Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 - 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Wednesday, May 8

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

Programs full – waitlist only

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Reader's Circle: "Oath and Honor" by  Liz Cheney

Reader’s Circle: “Oath and Honor” by Liz Cheney

Thursday, May 9

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This month, we will be reading “Oath and Honor” by Liz Cheney at Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park (Weather Permitting)

In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and many around him, including certain other elected Republican officials, intentionally breached their oath to the Constitution: they ignored the rulings of dozens of courts, plotted to overturn a lawful election, and provoked a violent attack on our Capitol. Liz Cheney, one of the few Republican officials to take a stand against these efforts, witnessed the attack first-hand, and then helped lead the Congressional Select Committee investigation into how it happened. In Oath and Honor, she tells the story of this perilous moment in our history, those who helped Trump spread the stolen election lie, those whose actions preserved our constitutional framework, and the risks we still face.

Reserve a copy here

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 - 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Thursday, May 9

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

Programs full – waitlist only

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Ukulele 101 for Teens & Adults (Registration)

Ukulele 101 for Teens & Adults (Registration)

Thursday, May 9

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This 3-week class for teens and adults led by Elyse Schreiber will cover basic ukulele skills, including strumming, chords, and finger picking. You should be able to attend all 3 sessions. A limited number of ukuleles are available to borrow with a valid Westchester library card.

We’ll meet on Thursday May 9th, 16th, and 23rd at 6 pm in the Community Room at the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.

Ages 13+. Class registration is required – fill out and submit this form OR send us an email to sign up. Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org if you have any questions!

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Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Friday, May 10

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Visit the community room on Friday afternoons and play any of the wide selection of single and multi-player games on the library’s Switch!

Just drop in or email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to reserve your time slot. Time will be limited to 20 minutes when people are waiting.

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Lego Club in the Children's Room

Lego Club in the Children’s Room

Friday, May 10

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Ages 3 +

Use your imagination to build something special with our giant stash of LEGOS!

Fridays all month long.

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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Mother's Day Flowers - Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Mother’s Day Flowers – Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Saturday, May 11

All Day

Ages 3 and up.

Pick up a kit containing a craft that you can do at home. Supplies are limited — first come, first served!

This Week’s Craft – Mother’s Day Flowers

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Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Saturday, May 11

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

All Ages welcome.

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.

Registration REQUIREDemail childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Homeschool Program Survey

Homeschool Program Survey

Sunday, May 12

All Day

The Dobbs Ferry Public Library wants to offer more programming specifically for the homeschooled students in our community. Is there a program you wish we offered? Is there a particular day or time that works best for your schedule? Please fill out this form to let us know!

If you have any questions or comments, you can email Alex, the Teen Librarian (she/her), at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org or call 914-231-3058. Thank you!

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Join The DFPL Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Join The DFPL Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Sunday, May 12

All Day

Attend monthly meetings, earn volunteer credits, have a say in library programming and collection decisions, and more!

Contact Teen Librarian Alex with any questions!

dobteen@wlsmail.org

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Print of the Month: Ladybug

Sunday, May 12

All Day

Get your own adorable ladybug made using the library’s 3D printer!

Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to request yours. Available the entire month of May. No cost, limit one per person.

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Spring StoryWalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Spring StoryWalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Sunday, May 12

All Day

Visit our StoryWalk all Spring long, starting at the Keeper’s House and continuing toward Chestnut St. Available in Spanish and English.

Begins Thursday April 18th with our Kickoff event.

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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, May 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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Teen Book Bundles

Teen Book Bundles

Sunday, May 12

All Day

Fill out a brief form and Alex, the teen librarian, will recommend titles for you! All you have to do is pick them up.

Email dobteen@wlsmail.org for more info.

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Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, May 13

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.

Registration recommended but not required – email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Tuesday, May 14

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Ages 18-36 Months

Help your toddler find their breath and follow along as they flow through this little-kid-friendly practice with Pooja Mehta. The interactive yoga adventure will be having them move in a way that feels good and allows them to use their imagination as they stretch their body and calm their mind!

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to register. Bring your own yoga mat!

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Tween Book Club: "Mabuhay" a graphic novel by Zachary Sterling (Registration)

Tween Book Club: “Mabuhay” a graphic novel by Zachary Sterling (Registration)

Tuesday, May 14

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 8-12

Join us for a once-a-month kids’ book club! We read a new book every month, then meet discuss our thoughts and do a trivia battle against each other! This month, we will be reading Mabuhay, a graphic novel by Zachary Sterling.

Place a hold so it’s ready to pick up when you come in! Registration is REQUIRED – please email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

Can two kids save the world and work their family food truck?  First-generation Filipino siblings JJ and Althea struggle to belong at school. JJ wants to fit in with the crowd, while Althea wants to be accepted as she is. To make matters worse, they have to help their parents run the family food truck by dressing up as a dancing pig and passing out samples. Ugh! And their mom is always pointing out lessons from Filipino folklore — annoying tales they’ve heard again and again. But when witches, ogres, and other creatures from those same stories threaten their family, JJ and Althea realize that the folklore may be more real that they’d suspected. Can they embrace who they really are and save their family?

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Sleep Habits Workshop: Ages 9 - 12 (Registration)

Sleep Habits Workshop: Ages 9 – 12 (Registration)

Tuesday, May 14

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Kids ages 9 to 12 are invited to come in and learn from a peer about how to better fall and stay asleep. Participants will receive a free gift!

