Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

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Submitted by: Reference on 06/01/2020 - 7:42pm
The weather is warming up and we're all looking forward to spending some time in the great outdoors.  Here are a few browsable lists of books that you can request or download to help you enjoy time spent outside!...
Submitted by: Reference on 05/23/2020 - 3:09pm
  Staying home more also means that we’re all cooking at home more.  Whether you’re learning to get creative when ingredients are sold out or discovering a love of baking and cooking with your extra time, here are a few online opportunities to enhance your cooking game and explore your love of food.   Great Courses Library Collection   You may know that the Great...
Submitted by: Reference on 05/22/2020 - 4:05pm
Are you looking for a great Mystery or Suspense novel to request now that contact-free pickup has started?  Click the links to explore these browsable themed collections and find great books that you can request or download with your Bedford Public Library card. A Race Against Time These characters are on mission to solve a crime before the clock runs out....
Submitted by: Reference on 04/27/2020 - 9:58am
  We may all be getting a little cabin fever from being stuck at home right now, so why not try  some armchair travel?  In this blog entry, we’ll share some ideas and resources to help you travel to far off places, without leaving the comfort of your favorite reading nook.   Read a Travel Memoir or Guide as an eBook Travel memoirs can be a great way to experience exotic corners of the world through someone else’s eyes.  Click...
Submitted by: Reference on 04/22/2020 - 10:40am
Earth Day is a perfect time to think of new ways to use old materials around the house, and with social distancing keeping everyone at home, many people now have the time to learn some new crafts or start a science project. If you need Earth-friendly inspiration for your next project, the Bedford Library has you covered with some of our online resources. Creative Bug is an excellent source for hands-on creative hobbies, and it’s a perfect place...
Submitted by: Emily on 04/20/2020 - 2:54pm
  Hanks. Not Brady. UNCOMMON TYPE is a collection of short stories written by Tom Hanks.  While some may have a familiar ring:  the story about space (Apollo 13), the war story (Saving Private Ryan), an immigrant arriving in America (The Terminal) there is plenty of new material.  Not a fan of short stories typically, many of these characters were relatable and the...
Submitted by: Reference on 04/16/2020 - 4:07pm
We’ve had a lot of queries at the Library from people looking for ways to keep healthy and fit while social distancing.  Exercise can be a great way to stay in shape, both physically and mentally.  While we’re not able to recommend or vet fitness routines for your individual needs, here’s a few resources to help you find something that works for you. Online Databases: Great Courses and Hoopla Two of our online databases include...
Submitted by: Emily on 04/14/2020 - 1:33pm
  The Library staff’s genre study book group meets bi-monthly to learn about different genres.  We’ve covered mystery, science fiction, romance, historical fiction, young adult literature, horror, and the top-selling books of the 2010s.  Usually, we meet at 8 am before the library opens.  Staff members read the assigned books on their own time.  Meetings begin with a presentation about the characteristics and appeal of the genre, then we discuss...
Submitted by: Reference on 04/06/2020 - 3:33pm
  As we all stay home to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19, more and more meetings and even social events are migrating online.  One popular platform for hosting these online group events is Zoom.  However, a variety of news sources have been highlighting concerns about privacy and safety.  Here are a few simple and practical tips to help enhance your security when using Zoom.   Don’t share...
Submitted by: Emily on 03/31/2020 - 3:27pm
Dear Patrons, Thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we continue to evaluate and adjust our library operations in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. We strive to be a reliable source of information and assistance as always. Even though we are not seeing you face to face the library staff is working to offer as many virtual services as we can and to help you feel comfortable accessing them. We are posting reading recommendations on...

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