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 21
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. ​

Poetry Workshops for Adults
Tuesdays: October 10,17,24,31, and November 7
or
Thursdays: October 12,19,26, November 2 and 9
5:30-6:30

The Fall 2017 Adult Poetry Workshops led by creative writing instructors from Binghamton University will begin in October. The workshops will be held every Tuesday or Thursday for five weeks. Registration is required; please call the Information Desk at 778-6451.

Library Knitting Group
October 17
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.

How Can I Help You?
Starting October 30
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.      

Hungry Ear
October 30
5:30-6:30

The Hungry Ear, the library program celebrating the art of the short story, keeps the Halloween theme. Two stories should keep the listener in a state of fright and suspense; “The Party,” by William F. Nolan, read by Chris Nickerson, is about a man who finds himself in a strange and bewildering party scene. The classic Edgar Allan Poe tale, “The Cask of Amontillado'” will be told by Andy Horowitz. The program has been offering dramatic readings by local actors since 2007. Judy McMahon hosts. It is free and open to the public. For further information, call the Library at 607-778-6451.

Book Club
November 2
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 Nightingale by Kristin Hannah at the November meeting. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Writers' Group
November 11
10:00-12:00

Come one, come all writers! Whether you’ve 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.

Children's and Young Adult Programs & Events

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