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Below you will find the details of one off events and activities, click on the library name to find the contact details and address. Plus each individual library page lists the events that happen on a regular basis.
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Event

Wednesday 26 June 18:00 to 19:00 Sandy Library Librarian Theatre presents: The Green Ship
Based on the heart-warming story by Sir Quentin Blake, we join two young siblings as they spend their summer having thrilling adventures, visiting exotic places and sailing the seven seas. This is a family friendly hour long play about childhood, friendship and the power of imagination. Tickets cost 5 per person and are available from the library or online at www.TheGreenShip.co.uk. Also at Toddington, Dunstable and Flitwick Libraries - please see the individual libraries for dates.
Wednesday 26 June 14:30 to 16:00 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
If you love crafts and would like to meet like minded individuals, share expertise and maybe learn some new skills then come along to our club. Each session costs 1.00. You do not have to commit to attend every session.
Thursday 27 June 10:00 to 11:00 Toddington Library Garden Club
Refreshments are available.
Thursday 27 June 18:00 to 19:00 Dunstable Library Librarian Theatre presents: The Green Ship
Based on the heart-warming story by Sir Quentin Blake, we join two young siblings as they spend their summer having thrilling adventures, visiting exotic places and sailing the seven seas. This is a family friendly hour long play about childhood, friendship and the power of imagination. Tickets cost 5 per person and will be available from the library or online at www.TheGreenShip.co.uk. Also at Sandy, Toddington and Flitwick Libraries - please see the individual libraries for dates.
Friday 28 June 18:00 to 19:00 Flitwick Library Librarian Theatre presents: The Green Ship
Based on the heart-warming story by Sir Quentin Blake, we join two young siblings as they spend their summer having thrilling adventures, visiting exotic places and sailing the seven seas. This is a family friendly hour long play about childhood, friendship and the power of imagination. Tickets cost 5 per person and are available from the library or online at www.TheGreenShip.co.uk. Also at Sandy, Dunstable and Toddington Libraries - please see the individual libraries for dates.
Wednesday 3 July 14:30 to 15:30 Flitwick Library The Disability Resource Centre
Learn more from Gordon Angus about the vital services, help and advice The Disability Resource Centre provide. This is a Good Afternoon event. Admission is 1.50 and includes refreshments.
Saturday 13 July 10:30 to 16:30 Bedford Central Library Space Race Rocket
Come along to create your very own space rocket.
Saturday 13 July 10:00 to 15:30 Kempston Library Space Rockets
Make a fabulous rocket to take you to space!
Saturday 13 July 11:00 to 15:30 Putnoe Library Drop-in Puzzles & Games
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during the Summer Reading Challenge 11.00 - 3.30 Drop in for Puzzles, Board and Lawn Games in the garden - weather permitting!
Saturday 13 July 10:00 to 15:00 Putnoe Library Rocket Wand
Celebrate the launch of Space Chase by signing up to the challenge and then make a rocket wand.
Saturday 13 July 13:00 to 15:00 Stotfold Library Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts Magical Craft Event
Drop in to take part in Harry Potter themed activities including code-cracking, games, crafts and fancy dress competition! Suitable for all ages!
Saturday 13 July 10:30 to 12:30 Bromham Library Summer Reading Challenge Space Chase Launch
Come in, sign up and get your space glasses. Colour a space hero wrist cuff and do some space colouring.
Saturday 13 July 11:00 to 12:30 Wootton Library Space Chase Launch
Come along to sign up for the challenge, collect your Space Chase Glasses and have a self portrait for our Rocket Launch.
Saturday 20 July 11:00 to 12:30 Wootton Library Rocket Gliders
Drop in to make a rocket glider - how far will yours fly?
Saturday 20 July 09:00 to 16:00 Shefford Library Summer Reading Challenge Launch Day: Space Chase
Join the Reading Challenge. Have your photo taken in the Library rocket. Take part in the Hunt the Planet Competition. Design a planet for our display. Drop in all day!
Saturday 20 July 10:00 to 15:00 Potton Library Man on the Moon Craft
Celebrate the anniversary of the first walk on the moon this weekend with some crafty fun!
Saturday 20 July 10:00 to 15:30 Kempston Library Solar System Dotty Art
Create your own solar system with Dotty Art.
