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Friday Films- Big Hero 6 (PG) @ Big Island Library
3:00-4:45 pm
Friday Films- Big Hero 6 (PG) @ Big Island Library
Friday, May 1, 3:00-4:45 pmFriday Films- Big He
Big Island Library
Join us at the Big Island Library on the 1st Friday of the month from 3:00 pm- 4:45 pm. This month we will be watching Big Hero 6. We hope to see you there!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Big Island Library
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Culinary Herbs: A Master Gardener’s Class Presented By Alba Papa @ Montvale Library
3:00 PM
Culinary Herbs: A Master Gardener’s Class Presented By Alba Papa @ Montvale Library
Monday, May 4, 3:00 PMCulinary Herbs: A Ma
Montvale Library
Alba Papa, Franklin County Master Gardener, will be coming to visit all of the Bedford County libraries this month to teach patrons all about Culinary Herbs. Sign up and...
  • Learn how to cultivate, care for, harvest, and cook using your own herbs.
  • Find out which herbs grow best local...read more
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Culinary Herbs: A Master Gardener’s Class Presented By Alba Papa @ Moneta Library
1:00 PM
Culinary Herbs: A Master Gardener’s Class Presented By Alba Papa @ Moneta Library
Tuesday, May 5, 1:00 PMCulinary Herbs: A Ma
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
Alba Papa, Franklin County Master Gardener, will be coming to visit all of the Bedford County libraries this month to teach patrons all about Culinary Herbs. Sign up and...
  • Learn how to cultivate, care for, harvest, and cook using your own herbs.
  • Find out which herbs grow best local...read more
Tuesday Movie Night 4 Teens @ Bedford Library
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday Movie Night 4 Teens @ Bedford Library
Tuesday, May 5, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PMTuesday Movie Night
Bedford Central Library
Join us for Tuesdays 4 Teens at the Bedford Library. TMNT (Tuesday Movie Night 4 Teens) will be on the first Tuesday of the month in odd months. Come over with your friends after school and watch The Maze Runner (PG-13). Drinks and snacks will be provided. 4:00-6:30
 
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Computer Skills 101 - Microsoft Word 101 @ Moneta Library
1:00pm
Computer Skills 101 - Microsoft Word 101 @ Moneta Library
Thursday, May 7, 1:00pmComputer Skills 101
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
Get started with Microsoft Word 2007. Create documents from scratch or with templates! Use the "ribbon" and that "hard to find" button to format, save, and print documents. For the beginner. Be able to use the mouse.
 
 
 
 
 
