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Materials checked out from and
returned to the Dobbs Ferry Public
Library will not accrue any fines!
It’s hot outside. Come and stay cool in the Library.
Relax on our comfortable seating and enjoy a book.
Our garden is open to the community.
We are growing vegetables and herbs for people to take.
Please take only what you need.
There are beans, peas, spinach, arugula
and basil ready to be picked.
With more to come!
Teens! Join the Teen Advisory Group.
Want to make a difference in your community and get volunteer credit hours? Apply to become a member of TAG at DFPL! We’ll meet monthly to discuss your ideas, work on projects to improve the library and its services, and have pizza.
Saturday, September 23
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Jennifer Franklin has published three full-length collections, most recently, If Some God Shakes Your House (Four Way Books, March 2023). In 2021, she received both a Cafe Royal Foundation Grant in Literature and a NYFA/City Artist Corps Grant in Poetry. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize by journals and the Pushcart Committee and has been published widely in anthologies, print publications, and online including in American Poetry Review, Beloit, Bennington Review, Blackbird, Boston Review, The Common, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, The Nation, The Paris Review, Poetry Society’s “Poetry in Motion,” and Prairie Schooner. Most recently, Diane Seuss chose one of Franklin’s poems for The Academy of American Poets “poem-a-day” series in March 2023.
She holds an AB from Brown University and an MFA from Columbia University where she was the Harvey Baker Fellow. For the past ten years, she has taught manuscript revision at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, where she runs the reading series and serves as Program Director. She also teaches craft workshops in Manhattanville’s MFA program. She lives in New York City with her husband, her daughter, and their rescue pit bull, Dottie.
Silvina López Medin was born in Buenos Aires and lives in Croton on Hudson, New York. She has published five books of poetry including La noche de los bueyes (Loewe Foundation International Young Poetry Prize), 62 brazadas (City of Buenos Aires Poetry Prize), That Salt on the Tongue to Say Mangrove (tr. Jasmine V. Bailey, Carnegie Mellon University Press), and Poem That Never Ends (Winner of the Essay Press Book Contest). She co-translated Anne Carson’s Eros the Bittersweet and Robert Hass’s Home Movies into Spanish. She has taught poetry workshops at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, Manhattanville College, the International Writing Program/University of Iowa, and NYU. She is an editor at Ugly Duckling Presse.
Monday, September 25
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.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.
Wednesday, September 27
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Do you have strange dreams and want to learn more about them? Join us for this “Dreaminar” with author and Dream Analyst Layne Dalfen.
Layne Dalfen is the author of “Have a Great Dream Series” which includes Book 1: The Overview and Book 2: A Deeper Discussion. Each book details her 6-point-of-entry method to help dreamers decode what that dream was all about. She has been lecturing at Concordia University in Montreal since 2004 and opened “The Dream Interpretation Center” in 1997. Besides numerous media and speaking appearances, Layne is well-known for her Understanding Dreams column at Psychology Today, and her Dream Catcher column at OprahDaily. She says “A dream is an interior, problem solving conversation that takes place between the unconscious and the conscious mind. The solution to today’s issue appears in the dream before you get it consciously. Understanding your dream can propel your problem-solving.” Layne’s goal is to introduce the general public to the value of understanding the language of metaphor spoken by our sophisticated unconscious mind. You can read more about Layne by visiting her website at http://www.thedreamanalyst.com.
This program will take place virtually on Zoom and is being co-sponsored by the Ossining Library, White Plains Library, Harrison Library, Lewisboro Library, and Dobbs Ferry Library.
Registration is required. Please register here on our online calendar and you will receive the Zoom link.
Wednesday, September 27
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.
This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens.
Register: September 27
The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC
Saturday, October 7
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for an international fair celebrating Spanish-speaking countries with crafts, foods, books, music, dance, and more! We’ll also be hosting a dance performance and a mariachi band in the plaza.
Countries to be represented are Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador.
Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Acorn People – Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up
Saturday, September 23
Ages 3 and up.
Pick up a kit containing a craft that you can do at home – supplies are limited!
This Week’s Craft – Acorn People
Call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.
Sunday, September 24
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.