Homework Help In Person at the Library: Grades 2 - 8

Homework Help In Person at the Library: Grades 2 – 8

Friday, January 27

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Students in Grades 2-8 can come to the Library for Homework Help from Mercy College students. No registration necessary, just drop by. ¡Habla Español!

  • Mondays 4 – 8 PM
  • Wednesdays 4 – 8 PM
  • Thursdays 3 – 6 PM
  • Fridays 3 – 5 PM

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Board Games With the Library Director

Board Games With the Library Director

Friday, January 27

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Game Night at the Library!

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

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

Saturday, January 28

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 – Leftovers Day (Missed a craft this month? Don’t worry! Pick up one from our surplus pile!) 

Call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.

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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, January 29

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, January 30

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 week, the book(s) we read will be environment-themed, in honor of our upcoming #DeWasteDobbs sustainability event on Saturday February 4th.

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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Homework Help In Person at the Library: Grades 2 - 8

Homework Help In Person at the Library: Grades 2 – 8

Monday, January 30

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Students in Grades 2-8 can come to the Library for Homework Help from Mercy College students. No registration necessary, just drop by. ¡Habla Español!

  • Mondays 4 – 8 PM
  • Wednesdays 4 – 8 PM
  • Thursdays 3 – 6 PM
  • Fridays 3 – 5 PM

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Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Tuesday, January 31

10:30 am - 11:00 am

18 to 36 months.

Get your wiggles out with songs and stories with Ms. Gina!

This week, the book(s) we read will be environment-themed, in honor of our upcoming #DeWasteDobbs sustainability event on Saturday February 4th.

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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Homework Help In Person at the Library: Grades 2 - 8

Homework Help In Person at the Library: Grades 2 – 8

Wednesday, February 1

4:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Students in Grades 2-8 can come to the Library for Homework Help from Mercy College students. No registration necessary, just drop by. ¡Habla Español!

  • Mondays 4 – 8 PM
  • Wednesdays 4 – 8 PM
  • Thursdays 3 – 6 PM
  • Fridays 3 – 5 PM

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Waitlist - Email for Information)

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Waitlist – Email for Information)

Wednesday, February 1

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Ages 9-12

Create a character! Fight monsters! Make your own luck! Develop your skills in this fantasy role-playing system with other kids just like you. We’ll start a new campaign every few weeks. Previous meeting attendance is recommended, but not required.

Registration is currently closed but you may email dobchildref@wlsmail.org for more information.

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Preschool Storytime - themed after Black History Month

Preschool Storytime – themed after Black History Month

Thursday, February 2

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Ages 3-6

Join Ms. Gina for seasonal storytimes – specially themed after Black History Month!

This week, the book(s) we read will be about Black conservationists and/or stories about the environment featuring Black characters, in honor of our upcoming #DeWasteDobbs sustainability event on Saturday February 4th.

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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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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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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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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Homework Help In Person at the Library: Grades 2 - 8

Homework Help In Person at the Library: Grades 2 – 8

Monday, February 6

4:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Students in Grades 2-8 can come to the Library for Homework Help from Mercy College students. No registration necessary, just drop by. ¡Habla Español!

  • Mondays 4 – 8 PM
  • Wednesdays 4 – 8 PM
  • Thursdays 3 – 6 PM
  • Fridays 3 – 5 PM

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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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Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Tuesday, February 7

10:30 am - 11:00 am

18 to 36 months.

Get your wiggles out with songs and stories with Ms. Gina!

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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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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Homework Help In Person at the Library: Grades 2 - 8

Homework Help In Person at the Library: Grades 2 – 8

Wednesday, February 8

4:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Students in Grades 2-8 can come to the Library for Homework Help from Mercy College students. No registration necessary, just drop by. ¡Habla Español!

  • Mondays 4 – 8 PM
  • Wednesdays 4 – 8 PM
  • Thursdays 3 – 6 PM
  • Fridays 3 – 5 PM

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Waitlist - Email for Information)

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Waitlist – Email for Information)

Wednesday, February 8

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Ages 9-12

Create a character! Fight monsters! Make your own luck! Develop your skills in this fantasy role-playing system with other kids just like you. We’ll start a new campaign every few weeks. Previous meeting attendance is recommended, but not required.

Registration is currently closed but you may email dobchildref@wlsmail.org for more information.

