News & Events

Upcoming Events

 

The Sea Girt Lighthouse

with Living Historian, Ken Serfass

Sunday, July 24 at 3PM

The keepers assigned to Sea Girt Lighthouse were a colorful and diverse group. Major Abraham Wolf, a former Union Army major, was Sea Girt’s first keeper, posted in 1896. With a military bearing and a striking impression in his sharp uniform, coupled with a no-nonsense approach toward his duties, he served as one of the finest in the Lighthouse service. Wolfe served seven years at Sea Girt Lighthouse and by the end of his tenure was in his early 70s, making him the oldest keeper on active duty. Hear Keeper Wolfe describe his duties and experiences and how he came through the Civil War and into the Lighthouse Service. Wolfe will lead an interesting discussion of a little-known part of our coastal navigation system before computers and satellites were utilized. Sea Girt Lighthouse is the last live-in lighthouse built on the Atlantic Coast. Join us for this free program on Sunday, July 24
at 3 pm.

 

The ABC’s of Homeschooling

Monday, July 11 at 6:30PM

In-Person

Learn the in’s and out’s of homeschooling from a panel of local, experienced individuals. Parents, Megan Myers, and Tanya Wilbon will describe their paths to homeschooling, curriculum selection, as well as Pennsylvania regulations. Join us for an honest look and see if the homeschooling option is a good fit for your family on
Monday, July 11 at 6PM.

Restorative Yoga with Katy

Tuesday, July 12 at 6 PM

In-Person

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, July 12 at 6PM.

Upcycle This!

Thursday, July 7 & 21  at 7 PM

Virtual

Join us Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. for this biweekly, virtual program July 7 & 21 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.

 

The Open Book Club

(former Adult Book Club)

Saturday, July 16 at 10:30 AM

In-Person

The next club meeting will be Saturday, July 16 at 10:30 AM. Club members will be reading West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge for the month of July. Pat Shinaberger will lead the next book discussion.

Copy Cat

Wednesday, July 20 at 6 PM

In-Person

Join us for a fun, in-person program on Wednesday, July 20 at 6 PM when Janelle Nolan demonstrates the art of quilling (the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs).
Participation for this free program is limited to twelve (12) individuals, so register early! Call 814-362-6527 or email 

marketing@bradfordlibrary.org

 

Trivia Night

Tuesday, July 26 at 6 PM

In-Person

Let’s get patriotic during our next Trivia Night!
Enjoy a trip through the history of our amazing nation with your team (4 ppl. max.) or play individually. Either way, it is sure to be a blast! Tuesday, July 26 at 6 PM
Registration is necessary. Call 814-362-6527 or email marketing@bradfordlibrary.org

 

 

BYO – Book Club

Wednesday, July 27 at 6:00 PM

In-Person

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, June 22 at 6 PM.

Middle Ground Book Club

Thursday, July 7 at 5 pm

In-Person

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

 

 

Teen Reading Lounge

Tuesday, July 19 at 5PM 

In-Person

 

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

 

Teen & Tween Art Series

Thursday, July 7, 14, & 21:  4-6PM

Pitt-Bradford Assistant Director of Art Programming, Courtney Mealy, and library volunteer, Marie Troskosky, have designed a wonderfully creative art series for local teens and tweens. Register for any individual project, or sign-up for all three!
  • Patch Poetry: July 14, 4-6 PM
  • Linoleum Block Printmaking: July 21, 4-6 PM
  • Journal Making: July 28, 4-6 PM   

While the workshops are free, registration is necessary. Call 814-362-6527, visit the Circ Desk, or email the youth department to register:  program@bradfordlibrary.org

OrJames Lab:  Dissections

Wednesday, July 27 – Friday, July 29:  6-8 PM

Pitt-Bradford professor, Orin James is pleased to offer a classic dissection series for all families. Children under the age of 13, who are taking part in dissections must have adult supervision. Participants will learn the anatomy of the brain, eye, and heart. Register early, as the spots are limited for this free series. For more information, email:  program@bradfordlibrary.org

 

 

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!  

 

 

Jeffini’s Sail the Seven Seas

Tuesday, July 5 at 11 AM

Jeffini uses MAGIC & PUPPETS to encourage kids to Dream BIG and then make their dreams come true through READING!!
This year’s program features fabulous Ocean-themed magic, audience participation, AND Jeffini’s crazy puppet friends. The show features facts about the 7 Oceans of the world, sea life, and ocean travel – all based on Children’s Literature.
This year’s magical words are…“Ahoy Readers!”
The show is perfect for kids aged 3-12.
In fact, even parents will enjoy it!

 

 

 

Children’s Summer Reading Program

 

 

Children interested in participating in this year’s reading program can obtain a paper reading log at the Circ Desk and log their books until the Summer Picnic (TBA).
Area youth are invited to the library on the following dates for our Summer Reading Workshops:
  • Grades 1-3: Wednesday, July 6 & 13
  • Grades 4-6: Thursday, July 7 & 14
  • Preschool – K: Tuesday, July 12

 

 

Reading with Percy

Saturday, July 9 at 11 AM

The little horse with the big heart is returning to the library on Saturday, July 9 at 11 AM.
Area youth can enjoy Percy, a great story, and a fun craft!

 

 

 

Story Walk

July 11 – 17 

In collaboration with BCPAC, Kiwanis, and the BACC, the library is conducting a story walk in downtown Bradford.
Participants can obtain a story walk booklet from the library’s Circ Desk beginning July 5. Find pages from the book, The Magic Fish, in the windows of participating businesses and note them in the booklet.
Completed booklets can be submitted to the library by July 16 or bring them to Callahan Park on July 18 at 11 AM as Story Seekers gathers to watch BCPAC’s play.
Three randomly selected winners will get a free book. One winner will also get a BACC $20 gift certificate.

 

 

Juice Box Heroes

Wednesday, July 20  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! 

 

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