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

As 2014 comes to an end, TCPL continues the celebration of its Sesquicentennial by presenting the American Library Association's traveling exhibit that offers an intriguing perspective of the challenges America's much-heralded 16th president faced during the Civil War. On display September 16 to October 31. 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 opening September 27. 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

Photographs by Corinne Morton on exhibit at Cornell Plantations' Nevin Center September and October. More

Visit our current exhibition Under the Isles of Shoals:Archaeology on Smuttynose Island thru November 17. 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