Bedford Free Library

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HOURS OF OPERATION

 Monday - Friday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
 Saturday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

 CLOSINGS

DETAILS HERE

WEEKLY STORYTIMES



Tuesday, 2:00 pm
(Not in July)
Thursday, 11:15 am

 Preschoolers with adult
No registration required
 

 

32 Village Green, Bedford, NY 10506   914.234.3570

CLOSINGS
Columbus Day: Monday, October 13
Veterans’ Day: Tuesday, November 11
Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 26 at 1:00
Thursday, November 27

community & school events
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PENNYSAVER
The Bedford Free Library is now an official spot to pick up your local Pennysaver magazine.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS
Help us to keep our records accurate

Email your old and new information to Margaret
(mscott@wlsmail.org)

DIGITAL MEDIA

TECHNOLOGY/EREADER HELP
Need help downloading ebooks to your device?
Available at most times - advisable to call first.
See the flier for what you need to bring etc.

The Bedford Free Library offers a variety of digital media for patrons to download to their devices.
For full access log in to your account using your Library card barcode and 4 digit pin (typically the last 4 digits of your phone number).

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Overdrive Advantage: digital audio and ebooks for Kindle, Nook, Apple and more.
Our collection: adults, YA, children.

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Freading: tens of thousands of ebooks available for download anytime, anywhere with no restrictions.
Freegal: downloadable music that will be yours forever - FAQ
BookMyne: quick and easy access to your local library on Apple devices and Androids.
Kids & Teens eReading Room - ebooks just for kids & teens.
TumbleBook Library: delightful online collection of talking, animated picture books for children.
OneClickdigital: teen and children’s audiobooks available for unlimited and instant download to your MP3 player or iPod.
Total Boox: read, share & discover books with no restrictions or waiting lists. (Currently in Beta). Available on an app which you download to your iPad, Android or Kindle.
ComicsPlus: Library Edition: thousands of graphic novels & comics to download to any wireless device.

Public Access Computers and Wireless available at the Library.

NOOK LENDING PROGRAM

nook simple touchThe Library now has
three preloaded Nooks
available for patrons to borrow
Titles on the Nooks
 3 week lending period
Funded by The Friends of the Bedford Free Library

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES
The booklet is an excellent resource for books, films and sources of information.
(Compiled by Ann Patricia Coleman)

Welcome!

 PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG ADULTS

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Join Team Bedford in a Jeopardy Style Competition. For more information, contact Maureen at Bedford Free Library.
(914) 234 3570 or mmcmanus@wlsmail.org
Additional information here

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Important upcoming dates for participants, including information about the actual event on October 18 at Scarsdale Middle School
Register for all upcoming events at
bedfordbob@wlsmail.org
Photo Release Form - required for all participants - must be returned by September 15

 PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

COFFEE AND BOOK KLATCH
4th Thursday of each month at 11:00
Come for coffee and chat about books
All are welcome and no registration.
Books discussed

KNITTING FOR ADULTS
FALL SESSION
Wednesdays, Oct. 8, 22, Nov. 5, 19, Dec. 3
11:15 - 12:15 in the YA Room upstairs
All abilities are invited to this knitting group. Beginners are welcome and we will teach
 you how to knit! Registration required.
Questions: contact Margaret

MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP
Thursdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16 at 9:30 - 11:30
Joan Potter & Susan Hodara - two of the authors of Still Here Thinking of You will conduct this three week workshop.

BEGINNING BRIDGE LESSONS
Thursdays, Oct. 2 - Nov. 20 at 1:00 - 3:00
8 week session with Joel Goren, bridge professional at the Hartes Club.
For beginners only.

FICTION WRITING
Fridays, Oct. 3 - 31 at 9:30 - 10:30
Kim Kovach will be back for the 4th year with this five week session.

FUNDAMENTALS OF CHARCOAL DRAWING
Tuesdays, Oct. 14 - Nov. 18 at 1:00 - 3:00
Mark Cassata will be back with a 5 week session on drawing with charcoal. Supplies list - please bring to the first class.

CONSIDERING A PRIVATE SCHOOL?
Thursday, October 9 at 7:00
 Parents and students grades 4-10
(Note change of date from Oct. 2 to 9)
Chris Pryor of the Gowan Group brings 23 years of experience in education to answer all of your questions about how to choose a private school for your child.

