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Childrens
Posted on Mon, January 09, 2023 - 05:44am
Kids throughout New Hampshire have voted, and the winner of this year’s Ladybug Award is….Milk and Juice: a Recycling Romance by Meredith Crandall Brown! Milk and Juice was the clear winner by our vote here in the library with 13 out of 50 votes. The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach was…
Childrens
Posted on Thu, January 05, 2023 - 10:23am
Check out the top checked out Children's books of 2022! Click on any of the covers to place a hold on one of these well-loved titles.  
Childrens, Reference, Teens
Posted on Thu, January 05, 2023 - 07:42am
Here at the Bedford Public Library, we're looking ahead to an exciting year of new books to read! But before we start in on our 2023 challenges and all of the reviews for new books to come, here are some of the staff's favorite books that we read in 2022! To find any of these books in our online…
Reference, Teens
Posted on Thu, December 29, 2022 - 11:09am
The year is drawing to a close. As we look back on 2022, take a peek at some of the books, movies, and music that were popular at the Bedford Public Library this year! Is there anything you're surprised to see? Anything you missed? Click on a cover image to view any of the items in our online…
Reference, Teens
Posted on Thu, December 15, 2022 - 06:13am
Snow is on the way! While there are definitely some down sides to winter, it's an exciting time for those who love to get out there and ski, skate, play hockey, ice fish, or participate in any number of winter sports and activities. Explore the carousels below to find a few books to instruct and…
Teens
Posted on Wed, December 14, 2022 - 12:39pm
Start the new year with a fresh approach to self-reflection and personal growth in this beginner’s tarot program by astrologer and tarot reader, Kate Sheridan.  During the workshop you will discover the cards in the Smith-Rider-Waite deck and learn how to conduct a reading for yourself or for…
Teens
Posted on Tue, December 13, 2022 - 08:59am
Add a little light and joy to your space in the darkest time of year with this month's Take and Make Project.  Come to the Library to pick up your supplies and instructions to make a Winter Window Star.  The kits will be placed above the new YA bookshelf in the Teen Section.  
Reference
Posted on Thu, December 08, 2022 - 08:05am
Did you love the heartwarming story of a 1960's woman who forges her own path in Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus? Browse the carousels below to find more titles you may also enjoy! Not finding what you're looking for? Need more suggestions? Bedford Library cardholders can use the BookMatch…
Childrens
Posted on Mon, December 05, 2022 - 10:53am
It's that time of year again! From now until December 21 readers up to third grade can vote for their favorite nominee for this year's Ladybug Award in the Children's Room! The Ladybug Picture Book Award is designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent children's picture books. A…
Reference, Teens
Posted on Thu, December 01, 2022 - 06:51am
With the recent popularity of memoirs by Matthew Perry, Paul Newman and Jennette McCurdy, you may find yourself craving more stories about life on the stage and screen... Or maybe you're looking for something to tide you over while you wait for your chance to devour one of these bestsellers?  Look…
Teens
Posted on Fri, November 04, 2022 - 07:24am
  Learn insider tips on cookie decorating for the holiday season with Custom Cake designer Kristen Chadbourne.  Each attendee will be given 6 different cookies to decorate—think snowflakes, trees, snow globes, hot cocoa mugs and more!  This program is limited to Teen attendees and a parent/guardian…
Teens
Posted on Fri, November 04, 2022 - 07:01am
This month's Take and Make is a little different--a short and sweet cooking project.  Come to the Library to pick up your supplies and instructions to make a Micro (tiny and microwave-ready) Rice Krispie Treat.  The kits will be placed above the new YA bookshelf in the Teen Section.  
Childrens
Posted on Thu, November 03, 2022 - 08:08am
Learn about Native American culture and history with these titles from the Children's Room!  
Reference, Teens
Posted on Tue, November 01, 2022 - 03:01pm
Browse the covers below for a sneak peek at some of the exciting new titles coming to the Bedford Public Library in November, 2022. Click on the cover images to visit our online catalog so that you can read more about the books and pace your hold requests early!  
Childrens, Reference, Teens
Posted on Thu, October 27, 2022 - 11:20am
Audiobooks have been increasing in popularity over the last decade – and it’s easy to understand why.  In addition to being a great alternative for readers with low vision or reading difficulties, audiobooks are a fun way to make reading more portable and flexible.  Popping a CD into your car’s…
Reference
Posted on Thu, October 20, 2022 - 10:59am
Do you love the non-stop action and international intrigue of Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp books? Finished reading the most recent installment and don't know what to read next? Browse the carousels below to find other books we think you'll also enjoy! Need more recommendations? Fill out our BookMatch…
Teens
Posted on Wed, October 12, 2022 - 03:34pm
Looking for something a little bit spooky and a whole lot of fun to get excited about Halloween?  Come to the Library to watch Hocus Pocus with other teens, eat popcorn and candy, and take home a baby pumpkin!  Registration is required so that we have enough popcorn, candy and pumpkins for everyone.
Teens
Posted on Wed, October 12, 2022 - 03:20pm
Light up the night with October's Take and Make Craft, a paper luminaria!  Everything you need for the craft is included in the kit.  Pick yours up in the Teen Area on top of the New YA Books bookshelf.  Just look for the lights!
Reference, Teens
Posted on Fri, October 07, 2022 - 06:46am
Looking for a spine-tingling horror book to keep you in suspense this October? Read on for a list of some of this year's new horror offerings available at the Bedford Public Library. Click on an icon after hovering over the cover to find a copy in our online catalog.  You can also call (603) 472-…
Childrens, Reference, Teens
Posted on Thu, September 29, 2022 - 10:45am
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  Browse the carousels below to find…
Childrens, Reference, Teens
Posted on Thu, September 22, 2022 - 12:56pm
Fall is a special time in New England. Even though the days are getting shorter and there's a bit of a chill creeping into the air, there's still time to get outside for a spectacular fall hiking adventure! Browse the carousels below to find guides to some New England's best trails and views as…
Reference
Posted on Fri, September 16, 2022 - 06:11am
Queen Elizabeth II's life has been the inspiration for many great books and movies, including biographies, fiction and even a few mysteries! Celebrate the life and reign of the Queen with one these books or DVD's from the Bedford Public Library. Nonfiction Fiction Use this link to find DVDs in…
Reference
Posted on Fri, September 09, 2022 - 05:15am
September's shaping up to be a great month for readers, with new books due to be published by Elizabeth Strout, Richard Osman, Nicholas Sparks, Maggie O'Farrell, Fredrick Backman, Stephen King, Scott Turow and many more of our favorites. Browse the carousels below and click on the cover images to…
Teens
Posted on Fri, September 02, 2022 - 07:04am
PIck up September's Take and Make Craft and start off the school year with a little handmade joy!  Choose either the super-cute Kawaii print set or the fancy gold embossed set.  Everything you need for the craft is included in the kit.  Pick yours up in the Teen Area on top of the New YA Books…
Reference
Posted on Wed, August 24, 2022 - 12:47pm
Did you love the strong characters, scandal, and glamour of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid? Or are you eagerly awaiting a copy of this incredibly popular book? Read on to find more titles that we think you'll also enjoy! To request a copy of any of the books below, click…