Author Archives: Alix Townley

Life Sketches-Writing Workshop

Life Sketches-Writing Workshop

Fridays, 10:00-11:30 am October 4 – November 1 Life Sketches use life experiences as inspiration for short stories and personal essays in this five-week writing program.  Channel your thoughts in a new direction by putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards!) as a positive outlet for self-expression.  New and experienced writers will be inspired

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

Build With Legos

Mondays, 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Grades K-4 5-week series on Mondays February 4, 11, 25 and March 4, 11 (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. Click Here to Register More Information…

Bedford Babies Fall 2019

Tuesdays,  9:30-10:30 am October 22 – December 17 For babies 11 months or younger with a parent This is the perfect opportunity for new parents and their babies to: Meet other parents Have a cup of coffee and a snack without making it yourself Discuss Parenting concerns Feel safe and cared for away from the

Baby Bounce & Rhyme and Musical Mother Goose Winter 2019

Registration begins Tuesday, January 2nd at 10:00 am. Register in the Children’s Room or call the Library. Baby Bounce & Rhyme: Wednesdays 9:30-10:00 Ages 4 – 11 months (with an adult) Musical Mother Goose: Wednesdays 10:15-11:00 Ages 12 – 30 months (with an adult) For session dates and more information, please click below: Baby Bounce

Music of the Season

Tuesday, December 11, 4:00-5:00 Families and Children up to Age 7 Join Suzanne from Bedford Arts & Music! Enjoy seasonal songs! Great family event. Register Here 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  

Closed for Labor Day Weekend

The Library will be closed Saturday, September 1 and Monday, September 3. Don’t want to wait for a book to read? Check out Overdrive and download books to your device. Patron suggestions are the most important resource we have.  Please take a moment to complete our survey. Have a great weekend!    

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

Library is Closed

The Bedford Free Library will be closed today,Wednesday, March 21st, due to inclement weather.  Stay safe! You can download books, audiobooks, music and movies from our website. Click here to get started.

Closed Today

ClOSED DUE TO WEATHER, SATURDAY, MARCH 2 Due to the weather forecast, the Library will be closed today, Saturday, March 2.  Stay safe and enjoy the snow! Remember you have access 24/7 to our digital materials. Relax by the fire and download an ebook, audiobook or movie.  Click here to get started

Library Will Be Closed

Thanksgiving Closings: Wednesday, November 21, Open 10AM to 1PM (Early Closing) Thursday, November 22,  Closed Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24, Open Regular Hours Remember you can always download books to read or listen to using Overdrive. Sign into your account here.

Labor Day Weekend

The Bedford Free Library will be closed on Saturday, September 2nd and Monday, September 4th. We will be open for our regular hours on Tuesday, September 5th. Enjoy your Labor Day!

What to Expect in Middle School

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 questions and concerns.  Meet students from other BCSD Elementary Schools Separate sessions for girls & for boys entering 6th Grade.  Space is limited—sign up required What to Expect in Middle

Winners of the 2018 Poetry Contest

Ages 6-9 First:  Seasons Work Together by Scarlett Lucchese Second:  Love is in You by Reese Plaford Third:  Forest, Plains, Ocean and World by Harry Williams Ages 10-12 First:  The Remnants of a Star by Jacob Elias Feldman Second:  Kitchen by Leah Scharf Third:  Powerfully “It” by Ceanna Hidalgo Ages 13-17 First:  Swing Time by Warren Kennedy-Nolle Second: Pictures and Recipes by Ethan Karas Third:  Change, or Thus the Lack Thereof  by Sasha

New Book Group for Grade 3 Girls

Interested in joining a new book group? Call Shodie and register. This is for grade 3 girls, and the first meeting is Wednesday, May 4 at 3:30-4:30. The book is Doll People by Martin and copies are available at the library. Link to the flier.

Holiday Closings

The Library will be closed Friday, April 19  and Saturday, April 20. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday. Our online resources are available 24/7. Download a ebook, audiobook, movie  or music.  Click here for resources

Crafts for a Cause

Grade 5 & up We are making Valentine candy bags to be delivered to Pound Ridge seniors as part of the Project Pound Ridge Cupid organized by Pound Ridge Neighbors to Neighbors. If you are interested  bring 2 bags of individually wrapped Valentine candy with you to the Library. This is a community service activity.  Please bring a

Speak Up @ Your Library

SHARE YOUR FAVORITE LIBRARY STORY In conjunction with Westchester Library System, and as part of a campaign advocating for public libraries, we are collecting compelling, personal stories about how the Library has impacted your life. If you would like to participate, please contact Ann at or call the Library. Stories will be shared on

Library Open 10-6 today

The Library is open for business today from 10-6. We are all shoveled, have heat and WiFi. Come down and check out some materials for the long cold weekend or just hang out and relax!

Highly Anticipated Books Spring 2016

This spring there are many highly anticipated books to explore. These are the books that have lots of buzz surrounding them and have gotten good reviews. Click here for list May is short story month.  Check out the list of suggested readings.