February 2019

Adult Puzzles: Maze Puzzles
Wednesday, February 6
1:00 pm

Elaine Summerday, our senior outreach coordinator, will facilitate an adult puzzles program. Elaine will share maze puzzles. Come in and challenge yourself. The program is free and open to the public.

Evening Storytime
Every Wednesday
6:00 to 7:00 pm

Don't forget to check out our evening storytime! You are invited to join us for a light story and craft to spark your imagination before bed. The book for February 6 is Groundhog Day by Anne Marie Pace and the book for February 20 is If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff. Debbie will lead an additional evening storytime and have craft activities related to these stories. On Wednesday, February 13, participants will listen to a story about Valentine’s Day and do a related STEM craft. They will create buildings with marshmallow hearts and toothpicks. On Wednesday, February 27 , Children are invited to listen to Debbie read What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins and create their own animals.
Art Club
Every Wednesday
4:00 to 5:00 pm

The Art Club is for in the 1st through 6th grade. Members study the works of famous artists and different forms of art and create works of art that illustrate the work. 

The Art Club is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. With the funding from this grant, the Art Club is able to offer art classes facilitated by local artists. 

On February 6th, Courtney Mealy, Assistant Director of Arts Programming for Pitt-Bradford, will talk about the work of Wassily Kandinsky, Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting one of the first recognized purely abstract works They will create their own abstract painting using watercolor and acrylic paints and will have the opportunity to continue to work on their paintings on the 13th. On February 20, Courtney will introduce art club members to Jean-Michel Basquiat, an American artist who used a variety of layered drawings and painting techniques to tell a story. They will use poetry, drawing and painting to create their own mixed media self-portraits in his style. They will finish their projects the following week.

Spacing is limited to 16 participants and preregistration is required to participate. The program is free and open to the public.

Middle Ground Book Club
Thursday, February 7
5:00 to 6:00 pm

Middle Ground Book Club, for grades 5-8, will meet to discuss The Third Mushroom by Jennifer L. Holm.
Team Trivia
Saturday, February 9
3:00 to 5:00 pm

Question 1: Which fast food restaurant chain once tested bubble gum broccoli as a children’s menu item? The answer is at the bottom of this newsletter.

The library is starting a new monthly program. We are looking for teams of three to four adults. Each team must preregister and
pre-pay a fee of $5.00 per session. The sessions will run from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on the following Saturdays: February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 4. Participants can bring food or drinks to the program. Gather your smartest friends and register your team at the circulation desk.
Story Seekers
Every Monday and Friday
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Calling all Story Seekers!  The Bradford Area Public Library invites families with children ages birth to 5 to participate in our Story Seekers program every Monday and Friday at 11:00 am. We offer a variety of literacy activities that include reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing! A new story is offered each week with play experiences that encourage active learning and inspire the imagination. Children have opportunities to create their own stories using art materials, building blocks, dramatic play, and music and movement.

During the month of February, Story Seekers will listen to stories about groundhogs, turtles, monkeys, and sheep. They will read books about animals such as Baah Choo! by Sarah Weeks and Groundhog Gets a Say by Pamela Swallow. After the stories, they will do crafts related to animals. They will have a Valentine’s Day party on Friday, February 15th. Story Seekers will read a story about Valentine’s Day and do a related craft. 

Best Baby Playgroup
Wednesday, February 13
6:00 pm

CARE for Children's Best Baby Playgroup is a free program geared children from birth to 2 years and their parents. Join us at CARE for Children Center for a short activity, a chance for children to play, and an opportunity to network. You'll see why they call CARE for Children the "Best Baby Playgroup!"

Older children are invited to join the evening storytime which runs at the same time.

No Rules Book Club and Friends Book Club
Saturday, February 16
10:30 am

Madeline Miles will lead a discussion of   Educated : A Memoir by Tara Westover. An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. Educated has been on the New York Times best seller list for 48 weeks.

“Heart-wrenching . . . a beautiful testament to the power of education to open eyes and change lives.”
—Amy Chua,  The   New York Times Book Review

Teen Book Club
Tuesday, February 19
5:00 to 6:00 pm

The Teen Book Club will meet to discuss Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner.

Juice Box Heroes with Jim Ronan
Wednesday, February 20
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Preschool and kindergarten age children will play percussion instruments and sing along with Jim Ronan. They will learn about rhythm and sound. They will sing many childhood favorite songs and do the Hokey Pokey. That’s what it’s all about.
Morton’s Green Eggs and Ham
Saturday, February 23
11:00 am

Question 2: How old do chickens need to be to lay eggs, and how many eggs will they lay? The answer is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Michael Morton returns with his chickens and eggs. The eggs are all different: some are big, some are small, some are brown and some are even green. Come in and see what I mean.

Ask the Police with Chief Lucco
Saturday, February 23
1:00 pm

Scammers are devious; Chief Lucco will talk about the latest scams and how not to be fooled. What is the drug situation in Bradford? So, what do the police really do all day? Police Chief Chris Lucco will answer these and other questions. He will also talk about Bradford’s Crime Watch Program. The program is free and open to the public.
Creative Share
Monday, February 25
3:30 to 4:30 pm

The Creative Share program is an opportunity for people to share their poems, songs or creative writing with others. The library has expanded its former Poetry Slam to include other forms of writing as well. 

Chess Club
Tuesday, February 26
4:00 to 5:00 pm

Question 3: What is the most popular board game of all time? The answer is at the bottom of this newsletter.
Do you play chess? We have a club that is just for you. Bob Ferguson of the American Chess School will facilitate the club. Our membership is growing and includes members of the award winning state champions from Bradford.

Knit Knuts
Thursday, February 7, 14, 21,
 and 28
1:00 to 3:00 pm

If you are working on knitting projects or just want to learn to knit, join our group of knitters.
Trivia Answers:

Answer 1: McDonald’s

Answer 2: Typically, hens will start to lay when they are around 5- 6 months of age and will lay approximately 200 to 300 eggs annually, based on the breed type.

Answer 3: Chess

T he  Bradford Area Public Library would not be able to run without the help of volunteers, and we are currently recruiting more! If you have any interest in helping out with day to day library operations, please stop by the library to fill out a volunteer application. Teen volunteers must be older than 13 years of age.
Don't forget to check out the year-round used book sale we have in the lobby of the library! Books are organized alphabetically and by subject matter. Hardbacks $1, paperbacks 50 cents, magazines 10 cents, and CDs and VHS tapes 3 for $1.

We are currently taking donations of current novels by popular fiction authors for the used book sale. Please, nothing moldy, musty, or damaged. You can drop any donations off at the front desk.
You can take a look at the memorials and tributes for 2018 here: http://www.bradfordlibrary.org/tributes
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