Author Archives: Alix Townley

Tales on the Trails

Tales on the Trails

Tuesday, June 6 Family Event for children 2 years and older 10:30 am Bedford Free Library and the BRLA are partnering to bring you a short kid-friendly trail hike + storytime in the woods with Kelly Crummy. Registration is required Registration is open. Register Here More Information              

Storytime at Rochambeau Farm

Saturday, June 10th Family event Rain or Shine 11:00 am Join Mrs.Crummy for a special Storytime at Rochambeau Farm with stories, music, and food. 214 W Patent Rd, Mt Kisco, NY 10549 More Information        

Baby Bounce & Rhyme and Musical Mother Goose Summer 2023

Baby Bounce & Rhyme: Wednesdays at 9:30am Ages 4-12 months accompanied by an adult Musical Mother Goose: Wednesdays at 10:15 am Ages 12-30 months accompanied by an adult Session 1: July 12, 19, 26 Session 2: August 2, 9, 16 With Angeline of Musical Munchkins As space is limited, please only register for one session. 

Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

The Library will be closed on Saturday, May 27 – Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day weekend. Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Libby/Overdrive and download to your device. Check Out Libby/Overdrive

Ice Cream Social & Poetry Contest Awards

Wednesday, May 24 @3:00pm At Fellowship Hall at Bedford Presbyterian Church Parking in center of back lot All are welcome to come and enjoy this annual Spring Event hosted by the Bedford Free Library Winners of the Poetry Contest will be announced at 3:30 Make your own sundae M&M guessing game Free of charge Ice

Create With Christa: Cloud Science

Thursday, May 18 3:15 – 4:00 Grades 3 – 5 Using elements of earth science, we will experiment and learn what clouds are made of and create our own clouds in a jar. Please register online at our website Register Here More Information                      

Living With Black Bears

Tuesday, May 30 7:00 – 8:30pm Join Jonathan Russell, Wildlife Biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, for an evening of learning about black bears in New York.  Jonathan will talk about how DEC manages black bear populations, research, and conflict mitigation in the Hudson Valley and southern Catskills. Black Bears have

Women and Money Series

Wednesdays @ 1pm via Zoom May 10 June 14 The Women and Money series is back by popular demand!  How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets hosted by Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC® and Liz Maccarone, CRPC® Register for May 10 Register for June 14 More Information        

17th Annual Poetry Contest for Children and Young Adults

Accepting Entries through the end of today, Monday 5/1 For poets ages 6 to 18 Deadline: April 30 April is National Poetry Month and it’s the seventeenth anniversary of  the Library Poetry Contest. Join us in a celebration of poetry with a wonderful opportunity for children and young adults to showcase their unique talents and

Crafting Circle With Judy

Every other Wednesday at the Library @1:30PM-3:00PM April 26 May 10, 24 This group is led by staff member Judy Carey who is an avid quilter and crafter. Bring any project that you can carry and meet others who enjoy a creative and supportive atmosphere. Ideas are knitting, crocheting, embroidery, hand quilting, cross stitch, needle felting,

Westchester Breathes on Zoom

Fridays, 9:00AM Participate in a Zoom program of gentle movement, breathing and relaxation exercises that reduce the experience of stress and anxiety. Come to this program to learn simple, proven exercises that can have a positive impact on your health and well-being. Get ready for the next moment from a place of calm and clarity.

High School Writing Contest 2023

DEADLINE EXTENDED TILL FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH @ 5PM For high school students who attend school or reside in the Bedford Central School District All entries must be submitted by email as a .PDF to (Please note NEW email address) Awards Ceremony at The Bedford Free Library Thursday, March 30 @ 3:30 CATEGORIES: FICTION A

Downloading With Charlie

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 Signup for a one on one session with Charlie and learn to download digital materials. Charlie will show you how to download an ebook or audiobook to your Kindle, iPad or iPhone or Android device.  Please bring your device, library card and Apple and Amazon information. Register Here

Baby Bounce & Rhyme Winter 2023

Baby Bounce & Rhyme: Wednesdays at 9:30am Ages 4-12 months accompanied by an adult Session 1: February 1, 8, 15 & March 1, 8 Session 2: March 15, 22, 29 & April 12, 19 With Angeline of Musical Munchkins As space is limited, please only register for one session.  Program location will be on the

Thanksgiving Closings

The Library will have the following schedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday: Wednesday, November 23, Open 10AM to 1PM (Early Closing) Thursday, November 24,  Closed Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26, Open Regular Hours Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Overdrive/Libby and download to your device. Check Out Overdrive/Libby

Crafting Circle

Wednesday, December 7 1:30 – 3:00 Bring your hand crafting projects and enjoy and afternoon of creativity at the library. The group will meet in the Biography room.  More information

Storytime With NBC’s Dylan Dreyer

TODAY Saturday, November 5 11:00 am At a Local Barn Family Event SPACE STILL AVAILABLE We are pleased to welcome Dylan Dreyer for a special family event at a local barn. Her first Misty book was a New York Times bestseller. In the newest book, Misty the Cloud Friends Through Rain or Shine, Meteorologist Dylan

Elf Yourself and Candy Houses

Elf Yourself: Thursday, December 8 Grades Pre K- 5 Come to the Library and create you own special elf family. Elf Yourself Registration More Information Candy Houses: Thursday, December 15 One House Per Family Be part of the tradition! One house per family. This event is full.  Please contact Children’s Librarian Kelly Crummy to be

Intro to Pen and Ink

Thursdays 11-12:30pm October 6, 13, 20, 27 Adult Workshop Learn to use a crow quill pen, Micron pen and try writing with a feather. Various techniques will be demonstrated and taught. Supplies not included. Must commit to all 4 sessions no exceptions.  Register Here More Information List of supplies   Register here More information  

Fox Read 2022-23 Book Discussion at Bedford Free Library

Wednesday, October 19  5:00pm The Bedford Teachers’ Association presents FOX READ.  This year the Fox Read Committee has chosen to do THREE books for 2022-2023 community read. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal Borrow your copies at any

YA Summer Reading Game

For kids entering 6th grade and older Game begins Thursday, June 16- Friday, August 19 Last day to log reading is Friday, August 19 FUN and EASY to do!  Here’s How it works: 1. Read any book of your choice, 50 pages = 1 point 2. Log # of pages and write a quick review

What to Expect in Middle School

Separate sessions for girls and boys entering 6th grade Girls: Tuesday, August 23 @5pm Boys: Wednesday, August 24 @5pm Getting the Most out of Middle School: A panel of Fox Lane Middle School students will share their experiences, followed by a Q&A. Suggested Topics are:  Classes, Sports, Arts, Music, Clubs, your First Locker! Bring your

Bedford Babies Fall 2022

For babies 11 months or younger and their parents Tuesdays at 10:00 am October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6 & 13 Meetings will be in the Library or on The Village Green – Bring a Blanket Mask is optional This 8 week program is the perfect opportunity for new parents and

Summer Kickoff Event: Pirate School!

Wednesday, June 15 Historical Hall 5:00 pm Family Event David Engel Entertainment presents: Pirate School! Sea Dreams Access your inner-pirate and set sail for an adventurous comedy-variety show for the whole family. Pirate costumes are encouraged by all Learn about READsquared, (Our online Summer reading game) Learn about and register for our summer programs Register

Adult Book Bingo-Win a Kindle!

June 16 – September 1 Adult Book Bingo is back! Register for Adult Book Bingo 2022 Click here to print Bingo Board Adult Book Bingo 2022 Signup for our  Adult Book Bingo! 1.Read a book in the categories on the board and mark your progress online. 2.Completing a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, or each