Monday, November 19, 2007

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21st and will remain closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd. We'll be open regular hours on Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th so be sure to stop by if you need a break from eating turkey and shopping.

November 21 - will close at 5:00 p.m.
November 22 - closed
November 23 - closed
November 24 - open from 10 - 5
November 25 - open from 1-5

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Lively Book Discussion

Join the Bedford Bookworms this Thursday at lunch to discuss Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe by Laurence Bergreen. This novel brings Magellan's voyage around the world to life by incorporating first-hand accounts from sailors and eyewitness reports.

Bedford Bookworms meet the third Thursday of each month from 12:00 - 1:30 pm. No registration is required for this free library program, sponsored by the Friends of the Bedford Public Library. Copies of the selected titles are available for the discounted price of $5 at the library.

December title: The Echo Maker by Richard Powers

Friday, November 2, 2007

Friends Fall Membership Drive

The Friends of the Library invite you to join or renew your annual membership. Members joining at the Family Level ($15) will receive an autographed copy of Color of Law while supplies last. Your Friends of the Library membership helps support the Bedford Public Library.

The Friends of the Library assist the Bedford Public Library by sponsoring programs, purchasing equipment and materials. Here are a few of the things our Friends did this year:

Purchased an Early Literacy Computer for children
Purchased a data projector for the Family Movies
Purchased a magazine rack for the reading area
Split the cost of the 42" plasma TV at the Circulation Desk
Sponsored Author Events
Sponsored the Seuss Celebration
Sponsored the Harry Potter Party
Sponsor the Bookworms Discussion Club
Sponsor the Short Story Contest
Sponsor the Summer Reading Club

It is easy to become a Friends of the Library member. Forms are available at the circulation desk. The Friends of the Library meet the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm.

Membership Levels
Individual $10
Family $15
Benefactor $30 or more