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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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Library

Event

Wednesday 1 March 11:00 to 11:45 Dunstable Library Goldilocks and the Three Bears Event
Celebrate World Book Day with us and The Grove Theatre. Each child will receive a free goody bag! Book your free ticket at the library.
Wednesday 1 March 11:00 to 11:45 Dunstable Library Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Celebrate World Book Day with us and the Grove Theatre a day early! Each child will receive a free goody bag. Contact the library to book your free ticket as spaces are limited. The event is sponsored by the Grove Theatre.
Wednesday 1 March 14:30 to 15:30 Stotfold Library Armchair Yoga
Armchair Yoga with Jane Oppegaard. Refreshments are available. Transport can be arranged by contacting the library.
Wednesday 1 March 14:30 to 15:30 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
Come along for crafting fun.
Thursday 2 March 10:00 to 17:00 Kempston Library Peppa Pig Day
Celebrate World Book Day with us. Just drop in for piggy themed crafts and stories.
Thursday 2 March 10:00 to 12:30 Potton Library World Book Day Coffee Morning
Joins us to celebrate with an author quiz, book reviews and recommendations, reading websites, plus coffee and cakes!
Thursday 2 March 14:00 to 17:00 Toddington Library World Book Day Themed Crafts
Drop in for book themed crafts to celebrate World Book Day.
Thursday 2 March 10:00 to 12:00 Toddington Library World Book Day Themed Crafts
Drop in for book themed crafts to celebrate World Book Day.
Thursday 2 March 10:30 to 11:00 Flitwick Library World Book Day Storytime
Join our special World Book Day storytime session and take the chance to sign up for `Bear`s Reading Adventure` and collect stickers. Plus there will be tea and coffee for the grown ups afterwards!
Thursday 2 March 16:00 to 17:30 Dunstable Library World Book Day
Come along and hunt the hidden characters in the library to win a chocolate bar and then also be entered into a special draw! Just drop in.
Thursday 2 March 16:00 to 17:30 Flitwick Library World Book Day Event
Take part in our `booky` treasure hunt and why not add your favourite book to the book tree. We would love to see your school fancy dress too!
Friday 3 March 10:30 to 12:30 Stotfold Library World Book Day Family Fun
Dress up as Elmer the Elephant and make his ears and trunk at the library. Plus make a colourful Elmer picture and other crafts. You can also borrow lots of Elmer books! Refreshments will be available.
Saturday 4 March 10:00 to 15:00 Kempston Library Peppa Pig Day
Celebrate World Book Day with us. Just drop in for piggy themed crafts and stories.
Saturday 4 March 10:00 to 16:00 Bedford Central Library World Book Day
Celebrate Jacqueline Wilson`s new book `Butterfly Beach` with us. Come along and decorate gorgeous butterflies to fly around the library. Just drop in!
Saturday 4 March 10:30 to 12:30 Stotfold Library World Book Day Family Fun
Dress up as Elmer the Elephant and make his ears and trunk at the library. Plus make a colourful Elmer picture and other crafts. You can also borrow lots of Elmer books! Refreshments will be available.
Wednesday 8 March 10:15 to 10:45 Wootton Library Baby Fun-Time
Come along for our new weekly fun-time for babies. There will be rhymes, instruments and stories. Every Wednesday during term-time.
Saturday 11 March 10:00 to 16:00 Bedford Central Library Lego Club
Love Lego? Then come along and get building!
