Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Love Your Bedford Public Library Month

February 2010 was proclaimed Love Your Library Month by the Mayor. See the proclamation.

Employment Tips Workshops

Bedford Public Library in conjunction with North Texas Library Partners, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and the Texas Workforce Commission are presenting two timely workshops to help you prepare for a new job.

Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing
Learn the basic guidelines for creating resumes and cover letters. Get the inside track on basic interviewing tips that can make the most of a job interview.

Online Job Hunting Tips
Learn about the top web sites for job searching as well as tips and tricks to get your resume seen!

Registration is not required for these free programs. Seating is limited to 40 people per workshop. These are first-come, first-served programs.

When: March 31, 2010
Time: Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing—10:00 am – Noon
Time: Online Job Hunting Tips – 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Where: Bonnie Finn Room

Monday, February 8, 2010

Take the Library Survey

The library is conducting its annual survey to assess quality of service, programs, materials and hours of operation. Please take a moment to fill out the survey to let us know how we are performing. Survey results help us set budget priorities for the next fiscal year. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete online. It is also available in print.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Notice to Proceed Issued for New Library

The City of Bedford issued a Notice to Proceed to Harrison, Walker & Harper to commence the construction of the new Bedford Public Library. That same afternoon, 2 L Construction arrived to begin clearing the brush on what will become the Geothermal Well Field. Harrison, Walker, and Harper will be executing contracts and scope review with the subcontractors approved by the Bedford City Council on January 26, 2010.

Openings to the exterior of the building and completion of demolition will take about two weeks. Full construction on the building is expected to start the second week in February. You can follow progress on the new library on the Library blog and view construction photos on Flikr.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Program - Taking Action after a Dementia Diagnosis

This new workshop is designed to equip and support newly diagnosed persons and their families. Participants will learn more about the disease and its progression as well as have an opportunity to talk to others on the same road. Information about programs and services available through the Alzheimer's Association-North Central Texas Chapter, clinical trials, advocacy and the promotion of brain health for the person with Alzheimer's will be provided.

Pre-registration is required for this free program. To receive more information about this program or to register, please contact Judy Budlong, Program Coordinator at 817.460.7001 or 800.272.3900 or email

Date: March 11, 2010
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm (refreshments will be served from 5:30 to 6:00 pm)
Location: Bonnie Finn Room
CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) is for children of families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford private health insurance. Bedford Public Library has partnered with CHIP/Children's Medicaid who will provide an informative monthly program. CHIP representatives will be in the Library on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm to answer all your questions and help you apply.

Click here to see a list of specific information you need to bring with you.

Dates: February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17 and December 15
Day of the week: Wednesday afternoon
Time: 2pm to 6pm
Location: Bedford Public Library