Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, December 7:  1 – 4 pm
Sunday, December 8:  1 – 4 pm
Choose from fiction and non-fiction books in great condition across all genres.  The sale also includes many holiday themed books.  These make great gifts at especially great prices.  Prices range from $.50 to $2.00 unless otherwise marked.  All proceeds go to the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library to support children, teen and adult programming as well as acquisitions for the Library.  We hope to see you there.  No scanners are permitted during the Holiday Book Sale.

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, December 7:  1 – 4 pm
Sunday, December 8:  1 – 4 pm
Choose from fiction and non-fiction books in great condition across all genres.  The sale also includes many holiday themed books.  These make great gifts at especially great prices.  Prices range from $.50 to $2.00 unless otherwise marked.  All proceeds go to the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library to support children, teen and adult programming as well as acquisitions for the Library.  We hope to see you there.  No scanners are permitted during the Holiday Book Sale.

Friends of the Library Fall Booksale

Friday, September 20: 1-5 pm

Saturday, September 21:  10 am – 4 pm

Sunday, September 22:  1 – 4 pm

The Friends of the Bedford Library are holding a three day Fall Book Sale. The Book Sale is held rain or shine at the library located at 7 Mudge Way in Bedford, MA. Thanks to the huge quantity of quality book donations, there will be thousands of books offered in three different rooms, all well organized. Books include fiction such as romance, thrillers, science fiction, poetry, plays and classics plus DVDs and music CDs; children’s books; books for young adults; non-fiction books including art, cookbooks, foreign languages, business, history, science, textbooks, and much more. Proceeds from book sales help underwrite library programs and services, including lecture and film series, additions to the library collection, and museum passes.

Friends of the Library Fall Booksale

Friday, September 20: 1-5 pm

Saturday, September 21:  10 am – 4 pm

Sunday, September 22:  1 – 4 pm

The Friends of the Bedford Library are holding a three day Fall Book Sale. The Book Sale is held rain or shine at the library located at 7 Mudge Way in Bedford, MA. Thanks to the huge quantity of quality book donations, there will be thousands of books offered in three different rooms, all well organized. Books include fiction such as romance, thrillers, science fiction, poetry, plays and classics plus DVDs and music CDs; children’s books; books for young adults; non-fiction books including art, cookbooks, foreign languages, business, history, science, textbooks, and much more. Proceeds from book sales help underwrite library programs and services, including lecture and film series, additions to the library collection, and museum passes.

Friends of the Library Fall Booksale

Friday, September 20: 1-5 pm

Saturday, September 21:  10 am – 4 pm

Sunday, September 22:  1 – 4 pm

The Friends of the Bedford Library are holding a three day Fall Book Sale. The Book Sale is held rain or shine at the library located at 7 Mudge Way in Bedford, MA. Thanks to the huge quantity of quality book donations, there will be thousands of books offered in three different rooms, all well organized. Books include fiction such as romance, thrillers, science fiction, poetry, plays and classics plus DVDs and music CDs; children’s books; books for young adults; non-fiction books including art, cookbooks, foreign languages, business, history, science, textbooks, and much more. Proceeds from book sales help underwrite library programs and services, including lecture and film series, additions to the library collection, and museum passes.

Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library Spring Book Sale!

The Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library will be holding their spring book sale from Friday, April 5 through Sunday April 7.  The hours for the sale are Friday, 1-5 pm, Saturday 10-4 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm. This year’s sale includes beautiful art books, cookbooks, vintage, and collectable books. The children’s section is filled with picture books, kids’ chapter books, early readers, and movie DVDs. A tremendous variety of adult fiction and non-fiction books will be offered, along with CDs, audio books, and movie DVDs. With thousands of items to choose from, there is something for everyone.

Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library Spring Book Sale!

The Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library will be holding their spring book sale from Friday, April 5 through Sunday April 7.  The hours for the sale are Friday, 1-5 pm, Saturday 10-4 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm. This year’s sale includes beautiful art books, cookbooks, vintage, and collectable books. The children’s section is filled with picture books, kids’ chapter books, early readers, and movie DVDs. A tremendous variety of adult fiction and non-fiction books will be offered, along with CDs, audio books, and movie DVDs. With thousands of items to choose from, there is something for everyone.

