Programs & Events

Gentle Yoga
Every Wednesday from 3:45-4:30
Exhibit Room
Registration Required

This is a beginner level class, designed for people who are new to yoga or people with an impairment or limitation due to injury, surgery, or an ongoing condition affecting mobility, balance, flexibility or strength. A typical class will include standing postures for stretching, flexibility and balance, as well as sitting postures on a chair for stretching, flexibility and strength. No previous experience is necessary. Registration is requested, www.tinyurl.com/BCPLChairYoga. Classes are funded by The Friends of Broome County Public Library. You will need to fill out a waiver form before you can participate in the class. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Beginner/Advanced Beginner Yoga
Every Wednesday from 5:00-6:00
Exhibit Room
Registration Required

This class incorporates positions involving standing, seated, kneeling, supine and prone poses involving twists, bends, kneeling, inversions and balancing. Participants should be in generally fit and pain-free condition, with the goal of improving flexibility, mobility, balance and strength. Previous experience with yoga or other forms of exercise is requested. Space is limited, so registration is required. Please register at www.tinyurl.com/BCPLYoga.  Classes are funded by The Friends of Broome County Public Library. You will need to fill out a waiver form before you can participate in the class. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Coloring Club
Every Wednesday from 5:30-7:30
Creation Station

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

Broome County Reads: Collaborative Summer Reading Program for Adults
June 27th through August 12th

Read books (or listen to audio books) and win prizes! For more information, please call 607-778-6451 or click here to see for all the details.

Group Reiki
August 1st
6:30-7:30
Exhibit Room

Join Sherry Kowalski to experience Reiki. Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety. Reiki will be given in a group setting, starting with a guided meditation. Please feel free to bring a yoga mat and pillow. Please register at www.tinyurl.com/BCPLReiki. For more infromation, please call 607-778-3829.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Book Club
Thursday August 4th from 6:00-7:30
Exhibit Room

Are you looking for a relaxed, informal book club? Join us to chat about what we're reading, what we want to read or anything else book/media related! No need to register, just drop in. Please call 607-778-6451, for more information.

Acoustic Jam
August 6
12:00 to 3:00
Second Floor

Join a circle of local musicians sharing songs in round-robin order. The music tends to be folk and traditional, with some original versions, but all styles are welcome. No electric instruments, please, due to volume level. Don't play an instrument? That's fine, you are welcome to listen!

Knitting Group Meeting
​Tuesday August 16th from 5:00-7:30
Ahearn Room

The group will meet in the Ahearn Room. For more information, please contact Sherry Kowalski at 778-3829 (sherry.kowalski@broomecounty.us)

Art Without a Purpose-Planting and Painting Tea Party 
Tuesday August 16th @ 6:00 

Join us to decorate pots and plant mint! You'll go home with your planted mint and recipe for tea! Hot tea will be provided during the event. Registration is required. Sign up at tinyurl.com/bcpl-tea-party Call us at 607-778-6451 with any questions.

Books and Beans
Thursday August 25th from 6:00-7:30
Grapevine Cafe, Johnson City

Join us as we discuss Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li. We will meet at Grapevine Cafe, 220 Main St., Johnson City. Click here to register. Please call 607-778-3829 for more details.

The Imazighren (Berbers): One of the Most Overlooked Peoples of the Ancient World
Thursday August 25th from 6:00-7:30
Decker Room

Join Dr. Timothy Bridgman to learn more the Berbers. Registration is not required. Funding for this program was provided by The Friends of Broome County Public Library.​

Hungry Ear
Monday August 29th from 5:30-6:30
Decker Room

The Hungry Ear returns for the 15th season! Judy McMahon and her "Hungry Ear" readers will entertain us with dramatic short story readings.

Maine Community Band
Tuesday August 30th from 6:30-7:30
Library Garden

Join us in the garden for a performance by The Maine Community Band! Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. You may call 607-778-6451 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.