55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 693-6614

Hours

Sunday 1 pm - 5pm
Monday 10 am - 8 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 693-6614

Library News

Explore Niche Academy

The Library now offers access to Niche Academy. Explore some of the tutorials here.

There is a lot more to come!

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 22:

5:30: Refreshments in the Periodicals Room
5:45: Community Room Doors open
6:00: Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
7:00: Meet the Author: Lauren Acampora and Bethany Ball

Book donations are not being accepted at this time

We are not able to accept donations of books, CDs or DVDs at this time.

New Online Resources

We’ve got some new online resources for you!

Or check out the rest of our online resources here!

Upcoming Programs

Adult Lego Club - 18+

Adult Lego Club – 18+

Wednesday, May 29

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Adult Lego Club!

Members will use our large collection of Lego pieces to make a unique creation according to the group theme or challenge!
Meetings:

Last Wednesday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Community room.

Register by emailing
dfadultlegoclub@gmail.com

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Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, June 3

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

Registration recommended but not required – email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Sip, Snip, & Decoupage

Sip, Snip, & Decoupage

Monday, June 3

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Craft chic birdhouses with the Friends of the Library!

Cost: $10 for materials.

Registration is REQUIRED; call 914-693-6614 to RSVP. You must be able to attend both sessions.

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Comedy Open Mic (ON ZOOM)

Comedy Open Mic (ON ZOOM)

Tuesday, June 4

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Following a traditional Comedy Open Mic format, comedians new and old — who want to work on new jokes, change old ones, or just experiment — sign up and get 5 minutes apiece to perform via our Zoom meeting room.

INTENDED FOR AUDIENCE 18+

Pre-registration REQUIRED for first timers —> Email tdeery@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

Show reminder with Zoom link will be sent out the morning of each month’s mic to everyone already on the performer & audience list.

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For more info about our comedy open mics and showcases, check out our Comedy on the Hudson page.

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Sip, Snip, & Decoupage

Sip, Snip, & Decoupage

Wednesday, June 5

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Craft chic birdhouses with the Friends of the Library!

Cost: $10 for materials.

Registration is REQUIRED; call 914-693-6614 to RSVP. You must be able to attend both sessions.

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Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Saturday, June 8

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

All Ages welcome.

Children read one-on-one with Buddy, a specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) and his handler, Dobbs Ferry resident Marty Kanengiser. Children will select a book to read to Buddy before the program begins, and they will spend 10-15 minutes reading aloud. They are also welcome to ask questions about Buddy, a 12-year-old rescued black lab who loves children, other dogs, and reading.

Registration REQUIREDemail childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Improv Showcase

Improv Showcase

Saturday, June 8

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Featuring players from Improv Innovations’ Inter-generational Troupe. Audience Participation encouraged. Directed by Ellen Flaks. Theater Games, Improv Sketches — Bake Sale and Reception to Follow!

2:45 PM Doors Open
3:00 PM Performance Begins
4:30 PM Refreshments

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Chess Club (Registration)

Chess Club (Registration)

Monday, June 10

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come learn to play chess with Bradley Wank, Esq. – All Ages welcome!

Register with reference@dobbsferrylibrary.org — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

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Westchester LGBTQ+ History Project: Make Your Own Pride Zine (Registration)

Westchester LGBTQ+ History Project: Make Your Own Pride Zine (Registration)

Wednesday, June 12

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Allee Manning, founder of LGBTQ+ History Project, for this special 2 part program!

PART 1 – Explore historical LGBTQ+ iconography for inspiration and make your own zine!

PART 2 – Allee will share her research in Westchester’s LGBTQ+ history.

Come to one or both parts – everyone who attends either will get free pizza.

Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to sign up

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, June 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of every month.

The beginning of each meeting is open to public comments.

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Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Tuesday, May 28

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Ages 18-36 Months

Help your toddler find their breath and follow along as they flow through this little-kid-friendly practice with Pooja Mehta. The interactive yoga adventure will be having them move in a way that feels good and allows them to use their imagination as they stretch their body and calm their mind!

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to register. Bring your own yoga mat!

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Meet the Raptors

Meet the Raptors

Wednesday, May 29

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Ages 6 and Up

Teatown Reservation visits the Dobbs Ferry Library with a live presentation of 4-5 birds of prey!

Registration recommended but not required – email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 - 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Wednesday, May 29

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

Programs full – waitlist only

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Thursday, May 30

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

AVAILABLE SPACE ON THURSDAYS – last session June 20th

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Battle of the Books Interest Meeting for Grades 3 - 11 via ZOOM (Registration)

Battle of the Books Interest Meeting for Grades 3 – 11 via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, May 30

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Grades 3-11

Battle of the Books is an the annual book trivia tournament run by the Westchester Library System. Every library has its own teams and we’re looking for kids in grades 3-11 to represent Dobbs Ferry!

If you’re interested in joining and able to dedicate all of Saturday, October 26th, to the tournament, please email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org or childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to get the Zoom link! We will be discussing the tournament format, the books everyone will be reading, permission slips, and more.

Want more info? Check out our website!

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Online Resources

Download Graphic Novels to Your Device
Comics Plus is provided by Westchester Library System. Access graphic novels for all ages from 80 publishers for free with
Kanopy
Stream movies
Hoopla
Music, movies, e-books, and audiobooks