Winter Lecture Series with Professor Dan Breen

The Hundred Years War: A Century of Native American Resistance 1790-1890

Professor Dan Breen will present a lecture series on the American Indian wars of the 19th century.  Most Americans have some awareness of the disastrous effects of advancing white settlement on the indigenous peoples of the Americas, but the persistence and determination of native American attempts to slow or halt that advance are less well known.  We will try to tell the story of some examples of that resistance, beginning with the Ohio campaigns of the 1790s and ending with the Apache War of the 1880s. The six session series begins on Sunday January 27th at 2 pm in the library meeting room.  The lectures continue on Sundays into March.  (February 3rd, 10th, 24th, March 3rd, 10th) . DETAIL ADDED ON JANUARY 28:

FEB. 3  Part II: The Second Seminole War (1835-1842)
Rather than agree to removal to Oklahoma, Florida’s Seminoles wage a seven year war with the United States. Using brilliant guerrilla tactics, and led by the great Osceola, who was defeated only by treachery, they managed to hold their own against an army that outnumbered them by a factor of 10:1.

Today through Sunday: Book Sale to Benefit the Friends of the Bedford Library

 

By Sheila Albrecht

The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale begins today and ends on Sunday afternoon.  Special items include numerous vintage books sure to interest collectors and book lovers alike.  There is a large children’s selection filled with picture books, parenting books and early readers.  There are separate rooms for adult fiction and non-fiction books. With hundreds of thousands of books on offer, there is something for everyone. Sale Hours

Friday, April 8 from 1 to 5 pm
Saturday, April 9 from 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, April 10 from 1 to 4 pm

Why do the Friends of the Library have book sales? Many patrons enjoy sharing books they no longer wish to keep.

The Roosevelts: A 6-Part Video Lecture Series by Prof. Daniel Breen at the Bedford Library

Submitted by the Bedford Free Public Library

Professor Daniel Breen returns to present the the Bedford Library’s 2016 lecture series that will focus on the Roosevelt family and incorporate Ken Burns’s documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The series will chronicle  Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt through 1945. The lectures begin at 2 pm and run from Sunday, February 7 through Sunday, April 3 with no program on Sunday, February 14. Thanks to the sponsorship of the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library, this program is free and open to the public. Please contact the Library at 781-275-9440 or click www.bedfordlibrary.net for more information.

Bedford Library Book Sale Seeks Volunteer Help for April 10-12

Submitted by the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library
The Friends of the Bedford Library are holding a three day Spring Book Sale. The sale begins Friday, April 10th from 1:00-5:00 and continues Saturday, April 11, from 10 to 4.  On Sunday, April 12, from 1:00 to 4:00 there will be a bag sale of fiction and children’s books for $6/bag of those not already sold on Friday and Saturday. The Book Sale is held rain or shine at the library located at 7 Mudge Way in Bedford, MA. Thanks to the huge quantity of quality book donations, there will be thousands of books offered in three different rooms all well organized. Books include fiction such as science fiction, romance, thrillers, poetry, plays and classics plus videos, dvds and cds; children’s books; books for young adults; non-fiction books including art, cookbooks, foreign languages, business, history, science, textbooks, and much more.

Vintage Children’s Books and Current/New Members’ Sale Hours Highlight Friends’ Fall Book Sale

By Dot Bergin

By Dot Bergin

If old-fashioned, beautifully illustrated children’s books are your collectible, you may want to be first in line when the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library Book Sale opens to the public at 1 pm on Friday, September 19 and continues through 4 pm, Sunday, September 21. The sale is also open to members, or those wishing to become members, from 6:30 until 8:30 pm on Thursday evening, September 18,

Friends’ Vice-President and Membership Chair Sabine Gossart tells The Citizen that several hundred “vintage” children’s books have been donated to the sale, with editions dating from 1907 up to 1969.  These are large, hard-cover editions and you may find your childhood favorite among them. Although children’s books are plentiful, so too are hundreds of choice finds for teens and adult readers.  Bedford book lovers know the twice-yearly Friends’ book sales are not-to-be-missed events.  Since the very successful Patriot’s Day sale in April, book donations have been piling in.  For the Friends, preparing for the sale entails hours and hours of hard work, sorting, pricing, and overseeing the actual sales days.  But what a harvest of good comes from the sales! Members-Only Pre-Sale – Prospective new members are invited

The Friends have scheduled a member-only preview sale on Thursday, September 16 from 6:30-8:30 pm. The sale has a very friendly atmosphere and refreshments are served.

