Programs & Events

Yoga for Beginners
Every Tuesday 
5:30-6:30

Are you curious about what yoga could do for you? This basic introduction to yoga, taught by Rick Gridley, will help you stretch, tone, strengthen and cleanse. You may also see improvement with flexibility, balance and relaxation. For ages 12 and up. All abilities, shapes and sizes are welcome. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own yoga mat or large towel. This class will meet every Tuesday. All participants must sign a liability waiver release form. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Coloring Club for Adults
Every Wednesday 
5:30-7:30

The group is open to anyone who enjoys coloring for relaxation or creative expression. You can bring your own coloring book and color pencils but the library will provide coloring pages and pencils and crayons for the meeting. The group will meet every Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 in the Creation Station. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Weekly Meditation
Every Wednesday
6:00-7:00

The Art of Living, Binghamton Chapter would like to invite everyone to experience a deep guided meditation in our weekly meeting. No experience in meditation is necessary! With the help of breathing exercises, meditation and ancient Yogic wisdom, we'll peek into the working of our mind and emotions and learn how to manage them. For more information, please call the Library at 778-6451.

Kitchen Fun
Thursday October 3,10, 17, 24, 31, Novmember 7, 14 and 21
​11:00-12:30

Join us to find out how easy it is to make healthy meals,  This class is funded by a grant from the Community Foundation for Central New York.  For more information, please call the Information Desk at 778-6451.

Poetry Workshops for Adults
Tuesday October 8, 15,22, 29 & November 5 or
Thursday October 10, 17, 24, 31 & Novmember 7
​​5:30-6:30

The Fall 2019 Adult Poetry Workshops led by creative writing instructors from Binghamton University will begin in October. The workshops will be held every Tuesday or Thursday for five weeks. Registration is required; please call the Information Desk at 778-6451.

Reawaken Your Play Muscles! A Playshop for Adults
Thursday October 10, 17, and 24
​​5:30-7:00

Everyone needs play time, even adults! Join Narani O'Shaughnessy for a three week playshop where we will play using exercises and games from improvisation, theatre, comedy, the vocal sphere, and more. All are NON competitive, FUN, low risk because we will create an atmosphere of support, safety and ease.  So dress comfortably, be prepared to move to your ability, and laugh and be laughed WITH!  Come prepared to play, de-stress, get out of habitual behavior and mindsets and discover playmates!  Shy people and shower singers most welcome!  For more information, please call 778-3829.

Power of Meditation
October 17, November 7 & 21
​6:30-7:30

Take control of your life! Meditation is a simple way to deal with the daily stress we’re all familiar with. By incorporating this simple technique into your busy schedule, you can make it work for you. It will connect you with the source of peace and joy already within you.  Join Gary Diesel, long time meditator.  For new or advancedmeditators.For more information, please call 778-6451.

Sound Bath Immersion
October 16 
​6:10-7:30

Are you ready to unwind and relax? Sound Bath Immersion, using different percussion instruments as well as Himalayan Singing bowls will take place the first and third Wednesday of each month. When sound waves reach our ear, they have been converted into electrical signals that travel up the auditory nerve, into the auditory cortex, which is the part of the brain that process sound. This process allows for the release of hormones and chemicals within our bodies that has an effect on both our physical and emotional bodies. Join me, Lorraine Stewart, on this adventure of frequencies and resonances. Please bring your yoga mat, eye pillow, and wear comfortable clothing. For more information, please call 778-6451.

Reiki Energy Healing: 10 Minute Chair Session
October 22
​5:30-7:30

Drop by for a 10 minute reiki chair session.  Reiki is a gentle, hands-on energy healing modality. The word is Japanese for Universal Life Force Energy, where the energy flows through the hands of the reiki practitioner into the client. Reiki is an alternative medicine approach that relaxes the central and peripheral nervous system so the mind and body can return to naturally healing itself. Reiki can be used with Western medicine, as it is used in hospitals by doctors, nurses and therapists. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Board Game Night for Adults
October 23
​​5:30-7:30

Do you like playing board games and card games? You will want to check out this new Library program. If you have a favorite board game, bring it with you and teach the group to play. Call 778-6451 for more information.

Start, Manage, & Grow Your Business with ReferenceUSA
October 23 
​6:30-8:00

Guest speaker, TJ Pridell, with ReferenceUSA will be hosting an interactive lead generation marketing seminar catering to the Broome County business community. To accommodate the needs of business owners, sales & marketing representatives and job seekers, Broome County Public Library is offering a service called ReferenceUSA, an online provider of business and consumer research. Users can access ReferenceUSA at www.bclibrary.info. You may log in by sharing their location or typing in your active library card number. For more information, please call 778-6451.

Books and Beans
October 24 
​6:00-7:30
205 Dry

The Library has started a new book club. The group will meet at various local businesses. The next meeting will be held at  205 Dry located at 205 State St., in Binghamton. Come get a bite to eat while we discuss The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. Registration is required; please call the Library at 778-3829.

A Killer Job: Discovering the Link Between Work and Industrial Disease
October 24 
​6:00-7:30

This presentation will be given by Dr. Phyllis Amenda,adjunct profrssor at SUNY Broome Community College. To register, please call 778-6451.

Book Club
November 7
​6:00-7:30

If you like to read and share your thoughts about books in a friendly atmosphere, you are invited to join the Book Club. For the October meeting, the group will discuss The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Writers' Group
November 9
​10:00-12:00

Come one, come all writers! Whether you have been doing it forever or just starting out, bring your written words, fiction or memoir, and receive feedback from fellow wordsmiths as time permits!  The group is facilitated by Valerie Zehl.  For more information call the Library at 778-6451.

Children's and Young Adult Programs & Events

Please see the following for information on Children's or Young Adult programs and events.