Author Archives: Ann Cloonan

Summer Back Porch Crafts

Drop-in Craft Ages 3 – PreK 3:00 – 5:00 pm Tuesdays in July we will supply materials and directions for you to make a craft: July 18: Dot Shark Painting July 25: Paper Chain Animals No Registration required, supplies on a first come basis More Information 2023 Summer Brochure            

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      

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

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

Zoom Author Talk with Ilyon Woo

Tuesday, March 28 7:30 – 9:00pm Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom tells the story of an enslaved couple, William and Ellen Craft, who in 1848, disguised as master and slave, escaped from Macon, Georgia traveling over 1000 miles to freedom in New England. This year is the 175th anniversary

Amphibian Crossing Guard Program

Saturday, February 25, 11am The Conservation Board coordinates the Bedford chapter of DEC’s Amphibian Migrations and Road Crossings Project. Early each spring, on the first warm rainy nights, frogs and salamanders migrate en masse from forest uplands to the ponds and vernal pools where they breed. Many of them need to crossroads to get there,

Shine Bright Bedford-Decorate Luminaries!

Luminaries are available to decorate for this annual event. You can decorate your bags at the Library or take them home to decorate. Completed bags should be dropped off by December 1st. Shine Bright Bedford and Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, December 2nd Luminary Display from 5pm Tree Lighting at 6pm Celebrate the season with friends

Network Outage

 The Library is experiencing a system wide network outage.  All Westchester Library System libraries are having the same difficulties. Services at the Library are limited, but we will be open regular hours. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Need a book?  Check out our digital collection at Libby/OverDrive

Shine Bright Bedford

Friday, December 3 6pm Luminaries – 7PM Tree Lighting Family Event Holiday light display on the Village Green! The Bedford Village Business Association & Friends invite you to come together in spirit to celebrate the holidays and our community. Bags  available for pick up at  the Library and need to be returned by December 2nd. 

Fox Read 2020: Author Talk

Tuesday, December 1 7:00-7:45 p.m. Grades 5-7 An  evening with Wendy Maas, author of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life. All 5th, 6th, and 7th graders, their families, and all community members are invited to enjoy an evening in conversation with the author of this year’s Fox Read. Link for 12/1 Google Meet:

State of New York Shelter in Place

  Beginning Sunday March 22, all unessential business in the state are closed.  Below is a link to a resource document from the town of Bedford. It has important links about what is open, the corona virus and other important information. Below is also a link to sign up for Supervisor Burdick’s newsletter. More details

Mahjong for Beginners

Mondays, October 21,28 & November 4  10:00-noon This this 3 week course gives an introductory overview of the rules and strategy to playing Mahjong.  You will learn the basics of the game and continue learning through supervised games. At the end of the series you will feel confident enough to play with friends and organize

Thursday Tech Help With Charlie

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    

Westchester Library System App now available

Download this free app from the app store. Choose your library and set up your account. You can order books, check out what’s happening at your library and create a digital card. Currently available for Apple devices only. Android will be available soon!

Bedford Babies

Winter session! Still spots available. For babies 11 months or younger and their parents Tuesdays, February 27 – April 24, 9:30 – 10:30 am This 8 week program is the perfect opportunity for new parents and their babies to: Meet other parents Discuss parenting concerns Have a cup of coffee and a snack without having to make it yourself Feel safe and cared for away from the house If you are the parent with a baby under one year of age,Bedford Babies is an opportunity waiting for you! Click here to register or call to register. flyer

High School Writing Contest Winners

The winners of the High School Writing Contest were announced yesterday at an awards tea. Nonfiction 1st Place: Warren Kennedy Nolle 2nd Place: Daisy Fauver 3rd Place: Alejandra Perea Rojas Honorable Mention: Adam Matz Fiction: 1st Place: Abigail Bayuk 2nd Place: Ethan Karas 3rd Place: Jacqueline Campbell Click here to read winning pieces  

Holiday Hours

Holiday hours for this coming weekend are: Friday, April 7, Closed Saturday, April 8, Closed Enjoy the holidays. We will reopen on Monday, April 10

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

YA READsquared Program

For kids entering 6th Grade and older Summer Reading Game 2020, June 16 – August 21 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 At the end of the Game, points will