Library Literati

Literati are traditionally defined as well-educated literary people; intellectuals who are interested in literature; those who love, read, and comment on literature. Along with loving literature, our Library Literati group consists of people who also like to have fun while supporting the Library!

TCPL Foundation Library Literati are special supporters who enjoy lively social events that benefit TCPL. Our first Library Literati event was our massively popular Library Speakeasy held on October 11, 2019, and in October 2020, Library Literati attended our first-ever Literary Virtual Trivia Night, to much acclaim.

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Past Literati Events

Library Literati Virtual Trivia Night: Take Two

February 26, 2021

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By popular demand, our Library Literati Literary Virtual Trivia Night returned, Friday, February 26, 2021. Although costumes were not included as part of the fun, it's always interesting to see how other people live and what they wear in the comfort of their own homes! This time, Table for One Trivia assisted Quizmaster Bob Proehl, and the result was fun, creative, and educational trivia enjoyed by all. And while they were enjoying the game, attendees were also supprtuing TCPL. It's a win-win!

Thanks to all who came out, and welcome to the Library Literati!

Literary-Themed Library Literati Virtual Trivia Night

October 7, 2020

Our first-ever Library Literati Virtual Trivia Night Event was a blast! There were incredible costumes, punny questions and answers, lots of laughs and cheering, and, of course, a few technical difficulties. Everyone who came out supported TCPL while they were having fun with friends and family. Trivia Master Bob Proehl kept things rolling along and provided questions that really kept people on their toes. Thanks to Bob, and to all our participants--they are now Library Literati!


On October 11, 2019 the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation hosted a Speakeasy fundraiser as part of our Library Literati programs.  Check out the video below for highlights from the event!

Footage from the TCPL Foundation Speakeasy fundraiser on october 11, 2019.

Thank you to our Speakeasy sponsors

Emily Doyle, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker with Howard Hanna Real Estate


Producing Partner

Sweet treats provided by

Cash bar provided by


Music provided by

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Tompkins County Public Library Foundation

PO Box 6727

Ithaca, NY 14851-6727

(607) 272-4557

The Tompkins County Public Library Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 16-1422052.

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