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.

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.

Poetry Reading
November 17
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:00-4:00

Come and listen to participants of the Fall Poetry Workshops read the poems they wrote. The reading will be held in the Exhibit Room. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.   For more information call the Library at 778-6451.

Knitting Group
November 20
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.

Hungry Ear
November 26
5:30-6:30

"The Hungry Ear," a library program celebrating the art of the short story since 2007, takes a Christmas/Holiday theme for its November program.  Amy Smith assumes the role of V.I. Warshawski, Sara Paretsky's famous female P.I. in Three-Dot Po.  A story of a Christmas  mystery on the banks of Lake Michigan that a dog helps to solve.  Bill Gorman reads The Live Tree by John Lutz. An ex convict relative pays an unexpected visit at Christmastime.  Host Judy McMahon calls it 'a cocktail hour for the mind.  For further information call the Library at 607-778-6451.

Origins of Thanksgiving
November 29
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: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 origins of the American holiday of Thanksgiving, putting the holiday in historical context, and its original significance for those who celebrated it. Registration is required, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Books and Beans
November 29
6:00-7:30

The Shop

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 The Shop located at 219 WashingtonStreet. Come sip some coffee  or get a bite to eat while we discuss The Impersonator by Mary Miley. Registration is required; please call the Library at 778-3829.

Game Night for Adults
December 6
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
December 6
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 December meeting, the group will discuss Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Writers Group
December 8
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.

Knitting Group
December 18
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.

Children's and Young Adult Programs & Events

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