Programs & Events

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
Every Monday Starting February 10th

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.

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.

Sound Bath Immersion
January 15, February 5 and 19

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.

Book Club
March 5

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 March meeting,the group will discuss Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Kitchen Fun
January 16 - March 12

Join the nutrition educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension every Thursday, January 16 to March 12  from 11:00am - 12:30pm and have some Kitchen Fun! There is no cost to join us, but please contact Rachel at (607) 760-3078 OR rk87@cornell .edu so she can have enough materials for everyone!  

Knitting Group
February 18

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
February 27
Grande Pizza

The Library has started a new book club. The group will meet at various local businesses.The next meeting will be held at  Grande Pizza located at 1250 Front St., in Binghamton. Come get a bite to eat while we discuss The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. 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.