Children's Programs

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Poetry Caravan
Monday April 8
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
All Ages

The Poetry Caravan and the Dobbs Ferry Public Library invite you to celebrate National Poetry Month. Take this opportunity to listen to poetry by Westchester poets. The event is an opportunity to recognize the impact of the spoken word and and understand why poetry matters to you.

Egg Day
Friday April 19
1:30 - 3:30 PM
All Ages

Come Decorate eggs. Please bring your own hard boiled, blown out, or plastic eggs to dye, trim, or make egg creatures. Everyone is welcome, but please note that pre-schoolers must be accompanied by an adult.

Gray Matters Doo Wop Concert
Tuesday April 23
1:00 PM
All Ages

Come have fun and listen to your favorite "oldies" from the 50's and 60's, performed by a group based at the Greenburgh Public Library!

Art Gallery Reception
Trees Are Life
Friday April 26
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
All Ages

Come see art created by Dobbs Ferry middle and high school students based around the theme "Trees Are Life."

Time Tales Book Group
"The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman
Monday April 29
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Ages 8-12

Time Tales is a Book Discussion Group for children ages 8-12. Register and pick up a copy of the book, "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman, at the Main Desk. Please read the book before the discussion. Refreshments will be served.
Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place - he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings - such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.
Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?


Star Wars Craft
Friday May 3
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kindergarten and Up

Make a mini lightsaber that lights up!

Saturday May 4
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
All Ages

Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents the first ever FerryCon!!! With May 4th, 2019 being both Free Comic Book Day + Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You), DFPL brings you a full slate of comic book, super hero, and Con-related activities including vendors, publishers, artists, writers, cosplay, interviews, panels, classes, interactive features, film and more!
For Grades 1-5: sign up for a special Comics Lab -- at the Con from 10:00 to 11:00 AM! The Comics Lab is an art happening where school-age students write, design, and illustrate their own comic strip. Sign up here!

Cult Classic Movie Night Anniversary Celebration
Three Amigos!
Friday May 17
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come and see "Three Amigos!" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movie is Rated PG.
Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
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Wednesday, May 22
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
All Ages

Teatown Nature Preserve brings 4 or 5 birds of prey for kids to meet. Children will learn the adaptations necessary for survival in the bird world. Registation is required.

Recurring Programs

Lego Club
Thursday May 2
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kindergarten and Up

Children will create different structures, which will be put on display in the Children's Room.

Dungeons & Dragons
Wednesdays April 10-24, May 1-29
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Middle School

Come play this fantasy role-playing game! This is a group of middle-school students who meet at the Dobbs Ferry Library every week to play Dungeons & Dragons. They're always looking for new members!

Intro to Chess
Wednesdays April 10 and 24, May 8 and 22
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
All Ages

Come learn to play chess with retired lawyer Bradley Wank!
Registration is required: call the library at 914-693-6614 to register!

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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