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Culinary Herbs: A Master Gardener’s Class Presented By Alba Papa @ Stewartsville Library
1:00 PM
Culinary Herbs: A Master Gardener’s Class Presented By Alba Papa @ Stewartsville Library
Thursday, May 7, 1:00 PMCulinary Herbs: A Ma
Stewartsville Library
Alba Papa, Franklin County Master Gardener, will be coming to visit all of the Bedford County libraries this month to teach patrons all about Culinary Herbs. Sign up and...
  • Learn how to cultivate, care for, harvest, and cook using your own herbs.
  • Find out which herbs grow best local...read more
Tales with Ty @ Bedford Library
3:30 - 4:30 PM
 Tales with Ty @ Bedford Library
Thursday, May. 7, 3:30 - 4:30 PMTales with Ty @ Bedf
Bedford Central Library
Come in and spend some time reading with, Ty, our Reading Assistance Dog! You can bring your own book, find one here or we will provide one for you! This is a great time for your child to practice reading skills and gain confidence while having fun with Ty the cocker spaniel.
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FOFL Members Only Preview Book Sale
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FOFL Members Only Preview Book Sale
Friday, May 8, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Forest Library
Members of the Friends of the Forest Library preview sale.  You may join at the door, minimum membership is $10.00.  Local businesses have generously donated gift cards and more for door prizes.  Book Sale will be open to the public on Saturday May 9 from 9:00 ...read more
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Book Sale
9 am - 2 pm
 Book Sale
Saturday, May 9, 9 am - 2 pm
Forest Library
The Friends of the Forest Library Annual Book Sale.  Large selection of books, music, movies, audio books and more!
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Health Check @Moneta/ SML Library
10:00 - 12:30
Health Check @Moneta/ SML Library
Monday, May 11, 10:00 - 12:30
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
Have a free blood pressure and glucose check in the meeting room and snack on mid-morning treats, courtesy Tara Wickline, Family Nurse Practitioner from the new clinic on Scruggs Road, in Westlake! Information available on health topics such as diabetes, healthy diet, and blood pressure.
Friends of the Forest Library Book Club
1:00 PM
Friends of the Forest Library Book Club
Monday, May 11, 1:00 PM
Forest Library
The May selection is Dead Will Tell by Linda Costello.  Join in for a friendly discussion!  No registration is required.
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Culinary Herbs: A Master Gardener’s Class Presented By Alba Papa @ Big Island Library
1:30 PM
Culinary Herbs: A Master Gardener’s Class Presented By Alba Papa @ Big Island Library
Tuesday, May 12, 1:30 PMCulinary Herbs: A Ma
Big Island Library
Alba Papa, Franklin County Master Gardener, will be coming to visit all of the Bedford County libraries this month to teach patrons all about Culinary Herbs. Sign up and...
  • Learn how to cultivate, care for, harvest, and cook using your own herbs.
  • Find out which herbs grow best local...read more
Magic: The Gathering Game Night @ Bedford Central
4:00 PM
Magic: The Gathering Game Night @ Bedford Central
Tuesday, May. 12, 4:00 PMMagic: The Gathering
Bedford Central Library
Get your cards together! The Bedford Central Library is hosting a Magic Game Night for players of the popular trading card game, Magic: The Gathering. Drop by the library's upstairs conference room at 4:00 every second Tuesday to test your skills. Compete in the tournament to win prizes or play ...read more
Technology Tuesday @ Big Island Library
4:00-7:00pm
Technology Tuesday @ Big Island Library
Tuesday, May. 12, 4:00-7:00pmTechnology Tuesday @
Big Island Library
Come to the Big Island Library on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and find the best ways to navigate the web, set up a new email address, or work through a problem you are having with computer technology.

Pick from one of the following topics or suggest your own:
-Navigating ...read more
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Culinary Herbs: A Master Gardener’s Class Presented By Alba Papa @ Bedford Library
10:30 AM
Culinary Herbs: A Master Gardener’s Class Presented By Alba Papa @ Bedford Library
Wednesday, May 13, 10:30 AMCulinary Herbs: A Ma
Bedford Central Library
Alba Papa, Franklin County Master Gardener, will be coming to visit all of the Bedford County libraries this month to teach patrons all about Culinary Herbs. Sign up and...
  • Learn how to cultivate, care for, harvest, and cook using your own herbs.
  • Find out which herbs grow best local...read more
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Computer Skills 101 - Where’s My Stuff @ Moneta Library
1:00 pm
Computer Skills 101 - Where’s My Stuff @ Moneta Library
Thursday, May 14, 1:00 pmComputer Skills 101
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
You know you downloaded a picture from that email attachment - but now you can’t find it! We can show you how to find what you’re looking for and how to organize it.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Culinary Herbs: A Master Gardener’s Class Presented By Alba Papa @ Forest Library
1:00 PM
Culinary Herbs: A Master Gardener’s Class Presented By Alba Papa @ Forest Library
Thursday, May 14, 1:00 PMCulinary Herbs: A Ma
Forest Library
Alba Papa, Franklin County Master Gardener, will be coming to visit all of the Bedford County libraries this month to teach patrons all about Culinary Herbs. Sign up and...
  • Learn how to cultivate, care for, harvest, and cook using your own herbs.
  • Find out which herbs grow best local...read more
LEGO® Club @ Bedford Library
3:30 PM
 LEGO┬« Club @ Bedford Library
Thursday, May. 14, 3:30 PM
Bedford Central Library
Come and join kids from 5 and up as we play with LEGOS®. Take on the challenge of the month or just use your imagination to build whatever you want with our LEGOS® or DUPLOS®
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LEGO® Club @ Big Island Library
3:00 pm
LEGO® Club @ Big Island Library
Friday, May. 15, 3:00 pmLEGO® Club @ Big
Big Island Library
Join us at the Big Island Library for LEGO Club! A time to build what your imagination sees
OR accept the challenge of the month. We hope to see you there. For ages 5+
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Big Island Library
The monthly challenges are....
3/20/15- Somet...read more
Veteran’s Memorial Dedication Ceremony@ Moneta/ Smith Mountain lake Library
11:00 AM
Veteran’s Memorial Dedication Ceremony@ Moneta/ Smith Mountain lake Library
Friday, May 15, 11:00 AM
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
The public is invited to a ceremony to dedicate a plaque installed on library grounds recognizing those who have served and their sacrifices on behalf of our freedom.
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Comic-Con @ Bedford Central
11:00
 Comic-Con @ Bedford Central
Saturday, May 16, 11:00Comic-Con @ Bedford
Bedford Central Library

