Programs for Adults


Due to COVID-19, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library building is closed to the public until the Village State of Emergency is declared over.
All scheduled programs and events are canceled through April 30.

Attended one of our programs? Tell us about your experience!


March

CANCELED THROUGH MARCH 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.


CANCELED 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.
First Meeting: Please join us for the first of three conversations on the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo.
We'll look at familiar ways white folks either change or end a conversation about race, examine how the invisibility of whiteness helps keep the status quo, color-blind racism after the civil rights movement, white supremacy and how the lives of white people are shaped by racism.
Reflecting on our personal experiences let's examine white fragility together and challenge ourselves to disrupt the patterns of racism we all participate in.


CANCELED Colonel Brown's Brown Bag Book Group
"The Forest Lover" by Susan Vreeland
Thursday March 19
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For the month of March, we will be reading "The Forest Lover" by Susan Vreeland.
Click here for more information.


CANCELED Movie Matinee
Parasite
Friday March 20
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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


CANCELED 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.


CANCELED 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!


CANCELED Know Your Government: Coping with Disinformation
Monday March 30
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Having trouble distinguishing fact from fiction? Concerned about the lack of truth online and in our news? Join former journalist and communications veteran Andy Katell for an informative non-partisan workshop to help you recognize disinformation and give you the tools to combat its spread. This program is supported by The League of Women Voters of Westchester County Education Foundation.


April

CANCELED Comedy Open Mic
Tuesday April 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.
Pre-registration to perform is REQUIRED -- call the library at (914) 693-6614 or email tdeery@wlsmail.org to register! Intended for audience aged 18 and up.
Can't make this date? Sign up for upcoming open mics on May 5 and June 9!


CANCELED Lunch and Learn: Information Session
Wednesday April 15
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch and Learn: Information Session for Seniors and their Caregivers. Find out about The Chelsea, a new place for senior living in Greenburgh.


CANCELED Arbor Day Program for Children and Seniors
Wednesday April 22
3:30 - 5:00 PM

What do trees give to the world? What do you want to give the world? An event for children and seniors to celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day.
Dobbs Ferry Author of "Tree Dreams" Kristin Kaye will provide some basic lessons on trees and encourage children and seniors to tell their favorite tree stories. Kristin will teach tree tagging. Each person who attends the event will be given a kit to tag a tree and become part of a network of tree dreamers across the country.


CANCELED Arbor Day Program for Adults
Thursday April 23
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Meet the Authors: "Tree Dreams" and "Sprout Lands." Learn about the wonder and magic role of trees in our communities featuring Dobbs Ferry author Kristin Kaye and NYBG author William Logan.
Tree Dreams: To find a way beyond the division between Us and Them, Jade turns to the ancient trees themselves -- and the thread-thin web that connects us all.
Sprout Lands: In this journey from the English fens to Spain, Japan, and California, William Bryant Logan rediscovers what was once an everyday ecology.


CANCELED 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.


CANCELED Poetry Month Read Aloud Open Mic
April, Date and Time TBA

Read your favorite poems. Bring poems you have written or poems by your favorite authors.


May

Poetry Reading
Saturday May 2
Time TBA

Come to a staged reading of published Westchester poets Marilyn Brown, Robert E. Miss, Harriet Shenkman, Diane Schenker, and Linda Hillman.

Comedy Open Mic
Tuesday May 5
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.
Pre-registration to perform is REQUIRED -- call the library at (914) 693-6614 or email tdeery@wlsmail.org to register! Intended for audience aged 18 and up.
Can't make this date? Sign up for an upcoming open mic on June 9!

June

RiverArts Music Tour
Saturday June 6
Time TBA

The RiverArts Music Tour is an annual celebration of the depth and breadth of the Rivertowns music community.
Concerts at the library will be announced soon!

Recurring Programs

CANCELED Write from the Heart
Mondays March 2-30
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.


CANCELED Chair Yoga
Tuesdays March 3-31
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.


CANCELED DFPL Writer's Workshop
Wednesdays March 11 and 25
6:00 PM - 7:00 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!


CANCELED Chess Instruction
Thursdays March 12 and 26
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!


CANCELED Exercise Classes for Seniors
Wednesdays and Fridays March 4-27
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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