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June 2017

Caravan of Thieves – Gypsy Swinging Serenading Firebreathing Circus Freaks!

Wednesday, June 21, 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

Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, the fervent musical couple who front their band, Caravan of Thieves, have traveled a fruitful yet challenging road since they met in late 2003. Soon after, they began blending their voices, writing music, traveling and performing together as the acoustic guitar-toting duo they simply called “Fuzz and Carrie”. Using the musical spirit to guide them, they found themselves in different corners of the globe, and with a little trial, error and adventure behind them, they arrived…

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July 2017

I DRAW SLOW – Celtic Music Reimagined from Dublin

Friday, July 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

Their combination of compelling songwriting, exuberant live performances and passion for tradition describes this Dublin Ireland based band.  I Draw Slow coaxes the past into the present with original songs that draw from the best of Irish storytelling and American folk music.   Draw Slow is a five-piece outfit comprising vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo and double bass. Holden siblings Dave (guitar) and Louise (vocals) have been writing together for two decades, starting on Dublin’s gigging circuit with funk operation Tabularasa. Since then…

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Ken and Brad Kolodner – Old Time Music

Friday, July 28, 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

Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and old-time fiddlers in the US, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the clawhammer banjo world to perform tight and musical arrangements of original and traditional old-time music with a “creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation.” The dynamic father-son duo pushes the boundaries of the Appalachian tradition by infusing…

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September 2017

Aoife Scott – Dublin folk singer/songwriter with her band

Friday, September 22, 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

Her sublime voice is a thing of beauty that stops people in their tracks. Fragile and ethereal one minute and strong and vibrant the next, Dublin Folk singer-songwriter Aoife Scott has become a force to be reckoned with on the Irish folk and traditional scene. With an impeccable pedigree as a member of the legendary Black Family, which includes her mother, Frances, and her aunt, Mary, Aoife is steadily rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene,…

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October 2017

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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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.