Monday, October 27, 2008

Adult Short Story Contest Winners

1st Place - "Ruthie & Me" by Arlene Pineo
2nd Place - "Best Little Helper" by Ashby Cline
3rd Place - "Pippi Had a Thought" by Mark S. Vozar

The Friends of the Bedford Public Library announced the winners at an "Evening with the Author: Mary Rogers". Thank you to all the writers who submitted entries. Our judges thoroughly enjoyed reading all the stories.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Triwizard Tournament and Yule Ball

Harry Potter is back! The Triwizard Tournament Competition has come to the Bedford Public Library. Test your courage and daring by finding the Golden Dragon Egg. Plunge into the lake and avoid being ambushed by the Grindylows and Run the Maze for the Triwizard Cup. Join Professor Trewlany in Divination Class. Spot your favorite Harry Potter characters. Wear a gown to the Yule Ball or dress as your favorite character from the "Goblet of Fire." It'll be fun for the whole family. There will be prizes for best costumes!

Halloween Fun

On October 30th join us for silly rather than scary Halloween stories and a craft program for the whole family at Boo-Tacular Halloween Tales. Then on October 31st bring your wee ghosties and ballerinas to trick or treat at the library. It's perfect for a novice trick or treater. Costumes are encouraged at both events!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Books with Bite @ Your Library

Teen Read Week 2008 is October 12-18. This year's theme is Books with Bite @ Your Library!

Teen Read Week, an annual event, is designed to encourage teenagers to read books for the fun of it on a regular basis. We've created a list of vampire-themed books which we're sure you can sink your teeth into. So select a few from the list and read for the fun ot it.

And on Saturday, October 18th from 6 - 9 pm Area 51: Twilight Zone will meet for free gaming, free food and free fun. Costumes are encouraged so come as your favorite vampire.

Short Story Writing Contest for Adults

The Friends of the Bedford Library and Bedford Public Library are proud to present their 2nd Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Adults.

  • Amateur, unpublished writer
  • Permission for publication by the Bedford Public Library
  • Minimum entry age – 18 years old
  • Entrees submitted by staff members of the Bedford Public Library, officers of the Friends of the Bedford Library, members of the Library Advisory Board or any of the immediate family members are disqualified from entering

  • 1st Place--$100 & name on plaque
  • 2nd Place--$50 & name on plaque
  • 3rd Place--$25 & name on plaque

    Story submission dates: September 20 – October 20

    Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 25

    Submit story in person to:
    Bedford Public Library
    1805 L. Don Dodson Drive
    Bedford, TX 76021

    View full submission qualifications or call Jeanne Green at 817.952.2373 for more information.