BRADFORD – The New Year has finally arrived and the staff at BPL is busy planning some great events for the coming year. Visit www.bradfordpubliclibrary.org, like them on Facebook, call the staff at 937-448-2612 or stop by to find out more about these upcoming events.
Are you ready to get in shape in the New Year? Cardio Drumming will be offered on Monday evenings from 7-8 p.m. and Wednesday mornings from 9-10 a.m. The classes are free; you supply your own equipment. A yoga stability ball, a large garden tub and a pair of drumsticks are all you need. Total cost can be less than $30 for all three items. You can even substitute a laundry basket and cut down a dowel rod to save on cost. Sign-ups are available now. Current classes will run through February.
Preschool Story Hour is back for a six week session. Children who are at least three-years-old but have not started kindergarten are able to participate. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to stay and help with engaging hands-on activities, songs, crafts, games and lots of stories. Children must be signed up in advance; space is limited to 12 children per session.
The American Girl Party will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Sign-ups are full for this special day for our young ladies and their dolls. Stop by before then to see some of the dolls and doll furniture they have on display. If you are signed up, please be at the library before 10:30 a.m. so they can start on time. Bring along your favorite doll…you might even want to dress alike for your photo booth picture. There will be no walk-ins the day of the event since supplies have been purchased.
The library’s telescope is available to check out, please see the staff for more information about this exciting opportunity for Bradford cardholders. Crisp winter evenings can allow for some amazing star gazing. They have also acquired an IMac computer and HP inkjet printer with a grant from the Miami County Foundation in 2017. This powerful computer can be used by their adult patrons. Apple computers are known for their easy to use photo and video editing. Come in to see how this can help with your videos and pictures for special events such as weddings and graduations parties. New laptop computers will be available soon for adult patron use throughout the library thanks to a grant from the Miami County Foundation in 2018. They also have six newer Chromebooks for student use.
Regularly scheduled events at the library include the GRO garden club, meeting the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.; Cozy Hen Quilt Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.; STEAM Workshop for Homeschoolers grades 1-8 meets the second Thursday from 10:15-11:30 a.m.; Knit and Crochet Group meets the fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.; Weekly non-denominational Bible Study meets Sunday evenings at 6 p.m.; the Sisters-n-Spirit Book Club meets the second and fourth Monday at 10 a.m.; and the Board of Trustees meet the fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m.