The Bedford Central Library is hosting its annual Comic-Con event on Saturday, May 16th. The excitement begins at 11 AM and doesn’t stop until 3 PM. Drop by for face painting, crafts of every kind, tasty snacks, games, and prizes. Local graphic designer Michael Saunders will be available...read more
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Adult Book Club @ Big Island Library
10:30 am
Adult Book Club @ Big Island Library
Tuesday, May 19, 10:30 amAdult Book Club @ Bi
Big Island Library
Join us at the Big Island Library to read the book of the month and share insights and stories. The book for May is The Supreme Macaroni Comany by Adriana Trigiani. Call 540-425-7000 ext 1 for more information or to request your copy of this book.
Computer Skills 101 - Digital Photos 101 @ Bedford Central Library
3:00
Computer Skills 101 - Digital Photos 101 @ Bedford Central Library
Tuesday, May 19, 3:00Computer Skills 101
Bedford Central Library
Learn to upload your photos from your camera to your computer, how to do some basic editing in Windows, and services that will print your photos.
 
 
 
Local Authors @ Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Local Authors @ Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library
Tuesday, May 19, 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
Susan Coryell will present her new book: "Beneath the Stones." John Ketwig will discuss the continuing success of his book "...and a hard rain fell" and the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War.
Family Movie Night @ Bedford Central
5:30 PM
Family Movie Night @ Bedford Central
Tuesday, May 19, 5:30 PMFamily Movie Night @
Bedford Central Library
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 5:30 and the movie will begin at 6:00. This month the movie is Big Hero 6 (PG). We hope to see you there!
Computer Skills 101 - Technology Tuesdays @ Stewartsville Library
5:30 pm
Computer Skills 101 - Technology Tuesdays @ Stewartsville Library
Tuesday, May 19, 5:30 pmComputer Skills 101
Stewartsville Library
Pick from one of the following topics or suggest your own:
  • Navigating library  website
  • Basic web surfing
  • Identifying secure and dependable websites
  • Setting up email
  • Meet the Mouse beginner class
 
 
 
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Computer Skills 101 - Windows 8.1 @ Forest Library
2:00 pm
Computer Skills 101 - Windows 8.1 @ Forest Library
Thursday, May 21, 2:00 pmComputer Skills 101
Forest Library
Learn to use Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 8.1.
 

