Programs & Events

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

Big Read Reading Program
January 19
, February 16, March 23 and April 20
6:00-7:30

The Broome County Public Library, in conjunction with SUNY Broome and the National Endowment for the Arts national program the Big Read, will host a free reading program entitled: The Vietnam War: a House Still Divided? on Thursdays, January 19th, February 16th, March 23rd and April 20th. Participants will read 4 books, one for each session (We Were Soldiers Once….And Young: Ia Drang-The Battle that Changed the War in Vietnam by Harold G. Moore; The Tragedy of the Vietnam War: a South Vietnamese Officer’s Analysis by Van Nguyen Duong; The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien and Last Night I dreamed of Peace by Tram Dang Thuy. These will then be discussed in a group setting facilitated by Dr. Timothy P. Bridgman, a local published professional Historian and Reference Librarian at the Broome County Public Library. Books for the program are available at the Circulation Desk for Check-Out at no cost to participants. Registration is required: phone 607-778-6451 or stop by the reference desk.

Fundamentals of Drawing
January 12, January 19, January 26, February 2,and February 9
5:00-8:00

The focus of this course is on learning to SEE like an artist. Learn exciting skills and techniques for drawing what you see, rather than what you know, in a fun and informative setting. Students at all levels of experience are welcome. Please plan to attend the first session, and all sessions thereafter if possible. Lessons are sequential; each class builds on the previous class. Registration is required and space is limited. Please stop by the Library or call us at 778-6451 to register.

Book Club
February 2
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. Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown will be discussed at the February meeting. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Introduction to Yoga
February 7 - April 25
Tuesdays

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. Space is limited; please register to secure a spot, call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Beading and Jewelry Making Group
February 13
5:30-7:30

Explore your creativity through jewelry making. The group usually meets the third Monday of every month at 5:30pm in the Creation Station.  The February date was changed because the Library is closed for Presidents' Day.   This group is open to anyone who is interested in making jewelry in a relaxing and social environment. Beginners are welcome. Bring a project to work on during the meeting, and any necessary materials. Some tools will be provided. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Library Knitting Group
February 21
5:30-7:30

The group is open to knitters of all skill levels. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month. 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 778-6451 or skowalski@co.broome.ny.us with any questions.

Adult Poetry Workshops
Every Monday or Thursday for 5 weeks
Starting February 27 or March 2
5:30-6:30

The Spring 2017 Adult Poetry Workshops, led by creative writing instructors from Binghamton University, will begin on February 27 or March 2. The two sessions of workshops will be held from 5:30-6:30 every Monday or Thursday for five weeks. Registration is required; please call the Information Desk at 778-6451.

Beading and Jewelry Making Group
March 20
5:30-7:30

Explore your creativity through jewelry making. Join us the third Monday of every month at 5:30pm in the Creation Station. This group is open to anyone who is interested in making jewelry in a relaxing and social environment. Beginners are welcome. Bring a project to work on during the meeting, and any necessary materials. Some tools will be provided. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Library Knitting Group
March 21
5:30-7:30

The group is open to knitters of all skill levels. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month. 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 778-6451 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.