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Preschool Storytime - themed after Black History Month

Preschool Storytime – themed after Black History Month

Thursday, February 9

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Ages 3-6

Join Ms. Gina for seasonal storytimes – specially themed after Black History Month!

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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Cult Classic Movie Night: Blue Velvet

Cult Classic Movie Night: Blue Velvet

Thursday, February 9

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a screening of the cult classic Blue Velvet (1986/Rated R/120 min/Crime, Drama, Mystery)!

A gruesome discovery leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.

starring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Stay after the movie for our always lively Film Discussion where we will discuss trivia and have fun prizes!

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To see one of our previous CCMN film discussions, check out our interview with Makeup/Special Effects Artist Dan Frye (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Dr. Who)

Follow us on Instagram: @CultClassicMovieNight

Questions?  Email TDeery@wlsmail.org

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

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

Saturday, February 11

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 – Rocket Valentines

Call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.

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

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

Sunday, February 12

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 13

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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Manhattanville Writers Circle via ZOOM (Registration)

Manhattanville Writers Circle via ZOOM (Registration)

Monday, February 13

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join students, alumni, and others who love to write as they share excerpts from creative writing projects and give feedback to each another.

This online event is free and open to the public.

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

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Homework Help In Person at the Library: Grades 2 - 8

Homework Help In Person at the Library: Grades 2 – 8

Monday, February 13

4:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Students in Grades 2-8 can come to the Library for Homework Help from Mercy College students. No registration necessary, just drop by. ¡Habla Español!

  • Mondays 4 – 8 PM
  • Wednesdays 4 – 8 PM
  • Thursdays 3 – 6 PM
  • Fridays 3 – 5 PM

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LEGO Club in the Community Room

LEGO Club in the Community Room

Monday, February 13

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 4-7

Use your imagination to build something special and then see it displayed all month long in the Children’s Room.

Please wear a mask.

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Mary's Yarns Crafting Group: in the Community Room

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group: in the Community Room

Monday, February 13

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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Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Tuesday, February 14

10:30 am - 11:00 am

18 to 36 months.

Get your wiggles out with songs and stories with Ms. Gina!

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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Valentine's Day Party

Valentine’s Day Party

Tuesday, February 14

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Ms. Gina for Valentine’s Day stories and card-making!

Please wear a mask.

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Homework Help In Person at the Library: Grades 2 - 8

Homework Help In Person at the Library: Grades 2 – 8

Wednesday, February 15

4:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Students in Grades 2-8 can come to the Library for Homework Help from Mercy College students. No registration necessary, just drop by. ¡Habla Español!

  • Mondays 4 – 8 PM
  • Wednesdays 4 – 8 PM
  • Thursdays 3 – 6 PM
  • Fridays 3 – 5 PM

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Waitlist - Email for Information)

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Waitlist – Email for Information)

Wednesday, February 15

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Ages 9-12

Create a character! Fight monsters! Make your own luck! Develop your skills in this fantasy role-playing system with other kids just like you. We’ll start a new campaign every few weeks. Previous meeting attendance is recommended, but not required.

Registration is currently closed but you may email dobchildref@wlsmail.org for more information.

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Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2023 via ZOOM (Registration)

Wednesday, February 15

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are offering this Zoom presentation to help families understand how the lingering effects from the pandemic have changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

The recent college admissions cycle was the most competitive to date. With most colleges continuing their test-optional policies as well as increasing their virtual outreach to high school students, many schools had record numbers of applicants. Record high numbers of applications result in record low acceptance rates which is what most popular colleges and universities experienced this past admissions cycle.

We will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this second half of the school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

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.

 

We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others. This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens.

The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. (www.standoutforcollege.com)

Register in advance for this meeting HERE

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Town and Gown Literary Discussion group via ZOOM (Registration)

Town and Gown Literary Discussion group via ZOOM (Registration)

Wednesday, February 15

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For the month of February, we will be reading “Infinite Country” by Patricia Engel. Get the book on Overdrive or from the Library!

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

How this family came to occupy two different countries, two different worlds, comes into focus like twists of a kaleidoscope. We see Talia’s parents, Mauro and Elena, fall in love in a market stall as teenagers against a backdrop of civil war and social unrest. We see them leave Bogotá with their firstborn, Karina, in pursuit of safety and opportunity in the United States on a temporary visa, and we see the births of two more children, Nando and Talia, on American soil. We witness the decisions and indecisions that lead to Mauro’s deportation and the family’s splintering—the costs they’ve all been living with ever since.

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Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, February 15

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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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