News & Events

Upcoming Events

 

150 Years of Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Legacy

Tuesday, September 14 – Friday, September 17, at 6:30 PM (except Friday at 6 PM)

 

Wednesday, September 15 – 6:30 PM 

  • S. R. Dresser:  His Company & Magnificent Mansion  Presenter:  Marc South                                           
  •  Louis Emery, Jr.:  His Legacy & Enduring Impact     Presenter:  Meredith Fesenmeyer

Thursday, September 16 – 6:30 PM                                                                                                                     

  • The Refinery:  Its Beginning, and Its Connection to Racing  Presenter:  Fred Proper,                               
  •  John C. Looker:  The Man and His Impact on the Area     Presenter: Dennis Stromberg, Great Grandson

Friday, September 17 – 6:00 PM                                                                                                                           

Stories From the Oil Patch:  Interactive Audience Discussion  Presenter:  Mike Nenno

 

 

Middle Ground Book Club

Thursday, September 2, 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:  youth@bradfordlibrary.org

 

 

Upcycle This!

Thursday, September 2, 16, & 30 at 12 PM, Virtual

Join us Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. for this biweekly, virtual program (Sept. 2, 16, and 30)
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 premiers on the library’s Facebook page.
Episodes can also be found on the library’s YouTube channel.

 

 

Side Hustle

Featuring:  Kumbha Moon Soap Co.

Wednesday, September 8 at 6 PM

 

We are celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit that is the backbone of our country. Each month we will spotlight a local small business from our region during this virtual program. This month we are traveling to Hinsdale, NY and are treated to a behind-the-scenes look at Kumbha Moon Soap Co., purveyors of natural, artisan soaps.
This is a prerecorded program that will premier on the library’s Facebook page on Wednesday, September 8 at 6 PM. It will also link to the library’s YouTube channel.

 

Story Seekers

Mondays & Fridays at 11 AM (except Labor Day)

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

Join the story time fun every Monday and Friday beginning September 13th.  We will read stories, sing some songs, and maybe do a craft or two!  This program is limited to ten (10) children and their parent/caregiver.  Registration is necessary.
Call 814-362-6527, visit the Circulation Desk, or email youth@bradfordlibrary.org.

 

 

The Test Kitchen

Saturday, September 11 & 25  at 12 PM, Virtual

The Test Kitchen is a biweekly, prerecorded program. We find the recipes, prepare the food and then rate the dish! Bring your appetite! On Saturday, September 11 & 25, at 12 PM we will share some recipes sourced from popular magazines and the library’s cookbooks!
Episodes can also be found on the library’s YouTube channel.

 

 

Yoga Sculpt

Monday, September 13, 27, & 30  at 6 PM

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. 
This new program will also stream Live on the library’s Facebook page on Monday, September 13, and 27 at 6 PM.
All classes are 30 minutes in length and can squeeze into any busy schedule.
No Registration Necessary

 

Juice Box Heroes

Wednesday, September 15 at 11 AM

Join Jim Ronan for music and fun! On Wednesday, September 15 at 11 AM.  This program is perfect for children ages birth – 5 years old.  Please watch the library’s Facebook page for late-breaking changes and sign up for email notifications.

 

Basic PowerPoint Class

Thursday, September 16 at 5:30 PM 

This in-person program will cover the BASICS of the presentation software, Microsoft PowerPoint. PowerPoint is an essential program for work, and school. No prior experience with PowerPoint is required. Registration is necessary for this program as attendance will be limited to eight (8) to allow for social distancing requirements.   To register:  call 814-362-6527, visit the Circulation Desk, or email marketing@bradfordlibrary.org.

 

 

Copy Cat

Wednesday, September 22, at 6 PM

It’s never to early to begin planning for Halloween! Attend the next session of Copy Cat to make your own “book of spells,” perfect for your Halloween scene. While supplies will be provided, participants are encouraged to bring any unique items that they may wish to incorporate into their creation (i.e. plastic bugs, bats, skeleton, etc.). See you Wednesday, September 22 at 6 PM.  Participation is limited to twelve (12) individuals, so register early! Call 814-362-6527 or email marketing@bradfordlibrary.org.

 

Teen Book Club

Tuesday,September 21 at 5PM

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

 

Creative Youth

Tuesday, September 14 at 5 PM (3rd-7th grade) and 5:45 PM (8th-12th grade)

Do you have a creative work you would enjoy sharing with others (i.e. story, poem, music, art, pictures, etc.)? Then the library is your venue! Creative Youth is  welcoming participants for this in-person program.  Registration is required.  Call 814-362-6527 or email youth@bradfordlibrary.org

 

Kulinary Kids

Wednesday, September 15, at 4:30 PM via Zoom



Things are about to heat up in the kitchen again when Kulinary Kids returns on September 15th and runs for 5 straight weeks! This program, for Kindergarten – 3rd grade students, begins at 4:30 PM. Pick up the to-go kits at the library and meet Laurie Maletto, Penn State Extension nutritionist, on Zoom for the cooking class. Registration is required. Call 814-362-6527 or email youth@bradfordlibrary.org

Evening Storytime

Wednesday, September 15 at 7 PM 

Evening Storytime is returning, virtually in September. This is a prerecorded event that posts to the library’s Facebook page on Wednesday evenings. If area adults would like to read two children’s stories, please contact Judy Carr to schedule an appointment to be recorded. Email program@bradfordlibrary.org

 

The French and Indian War

Thursday, September 23 at 7 PM, Virtual

Local author and historian, Bill Robertson, will share some local history as it pertains to the French and Indian War. The Pennsylvania woods bore witness to many pivotal battles during this saga. The French and Indian War, a virtual program will air on the library’s Facebook page, Thursday, September 23 at 7 PM. It will also link to the library’s YouTube channel after this date.

 

Creative Share

Monday, September 27 at 6 PM

Do you have a creative work you would enjoy sharing with others (i.e. story, poem, music, art, pictures, etc.)? Then the library is your venue! Creative Share is  welcoming adult participants for this in-person program.

Stop by the library during Banned Books Week!  Check out our book display, enter a 4-person team in our Banned Books Trivia night, and engage in other fun activities!

Banned Books Trivia Night

Wednesday, September 29 at 6 PM

Join us for a night of fun as we raise awareness about censorship. Banned Books Week (Sept. 26 – Oct. 2) is an annual event celebrating our freedom to read. The theme of this year’s event is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.” Form a team (Max. 4 people) and square off against others for a chance to win BACC gift certificates that are good at several local businesses! Registrations are encouraged to ensure adequate supplies are on hand.  Register your team at the Circulation Desk or email marketing@bradfordlibrary.org

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

School Survival Bags for Tweens & Teens

Kick off the school year right! Register for a free School Survival bag, courtesy of the Bradford Library and TRL while supplies last! These reusable bags include school supplies, a book, snacks, and self care items. The Bags are intended for Teens and Tweens 12-18...

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