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Soon the Friends of the Library in Ithaca will open their doors at the Regina Lennox Building on 509 Esty St. and hold their annual October sale. The Friends said that there are 12,810 shelfs and 2.43 miles of books. This library sale will offer more than 250,000 items such as books, records…

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Kate Manne is an Associate Professor at Cornell University in the philosophy department, at the Sage School where she has been teaching since 2013, and where Manne has written about women facing discrimination, harassment, and hostility in the workplace and in their own lives. According to h…

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Coziness, embracing your introverted side, self-care and the often-challenging but ultimately rewarding experience of caring for houseplants—these sound like topics you would see scrolling through Facebook and flipping through morning talk shows, but author and illustrator Katie Vaz has a fr…

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Since it reopened in June, Tompkins County Public Library and its librarians have been busy meeting the needs of their patrons. Although new health regulations have limited the library’s indoor operation to in-lobby pickups and 30-minute computer sessions, there is no shortage of activities,…

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“Stupid” and “vicious”––that’s how Donald Trump has described the recent book exposing the toxic Trump family dynamic, written by his only niece, Mary L. Trump. (As usual, his accusations of others unintentionally describe himself best.) Her book, of course, is neither––it’s restrained and r…

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UPDATE |?In the original article, Children's Reading Connection shared that the first reading date would occur on Aug. 10. The start date has now been pushed to Aug. 17. The reading list has remained unchanged.?

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Poems can be tiny journeys, a distillation of thought, reflection, experience. For long years, Ellen Hirning Schmidt, whose CV includes teaching, editing and coaching others in writing and self-expression, wrote poems and left them in a drawer. “I was more fascinated with the midwifery of wr…

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Ithaca author Melanie Conroy-Goldman put decades of work into her first book, “The Likely World” and was prepared for a book tour befitting such an effort.?

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Schools have been forced to adjust to the COVID-19 outbreak on the fly, juggling online learning, extra tutoring and digital tests without the benefit of months of planning time to prepare properly. It’s particularly difficult the younger the students are, which is where alternative methods …

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Though it may seem improbable, the Ithaca of over a century ago was home to a small but vibrant silent film industry. Centering on the work of brothers Theodore and Leopold Wharton and their studio in Stewart Park (then known as Renwick Park), a diverse cast of imported and local talent help…

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From the 19th century motion studies of Eadweard Muybridge, to popular Italian “fumetti,” the use of photography in comics and sequential art has a rich but much-neglected potential. While cartooning—simplified drawing with a strong emotional pull—has dominated, photo-comics have long been n…

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Bob Proehl has long been a comic book and science fiction fan, but hadn’t yet been able to combine the two for a full-length project. But with his new book, “The Nobody People,” Proehl gets to explore both of those realms while weaving in parent-kid relationships and how the world deals with…

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Anunadha Roy is the iconic author of “An Atlas of Impossible Longing” and ”The Folded Earth,” “Sleeping on Jupiter,” which earned the DSC Prize for Fiction in 2016 and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. Her most recent novel, “All the Lives We Never Lived,” was published worldwide…

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What leads to the desire to withdraw from a world that feels too complex? In Caite Dolan-Leach’s “We Went to the Woods,” five privileged young adults, who have absorbed the local history of communes and utopian communities that surround Ithaca, withdraw to a farmstead owned by Louisa’s famil…

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A recent New Yorker cartoon shows a librarian admonishing a curious preschooler in a reading circle: “Let’s save all our questions about the story’s veracity until after it’s over.” That tension between imagination and reality, fantasy and fact, is perhaps always at the heart of fiction. It’…

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Ithaca writer Jeanne Mackin returns to France in her seventh historical novel, “The Last Collection: A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel.” She’ll be reading from it on Wednesday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. at Buffalo Street Books. Mackin spoke with Ithaca Times journalist Barbara Adams r…

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One will be hard-pressed to find an Ithacan with even a casual interest in literature who is unaware of Alison Lurie. As the author of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Foreign Affairs,” she is one of the most prolific writers to ever take root in the area. Her work is remarkably divers…