Programs & Events

Basic Computer Class Starting February 15
Every Thursday 
10:00-11:00

We will offer basic computer classes starting in February. We have partnered with Binghamton University and they have provided student volunteers to teach the classes.  Registration is required, please call the Information Desk, 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 Exhibit Room. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Introduction to Yoga
Every Tuesday
January 9 - June 26
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.

Library Knitting Group
February 20
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. If you would like to learn to make fair isle fingerless gloves, bring two colors of worsted weight yarn and size 8 double pointed needles to the meeting. 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

Origins of St. Patrick's Day
February 22
6:00-7:30

The Broome County Public Library will host a free presentation entitled The Origins of St. Patrick's Day. The presentation, given by Dr. Timothy P. Bridgman, a local published Historian, Instructor and Reference Librarian at the Broome County Public Library, is intended to focus on the history of the holiday which is called Saint Patrick’s Day and how it was created.  Registration is required. To sign up, please stop by the reference desk or call 778-6451.

Hungry Ear
February 26
5:30-6:30

"The Hungry Ear," the free library program, begins its eleventh year celebrating the art of the short story. Keeping the St. Valentine's Day theme, 3 stories of love and romance will be read at the February program. Two stories by Dorothy Parker, The Sexes' and A Telephone Call will be read by Heidi Weeks and Mark Roth. Lapin and Lapinova, by Virginia Woolf, will be read by Judy McMahon who also hosts. For more information, please call the Library at 778-6451.

Game Night for Adults
March 1
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.

Book Club
March 1
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 Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman at the March meeting. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Your Story to Tell
March 3
10:00-12:00

Everyone has a story that is uniquely theirs.  If you want to share your story, we have started a new group for people to come to tell their stories.  This is an informal group with the goal of bringing community members together to get to know each other better.  For more information call the Library at 778-6451.

Writers' Group
March 10
10:00-12:00

Come one, come all writers! Whether you have 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.

Poetry Workshops for Adults
Mondays: March 12, 19, 26, April 9 and 16
or
Thursdays: March 15, 22, 29, April 12 and 19

5:30-6:30

The Spring 2018 Adult Poetry Workshops led by creative writing instructors from Binghamton University will begin in March. The workshops will be held every Monday or Thursday for five weeks. Registration is required; please call the Information Desk 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.