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 Janice Robbins at jrobbins@wlsmail.org

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

 

 

Bedford 2030 Community Read/Zoom Author Talk

Bedford 2030 Community Read/Zoom Author Talk

Thursday, September 24

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Life Sketches Writing Class on Zoom

Life Sketches Writing Class on Zoom

Friday, October 2

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Thinking about writing a memoir or family stories?
Or maybe you have always wanted to turn a real-life
experience into a fiction story. Join us for this fiveweek adult writing program via Zoom. Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, brings fun, fresh ideas to get you started and keep you motivated.
Registration online only. You will be sent Zoom code for class once you are registered.

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"People not Property" presentation via Zoom

“People not Property” presentation via Zoom

Sunday, October 4

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Although the history of enslavement in lower New York is well documented and researched, its significance to the development of New York’s commercial and cultural development continues to be obscured, ignored, or misunderstood.  Michael A. Lord, Director of Content Development at  Historic Hudson Valley, examines the issues, events, and individual choices surrounding enslavement in the Hudson Valley from the perspective of those who were enslaved. “People Not Property” traces the development of slavery in New York, resistance to the institution, and why this history continues to be relevant.

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American Short Stories a Zoom Mini Course with Dr. DiYanni

American Short Stories a Zoom Mini Course with Dr. DiYanni

Wednesday, October 7

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us for conversations about short stories by American writers. The first two sessions, sponsored by the Pound Ridge Library, will be devoted to 19th-century authors, with stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe. Two additional sessions sponsored by the Bedford Free Library will be on stories by 20th-century writers Eudora Welty and Katharine Anne Porter will follow. Zoom meeting dates and times for for all sessions to come.

Led by Dr. Robert DiYanni, New York University

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Life Sketches Writing Class on Zoom

Life Sketches Writing Class on Zoom

Friday, October 9

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Thinking about writing a memoir or family stories?
Or maybe you have always wanted to turn a real-life
experience into a fiction story. Join us for this fiveweek adult writing program via Zoom. Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, brings fun, fresh ideas to get you started and keep you motivated.
Registration required.

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American Short Stories a Zoom Mini Course with Dr. DiYanni

American Short Stories a Zoom Mini Course with Dr. DiYanni

Wednesday, October 14

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us for conversations about short stories by American writers. The first two sessions, sponsored by the Pound Ridge Library, will be devoted to 19th-century authors, with stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe. Two additional sessions sponsored by the Bedford Free Library will be on stories by 20th-century writers Eudora Welty and Katharine Anne Porter will follow. Zoom meeting dates and times for for all sessions to come.

Led by Dr. Robert DiYanni, New York University

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Life Sketches Writing Class on Zoom

Life Sketches Writing Class on Zoom

Friday, October 16

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Thinking about writing a memoir or family stories?
Or maybe you have always wanted to turn a real-life
experience into a fiction story. Join us for this fiveweek adult writing program via Zoom. Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, brings fun, fresh ideas to get you started and keep you motivated.
Registration required.

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American Short Stories a Zoom Mini Course with Dr. DiYanni

American Short Stories a Zoom Mini Course with Dr. DiYanni

Wednesday, October 21

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us for conversations about short stories by American writers. The first two sessions, sponsored by the Pound Ridge Library, will be devoted to 19th-century authors, with stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe. Two additional sessions sponsored by the Bedford Free Library will be on stories by 20th-century writers Eudora Welty and Katharine Anne Porter will follow. Zoom meeting dates and times for for all sessions to come.

Led by Dr. Robert DiYanni, New York University

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Fiona Davis Author Talk

Fiona Davis Author Talk

Wednesday, October 21

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fiona Davis’ lasest novel is set in one of the most iconic structures in the city-the New York Public Library. A New York Times bestselling novel and chosen for the Good Morning America Book Pick for August, “The Lions of Fifth Avenue” does not disappoint! Join us for a virtual author talk with on of our favorite guests, Fiona Davis.

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Connecticut Ghost Hunters: Favorite Case Files

Connecticut Ghost Hunters: Favorite Case Files

Thursday, October 22

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join paranormal investigators and learn about some of their more interesting cases. With years of combined experience Barry Pirro and Tom Holzer have been sought after by several paranormal TV shows including “Paranormal Survivor” and “A Haunting”. the producers of the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” have requested their assistance in helping them find haunted locations for their TV show. 
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Life Sketches Writing Class on Zoom

Life Sketches Writing Class on Zoom

Friday, October 23

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Thinking about writing a memoir or family stories?
Or maybe you have always wanted to turn a real-life
experience into a fiction story. Join us for this fiveweek adult writing program via Zoom. Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, brings fun, fresh ideas to get you started and keep you motivated.
Registration required.

Register here

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American Short Stories a Zoom Mini Course with Dr. DiYanni

American Short Stories a Zoom Mini Course with Dr. DiYanni

Wednesday, October 28

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us for conversations about short stories by American writers. The first two sessions, sponsored by the Pound Ridge Library, will be devoted to 19th-century authors, with stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe. Two additional sessions sponsored by the Bedford Free Library will be on stories by 20th-century writers Eudora Welty and Katharine Anne Porter will follow. Zoom meeting dates and times for for all sessions to come.

Led by Dr. Robert DiYanni, New York University

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Life Sketches Writing Class on Zoom

Life Sketches Writing Class on Zoom

Friday, October 30

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Thinking about writing a memoir or family stories?
Or maybe you have always wanted to turn a real-life
experience into a fiction story. Join us for this fiveweek adult writing program via Zoom. Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, brings fun, fresh ideas to get you started and keep you motivated.
Registration required.

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Women of New York

Women of New York

Tuesday, November 10

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

York has always been the home to many fabulous and influential women in history, politics, business, culture and the arts. In this presentation you will hear about “the” woman who owned her own brokerage firm, ran her own newspaper, was the first woman to address Congress, and ran for President in 1872! You will also learn about the double life of an entertainer who was also a war hero and a symbol of the Civil Rights movement, the fascinating life of the richest woman in New York, the special party held in Gramercy Park hosted by an American aristocrat, and many more interesting stories.

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