Calendar of Events – All Locations

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

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+


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.

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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.

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. 

Straw Rockets: A STEAM Wednesday Event @ Bedford Central Library
May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon image of a straw rocket craft.
Join us this afternoon for a fun-filled STEAM event at the Bedford Central Library!!  Children ages 8+ will enjoy making their own straw rockets!  Launch them in the air – see how high they will fly!

Saturday Matinee: Darkest Hour @ Bedford Central Library
May 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:45 pm

DVD cover for the film Darkest Hour.
Starring Oscar Winner Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill

In 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.

Step back in history as we watch Darkest Hour (PG 13) on the little big screen and enjoy some free movie snacks!

Introduction to Pinterest @ Bedford Central Library
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pinterest logos overlapping each other in a square shape.
What is Pinterest?  How do I set up an account?  Learn how to pin things and how to set up a Pinterest board.  We’ll also look for fun summer ideas to pin.
Space is limited to 6 and registration is required. Call 540-586-8911 x 1114 for more information or to register.

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