Saturday 11 March 10:00 to 16:00 Bedford Central Library Bletchley Park Code Cracking
Get stuck into some mind-bending code cracking with the boffins from Bletchley Park. Lots of hands-on activities for all ages. Part of the BedPop Science Lab Day in Bedford Town Centre. Follow the link http://www.bedpop.co.uk/bedpop-science-lab-2017/
Saturday 11 March 10:00 to 16:00 Bedford Central Library The Science of Sign Language with Access Bedford
Learn more about communication through sign language with Access Bedford. Hands-on art activities will help you learn how to sign your name and more! Part of the BedPop Science Lab Day in Bedford Town Centre. Follow the link http://www.bedpop.co.uk/bedpop-science-lab-2017/
Saturday 11 March 10:30 to 16:30 Bedford Central Library Enigma Machine Demonstration
Hands on demonstrations of a real, working Enigma machine. Find out more about how the code-crackers at Bletchley Park helped bring an end to the Second World War and how they used the Enigma machine to unscramble Nazi codes. Sessions start at 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 2.30 pm, 3.30 pm and 4.30 pm. Part of the BedPop Science Lab Day in Bedford Town Centre. Follow the link http://www.bedpop.co.uk/bedpop-science-lab-2017/
Saturday 11 March 10:00 to 14:00 Bedford Central Library Mission Starlight: a global experiment on UV protection
Your mission is to stop UV light harming an astronaut under the guidance of the Royal Society of Chemistry. What materials work best? Do they have the right properties for a spacesuit? How about an astronaut`s visor? Take part in the Royal Society of Chemistry`s experiment and share your data with thousands of students from around the world. Sessions start at 10.00 am, 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm. Part of the BedPop Science Lab Day in Bedford Town Centre. http://www.bedpop.co.uk/bedpop-science-lab-2017/
Saturday 11 March 10:00 to 16:00 Bedford Central Library Process Painting with Sophie Gresswell
See paint move and colour crackle. Pop into the process painting workshop where we will focus on exploring the chemical reactions used in process painting. You will watch materials blend and repel to create crazy patterns. We will look at the way acrylic/watercolour paint reacts with liquids like water, oil, soap and milk. Then make a small abstract painting from these reactions to show how a scientific experiment can turn into a work of art. This workshop is suitable for ages 5+ as along as children are accompanied by an adult. Sessions are every hour, on the hour. Part of the BedPop Science Lab Day in Bedford Town Centre. Follow the link http://www.bedpop.co.uk/bedpop-science-lab-2017/
Thursday 16 March 10:00 to 10:30 Leighton Buzzard Library Rhymetime
Come along for fabulous songs and rhymes with the Bookends!
Saturday 18 March 10:30 to 12:30 Barton Library Lucky Shamrock Craft
Make a suncatcher to hang in your window.
Thursday 23 March 10:00 to 11:30 Bedford Central Library Trace Your Irish Ancestors
Interested in tracing your Irish ancestors? Together we will visit a number of web sites to help you begin to trace your Irish ancestors. Contact the library to book your free place.
Saturday 25 March 10:30 to 12:30 Stotfold Library Mother`s Day Brilliant Badges Craft
Make your Mum a badge to show her she`s the best!
Saturday 25 March 10:00 to 15:00 Dunstable Library Mother`s Day Card Making
Drop in to make a card to tell your Mum she is the best!!
Saturday 25 March 11:00 to 12:00 Bedford Central Library Old Maps and New - digital mapping and its use in local history research
This talk will explore the ways that historical maps can be related to the present landscape and will highlight some of the projects that are currently being carried out. Tickets 1.00 - available form the library in advance, or on the door.
Saturday 25 March 10:00 to 15:00 Dunstable Library Mother`s Day Card Craft
Drop in and make a Mother`s Day card to take home.
Saturday 25 March 10:30 to 12:30 Barton Library Mother`s Day Brilliant Badges Craft
Make your Mum a badge to show her she`s the best!
Wednesday 29 March 14:30 to 15:30 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
Come along for crafting fun.
Friday 31 March 11:00 to 12:00 Bedford Central Library Mad as a March Hare
Folklore, sayings & `mad` characters. A Down Memory Lane event.
Friday 31 March 15:30 to 17:30 Kempston Library Lego Fun
Love Lego? Then come along and get building!
Saturday 1 April 10:00 to 15:30 Kempston Library Saturday Kids Club
Join us to make April Fool`s Clown Faces.
