The library is home to a number of community organizations, many of which have meetings and programs that are open to the public. Need a meeting place? Call us at 742-8234 or e-mail for scheduling arrangements.


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is weight-loss support that’s affordable and works. No fad diets or foods to buy.  Eat what you love and lose weight with portion control and healthy weight loss tips. TOPS meets in the library every Monday, and new members are always welcome. Weigh-in starts at 4:30, meeting follows at 6 PM.







The Juniata Valley Audubon Society resumes their monthly programs on Tuesday, September 17th at 6 PM. Evening programs are designed for a general audience and are free and open to the public. A free dinner, including shade organic coffee, starts at 6:00 PM, and the program starts at 7:00 PM. The September menu is: pizza, salad, and dessert with soda, juice, and hot shade-grown coffee. Coffee will also be for sale: 1-lb. bag is $12, 2-lb. bag is $22: whole bean or ground.

The September program at 7 PM features Ron Rohrbaugh, Forest Program manager for Audubon Pennsylvania. Ron will describe the work he is doing with forest landowners, forest managers, and foresters to improve and create habitat for forest birds. “Vibrant bird populations rely on healthy, structurally diverse forests of all ages. Numerous species, such as the wood thrush, golden-winged warbler, and ruffed grouse, have experienced steady declines for at least the past 50 years. Reversing those declines requires active forest management to create habitat that supports the breeding needs of these species and dozens more. Family forest owners are a great, under-recognized group who can support healthy forests and the birds that rely upon them.”


At the September meeting of the Bellwood-Antis Historical Society on Monday, September 23rd at 7 PM, local historian Jared Frederick will give a talk on World War II history. This presentation is open to the public. BONUS: the Historical Society will have a Used Book Sale of American military history books before and after the meeting. All proceeds will benefit the library.



The Bellwood Quilting Bees won’t be meeting in October, but be sure to visit their annual Quilt Show at the Logan Valley Baptist Church (339 Main St, Bellwood, PA 16617) from 9:00 AM-2:30 PM on Saturday, October 5th.