Saturday 20 July 09:00 to 16:00 Sandy Library Summer Reading Challenge: Space Chase
Join the Reading Challenge. Each week there will be questions on space to answer with a prize to the winner drawn from the correct entries. There will also be a Hunt around the Library for the Space Chase characters - which you will be able to do after you have read 6 books.
Saturday 20 July 14:00 to 15:00 Ampthill Library Planet Mobiles
Come along and make a planet mobile to mark the launch of this year`s Summer Reading Challenge. This is a free event but you need to book as places are limited.
Saturday 20 July 10:00 to 15:00 Putnoe Library Space Stencil Pictures
Create a space picture with stencils.
Saturday 20 July 09:00 to 16:00 Stotfold Library Summer Reading Challenge Launch Party! `Space Chase`
This year`s Summer Reading Challenge takes place in space, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. Come along and be among the first to sign up. There will also be party food, Lego and Face Painting (11am - 1pm only)!
Saturday 20 July 10:30 to 12:30 Bromham Library Space Scratch Art Craft
Make fabulous Scratch Art bookmarks and while you are here... take some time out for some colouring!
Monday 22 July 14:00 to 16:30 Wootton Library Solar System Wooden Mobile
Create your own solar system mobile for your room.
Monday 22 July 10:00 to 11:30 Bromham Library Space Hero Masks
Drop in to create an amazing space hero mask.
Monday 22 July 11:30 to 15:30 Bedford Central Library Rocket Gliders
Drop in to make rocket gliders, how far will yours go?
Monday 22 July 11:15 to 15:30 Bedford Central Library Planetarium
Learn more about galaxies, stars and planets in our visiting planetarium. Contact the library to book your place.
Monday 22 July 14:00 to 17:00 Kempston Library Tin Foil Rockets
More rocket fun for the whole family.
Monday 22 July 14:30 to 17:00 Putnoe Library Sun Visors
Drop in to make a sun visor to wear.
Tuesday 23 July 10:00 to 11:30 Wootton Library Rocket Wands
Make a rocket wand to help you work your magic!
Tuesday 23 July 14:30 to 16:30 Bromham Library Solar Art Decorations
Solar system inspired window decorations to take home.
Tuesday 23 July 10:00 to 11:30 Shefford Library Lego & Mega Block Fun!
Summer Holiday Sessions - every Tuesday starting 23rd July. Come along and have fun with our Lego and Mega Block/Duplo bricks. Drop in - it`s free!
Tuesday 23 July 09:00 to 16:00 Sandy Library Wooden Keyrings
Lots of designs from pets, sealife and teddies to decorate and take home. Crafts will run from 9am to 4pm or until supplies run out.
Tuesday 23 July 11:30 to 15:30 Bedford Central Library Decorate a Wooden Rocket
Decorate these wonderful rockets and take them home.
Tuesday 23 July 10:00 to 12:30 Potton Library Rocket Craft
Join us for some fabulous family fun!
Tuesday 23 July 11:30 to 16:30 Kempston Library Paper Bag Alien Puppets
What will your alien look like - will they be friend or foe?
Tuesday 23 July 09:30 to 12:00 Toddington Library Rocket Glider
Drop in to make a rocket glider - how far will yours fly?
Tuesday 23 July 10:00 to 17:00 Flitwick Library Space Scene Craft
Come along and create your very own space scene. Crafts start at 10.00 until stocks run out!
Tuesday 23 July 10:30 to 16:00 Putnoe Library Grow At Home
Come along and plant a pansy to take home and nurture.
Tuesday 23 July 09:00 to 12:30 Barton Library Butterfly Craft
Come along and make a fabulous peg butterfly.
Tuesday 23 July 09:00 to Stotfold Library Space Crafts
Tuesdays: 23rd & 30th July & 27th August; Thursdays: 25th July & 8th, 22nd & 29th August - 9.00-12.00; Fridays: 2nd, 9th, 23rd & 30th August - 2.00-5.00 There will be a selection of different space crafts to do. You can do one per visit and can select a different one each time. There are 6 to choose from!
Wednesday 24 July 14:00 to 16:30 Wootton Library Solar System Wreaths
Free fun craft for all the family.
Wednesday 24 July 10:00 to 11:30 Bromham Library Space Cap Craft
Make a spiral space cap - plus storytime is at 11.00
Wednesday 24 July 10:00 to 11:30 Shefford Library Junior Makers
Summer Holiday Sessions - every Wednesday starting 24th July. What will you make? Code our robots and design and build at our tech sessions. Drop in - it`s free!
