News & Events
My Afterlife: A 20-Year Old Tale
Saturday, June 24 at 1:30 PM
Smethport native and author, Dave McElwee will be visiting the library on Saturday, June 24 at 1:30 PM for a special event.
Inside My Afterlife: A 20-Year-Old Tale, A 5-Act Presentation and Book Signing.
Light refreshments will be available as well as a few copies of McElwee’s book, My Afterlife for purchase.
“My Afterlife tethers tragic events and humorous situations to complex human experiences such as faith, death, and social complications encountered by each as time passes during their journey. Hopefully, the reader will reflect on their own life, shaped by important (and unimportant) events and decisions, leading them to ask, ‘What if…?’ “
Tuesdays in June 10 AM – 12 PM
30 minute appts.
Saturday, June 10 at 11 AM
Registration is easy: Call 814-362-6527, visit the Circ Desk, or email [email protected]
Adult Summer Reading Challenge: All Together Now
Begins Monday, June 12
Monday, June 12 at 1 PM
or email [email protected]
Thursday, June 15 at 11 AM (NEW DATE & TIME)
email [email protected] to register.
The Open Book Club
Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 AM
“I LOVED this novel….If you have ever sung along to a hit on the radio, in any decade, then you will devour Mary Jane at 45 rpm.” —Nick Hornby
Friday, June 16 at 6 PM (virtual)
Movie Monday: 12 Years a Slave (R)
Monday, June 19 at 6 PM
Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
Tuesday, June 20 at 1 PM
Tuesday, June 20 at 6 PM
Youth Department Events
‘Found’ Objects Sought
Free Summer Workshops
July & August
Youth Reading Challenge: All Together Now
Begins Monday, June 5
Middle Ground Book Club
Thursday, June 1 at 5 PM
Teen Book Club
Tuesday, June 20 at 5 PM
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Juice Box Heroes
Wednesday, June 14 at 11 AM
Friday, June 30 at 10:30 AM
Mondays and Fridays at 11 AM
Learning with Legos
Wednesdays at 10 AM
Mark Your Calendars
General Grant and the Battle for Vicksburg: 160th Anniversary
Wednesday, July 12 at 6 PM
Full-time professional living historian, Kenneth Serfass, returns as General Ulysses S. Grant to mark the 160th Anniversary of the Battle for Vicksburg.
Book Premiere with David Poyer
Wednesday, July 19 at 6:30 PM
Book Launch Party: Vaulting Through Time
Tuesday, July 25 at 6 PM
Join local author and Pitt-Bradford professor, Nancy McCabe for the release of her newest book: Vaulting Through Time.
Sixteen-year-old gymnast Elizabeth finds herself catapulting through time in order to solve the mystery of her own birth and stop a fellow time traveler whose actions may prevent her from being born.
Chautauqua Institute Author Visit
Wednesday, August 2 at 8 AM (departure)
Adults age 19+ are invited to join our first post-COVID library sponsored field trip for all our book clubs and community members! The trip is slated for Wednesday, August 2, to see Young Adult author, Kwame Alexander at the Chautauqua Institute (he’ll be signing books also).
We will travel with Niagara Scenic Bus, leaving at 8 AM (we will confirm the departure site, possibly the Mall/bank parking lot) and returning to Bradford at 5 PM approx. The cost is $60 which includes the gate fee and bus transportation. Lunch is not included. Library volunteer, Marie Troskosky has been instrumental in working out the particulars for us! Thanks Marie!
If you have any questions, Marie has offered that you contact her directly at 814-598-3480 (C) or 814-368-5463 (H).
A sign up sheet will be made available at the Circulation Desk. Thank you for your interest and support of this exciting venture.
News & Updates
We Have A YouTube Channel!
Now the library's virtual programming can be easily accessed on the Bradford Area Public Library's new YouTube Channel! We have currently uploaded forty-two of our recorded programs and have 60+ to go!! Take a moment and check it out! BAPL YouTube Channel