• Early Literacy Initiative

English Conversation Practice

English Conversation Practice

Saturday, October 21, 11am-Noon. The Library now offers adults learning English, an opportunity to practice and improve everyday communication skills in a friendly group. Topics include conversations when shopping, visiting the doctor, on the job, meeting with your child’s teacher, and more. Led by ESL instructor, Barbara Bethea.

Annual Halloween Walk

Friday, October 27, 4pm. Babies – Grade 1. Meet at the Library dressed in costume for a trick or treat walk together to downtown businesses. The walk is followed by not-so-scary Halloween stories with Rachel Izes and June O’Neil at the Bedford Hills Train Station.

Short Story Series "Shorts:"

Short Stories

Join us Thursday, October 26, 7-8pm, Bedford Hills Train Station. Do you like a good story? Too busy to commit to a book club? Short stories, for adults, read aloud. Hosted by Heide Shilstone, Debroah Frishman reads Two Ruminations on a Homeless Brother by David Means. 


Los Cuentos The Stories

Los Cuentos

Saturday, November 4, 11-12pm. Flor Smith and Rachel Izes sing songs and read picture books in both English and Spanish. Flor Smith y Rachel Izes cantan canciones y leen libros de cuentos ilustrados tanto en inglés como en español.

Long and Short Term Planning

Take Charge: Planning in Advance for Your Health Care

Join us Tuesday, October 24, 6pm, at the Bedford Hills Community House. What tools are available for making sure that your wishes are honored? This program will cover Health Care Proxies, living wills, and decision-making by family members. Led by Elizabeth C. Briand, Esq., an attorney with Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP. This event is free. Register Here Walk-ins are also welcome.



Saturday, October 21, 1pm and Saturday, November 18; December 16, 11am. Flor Bromley presents stories, music, movement, puppetry, and drama in a new bilingual (English/Spanish) program for young children.

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