites. Our 10th year in Ithaca and 5th year in Tburg finished in June 2014. We served 3,560 students in the 2013-14 school year with over 26,600 students in the Groton, Ithaca and Trumansburg districts since the start of the program. During the 2014-15 school year we welcomed Lansing and Newfield students to KDT! More

Join our reference librarians for free, drop-in tutorials on using the OverDrive Digital Download service for downloading eBooks and audiobooks to Kindles, Nooks, iPads, smartphones or other app-based devices each Wednesday from 11:00 am to Noon or Thursday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Participants will need a valid Library card and password to download items to their devices. Nook users who own laptops are also asked to bring their laptops along. More

Public tours of the Museum's permanent exhibition gallery. Mondays at 11:30am, Fridays at 11:30 am, and Saturdays at 11am. Included with Museum admission. More

The second version Discovery Trail iPhone App is available on the App Store. The Discovery Trail iPhone app provides information on-the-go to keep you in touch with the Trail's events, suggested itineraries, and member information such as hours, location and contact information. Also included is a live interactive Google map of member locations. More