Past Events

Evening Storytime

Wed, Feb 20, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm

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 February 6 is Groundhog Day by Anne Marie Pace and the book for February 20 is If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff. Debbie will lead an additional evening storytime and have craft activities related to these stories. On Wednesday, February 13, participants will listen to a story about Valentine’s Day and do a related STEM craft. They will create buildings with marshmallow hearts and toothpicks. On Wednesday, February 27, Children are invited to listen to Debbie read What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins and create their own animals.

 

Art Club

Wed, Feb 20, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Art Club is for children going in 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 February 6th, Courtney Mealy, Assistant Director of Arts Programming for Pitt-Bradford, will talk about the work of Wassily Kandinsky, Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting one of the first recognized purely abstract works They will create their own abstract painting using watercolor and acrylic paints and will have the opportunity to continue to work on their paintings on the 13th. On February 20, Courtney will introduce art club members to Jean-Michel Basquiat, an American artist who used a variety of layered drawings and painting techniques to tell a story. They will use poetry, drawing and painting to create their own mixed media self-portraits in his style. They will finish their projects the following week.

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

Juice Box Heroes with Jim Ronan

Wed, Feb 20, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

Preschool and kindergarten age children will play percussion instruments and sing along with Jim Ronan. They will learn about rhythm and sound. They will sing many childhood favorite songs and do the Hokey Pokey. That’s what it’s all about.

Teen Book Club

Tue, Feb 19, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm

The Teen Book Club will meet to discuss Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner.

Story Seekers

Mon, Feb 18, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

Story Seekers
Every Monday and Friday

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

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 February, Story Seekers will listen to stories about groundhogs, turtles, monkeys, and sheep. They will read books about animals such as Baah Choo! by Sarah Weeks and Groundhog Gets a Say by Pamela Swallow. After the stories, they will do crafts related to animals. They will have a Valentine’s Day party on Friday, February 15th. Story Seekers will read a story about Valentine’s Day and do a related craft.

No Rules Book Club and Friends Book Club

Sat, Feb 16, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am

Madeline Miles will lead a discussion of Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. Educated has been on the New York Times best seller list for 48 weeks.

“Heart-wrenching . . . a beautiful testament to the power of education to open eyes and change lives.”Amy Chua, The New York Times Book Review

Story Seekers

Fri, Feb 15, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

Story Seekers
Every Monday and Friday

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

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 February, Story Seekers will listen to stories about groundhogs, turtles, monkeys, and sheep. They will read books about animals such as Baah Choo! by Sarah Weeks and Groundhog Gets a Say by Pamela Swallow. After the stories, they will do crafts related to animals. They will have a Valentine’s Day party on Friday, February 15th. Story Seekers will read a story about Valentine’s Day and do a related craft.

Evening Storytime

Wed, Feb 13, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm

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 February 6 is Groundhog Day by Anne Marie Pace and the book for February 20 is If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff. Debbie will lead an additional evening storytime and have craft activities related to these stories. On Wednesday, February 13, participants will listen to a story about Valentine’s Day and do a related STEM craft. They will create buildings with marshmallow hearts and toothpicks. On Wednesday, February 27, Children are invited to listen to Debbie read What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins and create their own animals.

 

CARE for Children Best baby

Wed, Feb 13, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm

CARE for Children's Best Baby Playgroup is a free program geared children from birth to 2 years and their parents. Join us at CARE for Children Center for a short activity, a chance for children to play, and an opportunity to network. You'll see why they call CARE for Children the "Best Baby Playgroup!"

Older children are invited to join the evening storytime which runs at the same time.

Art Club

Wed, Feb 13, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Art Club is for children going in 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 February 6th, Courtney Mealy, Assistant Director of Arts Programming for Pitt-Bradford, will talk about the work of Wassily Kandinsky, Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting one of the first recognized purely abstract works They will create their own abstract painting using watercolor and acrylic paints and will have the opportunity to continue to work on their paintings on the 13th. On February 20, Courtney will introduce art club members to Jean-Michel Basquiat, an American artist who used a variety of layered drawings and painting techniques to tell a story. They will use poetry, drawing and painting to create their own mixed media self-portraits in his style. They will finish their projects the following week.

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

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.