Upcoming Events

Wed
Jan
23

Art Club

4:00 PM

The Art Club is for children going into the 1st through 6th grade. Members study the works of famous artists and different forms of art and create works of art that illustrate the work. 

 

The Art Club is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. With the funding from this grant, the Art Club is able to offer art classes facilitated by local artists. On January 9th, Courtney Mealy, Assistant Director of Arts Programming for Pitt-Bradford, will talk about the work of Alberto Giacometti, a Swiss artist whose work exaggerated the human figure and form. They will create their own “bronze” sculpture and will have the opportunity to continue to work on their sculptures for the on the 16th. On January 23, Courtney will introduce art club members to Hannah Hoch, who uses photomontage to address her thoughts about the world. Photomontage is the process of making a composite photograph by cutting, gluing, rearranging and overlapping two or more photographs into a new image. They will use age appropriate images from magazines and newspapers to create works of their own. The will finish up their projects during the last two weeks of the month.

 

Spacing is limited to 16 participants and preregistration is required to participate. The program is free and open to the public.

Evening Storytime

6:00 PM

Don't forget to check out our evening storytime! You are invited to join us for a light story and craft to spark your imagination before bed. The book for January 2 is Penguin Problems by Jory John and the book for January 16 is The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield. Debbie will lead an additional evening storytime and have craft activities related to these stories. On Wednesday, January 9, participants are invited to bring their teddy bears in as Debbie shares Where’s My Teddy, by Jez Alborough and does a related teddy bear craft. Come to our PJ party on Wednesday, January 23. Children are invited to wear their PJ’s and listen to Debbie read Pajama Pirates by Andrew Kramer. On Wednesday, January  30, she will read The Skunk Book: A Picture Book by Mac Barnett and do a related craft.

Fri
Jan
25

Story Seekers

11:00 AM

Calling all Story Seekers!  The Bradford Area Public Library invites families with children ages birth to 5 to participate 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.

 

During the month of January, Story Seekers will listen to stories about construction and animals. For the first Story Seeker of the year, we will read Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper and do a craft related to construction. For the remaining Story Seekers, they will read books about animals such as Frog on a Log by Kes Gray and Hoot and Peep by Lita Judge. After the stories, they will do crafts related to animals.

Mon
Jan
28

Story Seekers

11:00 AM

Calling all Story Seekers!  The Bradford Area Public Library invites families with children ages birth to 5 to participate 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.

 

During the month of January, Story Seekers will listen to stories about construction and animals. For the first Story Seeker of the year, we will read Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper and do a craft related to construction. For the remaining Story Seekers, they will read books about animals such as Frog on a Log by Kes Gray and Hoot and Peep by Lita Judge. After the stories, they will do crafts related to animals.

Creative Share

3:30 PM

The Creative Share program is an opportunity for people to share their poems, songs or creative writing with others. The library has expanded its former Poetry Slam to include other forms of writing as well.

Tue
Jan
29

Chess Club

4:00 PM

Do you play chess? We have a club that is just for you. Bob Ferguson of the American Chess School will facilitate the club. Our membership is growing and includes members of the award winning state champions from Bradford.

Wed
Jan
30

Art Club

4:00 PM

The Art Club is for children going into the 1st through 6th grade. Members study the works of famous artists and different forms of art and create works of art that illustrate the work. 

 

The Art Club is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. With the funding from this grant, the Art Club is able to offer art classes facilitated by local artists. On January 9th, Courtney Mealy, Assistant Director of Arts Programming for Pitt-Bradford, will talk about the work of Alberto Giacometti, a Swiss artist whose work exaggerated the human figure and form. They will create their own “bronze” sculpture and will have the opportunity to continue to work on their sculptures for the on the 16th. On January 23, Courtney will introduce art club members to Hannah Hoch, who uses photomontage to address her thoughts about the world. Photomontage is the process of making a composite photograph by cutting, gluing, rearranging and overlapping two or more photographs into a new image. They will use age appropriate images from magazines and newspapers to create works of their own. The will finish up their projects during the last two weeks of the month.

 

Spacing is limited to 16 participants and preregistration is required to participate. The program is free and open to the public.

Evening Storytime

6:00 PM

Don't forget to check out our evening storytime! You are invited to join us for a light story and craft to spark your imagination before bed. The book for January 2 is Penguin Problems by Jory John and the book for January 16 is The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield. Debbie will lead an additional evening storytime and have craft activities related to these stories. On Wednesday, January 9, participants are invited to bring their teddy bears in as Debbie shares Where’s My Teddy, by Jez Alborough and does a related teddy bear craft. Come to our PJ party on Wednesday, January 23. Children are invited to wear their PJ’s and listen to Debbie read Pajama Pirates by Andrew Kramer. On Wednesday, January  30, she will read The Skunk Book: A Picture Book by Mac Barnett and do a related craft.

Library Hours

Mon. & Wed. 10 - 7

Tues., Thurs., Fri. 10-5

Sat. 10-5

Sun. Closed

Bradford Area
Public Library

67 West Washington St
Bradford PA 16701-1234
Phone: 814-362-6527
Mission: To provide the resources to inform, educate and enrich our community in a way that demonstrates:
  • Literacy
  • Equal access and diversity
  • Life-long learning
  • Fiscal responsibility and integrity
  • BAPL's rich heritage

Vision: To be a recognized premier library in service to our community.