ITHACA—Tompkins County Public Library welcomes the public to a community conversation led by The Advocacy Center of Tompkins County as a part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The conversation will take place on Tuesday, October 22, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room West. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year, the Advocacy Center is focusing on the ways domestic violence hurts children. Each year, one in fifteen children is exposed to intimate partner violence, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence. Domestic violence—and the significant impact it has on children—was expertly portrayed in one of the storylines in the book and limited TV series “Big Little Lies.” At this facilitated Community Conversation, participants will join the Advocacy Center in conversation surrounding the complex themes about domestic violence, including power and control, and the striking discrepancy between public perception and private experience. The Advocacy Center of Tompkins County provides supportive services for victims of domestic and sexual violence including: a 24-Hour Hotline (607-277-5000); emotional support; legal social services; medical advocacy; support groups; and confidential shelter. They also provide prevention education programs for teens, college students, and adults with the goal of improving our community’s response to victims of abuse and preventing future abuse. This free program is open to the public. For more information about this and other TCPL programming, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 607 272-4557, ext. 260.