JANUARY
2024
Just A Word
Dear Library Community,

Welcome to a new chapter at your Bradford Area Public Library! As we embark on the journey of the new year, let's embrace the joy of fresh starts, discovery, and the endless possibilities waiting for us within the pages of our community. Join us in exploring a world of reading, technology, learning, self-improvement, and creativity.

Be on the lookout next month for the official kick-off our Annual Giving campaign - but you can give anytime. Many of you did this holiday season! We are so grateful for your generosity. Your gifts will be counted in our 2024 campaign.

It's more important than ever to support our library.  Rest assured we are working hard to continue to be the hub of our community - now and for future generations. 

2024, here we come!
Adult Programs
Copy Cat

Let’s celebrate winter with our next Copy Cat project! We’ll be painting acrylic snowmen onto glass to create
a cute picture that is perfect for the season on Wednesday, January 10 at 6 PM! This free program requires registration and is limited to 12 participants. Call 814-362-6527 to register or use the link below.
Chair Yoga

We are so happy to announce the return of local yogi, Kathy Wright to the library! Beginning Thursday, January 11 at 4:30 PM we will be offering Chair Yoga. 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, January 6 at 10:30 AM in the Carnegie Room.
Join the discussions and also get some excellent book recommendations! No Registration Necessary.
Movie Monday

While National Science Fiction Day is observed on January 2, a wormhole shortcut through space-time has enabled us to celebrate it on Monday, January 22!! Join us for a FREE showing of The Martian at 6 PM. We'll supply the popcorn too!

"Science fiction is the field that explores how change can affect us, for well or ill."


Trivia Night

Let's test our knowledge of everything during the next Trivia Night on Tuesday, January 16 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, January 20 at 10:30 AM. Members will be reading There, There by Tommy Orange. This 'Big Read' book has been made available to our book club
by the National Endowment for the Arts and Penn State University.
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

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 is a Live, Virtual program on
Tuesday, January 23
at 11 AM.
No registration necessary.
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.
COLORING STATION
We have a simple self-care strategy for you to try in 2024! Coloring! WebMD reports seven (7) health benefits derived from coloring:
  1. Relaxes brain and improves brain function
  2. Induces meditative state
  3. Improves motor skills
  4. Improves sleep
  5. Improves focus
  6. Reduces anxiety
  7. Relieves stress
Visit our coloring station near the Circulation Desk throughout the month of January. Finally, self-care that doesn't involve dieting and sweating.
Give it a try!
Tech Tutor Block

Join us on Tuesday, January 9 and 30 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.
Tech Connect: Microsoft Word BASICS

Learn how to create text-based documents using Microsoft Word, as well as how to complete simple actions like saving, opening, and printing documents in this class on Thursday, January 25 at 6 PM.

Registration necessary. Call 814-362-6527 or use the link below.



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
Read-athon
We are hosting a read-athon on Monday, January 15th for students in grades 5-12. The event begins at 10:30 AM and ends at 12 PM. Snacks will be provided. Food coupons will be handed out to our participants and a Barnes and Noble gift certificate will be raffled off at the end! Join us for a fun morning.
Teen Book Club

Club members will meet on Tuesday, January 16 at 5 PM and will be discussing Little Thieves by Margaret Owen. Teen Book Club is open to any local teen in grades 9 - 12. Enjoy free books and pizza at every meeting.

A scrappy maid must outsmart both palace nobles and Low Gods. Once upon a time, there was a horrible girl...
Vanja Schmidt knows that no gift is freely given, not even a mother’s love―and she’s on the hook for one hell of a debt.

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, January 4 at 5 PM and will be discussing The Next Great Paulie Fink. The Middle Ground Book Club is open to all local tweens in grades 5 - 8. Enjoy free books and pizza during all meetings.

Being the new kid at school isn't easy, especially when you have to follow in the footsteps of a legendary classroom prankster.

New members are always welcome! Bring a friend.
CHILDREN
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.