Wednesday 24 July 11:30 to 12:00 Bedford Central Library Storytime
Come along for a story and stay for some crafty fun!
Wednesday 24 July 09:00 to 16:00 Sandy Library Scarecrow Craft
Join us for some scarecrow themed crafty fun! Crafts will run from 9am to 4pm or until supplies run out.
Wednesday 24 July 14:00 to 17:30 Potton Library Decorate a Library Bag
We have space stencils and fabric pens to do your own design.
Wednesday 24 July 14:00 to 17:30 Kempston Library Paper Plate UFOs
Get creative with a paper plate to make a mysterious UFO.
Wednesday 24 July 13:00 to 15:30 Bedford Central Library Robot Finger Puppets
Join us to make robot finger puppets - maybe you will make enough for a finger puppet show!
Wednesday 24 July 12:00 to 13:00 Bedford Central Library Space Scratch Art
Get creative with Scratch Art.
Wednesday 24 July 14:30 to 17:00 Toddington Library The Cosmic Atlas of Alfie Fleet
Let your imagination run riot with some cosmic fun!
Wednesday 24 July 10:00 to 17:00 Flitwick Library Astronauts Craft
Crafty fun for the whole family! Starts at 10.00 until stocks run out!
Wednesday 24 July 14:30 to 16:00 Putnoe Library Wooden Seaside Keyrings
Decorate your seaside keyring.
Thursday 25 July 10:00 to 11:30 Wootton Library Solar System Window Decoration
Colour in this fabulous window decoration.
Thursday 25 July 10:00 to 11:00 Toddington Library Garden Club
Refreshments are available.
Thursday 25 July 14:30 to 16:30 Bromham Library Solar Dotty Craft
Get creative with Dotty Art to make a space picture.
Thursday 25 July 10:00 to 11:30 Shefford Library Summer Holiday Craft Sessions
Thursdays 25th July, 1st August, 22nd August & 29th August 10.00-11.30am. Come along and join in for some free crafty fun!
Thursday 25 July 09:00 to 16:00 Sandy Library Underwater Plate
What will you choose for your design! Crafts will run from 9am to 4pm or until supplies run out.
Thursday 25 July 10:00 to 12:30 Potton Library Connect 4
Come along and challenge your family, friends and fellow library users to a game.
Thursday 25 July 10:00 to 16:30 Kempston Library Solar System Scratch Art
Create your own solar system with Scratch Art.
Thursday 25 July 12:00 to 14:30 Bedford Central Library Alien Door Hanger
Make an alien door hanger - will it be scary enough to stop people coming into your room?!
Thursday 25 July 10:00 to 11:00 Toddington Library `Space Chase Rocket Launch` with Robbie Rocket
Come along to the Space Chase Rocket Launch with Robbie Rocket the astro-nut entertaining the children. Tickets are 2 each, book at Toddington Library as limited spaces. Suitable for children 4-9 years old - come dressed in a space related outfit and get a treat!
Thursday 25 July 14:30 to 15:30 Bedford Central Library Doggy Tales
The Dogs Trust will be here with fabulous dog themed stories.
Thursday 25 July 09:00 to 12:30 Barton Library Bumblebee Headbands
Make a `beeline` for the library and go home with a headband!
Thursday 25 July 10:30 to 16:00 Putnoe Library Solar System Scratch Art
Get creative with Scratch Art.
Friday 26 July 14:00 to 16:30 Wootton Library Wooden Stand Up Rockets
Decorate a rocket.
Friday 26 July 10:00 to 11:30 Bromham Library Space Scratch Art Craft
Get scratching to make a space picture.
Friday 26 July 09:00 to 16:00 Sandy Library Lego & K`Nex
Let your imagination run free and see what you can build.
Friday 26 July 10:00 to 12:30 Potton Library Princess Craft
Make a princess hat to wear and plenty of colouring too!
Friday 26 July 14:00 to 17:00 Kempston Library Paper Plate Astronaut
Make an astronaut to fly your rocket!
Friday 26 July 09:30 to 17:00 Toddington Library Alphabet Bracelet
Put a little ABC into your crafty fun today! There are two sessions 9.30 to 12.00 & 2.30 to 5.00
Friday 26 July 10:00 to 17:00 Flitwick Library Colouring & K`Nex
You don`t have to choose - why not do both?
