Past Events

Middle Ground Book Club

Thu, Dec 5, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Middle Ground Book Club, for grades 5-8, will meet to discuss Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt and play the popular Battle of the Books.

 

Art Club

Thu, Dec 5, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Art Club is for children 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 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.

Laura Hickey, local artist, will lead the December 5 and 12 sessions. Participants must attend both sessions. Art club members will explore the work of Wayne Thiebaud. Throughout his career, Thiebaud utilized everyday objects and food as subject matter for his painting. In the spirit of the season, we will use similar techniques to create still life painting on panel of a holiday favorite:  gingerbread! A baker from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will bake the gingerbread cookies for the still life. On December 12, we will enjoy gingerbread cookies made for the session.

Miss Judy will lead the final session on December 19th. This month we will make Christmas cards. Participants must pre-register for this club and space is limited to 15 students.  Register at the Circulation Desk or call 362-6527. Art Club will resume on January 9th, after the holidays.

Evening Storytime

Wed, Dec 4, 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. On December 4th, we will read Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht, a story of holiday tradition of finding and decorating the Christmas tree. We will follow up this story with a craft. Miss Debbie will share a book about a snowman and do an activity related to the book. On December 18th, Miss Mary will read Russell’s Christmas Magic by Rob Scotton. Santa’s sleigh broke down leaving Santa stranded in the woods. Santa is worried that Christmas will be cancelled but Russell the Sheep comes to the rescue! A perfect book to get us ready to go to bed. Don’t miss out on the fun.

Adult Puzzles

Wed, Dec 4, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Elaine Summerday, our senior outreach coordinator, will facilitate an adult puzzles program.  This program will be held on the first Wednesday each month. This month we will offer a special holiday program, which includes a holiday story, legends, riddles, puzzles, and songs. Spacing for this program is limited to 20 people. Register at the Circulation Desk or call 814-362-6527.

Holiday Munchies with Laurie Maletto

Mon, Dec 2, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

Holiday Munchies with Laurie Maletto

Monday, December 2

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Laurie Maletto, of Penn State Extension, will share her holiday spirit with our Story Seekers. They will listen to the story of Christmas and decorate cookies.

Michael Morton’s Turkeys

Wed, Nov 27, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Michael Morton returns with his turkeys. He will talk about the difference between male and female turkeys, why some gobble and others do not, and what it means when a turkey’s face turns blue.  It will be a great learning program for all ages.

 

 

Chess Club

Tue, Nov 26, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Do you play chess? We have a club that is just for you. Bob Ferguson of the American Chess School will facilitate the club.

Creative Share

Mon, Nov 25, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

Story Seekers

Mon, Nov 25, 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 November, the Story Seekers will share a book and plan an activity covering the themes of helping each other and being thoughtful. We will celebrate Veterans Day and Thanksgiving by giving thanks for those who do so much for us. Story Seekers will not meet on Friday, November 29.

Story Seekers

Fri, Nov 22, 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 November, the Story Seekers will share a book and plan an activity covering the themes of helping each other and being thoughtful. We will celebrate Veterans Day and Thanksgiving by giving thanks for those who do so much for us. Story Seekers will not meet on Friday, November 29.

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.