JULY 2018


Tuesday, July 3rd Closing at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, July 4th Closed
Summer Reading Program
June 12 through July 12

Children ages 0 to 6th grades are invited to participate in our Summer Reading Program. Children can pick up reading logs at the Circulation Desk at the Bradford Area Public Library. Fill out and turn in reading logs by Thursday, July 12th to be eligible for prizes. Each age group will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for the most books read. So keep track of the books read!
 
All participants are invited to our end of the summer reading program party at 11:00 am on July 13th at Callahan Park. Sign up at the desk and bring a side dish to share. Hot dogs will be provided. Raffle drawings will be pulled at the Summer Reading Program.
Jeffini's Reading Rock Stars
Tuesday, July 5
11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Children of all ages are welcome to see the Jeffini Reading Rock Stars Magic Show, a 45 minute magic show about reading. In this new show for summer 2018 Jeffini uses magic, music, and PUPPETS to encourage children to read and love music!! Books and songs highlighted include: Mary Poppins, Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, Beauty and the Beast, Groovy Joe Dance Party Countdown, The Lion King, The Jungle Book, and more!

Teens and Tweens:Scarf Making with Courtney Mealy
Monday, July 9
4:00- 5:00 pm
For students in grades 5-12
 
Participants will tear tissue paper and arrange on a scarf to create a pattern or fold up to create a colorful abstract pattern. These scarves will go home with participants wet with instructions on how to finish the scarf at home. The class size is limited to 10 so register today as this class will probably fill up quickly.
Adult Arts: Tissue Paper Dyed Scarves
Monday, July 9
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Class size: Limited to 10
(Only two spots remain)
Fee: $5.00

Participants will tear tissue paper and arrange on a scarf to create a pattern or fold up to create a colorful abstract pattern. These scarves will go home with participants wet with instructions on how to finish the scarf at home.
Sounds in Silence: Learn about Bats
Tuesday, July 10 
3:30 pm

This “Reading Rocks” program is all about bats. Students of all ages are required to bring in a tee shirt so they can create their own t-shirt.

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Evening Storytime
Wednesday, July 11 and 25
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 July 11th is The Might Be Lobsters by Carolyn Crimi, and the book for July 25th is about dinosaurs.
Writing Your Memoir Workshops with Dr. Nancy McCabe
Wednesday, July 11 and July 25
6:00-7:00 pm
Class size: Limited to 10 people
Fee: $20.00

What’s your story? Have you ever wanted to write a memoir? Participants must pre-register and pre pay for this two day workshop. She will discuss how to write a memoir and writing techniques. Participants will work on writing exercises designed to inspire and provide ideas for their memoirs. Dr. Nancy McCabe, Associate Professor and director of the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, will lead this workshop. Dr. McCabe is the author of one novel and four memoirs about a range of topics: adoption and heritage; violence against women, memory, and creativity; travel, childhood, reading, and children’s literature. Her work has won a Pushcart and been listed six times in the notable sections of Houghton-Mifflin Best American anthologies.  She is also a recipient of a 2007 Individual Artist’s Fellowship in Literature from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Middle Ground Book Club
Thursday, July 12
3:00 to 4:00 pm

Middle Ground Book Club, for grades 5-8, will meet to discuss Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan.
Pet Care with Dr. MacNeill
Saturday, July 14
3:00-4:00 pm

It’s flea and tick season, how do I protect my dog and cat? What is a healthy weight for my cat? Is my pet up to date on its vaccines? Dr. MacNeill of McKean County Animal Hospital will answer these and other questions. For over 31 years Dr. Brad MacNeill of the McKean County Animal Hospital has been providing veterinary care in the Bradford area and the surrounding communities. He is now on call at the library for this seminar to help answer your questions. If Fido and Daisy could talk, they would ask you to be sure to go to this seminar to be an informed pet parent.
Polymer Clay with Courtney
Monday, July 16
4:30 to 5:30 pm
For students in grades 5-8

Kids ages 9-12 will meet for an hour-long polymer clay workshop on Monday, July 16 at 4:30. Kids will use a non-toxic, mess free clay that won’t crack, crumble, or stain, to create sculptures. Make your own creation or follow local artist Courtney Mealy’s instruction. Class size is limited so please call the library to register at (814) 362-6527.
Money Matters: Understanding the Expenses of
Long-Term Care and How to Protect Your Wealth
Monday, July 16
5:30 to 6:30 pm
 
It’s a particularly unpleasant aspect of aging that we are likely to need long-term care services. According to the Administration on Aging, “Someone turning age 65 today has almost a 70% chance of needing some type of long-term care services and supports in their remaining years”. The average annual cost for long-term care in Pennsylvania is nearly $100,000.  Not many families can afford it. This seminar will cover ways to protect the financial security for the non-institutionalized spouse and prepare for in the event that you may need long-term care in the future. This seminar will be a panel discussion with representatives from a local nursing home and an estate attorney as well.
4-H Bug Program
Tuesday, July 17
2:00-3:00 pm
Age: K and older

Do you like bugs? Do you like playing in the dirt? Come to the library on Tuesday, July 17 at 2 pm to learn more about how bugs and dirt work together in our ecosystem. This program is for kids ages 5 and up and will be presented by Penn State 4-H. Please call the library to register at (814) 362-6527.
Teen Book Club
Tuesday, July 17
5:00 to 6:00 pm

The Teen Book Club will meet to discuss Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson.
Juice Box Heroes with Jim Ronan.
Wednesday, July 18
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
 
Preschool and kindergarten age children with play percussion instruments.
PIGnic at the Library
Saturday, July 21, 11:00am

Enjoy a story, have some snacks, play games and make crafts. If you come dressed as a pig, you will get a prize .
Teens and Tweens: Hand Lettering with Courtney Mealy
Monday, July 23
4:00 to 5:00 pm
For students in grades 5-12
 
Participants will create multiple name/sayings of various hand-lettering techniques and explore methods to create beautiful letters . The class size is limited to 10 so register today as this class will probably fill up quickly.
Adult Arts: Hand Lettering
Monday, July 23
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Class size: Limited to 10 people
Fee: $5.00

Participants will create multiple name/sayings of various hand-lettering techniques and explore methods to create beautiful letters . The class size is limited to 10 so register today as this class will probably fill up quickly.
Barrel of Fun: Music Program
Thursday, July 26,
1:00 to 2:30 pm

Professor Art Miller offers children of all ages the opportunity to go on a world tour of music and learn about interesting instruments. This program includes comedy, music, magic and ventriloquism. The interactive program features instruments such as: a mandolin, balalaika, banjo, ukulele, and harmonica. There will also be an old time gramophone demonstration.
Creative Share
Monday, July 30
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 is expanding its former Poetry Slam to include other forms of writing as well.
Chess Club
Tuesday, July 31
3:30 to 4:30 pm
 
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, July 5, 12, 19 and 26
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.
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 2017 and 2018 here: http://www.bradfordlibrary.org/tributes
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Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: (814) 362-6527
Fax: (814) 362-4168
Summer Hours
Monday, Wednesday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed