Past Events

Annual Report to the Community

Mon, Oct 21, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us for the Bradford Area Public Library’s Annual Report to the Community

Monday, October 21, 6:00 PM

Bradford Area Public Library: Sarah B. Dorn Community Room

 

We will be honoring our 2018/2019 donors, showcasing our programming & outreach services, and providing updates on grant-funded projects. Deborah Price, Evergreen Elm CEO, will be the Keynote speaker. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Story Seekers

Mon, Oct 21, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

Calling all Story Seekers!  The Bradford Area Public Library invites families with children ages birth to five 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 October, the Story Seekers will share a book and plan an activity covering the themes of being kind to others, manners and emotions. Story Seekers will also celebrate Halloween and fall through books and related crafts.

No Rules Book Club and Friends Book Club

Sat, Oct 19, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am

Isabelle Champlin will lead a discussion of Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement.


“A tender coming of age story so warmly delivered you almost forget how much of its plot involves smuggling, spycraft, and assassins…the novel becomes at once a mystery tale and an exploration into how much of our lives are out of our control, especially in wartime.” —Mark Athitakis, The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Story Seekers

Fri, Oct 18, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

Calling all Story Seekers!  The Bradford Area Public Library invites families with children ages birth to five 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 October, the Story Seekers will share a book and plan an activity covering the themes of being kind to others, manners and emotions. Story Seekers will also celebrate Halloween and fall through books and related crafts.

STEM for Kids

Thu, Oct 17, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm

This program is for children in the 1st through 6th grade and their families. The goal of this hands-on program is for families to explore science together.  On October 3rd, they will build a paint pendulum which they use the following week for the Art Reflection workshop. They will learn about motion and balance as they build their pendulum with recycled materials. Later this month, they will use recycled materials to build buildings. Participants must pre-register for this club.  Register at the Circulation Desk.

Evening Storytime

Wed, Oct 16, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Don't forget to check out our evening storytime! You are invited to join us again for a light story and craft to spark your imagination before bed. On October 9th, We will read Pete the Cat and the Magic Sunglasses about Pete the Cat who wakes up feeling grumpy—nothing seems to be going his way. But with the help of some magic sunglasses, Pete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along. We will follow up with crafts related to the book. We will then celebrate Halloween with a story and related craft on October 23rd.  Miss Mary will share a  Corduroy book and do a teddy bear craft on October 2nd. We will read a book about cows and do a related craft on October 16th. Don’t miss out on the fun.

 

Juice Box Heroes with Jim Ronan

Wed, Oct 16, 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, Oct 15, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm

The Teen Book Club will meet to discuss Alive by Chandler Baker.

Michael Morton’s Creepy Crawlers

Mon, Oct 14, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

Michael Morton is returning with his creepy Crawlers- a tarantula, iguanas, and other creatures that crawl.

Checkers the Inventor: Spooky Island Safety Show

Sat, Oct 12, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

Checkers brings in characters from the mysterious spooky island! Kids of all ages will be enthralled with the custom painted props, engaging storyline, hilarious characters, and many twists and turns! Checkers the Inventor will give special lessons on Halloween safety throughout the performance. This show features a combination of comedy, magic, juggling, unicycling, a giant balloon stunt, and the Checkers Machine. Checkers’ unique ability to provide educational entertaining performances has led to him being selected to perform at The White House three times to promote Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign! Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Checkers the Inventor and his robot sidekick, Snoozer! The event is free and open to the community.

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.