Friday 26 July 11:30 to 15:30 Bedford Central Library Space Scene Craft
Draw your own space scene using chalk.
Friday 26 July 14:30 to 16:00 Putnoe Library Windmill Craft
Make a fabulous colourful windmill.
Friday 26 July 14:00 to 15:00 Stotfold Library Author Visit - Lou Treleaven
Author Lou Treleaven will be joining us to talk about her space themed books including her series `Penpals on Pluto` and new book `Turns Out I`m an Alien!` plus loads more fun and activities! Tickets are 2.50 per child, 1.50 for each additional sibling. Suitable for children aged 6-12.
Saturday 27 July 11:00 to 12:30 Wootton Library Lucky Dip Crafts
Missed some crafts this week? Drop in to catch up.
Saturday 27 July 10:30 to 12:30 Bromham Library Space Craft Mash-Up
Join us to catch up on any space crafts you missed, plus lots of colouring.
Saturday 27 July 10:00 to 15:30 Potton Library Frog on a Lily Pad Craft
Hop on down to the library for some froggy craft!
Saturday 27 July 10:00 to 15:30 Kempston Library Space Scenes
Design a spacescape to take home.
Saturday 27 July 09:30 to 15:00 Toddington Library World Conservation Day Crafts
Join us for some nature themed craft.
Saturday 27 July 10:00 to 17:00 Flitwick Library Weekly Craft Mash Up
Missed a craft during the week - come along and catch up today! Starts at 10.00 until stocks run out!
Saturday 27 July 10:00 to 15:00 Putnoe Library Insect Mask
Which bug will you choose?
Monday 29 July 14:00 to 16:30 Wootton Library Solar Dotty Art Craft
Make a solar themed Dotty Art picture.
Monday 29 July 10:00 to 11:30 Bromham Library Sealife Masks
Which under the sea animal will you choose to be?
Monday 29 July 14:00 to 17:00 Kempston Library Paper Doily Butterflies
Join us to make a beautiful butterfly from paper doilies.
Monday 29 July 11:15 to 13:15 Bedford Central Library Space Mural
Help students from Bedford College to create an out of this world space mural. Then stay for colouring and word puzzles until 3.30pm
Monday 29 July 14:30 to 17:00 Putnoe Library Rocket Photo Prop
Create a rocket themed photo prop for your Space Chase selfies.
Tuesday 30 July 10:00 to 11:30 Wootton Library Solar System Scratch Art
Get creative with Scratch Art.
Tuesday 30 July 14:30 to 16:30 Bromham Library Fishy Craft
Make a fish wand to take home and work your magic!
Tuesday 30 July 09:00 to 16:00 Sandy Library Owl Clock
You`d be `wise` to come down early and spend some crafty `time` with us! Crafts will run from 9am to 4pm or until supplies run out.
Tuesday 30 July 10:00 to Potton Library Flip Books
Tuesday 30th July to Saturday 3rd August during normal opening times. You have all week to create an alien or monster flip book.
Tuesday 30 July 10:00 to 12:30 Potton Library Pokemon Craft
Join us for some Pokemon themed craft.
Tuesday 30 July 11:30 to 16:30 Kempston Library Rainbow Tissue Pictures
Create colourful pictures using rainbow coloured tissue paper.
Tuesday 30 July 10:00 to 17:00 Flitwick Library 3D Planets Craft
Join us for some planetary fun! Starts at 10.00 until stocks run out!
Tuesday 30 July 09:00 to 12:30 Barton Library Spaceship Craft
Let your imagination take you out of this world!
Tuesday 30 July 11:15 to 13:15 Bedford Central Library Alien Junk Modelling
Join students from Bedford College to make the best junk model alien ever!
Tuesday 30 July 14:30 to Shefford Library Readings & Craft with Lou Treleaven
Author Lou Treleaven will be joining us for readings & craft. Tickets are 2.50 per child, 1.50 for each additional sibling. Book your place at the library or by phoning 0300 300 8067.
Tuesday 30 July 10:30 to 16:00 Putnoe Library Flying Gliders
Make a glider - how far will yours fly?
Wednesday 31 July 14:00 to 16:30 Wootton Library Alien Pom Poms
Alien Craft fun for everyone!
