Programs & Events

Gentle Yoga
Every Wednesday- 3:45-4:30
Exhibit Room
Registration Required

This is a beginner level class, designed for people who are new to yoga or people with an impairment or limitation due to injury, surgery, or an ongoing condition affecting mobility, balance, flexibility or strength. A typical class will include standing postures for stretching, flexibility and balance, as well as sitting postures on a chair for stretching, flexibility and strength. No previous experience is necessary. Registration is requested, www.tinyurl.com/BCPLChairYoga. Classes are funded by The Friends of Broome County Public Library. You will need to fill out a waiver form before you can participate in the class. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Beginner/Advanced Beginner Yoga
Every Wednesday - 5:00-6:00
Exhibit Room
Registration Required

This class incorporates positions involving standing, seated, kneeling, supine and prone poses involving twists, bends, kneeling, inversions and balancing. Participants should be in generally fit and pain-free condition, with the goal of improving flexibility, mobility, balance and strength. Previous experience with yoga or other forms of exercise is requested. Space is limited, so registration is required. Please register at www.tinyurl.com/BCPLYoga.  Classes are funded by The Friends of Broome County Public Library. You will need to fill out a waiver form before you can participate in the class. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Coloring Club
Every Wednesday - 5:30-7:30
Creation Station

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. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Hungry Ear
Monday September 26th - 5:30-6:30
Decker Room

The Hungry Ear returns for the 15th season! Judy McMahon and her "Hungry Ear" readers will entertain us with dramatic short story readings.

Queer Coffee Hour
Tuesday September 27th @ 6:00
Creation Station 

Come hang out and socialize with other LGBTQIA+ adults! We'll be doing a simple craft, getting to know each other and chatting about plans for future meetings! No registration is required, you can call 607-778-6451 or email.

Cult Classic Film Night
Wednesday September 28th - 6:00-7:30
Decker Room

Join us for Cult Classic Film Night! Carnival of Souls will be shown and there will be popcorn! Registration is not required. This is for ages 16+, you can call 607-778-6451 with any questions.

Indoor Composting Workshop
Thursday September 29th - 6:00-7:00
Decker Room

Live in an apartment or home that does not have access to outdoor space to have a compost pile? Learn how to compost indoors year-round with earthworms. Vermicomposting is a method of composting using earthworms, specifically red wigglers, to transform fruit and vegetable scraps into a nutrient-rich soil. Participants in this workshop will learn the importance of composting, vermicompost best management practices, how to build a bin at home, and how to harvest and apply finished compost to indoor and outdoor plants. For more information email Josh Enderle at jse67@cornell.edu or call (607) 772-8953. Funded by the Broome County Division of Solid Waste Management. Click here to register.

Acoustic Jam
October 1st - 12:00 to 3:00
Second Floor

Join a circle of local musicians sharing songs in round-robin order. The music tends to be folk and traditional, with some original versions, but all styles are welcome. No electric instruments, please, due to volume level. Don't play an instrument? That's fine, you are welcome to listen!

Group Reiki
October 3rd - 6:30-7:30
Exhibit Room

Join Sherry Kowalski to experience Reiki. Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety. Reiki will be given in a group setting, starting with a guided meditation. Please feel free to bring a yoga mat and pillow. Please register at www.tinyurl.com/BCPLReiki. For more information, please call 607-778-3829.

First Thursday Book Club
Thursday October 6th - 6:00-7:30
Exhibit Room

Join the First Thursday Book Club on October 6th at 6:00. The group will discuss Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia. For more information, you can call 607-778-6451.

Poetry Reading
October 8th - 2:00
Decker Room

Join author Jessica Dubey as she reads poems from her new book. For more information, please call 607-778-6451.

Art Without a Purpose-Halloween Craft Night
Tuesday October 11th @ 6:00 

Join us to make collage pumpkins and Halloween cards. Registration is not required. For more information call us at 607-778-6451 or email bcplreference@gmail.com

Knitting Group Meeting
​Tuesday October 18th - 5:00-7:30
Ahearn Room

The group will meet in the Ahearn Room. For more information, please contact Sherry Kowalski at 778-3829 (sherry.kowalski@broomecounty.us)

Queer Coffee Hour
Tuesday October 25th @ 6:00
Creation Station 

Come hang out and socialize with other LGBTQIA+ adults! This month we will be making zines! This is an adult only program. No registration is required, you can call 607-778-6451 or email.

Cult Classic Film Night
Wednesday October 26th - 6:00-7:30
Decker Room

Join us for Cult Classic Film Night! Night of the Living Dead will be shown and there will be popcorn! Registration is not required. This is for ages 16+, you can call 607-778-6451 with any questions.

Read Between the Dines
Thursday October 27th - 6:00-7:30
Location:TBD

Join us as we discuss The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon. Location TBD. Click here to register. Please call 607-778-3829 for more details.

Halloween Trivia and Costume Contest
Thursday October 27th - 6:00-7:30
Decker Room

Test your Halloween knowledge at Halloween Trivia! Come dressed in your Halloween bes for a costume contest (costumes are encouraged but not required). We will have snacks for all and prizes for the winners! For ages 13 and up. Registration is required and will open 1 week before the event. For more information call 607-778-6456 or 607-778-6451.

Hungry Ear
Monday October 31st - 5:30-6:30
Exhibit Room

The Hungry Ear returns for the 15th season! Judy McMahon and her "Hungry Ear" readers will entertain us with dramatic short story readings.

Children's and Young Adult Programs & Events

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