November 2019
Thanksgiving Hours:

Wednesday, November 27- 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28- Closed

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 five 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 November, the Story Seekers will share a book and plan an activity covering the themes of helping each other and being thoughtful. We will celebrate Veterans Day and Thanksgiving by giving thanks for those who do so much for us. Story Seekers will not meet on Friday, November 29.
Adult Puzzles: Puzzle Vessels
Wednesday, November 6
1:00 pm

Elaine Summerday, our senior outreach coordinator, will facilitate an adult puzzles program. This program will be held on the first Wednesday each month. Elaine will share puzzle vessels. There's liquid in this jug to drink. But, to get it you'll have to think. Then have a try, it can be done and it's sure to give you endless fun. Come in and challenge yourself. The program is free and open to the public.
Middle Ground Book Club
Thursday, November 7
5:00 to 6:00 pm

Middle Ground Book Club, for grades 5-8, meets the first Thursday of every month. This month, we have a book share where members bring in a book they’ve recently read and share it with the group.
Evening Storytime
Every Wednesday
6:00 pm 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. On November 6th, we will read Thank You, Umo, a story of sharing and community. We will follow up this heartwarming story with a craft. Miss Mary will share Edgar Gets Ready for Bed by Jennifer Adams and do an activity related to the book. Miss Mary introduces us to the mischievous, disobedient, and contrary toddler Edgar the Raven! As the evening winds to a close, Edgar's mom knows just what to do to get her son into bed-a bedtime story. A perfect book to get us ready to go to bed.

On November 20th, we will read a book about turkeys and do a related craft. This will be the last Evening Storytime before Thanksgiving and no better way to get us in the mood for the holiday. Don’t miss out on the fun.
STEM for Kids
Thursday, November 7 and 21
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

This program is for children in the 1st through 6th grade and their families. The goal of this hands-on program is for families to explore science together. On November 7th, they will learn about structures and testing different types of hinge techniques and reinforcements which increase stability of these structures. We will create structures with cardboard and Popsicle sticks. Later this month, they will learn about coding by using Bee Bots, Snap Circuits, and other STEM products. Participants must pre-register for this club. Register at the Circulation Desk.
Best Baby Playgroup
Wednesday, November 13
6:00 pm

CARE for Children's Best Baby Playgroup is a free program geared for children from birth to 2 years and their parents. Join us at the library 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.
Teen Book Club
Tuesday, November 19
5:00 to 6:00 pm

The Teen Book Club will meet to discuss The Thing with Feathers by McCall Hoyle.
Art Reflection
Thursday, November 14
4:00 to 5:00 pm

The Art Reflection program is for children in the 1st through 6th grade. Members study the works of famous artists and different forms of art and create works of art based on those artists. 

This month we will learn about the artwork of Wassily Kandinsky, also known as the father of abstract art. His work was inspired by the landscapes, culture and music that surrounded him. He believed that each time period puts its own indelible stamp on artistic expression; his vivid interpretations of color through musical and spiritual sensibilities certainly altered the artistic landscape at the start of the 20th century going forward, precipitating the modern age . Members will listen to music as they create their own works of art.

Participants must pre-register for this club and space is limited to 15 students. Register at the Circulation Desk.
Juice Box Heroes with Jim Ronan
Wednesday, November 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.
Creative Share
Monday, November 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 is expanding its former Poetry Slam to include other forms of writing as well.
Chess Club
Tuesday, November 26
4:00 to 5:00 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.

Michael Morton’s Turkeys
Wednesday, November 27
10:30 am

Michael Morton returns with his turkeys. He will talk about the difference between male and female turkeys, why some gobble and others do not, and what it means when a turkey’s face turns blue. It will be a great learning program for all ages.
Knit Knuts
Thursday, November 7, 14, and 21
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.
No Rules Book Club
Saturday, November 16
10:30 to 11:30 am

We will discuss of The Day the World Came to Town 9/11 in Gander Newfoundland by Jim DeFede. The True Story Behind the Events on 9/11 that Inspired Broadway’s Smash Hit Musical Come from Away. " A wonderful and engaging account that reaffirms the remarkable humanity and kindness that flourished in the immediate aftermath of 9/11." We will also discuss the future of our 21-year-old book club.
The 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 and 2019 here:
67 West Washington Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: (814) 362-6527
Fax: (814) 362-4168
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 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed