Programs for Adults

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RiverArts 2018 Music Tour Concerts at the Library
Saturday June 2
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Fourth Annual RiverArts 2018 Music Tour is 280 musicians; 120 performances; 36 venues -- from noon to midnight on Saturday June 2
The library is one of the many venues to be hosting one of the many concerts in the fourth annual RiverArts music tour. The library is pleased to present two concerts: 3:00 Greg Gondek; and 4:00 Brian Gelfand. If it rains, there will be a 2:00 concert by Bash the Trash.

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
Thursday June 7
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: General Business Meeting
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM: Program: Horizons-on-the-Hudson
The Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library will hold its Annual Meeting on June 7, at 7 p.m. at the library.
The evening's program, "The Unknown Palisades: A Slideshow Through Time," follows the meeting. The presentation is part of the Friends new Horizons-on-Hudson lecture series.
Author and historic interpreter Eric Nelsen will bring to life the story of the history of the Palisades and the struggle to protect the cliffs from destruction in his unique and distinctive manner.
Nelsen has been employed by Palisade Interstate Park since 1992. The 2500 acre park is located on the western shore of the Hudson River.
Members & non-members are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Homeopathy Workshop
Monday June 11
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come and Find Out:
What is homeopathy?
What are the symptoms?
How can they be treated?
How does homeopathy work?
Why is it controversial?
How do you use homeopathy?
Homeopathy, the world's number one form of complementary medicine, is a safe, gentle and effective system of medicine made from plants, animals and minerals to stimulate the immune system. Learn about remedies which can be purchased at most health food stores to help relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies and hay fever from sneezing, runny noses, watery and itchy eyes, and more.

Wednesday Matinee: Mamma Mia!
Wednesday June 13
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come and see "Mamma Mia!" on the big screen. Everyone is welcome but seating is limited.
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.
Click here for more information.

Local Author Reading and Talk: "The Runaways" by Sonya Terjanian
Thursday June 14
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for an entertaining evening with local Dobbs Ferry author Sonya Terjanian!
Ivy is on the run. She is finally ready to trade in a dead-end future of college debt and family obligations for the thrill of a fresh start. But when she finds herself in an isolated cabin in the Poconos, she realizes that starting over is more difficult than she thought.
Especially when a stranger stumbles into her hiding place.
Mary Ellen is attempting to reinvent herself. Dissatisfied with her career and family life, Mary Ellen is finally pursuing art, something she has put aside for years. So, when she arrives at a cabin in the woods for an artist's retreat and finds a teenage girl instead, she realizes this is her chance to start new.
But in the midst of a dangerous snow storm, the truth waits to be set free.
In this coming-of-age meets coming-of-middle-age novel, Ivy and Mary Ellen must confront what kind of people they want to be-and when it really matters, what kind of people they are.

Senior B.E.A.T.
Friday June 15
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Apply for a reduced fare MetroCard and learn more so you can Be Educated About Transportation on the Bee Line bus system.

Cult Classic Movie Night
Friday June 15
7:00 PM
Doors open at 6:45

Come and see "Fear and Loathing in Cop Car" on the big screen. Everyone is welcome but seating is limited.
For more information click here.

Collage With Tilda: Putting it Together
Tuesday June 19
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you love it when things match? Do you like putting colorful things together? Do you like playing with shapes, forms and textures?
Come to this "fun-shop" and make a work of art from colorful papers on a background. No art experience is needed. Just bring your need to express a thought.
Bring magazines or old greeting cards, any image or pictures you want to use. We can scan it for you to use as a focal point.. The goal is to spend some creative time, express to distress...and take home a fun skill to enjoy.
Call the Library at 914-693-6614 to sign up. Wait list available as well. Please notify us if you can not come, so others may participate

Reading the Woods with Donald "Doc" Bayne
Wednesday June 13
7:00 - 8:00 PM

What is living in the woods? How do you know what is there or what is not there? You just need to know what to look for! Come and learn the tell-tale signs of the forest so that next time you hike, you will know what lurks in the woods you are walking in. Families welcome!?
Donald "Doc" Bayne is a former Environmental Educator at Sterling Forest and leads many educational hikes in the Hudson Valley.

Colonel Brown's Brown Bag Book Group
Thursday June 21
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Reader's Choice

For the month of May, we will be discussing The Runaways by Sonya Terjanian.
Click here for more information.

Comedy Showcase: Jeremy Cash with Jimmy McDonald, Andy McDermott, and Molly Kornfeld
Friday June 22
7:00 PM
Doors Open at 6:30

It's the return of stand-up at the Dobbs Ferry Public Library, featuring Jeremy Cash, with Jimmy McDonald, Andy McDermott, and Molly Kornfeld.

Kayaking the Hudson and Beyond with Vikki Jones
Thursday June 28
7:30 PM

Presentation will include slide show and discussion of kayaking equipment.

The Summer Reading Game begins on Monday June 25 and runs through August 24. Our theme this year is "Libraries Rock!"
Sign up for the program online today!


Write from the Heart
Mondays June 4-25
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 June 5-26
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 Class for Seniors
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays May 2-30, June 1-29
Class will not meet Monday May 28 for Memorial Day
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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