Author Archives: Ann Cloonan

Closed for the Holiday Weekend

The Library will be closed Saturday, May 29 -Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day Weekend.  We will be open on Tuesday with regular hours. Can’t wait for a book?  Check out selections on Overdrive and download to your device. Check Out Overdrive

Lynda.com becomes LinkedIn Learning

Starting Wed April 14 @ 9 am, WLS will begin migrating patrons from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning. The migration is expected to complete in a few days. There will be no access during this process. After the migration is complete, you will be able to login using your library card number and PIN without needing

Shine Bright Bedford

Friday, December 11 At Dusk on Village Green Family Event Holiday light display on the Village Green! The Bedford Village Business Association & Friends invite you to come together in spirit to celebrate the holidays and our community. Bags will be available for pick up at local businesses and the Library beginning Friday, December 4th.

Bedford Village Tree Lighting & Jingle Pass Weekend

Tree Lighting Friday, December 4th @ 7pm Gather on the Village Green and count down to the tree lighting. Please wear a mask and Socially distance. Jingle Pass Holiday Shopping Friday, December 4th — Sunday, December 6th The shops of Bedford Village would like you to shop locally this holiday season. Participating merchants will be offering

Fox Read 2020: Author Talk

Tuesday, December 1 7:00-7:45 p.m. Grades 5-7 An  evening with Wendy Maas, author of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life. All 5th, 6th, and 7th graders, their families, and all community members are invited to enjoy an evening in conversation with the author of this year’s Fox Read. Link for 12/1 Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/nhm-fytc-ixk

State of New York Shelter in Place

  Beginning Sunday March 22, all unessential business in the state are closed.  Below is a link to a resource document from the town of Bedford. It has important links about what is open, the corona virus and other important information. Below is also a link to sign up for Supervisor Burdick’s newsletter. More details

Mahjong for Beginners

Mondays, October 21,28 & November 4  10:00-noon This this 3 week course gives an introductory overview of the rules and strategy to playing Mahjong.  You will learn the basics of the game and continue learning through supervised games. At the end of the series you will feel confident enough to play with friends and organize

American Short Stories: a ZOOM Mini Course with Dr. DiYanni

Wednesdays, October 7 – 28 4:00 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

Drop in Tech Help

Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm Come meet Charlie our new student volunteer. He can help you with any technology questions. Please bring your device and any questions you might have. No appointment needed. Free of charge.

Local Author Talk With Katie Sise

Thursday, December 3 7:00 pm Katie Sise’s latest novel revolves around an unsolved mystery of a missing college art student. Emma McCullough has been missing for ten years. Her bracelet is found and her best friend from college is mysteriously attacked. A gripping psychological thriller from the best selling author of “We Were Mothers.” Here

Westchester Library System App now available

Download this free app from the app store. Choose your library and set up your account. You can order books, check out what’s happening at your library and create a digital card. Currently available for Apple devices only. Android will be available soon!

Bedford Babies

Winter session! Still spots available. For babies 11 months or younger and their parents Tuesdays, February 27 – April 24, 9:30 – 10:30 am 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 and cared for away from the house If you are the parent with a baby under one year of age,Bedford Babies is an opportunity waiting for you! Click here to register or call to register. flyer

High School Writing Contest Winners

The winners of the High School Writing Contest were announced yesterday at an awards tea. Nonfiction 1st Place: Warren Kennedy Nolle 2nd Place: Daisy Fauver 3rd Place: Alejandra Perea Rojas Honorable Mention: Adam Matz Fiction: 1st Place: Abigail Bayuk 2nd Place: Ethan Karas 3rd Place: Jacqueline Campbell Click here to read winning pieces  

Holiday Hours

Holiday hours for this coming weekend are: Saturday, December 23: 10:00am-2:00pm Monday, December 25: closed Tuesday, December 26: closed New Year’s holiday: Saturday, December 30: closed Monday, January 1st: closed Happy New Year! See you in 2018!

Summer Reading Kickoff

“On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” is this summer’s theme and we will be kicking off the summer with a unique event at Historical Hall. Digital Arts Experience will lead the group through two different experiences: using Minecraft to create the Bedford Free Library and learning Hour of Code a computer coding program. All equipment

Adult Fiction Writing

Now in our sixth year!  Join local author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, to explore character, point of view and dialogue in this weekly fiction writing class. Fridays, October 7,14,21,28 and November 4 @9:30am

End of Summer Reading Information

On Tuesday, August 11th we celebrated the end of the summer reading program and awarded the raffle prizes. All participants in the reading game will receive a goody bag which can be picked up at the children’s desk if you did not attend the celebration. Thanks to Dr. Andrew Frishman for sharing his monarch butterflies

Children’s Reading Game

Click here to sign up for online summer reading game. For every two hours of reading you earn a raffle ticket and a chance to win a prize. For one hour you earn a sticker.  You can also sign up for paper tracking at the Children’s Desk.

Truck Day

Truck Day is just around the corner so mark your calendars! Held annually the day before Father’s Day this is an event you don’t want to miss. Children (and adults) will have the opportunity to explore trucks and speak to the operators. This event is in the parking lot of the Bedford Presbyterian Church. In

YA READsquared Program

For kids entering 6th Grade and older Summer Reading Game 2020, June 16 – August 21 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 end of the Game, points will

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