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

Hours

Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
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

Celebrate Black History Month with Us!

February is Black History Month. It is a time to honor the rich and complex past while learning about how it has led to an equally important present, which in turn is the foundation for the future of Black people and their role in U.S. History. Springhurst Library Media Specialist Lauren Rodriguez, Middle/High School Library Media Specialist Ellen Elsen, and K-8 Literacy Coordinator Michelle Yang-Kaczmarek have teamed up with Dobbs Ferry Public Library Children’s Librarian Gina Elbert to create this resource list to help your classes dive deeper into Black History Month. Our hope is that this history will not just stay in February but will be celebrated all year long highlighting Black joy and excellence.

Below is a link to a sampling of resources available at the Dobbs Ferry public schools and in the DFPL; it is not an exhaustive list. If you would like help finding more, please contact your librarians.

Click here for our Black Pasts, Presents, and Futures Resource Guide for Families!

Upcoming Programs

Mary's Yarns - Yarn Distribution

Mary’s Yarns – Yarn Distribution

Saturday, February 4

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

The Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library are building a community of Knitters, Crocheters, and Crafters. We will knit or crochet as we get to know each other and share patterns.

Pick up donated supplies for new projects at the Dobbs Ferry Library! Weather permitting, sit on the library terrace and share your project.

If anyone has yarn that they would like to donate, the Friends will be accepting donations.

Follow us on Facebook!

For information, please email dfflmarysyarns@gmail.com.

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#DeWasteDobbs Community Kickoff in the Community Room

#DeWasteDobbs Community Kickoff in the Community Room

Saturday, February 4

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

All Ages

Come help kick-off a year of De-Wasting Dobbs with a wild afternoon of monsters, food tossing, and more!

Featuring:

  • Build-a-Trash-Monster
  • Earthy Story Time
  • Compost Rind-Toss Challenge
  • Children’s Book Swap (bring your reusable books to donate or swap)
  • Learn about the 0.6 lb. Pledge!
  • Free Gourmet Popcorn
  • Exclusive Offer from Hudson Compost

For more info or to take the pledge, go here.

 

 

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Baby Songs & Stories in the Community Room

Baby Songs & Stories in the Community Room

Monday, February 6

10:30 am - 10:50 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.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

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Mary's Yarns Crafting Group: in the Community Room

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group: in the Community Room

Monday, February 6

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group will be meeting in the Library Community Room.

1st Meeting of the Month: Quilting. This year the quilting group will be making the Ohio Star Pattern, with each member creating one square. When the quilt is finished, it will be raffled to benefit the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library.

2nd Meeting of the Month: Crocheting. We will provide you with the supplies to create a granny square or dishcloth.

Even if we’re not working on a type of crafting you’re interested in, you are welcome to come and chat and work on your own projects! Newcomers are always welcome.

Please email dflfriends@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to join!

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Comedy Open Mic (ON ZOOM)

Comedy Open Mic (ON ZOOM)

Tuesday, February 7

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@wlsmail.org.

Show reminder with Zoom link will be sent out the day before 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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#DeWasteDobbs Community Kickoff in the Community Room

#DeWasteDobbs Community Kickoff in the Community Room

Saturday, February 4

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

All Ages

Come help kick-off a year of De-Wasting Dobbs with a wild afternoon of monsters, food tossing, and more!

Featuring:

  • Build-a-Trash-Monster
  • Earthy Story Time
  • Compost Rind-Toss Challenge
  • Children’s Book Swap (bring your reusable books to donate or swap)
  • Learn about the 0.6 lb. Pledge!
  • Free Gourmet Popcorn
  • Exclusive Offer from Hudson Compost

For more info or to take the pledge, go here.

 

 

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Friends of the Library Valentine Pop Up Sale

Friends of the Library Valentine Pop Up Sale

Saturday, February 11

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

All Ages

Let a little love come your way.

There will be:

  • Books
  • Homemade baked goods
  • Vintage baubles
  • Plants
  • & kids activities.

For further information or to sign up to donate baked goods or to volunteer, call 914-693-6614 or email dflfriends@gmail.com.

All sales will benefit the Library programs.

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Chess Club in the Community Room

Chess Club in the Community Room

Thursday, February 16

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

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

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BC Robbins Art Opening

BC Robbins Art Opening

Saturday, February 18

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

BC Robbins new artworks are on view for the month of February 2023 in the Dobbs Ferry Public Library Community Room Gallery.

Open during library hours.

“My new work on display focuses on the continuation of a creative process I call Brush Stroke Meditations. I work at slowing down my overactive mind by appreciating the physical and mental act of painting one line at a time. This process helps me to live in the present moment. Each line is a free-flowing gesture that does not touch the one next to it but is essential to creating the whole image. I find the repetition of this process comforting. The painted lines slowly build up to a composition where decisions are continually made at the moment. I work toward creating an image that will move my senses and pique my curiosity upon viewing.”

Bruce Christopher Robbins is an artist and teacher who works in whatever medium feels best suited for the project being explored. With an equal passion for the visual and performing arts, puppetry became a way to investigate and combine his many interests. He has an art studio in Dobbs Ferry, NY, and is also an art teacher at The Masters School for the past thirty-one years.

Find out more at his website.

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Vacation at the Movies - Paddington 2

Vacation at the Movies – Paddington 2

Wednesday, February 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We will be showing Paddington 2 – Rated PG

“While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.”

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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Traffic Light Craft - Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Traffic Light Craft – Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Saturday, February 4

All Day

Ages 3 and up.

Pick up a kit containing a craft that you can do at home – supplies are limited!

This Week’s Craft – Traffic Light Craft

Call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.

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Paws for Reading with Buddy in the Library

Paws for Reading with Buddy in the Library

Saturday, February 4

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ages 4+

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.

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

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#DeWasteDobbs Community Kickoff in the Community Room

#DeWasteDobbs Community Kickoff in the Community Room

Saturday, February 4

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

All Ages

Come help kick-off a year of De-Wasting Dobbs with a wild afternoon of monsters, food tossing, and more!

Featuring:

  • Build-a-Trash-Monster
  • Earthy Story Time
  • Compost Rind-Toss Challenge
  • Children’s Book Swap (bring your reusable books to donate or swap)
  • Learn about the 0.6 lb. Pledge!
  • Free Gourmet Popcorn
  • Exclusive Offer from Hudson Compost

For more info or to take the pledge, go here.

 

 

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, February 5

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Baby Songs & Stories in the Community Room

Baby Songs & Stories in the Community Room

Monday, February 6

10:30 am - 10:50 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.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

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