Calendar of Events – All Locations

Jun
19
Tue
Books 4 Fun @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The words Books 4 Fun spelled out in cartoon alphabet block letters.

Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-6. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.  The theme for this session is Reading Takes You Everywhere!

Email Basics @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The outline of a house with a computer and mouse inside. On the screen there is the @ symbol and an envelope.

Learn about setting up an email, how to write and respond to an email, how to download and open attachments, how to attach documents to an email.
Space is limited to 6 and registration is required. Call 540-586-8911 x 1114 for more information or to register.

Selfie Scavenger Hunt @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 19 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Girl with a selfie of herself at the library on her phone.

Go on a Selfie Scavenger Hunt at the library.
Take selfies of yourself with a variety of things that can be found outside the library and win tasty candy prizes!  

Family Movie Night @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 19 @ 4:45 pm – 8:00 pm

DVD cover for Disney Pixar's Coco.

Come to the Bedford Central Library on the 3rd Tuesday of this month for a fun family night of crafts, games, snacks and a movie. Games and crafts begin at 4:45 and the movie will begin at 5:00. This month the movie is Coco (PG). The running time is 1 hour 49 minutes. We hope to see you there!

Jun
20
Wed
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

A lapsit program for babies ages 0-36 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.

Two cartoon babies in a cradle.

Roanoke Children’s Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Icon for the Roanoke Children's Theatre's performance of Charlotte's Web featuring Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig.

The Roanoke Children’s Theatre will be performing at all of our libraries again this summer as part of our annual Summer Reading Program.  This year’s play is Charlotte’s Web by Joseph Robinette; based on the classic children’s book by E.B. White.  Get tangled up in this captivating tale of friendship and loyalty. An affectionate runt of a pig named Wilbur meets a barnyard full of animals who quickly become family.
When Wilbur’s life is endangered, the thoughtful spider Charlotte devises an intriguing plan to keep the gentle little swine safe. This feel-good heart-warming classic is perfect for the whole family.

Sean Gaskell Kora Concert @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Reading Takes You To Africa!  A Summer Reading Program Event  
Musician Sean Gaskell holding a West African instrument known as a Kora.

Musician Sean Gaskell will be visiting our libraries this summer performing traditional songs on the 21-stringed West African Kora.  The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The Kora is a melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is somewhat contrary to its musical repertoire. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande Empire. While the Kora is only 300 years old, some commonly played songs can be traced back 800 years to the Mande empires’ founding. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh of Brikama, The Gambia, and Kane Mathis of Brooklyn, NY. Gaskell has been featured at numerous festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal.
Concert sponsored by the Friends of the Bedford Central Library.

Jun
26
Tue
Books 4 Fun @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The words Books 4 Fun spelled out in cartoon alphabet block letters.

Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-6. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.  The theme for this session is Reading Takes You Everywhere!

Jun
27
Wed
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

A lapsit program for babies ages 0-36 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.

Two cartoon babies in a cradle.

Wacky Wednesday Crafts: Dragons & More @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Paper towell roll dragon craft. Paper lantern.

Come to the Bedford Central Library this summer for Wacky Wednesday Crafter-noons! This Wednesday we’ll be making paper towel roll Dragons and paper lanterns.
Registration is appreciated. Please call us at (540) 586-8911 ext. 2107 to let us know you’re coming.