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Follow the Discovery Trail on Facebook at facebook.com/discoverytrail and Twitter@discoverytrail More

Here is a link to article 3 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

Three exhibits will be on display through December 16: Montage Histories: Tompkins County, New York, through Photographs 1864-2014; Tompkins County in a Time of War: On the Home Front and on the Battlefield; and Mightier than the Sword: The Impact of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. More

Challenge your brain and problem-solving skills with an array of mind-bending mazes, mathematical conundrums, and baffling puzzles at our fall exhibition, Brain Teasers 2. More

Sundays from September 28 to November 23 the Tompkins County Public Library will be open from 1-5 pm. More

Jie (Boundaries): Contemporary Art from Taiwan on display August 16 to December 21; Surrealism and Magic on display August 30 to December 21 and Leo Villareal's ongoing Cosmos. More

Seeing nature as a composition with limitless colors and designs, Pat Richards creates landscapes in pastels, a medium she enjoys for the spontaneity and expediency it affords. On exhibit at Cornell Plantations' Nevin Center in November and December. More

Coming this winter to the Museum of the Earth, Quirks of Nature, explores the wonderfully strange yet relatable world of wild plants and animals. More

Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer will run through May 31, 2015 and Captains, Commerce, and Community: The Impact of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County on display September 6, 2014 through August 29, 2015. More

If you haven't been to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology lately, make it a point to stop into our visitor center. You can do a little indoor birding at our expansive new mural by artist James Prosek. The Wall of Silhouettes spans the entire length and height of the observatory's north wall and includes the shapes of 140 bird species in 7 habitats. The artwork is a tribute to the bird watching culture and the many contributions amateur birders have made to ornithology. 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 and we welcomed Groton this year with a 5th grade pilot to Cayuga Nature Center. We served 3,560 students this school year and over 26,600 students in the Groton, Ithaca and Trumansburg districts since the start of the program. 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