Author Archives: Alix Townley

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

Valentine Card Craft for Adults

Thursday, February 2 4:00 – 6PM Bring your creativity and we will supply the materials and refreshments.  Make for your own Valentine or make for Bedford Seniors. Register here  

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

Women and Money Series

Wednesdays @ 1pm via Zoom November 9 December 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 November 9 Register for December 14 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

Storytime at Rochambeau Farm

Sunday, October 30 Join Mrs. Crummy for a special Storytime at Rochambeau Farm rain or shine family event games, music & food no registration necessary  Rochambeau Farm is located at: 214 W Patent Rd, Mt Kisco, NY 10549 More Information

Tales on the Trails

Tuesday, October 18 10:30 am Family event for children ages 2 and older Bedford Free Library and the BRLA are partnering to bring you a short kid-friendly trail hike + storytime in the woods with Children’s Librarian Kelly Crummy and Lindsay Hearon from the Bedford Riding Lanes Association . Registration is required  Register Here

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

Create With Christa: Snowman Village

Thursday, January 26 3:15pm – 4:00pm Grades K – 2 We will use a variety of supplies to make a festive Snowman Village that won’t melt in your house. Please register online at our website Register Here More Information                              

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

Truck Day 2022

Saturday, June 18 Event will be held at Bedford Village Elementary School All Ages Free to the public 10am – 1pm Truck Day is back!   More Information      

Stories, Songs and Surprises on the Village Green

Thursday, July 14 11:15-11:45 For Preschool Age with Caregiver This Week’s Theme: Under the Sea Join us for weekly Storytime with Mrs. Ramage. We plan to be outside on the Village Green and in the event of inclement weather check the website for updated details. More Information                

Ice Cream Social & Poetry Contest Awards

Wednesday, May 25 @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 pm. Make your own ice cream sundae M&M guessing contest Event

Canasta for Beginners

TUESDAYS,  May 3, 10, 17, 24 10 am – 12 noon This four week course at the library gives an introductory overview of the rules and strategy to playing Canasta. This is for beginners! Space is limited, please register online. Must attend all four sessions, no exceptions! Register Here More Information        

16th Annual Poetry Contest for Children and Young Adults

For poets ages 6 to 18 Deadline: Saturday, April 30 April is National Poetry Month and it’s the sixteenth 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 have fun with poetry. Poems will be judged

Zoom Author Talk With Dr. Jeff Sebo

Thursday, March 10 7:30 – 8:30 pm In 2020, COVID-19, the Australia bushfires, and other global threats served as vivid reminders that human and nonhuman fates are increasingly linked. Human use of nonhuman animals contributes to pandemics, climate change, and other global threats, which, in turn, contribute to biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse, and nonhuman suffering.

High School Writing Contest 2022

Bedford Free Library 14th Annual High School Writing Contest For high school students who attend school or reside in the Bedford Central School District Deadline: Monday, March 7 @ 5PM All entries must be submitted by as .PDF via email to Awards Ceremony at Bedford Free Library Thursday, March 31th @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