Monday 3 April 10:00 to 16:30 Kempston Library Birds Nest Collaging
Make a birds nest collage to take home and take pride of place.
Monday 3 April 15:30 to 17:30 Kempston Library Lego Fun
Love Lego? Then come along and get building!
Monday 3 April 14:15 to 14:45 Kempston Library Storytime
Join us for fabulous stories to entertain and enthrall.
Tuesday 4 April 11:30 to 16:30 Kempston Library Blossom Tree Collaging
Create a fabulous tree in blossom.
Tuesday 4 April 11:00 to 11:30 Kempston Library Rhymetime
Come along for songs, rhymes and fun.
Wednesday 5 April 14:30 to 15:30 Stotfold Library Good Afternoon Club - Age UK
Hilary Tuohy joins us to talk about Age UK and their work. Transport can be arranged by contacting the library.
Wednesday 5 April 10:30 to 17:00 Wootton Library Easter Crafts
Drop in and try our fabulous range of crafts: Bunny Ears, Easter Maze, Easter Baskets, Easter Bunny, Rabbit Masks, Woolly Sheep, Easter Eggs with chicks and lots of colouring!
Wednesday 5 April 14:00 to 17:30 Kempston Library Easter Bonnet Colouring
Join the colouring club to colour in the most crazy Easter bonnet you can.
Thursday 6 April 10:00 to 16:30 Kempston Library Fluffy Sheep Craft
Drop in to make a fabulous fluffy sheep to take home.
Friday 7 April 15:30 to 17:30 Kempston Library Lego Fun
Love Lego? Then come along and get building!
Friday 7 April 14:00 to 17:30 Kempston Library Daffodil Craft
Come along and make bright sunny daffodils to take home.
Friday 7 April 10:30 to 12:30 Stotfold Library Messy Crafts Day
Put on your old clothes and come and get dirty from 10.30 am.
Friday 7 April 14:30 to 17:00 Wootton Library Easter Crafts
Drop in and try our fabulous range of crafts: Bunny Ears, Easter Maze, Easter Baskets, Easter Bunny, Rabbit Masks, Woolly Sheep, Easter Eggs with chicks and lots of colouring!
Saturday 8 April 10:00 to 15:30 Kempston Library Star Wars Read
A Star Wars themed Saturday Kids Club.
Saturday 8 April 10:30 to 12:30 Wootton Library Easter Crafts
Drop in and try our fabulous range of crafts: Bunny Ears, Easter Maze, Easter Baskets, Easter Bunny, Rabbit Masks, Woolly Sheep, Easter Eggs with chicks and lots of colouring!
Monday 10 April 10:00 to 16:30 Kempston Library Easter Bunny Craft
Join us to make an Easter bunny.
Monday 10 April 15:30 to 17:30 Kempston Library Lego Fun
Love Lego? Then come along and get building!
Monday 10 April 14:15 to 14:45 Kempston Library Storytime
Join us for fabulous stories to entertain and enthrall.
Monday 10 April 10:30 to 12:30 Stotfold Library Teddy Bears Picnic
Bring your teddy bear and enjoy making sandwiches, decorating cakes and other crafts. We will be outside if the weather is warm enough!
Monday 10 April 14:30 to 17:00 Wootton Library Easter Crafts
Drop in and try our fabulous range of crafts: Bunny Ears, Easter Maze, Easter Baskets, Easter Bunny, Rabbit Masks, Woolly Sheep, Easter Eggs with chicks and lots of colouring!
Tuesday 11 April 11:00 to 11:30 Kempston Library Rhymetime
Come along for songs, rhymes and fun.
Tuesday 11 April 11:30 to 16:30 Kempston Library Easter Chick Collaging
Design and make an Easter chick collage.
Wednesday 12 April 14:00 to 17:30 Kempston Library Hatching Chicks
More Easter fun for the whole family!
