Holidays at the Bedford library

Holiday Hours

Friday, December 24 – all branches will close at 1 p.m.
Saturday, December 25 – closed
Sunday, December 26 – closed
Monday, December 27 – closed
Tuesday, December 28 – closed
Friday, December 31 – all branches will close at 1 p.m.
Saturday, January 1 – closed
Sunday, January 2 – open
Monday, January 3 – closed

The Libraries’ book clubs are a great way to meet new people, explore new authors and share reading ideas.
Tuesday,November 30/2 p.m.
The Other Side of the Bridge
, by Mary Lawson
Registration now on.

Philip Riteman
Millions of Souls: the Philip Riteman Story
Meet author Philip Riteman, one of the last Holocaust survivors living in Atlantic Canada.
Through an informal question and answer session, Mr. Riteman will discuss his experiences before, during and after World War II. Registration is required, call 490-5757.
Tuesday,November 23/7 p.m.

Meet and play with other bridge lovers. Some experience is necessary. For more information, call 490-5757.
Wednesdays/6:30-8:30 p.m.
To December 22

The Healthy Minds Cooperative provides an opportunity for people living with mental illness or mental health issues to improve their communities by providing public education aimed at reducing the stigma of mental illness. Each program will consist of a panel of speakers who will share their personal experiences.
Tuesday,November 30/7 p.m.
Registration is required, call 490-5757.

Learn to send, reply, forward and delete e-mail. Prerequisite: How to Navigate the Internet or familiarity with web browsers.
Monday,November 29/10-11:30 a.m.
Registration required.

Get help with your English language skills at volunteer tutor programs sponsored by Halifax Public Libraries and the Nova Scotia Department of Immigration.
Mondays/1:30-4 p.m.
Thursdays/6:30-8:30 p.m.
Call 490-5757

Duck Your Fines Bingo for teens:

Do you have library fines you’d like wiped out? Or, maybe you’d just love to win a rubber duck. Pick up your Duck Your Fines Bingo card or print one from

How to play:
Complete bingo squares by doing activities at the library. See staff to get your fines reduced and receive a rubber duck prize. Choose from a selection of themed ducks including pirates, cowboys, ballerinas, superheroes, ninjas and more.

TRW 2010 Online Challenge

Mini challenges will be posted on the teen blog in November. Read, solve and answer questions about books, libraries, pop culture and more. Post your answers by commenting on the teen blog. Every time you answer a mini challenge your name will be entered in a draw for a goody bag and the grand prize draw of a $50 Chapters gift card. Complete all of the challenges to maximize your chances of winning. Check out the challenges in November.

Drop by to play your favourite board games like Scrabble, Snakes & Ladders and more. Bring the whole family and let the games begin.
Sundays/2-4:30 p.m.
Until December 19

Holiday Cookie Decorating
All ages
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to enjoy some family time. Drop by to decorate cookies, listen to stories and hunt for candy canes.
Saturday, December 11/2:30 p.m.

Baby & Tot Time
Ages 0-35 months
Join the adventure as we listen to stories, learn new songs and share in interactive play.
Tuesdays/10:15-10:45 a.m. until November 23
Free tickets will be given out 15 minutes before the program.

Puppet shows bring favourite stories to life.
Thursday,November 25/10:30 a.m.


Thursday, December 2/10:30 a.m. The Hanukkah Guest
Thursday, December 9/10:30 a.m. Santa’s Reindeer

Holiday Family Drop-in
Ages 0-5
Join us for stories followed by free play with puzzles and crafts. There’s something here for everyone, including a baby corner.
Friday, December 3/10:30-11:15 a.m.

The Bedford Public Library is located at 15 Dartmouth Road. For more information call 490-5757 or visit

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