Author Archives: Ann Cloonan

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English Conversation for Non Native Speakers

  Mondays, beginning April 9th 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Barbara Kornfield is a retired language teacher with many years of experience as a Literacy Volunteer. She will facilitate this free-flowing English language class. This is a great opportunity to practice your language skills in a supportive environment. Weekly participation strongly encouraged.Space is limited and

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“What are you THINKING?”

Thursday, April 12th @ 7:00pm In this engaging, colorful, fun learning workshop, we will understand the practical application of a very powerful tool that can help you navigate better in your personal interactions. Lead by Raymond Infarinato a Leadership Consultant. Registration required. Click here to register online or call the Library Flyer

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Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids in the Digital Age

WEDNESDAY MARCH 28TH, 7:00PM, SPACE AVAILABLE Parenting these days seems more difficult than ever. Juggling schedules, negotiating priorities and integrating technology leaves many parents frazzled and confused. In this interactive presentation, Dr. Donna Volpitta will guide participants through a very simple, fun brain model that provides critical information for parents to make more mindful, informed decisions. Click here to sign up

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Navigating the College Process

Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Lisa Nelson and David Means from Dunbar Educational Consultants will answer all your questions about preparing to apply to college. Make the most of your high school years and find out what you should be doing before you apply. Registration is required. Recommended for high school students and

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Westchester Library System App now available

Download this free app from the app store. Choose your library and set up your account. You can order books, check out what’s happening at your library and create a digital card. Currently available for Apple devices only. Android will be available soon!

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Support the Library when shopping on Amazon

The Bedford Free Library is part of the Amazon Smile which donates a small percentage of the purchase price to organizations. It doesn’t cost you anything simply use the below link when you shop on Amazon. It doesn’t get any easier! Amazon Smile for Bedford Free Library

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Casting for The Peace Full Project

Thursday, December 28th, call for availability If you can’t make that date call and give your information and Chris will contact you about an additional date in January. The Peace Full Project is seeking kids grades K-12 for a documentary currently in production. Filming will take place at the Bedford Free Library. Chris Valentino a

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Holiday Collection Location

This year we are the drop off location for two different causes: Winter Clothing Drive for Neighbor’s Link (being run by students of FLMS) Please donate new winter clothing:scarves, gloves, mittens & hats Accepting donations thru December 17th Westchester’s Christmas Dinner New toys for kids (unwrapped) New Gifts for Adults New Clothes-Winter clothing (unwrapped) Look

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Italian Mini Course for Beginners

Tuesdays, January 9-February 27, 1:30-2:30 Are you planning a trip to Italy and want to understand basic Italian? Do you just want to hear and speak this beautiful language? The emphasis will be on conversation so the class will be limited to only 5 people. Michelle is a native speaker. She lived in Italy until

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Fall Author Series

We will be hosting a Fall Author Series in October. The author talks are every Wednesday @7:00pm in the month of October. Registration is required and space is limited. “A Small Revolution”-Wednesday, October 25th flyer Click here to register or call the Library

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C&M Movie in the Park-Saturday

Saturday, September 9 @7:30pm C&M is hosting a movie night in the Bedford Village Memorial Park. This event is free of charge. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and watch a movie with your neighbors.


Bedford Babies

Winter session! Still spots available. For babies 11 months or younger and their parents Tuesdays, February 27 – April 24, 9:30 – 10:30 am This 8 week program is the perfect opportunity for new parents and their babies to: Meet other parents Discuss parenting concerns Have a cup of coffee and a snack without having to make it yourself Feel safe and cared for away from the house If you are the parent with a baby under one year of age,Bedford Babies is an opportunity waiting for you! Click here to register or call to register. flyer

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Building on the Green-End of Summer Reading Celebration

Tuesday, August 8, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Building on the Green is the perfect activity for our end of reading game celebration.  Imagination Playground will bring everything we need for this self-guided, open play activity. Your child just needs to supply their imagination! Program will begin at 4:00pm, and we will end with awarding prizes and enjoying a snack.


