Programs & Events

The Library is closed and all programs canceled until further notice.

Coloring Club for Adults
Every Wednesday 

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.

Yoga for Beginners
Every Tuesday Starting January 7

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. All participants must sign a liability waiver release form. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Weekly Meditation
Canceled until further notice

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.

Healing Play
First Thursday of Every Month Starting February 6th

Everyone needs play time, even adults! Join Narani O'Shaughnessy the first Thursday of every month for a “playshop” and reawaken your play muscles. Experience yourself in a new way, as you release stress and transform in the process. Leave habitual thinking behind and become confident in new found spontaneity. We will use all kinds of improvisational games from theater, comedy, the vocal realm and more. All are NON competitive, FUN, low risk because we will create an atmosphere of support, safety and ease. Dress comfortably, be prepared to move to your ability, and be prepared to be laughed WITH. Shy people and shower singers most welcome! For more information, please call 778-6451.

Hungry Ear
March 30

'The Hungry Ear', the library program celebrating the art of the short story, turns Irish on Monday, March 30. Two stories by great writers of the last century will be featured.  The Twisting of the Rope, by W.B. Yeats, will be read by storyteller Lonna Pierce.  Actor Chris Nickerson will tell of The Poteen Maker, by Michael McLaverty. This program will take place in the Exhibit Room, on the second floor of the Library.   It is a free and open to the public.  For further information call the library at 778-6451.

Writers' Group
March 14 and 28

Come one, come all writers! Whether you have been doing it forever or just starting out, bring your written words, fiction or memoir, 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.

Beginner Irish Gaelic
January 13, February 10, March 9, April 20

The Library will host a Beginners Language Class in Irish Gaelic on Mondays January 13th, February 10th, March 9th and April 20th, 2020 in the Ahearn room from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This class will be taught by Dr. Timothy P. Bridgman, a local published professional Historian and Reference Librarian at the library. Registration is required: phone 607-778-6451 or stop by the Reference Desk.

Book Club
April 2

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 April meeting,the group will discuss Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Knitting Group

March 17

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 with any questions.

Books and Beans Book Club
March 26
​El Pulpo Mexican Restaurant and Grill

The Library has started a new book club. The group meets at various local restaurants. The next meeting will be held at El Pulpo Mexican Restaurant and Grill located at 1108 Upper Front St. in Binghamton. Come get a bite to eat while we discuss The City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. Registration is required. Please call the Library at 778-3829.

Poetry Workshops
Mondays (6:00-7:00): March 16, March 23, March 30, April 6, April 13
​Thursdays (5:30-7:30): March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16

Join us for a series of poetry workshops.  Part of the Binghamton Poetry Project, these workshops will run on Mondays or Thursdays for five weeks. Monday's workshops will be taught by Jessica Femiani; while Thursday's workshops will be taught by Joshua Lindenbaum. No experience required. Please register for either workshop by calling the Library at 778-6451.

Are You a Witch or a Fairy? The Politics of Superstition in Nineteenth Century Ireland
March 26

Presentation given by Heather Welland, Assistant Professor of History at Binghamton University. Registration required. Please call 778-6451 or stop by the Library's Information Services Desk

Get Help with the Census
March 24

Respond to the 2020 Census at the Broome County Public Library. A U.S. Census Bureau representative will be available to answer questions and help fill out the form.


Children's and Young Adult Programs & Events

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