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Opening Hours

Monday9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 1:00pm
Friday9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday9:00am - 5:00pm
SundayClosed

One Off Closures:
14/04/17   Good Friday
17/04/17   Easter Monday

Building

  • Automatic Doors
  • Disabled Toilets . access with a RADAR key only
  • Escalator
  • Lift
  • Meeting Room (with hearing loop)
  • Public Parking Nearby
  • Toilets

Facilities

  • Access to software
  • Computer prints
  • Free WiFi
  • Internet access
  • Microfilm and fiche prints
  • Photocopier
  • Public fax service
  • RFID

Events

Mother`s Day Card Craft

Come along and decorate a Mother`s Day Card.
On 25/03/17 from 10:00 to 16:00

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.
On 25/03/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Mad as a March Hare

Folklore, sayings & `mad` characters. A Down Memory Lane event.
On 31/03/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing workshops will explore how to hook readers, dialogue, the rule of three and much more... Write blogs. Create newsletters! Suitable for beginners. Free admission. Open to all adults 19+ Booking essential. Telephone 07577 273597
On 04/04/17 from 14:00 to 16:00

Aliens Love Underpants!

Join in the fun and create crazy aliens in their underpants! Stories and crafts - fun for all the family!
On 05/04/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Colouring Fun

Drop in anytime to do some colouring.
On 06/04/17 from 10:00 to 17:00

Space Crafts

Get cosmic and help us decorate our wall with space crafts! Fun for all!
On 07/04/17 from 10:00 to 17:00

Lego Fun

Love Lego? Then join us and get building. Plus colouring all day.
On 08/04/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Alien Pom Poms

Make your very own alien pom poms. Fun for all the family! Plus colouring all day
On 10/04/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Lego Fun

Love Lego? Then join us and get building. Plus colouring all day.
On 11/04/17 from 14:00 to 15:00

Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing workshops will explore how to hook readers, dialogue, the rule of three and much more... Write blogs. Create newsletters! Suitable for beginners. Free admission. Open to all adults 19+ Booking essential. Telephone 07577 273597
On 11/04/17 from 14:00 to 16:00

Insect Masks!

Become an insect for the day! Decorate your own insect mask. Stories and crafts for the whole family! Plus decorate an Easter card all day.
On 12/04/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Colouring Fun

Drop in anytime to do some colouring.
On 13/04/17 from 10:00 to 17:00

Lego Fun

Love Lego? Then join us and get building. Plus colouring all day.
On 15/04/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing workshops will explore how to hook readers, dialogue, the rule of three and much more... Write blogs. Create newsletters! Suitable for beginners. Free admission. Open to all adults 19+ Booking essential. Telephone 07577 273597
On 18/04/17 from 14:00 to 16:00

Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing workshops will explore how to hook readers, dialogue, the rule of three and much more... Write blogs. Create newsletters! Suitable for beginners. Free admission. Open to all adults 19+ Booking essential. Telephone 07577 273597
On 25/04/17 from 14:00 to 16:00

Mine`s a Pint

Celebrating Bedford`s brewing history. A Down Memory Lane event.
On 28/04/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Bygone Bedford - The High Street

How the High Street has changed. A Down Memory Lane event.
On 26/05/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

June is Busting Out All Over

Musicals, characters and shows. A Down Memory Lane event.
On 30/06/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Away Day

A Down Memory Lane event. Venue to be confirmed.
On 28/07/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Gadgets Now & Then

A look at some of our favourites. A Down Memory Lane event.
On 25/08/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Best in Show

Our third annual show. A Down Memory Lane event.
On 29/09/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

The Bedford Highlanders

What do you know about these Scottish soldiers? A Down Memory Lane event.
On 24/11/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

It`s Christmas

Festive fun & get together. A Down Memory Lane event.
On 15/12/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Beetle Drive

Try your hand at this popular game. A Down Memory Lane event.
On 27/12/17 from 11:00 to 12:00


Regular Events

Lego Club

Saturdays from 11.00 to 12.00

Liberal Democrats (For details phone 01234 221757)

Saturdays from 11.00 to 12.00

Adult Colouring (all materials supplied)

Monday from 10.00 to 12.00

Baby Rymetime for 0 - 18 months (Term Time Only)

Monday from 11.00 to 11.30

Story Time and Rhyme Time (Term Time Only)

Tuesday from 2:00 to 2:30

Update your literacy (Term Time Only)

Tuesday from 11:00 to 1:00

Work Club

Tuesday from 1.00 to 3.00

Work Club

Tuesday from 9.30 to 12.00

Story Time and Rhyme Time

Thursday from 11.00 to 11.30

Adult Colouring (all materials supplied)

Friday from 2.00 to 3.00


Other Events

Down Memory Lane

Last Friday of the month
Fridays 11.00 - 12.00

Knit and Knatter

For details phone the library
Wednesday(Fortnightly) 2.00-3.30