Minecrafts on Mondays

Mondays, July 24 & 31 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Entering grades 3-5 Bring your own devices and build your own Minecraft world with your friends!  Share your ideas and learn something new!  Our Minecraft expert, Theo Grossberndt, a Fox Lane High School student, will be here to offer tips and challenges. Call to register or register

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Robert Frost Poetry: A Dr. DiYanni Mini Course

Robert Frost is among the best known and most beloved of American poets.  His poems are taught in middle school and high school as well as in college.  Many of us can recite his lines, if not many of his entire poems. Join us for a reading and discussion of Frost’s playful yet serious poems

"Kirk and Buck" by Oak Atkinson

Photography Exhibit

Come an enjoy the photographs taken by participants of “Portraits with Your Digital Camera.” This exhibit will be on display thru Wednesday, April 26th.

Hemingway’s Paris

Liz will share the places that Hemingway frequented in Paris, such as La Closerie des Lilas, the café where he wrote his masterpiece, The Sun Also Rises, in a coffee fueled six-week sprint; as well as the famous people he associated with, such as Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald; and the painters that he

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Crafts with Christa for March

Marshmallow Science Grades 3-5 Wednesday, March 29 @ 3:30 Let’s use marshmallows in a different way and explore what makes them expand, melt, and float. We will learn some scientific terms and make some hands-on projects.  We will also see if they float in our hot chocolate treat! Click here to register online or call the library

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Kids Yoga

Grades 1-3 Mondays, March 13, 20 & 27, 3:30pm Mary Eames, Register Yoga Teacher, began teaching yoga after personally seeing the wonderful benefits of the practice in her own life.  By combining her experience as a preschool, child’s craft and music teacher, her children’s classes blend stress-relief, physical activity and creative arts for a unique

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T-Shirt Quilt Class for Adults

This class is taught by Kate Perri who will teach you how to transform that bag of t-shirts you have been saving into a beautiful quilt. This makes a great graduation gift! Class will cover designing and assembling quilt. To complete in 5 weeks some work will have to be done at home. Basic machine


High School Writing Contest-Deadline extended!

The deadline has been extended until Thursday, March 1st @ 5:00pm. For high school students that attend school or reside in the Bedford Central School District. FIRST PRIZE:    $100 SECOND PRIZE:   $50 THIRD PRIZE:   $25 (In each category) All entries must be submitted by email to by Thursday, March 1st at 5:00pm.  Winners will be notified by email

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Bedford Babies

For parents and babies under 11 months. Are you the parent of a new baby who would like some help and advice? Want to meet other parents with new babies?Join Adrian Kalikow, M.Ed., PCI Certified Parent Coach, in an 8-week session program designed to help new parents share the joys and challenges of parenthood. No

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Crafts for a Cause

Grades 5-8 Christa Ramage has arranged with our local cat shelter “The Cat Community” to make cat toys.  Each child will need to bring a pair of small socks, also some feathers and bells if you wish. We will have the rest of the supplies at the Library. Call 234-3570 to register or email

Python Programming Boot Camp

Ages 8-12. Python is a general purpose, dynamic programming language. It is written in English and easy to learn and understand. This is a great first programming language to learn! Students Must commit to all four sessions! Laptops are supplied. Taught by staff from Digital Arts Experience (DAE). Made possible by a WLS STEM mini

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Bedford Village Tree Lighting & Jingle Pass Weekend

Tree Lighting Friday, December 2nd @ 7pm Gather on the Village Green and sing a selection of holiday music. Count down to the tree lighting. Gathering  begins at the firehouse for hot chocolate and good cheer. Jingle Pass Holiday Shopping Friday, December 2nd — Sunday, December 4th The shops of Bedford Village would like you to

Skype with Avi, Author of “Crispin:The Cross of Lead”

“Crispin: The Cross of Lead” is one of the featured books in the 2016 Westchester Library System’s Battle of the Books. The Bedford Free Library is thrilled to invite Avi fans of all ages to come to the Library and speak with this acclaimed author via Skype. Tuesday, September 27th @7:00pm Skype with Avi flyer

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May Author Talk

The Bedford Free Library is pleased to present and welcome back for the third time, New York Times best selling author Jean Hanff Korelitz. She will be discussing her new book “The Devil and Webster.” Ms. Korelitz’s previous bestselling novels include “You Should Have Known,” “Admission” and “The White Rose.” Registration required. Light refreshments will be

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“School Year Reading Program”

If you would like to continue to log your reading throughout the school year sign into your Wandoo Reader account and choose the “School Year Reading Program.” This will allow you to continue to keep track of your reading. Logging type will be books not minutes. You do not need to create a new account.

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