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.

Poetry Workshop for Adults
July 6 - August 3
Thursdays

5:30-6:30

The Summer 2017 Adult Poetry Workshops, led by creative writing instructors from Binghamton University, will begin on July 6 and will run every Thursday for five weeks. Registration is required; please call the Information Desk at 778-6451.

Hungry Ear
July 31
5:30-6:30

The Hungry Ear, the Library program celebrating the art of the short story, brings dramatic readings of two stories where dogs start the narrative. Truman Capote's “This is for Jamie,” is about a boy who wants a dog more than anything. “The Lady and the Dog,” by Anton Chekhov, is a tale of a certain woman whose dog catches the eye of an admirer. Or is it the woman? These stories will be told, as they have been since 2007, by The Hungry Ear Readers, hosted by Judy McMahon. Registration is not required. For more information, please call the Library at 778-6451..

Poetry Reading
August 5
2:00-3:30

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

Body Butter and Sugar Scrub Class
August 10
5:30-7:30

Too much fun in the sun?  Keep your skin looking beautiful this summer with luxurious natural products. Join Maria Gelnett, of Soap Studio Brookside, and together we will make natural whipped body butter and easy gentle sugar scrub. Everyone will take home some of the finished products. Registration required, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Library Knitting Group
August 15
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.

Collage Class
August 31 - September 14
Thursdays

5:30-7:30

Learn how fun and easy it is to make a collage using old magazines and books. The library will provide magazines and books but each student will need to bring a canvas to class. Canvases can be purchased at local craft stores. This is a three-week course. Registration required, please contact Sherry Kowalski at 778-6451 or skowalski@co.broome.ny.us.

Painting In Oils From Altered Photographs
September 21 - October 19
Thursdays

5:00-8:00

Learn about composition and oil painting in a fun and informative setting with artist/instructor Glenda Blake.  Students at all levels of experience are welcome.  The Library will provide painting supplies, as well as a list of other materials that students must bring with them to class.  The class will be held in the Decker Room every Thursday for five weeks.  Registration is required; please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Children's and Young Adult Programs & Events

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