Programs & Events

Yoga for Beginners
Every Tuesday

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 

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.

Kitchen Fun
Every Thursday May 9-June 27

Join the nutrition educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension Thursdays in May and June  from 11:00am - 12:30pm and have some Kitchen Fun! There is no cost to join us, but please contact Rachel at (607) 760-3078 OR rk87@cornell .edu so she can have enough mater materials for everyone!  This program was made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation for South Central New York.


Board Game Night for Seniors
June 26

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.

Deeper Into Meditation
June 13, June 27, August 17 & August 31

Join Gary Diesel, long time meditator who will lead these meditation workshops on how to deeper your meditation. This will be an opportunity to practice this technique during the session. This will help to achieve a lasting state of peace and happiness found through no other experience. For new or advanced meditators.  For more information, please call 778-6451.

Knitting Group
June 18

The group is open to knitters of all skill levels. Bring a project to work on during the meeting.  The group also works on various charity projects throughout the year. Click here for PDF copies of the patterns for the charity projects. Contact Sherry Kowalski at 778-3829 or with any questions.

Sound Bath Immersion
June 19 

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.

Books and Beans
June 20 
Grapevine Cafe

The Library has started a new book club. The group will meet at various local businesses. The next meeting will be held at Grapevine Cafe located at 220 Main Street, Johnson City. Come sip some coffee or get a bite to eat while we discuss Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Registration is required; please call the Library at 778-3829.

Hungry Ear
June 24


"The Hungry Ear," the Library program celebrating the art of the short story, will present two fairy tales for the June program. Join Judy McMahon, host, as local actors will give dramatic readings of these tales at this event geared towards adults. Registration is not required, please call 778-6451 for more information.​

Concert in the Garden: Hammer, Pick and Saw
June 27


Hammered Dulcimer player Curt Osgood, brings his favorite musicians on fiddle and guitar to join him for an evening of folks sounds from various traditions; from Americana to Celtic, Old Timey to French Canadian, Barn Dance tunes and more. Hear jigs, reels, waltzes and join in for some sing-alongs too. For more information, please call the Library at 778-6451.

Meditation Techniques to Reduce Stress
June 28

The scientific community has been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Join Dr. Andrew Vidich, a long-time meditator as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple, time-tested, ancient, and effective meditation technique. There will be a short meditation sitting as well. Join Dr. Vidich for this engaging and lively lecture.

Become a Healthy Vegan
June 29

In this talk, we’re going to go over the four most common issues that keep people just like you from truly owning their nutrition, taking charge of their wellness, and stopping or reversing their health issues the healthy vegan way. Your host, Kristin Kulow, M.S., is a Health and Wellness Coach who’s been raising a healthy vegan family for 7 years. Among her qualifications, Kristin has a certificate in plant-based nutrition and diabetes prevention lifestyle coaching. For more information, please call 778-6451.

Writers' Group
July 13

Come one, come all writers! Whether you have been doing it forever or just starting out, bring your written words to this newly formed group 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.