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Adult Fiction Writing

Adult Fiction Writing

Fridays, October 5 – November 2 9:30 am-12:00 pm New and experienced writers will be inspired to write character-driven short stories in this lively 5-week program. Explore new genres of fiction, point-of-view and unreliable narrators through weekly homework assignments and in-class writing. This popular program is led by author and fiction writing teacher, Kim Kovach. Click here to register or call the Library.

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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

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Create With Christa: Dirt Detectives

Thursday, September 27 3:30-4:30 Grades K-2 Grab your magnifying glasses and come explore artifacts with us! Use various archaeology tools Figure out past stories from clues we find Cookie archaeology for snack Please alert us of any allergies. Click here to register online or call the Library. Flyer

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What to Expect in Middle School

For students entering 6th grade Girls Session, Tuesday, August 28 Boys Session, Thursday, August 30 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Get the most out of 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

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Potato Science

Children’s Program Wednesday, August 1 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Grades 3-5 Join us to see if we can use a potato to light up a light bulb?? We will also be planting a potato for you to take home and watch grow! A special treat will be provided. Click here to register online or call the Library.

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Awesome Robots Mini Camp

Children’s Program Monday, August 20 – Thursday, August 23 10:00 am- 12:00 pm Must commit to all 4 sessions! Entering Grades 3 and up Robots are fun because you can dream them and build them. In this class you will work on a team and build and code robots to do cool things. Click here

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Nature Rocks Presented by Animal Embassy

Children’s Program Thursday, August 2 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm Ages 4 and older Come touch and experience various animals and listen to the sounds found in their native habitats. Click here to register online or call the Library. This program is underwritten by Bedford Village Chowder and Marching Flyer

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Local Author Talk

Monday, July 23, 7:00 pm This debut book is about a complicated first love. Registration required, refreshments will be served. Books are for sale at the Library before and during the event. Read ahead and have author sign after event! Click here to register online or call the Library to register.

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Book Buddies 2018

Ages 3 and older Monday through Wednesday. Begins Mon, July 9 and runs through Wed, August 1, from 3:30 – 5:30. Read with or be read to by a Book Buddy. Sign up for 30 minute sessions. Adult must stay in the Library with young children. Flyer

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Summer Reading Kickoff

Wednesday, June 13 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Karaoke & Rock Painting at Historical Hall Karaoke Guidelines *We are partnering with the School of Rock to offer this fun Karaoke evening *Karaoke is for children ages 10 and under *Older sibling or parents are welcome to join younger performers *Rock Decorating is for all ages *Registration

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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!    

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Friends Ice Cream Social

Thursday, May 24th @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. Registration helpful but not required.

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An Evening Skype Session with Author Martha Hall Kelly

Thursday, May 24th at 7:30PM Participants are encourage to read the novel before the Skype session and come prepared with questions.  Anyone interested in asking a questions will have the opportunity.  Martha Hall Kelly is a native New Englander now living in Atlanta, Georgia, where she’s writing the prequel to Lilac Girls. This is her

adult fiction writing spring

ADULT FICTION WRITING SPRING 2018

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

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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.

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Delayed Opening

Due to the weather, our hours today, January 17th, will be 1-6PM.  Stay safe and enjoy the snow! Knitting for youth and adults will be rescheduled for next Wednesday, January 24th at the usual times.

Library will be Closed

We will be closed for Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 15th. Remember you can always download books to read or listen to using Overdrive. Sign in with your barcode here.

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Library Will Be Closed

Thanksgiving Closings: Wednesday, November 22nd open 10AM to 1PM (early closing) Thursday, November 23rd we are closed Friday, November 24th we are open for our regular hours, 10 AM -6 PM Remember you can always download books to read or listen to using Overdrive. Sign in with your barcode here.

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Columbus Day

The Library will be closed Monday, October 9th. We will be open our regular Saturday hours on October 7th. Have a safe holiday!

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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!

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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

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Summer Reading and Programs 2018

Join us for an End of Summer Celebration in the Children’s Room, Tuesday, August 7 at 4pm! Due to the risk of thunderstorms, the Celebration will be in the Children’s Room at the Library.  Raffle prizes will be given out (you do not need to present to win) and Ice Cream will be served! Flyer Click

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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

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Tech Help with Wynter Schnell

Did you need help with a device you received over the holidays?  “Tech Help with Wynter Schnell” will meet on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  Drop in with your device(s) and any questions you might have. Make sure you bring any passwords and other information with you. Wynter will also be able to help you

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