Programs & Events

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.

Weekly Meditation
Thursdays Starting August 1

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.

Power of Meditation
August 14 & 28,  September 5 & 19, October 3 & 17, November 7 & 21

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.

Knitting Group
August 20

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
August 21, September 4, 18 & October 16 

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
August 22 

The Library has started a new book club. The group will meet at various local businesses. The next meeting will be held at  Hacienda located at 1171 Vestal Ave., in Binghamton. Come get a bite to eat while we discuss Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton. Registration is required; please call the Library at 778-3829.

Ancient Palmyra:Why it Matters
August 22

Join us to learn about Ancient Palmyra. This talk will be presented by Dr. Natanael J. Andrade, Associate Professor of History at Binghamton University. Registration is requested, please call 778-6451.

Concert in the Garden: The O'Shanigans 
August 29

O'Shanigans quartet will play their exciting world mix of reels, jigs and waltzes in an informal outdoor concert setting. Jon Avery of fiddle, Phil Robinson on guitar, Katrina Mackey on flute with Michael Ludgate on mandolin and foot percussion.  For more information, please call the Library at 778-6451.

The Hungry Ear
August 26

"The Hungry Ear," the Library program celebrating the art of the short story, takes us to Russian at the August program. Victor Pelevin’s comic tale “The Life and Adventures of Shed Number XII” will be told by Charles Berman. Caroline Christy-Boyden will read “Misery” by Anton Chekhov, about a man who searches for somebody to tell his troubles to. Registration is not required, please call 778-6451 for more information.

Children's and Young Adult Programs & Events

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