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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

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-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…

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  

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

English Conversation for Non Native Speakers

  Mondays, beginning April 9th 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Barbara Kornfield is a retired language teacher with many years of experience as a Literacy Volunteer. She will facilitate this free-flowing English language class. This is a great opportunity to practice your language skills in a supportive environment. Weekly participation strongly encouraged.Space is limited and

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

Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids in the Digital Age

WEDNESDAY MARCH 28TH, 7:00PM, SPACE AVAILABLE Parenting these days seems more difficult than ever. Juggling schedules, negotiating priorities and integrating technology leaves many parents frazzled and confused. In this interactive presentation, Dr. Donna Volpitta will guide participants through a very simple, fun brain model that provides critical information for parents to make more mindful, informed decisions. Click here to sign up

Navigating the College Process

Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Lisa Nelson and David Means from Dunbar Educational Consultants will answer all your questions about preparing to apply to college. Make the most of your high school years and find out what you should be doing before you apply. Registration is required. Recommended for high school students and

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!

Support the Library when shopping on Amazon

The Bedford Free Library is part of the Amazon Smile which donates a small percentage of the purchase price to organizations. It doesn’t cost you anything simply use the below link when you shop on Amazon. It doesn’t get any easier! Amazon Smile for Bedford Free Library

Holiday Collection Location

This year we are the drop off location for two different causes: Winter Clothing Drive for Neighbor’s Link (being run by students of FLMS) Please donate new winter clothing:scarves, gloves, mittens & hats Accepting donations thru December 17th Westchester’s Christmas Dinner New toys for kids (unwrapped) New Gifts for Adults New Clothes-Winter clothing (unwrapped) Look

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