The library is home to a number of community organizations, most 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. Meetings are held in the Kurtz Room.





At the October meeting of the Bellwood-Antis Historical Society on Monday, October 22nd, at 7 PM, Peggy Bradnick Jackson will speak about her kidnapping by William Hollenbaugh in 1966. Her kidnapping and week of captivity as Hollenbaugh attempted to outrun the massive Pennsylvania State Police and FBI led manhunt to find him made national headlines and sent shockwaves through the small community of Shade Gap, Pennsylvania.

Bellwood-Antis Historical Society meetings are open to the public, and anyone is welcome to attend.


The Juniata Valley Audubon Society will meet on Tuesday, November 20th in the library’s Sheetz Community Room.

A free dinner, including organic, shade-grown coffee, will begin at 6 pm. A business meeting will begin at 6:45 pm, followed by an educational presentation at 7 pm. The public is encouraged to attend these free programs.

At the November Program, there will be a Winter Bird Identification Workshop. This interactive program is geared toward beginning and advanced birders of all ages, as well as bird lovers and bird feeder watchers. If you enjoy watching birds, then this program will help you learn the skills needed to identify many of the birds in your backyard. There will also be information shared on the annual Christmas Bird Count, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15. A handout on Winter Bird ID Tips will be available to all participants. Bird feeders and bird seed will be given away as door prizes.



quilt blocks created by the Bellwood Quilting BeesThe Bellwood Quilting Bees meet in the library the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM. All levels of ability and new members are always welcome.

Learn more about the Bellwood Quilting Bees at their Facebook page.