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 until April 25th.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.

Mid-Week 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.

Poetry Workshops for Adults
Mondays: October 15, 22, 29, November 5,  & 12
Thursdays: Ocober 25, November 1, 8,  & 15
​5:30-6:30

The Fall 2018 Adult Poetry Workshops led by creative writing instructors from Binghamton University will begin in March. The workshops will be held every Monday or Thursday for five weeks. Registration is required; please call the Information Desk at 778-6451.

Books and Beans
October 25
6:00-7:30

Cyber Cafe West

The Library has started a new book club. The group will meet at various businesses in the City of Binghamton. The next meeting will be held at Cyber Cafe West located at 176 Main Street. Come sip some coffee  or get a bite to eat while we discuss Nightbird by Alice Hoffman. Registration is required; please call the Library at 778-3829.

Origins of Halloween
October 25
​6:00-7:30

The presentation will be given by Dr. Timothy P. Bridgman, a local published professional Historian and Reference Librarian at the Broome County Public Library. It will focus on the Halloween holiday itself, its original meaning and why it is still celebrated today. Registration is required, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Essential Oils: Pain Management
October 25
6:00-8:00

Natural Healthcare Coach Judy Rowe will share with you how to assist your body to feel better and to improve your quality of life! Come out and experience how high potency essential oils can make a difference in your life.  Registration is required, please call 778-3829.

Hungry Ear
October 29
​5:30-
6:30

"The Hungry Ear," a library program celebrating the art of the short story since 2007, will give a Halloween-themed program in October.  Two stories of the macabre will be given dramatic interpretations.  Edgar Allen Poe's  The Black Cat, features a man whose life is changed by a cat.  Roald Dahl's The Land Lady, tells about a young man finding a  safe place to stay as he starts a new job.  Stories will be read by Mark Roth and Bernie Sheredy.  Host Judy McMahon calls it 'a cocktail hour for the mind.  For further information call the Library at 607-778-6451.

Halloween/Lego Party for Adults
October 30
5:30-7:30

Turn back the clockTuesday? Why not!  Come dressed in costume, play with Legos and watch Beetlejuice, a classic ‘80’s movie. For more information, please call the Library at 778-6451.

Game Night for Adults
November 1
5:30-7:30

Join us for original Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Wii, Sega Genesis, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, board games, and snacks! For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Book Club
November 1
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 November meeting, the group will discuss Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Writers Group
November 10
10:00-12:00

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.

Knitting Group
November 20
5:30-7:30

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 skowalski@co.broome.ny.us with any questions.

Children's and Young Adult Programs & Events

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