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Upcoming Events


Adorable Hedgehogs

Saturday, January 8 at 11 AM

Michael Morton is bringing his adorable hedgehogs to the library!  Get a close-up look of these cute animals, that some people own as pets.


Adult Book Club

Saturday, January 15 at 10 AM

The next club meeting will be Saturday, January 15 at 10 AM. January’s book is:

Lady Clementine
Marie Benedict.


Yoga Sculpt

Monday, January 10 & 24 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 program will also stream Live on the library’s Facebook page. All classes are 30 minutes in length.   No Registration Necessary


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!  This program is limited to ten (10) children and their parent/caregiver.  Registration is necessary. **Story Seekers will begin again on Monday, January 10**
Call 814-362-6527, visit the Circulation Desk, or email



Middle Ground Book Club

Thursday, January 6 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:



Upcycle This!

Thursday, January 13 & 27 at 7 PM 

Upcycle This! is a biweekly, prerecorded program that premiers on the library’s Facebook page on Thursdays. We complete a variety of craft projects with materials easily found at home or a local thrift store. Many previous episodes can also be found on the library’s YouTube channel.




Building Blocks

Wednesday, January 26 at 10 AM  

What does Judy Brown have up her sleeve for this month’s project?!  Tune into the library’s Facebook page as this prerecorded program premiers on Wed., January 26.  This program can also be accessed on the library’s YouTube Channel.  Judy will demonstrate the making of a Valentine’s Day-themed table topper, or wall hanging.



Coffee with the Curator:  Roadtrip Edition

Tuesday, January 11 at 10 AM

Coffee with the Curator has traveled to the Cattaraugus County Museum to visit with curator, Brian McClellan.  Hear the story of The Randolph Mammoth during this special edition.  This prerecorded program will premiere on the library’s Facebook page on January 11.  Individuals without a social media account can access this interesting story on the library’s YouTube channel.


Copy Cat

Thursday, January 13 at 6 PM

Join us for a fun, in-person program on Thursday, January 13 at 6 PM when Taffy Meyer demonstrates how to make paper beads!

Participation for this free program is limited to twelve (12) individuals, so register early! Call 814-362-6527 or email:


Teen Reading Lounge

Monday, January 24 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


Juice Box Heroes

Wednesday, January 19 at 11 AM

Join Jim Ronan for music and fun!  This program is perfect for children ages birth – 5 years old.  This in-person program is held in the children’s library space.


Creative Writing

Thursday, January 20 at 6 PM

Former English teacher and local author, Bill Robertson will lead participants in an introductory creative writing exercise. Individuals will explore methods to create a colorful character and will try their hand at character development in a fun and supportive environment.
Wednesday, January 19 at 6 PM

Veil of Fire

Horrific 1884 Train Wreck

Research by Scott Canfield with assistance from BFD Landmark Society

Saturday, January 22 at 11 AM

Hear the story of the victims and survivors of the horrific January 15, 1884 train wreck that claimed the lives of four individuals.  The event was researched by Scott Canfield of Erie, PA with assistance provided by the Bradford Landmark Society.  Mr. Canfield will share his findings and a model train that depicts the setting of this wreck and the various factors that contributed to the event.


Trivia Night:  General Info

Tuesday, January 25 at 6 PM

Let’s test your knowledge of general trivia during our next Trivia Night. Form your teams (4 ppl. max.) or play individually. Either way, it is sure to be a blast!
Tuesday, January 25 at 6 PM
Registration is necessary. Call 814-362-6527 or email



Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thursday, January 27 at 6 PM

 Veteran, Wade Confer will share his personal experiences and observations.

Confer is a veteran of the United States Army Paratrooper Artillery division, having been drafted in January 1957.  While in the service, he was stationed in Germany.  He also returned to Germany with the church group, Vacation with a Purpose.  During his times in Germany, he was able to be with German families and heard many first-hand accounts of life lived during Nazi Germany.   This program is intended for mature audiences, as the content may be disturbing.

Prairie Dogs

Saturday, January 29 at 11 AM

We cannot get enough of cute animals. How about you? There will be no shortage of animal charm, as Michael Morton returns with his prairie dogs on Saturday, January 29 at 11 AM.

Evening Storytime

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM 

Evening Storytime has returned. 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 Debbie Dean to schedule an appointment to be recorded. Email


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