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Mary Holland – Naturally Curious 4/23, 6:30 Bradford Academy Auditorium

hollandMary Holland – Naturally Curious

Wednesday 4/23, 6:30

Bradford Academy Auditorium


Celebrate Earth Day with Mary Holland, author of Naturally Curious: A Photographic Guide and month-by-month Journey through the Fields, Woods, and Marshes of New England.

Suggested Donation: $10 adult, $5 students, Under 5 free.
Door prize!

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Movie Muscle Shoals 4/30, 6 PM, BPL

muscleshoalsMuscle Shoals
Wednesday 4/30, 6:00 to 8:00
Bradford Public Library


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First Tuesday – May 6, 10:00 AM

Bradford Public Library

Watch a great TED Talk and engage in intellectual discourse. “Tea and Crumpets served”.

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Poetry Circle

Poetry Circle
1st Wednesday, 5/7, 4:00 PM
Bradford Public Library



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Wonder – Sam Drazin 3/26, 6PM


Wonder, 3/26, 6PM, Bradford Public Library

Sam Drazin will present a program at BPL on March 26 focusing on disability awareness. Sam was born with Teacher Collins syndrome, a craniofacial anomolie which is similar to that of Augie, the main character of the book.

Co-sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and the Bradford Public Library.

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Presence Point – Cultivating Embodiment and Engaging in the Creative Process

The Presence Point – Cultivating Embodiment and Engaging in the Creative Process
March 5 and 19, 6-8 PM
Bradford Public Library
Combining contemplation and embodiment practices, we will engage in a journey to explore our senses and directly experience what it is means to live in our bodies. From the ground of embodiment, we are prepared to explore the process of creativity. We will flesh out some of our personal questions and work together on how to bring the process of embodiment and creativity into our everyday lives and society. Come prepared to wiggle!


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The Ice Business, 2/27, 6:30.

riverice2The Ice Business – From frozen pipes to river ice jams

Presentation at the Bradford Library, Thursday, Feb 27th 6:30 to 7:30

Steve Daly, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) ice expert, will give a presentation on the remarkable properties and mysteries of ice. He will melt away your mundane perceptions about this common crystal – from those frozen pipes in your house to river ice jams.

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Movie Dr Strangelove 6 PM Thursday Jan. 16

DRStrangloveBradford Library Movie Night 6pm Thursday Jan 16. Dr. Strangelove Some have called this Stanley Kubrick’s best film. In this 50 year old black comedy an insane general unleashes a nuclear strike that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. Starring George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn – and Peter Sellers in three roles. 1963. Discussion follows. Free.

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Health Connect Help

Health Connect - Every Tuesdays 10-12 and Thursdays 6-8 at the Bradford Public Library. Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act will be ending March 31st! Gary Chase, a Certified Application Counselor will be working to educate and support our local communities in navigating the health care marketplace. If you need assistance with enrolling in a health plan, or have questions, please meet Gary at the Bradford Public Library.

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Poetry Circle – Wednesday 4-6 PM, 1/8/2014

Poetry Circle –  Wednesday 4-6 PM. 4-6 PM at the Bradford Public Library.


Start the year by joining us at the Poetry Circle Wednesday, Jan 8th 4-6 and share your favorite poems in a circle of comfort.

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Holiday Season at the Bradford Public Library

Book Sale!

We have saved up some donated books in great condition for this holiday season.  Books are for sale by donation. Look under the tree and in the designated bookshelf for some great literary gift giving.

Holiday Cheer of cookies, wassill and hot chocolate Wednesday 12/18, 7 PM. 1876 rendition of the Christmas Carol will be read by the Library Trustees.

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Abolition and the Underground Railroad in VT 12/11 2:00 PM

Vermont Underground Railroad
Dec 11 Wed 2-4 at the Bradford Public Library
Author Michele Arnosky Sherburne will talk about Abolition and the Underground Railroad in VT.
Photo: Vermont Underground Railroad<br />
Dec 11 Wed 2-4 at the Bradford Public Library<br />
Author Michele Arnosky Sherburne will talk about Abolition and the Underground Railroad in VT.
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Pride and Prejudice Book Discussion 9/18 at 6:30

prideandprejudicePride and Prejudice…most of us have heard of, read or seen the movie.  What makes this 200 year old story live on in 2013?  Come give us your thoughts Wednesday evening September 18, 6:30 at the Bradford Public Library.

Suzanne Brown, a scholar from Dartmouth, will be facilitating the discussion.

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Bradford Public Library Lap for the Library 2013 Walk-a-thon

Bradford Public Library Lap for the Library 2013 Walk-a-thon is Saturday, September 14 beginning at 10 AM. Meet at the Bradford Elementary School.

Our Lap for the Library Walk-a-thon is a fun and fit activity for members of the Bradford Community and for patrons and supporters of the Bradford Public Library. Our goal is to raise at least $2500 to promote literacy for children and families.
Pick up your pledge sheets at the library or donate at the walk-a-thon before the walk.  Children’s programs will be enriched by your donation.
Thank you very much  for your participation.
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What Bones Can Tell Us Story Hour – 7/19

whalebones What Bones Can Tell Us 10:00 am Preschool and up

Whale bones will be used to encourage inquiry and hands-on discovery of what bones can tell us. This program should impact learning in a BIG way.


Dinosaur Dig Connection Kit will be available for check out after the event.

