Author Archives: Alix Townley

Thanksgiving Closings

Thanksgiving Closings

The Library will have the following schedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday: Wednesday, November 25, Open 10AM to 1PM (Early Closing) Thursday, November 26,  Closed Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28, Open Regular Hours Remember you can always download books to read or listen to using Overdrive/Libby. Sign into your account here.

Closed for Veterans Day

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 for Veterans Day. We will be open on Thursday with normal hours, 10:00 am -4:00 pm. Don’t want to wait for a book to read? Check out OverDrive and download books to your device. Click Here for OverDrive    

Women of New York

Tuesday, November 10 7:00 – 8:30 pm New 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

Create With Christa: Holiday Edition

Grab & Go Crafts Elf Your Self Thursday, December 3 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. Registration is required, please register online or call the Library.  Elf Your Self: Register Here More Information

Halloween Activities in our Area

Friday, October 30 Bedford Village Chowder and Marching Club’s Bedford Blaze: C&M Bedford Blaze Information Saturday, October 31 Town of Bedford Recreation and Parks Department’s Bedford BooFest: Bedford BooFest Information  

Storytime on the Village Green

Thursdays at 11:15 am Weekly  Storytime with Mrs. Crummy will be outside on the Village Green. Socially distanced and masks required. If there is inclement weather, Storytime will be via ZOOM. Link will be provided. Join in for this weekly themed storytime.  

Library is Open for Browsing by Appointment

Tuesdays – Fridays, 11am – 1 pm Make an appointment to come into the Library and browse the shelves! 20 minute appointments (with 10 minutes in between appointments for cleaning) Limit 2 individual patrons at a time or one family (children must stay with parents) Patrons will be greeted and asked to use hand sanitizer

What to Expect in Middle School via Zoom

Wednesday, August 19 – Girls Thursday, August 20 – Boys 5:00pm For rising Fox Lane 6th graders.  A panel of current and past Fox Lane students will discuss navigating the middle school. There are two sessions – one for girls and one for boys.  More Information Registration for Girls Registration for Boys

Hip Hop Dance Class Via ZOOM

Hip Hop cancelled we will reschedule Session 2: Wednesday, August 5th Grades K-5 from 3:30-4:15 pm Enjoy an afternoon of upbeat music and Hip Hop dance moves with Priscilla, a dance instructor at Northern Westchester School of Dance, Katonah. Registration is required, please register online. Register Here More Information

Create With Christa in November

Grab & Go Crafts Leaf Suncatchers Thursday, November 12 Grades PreK – 2 We will have pick-up for supplies & directions at the Library for you to make a fall suncatcher to brighten up your home. Registration is required, please register online. Suncatchers: Register Here More Information LLama Weaving Thursday, November 19 Grades 3 –

Adult Book Bingo-Win a Kindle!

Program has been extended! Monday, June 15 – August 31 Adult Book Bingo 2020 June 15-August 14 Signup for our first 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 of the four corner squares is a Bingo.

READsquared Summer Reading Game for K-5 & 6-12

For Kids entering K-5 Summer Reading game is open for registration! Use READsqaured to track your reading online and a chance to win a weekly raffle prize! This year there is an app for your phone! READsquared Registration Summer Programs 2020 For kids entering 6th Grade and older Summer Reading Game, 6/16 – 8/21 FUN

Library closed until further notice

As a precaution to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Library will be temporarily closed until further notice: All late fees will be waived Please hold onto your materials and DO NOT place them in the drop box All Holds will be frozen in their current status (you will not lose your place) All

Knit In For A Cause

Wednesday, February 12 3:30-6:00 Hats for Paradise, CA (a community hard hit by wildfires) For anyone with knitting or crocheting experience. We will provide the yarn and basic pattern but not the needles. If you can’t attend and want to make a hat at home, you may come in and get yarn. Watch Video

Books With Bailey

Thursdays: February 27 & March 19 Tuesdays: March 10 & March 24 3:15-4:00 Sign up to read with Bailey, a 7 year old Golden Retriever and her owner Marcy.   Sign up in the Library and parents must sign a permission slip. More Information

Build With Legos Winter 2020

Mondays, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Grades K-5 6-week series on Mondays January 27, February 3, 10, 24 and March 2, 9 (Come to one or all) Bring your imagination and your camera, but not your Legos®, which will be supplied by the Library. Your creations can not be taken home. Register Here More Information  

Closed for Upcoming Holidays

The Library will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 & 25, and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, December 31 & January 1.  Have a safe and happy holiday! Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Overdrive and download to your device. Check out Overdrive

Fiona Davis Author Talk

Wednesday, October 21 7:00 – 8:00 pm Via Zoom Fiona Davis’ latest 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

Book Clubs For Kids

Grades 2 – 5 Do you want to join a Book Club? Bedford Free Library is looking for children Grades 2 – 5 Read new and fun books Make new friends Interested? Questions? Contact Children’s Librarian Kelly Crummy at More Information      

Canasta for Beginners

Tuesdays, October 22,29 & November 5,12 10am-noon Must commit to all three sessions You will learn the basics of the game and continue learning through supervised games. Register Here More Information      

Life Sketches-A Writing Workshop on ZOOM

Fridays, October 2 – 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 five week adult writing program via Zoom. Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, brings fun, fresh ideas to get

Bedford Babies Fall 2020 via ZOOM

Tuesdays, 10:00 am- 11:30 am via ZOOM 8-Week Session: October 6, 13, 20, 27 & November 3, 10, 17, 24 Babies 11 months or younger with their parents Bedford Babies is the perfect place to: Meet other parents Discuss parenting concerns Adrian Kalikow is a Certified Parent Coach who will facilitate discussions on everything that is

Community Read

The school district and the Bedford Teachers’ Association, in conjunction with the high school English Department, would like to invite you to participate in our Fox Read. You can participate by reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. There will be opportunities to join community members in discussions led by BCSD faculty

The Underground Railroad in Bedford

Thursday, May 23, 10:30 This presentation covers Moses Pierce and Esther Carpenter Pierce and their role in the underground railroad.  One track of this secret network of homes ready to help fugitives flee slavery stopped in Bedford before finding freedom in Canada. Register Online More Information

Truck Day

Come to the Presbyterian Church lot and climb trucks & emergency vehicles and meet their operators. Free of charge no registration required. In case of inclement weather please check our website. More Information

Genealogy Program

Saturday, October 20 3:00-5:00 Every family has a story. What’s yours?  This workshop will guide you through the basics of genealogy research. Participants will learn how to document their own lineage and how to share that information with family and friends. The workshop is open to the public and is free. Space is limited! Click

Bedford Babies

For babies 11 months or younger and their parents Tuesdays, October 9 – December 4 (No session 10/23) 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

Track Summer Reading with READSquared

Entering Grades K-5 We will be using READSquared again this summer. You will be able to use the same login information as last year, or register for a new account.  We will also be offering a Preschool Reading Challenge. Call the Library for more information. Summer Reading for Children Grades K-5  

Friends Ice Cream Social

Thursday, May 23rd @3:00pm All are welcome to come and enjoy this annual Spring Event hosted by the Friends of the Bedford Free Library. Make your own ice cream sundae and listen to the winners of the Poetry Contest read their poems. There will also be a M&M guessing contest. Event is held in Fellowship


Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, offers more creative ways to explore character, point-of-view and dialogue in this five-week fiction writing program. New and experienced writers are invited to sharpen fiction writing skills and banish writer’s block through in-class writing and homework assignments. Fridays, 9:30-10:45. April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11 Space is limited, call to register. flyer