Programs for Adults

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Town and Gown Book Group
Monday October 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Edit 10/1: Tonight's Town and Gown literary discussion group Is cancelled and has been postponed to Monday Oct 15 at 7pm.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
The Town and Gown Literary Discussion Group will be discussing four short stories. For the kickoff meeting for Fall, the discussion leader will be Isabel Grayson, Assistant Professor, English, School of Liberal Arts.
Meeting will be held in the Community Room at the Dobbs Ferry Library.
The short stories are all available online:
The Hand by Collette
A Sorrowful Woman by Gail Godwin
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
The Flowers by Alice Walker

Wednesday Matinee: Yellow Submarine
Wednesday October 10
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come and see "Yellow Submarine" on the big screen. Everyone is welcome but seating is limited.
The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.
Click here for more information.

Know Your Government: Getting Ready for the Midterm Elections With the League of Women Voters of Westchester
Saturday October 13
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

All ages/All levels of knowledge welcome.
The purpose of this introductory Civis Workshop is to educate the public on the ABCs of local, county, state, and federal governments. Together we will discuss why voting matters, how to regsiter and vote, why we must be informed in every election, and how to engage in our democracy.
For more information, please contact
Presented by Warner Library, the Westchester Library System and the League of Women Voters of Westchester.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

DFPL and the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society present:
World War One and the Villards of Dobbs Ferry
Sunday October 14
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn about the role of the United States during the First World War, both "over there" and "over here," and the war's impact on American civil liberties and on the American pacifist movement. The Villards of Dobbs Ferry were leaders of that movement.
Richard Borkow is the village historian of Dobbs Ferry and a trustee of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society. He is the author of the 2011 book, George Washington's Westchester Gamble, published by The History Press, and of Westchester County New York's Role in the Revolutionary War, which appeared as a feature article in Westchester Magazine in July, 2013.

1968: Fifty Years Later: How Events 50 Years Ago Shaped the World
Wednesday October 17
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Author, journalist, speaker, and TV pundit Evan Weiner will give a talk to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the tumultuous year of 1968, a pivotal year in U.S. and global history with monumental societal shifts and revolutionary changes around the world in the military, politics, education, and music worlds.
Where were you in 1968, the Most Tumultuous Year of the Sixties? Come and remember.
Evan Weiner is an award winning journalist who is among a very small number of people who cover the politics and business of sports and how that relationship affects not only sports fans but the non-sports fan as well. Weiner began his journalism career while in high school at the age of 15. He won two Associated Press Awards for radio news coverage in 1978 and 1979. He was presented with the United States Sports Academy's first ever Distinguished Service Award for Journalism in 2003 in Mobile, Alabama. Advisor to the SUNY Cortland Sports Business Management Program. The United States Sports Academy's 2010 Ronald Reagan Media Award.

Colonel Brown's Brown Bag Book Group
Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
Thursday October 18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

For the month of October, we will be discussing "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" by Joan Didion.
Click here for more information.

Local Author Event: Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, PhD
Thursday October 18
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please come celebrate the publication of The Tantrum Survival Guide: Tune In to Your Toddler's Mind (and Your Own) to Calm the Craziness and Make Family Fun Again, by child psychologist Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, a local Dobbs Ferry resident.
We'll have wine, cheese, and plenty of conversation about the small humans who somehow manage to make us completely adore them while also driving us up the wall!

Cult Classic Movie Night: Fright Night Double Feature with Costume Contest
Friday October 19
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come on out in your scariest, funniest, or most downright preposterous costume for our special Halloween themed "Fright Night," featuring two spooky Cult Classic films with a costume contest!
The night will start off with "Monster Squad" and lead into our second ever costume contest! It only gets spookier next with "The People Under the Stairs."
For more information click here.

Battle of the Books
Saturday October 20
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hendrick Hudson High School in Montrose

Come to Hendrick Hudson High School in Montrose to watch our childrens and teen groups compete in Battle of the Books!
Battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament for Westchester youth. The Dobbs Ferry Public Library's teams will compete by answering trivia questions based on five books in October! The winning teamís library will get trophies to display for a year until the next battle. The top 3 teams will get prizes & everyone get a team t-shirt, books, & a certificate!

Navigating the Divorce and Family Courts in New York
Wednesday October 24
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

What Lawyers & Judges Don't Want You To Know - a Mini-Seminar presented by John H. Rubin, Esq. Attendees will receive valuable and informative written materials. Free to the Public, registration is recommended - call (914) 693-6614 to register.

Martial Arts Movie Mayhem
Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters
Saturday October 27
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and see "Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited.
In 17th century China, Master Mao and his four elite students flush a vampire from its lair. The creature flees to the manor of the wealthy Jiang family, where it is pursued by the four pupils. At the same time, a thief named Dragon Tang plots to steal the Jiang family fortune, further complicating matters. Hunters, vampire, Lord Jiang and Dragon Tang are all on a collision course towards a deadly confrontation of martial arts and the supernatural..


Cult Classic Movie Night: Potluck Thanksgiving and The Royal Tenenbaums
Thursday November 15
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Enjoy a potluck Thanksgiving dinner, then come and see "The Royal Tenenbaums" on the big screen. Everyone is welcome but seating is limited.
For more information click here.


Write from the Heart
Mondays October 1-29
Class Will Not Meet Monday October 8
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In these workshops amateur writers may practice their writing in a collegial atmosphere. Attendees are given prompts such as quotes and photographs, and are encouraged to explore their creativity in brief writing excercises. They are then encouraged to read their pieces aloud to one another and give helpful feedback to clarify or improve each other's writing.

Workshop is full, please contact Sara Rodgers to be put on the waitlist.

Chair Yoga
Tuesdays September 11 and 25, October 2-30
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Since the Embassy Center has been closed they will meet in the Community Room at the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.

Registration is required, please contact Abby Connett at the Dobbs Ferry Recreation Department at 693-7792. This program is sponsored by the Dobbs Ferry Recreation Department.

Exercise Classes for Seniors

Line Dancing
Mondays October 1-29
Class Will Not Meet Monday October 8
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Exercise Class
Wednesdays September 12 and 26, October 3-31
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fridays September 14-28, October 5-26
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Since the Embassy Center has been closed they will meet in the Community Room at the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.

Registration is required, please contact Abby Connett at the Dobbs Ferry Recreation Department at 693-7792. This program is sponsored by the Dobbs Ferry Recreation Department.

All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library!
(unless otherwise noted)
In the event of inclement weather call the library at 693-6614

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