Programs for Adults


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November

DFPL Writer's Workshop
Thursdays November 1-29
Will Not Meet Thursday November 22
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We are starting a new creative writer's workshop. Email dobref@wlsmail.org for more information!

Town and Gown Book Group
Hunger by Roxane Gay
Monday November 5
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For the month of November, we will be discussing "Hunger" by Roxane Gay.
Meeting will be held in the Community Room at the Dobbs Ferry Library.
Click here for more information.

Famous Women Artists
Wednesdays November 7-28
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join your friends for this fun and stimulating class, presented by Westchester Community College/Mainstream, the Dobbs Ferry Recreation Department, The Dobbs Ferry Seniors, and the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.
An exploration of the art, personal life, and artistic impact of such famous women artists as Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, Camille Claudel, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Sally Manna.
Bring your own lunch. Pizza will be provided for the first class.
Registrations is REQUIRED. Call the library at (914)693-6614 or email dobref@wlsmail.org.

Downtown Improvement Task Force Workshop
Wednesday November 7
7:30 PM

Calling all residents, businesses, and landlords to share ideas that will improve our village!
Please join the Downtown Improvement Task Force for an Open Workshop. Business owners, residents, all are welcome! Have a voice in our village's future.

Movie Matinee: The Heiress
Thursday November 8
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come and see "The Heiress" on the big screen. Everyone is welcome but seating is limited.
A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.
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DFPL Cultural Explorer Series: Diwali Celebration
Saturday November 10
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come to the Dobbs Ferry Library and celebrate Indian culture!
Try on a Sari and other traditional clothing
Make and decorate a diya oil lamp
Rangoli (chalk mandalas) contest in the entry plaza
Mandala coloring pages in the Children's Room
Tasty Indian snacks
Mehndi (henna) tattoos
Textiles and simple embroidery samples

Birds at the Bronx Zoo
Wednesday November 14
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kevin Hills, Collections Manager, at Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx Zoo Ornithology Department will give us an inside look as he describes the challenges of managing the bird collection at the Bronx Zoo. Many things need to happen to make your enjoyment of the bird collection so effortless. Find out what's involved.
This program is in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group.

Colonel Brown's Brown Bag Book Group
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
Thursday November 15
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For the month of November, we will be discussing "The American Heiress" by Daisy Goodwin.
Click here for more information.

Potluck Thanksgiving & Cult Classic Movie Night
Thursday November 15
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come to a Potluck Thanksgiving shared with patrons and staff followed by a fun group film! All are welcome, but seating is limited. Movie is rated R.
*Sign Up Required* - call or visit our front desk (914) 693-6614 with your name, e-mail and food you will be bringing/any instructions for food.
Please Note: We do not have an oven on premises, but we do have a microwave and will have chaffing dishes with stereos to keep food warm. Food can start being dropped off to our kitchen 4pm the day of.
The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.
For more information click here.

Martial Arts Movie Mayhem
Jet Li's Fearless
Sunday November 18
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and see "Jet Li's Fearless" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movie is rated PG-13.
Based upon the real-life historical figure Huo Yuanjia.
The turn of the 20th Century - a time when China is besieged by foreign imperialistic interests. From this turmoil, Kung Fu master Huo Yuanjia (Jet Li) rises up from personal tragedy and loss and discovers the true meaning of martial arts. Yuanjia fights for the pride of the people of China; becoming a beacon of honor and dignity for the nation. But his triumphs come with a heavy price.

Health Talk Lecture Series
Monday November 19
Monday December 17
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Physicians from Purchase-based WestMed Partners will give two lectures to the community on state-of-the-art healthcare issues.
11/19: BRCA: Genetics of Cancer Discussion
With lecturers: Dr. Rand Stack, Rachel Ratner, Dr. Adora Fou, and Dr. Michael Suzman
Join us as we discuss "The Genetics of Cancer" and how the BRCA gene mutation could play a role in diagnosis. Genetic counseling experts, diagnostic radiologists, and breast surgeons from Westmed Medical Group will share their knowledge with the community, and provide education to women about how genetics are changing the future of disease diagnosis and management.
12/17: to be announced.

Intro to Chess
Thursday November 29
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come learn to play chess with retired lawyer Bradley Wank!
Registration is required: call the library at 9-14-693-6614 to register!

Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library Holiday Book Sale and Vintage Jewelry Sale

Friday November 30
6:00 - 9:00 PM (Reception, Members Only Night)

Saturday December 1
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gingerbread Cookie Decorating 2:00 PM

Sunday, December 2
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Please join us at our annual holiday sale!

Monthly

Write from the Heart
Mondays October 1-29
Mondays November 5, 19, and 26
Class Will Not Meet Monday November 12
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 October 2-30
Tuesdays November 13-27
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
Mondays November 5 and 19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Dance Exercise
Monday November 26
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Exercise Class
Wednesdays October 3-31
Wednesdays November 7-28
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Yoga
Fridays October 5-26
Fridays November 2-30
Will Not Meet Friday November 23
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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