Bellwood library announces programs

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has announced its February activities.

Sprouting Readers: The library’s free story hour program for children ages 3 to 8 will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and 26. Due to the library being closed on President’s Day, there will be no Sprouting Readers session on Feb. 19. Guest readers will be Suzanne Black of the Blair County Conservation District on Feb. 12 and Girl Scout Troop 40415 on Feb. 26.

Baby Sprouts: The library’s free toddler time program will be held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday in the children’s room. Baby Sprouts is a toddler-sized version of Sprouting Readers followed by a playgroup. No registration required, walk-ins welcome.

Zentangle 101: The library will present an introduction to Zentangle workshop at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 with certified zentangle teacher Shelley Williams. Zentangle is a form of artistic meditation using structured patterns: learn more at https://zentangle

.com/. This workshop is for ages 15 and older. There is a $10 fee for the workshop that includes all the art supplies you will need to start zentangling. Register by messaging the library on Facebook, signing up at the checkout desk or calling 742-8234.

Run for Reading 5K: This annual benefit race for the Northern Blair County Rec Center will begin at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at the library. For registration information, call 742-9500 or visit www.nbcrc

.com/run-for-reading.html. The race is followed by the Family Health & Safety Fair and the Friends of the Library’s homemade soup and bake sale.

Family Health & Safety Fair: The Bellwood-Antis Public Library, Tyrone Regional Health Network and Northern Blair County Rec Center will be presenting the 12th annual Family Health & Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 17. Learn about your health and community resources with free health screenings, information and children’s activities. The Friends of the Bellwood-Antis Public Library will also be selling soup and baked goods. For a complete list of participants, screenings and activities at the fair, visit or pick up a flyer at the library during regular hours.

Centre Wildlife Care on Helping Wild Animals: At the next meeting of the Juniata Valley Audubon Society at 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Robyn Graboski of Centre Wildlife Care will speak about the care of wild animals that need rehabilitation and have some of her friends with her, including a big brown bat, a peregrine falcon, a screech owl and a skunk. Audubon meetings are open to the public, and new members are welcome.