Calendar of Events – All Locations

Apr
5
Thu
Money Smart: Money Matters @ Bedford Central Library
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

A stack of bills with the word Expenses on top and various budget words around it.
This is the fourth 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 Money Matters.  By the end of this course, participants will understand how to manage money by preparing a personal spending plan and identifying ways to decrease spending and increase income.   To achieve this objective, the participants will be able to:

  • Track daily spending habits.
  • Prepare a personal spending plan or budget to estimate monthly income and expenses.
  • Identify ways to decrease spending.
  • Identify possible ways to increase income.
  • Identify budgeting tools that will help them manage their bills.
  • List and prioritize financial goals.
  • Recognize how to create a plan to achieve financial goals.

*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

Apr
11
Wed
Racing Robots @ Bedford Central Library
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon of a paper robot.

Kids will have lots of fun in this STEAM Wednesday program by turning an ordinary piece of paper, some string, and a plastic straw into their very own Gliding Robot Toy!  They will also get the opportunity to stretch their imaginations with the design of their robots.  Race against other kids!  Will your robot reach the top the fastest?

Registration Appreciated.
Contact the YS Dept. at 540-586-8911 ext. 2107 to sign up or if you want to learn more!  For Ages 8+

 

Apr
12
Thu
Smart Phone 1 on 1@ Forest Library
Apr 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sign up for a 15 minute session to go over basic smartphone questions.  All smartphone types.  Call us at 540-425-7002 to sign up or see a librarian at the desk.

Apple and a Android device

Medicare Workshop @ Forest Library
Apr 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Sample Medicare Card.

Getting started with Medicare can be tricky.
There are deadlines to meet, forms to fill out, and choices to make.  This potentially confusing time can be made easier with our Welcome to Medicare Workshops being held at the Bedford Central, Forest, and Moneta/SML Libraries.  If you are about to retire, are turning 65, or are beginning Medicare based on disability, you are encouraged to attend. Find out how Medicare works, when to enroll in Medicare Part B and Part D and why it’s critical to enroll on time, and how the Affordable Care Act affects Medicare.  After attending, you’ll know how to choose the best Medicare plan for you!  The workshops are presented by
Betty Brickhouse with the Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living.  Each workshop will last about 1.5 hours, and questions are welcome. 

For more information and to sign up, please call your library.

Apr
17
Tue
Where’s My Stuff @ Bedford Central Library
Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn how to find where things are saved on your computer and how to better organize your files. Space is limited to 6 and registration is required. Call 540-586-8911 x 1114 for more information or to register.

Colored circles with a magnifying glass icon in the center

Apr
19
Thu
Art Club @ Bedford Library
Apr 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fabric and Jar lid badge
Unleash your inner artist at the Bedford Library! Make art, make crafts, and make friends at this monthly program. Work on a new project every month, or work on your own with the provided materials. This month we are making making badges out of recycled jar lids, fabric and ribbon. We look forward to seeing you! Ages 5-10
Medicare Workshop @ Bedford Central Library
Apr 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Sample Medicare Card.

Getting started with Medicare can be tricky.
There are deadlines to meet, forms to fill out, and choices to make.  This potentially confusing time can be made easier with our Welcome to Medicare Workshops being held at the Bedford Central, Forest, and Moneta/SML Libraries.  If you are about to retire, are turning 65, or are beginning Medicare based on disability, you are encouraged to attend. Find out how Medicare works, when to enroll in Medicare Part B and Part D and why it’s critical to enroll on time, and how the Affordable Care Act affects Medicare.  After attending, you’ll know how to choose the best Medicare plan for you!  The workshops are presented by
Betty Brickhouse with the Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living.  Each workshop will last about 1.5 hours, and questions are welcome. 

For more information and to sign up, please call your library.

Apr
20
Fri
Friends of the Forest Library Spring Book Members Only Preview Sale @ Forest Library
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A stack of books with a small tree coming out of the top (the leaves and branches of the tree have been replaces by a bunch of flowers). A bird and a butterfly are also featured.It’s time again for the Friends of the Forest Library’s SPRING BOOK SALE!
Tonight is our special preview sale for FOFL members.
You can join for as little as $10!
Memberships can be purchased at the door or at the library desk ahead of time.

Find Great Deals On…
Hardcover and Paperback – Fiction & Non-Fiction Books
Children’s Books, Romances
DVDs, Audiobooks, Music CDs, and MORE!

Please contact the library at 540-425-7002 if you want to learn about donating items for the sale.

Apr
21
Sat
Friends of the Forest Library Spring Book Sale @ Forest Library
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

A stack of books with a small tree coming out of the top (the leaves and branches of the tree have been replaces by a bunch of flowers). A bird and a butterfly are also featured.It’s time again for the Friends of the Forest Library’s SPRING BOOK SALE!
Find Great Deals On…
Hardcover and Paperback – Fiction & Non-Fiction Books
Children’s Books, Romances
DVDs, Audiobooks, Music CDs, and MORE!

Please contact the library at 540-425-7002 if you want to learn about donating items for the sale.

Apr
24
Tue
Teen Yoga @ Bedford Central Library
Apr 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The words you can do it in a stylized font where the d is a woman in a yoga pose.

Teens – Join us after school for an introductory lesson in Yoga.  Kathy Graham, a local instructor, will teach you some basic poses that will help you relax and stretch your muscles.  Mats will be provided for you.  Registration requested.  Please call the youth services department at 540-586-8911 ext. 2017.  For ages 12-16. 

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