Library Book Sale Underway Through Sunday

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

There are still many thousands of books waiting for you at the 2014 Spring Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library. Filling more than two full rooms on the ground floor of the building, the books are organized into categories: fiction and non-fiction; children’s books of all types; CDs and videos; maps and foreign language books; and more. The sale continues on Saturday, April 12, from 10 to 4 and on Sunday, April 13, from 1 to 4, with a Sunday afternoon clearance sale on most remaining books for $6/bag. Correction: This article originally stated that the sale would run this weekend during regular library hours instead of the corrected hours now listed.

Friends’ Fall Book Sale Most Successful Ever

By Dot Bergin
Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library heard a glowing financial report at their Annual Meeting on November 23.  The Bedford Day sale brought in $11,500. President Beverley Matthews and Treasurer Jerry Wolf reviewed a year of successful activities resulting in total income of more than $44,000.  In addition to the spring and fall “big” book sales, the Friends run on-going sales throughout the year, including some specialized sales on Amazon and E-Bay.  Howard Cohen and Cindy Haynes sell books on Amazon; George Epple sells CDs online, as well.  These sales bring in nearly $4,000. Matthews said that 60 Friends helped with the Fall sale.  She noted that the double-wide booth on Bedford Day drew many people into the Library and she commended the Friends for their organizational skill in making the sale attractive to buyers.  Kaye Spofford and Jim Purvis were thanked, along with others, for their knowledge and dedication to the book sales. When you look around the Library, you can see how much the Friends’ donations enrich the programs and the building itself. In the past year, here are some of the ways in which the Friends have helped.

Holiday Book Sale: Saturday, November 23

Submitted by the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library

The Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library will host a special Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, November 23rd from 1:30 – 4:30 pm. All genres, children’s books, fiction, non-fiction, CDs and DVDs.  These make great gifts for yourself, friends and family.  Prices start at $.50 for paperback and $1.00 for hardcover; specials as marked.

Update: Friends of the Library’s Spring Book Sale

Last weekend saw thousands of books move from the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library’s storage area into the hands of delighted buyers during the Friends’ 2013 Spring Book Sale. In addition to volunteers like Sheila Albrecht, who designed beautiful new signs to direct customers to the two parts of the sale (fiction books in the meeting room, and non-fiction in the Friends’ storage area behind the Circulation desk), more than 45 individuals helped to make the sale days a success, in addition to another 30 who helped with set-up and break-down. Book Sale Chairperson Beverley Matthews said, “One of the dealers told me that the quality of our books is very high, and it’s one of the best book sales he has been to.” The Friends were delighted to hear his compliment, and, Matthews continued, “We feel that we get very diverse and interesting books that are a direct reflection of the community that we live in. That’s what makes the task of sorting the books so much fun.”

Donations of gently-used books are always welcome in the receiving area behind the Circulation Desk. The next Friends’ Book Sale will take place on Bedford Day weekend, September 20 to 23, 2013.

Friends of the Bedford Public Library Spring Book Sale

Submitted by Richard Callaghan, Library Director
The Friends of the Bedford Library are holding a three day Spring Book Sale.  The sale begins on Friday, March 22nd from 1:00-5:00 pm and continues Saturday the 23rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. On Sunday, March 24, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm there will be a bag sale of fiction and children’s books for $6/bag and a half-priced sale of select items.

Thanks to the huge quantity and quality of book donations, there will be thousands of books offered in three different rooms, all well organized. Books include fiction such as science fiction, romance, thrillers, poetry, plays and classics plus videos, DVDs and cds; children’s books; books for young adults; non-fiction books including art, cookbooks, foreign languages, business, history, science, textbooks, and much more. Most children and adult books are fifty cents for paperbacks and $1.00 for hardcovers. Larger paperbacks are $1.00.