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October 2017

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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Steampunk Claytraptions Workshop

Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Come help us celebrate our Friend's 40th Anniversary! Design your own steampunk masterpieces. This workshop is open to young and older adults and is free of charge. You will walk out of there with your own unique creation. All materials are supplied. Sign up for this workshop at the Library Services Desk. STEAMPUNK • “A style of design and fashion that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction” • “A subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates…

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Wine and Chocolate Friendzy

Saturday, October 21, 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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This is the final event of our 40th Anniversary Celebration.   We’re having a “Wine and Chocolate Friendzy”. This is for adults only. There will be wine tasting and chocolate sampling for our Chocolate Champion contest. The contest/entry form can be obtained at the library front desk or here The Wine and Chocolate Friendzy Entry Form. The deadline to enter is Oct 14.  We hope you will participate! There will be door prizes and a drawing for Friends members only for a…

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November 2017

Sally Barris Trio

Saturday, November 11, 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

Sally Barris is an A-list Nashville songwriter who has had songs covered by such top-level artists as Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, and Lee Ann Womack. Her song “Let The Wind Chase You”, recorded by Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban, received a Grammy nomination for vocal collaboration in 2009.While her writing credits mightily impress, fans and peers are most captivated by her bright spirit and expressive mountain soprano.  Dirty Linen says “Barris knows how to write lyrics that are as forthright…

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December 2017

Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboy with Corin Raymond – Contemporary Folk/Bluegrass

Friday, December 1, 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

“...a folk singer with the heart of a rock 'n' roll band.” — K. Oliver, Free Times Jonathan Byrd is a preacher's son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, known for literary, outsider songs that have become campfire favorites. The Chicago Tribune called Byrd "one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years." Multi-instrumentalist Johnny Waken cut his teeth on electric guitar in Pittsburgh with rock legend Norm Nardini, opening for…

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