June
2023
Just A Word
Welcome to June; the time of year we anticipate summer. College and high school graduations surround us (Brendan Confer, my oldest, graduates this June 1st - so proud!). We congratulate all of our area graduates and wish you every success. Many of us are also anticipating lighter workloads and planning vacations. Things seem to slow down a bit when the weather turns hot. But nothing slows down at the library. Summer is our busiest season! We are ready for you with new books and DVDs, Summer Reading programs for all ages, and activities galore. As you plan your summer activities, sit back, relax, and enjoy this month’s newsletter! 
~Beckie
Kanopy: Coming in June!
Your library card keeps getting better and better! Soon patrons will be able to stream thousands of films for free, thanks to the support of the Seneca Library District.
Summer Reading Challenges for Everyone!
All Together Now: Summer Reading Program for Area Youth
Local youth are invited to register for the summer reading program. Interested individuals can submit the registration slips that were distributed during school to the Circ. Desk. No registration slip?! No worries. Visit the Circ. Desk to get registered. The two weeks of summer workshops for the following age groups: Birth - 5 yrs., 1st - 3rd grade, and 4th - 6th grade, will begin the week of July 10.
Beginning Monday, June 5, all area youth (0 - 18 yrs) are welcome to join the reading challenge on Beanstack. Read all the books you want! Reading can earn you a prize on July 28!
Adult Summer Reading Challenge
You enjoy reading. Now your favorite pastime can make you a winner! Log your reading minutes into a Beanstack account and our top grossing earners will be entered into a random drawing to win one of several Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificates. This challenge begins Monday, June 12 and ends on Monday, July 31.
Ready. Set. Read!
Bradford Era Digital Edition
Are you missing the hardcopy of the Bradford Era's Monday edition? The Bradford Library can put patrons on the Era's digital platform on Mondays when the paper is digital only, no print copy. Connect with Bradford news at the library!
Chautauqua Institute Author Visit
ATTENTION AREA EDUCATORS: Adults age 19+ are invited to join our first post-COVID library sponsored field trip for all our book clubs and community members! The trip is slated for Wednesday, August 2, to see Young Adult author, Kwame Alexander at the Chautauqua Institute (he'll be signing books also). Available seats are LIMITED, so do not delay and sign up today.
We will travel with Niagara Scenic Bus, leaving at 8 AM and returning to Bradford at 5 PM approx. The cost is $60 which includes the gate fee and bus transportation. Lunch is not included. Library volunteer, Marie Troskosky has been instrumental in working out the particulars for us! Thanks Marie!
If you have any questions, Marie has offered that you contact her directly at 814-598-3480 (C) or 814-368-5463 (H). A sign up sheet is available at the Circulation Desk. Thank you for your interest and support of this exciting venture.
Adult Programs
In observance of the Juneteenth holiday, join us for a free viewing of "12 Years a Slave"
(R rating) on Monday, June 19 at 6 PM. No registration necessary.
This Tech Connect workshop will introduce new computer/internet users to video conferencing (Zoom platform). Attendees will explore basic features for attending and hosting meetings. Registration is necessary for this Monday, June 12, 1 PM workshop. Use the button below, or call 814-362-6527 to register.

Mad Tatters

Anne Bouquin is returning Saturday, June 10 at 11 AM to offer an introductory lesson on the art of Tatting. In a few minutes time, participants will find themselves completing 'chains!' Individuals who attended our first two sessions can have their projects and technique reviewed. Following this session, all registered participants will be ready to complete a beautiful, tatted bookmark during the next Mad Tatters program!
Limited to 6 participants. Register Early!
Tech Tutor

All are invited to develop their tech skills with us! Get some one-on-0ne instruction on basic computer tasks. Tech Tutor will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 13, 20, and 27. Register for a 30 minute appointment between 10 AM and 12 PM.

Call 814-362-6527 or click the button below to register.





Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how lifestyle choices may help you keep your brain and body 
healthy as you age. Join us to learn from the Alzheimer's Association about the latest research providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body 
healthy as you age, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
This virtual webinar will be presented in the library's Community Room on Tuesday, June 20 at 1 PM. The program is free and no registration is necessary.
Trivia Night

Let's test your knowledge of general miscellaneous facts during our next Trivia Night. Form your teams (4 ppl. max.) or play individually. Either way, it is sure to be a blast!

Tuesday, June 20 at 6 PM

Registration is necessary. Call 814-362-6527 or click the link below:
Copy Cat

Join us for a fun, in-person program on Thursday, June 15 at 11 AM (new time) when Janelle Nolan demonstrates how to create a cute sock kitten (project credit: Moth Art).
Participation for this free program is limited to twelve (12) individuals, so register early! Call 814-362-6527 or click the link below:



Open Book Club
The next club meeting will be Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 AM. Members have selected Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau for the June meeting.

