Programs & Events

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

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

Weekly Meditation
Every Wednesday
6:00-7:00

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.

Kitchen Fun
Thursday October 3,10, 17, 24, 31, Novmember 7, 14 and 21
​11:00-12:30

Join us to find out how easy it is to make healthy meals,  This class is funded by a grant from the Community Foundation for Central New York.  For more information, please call the Information Desk at 778-6451.

Sound Bath Immersion
November 6, December 4, and December 18
​6:10-7:30

Are you ready to unwind and relax? Sound Bath Immersion, using different percussion instruments as well as Himalayan Singing bowls will take place the first and third Wednesday of each month. When sound waves reach our ear, they have been converted into electrical signals that travel up the auditory nerve, into the auditory cortex, which is the part of the brain that process sound. This process allows for the release of hormones and chemicals within our bodies that has an effect on both our physical and emotional bodies. Join me, Lorraine Stewart, on this adventure of frequencies and resonances. Please bring your yoga mat, eye pillow, and wear comfortable clothing. For more information, please call 778-6451.

Power of Meditation
November 7 & 21
​6:30-7:30

Take control of your life! Meditation is a simple way to deal with the daily stress we’re all familiar with. By incorporating this simple technique into your busy schedule, you can make it work for you. It will connect you with the source of peace and joy already within you.  Join Gary Diesel, long time meditator.  For new or advancedmeditators.For more information, please call 778-6451.

Board Game Night for Adults
November 13, December 11, and December 18
​​5:30-7:30

Do you like playing board games and card games? You will want to check out this new Library program. If you have a favorite board game, bring it with you and teach the group to play. Call 778-6451 for more information.

Poetry Reading
November 16
​​2:00-4:00

Come and listen to participants of the Fall Poetry Workshops read the poems they wrote. The reading will be held in the Exhibit Room. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Origins and Meaning of Thanksgiving
November 21
​​6:00-7:30

The presentation, given by Dr. Timothy P. Bridgman, a published Professional Historian and Reference Librarian at the Broome County Public Library, will focus on the origins of the American holiday of Thanksgiving, how it came to be celebrated, and its original significance for those who celebrated it. Registration is required: to sign up, please call 607-778-6451 or stop by the Reference desk.

Book Club
December 5
​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. For the December meeting, the group will discuss Clock Dance by Ann Tyler. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Origins and Meaning of Christmas
December 12
​​6:00-7:30

The presentation, given by Dr. Timothy P. Bridgman, a published Professional Historian and Reference Librarian at the Broome County Public Library, will focus on the origins of Christmas and how it came to be celebrated, and its original significance for those who celebrated it. Registration is required: to sign up, please call 607-778-6451 or stop by the Reference desk.

Writers' Group
December 14
​10:00-12:00

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.

Knitting Group
December 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 778-3829 or skowalski@co.broome.ny.us with any questions.

Books and Beans Book Club
December 19
6:00-7:30
Little Venice

The Library has started a new book club. The group will meet at various local businesses. The next meeting will be held at  Little Venice located at 111 Chenango St., in Binghamton. Come get a bite to eat while we discuss The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde and The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman.  At the December meeting, we will have a book exchange.  To participate, bring a wrapped gently used or new book.  Registration is required; please call the Library at 778-3829.

Children's and Young Adult Programs & Events

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