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.

Bubble Pendant
September 24
5:30-7:30

Explore your creative side! Join us at the to make jewelry pendants. The Library will provide most of the materials needed, but participants are asked to bring pendant trays and matching glass cabochons (these can be found in any craft store), and any photos or other images they wish to use. Registration is required; please call the Information Desk at 778-6451.

Hungry Ear
September 24
5:30-6:30

"The Hungry Ear," the Library program celebrating its 11th season bringing short stories to adults, presents two fairy tales this month.These tales are read by local actors giving dramatic interpretations. The Queen of Quok, by L. Frank Baum (of Wizard of Oz fame) is about a spendthrift king forced to find a suitable wife. It will be read by Ailsa Donnelly. Maryann Johnson will read Richard Hughes' Gertrude's Child, about a rebellious doll who wants to pick her child instead of the child picking her! Host Judy McMahon calls it 'a cocktail hour for the mind. For further information call the Library at 607-778-6451.

Ancient Rome
September 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 history of the foundation and development of early Rome. Registration is required; please call the Information Desk at 778-6451.

Books and Beans
September 27
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 Stray City by Chelsey Johnson. Registration is required; please call the Library at 778-3829.

Halloween Costume Drop-Off
October 1 through October 13

Bring a clean, gently used adult or child sized costume to the Library and receive a voucher to use at the Costume Exchange on Wednesday October 17 from 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451. 

Game Night for Adults
October 4
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
October 4
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 October meeting, the group will discuss Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Essential Oils: Natural Solutions for Health and Wellness
October 11
6:00-8:00

Natural healthcare coach Judy Rowe will show you how easy it is to meet your body's needs. Whether it be body aches and pains or discomfort from seasonal changes, come out and experience how essential oils can assist your body in feeling better. Registration is required, please call 778-3829.

Writers Group
October 13
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.

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.

Knitting Group
October 16
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.

Halloween Costume Exchange
October 17
5:00-7:30

Bring your voucher you received at the "Halloween Costume Drop-off" event to pick out your Halloween costume.  For more information, 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.

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.

Children's and Young Adult Programs & Events

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