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Employee to Entrepreneur Webinar

Tuesday, August 17, 6:30 PM

Americans are facing the reality that layoffs, downsizing, unemployment and underemployment have become a way of life as a result of the current worldwide pandemic.

When unemployment benefits terminate, severance pay disappears, and job interviews are non-existent despite circulating hundreds of resumes, months of networking, and attending dozens of virtual job fairs, self-employment may be the only viable option to staying financially afloat.  This webinar explains the entrepreneurial philosophy and presents a realistic overview of what self-employment entails.

This webinar is divided into two segments:  lecture and question-and-answer period.  The topics covered include personality analysis, assets assessment, prioritizing, goal-setting, and the initial steps in business formation, including registering a business registration, filing for sales tax collection authorization, opening a business checking account and addressing business-related insurance concerns.

Constance Hallinan Lagan, director of The Entrepreneurial Center for Small Business Development, lectures nationwide on the job search, career advancement, entrepreneurship and personal growth. 

Connie’s byline appears in more than sixty publications, including Woman’s Circle, Entrepreneur, In Business, Income Opportunities, Chamber of Commerce Pacesetter, Profitable Merchandising, Successful Meetings and Professional Speaker

Yoga Sculpt with Kathy

Monday, Aug. 2 at 6 PM, FREE

Local yoga instructor, Kathy Wright, is leading a FREE, in-person yoga program at the library!
Yoga sculpt combines the benefits of traditional yoga with the benefits of strength training. Using light weights or just body weight, participants will improve endurance and mobility, while also toning muscles and strengthening their body. Individuals will need a yoga mat and 1,2, or 3 lb weights. 
No weights? Participants can use 2 soup cans the same size or 2 filled, unopened water bottles.

Are you ready? Yoga Sculpt with Kathy will stream Live from the library’s Facebook page at 6 PM. Or, join us in person at the library (safety protocols will be observed)!



Story Walk

Tuesday, August 3 – 15 , FREE


 In conjunction with National Night Out (August 3), the Bradford Area Public Library is once again partnering with members of the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce to host a story walk for families to enjoy! Grab a story walk packet from the library and head over to Main Street to find pages from the Police in Our School book in several storefront windows! But, don’t leave out the Police and Fire Departments! They have pages too! Return your completed story walk packet to the library by August 16 (story walk ends on Sunday, August 15) and you may be randomly selected to win a prize!!


Summer Reading Picnic

Friday, August 6, 11 aM, FREE

Summer is winding down. Join in more fun at the Jan Hamilton park, Friday, August 6 at 11 AM. We will have stories, games, food, and awards for our Summer Reading Challenge winners!
This is a free program for all area children. Registration is not necessary, but appreciated.  Don’t miss out. Register today!  Email


Upcycle This!

Thurs., Aug. 5 at 12 pM, FREE

Join us Thursday at 12:00 p.m. for this biweekly, virtual program.
We complete a variety of craft projects with materials easily found at home or a local thrift store.
“Upcycle This!” is a prerecorded video that is posted to the library’s Facebook page, so you can enjoy it any time that is convenient for you!  Episodes can also be found on the library’s YouTube channel.



Middle Ground Book Club

Thurs., Aug 5 at 5 PM

Charlie Thorne is a genius.  Charlie Thorne is a thief.  Charlie Thorne isn’t old enough to drive.

And now it’s up to her to save the world…
Decades ago, Albert Einstein devised an equation that could benefit all life on earth—or destroy it. Fearing what would happen if the equation fell into the wrong hands, he hid it.
But now, a diabolical group is closing in on its location. In desperation, a team of CIA agents drags Charlie into the hunt.
Middle Ground Book Club will meet in-person on the first Thursday of every month at 5:00 PM.
For more information email



Monday, August 9, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

What makes a perfect day?! Friends, books, and food! The library will have all three during the next Read-athon
Monday, August 9 from 10:30 Am – 3:30 PM
All area youth (all ages) are invited to this free event! Registration is appreciated, but not required.


Michael Morton’s Petting Zoo

Friday, August 13, 11AM

The animals from the Sun-Dance-Kids-Farm are returning for another petting zoo at the library Friday, August 13 at 11 AM.
Come say ‘hello’ to the animals and your friends at the library!


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