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“My Stroke In The Fast Lane” Author Talk

“My Stroke In The Fast Lane” Author Talk

Saturday, December 2 11:00 am – 12:30 pm My Stroke in the Fast Lane: A Journey to Recovery begins on Easter Sunday morning. While driving home at 65 mph on an interstate highway, Bonni had a stroke. Her 86-year-old mother, sitting in the passenger seat, grabbed the wheel and crashed them into a guardrail. One

Tuesday Preschool Crafts

Tuesday, December 5 3:30 – 5:00 Drop in Craft Ages 3-5 Once a month on Tuesdays this Fall we will supply materials and directions for preschoolers and caregivers to make a craft together. This is geared for preschoolers ages 3-5 but can be fun for the whole family. December 5: Holiday Ornaments No registration necessary

Thanksgiving Closings

The Library will have the following schedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday: Wednesday, November 22, Open 10AM to 1PM (Early Closing) Thursday, November 23,  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

Closed on Saturday 11/11

The Library will be closed on Saturday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day. Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Libby/Overdrive and download to your device. Check Out Libby/Overdrive

Narcan Training

Wednesday, November 8 6:00 pm – 7:30pm Learn about how the crisis is effecting our communities and how you can be prepared.  Register here More information    

Elf Yourself, Sounds of the Season, and Candy Houses

Elf Yourself: Thursday, December 14 Grades Pre K- 5 Come to the Library and create you own special elf family. Elf Yourself is full and no longer taking registration. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Children’s Librarian Kelly Crummy at kcrummy@bedfordfreelibrary.org More Information Sounds of the Season: Wednesday, December 20 Family Event Come

Tales on the Trails

Tuesday, October 17 Family Event for Ages 2 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.  Please register online. Register Here More Information                  

Storytime at Rochambeau Farm

Saturday, October 28 11:00 am Family Event Rochambeau Farm 214 W Patent Rd, Mt Kisco, NY 10549 rochambeaufarmny.com Join Mrs. Crummy for a special Storytime at Rochambeau Farm: Pizza is available for purchase (cash only) Bring a blanket space is limited – no registration required More Information              

Stories, Songs and Surprises

Thursday, November 9 11:15 – 11:45 am This Week’s Theme: Trip to the Zoo Join us for weekly Storytime in the Library with Mrs. Crummy. More Information                                                      

Fox Read 2023 Book Discussion with Bedford Free Library

Thursday, September 28 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm For students 5th – 8th grade & their parents Join a librarian and Bedford Schools teachers for a program engaging the Fox Read selection When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller. Participants will engage in a creative writing or artmaking experience to explore folktales.  Register Here

Adult Summer Reading Challenge-Win a Kindle!

Ends Today! July 14 – Sept 15 Adult Summer Reading Challenge rules: Read and log your books Each book= 1 raffle entry The more you read the better your chances of winning Challenge starts July 14 and ends Sept 15 Click the link on our website http://bedfordfreelibrary.org to start logging Good Luck! CLICK HERE TO LOG

What to Expect in Middle School

Separate sessions for girls and boys entering 6th grade Girls: Tuesday, August 22 @5pm Boys: Thursday, August 24 @5pm A panel of Fox Lane Middle School students will share their experiences, followed by a Q&A. Seperate sessions for girls (8/22) and boys (8/24). Suggested Topics are: Classes Sports Arts Music Clubs Lockers Bring your questions

Book Buddies – Summer 2023

Ages 3 and older Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday July 10 – August 2 3:30-5:30 PM Need a buddy to read with? You can read with or be read to by a friendly Book Buddy. This program is similar to book buddies at BVES 20 Minute Sessions Parents must stay in the library with younger children Register Here More

Website Trouble

We are experiencing some technical difficulties with our program list – we have lots of programs but they are not displaying correctly. Please use this link to our calendar or call the library at T 914-234-3570 to register for programs. CLICK HERE FOR TUESDAY’S PROGRAMS Thank you!

Shark Week: Floating Sharks

Wednesday, July 19 3:15 – 4:00 pm Grades 3 – 5 How do sharks float? Using a simple science lesson in buoyancy and shark anatomy, we will discovery how sharks float. Register Here More Information 2023 Summer Brochure                                  

Truck Day 2023

Saturday, June 17 Event will be held at Bedford Village Elementary School 45 Court Road All Ages Free to the public 10am – 1pm Come see trucks of all shapes and sizes.  All our welcome!  Great Father’s Day activity! Unless there are severe storms, this event will be rain or shine.  More Information Summer Brochure

Creative Mending

Grades 6 – 12 Wednesdays: June 28, July 26, August 23 Come to one session or come to all Join Maureen to Stitch and Sew. This mending workshop will show you how to fix old items of clothing, linens and household objects by turning tears and flaws into beautiful features. Create repairs that blend in,

Closing Early 6/7

On Wednesday, June 7, the Library will be closing at 4:30pm Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Libby/Overdrive and download to your device. Check Out Libby/Overdrive      

Summer Kickoff Event: Dr. Dolittle’s World

Wednesday, June 14 Historical Hall 5:00 pm Family Event David Engel Entertainment presents: Dr. Dolittle’s World Our wild world is full of animals and insects who cooperate. Doctor Dolittle reminds us of our friends who live in prides, packs, swarms, schools & flocks, and reconnects us with what makes us all so special. Learn about

YA Summer Reading With Friends

Thursday, June 15 3:15 pm Kick Off Meeting Book Groups for kids entering 6, 7 and 8th Grades You have to do your summer reading assignments, why not do it with friends? Come to the first kick off meeting: *Pizza Lunch and Ice Cream * Read books with friends *Discuss summer reading assignments as a

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. 

2023 Poetry Contest Winners

The winners of the 2023 Poetry Contest have been announced.  Thank you to all the poets for your work and hope to hear from you again in 2024. 2023 Poetry Contest Winners Link to Winning Poems

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

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

Poetry with Dr. DiYanni Mini-Course

Celebrate National Poetry Month with The Great American Poets The workshop will focus on: Emily Dickinson, April 5 Walt Whitman, April 12 Robert Frost, April 19 4:00 – 5:00pm at the Library Dr. DiYanni will lead a discussion of the poems, with contributions from participants. The sessions will be interactive conversations rather than lectures. This

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,