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October 2017

The Friends 40th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, October 13, 2017 - Saturday, October 21, 2017
The Friend’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, 321 North Bridge
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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To celebrate our 40th anniversary we are planning a week full of programs and activities for members and the public from Friday Oct 13 to Saturday Oct 21.  Join Us! Friday, Oct 13 Book Sale Preview (members only)   Saturday, Oct 14 Fall Book Sale  10-5 Concert with Harpeth Rising 7:30-9:30 Monday, Oct 16 Book Shop Open 10-5 Tuesday, Oct 17 Book Shop Open 10-4 Yoga with Kathy Graham 11:30-12:30 Book Folding Workshop - Fold a heart  7-9 Wednesday, Oct…

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Fall Book Sale Preview (for members of the Friends only)

Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Book Sale Bedford, VA 24523 United States + Google Map

The Friends of the Bedford Public Library will hold a preview of our Fall Book Sale on the second floor of Bedford Central Library and in our new Book Room.  If  you are a member of the friends (you must show a membership card), you can shop early on Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm before the main book sale on Saturday. Included in the selection are current fiction and non-fiction best sellers, classics, cookbooks, children’s books, puzzles, DVD’s, romance novels,…

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Fall Book Sale

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Book Sale Bedford, VA 24523 United States + Google Map

The Friends of the Bedford Public Library will hold their Fall Book Sale on the second floor of Bedford Central Library and in our new Book Room. Please help support the Friends in this effort and take home some great reading material in the process. Most books range in price from $.25 to a few dollars. Bring a friend or neighbor and spend a few minutes or a few hours browsing through the large selection of books. Find some early summer…

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Harpeth Rising – Fusion of Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

Advanced tickets are now available until 6 pm the day of the concert! Click on logo! Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create…

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Chair Yoga with Kathy Graham

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Friend’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, 321 North Bridge
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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As part of the Friend's 40th Anniversary Celebration,Kathy Graham, a local Yoga instructor and long time FOL board member will offer two introductory sessions  The first, chair yoga will be Tuesday October 17 from 11:30am  - 12:30pm and the second, mat yoga will be Thursday Oct 19 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.     She will challenge participants with slow and attentive movements that encourage mental clarity, flexibility, wellness, strength and stability, balance and posture and possibility even relieve aches and…

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Book Folding Workshop

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Friend’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, 321 North Bridge
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Book folding workshop participants will fold pages in a book to form a heart when finished. Workshop is free. Adults or young adults only.  All materials are provided. Sign up for this workshop at the Library Services Desk. Come help us celebrate our Friend's 40th Anniversary!

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Gingerbread House Workshop

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Friend’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, 321 North Bridge
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Come join us for a  Gingerbread House workshop where you will assemble and decorate a fall or Halloween themed gingerbread house. Open to all ages. Sign up for this workshop at the Library Services Desk.   Come help us celebrate our Friend's 40th Anniversary!

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Mat Yoga with Kathy Graham

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Friend’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, 321 North Bridge
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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As part of the Friend's 40th Anniversary Celebration,Kathy Graham, a local Yoga instructor and long time FOL board member will offer two introductory sessions  The first, chair yoga will be Tuesday October 17 from 11:30am  - 12:30pm and the second, mat yoga will be Thursday Oct 19 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.     She will challenge participants with slow and attentive movements that encourage mental clarity, flexibility, wellness, strength and stability, balance and posture and possibility even relieve aches and…

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Sharyn McCrumb – New York Times Bestselling Author

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friend’s Book Talk Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Sharon will be talking about her newest book The Unquiet Grave  as part of our Friend's 40th Anniversary Celebration. Sharyn McCrumb is best known for her Appalachian "Ballad" novels, including the New York Times best sellers The Ballad of Tom Dooley, The Ballad of Frankie Silver, and Ghost Riders, which won the Wilma Dykeman Award for Literature from the East Tennessee Historical Society and the national Audie Award for Best Recorded Book. Her current novels are Prayers the Devil Answers, the story…

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Author Kathleen Grissom – New York Times Bestseller

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friend’s Book Talk Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Kathleen will be talking about her books  as part of our Friend's 40th Anniversary Celebration. Born Kathleen Doepker, I was privileged as a child to be raised in Annaheim, Saskatchewan, a hamlet on the plains of Canada. Although we lived in a small, tightly knit Roman Catholic community, I was fortunate to have parents who encouraged learning about other religions and cultures and books were the windows that expanded my world. Years later, when my husband and I began restoration of…

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Advanced Tickets now available for all concerts and events!

Why you should join us!

  • Quality music performed by nationally & internationally known artists

  • An intimate setting

  • Perfect for music lovers

  • A great value for a night out (we even provide refreshments)

All concerts or programs are held in the Bedford Room of the Bedford Public Library.  The room is accessible from the rear of the building where there is a parking lot.   We now offer advanced ticket sales for all of concerts.  You may purchase tickets directly from Lynchburg Tickets.  Our capacity is only 100.  All concerts are $12 at the door.  The space is wonderfully intimate; handicapped accessible and an ideal place to experience quality live music.  Come join us and spread the word!

Call 540 586-8911 Ext 4, then 1 if you need more information.