Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Reading Between the Lines

The Broome County Public Library invites area residents to a Reading Between the Lines book discussion series entitled “Revolution and Rebellion in Early America,” which will begin on Tuesday, September 14, 6:00pm. Participants in this series will read works of non-fiction and literature, and the group discussion will be led by a humanities scholar. The books will be supplied by the program at no cost to participants. The Reading Between the Lines Series is funded by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities, and it is designed to promote lively, informed discussion about humanities themes and to strengthen the relationship between the humanities and the general public.

Reading Between the Lines book discussions will take place on the second Tuesday of each month:
September 14, 6:00-7:30pm
October 12, 6:00-7:30pm
November 9, 6:00-7:30pm
December 14, 6:00-7:30pm

Registration is required. For more information, or to register, please call the Information Services Department at 607-778-6451.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Library to Host Ringling Bros. Clowns!

The Broome County Public Library is excited to announce that it will host Ringling Bros. clowns David and Cherie Gregg on Thursday, September 9, 6:00pm. In their role as Ambassadors of Laughter, Cherie and Dave travel to each city ahead of the show to share the news that Ringling Bros. is coming into town! These clowns will bring us the joy and excitement of reading with story telling, traditional circus fun, a little silly magic, a lot of animated movement, and a great deal of interaction with the children! Registration is required for this program, which is most appropriate for children ages 2-8 years old. For more information, or to register, please call the Youth Services Department at 607-778-6456.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Hungry Ear for August

The Broome County Public Library invites area residents to The Hungry Ear, a monthly program celebrating the art of the short story, on Monday, August 30, 5:30pm. This month’s program focuses on stories from around the globe. A story from Argentina’s Leopolda Lugones, “Yzur,” tells of a scientist who is convinced he can teach a chimpanzee to speak. Pakistan’s Daniyal Mueenuddin's tale of “Nawabdin the Electrician” is an amusing tale of a poor man who has a foolproof technique for cheating the electric company. Our readers will be Bill Taylor and Sandy Monachino. We call it “a cocktail hour for the mind.” Come and be transported! Judy McMahon and the Hungry Ear Readers welcome you. This program is free and open to the public. The Hungry Ear will be held in the Library’s Exhibit Room (185 Court Street, Binghamton). For more information, please call the Library’s Information Desk at 607-778-6451.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Help Fill the Bus with Books!

The Oakdale Mall and Citadel Broadcasting Company are holding a book drive for the Broome County Public Library. Help us fill the bus by bringing your new or gently used books to the Oakdale Mall, August 14 through August 28. When you donate a book, you'll be entered to win an Oakdale Mall gift certificate for $150, $75, or $25!
On Saturdays, August 14, 21, and 28, 11am to 3pm, the bus in the mall parking lot will be open to accept books. At other times, books can be dropped off at the mall office during regular mall hours. Complete rules and regulations for the gift card drawing are available at the mall office.