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Upcoming Events


The Art of Seed Harvesting

with Master Gardener, Steve Marconi

Wednesday, August 3 at 5:30 PM

Penn State Extension Master Gardener, Steve Marconi will demonstrate how to harvest seeds for personal use or to donate to the library’s future Seed Library! Come be apart of an exciting new library endeavor on Wednesday, August 3 at 5:30 PM.

This program will have an indoor and outdoor component, as Steve explains: cultivar maintenance, plant cycles, seed preparation, and storage, just to name a few topics that will be covered!


Building Blocks

Wednesday, August 3 at 10 AM


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. Wednesday, August 3, at 10 AM
Episodes can also be found on the library’s YouTube channel.


Upcycle This!

Thursday, August 4 & 18  at 7 PM


Join us Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. for this biweekly, virtual program August 4 & 18 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.


Restorative Yoga with Kathy

Tuesday, August 9 at 6 PM


Explore the benefits of Restorative Yoga with local instructor, Kathy Wright. Using a variety of pillows and blankets/towels, participants will achieve a full body balance during the one hour session.
This free, in-person program does not require registration. Participants will supply their own yoga mats and pillows/blankets. Interested individuals can also participate via the library’s Live Stream on Facebook. Join us on Tuesday, August 9  at 6PM.

Cooking with Fresh Vegetables

Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 PM


Gain more valuable information from the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, as well as the Extension’s Food, Family, and Health EFNEP during the Cooking with Fresh Vegetables program on Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 PM. Participants will receive instruction on drying, freezing, and canning vegetables!

Nutritionist, Laurie Maletto will be on hand to create some delicious and nutritious recipes too.

Registration is necessary. Call 814-362-6527 or email



The Open Book Club

Saturday, August 20 at 10:30 AM


The next club meeting will be Saturday, August 20 at 10:30 AM.  

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


AUGUST: A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

SEPTEMBER: The Girl Who Smiles Beads by Clementine Wameriya

OCTOBER: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Flea Market GardeningThe Open Book Club

Saturday, August 20 at 11 AM


Master Gardener, Keith Adkins will illustrate easy ways to introduce some whimsy and fun into our gardens with examples of clever DIY projects made with flea market finds! Attendees will then have an opportunity to create colorful mushrooms for their own gardens. Registration is necessary for this Saturday, August 20th program. See you at 11 AM!  Call 814-362-6527 or email: to register.

Copy Cat

Wednesday, August 24 at 6 PM


Join us for a fun, in-person program on Wednesday, August 24 at 6 PM when attendees will create hand-painted glassware.
Participation for this free program is limited to twelve (12) individuals, so register early! Call 814-362-6527 or email:


Trivia Night

Tuesday, August 30  at 6 PM


Let’s test our knowledge about everything during our next Trivia Night on Tuesday, August 30 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

Wednesday, August 31 at 6:00 PM


Introducing a new book club for our community of bibliophiles! The BYO-Book Club! Read what you like, when you like! Bring your Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Murder-Mayhem, and Historical Fiction! Bring what you enjoy and share it with others in this totally informal club for people who are crazy about books! All are welcome (age 19+). See you Wednesday, August 31 at 6 PM.

OrJames Lab

Mini Courses:  August 1 – 19

It may be summer, but class is in session! OrJames Lab is once again offering a variety of online mini courses August 1 – 19. Join a community of life-long learners and engage in stimulating lectures and discussions. Sign up for any three (3) courses for just $30! For full course descriptions and to register, visit:
Help yourself while helping the library. Sign up for one course and the fee will be donated to the Bradford Library.




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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Middle Ground Book Club

Thursday, August 4  at 5 pm


Middle Ground Book Club will meet in-person on the first Thursday of every month at 5:00 PM.  For more information, email:



Read – athon

Monday, August 8 at 10:30 AM


Love to read?! Bring a friend and spend a few hours with us!! Students in grades 6-12 are invited to bring a book and read silently from 10:30 AM – 12 PM. Every half hour, participants will get a food coupon from a local fast food establishment and a raffle ticket to win a BACC gift certificate! No registration necessary. Refreshments will be available to encourage participants to stay and read. However, no one is required to remain for the full 1.5 hours.
Monday, August 8, 10:30 AM – 12 PM

For more information, email:



Pitt Trail Walk

Thursday, August 11 at 10:15 AM


Registered students in grades 6-12 will be joining Dr. Mulcahy from Pitt-Bradford’s Biology department to learn how to identify specific trees and plants. Students will meet in the parking lot next to McDowell Hall on the Pitt-Bradford campus at 10:15 AM to get their free sketch books and plant identification cards as well as a bottle of water. The group will head to the Pitt Trail and sketch plants and leaves along the way. Light snacks will be provided. Call 814-362-6527 or visit the Circ Desk to register.
Thursday, August 11
10:30 AM – 12 PM



Teen Reading Lounge

Tuesday, August 16 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:


Teen/Tween Trivia

Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30 PM


Test your pop music, movie, video game, and Harry Potter knowledge during our new Teen/Tween Trivia! Participants may enter as a group (no more than 4), or can be paired with other book club members. Attendees may win young adult novels for each round they win. A grand prize will be awarded at the end of the game to the winning team. Students in grades 6 – 12 are welcome to participate. Call 814-362-6527 or visit the Circ Desk to register.

For more information, email:



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!  



Reading with Percy

Saturday, August 13 at 11 AM

The little horse with the big heart is returning to the library on Saturday, August 13 at 11 AM.
Area youth can enjoy Percy, a great story, and a fun craft!




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! 


Petting Zoo

Thursday, August 18 at 11 AM 

Michael Morton is returning with his adorable animals from the Sun-Dance-Kids-Farm. Come say ‘Hello!’ to all of them on Thursday, August 18 at 11AM.



Oceans of Possibilities

End of Summer Picnic 

Callahan Park Pavilion

Friday, August 19 at 11 AM

Join the fun as we celebrate the end of the Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program.  All area youth who participated are asked to submit their reading logs to the library by MONDAY, AUGUST 15.

Reading prizes will be awarded during the end of summer picnic that will be held at the Callahan Park pavilion at 11 AM.  The library will provide some food and beverages.  Families are asked to bring a dish to pass if they are able.



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

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Peterson’s Test and Career Prep

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