Author Archives: Ann Cloonan

fall author series

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

For babies 11 months or younger Tuesdays, September 26 – November 14, 9:30 – 10:30 am Adrian Kalikow is a Certified Parent Coach who will facilitate discussions on everything that is on the minds of the parents involved in the everyday work of welcoming, loving and raising a baby.  The weekly meetings will take place in the warm,

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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

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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 2017

Winners of the 2017 High School Writing Contest

Winners Fiction Category First Place….Grace Greenwald  Second Place ….Mairead Killgallon  Third Place….Davie Loria Winners Nonfiction Category First Place….Lucas Janszky Second Place….Abigail Bayuk Third Place….Gabi Sussman Honorable Mention…Beau Brookman Click here to read winning essays

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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.


Fourth of July

The Library will be closed Monday, July 3rd & Tuesday July 4th. We will be open our regular Saturday hours on July 1st(10-2). Have a safe holiday!

Holiday Hours

Holiday hours for this coming weekend are: Friday, December 30: 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday, December 31st: closed Sunday, January 1st: closed Monday, January 2nd: closed Happy New Year! See you in 2017!

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Summer Reading Kickoff

“On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” is this summer’s theme and we will be kicking off the summer with a unique event at Historical Hall. Digital Arts Experience will lead the group through two different experiences: using Minecraft to create the Bedford Free Library and learning Hour of Code a computer coding program. All equipment

“Improve Your Critical and Creative Thinking”

Start the New Year off right with a Dr. DiYanni mini course on thinking. Join us for two interactive presentation/workshops in which we explore these mutually reinforcing approaches to improved thinking practices. Wednesdays, January 20th & 27th, 7:30-9:00. Registration required. Program PDF

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Election Day Book Sale

The Friends are bringing back the Pop up Book Sale for Election Day. Look for signature red book cart. This is a sunshine only event! Tuesday, November 3rd, 9am-2pm

Jack-O-Lantern Carving Contest

As part of Bedford Historical Society’s “Secret of the Stones” on Friday, October 23, the Library is organizing a Jack-o-Lantern Carving Contest. Ages 14 & up/family or ages 13 & under can enter one pumpkin. See flyer for details. Carving contest

Skype Session with YA Author

Thursday, September 17th 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Library is hosting a SKYPE session with Chris Grabenstein, author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library  and  The Island of Dr. Libris. All ages are welcome – read one or both of his books and come ready with a question. For more information about this popular author, check out


Adult Fiction Writing

Now in our sixth year!  Join local author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, to explore character, point of view and dialogue in this weekly fiction writing class. Fridays, October 7,14,21,28 and November 4 @9:30am

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Baby Bounce & Rhyme for Infants

Babies 4 – 11 months with a parent or caregiver With Angeline of Musical Munchkins Session I – September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 Session II – November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6 (no class on November 22) Space is limited so call and register today! Program Flyer

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