Programs for Adults


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January

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

AARP Income Tax Aid
Mondays February 3 - April 13
Will Not Meet on Monday February 17
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Need help with your taxes? Come to the Dobbs Ferry Library for free tax help, sponsored by the AARP! No appointment is necessary; all are welcome.

Town and Gown Book Group
"Till We Have Faces" by C.S. Lewis
Monday February 3
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For the month of February, we will be reading "Till We Have Faces" by C.S. Lewis.
Click here for more information and links to the readings.

Comedy Open Mic
Tuesday February 4
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 an upcoming open mic on March 3!

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.

Valentine Pop Up / Bake Sale
Saturday February 8
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Let a little love come your way at the Valentine Pop Up -- sponsored by the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library!
There will be:
- Books, CDs, and DVDs
- Homemade baked goods
- Vintage baubles
- Plants
- Kids activities
For further information or to sign up to donate baked goods, call 914-693-6614 or email dflfriends@gmail.com -- or sign up to volunteer here!

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.

Movie Matinee
Rocketman
Friday February 14
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come and see "Rocketman" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movie is rated R.
Click here for more information.

Memorial For Cheryl Matthews
Saturday February 15
11:00 AM

Please join the staff, the Board of Library Trustees, and the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library at a memorial service and celebration of the life of Cheryl Beth Matthews, our beloved Children's Librarian. All are welcome to attend, especially the children she loved to serve.
The Friends of the Library have established a fund in Cheryl's memory for individuals and families wishing to donate toward a lasting tribute in her honor at the Library. You can make a gift in Cheryl's memory by any of these three methods:
1. Paypal or Credit Card here
2. Bank transfer with Zelle to our preferred email address dflfriends@gmail.com
3. Check -- drop it off or mail it to Dobbs Ferry Friends of the Library at 55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522

Colonel Brown's Brown Bag Book Group
"Something in the Water" by Catherine Steadman
Thursday February 20
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For the month of February, we will be reading "Something in the Water" by Catherine Steadman.
Click here for more information.

Showing Up For Racial Justice Book Group
"White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson
Mondays February 24, March 9 and 23
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Showing Up For Racial Justice, a local Dobbs Ferry group, will be holding a 3-part community discussion series on racism and fighting white supremacy based around the book "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism" by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson.
In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and "allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to 'bad people'" (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Martial Arts Movie Mayhem
Kiltro
Saturday February 29
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come see "Kiltro" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movie is unrated but includes graphic violence.
Click here for more information.

March

Town and Gown Book Group
"There There" by Tommy Orange
Monday March 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For the month of March, we will be reading "There There" by Tommy Orange.
Click here for more information and links to the readings.

Comedy Open Mic
Tuesday March 3
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!

Green Reads Book Group
"The Invention of Nature" by Andrea Wulf
Wednesday March 11
7:00 PM

The library is hosting a new book group, Green Reads Book Group, a project of the Dobbs Ferry Sustainability Task Force. The goal of the Green Reads Book Group is to meet quarterly to discuss works of fiction and nonfiction that relate to the environment and sustainability! This month we're reading "The Invention of Nature" by Andrea Wulf.
The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world -- and in the process created modern environmentalism.

Cult Classic Movie Night
Bloody Sunday
Thursday March 12
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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

Martial Arts Movie Mayhem
Sister Street Fighter
Saturday March 21
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come see "Sister Street Fighter" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movie is rated R.
Click here for more information.

Sunday Afternoon Concert: Aisteon
Sunday March 22
3:00 PM

Come see Dobbs Ferry based a cappella choral group Aisteon perform live at the library!

April

FerryCon!
Saturday April 25
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
All Ages

Dobbs Ferry Public Library returns with the second ever FerryCon!!! 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 more info, go here.

Recurring Programs

Write from the Heart
Mondays January 27, February 3-24
Group will not meet on Monday February 17
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
Tuesdays 28, February 4-25
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 February 13 and 20
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!

Exercise Classes for Seniors
Wednesdays and Fridays January 3-31, February 5-28
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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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