"I LOVED this novel....If you have ever sung along to a hit on the radio, in any decade, then you will devour Mary Jane at 45 rpm." —Nick Hornby


All are encouraged to attend and join the book discussion! New members are always welcomed.
Email any questions using the button below:
Paranormal Investigations

Shane and Lisa White Eagle, the owners of the paranormal investigative group, Spirit Hunters, Inc. recently visited the library to record a virtual program detailing their work and collaborative effort with author, William Robertson. Tune in to hear some tales of hauntings in our region, as well as learn about the equipment that the group uses to document specters. This prerecorded, virtual program will air Friday, June 16 at 6 PM on the library's Facebook page and YouTube channel.
My Afterlife: A 20-Year-Old Tale

Smethport native and author, Dave McElwee will be visiting the library on Saturday, June 24 at 1:30 PM for a special event: Inside My Afterlife: A 20-Year-Old Tale, A 5-Act Presentation and Book Signing.

Light refreshments will be available as well as a few copies of McElwee's book, My Afterlife for purchase.

"My Afterlife tethers tragic events and humorous situations to complex human experiences such as faith, death, and social complications encountered by each as time passes during their journey. Hopefully, the reader will reflect on their own life, shaped by important (and unimportant) events and decisions, leading them to ask, 'What if...?' "
~ Amazon
Amazing Library Services
Deep Search is Live on Libby

The Seneca District now offers a new feature in Libby that can help you find all of the content you’re looking for, even if it's not yet in our digital collection.
In Libby, there are two ways to discover titles that are not yet in our digital collection: 
  1. When you search for a title, author, or series and it returns no results, Libby will automatically expand into a “deep search” to display relevant titles that are not yet in our collection. 
  2. If you run a search that returns fewer than 100 results, you can tap the filter button to manually enable “deep search.” 
  3. From the expanded search, you will see relevant results with a Notify Me option. Tap Notify Me to tag titles and be notified if they are added to our library’s digital collection in the future. 
NOTE: The previous way of recommending title for purchase from the OverDrive App or OverDrive Collection Website is no longer available. Tutorials on how to use the new feature will be coming out soon.  
YOUTH
Free Summer Workshops
All local tweens and teens are invited to join the many free workshops that are planned for July and August. Grab our special brochure at the library's Circ. Desk and sign up for all the fun!
'Found' Objects Sought


The library is accepting any 'found' objects (e.g. broken tile, bottle caps, chipped china, etc.) that patrons would like to donate to our two teen book clubs. Our teens will be creating a special mosaic project with the help of teen advisor, Marie Troskosky and Courtney Mealy, Director of Arts Programming at Pitt-Bradford. Objects can be delivered to the library's Circ. Desk.
Teen Book
Club
Teen Book
Club: 2nd Book


White Rose
by
Kip Wilson


Disillusioned by the propaganda of Nazi Germany, Sophie Scholl, her brother, and his fellow soldiers formed the White Rose, a group that wrote and distributed anonymous letters criticizing the Nazi regime and calling for action from their fellow German citizens.

Join us Tuesday, June 20 at 5 PM for free pizza, free books, and great discussions!  

The Teen Book Club will meet in-person on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:00 pm. All area students in grades 9 - 12 are welcome to attend.

Swing
by
Kwame Alexander


Noah and Walt just want to leave their geek days behind and find “cool” but in the process discover a lot about first loves, friendship, and embracing life.

Middle Ground Book Club
". . . a moving novel about a girl with a sensory processing disorder who has to find her own voice after her whole world turns upside down."

Join us Thursday, June 1 at 5 PM for free pizza, free books, and great discussions!  

Middle Ground Book Club will meet in-person on the first Thursday of every month at 5:00 PM. All area students in grades 6 - 8 are welcome to attend. Bring a friend! New members are always welcome.
CHILDREN
Petting Zoo
Michael Morton is returning with his Sundance-Kids-Farm animals on Friday, June 30 at 10:30 AM. This is an outdoor event (weather permitting).
Story Seekers


Story Seekers is a fun-filled program for 0-5 year old children and their parents or caregivers. Hear great stories, sing a few songs, and complete a craft or two! Story Seekers meets every Monday and Friday at 11 AM.
Juice Box Heroes
Join Jim Ronan for music and fun on Wednesday, June 14 at 11 AM! Juice Box Heroes is an in-person event that is held in the Children's library. We will be singing, dancing, laughing, and making lots of music!
Learning with Legos

Bring your youngsters to the library's Children's Room, where learning can be fun! We are bringing back our Learning with Legos program. Children, supervised by an adult caregiver, can engage in free-style building activities every Wednesday from 10 AM - 11 AM.