Calendar of Events – All Locations

Jan
16
Tue
Beginning Computing with Windows 10 @ Bedford Central Library
Jan 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn the basics of how to use a Windows 10 computer. Registration for this class is required. Laptops are available, or you can bring your own. Call the Bedford Central Library at 540-586-8911 x 1114 to sign up

A cartoonized version of a Windows 10 computer screen.

Jan
26
Fri
Friday Breakfast Bookclub @ Bedford Central Library: Catch-22
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

All meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Peaks Room located upstairs. No registration necessary, new members always welcome! This month’s book is Catch-22 By Joseph Heller.  For more information, call (540) 586-8911.
Book cover for this month's Friday Breakfast Book Club selection - Joseph Heller's classic novel Catch-22.

 

 

Feb
1
Thu
Money Smart: Borrowing Basics @ Bedford Central Library
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Hand holding up the word Loans.
This is the second in our 12-month Money Smart financial literacy series at the Bedford Central Library presented by Woodforest Bank*.  This month’s topic is called Borrowing Basics.  By the end of this course, participants will understand how credit works, types of credit that are available, and if they are ready to apply for credit.  To achieve this objective, the participants will be able to:

  • Define “credit” and “loan”.
  • Distinguish between secured and unsecured loans.
  • Identify three types of loans.
  • Identify the costs associated with getting a loan.
  • Identify the factors lenders use to make loan decisions.
  • Explain why installment loans cost less than rent-to-own services.
  • Explain why it is important to be wary of rent-to-own, payday loan, and refund anticipation services.
  • Describe how to guard against predatory lending practices.

*You do not have to have an account with Woodforest Bank to attend these financial literacy seminars they are open to all adults.  Attend any sessions you want.  For more information contact us at 540-586-8911

Feb
13
Tue
American Sign Language Workshop Part 2 @ Bedford Central Library
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

ASL Hand

Join us this evening at the Bedford Central Library for Part 2 of our introduction to American Sign Language classes.  This session will focus on the signs related to family relationships.

  Space is limited to 20.  Please call us at 540-586-8911 to register.

Feb
20
Tue
Intermediate Windows 10 @ Bedford Central Library
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This class us intended for people with a working knowledge of Windows 10 who would like to learn more. Space is limited to 6 and registration is required. Call 540-586-8911 x 1114 for more information or to register.

A cartoonized version of a Windows 10 computer screen.

 

Feb
23
Fri
Friday Breakfast Bookclub @ Bedford Central Library: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

All meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Peaks Room located upstairs. No registration necessary, new members always welcome! This month’s book is A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin.  For more information, call (540) 586-8911.
The book cover for this month's Friday Breakfast Book Club selection - A Manual For Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin

 

 

Feb
27
Tue
American Sign Language Workshop Part 3 @ Bedford Central Library
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

ASL Hand

Join us this evening at the Bedford Central Library for the 3rd and final session of our introduction to American Sign Language classes.  This session will focus on the signs for time and questions (who, what, where etc.) for conversations.

  Space is limited to 20.  Please call us at 540-586-8911 to register.

Mar
1
Thu
Money Smart: Check It Out @ Bedford Central Library
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Check
This is the third session in our 12-month Money Smart financial literacy series at the Bedford Central Library presented by Woodforest Bank*.  This month’s topic is called Check It Out.  By the end of this course, participants will understand how to use a checking account responsibly. To achieve this objective, the participants will be able to:

  • State the benefits of using a checking account.
  • Determine which checking account is best for them.
  • Identify the steps involved in opening a checking account.
  • Add and withdraw money from a checking account.
  • Reconcile a check register with a bank statement.
  • Identify strategies to avoid overdrawing their account.
  • Explain how debit cards are linked to checking accounts.
  • Recognize how to manage a checking account wisely, with proper debit card use and overdraft programs.

*You do not have to have an account with Woodforest Bank to attend these financial literacy seminars they are open to all adults.  Attend any sessions you want.  For more information contact us at 540-586-8911

Mar
10
Sat
Escape from the Orient Express Escape Room @ Bedford Central Library
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Puzzle of a steam train with pieces missing and the words solve the clues in the empty spaces.

Are you up for a challenge?  Test your mystery-solving skills at our Escape from the Orient Express escape room. Join us at the Bedford Central Library on Saturday, March 10th at either 3:00 PM or 4:30 PM. 
Signups are required and start on Saturday, February 10th.  There are eight slots per session.  For ages 13+. 
This program is being held in conjunction with our Community Read that features Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. 
Contact your library for more information and to sign up.

Escape from the Orient Express Escape Room @ Bedford Central Library
Mar 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Puzzle of a steam train with pieces missing and the words solve the clues in the empty spaces.

Are you up for a challenge?  Test your mystery-solving skills at our Escape from the Orient Express escape room. Join us at the Bedford Central Library on Saturday, March 10th at either 3:00 PM or 4:30 PM. 
Signups are required and start on Saturday, February 10th.  There are eight slots per session.  For ages 13+. 
This program is being held in conjunction with our Community Read that features Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. 
Contact your library for more information and to sign up.