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.

Introduction to Yoga
September 5 - November 28
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.All participants must sign a liability waiver release form. For more information, call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Basic Computer Classes
Every Monday Starting October 9
10:30-11:30

The Broome County Public Library will host a series of basic computer classes beginning Monday, October 9. The classes will be taught by students from Binghamton University, and they will cover the basics of computers, Microsoft Windows, and using the internet. Class sessions will be held for seven weeks on Mondays at 10:30 am. Registration is required; for more information, or to register, please call the Information Desk at 607-778-6451. ​

How Can I Help You?
Every Monday
1
:00-2:00

An opportunity for library patrons to privately ask questions and get answers from local community service providers or professionals on a variety of topics. Topic issues may include Mental Health/Substance Use, Housing, DSS/Social Security, Families/Children, Schooling/Occupational, Physical Health, or Social.  For more information, please call the Library 778-6451.      

Cutest Pet Contest
November 25 - December 16

We will be accepting entries for a Cutest Pet Contest from November 25th through December 16th. Voting will follow. Submit a holiday themed photo of your pet or pets in either print or digital form. Please send digital photos to bcplreference@gmail.com; print photos can be dropped off at either the Circulation or Reference Desks at the library. Digital photos should be submitted in .jpeg format and sent as an attachment. Winner announcement after January 1st. First prize and runner up will receive gift certificates from Creature Comforts.

Library Knitting Group
November 21
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

The Hungry Ear
November 27
5:30-6:30

Two favorite Christmas stories will be pulled from the archive to warm the hearts of listeners at The Hungry Ear December program.  Celebrating the art of the short story, actors will give dramatic readings of “And All Through the House,” by Ed McBain, read by Bill Gorman. Attendees will also hear “Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor,” by John Cheever, read by Bernie Sheredy.  The stories take place in a police station and an apartment building in New York City on Christmas Eve.  Judy McMahon is the host of The Hungry Ear.  For further information, call the Library at 607-778-6451.

Book Club
December 7
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. The group will discuss When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi at the December meeting. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Writers' Group
December 9
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!  For more information call the Library at 778-6451.

Library Knitting Group
December 19
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

Origins of Christmas
December 21
6:00-7:30

The presentation, given by Dr. Timothy Bridgman, a published professional historian and reference librarian at Broome  County Public Library, is intended to focus on putting the holiday in historical context and the original significance for those who celebrated it.  Registration is required, 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.