Author Archives: Alix Townley

Create With Christa: Who is Roald Dahl?

Thursday, September 29 3:15pm – 4:00pm Children’s Author and Craft Series Grades 3-5 Roald Dahl was born in September.  We will celebrate by discussing Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. We will also do a STEM activity with chocolate! Registration is required.  Please register online. Register Here More Information              

Storytime at Rochambeau Farm

Saturday, September 10 and 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

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

Closed Over Labor Day Weekend

The Library will be closed Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5 for Labor Day weekend. Have a safe and happy holiday! Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Libby/Overdrive and download to your device. Check Out Libby/Overdrive

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

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

Tales on the Trails

Tuesday, August 16 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 Kelly Crummy. Registration is required  Register Here More Information                    

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

Crafts for the Community

Grab & Go Craft Grades 5 and Older Still Available! Due February 7 We will be making Valentines crafts to donate to The Health Care Team Members at Northern Westchester Hospital. There will be 2 different Grab & Go Craft Kits for you to choose from: *Making beaded Valentine keychains *Decorating treat bags with Valentine

Lego® Club With Timmy, Winter 2022

Mondays 3:15 – 4:00 February 7, 14, 28 & March 7, 14, 21 6 sessions-come to one or all Grades K – 5 *Program location will be on ZOOM or in the Library, depending on current CDC guidelines Timmy has been a Lego enthusiast for many years. He is an award winner from the Bedford

Thanksgiving Closings

The Library will have the following schedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday: Wednesday, November 24, Open 10AM to 1PM (Early Closing) Thursday, November 25,  Closed Friday, November 26 and Saturday, November 27, Open Regular Hours Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Overdrive/Libby and download to your device. Check Out Overdrive/Libby

Elf Yourself and Candy Houses

Elf Yourself: Thursday, December 2 Grab & Go Craft Grades K- 5 We will have pick up for supplies and directions for you to make a  personalized  ELF family, all you have to do is provide pictures of your family. Elf Yourself Registration More Information Candy Houses: Thursday, December 16 Grab & Go Craft One House Per

Halloween Activities in our Area

Friday, October 29 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Bedford Village Chowder and Marching Club’s Bedford Blaze: C&M Bedford Blaze Information Sunday, October 31 4:30 pm Bedford Fire Department Halloween Parade: BFD Halloween Parade Information  

Fall Newsletter

Did you receive the Library’s Fall Newsletter in the mail? The Newsletter is full of upcoming library events and information. Fall 2021 Newsletter

Special Storytime at Rochambeau Farm

Saturday October 23 10:30am Rochambeau Farm 214 W Patent Road, Mt Kisco Family Event Join Mrs. Crummy at the Rochambeau Farm’s Fall Festival. She will be doing a storytime in the barn. Free of charge, no registration is required.  More Information  

Trails and Tales with the Bedford Riding Lanes

Tuesday, October 19 1:30-2:30 Ages 4 and up Family Event Join us for a fall hike on the Bedford Riding Trails.  A BRLA member will lead us on a short kid friendly hike and we will take a break and have storytime in the woods with Mrs, Crummy.  Register here More Information      

Create With Christa: Elf Yourself

Thursday, December 2 Grab & Go Craft Grades K- 5 We will have pick up for supplies and directions for you to make a  personalized  ELF family, all you have to do is provide pictures of your family. Register Here More Information