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Adult Summer Reading Challenge-Win a Kindle!

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

Closed for Labor Day Weekend

The Library will be closed on Saturday, September 2 – Monday, September 4 in honor of Labor Day. We will re-open Tuesday, September 5 from 10-6. Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Libby/Overdrive and download to your device. Check Out Libby/Overdrive

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

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            

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!

Women and Money Series

Wednesdays @ 1pm via Zoom October 11 November 15 December 13 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 October 11 Register for November 15 Register for December 13 More Information  

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,

Stories, Songs and Surprises

Thursday, June 22 11:15 – 11:45 am This Week’s Theme: Pout Pout Fish Join us for weekly Storytime in the Library with Mrs. Crummy. More Information                                        

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

Summer Tales on the Trails

Tuesday, August 22 Family Event for children 2 years 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 @bedfordfreelibrary.org.  Register Here More Information                    

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

Living With Black Bears

Tuesday, May 30 7:00 – 8:30pm Join Jonathan Russell, Wildlife Biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, for an evening of learning about black bears in New York.  Jonathan will talk about how DEC manages black bear populations, research, and conflict mitigation in the Hudson Valley and southern Catskills. Black Bears have

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

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

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,

Westchester Breathes on Zoom

Fridays, 9:00AM Participate in a Zoom program of gentle movement, breathing and relaxation exercises that reduce the experience of stress and anxiety. Come to this program to learn simple, proven exercises that can have a positive impact on your health and well-being. Get ready for the next moment from a place of calm and clarity.

High School Writing Contest 2023

DEADLINE EXTENDED TILL FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH @ 5PM For high school students who attend school or reside in the Bedford Central School District All entries must be submitted by email as a .PDF to mmcmanus@bedfordfreelibrary.org (Please note NEW email address) Awards Ceremony at The Bedford Free Library Thursday, March 30 @ 3:30 CATEGORIES: FICTION A

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,

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