Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Library Blog

Submitted by: Emily on 08/01/2016 - 8:23pm
Recently, you may have seen one of our new read-alike bookmarks, offering recommendations for your next great read, tucked inside of a book.  These bookmarks are designed to suggest books that you may enjoy because of similar themes, writing styles, characters, settings and more.  They now cover more than 60 of our most popular titles, from...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/25/2016 - 10:45am
STEVE BLUNT & FRIENDS...Family Event Friday, August 5 – 2:00pm...Bedford Gazebo & Library McAllaster Room This isn’t the first time we’ve welcomed Steve and his friends to our SRP Finale. They bring us a high-energy show with catchy tunes and lively rhythms for singing and dancing…and lots of silliness! Music is always more fun when friends come out to play…and this rockin’ show invites library patrons of all ages to join in and get...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/13/2016 - 10:36am
Calling all bakers (okay, and shoppers)... The Cake Walk has been a prominent feature of our Fun Faire every year. The children march around the circle until the music stops... Whoever is standing on the lucky footprint gets to choose a whole cake or special batch of goodies to take home to share with his/her family. The Cake Walk is an old tradition, dating back to the 1800's, sometimes incorporating a dance form, as well. There is only one...
Submitted by: Emily on 07/08/2016 - 5:00pm
  Thanks to the generosity of the Bedford Library Foundation, the Canterbury Shaker Village Museum pass is now available. This pass admits any combination of two adults or children to the museum and exhibits.  The admission co-pay is $6 per adult and $3 per child.  The pass can be used for most special events, except Village Rising, Ghost Encounters, and Christmas at Canterbury. If you haven't visited the Village yet, you should definitely check...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/08/2016 - 1:31pm
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…PLAY! Thursday July 28...10:30am - Noon. Summer wouldn’t be summer without our annual FUN FAIRE! The whole lower level of the library will be turned into a carnival midway. Step up and try your luck at some athletic and not-so-athletic skill games…maybe get your face painted by the incomparable Monica Leo…or challenge the Sensei at a Karate game. Jog your way through the 10K Cake Walk and win a whole cake...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 07/01/2016 - 1:50pm
Thursday, July 21 – Show: 1:30pm ...Ages 6 & Up                                  Songwriting Workshop: 2:30pm (separate registration) Who is Keith Munslow? He does a little of everything…tells stories, draws, sings, and generally cracks up his audience with hilarious school stories, funky, upbeat music, lightning-fast cartooning and on-the-spot improvisation. This one is guaranteed to offer tremendous entertainment and lots of laughs. Keith...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 06/28/2016 - 3:37pm
  Monday, July 11 – 11:00am + 1:00pm…Rainforest Reptile Show...Summer wouldn’t be the same without a visit from some real live critters! This year, we have a new group coming to educate and amaze us, bringing many fascinating specimens for show and tell. Since animal shows are so popoular, there will be 2 presentations, back–to-back. And yes, there will be an opportunity to experience some of the creatures hands-on. When you sign up on-line, be...
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 06/20/2016 - 11:00am
Thursday, July 7 - 1:30pm  Library McAllaster Room...On-line Registration begins June 22.  How did he do that??? Have you ever seen a caged bird disappear in a flash? Or, how about seeing your best friend’s head vanish in a snap? From magic that happens right under your nose to large feats of illusion, Rob Riordan’s Wonder Show has something for everyone…including lots of laughs! Come and be part of the experience!
Submitted by: Miss Luci on 06/20/2016 - 10:41am
  Tuesday, June 28 - 1:30pm   Library McAllaster Room... Lindsay’s back! Her personal animation, high energy, and uncanny knack for silly voices make her a natural fit for the younger set. Her life-sized, beautifully crafted puppets are sure to impress. Filled with silliness, crowd participation and unique, memorable characters, her series of charming and positive short stories, infused with sly humor, will delight kids and parents alike. Sign...
Submitted by: Emily on 06/01/2016 - 2:04pm
During the upper level closure, we’re providing as many services and items as possible in the lower level gallery, but we know that our mini-library can’t replicate the experience of getting lost in the stacks and serendipitously finding your next great read.  We’ve already heard from several of you who miss browsing. As an alternative, we'd like to offer a couple ways for you to get lost in the virtual stacks.  Need a good book to read?  Spend...

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