Author Archives: Alix Townley

Spring Newsletter & Annual Appeal Reminder

Did you receive the Library’s Spring Newsletter in the mail?  The Newsletter is full of library events and information.  Spring 2022 Newsletter Donate to the 2021-2022 Bedford Free Library Annual Appeal and thank you for your support! Donate Now

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

Bedford Babies Spring 2022

For babies 11 months or younger and their parents Tuesdays at 10:00 am April 19 & 26, May 3, 10, 17, 31, June 7 & 14 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

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

Fox Read 2022 Book Discussion at Bedford Free Library

Wednesday, February 2 5:00pm Program will be held in the Library or via Zoom, pending current CDC guidelines The Bedford Teacher’s Association presents a community read of The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Copies of the book, both the original version and an adaptation for Young Adults (YA), are available for checkout at the Library. 

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

What to Expect in Middle School

Wednesday, August 18 – Girls Thursday, August 19 – Boys 5:00pm On the Village Green 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.  Bring a towel – wear a mask

YA Summer Reading Game

For kids entering 6th Grade and older Summer Reading Game, 6/17 – 8/20 Last day to log reading is Friday, August 20 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

Italian Language and Culture Class

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm August 3, 10, 17 September 7, 14, 21, 28 October 5, 12, 19, 26 Via ZOOM THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN SPEAKERS. NOT FOR BEGINNERS! Mara De Matteo was born and raised in Italy and is very passionate about her native language. Mara combines lively conversation with grammatical instruction

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

For Kids entering K-5 Summer Reading game is open for registration! Use READsquared 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 Brochure 2021 For kids entering 6th Grade and older Summer Reading Game, 6/17 – 8/20

YA Summer Kickoff Event

Tuesday, June 15 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm On the Village Green Entering 6th Grade and Up Learn about Summer 2021 at the Library Sign up for programs Talk with friends Play games Eat snacks Bring a Towel- Wear a Mask- Social Distance Registration is necessary,  please register online. Register Here More Information YA Summer

Summer Kickoff Event: Animal Bingo

Wednesday, June 16 Village Green 5:00 pm Family Event Come join us for this fun family event!  We will: Play Animal Bingo Learn about READsquared (Our online Summer reading game) Preview our summer programs Registration is required, please register online. Register Here More Information Summer Programs Brochure

We Are Open!

Hours: 10-6 weekdays, 10-2 Saturdays Our doors are open,  no need to make an appointment Masks are required and social distancing a must! See you soon!

Storytime on the Village Green

Thursdays at 11:15 am This Week’s Theme: Choo Choo Trains Looks like a rainy Thursday “Ladybug” Storytime with Mrs. Crummy will be on Zoom. Time: Apr 29, 2021 11:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 890 0155 2707 Passcode: 283830 More Information