ITHACA, N.Y. — An upcoming class at the Tompkins County Public Library will give community members the foundation to create their own podcasts.

The three-part workshop geared toward adults will take place on three Tuesdays in May. It will go from 6 to 8 p.m. May 8, 15 and 22 in the library’s new Digital Lab. The hands-on class will cover recording an interview, scripting an introduction and editing a finished interview-style podcast.

To register, visit Registration is required and participants should make sure they can attend all three classes.

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The class will be led by Kate Essig, who has worked for Public Radio International, WNYC and St. Louis Public Radio. Her work has ranged from interviews with Lily Tomlin and India.Arie to features on laughter yoga and student slacktivism, the library said in a news release.

The class will be held in the library’s new Digital Lab, which is connected to the Makerspace across from the BorgWarner Room. The lab is also accessible through the local history room. Both areas are a place for members of the community to learn new skills, like podcasting or 3-D printing. In the Makerspace, there are booths available for use with microphones and equipment for people to record audio or edit video.

Featured image: A view of the audio booths in the Makerspace at the Tompkins County Public Library. Kelsey O’Connor/Ithaca Voice

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