Wednesday 31 July 10:00 to 11:30 Bromham Library Mermaid Craft
Come along to make mermaid wooden bats... plus storytime at 11.00
Wednesday 31 July 09:00 to 16:00 Sandy Library Cloth Bag Craft
Come along and design a cloth bag with templates to embellish. This is a chargeable craft 1.50 per bag. Crafts will run from 9am to 4pm or until supplies run out.
Wednesday 31 July 14:00 to 17:30 Potton Library Cake Decorating
Come along and decorate a gruffalo cake with icing!
Wednesday 31 July 14:30 to 16:00 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
If you love crafts and would like to meet like minded individuals, share expertise and maybe learn some new skills then come along to our club. Each session costs 1.00. You do not have to commit to attend every session.
Wednesday 31 July 14:30 to 17:00 Toddington Library Solar System Craft
Come and make your own solar system window decoration.
Wednesday 31 July 14:00 to 17:30 Kempston Library Paper Cup Windmills
Drop in to make paper cup windmills to catch the summer breeze.
Wednesday 31 July 10:00 to 17:00 Flitwick Library Space Bookmarks
Drop in and make a space themed bookmark. Starts at 10.00 until stocks run out!
Wednesday 31 July 11:30 to 15:30 Bedford Central Library Space Race Glasses
Design and decorate some funky space glasses!
Wednesday 31 July 14:00 to 17:30 Stotfold Library Lego Club - Special Extended Session
With an earlier start - that`s a whole 2 extra hours of Lego fun!
Wednesday 31 July 14:30 to 16:00 Putnoe Library Race Car Magnet
Drop in to make a racing themed magnet to take home.
Thursday 1 August 09:00 to 12:30 Barton Library Ladybird Craft
Join us for some crafty family fun!
Friday 2 August 10:30 to Arlesey Resource Centre Story & Craft with Lou Treleaven
Author Lou Treleaven will be joining us for Story & Craft. Tickets are 2.50 per child including refreshments and are available in advance from Arlesey Resource Centre & Library Signed books can be bought on the day.
Tuesday 6 August 09:00 to 12:30 Barton Library Solar System Scratch Art Decorations
Get creative with Scratch Art!
Wednesday 7 August 14:30 to 15:30 Flitwick Library Life with a Hearing Dog
Patrick Boys will be giving a talk on his life with a hearing dog. This is a Good Afternoon event. Admission is 1.50 and includes refreshments.
Thursday 8 August 14:30 to 16:00 Shefford Library Summer Holiday Craft Sessions
Thursdays 8th August & 15th August 2.30 - 4.30pm. Come along and join in for some free crafty fun!
Thursday 8 August 10:30 to 11:15 Barton Library Magic Show with Krisgar
Tickets are 3.50 each and available from Barton Library. Suitable for children aged 4 and over.
Friday 16 August 10:30 to 12:00 Shefford Library Catapult Challenge
How many asteroids can you shoot down? Winner gets a prize!
Wednesday 28 August 14:30 to 16:00 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
If you love crafts and would like to meet like minded individuals, share expertise and maybe learn some new skills then come along to our club. Each session costs 1.00. You do not have to commit to attend every session.
Thursday 29 August 10:00 to 11:00 Toddington Library Garden Club
Refreshments are available.
Friday 30 August 14:30 to 16:00 Shefford Library `Back to School` Craft
Design your own pencil case. Drop in - it`s free!
Wednesday 25 September 14:30 to 16:00 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
If you love crafts and would like to meet like minded individuals, share expertise and maybe learn some new skills then come along to our club. Each session costs 1.00. You do not have to commit to attend every session.
Thursday 26 September 10:00 to 11:00 Toddington Library Garden Club
Refreshments are available.
Wednesday 30 October 14:30 to 16:00 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
If you love crafts and would like to meet like minded individuals, share expertise and maybe learn some new skills then come along to our club. Each session costs 1.00. You do not have to commit to attend every session.
Wednesday 6 November 14:30 to 15:30 Flitwick Library My Mother-in-Law`s Service at Buckingham Palace: a talk by Janet Stow
Janet`s mother-in-law worked in Buckingham Palace since she was 11 years old. Janet will be discussing what it was like as well as her own knowledge on the subject. This is a Good Afternoon event. Admission is 1.50 and includes refreshments.
Wednesday 27 November 14:30 to 16:00 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
If you love crafts and would like to meet like minded individuals, share expertise and maybe learn some new skills then come along to our club. Each session costs 1.00. You do not have to commit to attend every session.