FEBRUARY
2024
Just A Word
Hello lovers of all things library! 

Love is in the air at YOUR hometown library! Get ready for a month of excitement, adventure, and heartwarming reads. Our shelves are bursting with love stories, thrilling adventures, and everything in between.

Take a chance on Blind Date with a Book! Join us for one of our specially curated events and programs. You don't have to be a bookworm either - there's something here for everyone.

So, let some of the library love into your heart and help spread the magic. 

Happy Reading! 
Beckie
SPECIAL HOURS
The library will be closed on the following two dates:

  • Wednesday, February 7 due to staff training
  • Monday, February 19 in observance of President's Day.
Adult Programs
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 29 to be entered into our raffle to win a surprise gift! The more you read, the greater your chance to win!
Fly Tying Demonstration
Local craftsmen are hosting a day-long fly tying demonstration in the library's Community Room on Saturday, February 3 from 10 AM - 3 PM. They will be joined by others who will demonstrate the craft and share some of the history surrounding this art form. Come talk with local hobbyists and see how artificial flies are created and what materials are commonly used.
All are welcome to attend this free seminar.

Saturday, February 3
10 AM - 3 PM
Copy Cat

During our next crafting session of Copy Cat, we’ll turn simple paper into adorable, easy flowers! Join the fun on Wednesday, February 21 at 6 PM! This free program requires registration and is limited to 12 participants. Please bring extra hot glue guns if possible. Call 814-362-6527 to register or use the link below.
Chair Yoga

Our next session of Chair Yoga will take place on Thursday, February 8 at 4:30 PM. This is a free, 45 minute yoga session. Yoga will enable individuals to build endurance, spirituality, and strength while enhancing balance. No registration necessary for this free program.

Try something new in 2024!
Silent Book Club
No assigned books
Meet and share. Join us for a monthly book club without assigned reading. Bring your own book, meet new friends, and spend time sharing what you enjoy! Our next meeting is Saturday, February 3 at 10:30 AM in the Carnegie Room.
Join the discussions and also get some excellent book recommendations! No Registration Necessary.
Movie Monday

We are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Footloose on Monday, February 12!!

Relive your youth and join us for a FREE showing of this great musical at 6 PM.

We'll supply the popcorn too!




Trivia Night

Let's test our knowledge of everything during the next Trivia Night on Tuesday, February 20 at 6 PM! Enjoy the challenge with your team (4 ppl. max.) or play individually. Either way, it is sure to be a blast!

Who will emerge victorious?

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

Open Book Club
The next club meeting will be Saturday, February 17 at 10:30 AM. Members will be discussing Hell Hound on His Trail by Hampton Sides. Club member, Becky Ryan will lead this book's discussion.

New members are always welcome to attend.
Craft & Learn Series:
Coping with Loss

Join representatives from Life: Northwestern PA for an informative program on grief and engage in a crafting project (tied heart wreath). Enjoy community with friends and gain a greater understanding of how to deal with loss.

This is a Live, In Person program on
Thursday, February 22
at 11 AM.
No registration necessary.
Keeping Children Safe

A free presentation will be provided by the Children's Advocacy Center of McKean County on Thursday, February 22 at 6 PM. It is open to adults in McKean County and surrounding areas. The presentation will cover:
  • safety planning at home, at school, and in the community
  • PA Megan's Law overview
  • Social media safety tips
  • Learn more about child abuse prevention opportunities
A representative from the PA State Police will be available to answer questions.
Tech Tutor Block

Join us on Tuesday, February 13 and 27 from 10 AM - 12 PM
to receive help with basic computer questions. Pick up some new skills in a friendly, one-on-one environment.

Registration is necessary. Call 814-362-6527 or use the button below.
Upcycle This!

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

We take discarded items and give them new life in this crafting program.

Explore the many videos in our Upcycle This! playlist on our YouTube Channel.



Kanopy

Stream thousands of films for free, thanks to the generous support of your public library district with Kanopy! There is a cap of 10 credits per month on the number of titles that patrons can watch as the district pays per title for this service. Patron's credits will reset on a monthly basis. Once a title is selected by a patron, they will have unlimited viewing for 72 hours. Visit senecadistrict.kanopy.com to begin free streaming. All you need is a library card!
Libby


Did you know that you can now access Ground News, a resource that allows readers to compare headlines of every news source in one place? All you need is your library card and the Libby App!


Bradford Era Digital Edition

Are you missing the hardcopy of the Bradford Era's Monday edition? The Bradford Library can assist patrons in accessing the Era's digital platform on Mondays when the paper is digital only, no print copy. Connect with Bradford news at the library!
YOUTH
Teen Book Club

Club members will meet on Tuesday, February 20 at 5 PM and will be discussing 1984 by George Orwell. Teen Book Club is open to any local teen in grades 9 - 12. Enjoy free books and pizza at every meeting.

A haunting vision of a dystopian future unfolds. Set in a world dominated by the Party's all-seeing eye of Big Brother. As the Party manipulates history and suppresses truth, the people's yearning for individuality and connection pushes them to the edge of rebellion.

New members are always welcome to join. The club meets monthly on the third Tuesday.
Middle Ground Book Club

Club members will meet on Thursday, February 1 at 5 PM and will be discussing Across the Desert by Dusti Bowling. The Middle Ground Book Club is open to all local tweens in grades 5 - 8. Enjoy free books and pizza during all meetings.

One girl sets out on a journey across the treacherous Arizona desert to rescue a young pilot stranded after a plane crash in this gripping story of survival, friendship, and rescue from a bestselling and award-winning author.

New members are always welcome! Bring a friend.
CHILDREN
Michael Morton: Green Eggs
Michael Morton will bring his chickens to the library on Saturday, February 24 at
11 AM.
This is a free program and registration is NOT necessary. Join in the fun and learn about these crazy chickens! Who knows, maybe they'll lay green eggs in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday!!
Story Seekers
Story Seekers is a fun-filled program for 0-5 year old children and their parents or caregivers. Hear great stories, and complete a craft or two! Story Seekers meets every Monday and Friday at 11 AM.