BOOK TALK

Donald Gregg: “Pot Shards: Fragments of a Life Lived in the CIA, the White House, and the Two Koreas”
Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00
$10 per person
Registration required as space is limited
Book available for purchase at the Library
(Sponsored by the Friends of the Bedford Free Library. Proceeds to benefit the Library)

BROWN BAG BOOK GROUP
“Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens
Wednesdays at 11:30 - 1:30
October 1 - November 19
Join Christina Fleur in an 8 week series of
 in-depth discussions of this classic novel.
Bring your lunch - coffee & dessert provided.
(Underwritten by the Bedford/Armonk Rotary Club)

MUSEUM PASS PROGRAM

Free passes & tickets to several local museums
Aldrich Museum
Frick Collection *
The Hammond Museum
Katonah Museum of Art
Maritime Aquarium *
Neuberger Museum of Art *
(* New to this program)

Also the Museum of Natural History in NY
(Two vouchers per family per year.
BDV patrons only)

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ANNUAL APPEAL FOR 2013 - 2014

Please support the Annual Appeal
Information is available here.
You can donate by using PayPal
As the 2013-2014 Appeal has ended, donations received now will go towards the 2014-2015 Appeal which will be mailed in October,

 

Or Network for Good

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 Questions or comments: contact Margaret or
call the Library at (914) 234 3570.

 Sign up here for Library emails

BEDFORD PLAYHOUSE SURVEY
John Farr of www.bestmoviesbyfarr.com is seeking community input regarding turning the Bedford Playhouse, which is not renewing its lease at the end of the year, into a not-for-profit arts theater similar to Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville.
Please complete the survey by September 30. In order for this project to go forward, John would like to gauge the support, financial and otherwise, of the community.

CHILDREN’S ROOM

photo (2)Annual “Where Did You Do Your Summer Reading?” Photo Contest
Patrons of all ages are invited to send a favorite photo of themselves or family members as they enjoy their summer reading. View them on our website and in the Library, where patrons can vote for their favorite photo. The winner will appear in the Fall Newsletter. Submit online to bedfordfreelibrary@wlsmail.org by Sept. 20. Entries

Raffle for a Hand Sewn Quilt
Come in to buy tickets for a beautiful
 hand sewn quilt
MAGIC SCHOOL BUS EXPLORES OUR WORLD”
 
made by Suzanne Sunday.
DSCN2010Tickets- 1 @ $1, 6 @ $5, 14 @ $10. 
Proceeds benefit the Children’s Room
Drawing to take place late October
Photos of the quilt
Special fabric - glow in the dark!
Come explore the quilt and find the hidden words.

 ONGOING PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

CALENDAR
September, October

CRAFTS WITH CHRISTA
Mixed Up Spiders
Tuesday, October 14 at 3:30 - 4:40
Grades K-2

Wizards’ Spell Book
Tuesday, October 21 at 3:30 - 4:40
Grades 3-5

SCHOOL SCRABBLE
Cornelia Guest is back with another year
 of school scrabble
September 29 - November 17
Mondays at 4:45 - 5:45

(note this is later than previous years)

MUSICAL MOTHER GOOSE
Wednesdays at 10:15 for
12 - 30 months
Fall program - two 5 week sessions
Session I
September 17 - October 15
(This session is full - waiting list only)
Session II
October 22 - November 19
Registration began Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 10:00
Due to the popularity of this program you may register for one session and join a waiting list for the other.

BEDFORD BABIES
Parent(s) with their babies up to 11 months
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:30
Fall session
September 30 to November 25. Call to register

KNITWITS
Grades 4 and up
Session I - Fall
Wednesdays at 3:30 - 4:30
Oct. 8, 22, Nov. 5, 19, Dec. 3
Participants must commit to the full Session.
Registration is required. Beginners welcome.
Questions - contact Margaret

STORIES, SONGS AND SURPRISES
storytime with little people cartoon'Fun for preschoolers
ages 2-5 with an adult.
Different theme each time.
Tuesdays at 2:00 and
Thursdays at 11:15
No registration
Themes in September, October

SUMMER PHOTOS

 Photos from several of the summer events have been posted, or check the highlighted links on the
Summer Programs page.

LOCAL RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN

NURSERY SCHOOLS & DAYCARE CENTERS
List of local centers available here or in the Library.

YOUTH SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES
List of local organizations for sports and activities for children. Includes contact information.

BEDFORD RECREATION PROGRAMS
Fall brochure is now available.
Also check out Sizzling Sundays at the Pool.

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