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

Introduction to Yoga
Every Tuesday
January 9 - June 26
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.  All participants must sign a liability waiver release form. For more information, call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Library Loyalty Program
June 18- August 31

We are offering a loyalty program this summer for adults.  Pick up a loyalty card at the Circulation or Information desk and receive a stamp for every book or DVD that you check out, Children's books are not eligible for a stamp.  You will also get a stamp for every Adult Library program that you attend and if you use a Library computer.  When you fill your card, just turn it in at the Circulation desk.  We will have three raffles throughout the summer for $50 gift cards to your choice of Barnes &Noble, Broadway Binghamton, Cyber Cafe, Imagicka, Music City, Touch or Texas or Sound Go-Round.  For more information, please call the Information Desk at 778-6451.

Hungry Ear
June 25
5:30-6:30

“The Hungry Ear,” celebrating the art of the short story, will honor the passing of two giants of American literature, Tom Wolfe, and Phillip Roth, at the June meeting. Wolf's satire on writing, Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine, will be read by John Carey. Bill Gorman will read Phillip Roth's, The Contest for Aaron Gold, which is set in a Jewish boys' summer camp. Judy McMahon and The Hungry Ear Readers have been giving dramatic readings since 2007. For further information, call the library at 607-778-6451.

Concert in the Garden - The Vollmers
June 28
6:00-7:30

All ages welcome to come listen to great music in our garden! In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Decker Room. Bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy the show. The Vollmers are an acoustic duo composed of newlyweds Claire Byrne of Driftwood and Brian Vollmer (Old Time Music Party & The Gerry Garcia String Band). Their performance is an endearing set of older Country and Bluegrass songs, Archaic Fiddle Tunes from Rural Appalachia, and Original Roots Music. Their interpretation of timeless American music is compelling and revealing; the show, charming. For more information, please call the Library at 778-6451.

Poetry Workshops for Adults
Mondays in July
June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 
5:30-6:30

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

The Berbers
July 5
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 history of the Berber peoples, their language, civilization, customs, religion, contacts and why they were such an important people of the Ancient World. Registration is required; please call the Information Desk at 778-6451.

Knitting Group
July 17
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 778-6451 or skowalski@co.broome.ny.us with any questions.

Drum Circle
July 19
5:30-7:30

Open Drum Circle lead by Rob Wandell of Imagicka! Come Play, bring a drum or use one of ours. Space is limited, please call to register. Registration is required; please call the Information Desk at 778-6451.

Concert in the Garden - Phil Shapiro and Carrie Shore
July 26
6:00-7:30

All ages welcome to come listen to great music in our garden! In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Decker Room. Bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy the show. Phil and Carrie are American folk musicians and proud of it!  Please 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.