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Mushroom Walk 7/20

 mushroomsMushroom Walk
7/20 – Saturday 9:45 AM
Bradford Public Library
Wet is good when it comes to Mushroom Discovery so 2013 looks to be a bumper year. Chanterelles, Boletes and so many more should be out. Meet at the Bradford Public Library at 9:45 AM.  We will then migrate to a local mushroom hot spot for collection. Meet back at the library at 12 noon for the Identification Round Table.  Bring a basket, brush and snippers.


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BPL Gets Winnie Belle Learned Fund Grant for Connection Kits


Bradford Public Library receives the VT Library

Foundation – Winnie Belle Learned Fund Grant

State Librarian, Martha Reid, on behalf of the Winnie Belle Learned Fund of the Vermont Public Library Foundation, today announced a grant of $1500 to the Bradford Public Library in Bradford.

The library will use the funding to make Connection Kits to lend out to patrons. The Connection Kits are a hands-on collection of themed books and learning activities. This summer we will feature Dinosaur Dig, Entomology-Insect Explorer, and Boredom Eliminator Travel Kit.

The Vermont Public Library Foundation was established in 2000 by the Vermont Department of Libraries for the benefit of Vermont’s public libraries and to date with the assistance of the Freeman Foundation has awarded more than $12 million in grants to qualifying libraries.

The Winnie Belle Learned Fund was established in 2006 by Dr. Burnett Rawson in cooperation with the Vermont Community Foundation, in honor of Winnie Belle Learned, a Vermonter, educator, and his benefactress. Dr. Rawson’s goal for the Winnie Belle Learned Fund is to help the public libraries of Vermont foster literacy, love of learning, critical analysis and intellectual exploration in their communities, among children of all ages and their families.

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ALA Award Winning Audio Books at BPL


Click on the  audio book picture to listen to an audio clip of the story.








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Jason Chin / Author and Illustrator of “Island” 6/29


Jason Chin / Author and Illustrator and Native Son
Saturday, June 29, 1:00 PM
Bradford Public Library
Jason Chin is the author and illustrator who grew up in a small town in New Hampshire. Jason’s latest book, Island: A Story of the Galapagos, won the 2013 Gryphon Award from the Center for Children’s Books. The New York Times called it “a remarkable introduction to the Galapagos,” and said that the “science is gracefully combined with superb illustrative art”.

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Tick Check Youtube

Amy Cook, Owner and Veterinarian of the Newbury Veterinary Clinic gave us the skinny on ticks and the dangers of Lyme Disease for pets. Amy  helped us understand how ticks affect the health of our pets and what we can do to minimize risks.  Check out our short youtube video of the program.

Tick Check – Are Pets at Risk

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2013-2014 DCF book titles are in!


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Tick Check – Are Pets at Risk? May 22, 6:30

pets2Tick Check – Are Pets at Risk?
Wednesday May 22, 6:30
Bradford Public Library

Amy Cook, Owner and Veterinarian of the Newbury Veterinary Clinic will give us the skinny on ticks and the dangers of Lyme Disease for pets. Amy will help us understand how ticks affect the health of our pets and what we can do to minimize risks. Come learn about the latest in treatments, prevention and research.

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Growing Shiitake Mushrooms – 5/1, 6:00 PM. BPL

mushroomsShitake Growing

Wednesday, May 1, 6:00 PM

Bradford Public Library

Local grower will talk about growing Shiitake Mushrooms in this cold region. We will also be inoculating logs if people have them and offering $5 bags of Shiitake spawn as long as our supply lasts so people can try growing Shiitake for themselves. Have interested parties email us at bradfordpubliclibrary@gmail.com and I will put them on our Mushroom email list for our summer collecting walks.

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Perennial Plants Needed at the Library

hostaBradford Public Library needs your extra perennials for the Memorial Day Plant Sale. While working in the dirt this spring dividing perennials, think about the library and how donated perennials can flower into books for hungry readers. Please drop off potted perennial plants at 156 South Pleasant Street, on the small side lawn near the top of the drive. Leave a note with name and phone number of donor in case of questions. Label plant names and whether they like sun or shade. We do not need any Common Orange Daylilies, Lily of the Valley or Dandelions but are interested in most other garden perennials. Thanks so much for helping your local library. If you have any questions call 222-4536 or email us at bradfordpubliclibrary@gmail.com

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The Bradford Public Library 2012 Annual Appeal

The Bradford Public Library kicked off its 2012 Annual Appeal Monday October 15. 
The Library is busier than ever with a diverse group of users and borrowers. Book, video, and audio book checkouts continue to increase. The Library’s 10 patron computers are in constant use, along with wifi use on patron owned devices. There is a continuing series of interesting and informative programs and children’s story hour. Please contribute by sending a contribution to the Library at PO Box 619, Bradford or drop one off at the Library at 21 South Main St. You may also make an electronic contribution at the Library website through paypal, or through the Library’s Facebook page. Click on the “Donate” button.

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Bert Dodson and Willem Lange Together Again

  Bert Dodson and Willem Lange together again at the Bradford Public Library. 6:00 PM, Thursday, Dec 13th.  Artist,author, and accomplished storytellers, this duo will present their new book “White Footed Mouse” and answer questions from inquiring minds.

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Valley Cooperative Preschool says Thank You!

Thank You Gail & Stuart for another year of  fun

at Story Hour and learning some Spanish Words!

from Judy Bartlett; Teacher/Director of Curriculum

and all the kids at the Valley Cooperative Preschool!


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