• Early Literacy Initiative

English Conversation Practice

English Conversation Practice

The Library now offers adults learning English, an opportunity to practice and improve everyday communication skills in a friendly group the first Saturday of every month. 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. Next workshop: Saturday, October 7, 11am-Noon.

Story Time

Drop-in for Story Time

The Fall session has begun. Rachel Izes leads Laptime for Pipsqueaks (6-18 months); Little Folks & Friends (18 mos-3 years); Read More 3s and 4s (3+ years). Welcome to June O’Neill, now leading Older Kids Only (K – Grade 2).

Short Story Series

Short Stories, Read Aloud for Adults 

Do you like a good story, but are too busy to commit to a book club? Come to hear great short stories read aloud followed by a short discussion. Join us at the Bedford Hills Train Station, September 28, 7-8pm. Alan Sklar reads We Can Get Them for Wholesale by Neil Gaiman. Hosted by Heide Shilstone.

Books and BowWows

Books and BowWows

Saturday, September 23, 11-12pm. New Readers can read to Halle the Yellow Labrador. Children in kindergarten through second grade are invited to read a few pages from a favorite book or show their favorite illustrations to certified therapy dogs accompanied by their owners.
Halle is a certified Therapy Dog with Pet Partners and will be accompanied by her owner.

Artistic Process

A Workshop from The Center for Book Arts

A new, hands-on workshop for adults. Tuesday, September 26, 6-8pm, at the Bedford Hills Train Station. Led by Jennifer Verbit from The Center for Book Arts, participants bind a folio to make a sketchbook, journal, or notebook. Guided through an artistic process called ideation, participants imagine, think, sketch, dream, make mistakes, and write in the books they created. Register now; participation is limited.

Science Fiction Book Club

Book Club for Adults

Wednesday, Ocotber 11, 6-7pm. Come be a part of an adventurous book club that explores the increasingly popular genre of Science Fiction, including classic, crossover, and fantasy. Led by Gerardo Mendez. This month we are discussing: Uprooted, by Naomi Novik.

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