Wednesday 12 April 10:30 to 17:00 Wootton Library Easter Crafts
Drop in and try our fabulous range of crafts: Bunny Ears, Easter Maze, Easter Baskets, Easter Bunny, Rabbit Masks, Woolly Sheep, Easter Eggs with chicks and lots of colouring!
Thursday 13 April 10:00 to 16:30 Kempston Library Easter Hanging Decorations
Make Easter themed decorations to decorate your home.
Friday 14 April 14:30 to 17:00 Wootton Library Easter Crafts
Drop in and try our fabulous range of crafts: Bunny Ears, Easter Maze, Easter Baskets, Easter Bunny, Rabbit Masks, Woolly Sheep, Easter Eggs with chicks and lots of colouring!
Saturday 15 April 10:00 to 15:30 Kempston Library Easter Card Craft
Join Saturday Kids Club to make an Easter card for someone special.
Saturday 15 April 10:30 to 12:30 Wootton Library Easter Crafts
Drop in and try our fabulous range of crafts: Bunny Ears, Easter Maze, Easter Baskets, Easter Bunny, Rabbit Masks, Woolly Sheep, Easter Eggs with chicks and lots of colouring!
Tuesday 18 April 11:00 to 11:30 Kempston Library Rhymetime
Come along for songs, rhymes and fun.
Tuesday 18 April 11:30 to 16:30 Kempston Library Easter Hama Beads
Love Hama beads? Join us to get Easter creative.
Wednesday 19 April 14:00 to 17:30 Kempston Library Paper Plate Bunnies
A colouring club special for Easter - create bunnies with paper plates.
Wednesday 26 April 14:30 to 15:30 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
Come along for crafting fun.
Wednesday 26 April 19:00 to 20:00 Barton Library Luton Hoo: Past, Present and Future
Zena Dickinson talks about her 30-year career at Luton Hoo and the fascinating history of the Estate. Tickets are 2 and available at the library.
Friday 28 April 11:00 to 12:00 Bedford Central Library Mine`s a Pint
Celebrating Bedford`s brewing history
Wednesday 24 May 14:30 to 15:30 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
Come along for crafting fun.
Friday 26 May 11:00 to 12:00 Bedford Central Library Bygone Bedford - The High Street
How the High Street has changed. A Down Memory Lane event.
Wednesday 28 June 14:30 to 15:30 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
Come along for crafting fun.
Friday 30 June 11:00 to 12:00 Bedford Central Library June is Busting Out All Over
Musicals, characters and shows. A Down Memory Lane event.
Wednesday 26 July 14:30 to 15:30 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
Come along for crafting fun.
Friday 28 July 11:00 to 12:00 Bedford Central Library Away Day
A Down Memory Lane event. Venue to be confirmed.
Wednesday 23 August 14:30 to 15:30 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
Come along for crafting fun.
Friday 25 August 11:00 to 12:00 Bedford Central Library Gadgets Now & Then
A look at some of our favourites. A Down Memory Lane event.
Wednesday 20 September 14:30 to 15:30 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
Come along for crafting fun.
Friday 29 September 11:00 to 12:00 Bedford Central Library Best in Show
Our third annual show. A Down Memory Lane event.
Wednesday 18 October 14:30 to 15:30 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
Come along for crafting fun.
Wednesday 15 November 14:30 to 15:30 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
Come along for crafting fun.
Friday 24 November 11:00 to 12:00 Bedford Central Library The Bedford Highlanders
What do you know about these Scottish soldiers? A Down Memory Lane event.
Wednesday 13 December 14:30 to 15:30 Kempston Library Adult Craft Club
Come along for crafting fun.
Friday 15 December 11:00 to 12:00 Bedford Central Library It`s Christmas
Festive fun & get together. A Down Memory Lane event.
Wednesday 27 December 11:00 to 12:00 Bedford Central Library Beetle Drive
Try your hand at this popular game. A Down Memory Lane event.