Upcoming Events

Sat
Dec
16

Self-Defense with Michael Miller

4:00 PM

Mike Miller is offering a free self-defense class. Michael Miller is an international martial arts instructor who has been involved with the martial arts for over twenty-five years. He currently holds a fifth degree black belt (Associate Professor) in American Kenpo (a modern practical self-defense system) under Sean Kelley (an internationally sought out instructor). Miller was granted as an honorary Guardian Angel under the direction of 25 year Guardian Angel Sean Kelley. Miller believes in community service and is always looking for ways to better his community. Helping others is his primary focus. He has taught seminars for Bradford City police officers, McKean County Care for Children (special needs children, and the staff), YWCA, girl scouts and boy scouts, Bradford High women’s cross country team, the YMCA, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford High gym classes, the National Guard (hand to hand combat), and more.  This class is free and open to the public. Registration for the class will be taken at the Circulation Desk or call 362-6527.

Mon
Dec
18

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. This month’s themes are Christmas, rhyming and songs.

Tue
Dec
19

Teen Book Club

5:00 PM

The Teen Book Club will meet to discuss Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.

Fri
Dec
22

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. This month’s themes are Christmas, rhyming and songs.

Sat
Dec
23

Michael Morton and His Reindeer

10:30 AM

Michael Morton will bring Santa and his reindeer to spread some Christmas cheer. It will be an opportunity to visit and take pictures with Santa and his reindeer before they have to return to the North Pole. This free program is open to children of all ages.

 

Tue
Dec
26

Chess Club

4:00 PM

Do you play chess? We now have a club that is just for you. Bob Ferguson of the American Chess School will facilitate this new club. Sign up at the circulation desk or call (814) 362-6527. 

Fri
Dec
29

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. This month’s themes are Christmas, rhyming and songs.

Sun
Dec
31

First Night New Year’s Eve Day Party

11:00 AM

Marty Loomis will return with his bubble machine to ring in the New Year. Families can listen to music, dance and sing together. The library will provide party hats and noise makers. At noon the balloons will drop as we count down to the New Year. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. It will be a great opportunity for families to comes together and celebrate a New Year’s Eve Day. Fun for the entire family!

Library Hours

Mon. & Wed. 10 - 7

Tues., Thurs., Fri. & 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.