October 2020

Events

  • Evening Storytime:
    Thu, Oct 1 – Wed, Oct 28, 2020
    12:00am-7:00pm

    In conjunction with our Tales From the Shadows program, the library is sponsoring ROCK-tober; a rock painting contest open to all ages. Participants are asked to paint Halloween-themed rocks and place their names on the back. The rocks will be displayed in the library throughout the month of October. Local author, William Robertson will choose the winners. The selected adult contestant will be awarded an autographed copy of Robertson’s book, whereas the selected youth winner will receive an age appropriate Halloween-themed book!
  • An Evening With Authors:
    Thu, Oct 1, 2020
    7:00pm-8:00pm

    Looking for an activity to stimulate and engage the mind? Join us, virtually, for ‘An Evening with Authors,’ on October 1 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Authors, Nancy McCabe, and Rob Simbeck will be discussing their recently released books, ‘Can This Marriage Be Saved’ and ‘The Southern Wildlife Watcher’ respectively. Eavesdrop on their conversation, learn about the writing process, and hear interesting anecdotes! Both authors have ties to the local area. Register for the virtual program, by calling the library 814-362-6527 or email:  marketing@bradfordlibrary.org Participants will receive a Zoom link/password for the October 1 event.
  • Tales from the Shadows Part 1:
    Fri, Oct 9, 2020
    8:00pm-8:45pm

    Are you in the mood for a spine-tingling story? Local author, William P. Robertson will read a haunting tale that may include a specter or two! Discover the inspiration for his spooky stories and receive some pointers for writing in the horror genre. Tales From the Shadows will be prerecorded and posted to our Facebook page and website.  Don’t watch it alone!    This program is not intended for our young patrons.
  • Libraries Rock:
    Thu, Oct 15, 2020
    6:30pm-7:00pm

    Libraries Rock will be going Live for another virtual concert with local music minister, John Kearns. He will bring a variety of musical styles to our viewers as he is a classically trained musician, skilled on the piano, keyboards and guitar. John is the music minister for Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and is currently engaged in seminary studies. John anticipates playing a mix of Christian, Classical and New Age Classical music. Viewers may even be treated to a song he wrote! We will stream his live performance on our Facebook page, Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Art Club:
    Mon, Oct 19, 2020; Mon, Oct 26, 2020
    4:30pm-5:30pm
    The Art Club is for children in the 3rd through 8th grade. Members study the works of famous artists and create works of art based on those artists. The Art Club is supported in part by a PA Partners in the Art Project Stream Grant awarded by the Elk County Council on the Arts and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. With the funding from this grant, the Art Club is able to offer art classes facilitated by local artists. The program is free and open to the public.
    Participants must pre-register for this club and space is limited to 15 students.
    To register, email youth@bradfordlibrary.org
  • Kulinary Kids:
    Wed, Oct 21, 2020; Wed, Oct 28, 2020
    4:30pm-5:30pm
    Kulinary Kids is returning for a 5-week virtual series this fall!   Zoom classes, lead by Laurie Maletto of the Penn State Extension, will run every Wednesday from October 21 to November 18 beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Kulinary Kids is open to all children in grades 1 – 6. Interested families can register their children at the library or by emailing youth@bradfordlibrary.org
  • Story Seekers:
    Fri, Oct 23, 2020
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Calling all Story Seekers!  The Bradford Area Public Library invites families with children ages birth to five to participate virtually in our Story Seekers program every Monday and Friday at 11:00 am. We offer a variety of literacy activities that include reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing! A new story is offered each week with play experiences that encourage active learning and inspire the imagination. Children have opportunities to create their own stories using art materials, building blocks, dramatic play, and music and movement at their home
  • Tales from the Shadows Part 2
    Fri, Oct 23, 2020
    8:00pm-9:00pm
    Are you in the mood for a spine-tingling story? Local author, William P. Robertson will share more haunting tales that include a specter or two! Discover the inspiration for his spooky stories and receive some pointers for writing in the horror genre. Tales From the Shadows will be prerecorded and posted to our Facebook page and website.  Don’t watch it alone!  This program is not intended for our young patrons.
  • Tales from the Shadows Part 3
    Fri, Oct 30, 2020
    8:00pm-9:00pm
    This week, Bill shares some stories that are suitable for middle-school viewers and older. Are you in the mood for a spine-tingling story? Local author, William P. Robertson will share more haunting tales that include a specter or two! Discover the inspiration for his spooky stories and receive some pointers for writing in the horror genre. Tales From the Shadows will be prerecorded and posted to our Facebook page and website.  Don’t watch it alone!  This program is not intended for our young patrons.
  • The Test Kitchen with Chef Rob
    Sat, Oct 24, 2020
    10:00am-11:00am
    This is a prerecorded event featuring Chef Rob from Hampton Bays, New York. The event will be posted to the library’s Facebook page on October 24 at 10:00 a.m. The recipe for his Pork Tenderloin stuffed with spinach, mozzarella and sundried tomato, can be found on the library’s website in The Test Kitchen which is located under the Virtual Programs link. https://www.bradfordlibrary.org/virtual-programs
  • Upcycle This!
    Thu, Oct 29, 2020
    12:00pm-12:15pm
    This virtual, biweekly program airs on Thursday.  It is posted to the library’s Facebook page and will then be linked to our website at a slightly later time.  Are you looking for a way to repurpose some items you have at home? Tune in for “Upcycle This!”  Projects are fun, easy and cost-effective!  Along the way, you may discover a new hobby.