FEBRUARY
2023
Annual Ask
Our Annual Ask campaign is drawing to a close. Your donation can help ensure BAPL continues to serve as a hub for learning and entertainment for our community.
Please make a donation today: Annual Ask
Blind Date with a Book
Blind Date with a Book is returning for more fun! Pick a book without seeing its title. Is it love at first sight? Or, maybe you need to digest a few chapters before knowing you are compatible. How does the Blind Date work? Select a covered book from our special display, sign it out, but wait until you are home to unwrap it and meet your date. Get to know your book over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine!
Complete the 'Rate your Date' card (included with each book) by February 28 for a chance to win one of several gift certificates! The more you read, the greater your chance to win!
Adult Programs

Tech Tutor

All are invited to develop their tech skills with us! Schedule a 30-minute appointment and receive some one-on-one instruction on basic computer tasks. All are welcome to develop their tech skills in a learner-friendly environment. Appointments can be made for Tuesday, February 7, 14, or 28th. Appointments begin at 10 AM and run every 30 minutes until 12 PM. Call 814-362-6527 or click the button below to register.
Tech Connect

Our next Digital Literacy workshop will take place on Thursday, February 9 at 10:30 AM, when we explore the topic of Video Conferencing Basics. This free workshop is limited to 6 participants, so register early. The in-person session is intended for those who have some experience setting up personal accounts online and are interested in video conferencing. Attendees will create an account on a popular video conferencing platform (Zoom) and build confidence when using features of the platform in an online meeting. Registration is easy:  Call 814-362-6527, visit the Circ Desk, or click the button below.
Trivia Night

Let's test your knowledge of all things related to love (valentines) and U.S. Presidents (. . . and their wives) during our next Trivia Night. Form your teams (4 ppl. max.) or play individually. Either way, it is sure to be a blast! Come check it out.

Tuesday, February 21 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 Wednesday, February 8 at 6 PM when Janelle Nolan demonstrates how to create stuffed hearts. Just in time for Valentine's day!
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, February 18 at 10:30 AM.
Demon Copperhead
by
Barbara Kingsolver

"May be the best novel of 2022. . . . Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, this is the story of an irrepressible boy nobody wants, but readers will love.” (Ron Charles, Washington Post)

All are encouraged to attend and join the book discussion! Email any questions using the button below:

Building Blocks

Judy Brown, owner of the Little Fabric Garden will return with another great project (table runner)! Thread those sewing machines and get ready to make the project your own! Building Blocks is a prerecorded program that will premier to the library's Facebook page and YouTube channel when the project becomes available. Many of our past works can be found on the library's YouTube channel.

Date: TBA
Upcycle This!

Join us on Thursday, February 23 for this virtual program.

"Upcycle This!" is a prerecorded video that premiers on the library's Facebook page, and Instagram account so you can enjoy it any time that is convenient for you!

Episodes can also be found on the library's YouTube channel.
Affordable Connectivity Program
Helping Households Connect
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. This new benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.
You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/ACP, or by calling 877-384-2575.
Eligible households can enroll in the ACP through an approved provider or by visiting AffordableConnectivity.gov
YOUTH
Teen Book
Club
Middle Ground Book Club


Uprooted
by
Naomi Novik


 “If you want a fantasy with strong characters and brilliantly original variations on ancient stories, try Uprooted!”—Rick Riordan
 
“Breathtaking . . . a tale that is both elegantly grand and earthily humble, familiar as a Grimm fairy tale yet fresh, original, and totally irresistible.”—Publishers Weekly


Join us Tuesday, February 21 at 5 PM


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.

The Night Parade
by
Kathryn Tanquary


For fans of Coraline and Spirited Away comes a diverse fantasy debut steeped in Japanese mythology about a girl and a deadly curse.




Join us Thursday, February 9 at 5 PM (new date!!)


All area students in grades 6 - 8 are welcome to attend.
CHILDREN
Valentine's Party
We are hosting a Valentine's party for our Story Seeker families on Monday, February 13 at 11 AM. Join us for a story, some treats, and a chance to make some Valentine's Day cards!
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, February 15 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!