Programs for Adults


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September

Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library Volunteer Fair
Saturday September 8
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come for coffee and treats with the Friends of the Library. Find out how you can volunteer in your community, make a difference, and find new friends!

Artist's Reception: Kayaking the Hudson River and Beyond
Saturday September 8
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Vikki Jones's photography allows her to keep a visual record of her travels, from the intimacy of spotting an animal in their natural environment to the grandeur of a wide vista opened before her kayak.
Join Vikki and friends for an artist's reception. All are welcome!

Tommy Nichols Sings Showtunes and Standards From My Life
Saturday September 8
7:30 PM
Cocktail Reception at 7:00 PM

Come to a live musical cabaret starring Tommy Nichols, accompanied by Bill McCabe on piano.
Nichols, an accomplished singer, adds playwright, actor, and screenwriter to his impressive resume. McCabe's admirable credentials, include musical directing and his long-time career teaching music.
They will preform such numbers as "There's No Business Like Show Business;" from Annie, Get Your Gun; "Over the Rainbow," from The Wizard of Oz; and "You're the Top," from Anything Goes.
The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library and is funded through the generous support of Vikki Jones and James Bergen. Open to the public.

Cult Classic Movie Night: Three O'Clock High
Friday September 14
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Come and see "Three O'Clock High" on the big screen. Everyone is welcome but seating is limited.
For more information click here.

Voter Registration Event With the League of Women Voters of Westchester
Monday September 17
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Come to the Dobbs Ferry Library to register to vote in the 2018 elections! We'll have people here to help you sign up.
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.

Colonel Brown's Brown Bag Book Group
Still Life by Louise Penny
Thursday September 20
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For the month of September, we will be discussing "Still Life" by Louise Penny.
Click here for more information.

WEBS: Create a Dynamic Marketing Brand
Saturday September 22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free workshop for job seekers, business owners, and networkers conducted by a career counselor and coach.
Create a Dynamic Marketing Brand ...positioning your professional image effectively.
Find out why it's important to have a personal brand.
Understand how to broadcast your unique strengths and value.
Learn how to stay ahead of the competition.

Martial Arts Movie Mayhem
Enter the Dragon
Saturday September 22
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Come to a new film series at the Dobbs Ferry Library! Once a month we will present a different martial arts themed movie.
Come and see "Enter the Dragon" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited.
Lee, a member of the Shaolin Temple, is asked by a British government agency to infiltrate the island fortress of crimelord Han - who is himself a former Shaolin Monk. The only way onto the island for Lee is to participate in Han's martial arts tournament. There, Lee and fellow competitor Roper (Saxon) team up to battle Han's forces and expose his criminal empire of drugs, kidnapping and prostitution. Bruce Lee's final film.

Banned Books Read Out
Monday September 24
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Please join our Read Out Loud Event to Celebrate the Freedom to Read.
Be a volunteer reader - call the Library at (914)693-6614 to sign up to read a short section from your favorite banned book.
Adults, Teens, and Children are all welcome!

Wednesday Matinee: I, Tonya
Wednesday September 26
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come and see "I, Tonya" on the big screen. Everyone is welcome but seating is limited.
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
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Organizational Meeting: New Writing Group
Wednesday September 26
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Would you like to present, polish, and publish your writing? Would you like to revise, refine, and rewrite? If you're tired of writing alone and need social interaction to inspire your creativity, have you considered joining a writing circle?
We are considering starting a new writing group for advanced writers working on short stories or novels this Fall (2018) on nights or weekends. If you are interested, please send an email to: dobref@wlsmail.org and we will start a list of people interested in this program, and when more details are confirmed, we will notify you!

October

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

Dr. Richard Borkow, Village Historian, presents a fascinating look back at Dobbs Ferry in the First World War. 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.

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

Join Dr. Rebecca Hershberg, a local Dobbs Ferry resident, for a reading and discussion of her just published book on surviving your child's toddler behaviors.

Cult Classic Movie Night: Fright Night Double Feature with Costume Contest
Friday October 19
6:00 - 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 first ever costume contest! It only gets spookier next with "The People Under the Stairs."
For more information click here.

What Lawyers & Judgers Don't Want You to Know: Navigating the Divorce and Family Courts in New York
Wednesday October 24
7:00 - 9:00 PM

A mini-seminar presented by John H. Rubin, Esq. Attendees will receive valuable and informative written materials.

November

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

Monthly

Write from the Heart
Mondays September 17 and 24
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
9:30 - 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 September 17 and 24
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Exercise Class
Wednesdays September 12 and 26
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Yoga
Fridays September 14-28
11:00 - 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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