Programs for Adults


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January

Town and Gown Book Group
Three Short Stories on Women's Oppression
Monday January 6
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
For the month of January, we will be reading three short stories on women's oppression.
Click here for more information and links to the readings.

Comedy Open Mic
Tuesday January 7
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Following a traditional Comedy Open Mic format, comedians new and old who want to work on new jokes, change old jokes, or just experiment, sign up and get 5 minutes apiece to perform. All attendees are encouraged to perform!
Pre-registration to perform is REQUIRED - call the library at (914) 693-6614 to register!
Can't make this date? Sign up for upcoming open mics on February 4 and March 3!

Author Talk: Mary Beth Keane -- "Ask Again, Yes"
Thursday January 9
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ms. Keane will read from and discuss her latest book, "Ask Again, Yes."
Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. What happens behind closed doors in both houses -- the loneliness of Francis's wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian's wife, Anne, sets the stage for the explosive events to come.
Ask Again, Yes is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope, born six months apart. One shocking night their loyalties are divided, and their bond will be tested again and again over the next 40 years. Luminous, heartbreaking, and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood -- villains lose their menace and those who appeared innocent seem less so. Kate and Peter's love story, while haunted by echoes from the past, is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace.

Martial Arts Movie Mayhem
Beverly Hills Ninja
Saturday January 11
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come see "Beverly Hills Ninja" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movie is rated PG-13.
Click here for more information.

Cult Classic Movie Night
The Thing
Thursday January 16
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come and see "The Thing" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movie is rated R.
For more information click here.

Colonel Brown's Brown Bag Book Group
"Fever" by Mary Beth Keane
Thursday January 23
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For the month of January, we will be reading "Fever" by Mary Beth Keane.
Mary Beth Keane, named one of the 5 Under 35 by the National Book Foundation, has written a spectacularly bold and intriguing novel about the woman known as "Typhoid Mary," the first person in America identified as a healthy carrier of Typhoid Fever.
Click here for more information.

Movie Matinee
The Tomorrow Man
Friday January 31
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come and see "The Tomorrow Man" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movie is rated PG-13.
Click here for more information.

February

The Art of Long-Term Care Planning
Wednesday February 5
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The right plan can help safeguard your Family, your Savings, your Retirement and provide that all important peace of mind. It all starts with information and understanding - what's covered by government programs and what's not, what does it cost - these are important questions that we all need answers for.
Join Mr. Kevin Tunney from New York Life Insurance Company, who will explain in plain, easy to understand language the latest on Long Term Care. Kevin is authorized by NYLIFE and AARP to work with individuals and families towards understanding and developing their Long Term Care Plans for a secure retirement.
This program is neither sponsored by, nor affiliated with the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.
RESERVATION REQUIRED: Please sign up at the Circulation Desk, or call the Library at 693-6614 or email us at dobref@wlsmail.org to reserve your spot.

Cult Classic Movie Night
High Fidelity
Thursday February 13
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come and see "High Fidelity" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movie is rated R.
For more information click here.

Recurring Programs

Write from the Heart
Mondays January 6-27
Group will not meet on Monday January 20
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.

Please contact srodgers@wlsmail.org to join the group.

Chair Yoga
Makeup Class: Tuesday December 31
Tuesdays January 7-28
9:30 AM - 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.

Chess Instruction
Thursdays January 9 and 23
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

DFPL Writer's Workshop
Thursday January 9, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday January 23, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

If you like to write, you might like to visit the library for quiet space and inspiration for your creations. In our writing workshop you may share your resources and experiences with other writers. Try a timed writing exercise!

Exercise Classes for Seniors
Wednesdays and Fridays December 4-27, January 3-31
Mondays December 23 and 30
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
There will be no class on Wednesday December 25 or Wednesday January 1

Wednesdays: Exercise with Elaine
Fridays: Chair Yoga
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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