OCTOBER
2023
Just A Word
Greetings All, 
October is proving to be another
action-packed month at the library! Join one of the many programs for children, teens, and adults.
The library also invites you to attend our Annual Report to the Community on Monday, October 16 at 6 PM in the library's Community Room. Lastly, please make plans to be a part of our inaugural Celebration of Library Heroes as we honor Marie Troskosky and Jeannie Satterwhite on Thursday, November 2 at 5:30PM
at the Bradford Club (see below for more details). So much is happening at your library! We would love to see you soon!
~ Beckie
Banned Books Week
Oct. 1 - Oct. 7
Let Freedom Read
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Banned Books Week highlights the value of free and open access to information and brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas.
Check out our special library bulletin board that highlights various reasons that books are challenged and our book display showcasing a variety of banned and challenged books.
Craft Fair
The "Fall for Your Library" craft fair is returning to BAPL on Saturday, October 14 (11 AM - 4 PM). This is a wonderful opportunity to find unique gifts for the upcoming holiday season, or something special for yourself. We hope to grow this event with your support! Currently, we have 14 vendors registered; each offering a different product line.
Celebration of Library Heroes
All are invited to join us as we honor two local ladies, Marie Troskosky and Jeannie Satterwhite, who have done so much for our library! Our inaugural event for the Celebration of Library Heroes will take place on Thursday, November 2 at 5:30 PM at the Bradford Club. Tickets are $40 each or two for $70 and includes a buffet-style dinner. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the library at 814-362-6527.
For more details, please visit our website's News & Events page by following this link:

Adult Programs
Paranormal Investigators: Spirit Hunters, Inc.
Shane and Lisa White Eagle, along with their Spirit Hunters, Inc. team will explain the workings of their paranormal investigations. Learn about their customs and practices that are observed as part of their Native American culture, as well as the equipment they utilize while hunting spirits. They are sure to share the results of BAPL's recent investigation! Join us Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 PM. Hear local ghost stories and share a few of your own!




Movie Monday: The Public

In recognition of World Homeless Day (Oct 10) we are offering a FREE viewing of The Public on Monday, October 9 at 6 PM.

"On the coldest night of the year, a Cincinnati librarian is caught between a group of homeless patrons staging a sit-in and a face-off with the local police and media."

No registration necessary.
Dementia Webinar: featuring "Spark"


Join us, in person, for a virtual webinar in the library's Community Room on Wednesday, October 11 at 1PM. This program is part of the Dementia Friendly Pennsylvania Webinar Series. This special webinar will focus on Lewy body dementia, featuring a screening of the Robin Williams documentary Spark, followed by a panel discussion.
No registration necessary.

Silent Book Club
No assigned books, no rules except to let everyone read in silence.

Meet. Share. Read! Join us for a monthly book club without assigned reading. Bring your own book, meet new friends, and spend time reading what you enjoy! BAPL is looking to create its own local chapter of the international Silent Book Club on October 17 at 2 PM (Room B). Join the discussions and also get some excellent book recommendations! No Registration Necessary.




Copy Cat

Join us for a fun, in-person crafting program on Wednesday, October 18 at 6 PM. Participants will create a cute Halloween painting inspired by artist Andrea Nelson.
Participation for this free program is limited to twelve (12) individuals, so register early! Call 814-362-6527 or click the link 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.
Open Book Club

The next club meeting will be Saturday, October 21 at 10:30 AM. Members have elected to read books by author, Jacqueline Winspear. The library has a great selection of her works! Particular attention will be paid to her Maisie Dobbs series and Jan Caruso will be leading the discussion.
All are encouraged to attend and new members are always welcomed.
Email any questions using the button below:
Trivia Night

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

Tuesday, October 24 at
6 PM

Registration is necessary. Call 814-362-6527 or click the link below:
Open Book Club:
Author Spotlight with Rekha & Gaj Gajanan
During a special session of the Open Book Club, on Saturday, October 28 at 10:30 AM, all attendees will be treated to a program focusing on American author and physician, Abraham Verghese's The Covenant of Water in anticipation of Pitt-Bradford's virtual, in-person author talk with Verghese on November 13. The husband-wife team of Rekha and Gaj Gajanan will lead the discussion. Members of the Pitt-Bradford community are invited to attend.
Tech Connect: Computer Maintenance Basics
Learn basic "housekeeping" techniques that can extend the life and functioning of your computer on Thursday, October 26 at 2 PM. Registration is necessary. Attendees will learn:
  • 1.  How to maintain the hardware of their computers
  • 2.    How to keep their computer running fast and safely by protecting their computers from viruses, out of date programs, and unnecessary files/programs.
Call 814-362-6527 to register, or use the link below.
Other Local Book Clubs

BAPL is happy to assist independent local book clubs. If you inform us of your club's reading selections, we will do our best to ensure that we have a few extra copies of the titles that you wish to read. Use the link below to share your requests with us.
Mad Tatters

Anne Bouquin is returning to demonstrate the art of tatting to interested parties. Registration is necessary to ensure an adequate number of supplies are on hand. Individuals who enjoy knitting, crocheting, or embroidering are encouraged to attend with their projects as we are looking to expand this program to include all 'thread/string/yarn' hobbyists. See everyone at 11 AM on Saturday (Date TBA)



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, October 17 at 5 PM and will be discussing Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Teen Book Club is open to any local teen in grades 9 - 12. Enjoy free books and pizza at every meeting.

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood - those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods.

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, October 5 at 5 PM and will be discussing The Lightening Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olypians by Rick Riordan. The Middle Ground Book Club is open to all local tweens in grades 5 - 8. Enjoy free books and pizza during all meetings.

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend?
CHILDREN
Magical Pumpkin Patch
We look forward
to presenting an incredible program for all local children on Saturday, October 28 at 11AM. The Magical Pumpkin Patch includes a magic show with Dave and Katherine Jeffers, face painting, outside games, and pumpkins. There will even be opportunities for audience participation during the magic show! Registration Is Necessary to ensure enough pumpkins are on hand for each child. Use the link below to register, or call 814-362-6527.
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.
Creepy Crawlers??

Do you love things that make you go "Eeek?!" Then we have a wonderful experience in store for you! Michael Morton is bringing his multi-legged creatures to the library on Monday, October 9 at 11 AM. No registration necessary. This is an educational program and attendees will learn how these creatures benefit the environment, and they will have an opportunity for a 'hands-on' experience if they dare!!