 
 
 
 
 
Computer Skills 101 - Technology Thursdays @ Montvale Library
3:00 pm
Computer Skills 101 - Technology Thursdays @ Montvale Library
Thursday, May 21, 3:00 pmComputer Skills 101
Montvale Library
Pick from one of the following topics or suggest your own:
  • Navigating library  website
  • Basic web surfing
  • Identifying secure and dependable websites
  • Setting up email
  • Digital photo storage
 

 
 
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Dare 2 Draw Club @ Bedford Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dare 2 Draw Club @ Bedford Central
Thursday, May. 21, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMDare 2 Draw Club @ B
Bedford Central Library
Love to draw? Come join us in the upstairs conference room at the Bedford Central Library for the Dare 2 Draw art club! Meet artists like yourself and show off your work. Try out various art supplies, draw from prompts, and polish your skills in workshops!
Local Authors @ Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Local Authors @ Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library
Thursday, May 21, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
Frank X. Beisser will discuss his books "Red Solstice" and "A Time and Place."
Sally Roseveare will discuss her books "Secrets at Spawning Run,""Secrets at Sweetwater Cove" and her third work in progress.
Becky Mushko will discuss her writing includi...read more
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Construct Club @ Montvale Library
10:30
Construct Club @ Montvale Library
Saturday, May. 23, 10:30
Montvale Library
Come in to the Montvale Library the 4th Saturday @10:30am for some great building fun!  We have LEGOs, K'NEX, and more to choose from - all that's needed is your imagination!  Ages 4+ 
 
American Red Cross Blood Drive - Forest Library
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
American Red Cross Blood Drive - Forest Library
Saturday, May 23, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Forest Library
Blood Drive at Forest Library May 23, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Monday, May 25,
All Locations
All BPLS libraries will be closed today for Memorial Day.
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LEGO® Club @ Moneta/SML Library
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
LEGO® Club @ Moneta/SML Library
Tuesday, May 26, 10:30 am - 12:00 pmLEGO® Club @ Mon
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
School's out, so sign up for LEGO Club! Use our LEGOs or bring your own!
While you're here, Read to a Dog! Call 540-425-7004 for information and to sign up.
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Read to a Dog @ Moneta/SML Library
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Read to a Dog @ Moneta/SML Library
Tuesday, May 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 pmRead to a Dog @ Mone
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
It's fun to read to a dog! School's out so sign up to read to a dog at the library! Come early and join the LEGO Club! Call 540-425-7004 for information and to sign up.
In conjunction with the Reading Education Assistance Dogs conducted by National Capital Therapy Dogs Inc.
4th Tuesday Teen Time @ Big Island Library
4:30-6:30 pm
4th Tuesday Teen Time @ Big Island Library
Tuesday, May. 26, 4:30-6:30 pm4th Tuesday Teen Tim
Big Island Library
Hang out at the Big Island Library from 4:30 to 6:30 and play Xbox 360 Kinect and some card and board games, all while consuming junk food.  For students in grades 6-12.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Big Island Library
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LEGO® Club @ Forest Library
5:30 PM
 LEGO® Club @ Forest Library
Thursday, May 28, 5:30 PM
Forest Library
Come build with friends at the Forest LEGO Club! We have LEGOs for all age groups!
Family Movie Night @ Moneta/SML Library
5:30 pm
Family Movie Night @ Moneta/SML Library
Thursday, May 28, 5:30 pm Family Movie Night @
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
"Big Hero 6" (PG)
Crafts and games start at 5:30 PM, feature film with snacks begins at 6:00 PM. Have fun and watch a great movie with your friends and family! At no cost to you.
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Get the Rhythm Started with a BLAST! @ Big Island Library
10:30 AM
Get the Rhythm Started with a BLAST! @ Big Island Library
Friday, May 29, 10:30 AMGet the Rhythm Start
Big Island Library
Sign up for the Summer Reading Program at our fun kick off program and make a rocket to launch outside on our rocket launcher!
Friday Fun Crafts @ Forest Library
3:00 PM
Friday Fun Crafts @ Forest Library
Friday, May. 29, 3:00 PM
Forest Library
Come to the Forest Library on Fridays to make a musical craft! The crafts are as follows:
5/29: Kazoos
6/12: Wind Chimes
6/26: Den Den Drums
7/10: Pin Strummers
 
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