Community Read and Dance Performance

Friday and Saturday, February 3 and 4 at 7pm

Sunday, February 5 at 2pm

Katonah United Methodist Church Auditorium

5 Bedford Road, Katonah

The Library's community partner, Creative Alliance Project is presenting Got My Wings, a dance performance inspired by the writings of Jarvis Jay Masters. Composed and performed by Daniel Blake and choreographed by Tomiko Magario with Westchester Ballet Company, performances are followed by a panel discussion with the audiences. Tickets are $25. Available Here

To deepen the experience of the performance, the Library invites residents to join in a Community Read of the book That Bird Has My Wings, by Jarvis Jay Masters. An Oprah's Book Club pick, the autobiography explores the personal and spiritual journey of Jarvis Jay Masters, an innocent man on death row in San Quentin State Prison. While in prison, Masters discovers Buddhism and becomes a role model for fellow inmates, guards, and a growing public.

Participating libraries include Bedford Hills Free Library, Bedford Free Library, Katonah Village Library, Lewisboro Library, Mount Kisco Public Library, and Pound Ridge Library.

Please place a hold on the book or contact one of our libraries to obtain a copy.

Let’s Get Organized!  

Thursday, February 16, 3 - 4 pm

Presented by Pavla Bitterlichova, Chic Organizer

via Zoom

Clean out those closets and donate! Tips on how to sort, where to donate locally, clothes, books, housewares. Will provide handouts with tips & tricks. Register Here

Winter Break: Family Crafts

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, February 21, 22, 23

2 - 4pm

Grades K-5

Crafting at the Library during Winter Break is fun. Bring your imagination or try one of our ideas. Materials provided. Register Here Walk-ins are welcome.

Los Cuentos/The Stories

Saturday, February 25 at 11am

Led by Rachel Izes and Naida Velazquez


Rachel and Naida team up to present storytime with picture books, songs, and games in both Spanish and English. This fun and interactive program is a terrific way for preschoolers and their families to get a taste of both languages and learn more about the diverse world around them. Register Here Walk-ins are welcome.

R-Ead Away!

Collection Connect: eRead Away

(eBooks & eAudiobooks & eMagazines)

Tuesday, February 28 from 4 - 5pm

Led by Katherine Whymark


This is a hands-on workshop downloading e-items from Libby & Hoopla; computers and chromebooks available for use; please feel free to bring your own devices. Handouts & takeaways included. Content will be tailored to registrants’ questions. Register Here


Little Folks & Friends

Wednesdays at 10:30am

2 years and above

Laptime for Pipsqueaks

Fridays at 10:30am

Babies and Toddlers 0-24 months 

Rachel Izes shares stories, songs, and movement to stimulate a child's readiness to read. Guidance and an opportunity for friendly networking are offered for parents and caregivers too. Newcomers: please Register Here for Little Folks & Friends or Register Here for Laptime with Pipsqueaks. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Saturday, February 11 at 11am

Led by Flor Bromley

Preschoolers & Families

Join us in person as Flor Bromley presents stories, music, movement, and puppetry, in both English and Spanish. An entertaining and popular program to engage young families.

Register Here Walk-ins are also welcome.

Programs for young children and families are part of our Early Literacy Initiative, a program sponsored by David & Melanie Worby.

In BeTween Pages

Wednesday, February 15 at 5pm 

Led by Elizabeth McGoldrick

Grades 4-5

Tweens are invited to delve into stories; from realistic fiction to graphic novels. We will voice opinions about what we read over snacks. Pick up a copy of Survivors: The Empty City by Erin Hunter and Bad Sister by Charise Mericle Harper for our next discussion. It is available for pickup at the library. Register Here

Little Owls

Friday, February 17 at 4pm

Led by Alanna Donohue

Grades K-2

Let the craft tell the story. Kids are invited to recreate the story through a themed craft after listening to wonderful new and familiar stories. Register Here.

Books & Bow Wows

Saturday, February 18 from 11am - Noon

In-person at the Library

Children learning to read are invited to read a few pages from a favorite book or show their favorite illustrations to Trixie the Labrador Retriever, a Pet Partners certified therapy dog accompanied by her owner. Register Here Walk-ins are also welcome.


Digital Smarts

Tuesday, February 14, 4 - 5pm

Presented by Katherine Whymark

Content will be tailored to registrants’ questions regarding smartphones, tablets, laptops, chromebooks and desktops. Topics to include different search engines, and search engine tips and tricks. Register Here

Tech Tuesdays

11am - 6pm

Stop by the library on Tuesdays or call anytime (914.666.6472)! Technical questions are answered in-person and over the phone; personal appointments are also available. Please contact Katherine Whymark, Librarian for Adult Services & Programs.

Thursday, February 23 from 7 - 8pm

Hosted & Moderated by Heide Shilstone

Susan Polos is reading Love Is a Fallacy by Max Schulman

Adults via Zoom

Do you like a good story, but are too busy to commit to a book club? The Library presents a monthly series for adults to hear great short stories read aloud followed by a short discussion. This month's reader, Susan Polos is the middle school librarian at Greenwich Country Day School and a longtime resident of Bedford. Register Here for the Zoom meeting and you will receive a link to join us.  

Are you interested in reading for Shorts? It's fun! Please contact Katherine Whymark, Librarian, Adult Programs & Services.

Guided Journaling

Saturday, February 25 from 10 - 11am

Led by Misty Yarnall, Hudson Valley Writers Center

via Zoom

In this monthly workshop series, participants will complete writing prompts geared towards eliminating the daunting, listy idea of journaling and replacing it with interactive, fun activities for all ages and backgrounds. No prior journaling or writing experience is necessary!  We promote a brave space that encourages all participants to share their observations without the obligation or pressure of reading their writing out loud.

Register Here

Mobile Hotspots & Chromebooks Available

No Wi-Fi at Home? Working remotely? The Library offers free mobile hotspots for Bedford Hills Free Library card-holders. Borrow mobile hotspots to connect computers, smartphones and tablets to the Internet from any location within the 5G coverage area.

The Library also has several Chromebooks which may be used for access to the Internet in the building or on the premises. Please call the library at 914.666.6472 or email us to reserve your mobile hotspot or Chromebook. 

Holiday Hours

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of Presidents Day. Have a safe and happy holiday.

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