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
February 7 - April 25
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. This class will meet every Tuesday until April 25th.All participants must sign a liability waiver release form. Space is limited; please register to secure a spot, call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Basic Computer Class
February 14 - April 18
Tuesdays

10:30-11:30

The Broome County Public Library will host a series of basic computer classes beginning Tuesday, February 14. 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 eight weeks on Tuesdays at 10:30 am. Registration is required; for more information, or to register, please call the Information Desk at 607-778-6451.

Adult Poetry Workshops
Every Monday or Thursday for 5 weeks
Starting February 27 or March 2
5:30-6:30

The Spring 2017 Adult Poetry Workshops, led by creative writing instructors from Binghamton University, will begin on February 27 or March 2. The two sessions of workshops will be held from 5:30-6:30 every Monday or Thursday for five weeks. Registration is required; please call the Information Desk at 778-6451.

Game Night for Adults
March 30
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.

Poetry Reading
April 1
2:00-4:00

The final poetry reading will be held in the Decker room. Come here the poems that participants of the Spring Poetry Workshops wrote during the 5 week course. Open to the public, registration is not required.

Book Club
April 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. The Giver by Lois Lowry will be discussed at the April meeting. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Beaded Beads Class
April 10
5:30-7:30

Beaded beads can be used in a variety of different ways to make unique and beautiful pieces. The class will be taught by Chris Lewis-King and will take place in the Library’s Creation Station. Materials will be provided. Registration required, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Telling Your Life Story
April 11
6:00-8:00

Every life has its ups and downs, times of joy and those of grief. And then there are the everyday times – walking to buy penny candy with your sibling, packing lunches for your children, sitting at the holiday table with loved ones. This course will help you gather, record and process your memories for posterity, and then determine what shape you'd like your memoir to take. Valerie Zehl will teach this two-hour class. Registration required, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Vietnam Today
April 12
6:00-7:30

This presentation will be given by Dr. Timothy P. Bridgman, local Historian and Reference Librarian. It will focus on his trip to Vietnam in September 2016. Registration required, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

DIY Green Cleaning Products
April 13
5:30-7:30

Learn how easy and cost effective it is to make non-toxic cleaning products. Most supplies will be provided, but students will need to bring two spray bottles to class. Registration required, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Writers' Group
April 13 and April 27
6:00-7:30

The writers’ group is open to anyone with an interest in writing. The group will meet the second and fourth Thursday of every month. Registration is required; please call the Information Desk at 778-6451.

Learn to Knit Cables
April 14
1:00-3:00

Learn how knit a cabled coffee cup cozy. Some knowledge of knitting is needed for this class. Students will need to bring worsted weight yarn, size 8 knitting needles, and a cable needle to the class. Registration required, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451, or email Sherry Kowalski at skowalski@co.broome.ny.us.

Introduction to Lightroom
April 15
10:00-12:00

Lightroom is the #1 image editing program available today. Lightroom will help you get the best out of your images. You can organize, edit, and share your pictures through Lightroom whether it’s on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Come and see how you can take your photographs to the next level with Lightroom. This is a very basic intro class to show what Lightroom can do for you. Bring 2 or 3 images on a flash drive to work on during class or use the supplied images. Images need to be in RAW or jpeg file format. Basic computer literacy is encouraged. Space is limited, please call the Library at 778-6451 to register. ​

Beading and Jewelry Making Group
April 17
5:30-7:30

Explore your creativity through jewelry making. Join us the third Monday of every month at 5:30pm in the Creation Station. This group is open to anyone who is interested in making jewelry in a relaxing and social environment. Beginners are welcome. Bring a project to work on during the meeting, and any necessary materials. Some tools will be provided. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Library Knitting Group
April 18
5:30-7:30

The group is open to knitters of all skill levels. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month. 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.

Big Read Reading Program
January 19
, February 16, March 23 and April 20
6:00-7:30

The Broome County Public Library, in conjunction with SUNY Broome and the National Endowment for the Arts national program the Big Read, will host a free reading program entitled: The Vietnam War: a House Still Divided? on Thursdays, January 19th, February 16th, March 23rd and April 20th. Participants will read 4 books, one for each session (We Were Soldiers Once….And Young: Ia Drang-The Battle that Changed the War in Vietnam by Harold G. Moore; The Tragedy of the Vietnam War: a South Vietnamese Officer’s Analysis by Van Nguyen Duong; The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien and Last Night I dreamed of Peace by Tram Dang Thuy. These will then be discussed in a group setting facilitated by Dr. Timothy P. Bridgman, a local published professional Historian and Reference Librarian at the Broome County Public Library. Books for the program are available at the Circulation Desk for Check-Out at no cost to participants. Registration is required: phone 607-778-6451 or stop by the reference desk.

Children's and Young Adult Programs & Events

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