Registration is required – please email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

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Virtual Writers Circle (Registration)

Virtual Writers Circle (Registration)

Tuesday, May 14

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you interested in creative writing? Do you want to meet other writers and get inspired? Bring a poem, short story, or excerpt from your novel to share with the group. Get feedback and support each other.

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

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Comedy Open Mic (LIVE AT DIVINO'S)

Comedy Open Mic (LIVE AT DIVINO’S)

Tuesday, May 14

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come get your comedy Side Hustle on at DIVINO’S SPEAKEASY IN HASTINGS-ON-HUSON – located 524 Warburton Avenue Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706 on the second Tuesday of every month at 8pm, with host in residency DFPL’s Tim Deery!

SIGN UP STARTS AT 7:30PM IN PERSON

*1 DRINK MINIMUM FOR PERFORMERS

INTENDED FOR AUDIENCE 18+ 

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.

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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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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 - 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Wednesday, May 15

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

Programs full – waitlist only

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, May 15

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of every month.

The beginning of each meeting is open to public comments.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 - 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Thursday, May 16

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

Programs full – waitlist only

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Ukulele 101 for Teens & Adults (Registration)

Ukulele 101 for Teens & Adults (Registration)

Thursday, May 16

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This 3-week class for teens and adults led by Elyse Schreiber will cover basic ukulele skills, including strumming, chords, and finger picking. You should be able to attend all 3 sessions. A limited number of ukuleles are available to borrow with a valid Westchester library card.

We’ll meet on Thursday May 9th, 16th, and 23rd at 6 pm in the Community Room at the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.

Ages 13+. Class registration is required – fill out and submit this form OR send us an email to sign up. Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org if you have any questions!

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Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Friday, May 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Visit the community room on Friday afternoons and play any of the wide selection of single and multi-player games on the library’s Switch!

Just drop in or email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to reserve your time slot. Time will be limited to 20 minutes when people are waiting.

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Lego Club in the Children's Room

Lego Club in the Children’s Room

Friday, May 17

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Ages 3 +

Use your imagination to build something special with our giant stash of LEGOS!

Fridays all month long.

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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Toilet Paper Roll Butterflies - Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Toilet Paper Roll Butterflies – Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Saturday, May 18

All Day

Ages 3 and up.

Pick up a kit containing a craft that you can do at home. Supplies are limited — first come, first served!

This Week’s Craft – Toilet Paper Roll Butterflies

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Homeschool Program Survey

Homeschool Program Survey

Sunday, May 19

All Day

The Dobbs Ferry Public Library wants to offer more programming specifically for the homeschooled students in our community. Is there a program you wish we offered? Is there a particular day or time that works best for your schedule? Please fill out this form to let us know!

If you have any questions or comments, you can email Alex, the Teen Librarian (she/her), at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org or call 914-231-3058. Thank you!

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Join The DFPL Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Join The DFPL Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Sunday, May 19

All Day

Attend monthly meetings, earn volunteer credits, have a say in library programming and collection decisions, and more!

Contact Teen Librarian Alex with any questions!

dobteen@wlsmail.org

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Print of the Month: Ladybug

Sunday, May 19

All Day

Get your own adorable ladybug made using the library’s 3D printer!

Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to request yours. Available the entire month of May. No cost, limit one per person.

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Spring StoryWalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Spring StoryWalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Sunday, May 19

All Day

Visit our StoryWalk all Spring long, starting at the Keeper’s House and continuing toward Chestnut St. Available in Spanish and English.

Begins Thursday April 18th with our Kickoff event.

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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, May 19

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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Teen Book Bundles

Teen Book Bundles

Sunday, May 19

All Day

Fill out a brief form and Alex, the teen librarian, will recommend titles for you! All you have to do is pick them up.

Email dobteen@wlsmail.org for more info.

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Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, May 20

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.

Registration recommended but not required – email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Mary's Yarns Crafting Group - Knitters and Crocheters

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group – Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May 20

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitters and crocheters are welcome! Come and work on any of your projects – Please Join Us!

We will provide you with the supplies to create a granny square or dishcloth.

You can join at any time at no cost.  Please call 693-6614 to register or email dflfriends@mail.com.

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.

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Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Tuesday, May 21

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Ages 18-36 Months

Help your toddler find their breath and follow along as they flow through this little-kid-friendly practice with Pooja Mehta. The interactive yoga adventure will be having them move in a way that feels good and allows them to use their imagination as they stretch their body and calm their mind!

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to register. Bring your own yoga mat!

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Teen Yoga (Registration)

Teen Yoga (Registration)

Tuesday, May 21

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join professional instructor Pooja Mehta for this free 30 minute yoga and mindfulness class for tweens & teens.

Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to sign up.

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Sleep Habits Workshop: Ages 9 - 12 (Registration)

Sleep Habits Workshop: Ages 9 – 12 (Registration)

Tuesday, May 21

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Kids ages 9 to 12 are invited to come in and learn from a peer about how to better fall and stay asleep. Participants will receive a free gift!

Registration is required – please email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 - 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Wednesday, May 22

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

Programs full – waitlist only

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Friends of the Library Annual Business Meeting & Meet the Author: Lauren Acampora & Bethany Ball

Wednesday, May 22

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Interested in the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library? Come to the Annual Business Meeting. Or just come meet the authors and hear about their latest books!

5:30: Refreshments in the Periodicals Room
5:45: Community Room Doors open
6:00: Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
7:00: Meet the Author: Lauren Acampora and Bethany Ball

We will elect our officers and vote on our budget at this meeting. We are looking for a Vice President at this time.

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