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October 2017

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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January 2018

The Honey Dewdrops – Modern American Roots Music

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 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

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are celebrating their 9th year of touring full time as The Honey Dewdrops, having played stages and festivals far and wide in North America and Europe.  With tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo,  mandolin and guitars,  the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters:  the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation. After leaving their home base of Virginia and living on the road for 2 years, Laura and…

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February 2018

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

Friday, February 9, 2018 @ 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 Winter 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…

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Le Hot Club – 1930’s Gypsy Jazz

Friday, February 9, 2018 @ 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

In the 1930's Gypsy Jazz was made famous by the legendary Django Reinhardt and Le Hotclub de France. In Roanoke, VA, a group was formed called Le Hotclub de Biglick (Biglick, being the old name for Roanoke, VA).Now today, this music is kept alive by a group known as Le Hotclub. This music paints a picture that takes you back in time. Come listen to the seductive sounds of Le Hotclub. Le Hotclub de Biglick is proud to announce they…

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Winter Book Sale

Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 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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March 2018

Teada – Traditional Irish

Sunday, March 4, 2018 @ 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 traditional band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, The Middle East and Australia. Highlights include a 30,000-capacity stadium concert in Brittany, along with performances at Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada, Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe, and an extensive 7-week tour of Japan / Taiwan in 2014 playing to audiences of 40,000 people.…

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April 2018

Dry Branch Fire Squad – Vintage Bluegrass

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 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

Capturing the Soul of American Music Dry Branch Fire Squad is the onliest band to have appeared at all sixty-one iterations of The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.  I've begun to realize that Ron Thomason, the band's leader throughout its history, is a sort of Forest Gump of bluegrass.  He's been THERE from the start at Fincastle and seems to have been involved in many of the most important moments in bluegrass history, either as a spectator or participant.  He also represents…

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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 door to the Bedford Room is next to the loading dock behind the library by  the parking lot.   We now offer advanced ticket sales for all of our concerts.  You may purchase tickets directly from Lynchburg Tickets.  Advanced purchase of  a tickets guarantees a seat.  If you want good seats, come early.  The doors open at 7 pm. Our capacity is only 100.  All concerts are $15 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.