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During September

Attend any Adult program during September to receive an entry ticket in our Barnes & Noble giveaway! Our random winner will be drawn on Saturday, September 30. The more programs attended, the greater the chance of winning the Barnes & Noble gift card.


Side Hustle:  Conklin Studio Pottery

Wednesday, September 7 at 6 PM


In this fourth installment of Side Hustle, we are visiting Conklin Studio Pottery in Lewis Run, Pennsylvania! Lisa Conklin will discuss her path to entrepreneurship, as well as the many people who inspired and encouraged her to follow her dream.
This virtual, prerecorded program will premiere on the library’s Facebook page and will also be linked to our YouTube Channel.

Author Visit:  Ann Hajdu Hultberg

Wednesday, September 14 at 6 PM


Local author, Ann Hajdu Hultberg, will discuss her recently published book, Something To Hold On To, on Wednesday, September 14, at 6 PM. The book is a compilation of stories depicting “the things we hold on to, whether it is an actual object like rosary beads or a prayer card, or intangible things such as love, our realizations, or a sense of humor. It’s what we hold on to through both good and bad times” states Ann. She recounts stories about her parents and friends, siblings and grandmothers, marriage and motherhood, animals and teaching, and death and regret. Her heartfelt words will leave readers laughing and crying at these poignant moments that we experience in life.
Readers who have experienced immigration or know of someone who has will relate to Ann’s stories about her father’s escape from Hungary during the 1956 Uprising (Soviet invasion of his country).
Individuals will have an opportunity to buy a book following Ann’s discussion, however; a copy can also be purchased locally at the Main Street Mercantile in Bradford, PA in advance of this program.


Upcycle This!

Thursday, September 8 & 22  at 7 PM


Join us Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. for this biweekly, virtual program September 8 & 22 at 7 PM as we repurpose thrifted items during this fun, crafting program.
“Upcycle This!” is a prerecorded video that premiers on 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.


Rediscovering Thaddeus Stevens

Monday, September 12 at 6 PM


Our community is invited to view a special documentary depicting the spirit and contributions of a passionate and successful leader in our nation’s history.   Thaddeus Stevens, an ardent abolitionist, was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania in the 1860’s.   Learn why he was such a controversial figure during his lifetime. 
Monday, September 12 at 6 PM

Building Blocks



Judy Brown, owner of the Little Fabric Garden will return with another great project! She’ll demonstrate how to create an adorable Book Pillow! Thread those sewing machines and get ready to make the project your own! Building Blocks is a prerecorded program that will premier to the library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel when the project becomes available. Many of our past works can be found on the library’s YouTube channel.


The Open Book Club

Saturday, September 17 at 10:30 AM


The next club meeting will be Saturday, September 17 at 10:30 AM.  

Club members have elected to explore the following titles during the upcoming months:

SEPTEMBER: The Girl Who Smiles Beads by Clementine Wameriya

OCTOBER: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

New participants are always welcome!

Copy Cat

Wednesday, September 21 at 6 PM


Join us for a fun, in-person program on Wednesday, September 21 at 6 PM when attendees will create a nautical-themed, mini hanging planter (sorry, the plant is not included).
Participation for this free program is limited to twelve (12) individuals, so register early! Call 814-362-6527 or email:


Trivia Night

Tuesday, September 27  at 6 PM


Let’s test our knowledge about everything during our next Trivia Night on Tuesday, September 27 at
6 PM! Enjoy the challenge with your team (4 ppl. max.) or play individually. Either way, it is sure to be a blast!
Will the defending champions retain their trophies?
Registration is necessary. Call 814-362-6527 or email:



BYO – Book Club

Special Edition

Wednesday, September 28 at 6:00 PM



Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. In 1994, she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre.
As part of the Campus & Community Read Project, join our library’s Executive Director, Rebecca Feightner, and Jeff Bosworth as they lead a book discussion for The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clementine Wameriya. All are welcome to attend in-person or interact with our Live Stream via Facebook.

Movie Masquerade:  The Princess Bride

Wed., October 5 at 6 PM

“It’s inconceivable!!” The Princess Bride is turning 35 this year. ❤️ Join us for a special, Movie Masquerade viewing of the film on Wednesday, October 5 at 6PM. Attend as your favorite character and enjoy the adventure as Westley (AKA the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to rescue Princess Buttercup! We’ll supply the popcorn! This is a free event. No registration necessary.



Craft Vendor Fair

Saturday, October 22

10 AM – 4 PM

We are thrilled to announce a new library venture!  The library will be hosting the “Fall for Your Library” Craft Vendor Fair on Saturday, October 22.  Interested craft vendors can find the Vendor Application/Agreement by clicking here.
Registration is necessary. Email:
for more information




Youth Department Events

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Teen Reading Lounge

Tuesday, September 20 at 5PM 


Local students in grades 9 – 12 are welcome to join!  Members enjoy free books, pizza, and great conversation every third (3rd) Tuesday at 5 PM.  Check us out!

The Teen Book Club will meet in-person on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:00 PM.  For more information:


Story Seekers

Mondays & Fridays at 11 AM 


Join the story time fun every Monday and Friday at 11 AM. 
We will read stories, sing some songs, and maybe do a craft or two!  



Marty the Bubble Guy

Saturday, September 17 at 11 AM

Join us for some high energy fun! Marty will bring his crazy antics, great music, fun dance moves, and BUBBLES to the Bradford Library!!
Children and adults are guaranteed a great time!
Saturday, September 17 at 11 AM



Juice Box Heroes

Wednesday, August 17 at 11 AM

Join Jim Ronan for music and fun!  This program is perfect for children ages birth – 5 years old. 
The in-person program is held in the children’s library space on the third Wednesday of the month.  Join in the singing and dancing! 


4-H STEAM Workshops

Beginning Thursday, September 22

4 PM

Attention students in grades 4 – 8! Are you interested in joining 4-H, but you’re not sure what it is all about? Here is your chance to EXPLORE all 4-H has to offer for FREE.  Attendees will explore a different 4-H project area each night, and the program will end just in time for members to enroll for the new 4-H year. Sessions run every Thursday, beginning Sept. 22 through Oct. 27 from 4 – 5 PM.
Registration is necessary.  Call 814-362-6527, visit the Circ Desk, or email




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

Teen Reading Lounge

Area teens are invited to participate in an award-winning, nontraditional book club for teens ages 12-18.  Teen Reading Lounge (TRL) is an interactive group designed for teens, with teens driving the book selections, discussions, and projects.  BAPL is proud to offer...

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Peterson’s Test and Career Prep

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