Suffragettes in Corselettes:
The evolution of undergarments and our 19th amendment
For centuries, women have allowed themselves to be squeezed, twisted, and squished to conform to desired shapes. The history of underwear reveals a lot about women’s changing roles in society – how we perceive ourselves, and how we’re viewed by others. The 1910s saw an end to the hourglass figure with a tiny waist. Women were finally able to breathe and move more freely. Did the demise of tightlacing garments help women gain the right to vote in 1920? Underwear matters. This program will be presented by the mother-daughter team of Ehris and Velya Urban from Connecticut.
Ehris Urban, a graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology, she is also a certified ESL teacher. Ehris enjoys beekeeping, tending her organic vegetable and herb gardens, and working in her apothecary.
Velya Jancz-Urban lives her life by the adage, “there is no growth without change.” Zany and gregarious, she is a teacher, author, former Brazilian dairy farm owner, and herstory unsanitized expert.

This VIRTUAL program will be delivered via Zoom on November 12th at 6:30 p.m. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link. Registration is easy! Click the button below:
Libraries Rock!
Denise Drummond of the local group, Coyote Moon and Pat Drummond-Colley will guest star during a Libraries Rock! virtual music program on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 pm. Enjoy an evening of duets and solo performances. This event will stream Live on the library's Facebook page. Watch closely, as their performance may include additional friends and family members!
Holiday Hours
The library will be observing holiday hours on Wednesday, November 25 (closing at 2:00 pm). On Thursday, November 26, we will be closed the entire day in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume normal hours on Friday, November 27.

Coffee with a Curator

This is a prerecorded series that is posted to our Facebook page on a biweekly basis on Tuesdays at 10:00 A.M.

See interesting artifacts from the Bradford Landmark Society's collection and hear their story!

Previous videos can be viewed on the library's website also.
Tales From The Shadows:
Part IV

This special edition of Tales from the Shadows will explore gothic poetry. Local author, William P. Robertson is back to share some of his works as well as examine the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe and lyrics by The Doors.
Discover the inspiration for his macabre poems. Tales From the Shadows will be prerecorded and posted to our Facebook page on Friday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. and the library's website at a later date. 
Don't watch it alone! 

This program is not intended for our young patrons.
More Adult Programming:
The Test Kitchen

The Test Kitchen is a biweekly, prerecorded program. We find the recipes, prepare the food and then rate the dish! Bring your appetite!

We have more great recipes from Chef Rob! His next virtual appearance will be November 7 on our Facebook page. We'll learn how to make a Rustic Rosemary Parmesan Bread.

On November 21, we will take the guess work out of making a traditional Thanksgiving turkey.

The recipes can be found on the library's website. Just click the button below.

Building Blocks

Interested in receiving a little 'how-to' information on quilting?
Judy Brown, owner of the Little Fabric Garden, will be sharing information with us during ten (10) quilting mini-lessons.

Judy will discuss the construction of blocks in the creation of wonderful quilts. This program will be prerecorded and posted to the library's Facebook page on a biweekly basis. It will also be linked to the library's website once it has posted to the social media platform.

Watch our social media posts for more information concerning this program.

November 4th at 10:00 am
Let's Mix It Up

Here is the perfect pairing for a Friday happy hour! In our new biweekly program, Let’s Mix It Up, we will explore the art of mixology, cocktails and anecdotes from various authors, playwrights and some of their notable characters.

This program is prerecorded and posted to our Facebook page and website.
Your Turn

Do you have a suggestion for a future program?

Maybe you are willing to guest star in one of our many programs:
  • The Test Kitchen
  • Let's Mix it Up
  • Upcycle This!
  • Libraries Rock!
  • Etc.

We would love to hear from you! Please, drop us a line:

We have published two editions of our Zine. We hope to publish a new edition once we have accumulated enough material. We ask area residents to continue emailing their creative works.

Submissions can include, but are not limited to art, writing, photography, woodworking, gardening, recipes, etc. Please ensure that your submission is appropriate for public viewing and send your work to Please send your submission using this format: "Firstname_Lastname
Teen Book Club

Middle Ground Book Club
by Jennifer Mathieu

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with an administration at her high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

The Teen Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:00 pm via Zoom. For more information email:
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
by Kelly Barnhill
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

Middle Ground Book Club meets on the first Thursday of every month at 5:00 pm via Zoom. For more information email:

Kulinary Kids
Kulinary Kids is returning for a 5-week series this fall! Zoom classes, lead by Laurie Maletto of the Penn State Extension, will run every Wednesday from October 21 to November 18 at 4:30 pm.
This month the kids will make:     3 ingredient stovetop mac-n-cheese and Pepper Pizza. Plus, one other recipe!
Kulinary Kids is open to all children in grades 1 - 6. Interested families can register their children at the library or use the link below.
Virtual Art Club
Artist, Julie Mader is returning to instruct a 7-week virtual art program for students in 3rd - 8th grade. Lessons are held every Monday at 4:30 pm via Zoom. Registered participants will receive grab-n-go bags and the Zoom link. Registration is easy. Call 814-362-6527 or click the link below!
This project was made possible through the AIE partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The PCA Arts in Education Partner in this region is Elk County Council on the Arts." 

Virtual Story Time

Check in every Monday and Friday at 11:00 AM to hear a new story and spend some time with Miss Debbie and Miss Judy. Each story time requires a new code, so make sure your child is registered by simply emailing:
Juice Box Heroes

Join Jim Ronan for music and fun, every 3rd Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. for Juice Box Heroes! This is a virtual event held via Zoom. To obtain the Zoom link/password, email:
Creative Share
This program can meet virtually the final Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. If interested, email: and a special link/password will be shared with you. We'd love to hear what you've been doing!
Upcycle This!

Join us Thursday at 12:00 p.m. for this biweekly program. We complete a variety of craft projects with materials easily found at home. This month we are focusing on Fall decorations and some Gift-giving projects. "Upcycle This!" is a prerecorded video that is posted to 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 website.