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Opening Hours

MondaySelf-Service9:00am - 11:00am
Staffed11:00am - 4:00pm
Self-Service4:00pm - 6:00pm
TuesdaySelf-Service9:00am - 11:00am
Staffed11:00am - 4:00pm
Self-Service4:00pm - 6:00pm
WednesdaySelf-Service9:00am - 11:00am
Staffed11:00am - 4:00pm
Self-Service4:00pm - 6:00pm
ThursdaySelf-Service9:00am - 11:00am
Staffed11:00am - 4:00pm
Self-Service4:00pm - 6:00pm
FridaySelf-Service9:00am - 11:00am
Staffed11:00am - 4:00pm
Self-Service4:00pm - 6:00pm
SaturdaySelf-Service9:00am - 10:00am
Staffed10:00am - 5:00pm
Self-Service5:00pm - 6:00pm
SundaySelf-Service10:00am - 11:00am
Staffed11:00am - 2:00pm
Self-Service2:00pm - 4:00pm

One Off Closures:

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

Britain on Film: Black Britain


On 19/10/18 from 11:30 to 13:00

Spooky Mural Art Workshop

Drop in to help Bedford College students create a fantastic spooky mural in the library.
On 22/10/18 from 11:15 to 13:45

Creepy Crowns

Join us to design and make a creepy crown to scare the family!
On 22/10/18 from 11:30 to 15:30

Lego Stop Go Animation Workshop

Learn about Stop Go Animation with a Lego theme. Please bring your smartphone/tablet with you to the session and download the free Stop Motion app (Apple and Android) For children aged 7 to 12 years. Book your place at the library today!
On 23/10/18 from 13:15 to 14:30

Lego Stop Go Animation Workshop

Learn about Stop Go Animation with a Lego theme. Please bring your smartphone/tablet with you to the session and download the free Stop Motion app (Apple and Android) For children aged 7 to 12 years. Book your place at the library today!
On 23/10/18 from 11:30 to 12:45

Spooky Honeycomb Characters

Drop in to make your own spooky characters to take home.
On 23/10/18 from 11:30 to 15:30

Animation Day

Come along and learn all about animation from the students of Bedford College.
On 23/10/18 from 11:15 to 14:00

Beginners Stop Go Animation Workshop

Learn all about Stop Go Animation on this free workshop with students from Bedford College. Please bring your smartphone/tablet with you to the session and download the free Stop Motion app (Apple and Android) Book your place at the library today!
On 23/10/18 from 11:30 to 14:30

Winnie the Witch Story and Craft

Enjoy Winnie stories and then stay for a witchy craft.
On 24/10/18 from 11:30 to 12:30

Colouring and Board Games

Enjoy a fun afternoon of colouring and board games.
On 24/10/18 from 13:00 to 15:30

Rhymetime for Under 5s

Join us for rhymes and songs.
On 25/10/18 from 11:30 to 12:00

Lego and Duplo

Love building? Come along and get creative with our Lego and Duplo.
On 25/10/18 from 12:30 to 15:30

Royal British Legion and World War One

Remember the sacrifices made and discuss the great work of the British Legion. Join us at Down Memory Lane to share memories over tea and a biscuit.
On 26/10/18 from 11:30 to 12:30

Trick or Treat Bag

Decorate a trick or treat bag ready for the big day!
On 26/10/18 from 11:30 to 15:30

Author Visit: Ruth Hogan

Ruth Hogan will be talking to us about her involvement with the Friends of Foster Hill Cemetery and how walking among the gravestones with her dogs inspired her latest novel, The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes. Ruth is a Sunday Times best-selling author and Richard and Judy bookclub winner. Copies of The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes will be available to buy at the event. Tickets are 2 each in advance from the library.
On 06/11/18 from 14:00 to 15:00

Voting Quiz

Get involved with this fun quiz. Join us at Down Memory Lane to share memories over tea and a biscuit.
On 30/11/18 from 11:30 to 12:30

Christmas Fun and Games

Get involved with this fun quiz. Join us to share memories over a cup or tea and biscuit.
On 14/12/18 from 11:30 to 12:30


Regular Events

Lego Club

Saturdays from 11.00 to 12.00

Sunday is Fun Day

Sunday from 11.30 to 1.30

Liberal Democrats (For details phone 01234 221757)

Saturdays from 11.00 to 12.00

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

Monday from 11.30 to 12.00

RhymeTime (Term Time Only)

Tuesday from 2:00 to 2:30

RhymeTime

Thursday from 11.30 to 12.00


Other Events

Down Memory Lane

Last Friday of the month
Fridays 11.30 - 12.30

Knit and Knatter

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