Author Archives: Alix Townley

Stories, Songs and Surprises

Thursday, March 7 11:15 – 11:45 am This Week’s Theme: Mischievous Monkeys Join us for weekly Storytime in the Library with Mrs. Crummy. More Information                                                            

High School Writing Contest 2024

For high school students who attend school or reside in the Bedford Central School District Deadline Tuesday, February 27 @ 5PM All entries must be submitted by email as a PDF to Rules & More Information        

Women and Money Series

Wednesdays @ 1pm via Zoom March 13 April 10 May 15 June 12 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 March 13 More Information        

Library is Closed

The Library is closed today, February 13.  Enjoy the snow and stay safe! Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Libby/Overdrive and download to your device. Check Out Libby/Overdrive

Create With Christa: Melting Snowman

Thursday, February 15 3:15 – 4:00 Grades 3 – 5 We will make snow and a snowman and then watch them melt away. Registration is required. Please register at Register Here More Information                                    

Jen and Lulu’s Crochet Circle

Six-week session on Wednesdays February 7, 14, 28 & March 6, 13, 20 (Must attend each session) 3:15 – 4:00 pm Grade 3 and older All experience levels welcome Join Jen and Lulu in learning the art of crocheting. You will learn basic stitches and create a beautiful project to wear. *Supplies will be provided!

Crafts for the Community

Drop-in Craft Wednesday, January 31 and Thursday, February 1 Grades 5 and up 3:00pm – 5:00pm *Community Service hours will be given The Library will have supplies to make Valentine cards and decorate treat bags for Health Care Providers in our community. *Please bring 1 bag of candy to donate for the treat bags* More

Closed for Presidents Day

Monday, February 19 The Library will be closed in honor of Presidents Day. Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Overdrive/Libby and download to your device. Check Out Overdrive/Libby  

Baby Bounce & Rhyme Winter 2024

Wednesdays 9:30- 10:00 AM Babies ages 4 – 12 months accompanied by an adult Session 1: February 28 & March 6, 13, 20, 27 Session 2: April 10, 17, 24 & May 1, 8 With Angeline of Musical Munchkins As space is limited, please only register for one session. Baby Bounce & Rhyme Session 1

Holiday Hours

The Library will be CLOSED Saturday, December 23 – Tuesday, December 26 and Saturday, December 30 – Monday, January 1 Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Overdrive/Libby and download to your device. Check Out Overdrive/Libby Happy Holidays!

Westchester Breathes

Mondays 9:30 – 10:30am via Zoom This wellness program offers instruction in simple, effective breathing and movement exercises and is suitable for all ages.  It has been especially valuable for those experiencing stress and anxiety. Register Here                                    

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

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 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 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              

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 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

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,

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