Adult Programs

BOOK GROUPS
The Library currently supports and hosts several book groups. If you would like information about current groups, or if you are interested in starting a new group, contact Ann Cloonan at acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org

Need help choosing a title for your group to read – try this website.

 

 

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, February 7

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

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Women and Money

Women and Money

Wednesday, February 8

1:00 pm

Wednesdays @ 1pm via Zoom
December 14
January 11

February 15
March 15
April 12
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 December 14

Register for January 11

Register for February 15

Register for March 15

Register for April 12

Register for May 10

Register for June 14

More Information

 

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC®

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

 

Liz Maccarone, CRPC®

Senior Financial Advisor

Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation.
Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures

Knitting with Margaret on Zoom

Knitting with Margaret on Zoom

Wednesday, February 8

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join this lively group on Zoom! Share patterns, tips and tricks. Meets every two weeks.

Winter Dates: January 11, 25, 8 February 8, 22 March 8, 22 April 5

Join knitters on Zoom

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Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

Thursday, February 9

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Make an appointment with our Student Tech Expert Charlie. He will help you with technology questions and can assist you with downloading materials. All sessions are held in the Reading Room on the first floor. Don’t forget to bring you device and any relevant password information.
Register here

More information

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, February 14

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Crafting Circle

Crafting Circle

Wednesday, February 15

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring your hand crafting projects and enjoy and afternoon of creativity at the library. The group will meet in the Biography room. 

More information

Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

Thursday, February 16

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Make an appointment with our Student Tech Expert Charlie. He will help you with technology questions and can assist you with downloading materials. All sessions are held in the Reading Room on the first floor. Don’t forget to bring you device and any relevant password information.
Register here

More information

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, February 21

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Knitting with Margaret on Zoom

Knitting with Margaret on Zoom

Wednesday, February 22

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join this lively group on Zoom! Share patterns, tips and tricks. Meets every two weeks.

Winter Dates: January 11, 25, 8 February 8, 22 March 8, 22 April 5

Join knitters on Zoom

More Information

Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

Thursday, February 23

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Make an appointment with our Student Tech Expert Charlie. He will help you with technology questions and can assist you with downloading materials. All sessions are held in the Reading Room on the first floor. Don’t forget to bring you device and any relevant password information.
Register here

More information

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, February 28

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Crafting Circle

Crafting Circle

Wednesday, March 1

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring your hand crafting projects and enjoy and afternoon of creativity at the library. The group will meet in the Biography room. 

More information

Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

Thursday, March 2

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Make an appointment with our Student Tech Expert Charlie. He will help you with technology questions and can assist you with downloading materials. All sessions are held in the Reading Room on the first floor. Don’t forget to bring you device and any relevant password information.
Register here

More information

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, March 7

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Women and Money

Women and Money

Wednesday, March 8

1:00 pm

Wednesdays @ 1pm via Zoom
December 14
January 11

February 15
March 15
April 12
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 December 14

Register for January 11

Register for February 15

Register for March 15

Register for April 12

Register for May 10

Register for June 14

More Information

 

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC®

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

 

Liz Maccarone, CRPC®

Senior Financial Advisor

Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation.
Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures

Knitting with Margaret on Zoom

Knitting with Margaret on Zoom

Wednesday, March 8

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join this lively group on Zoom! Share patterns, tips and tricks. Meets every two weeks.

Winter Dates: January 11, 25, 8 February 8, 22 March 8, 22 April 5

Join knitters on Zoom

More Information

Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

Thursday, March 9

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Make an appointment with our Student Tech Expert Charlie. He will help you with technology questions and can assist you with downloading materials. All sessions are held in the Reading Room on the first floor. Don’t forget to bring you device and any relevant password information.
Register here

More information

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, March 14

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Crafting Circle

Crafting Circle

Wednesday, March 15

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring your hand crafting projects and enjoy and afternoon of creativity at the library. The group will meet in the Biography room. 

More information

Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

Thursday, March 16

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Make an appointment with our Student Tech Expert Charlie. He will help you with technology questions and can assist you with downloading materials. All sessions are held in the Reading Room on the first floor. Don’t forget to bring you device and any relevant password information.
Register here

More information

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, March 21

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Knitting with Margaret on Zoom

Knitting with Margaret on Zoom

Wednesday, March 22

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join this lively group on Zoom! Share patterns, tips and tricks. Meets every two weeks.

Winter Dates: January 11, 25, 8 February 8, 22 March 8, 22 April 5

Join knitters on Zoom

More Information

Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

Thursday, March 23

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Make an appointment with our Student Tech Expert Charlie. He will help you with technology questions and can assist you with downloading materials. All sessions are held in the Reading Room on the first floor. Don’t forget to bring you device and any relevant password information.
Register here

More information

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, March 28

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Crafting Circle

Crafting Circle

Wednesday, March 29

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring your hand crafting projects and enjoy and afternoon of creativity at the library. The group will meet in the Biography room. 

More information

Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

Thursday, March 30

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Make an appointment with our Student Tech Expert Charlie. He will help you with technology questions and can assist you with downloading materials. All sessions are held in the Reading Room on the first floor. Don’t forget to bring you device and any relevant password information.
Register here

More information

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, April 4

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Knitting with Margaret on Zoom

Knitting with Margaret on Zoom

Wednesday, April 5

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join this lively group on Zoom! Share patterns, tips and tricks. Meets every two weeks.

Winter Dates: January 11, 25, 8 February 8, 22 March 8, 22 April 5

Join knitters on Zoom

More Information

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, April 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Women and Money

Women and Money

Wednesday, April 12

1:00 pm

Wednesdays @ 1pm via Zoom
December 14
January 11

February 15
March 15
April 12
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 December 14

Register for January 11

Register for February 15

Register for March 15

Register for April 12

Register for May 10

Register for June 14

More Information

 

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC®

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

 

Liz Maccarone, CRPC®

Senior Financial Advisor

Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation.
Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, April 18

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, April 25

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, May 2

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, May 9

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Women and Money

Women and Money

Wednesday, May 10

1:00 pm

Wednesdays @ 1pm via Zoom
December 14
January 11

February 15
March 15
April 12
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 December 14

Register for January 11

Register for February 15

Register for March 15

Register for April 12

Register for May 10

Register for June 14

More Information

 

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC®

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

 

Liz Maccarone, CRPC®

Senior Financial Advisor

Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation.
Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, May 16

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, May 23

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, May 30

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, June 6

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

Canasta Meet Up

Canasta Meet Up

Tuesday, June 13

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets on Tuesdays at 10am

Canasta players or those looking to learn are invited to join our friendly and inclusive group. Canasta is a fun game that anyone can learn. All levels of play are welcome.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to acloonan@bedfordfreelibrary.org with your contact information and skill level.

More Information

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