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.

»

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!

• • •

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.

»

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!

»

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.

»

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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Preschool Storytime - themed after Black History Month

Preschool Storytime – themed after Black History Month

Thursday, February 16

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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Tween Book Club (Registration Required)

Tween Book Club (Registration Required)

Friday, February 17

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the brand new Tween Book Club! We read a new book every month, then meet on the third Friday to discuss our thoughts and do a trivia battle against each other! This month, we will be reading Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Renee Watson.

Place a hold so it’s ready to pick up when you come in!

Registration is REQUIRED so that we can make sure to acquire copies for our participants through WLS – please email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

Raised by her aunt until she is six, Betty, who will later marry Malcolm X, joins her mother and stepfamily in 1940s Detroit, where she learns about the civil rights movement.

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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Make Your Own Ice Skates - Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Make Your Own Ice Skates – Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Saturday, February 18

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 – Make Your Own Ice Skates

Call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.

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BC Robbins Art Opening

BC Robbins Art Opening

Saturday, February 18

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

BC Robbins new artworks are on view for the month of February 2023 in the Dobbs Ferry Public Library Community Room Gallery.

Open during library hours.

“My new work on display focuses on the continuation of a creative process I call Brush Stroke Meditations. I work at slowing down my overactive mind by appreciating the physical and mental act of painting one line at a time. This process helps me to live in the present moment. Each line is a free-flowing gesture that does not touch the one next to it but is essential to creating the whole image. I find the repetition of this process comforting. The painted lines slowly build up to a composition where decisions are continually made at the moment. I work toward creating an image that will move my senses and pique my curiosity upon viewing.”

Bruce Christopher Robbins is an artist and teacher who works in whatever medium feels best suited for the project being explored. With an equal passion for the visual and performing arts, puppetry became a way to investigate and combine his many interests. He has an art studio in Dobbs Ferry, NY, and is also an art teacher at The Masters School for the past thirty-one years.

Find out more at his website.

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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 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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Presidents Day - Library Building Closed

Presidents Day – Library Building Closed

Monday, February 20

All Day

The Dobbs Ferry Public Library will be CLOSED on Monday February 20 for Presidents’ Day!

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Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Tuesday, February 21

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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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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#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.

 

 

»

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.

»

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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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.

• • •

For more info about our comedy open mics and showcases, check out our Comedy on the Hudson page.

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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!

• • •

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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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.

»

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.

»

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!

»

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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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!

»

BC Robbins Art Opening

BC Robbins Art Opening

Saturday, February 18

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

BC Robbins new artworks are on view for the month of February 2023 in the Dobbs Ferry Public Library Community Room Gallery.

Open during library hours.

“My new work on display focuses on the continuation of a creative process I call Brush Stroke Meditations. I work at slowing down my overactive mind by appreciating the physical and mental act of painting one line at a time. This process helps me to live in the present moment. Each line is a free-flowing gesture that does not touch the one next to it but is essential to creating the whole image. I find the repetition of this process comforting. The painted lines slowly build up to a composition where decisions are continually made at the moment. I work toward creating an image that will move my senses and pique my curiosity upon viewing.”

Bruce Christopher Robbins is an artist and teacher who works in whatever medium feels best suited for the project being explored. With an equal passion for the visual and performing arts, puppetry became a way to investigate and combine his many interests. He has an art studio in Dobbs Ferry, NY, and is also an art teacher at The Masters School for the past thirty-one years.

Find out more at his website.

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Comedy Open Mic (LIVE AT DIVINO'S)

Comedy Open Mic (LIVE AT DIVINO’S)

Tuesday, February 21

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 hosts in residency DFPL’s Tim Deery and Jessie Murphy!

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.

• • •
For more info about our comedy open mics and showcases, check out our Comedy on the Hudson page.

»

Vacation at the Movies - Paddington 2

Vacation at the Movies – Paddington 2

Wednesday, February 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We will be showing Paddington 2 – Rated PG

“While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.”

»

Chess Club in the Community Room

Chess Club in the Community Room

Thursday, February 23

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!

»

Board Games With the Library Director

Board Games With the Library Director

Friday, February 24

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Game Night at the Library!

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Baby Songs & Stories in the Community Room

Baby Songs & Stories in the Community Room

Monday, February 27

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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Virtual Program: Managing Your Career in Changing Times

Virtual Program: Managing Your Career in Changing Times

Tuesday, February 28

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesdays Beginning February 28, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Career Strategies for Individuals to:
– Build self-awareness to clarify your career direction
– Explore career alternatives
– Learn about the latest job search trends, including resumes, interviewing and LinkedIn

Facilitated by a Professional Career Coach, this 6 week seminar meets virtually once a week for 90 minutes. A virtual orientation with the Career Coach is required prior to the seminar. The program concludes with an individual career coaching session.

Registration required; register here.

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Stand Up Comedy Showcase at DFPL (FREE)

Stand Up Comedy Showcase at DFPL (FREE)

Saturday, March 4

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Come join us for our 9th FREE Stand Up Comedy Showcase
(intended for 18+) in Dobbs Ferry Public Library’s Community Room (seats up to 75 people)! 

Sign-up required • email dobref@wlsmail.org to sign up (max 2 people/sign up) • doors open 7:30pm – first come, first serve seating • show starts 8pm EST

Featuring comedians: Sean Conran, Jessie Murphy, Tim Deery, Andrew Steiner, Alex Kollar, and more (see bio’s below)

FURTHER INFO…
DONATION$
While the event is FREE, we will gladly accept ca$h donations for the performers (who are doing this event free for the library) on behalf of the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.

transportation
address: 55 Main Street Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
for any arriving by rail, the library is right up the hill from the Dobbs Ferry Metro North Hudson Line train stop

food
+ drink

TBD

filming 
This event may be filmed.  Being as such, there is a chance that you could wind up in the recording at any given point.  If this is an issue for you, we recommend that you not attend, as we will not be able edit around individual preferences.


BIO’S

Sean Conran

When he’s not rambling on about random topics on his podcast “Rigamarole,” you can catch Sean doing stand up comedy at any open mic in NYC and the tri-state area. Sean’s comedy is usually conversational or story based and sprinkled with dark humor from being an adopted red haired kid.

Jessie Murphy

Fresh off her first successful engagement at Gotham Comedy Club in Manhattan, Jessie sounds a little like Marge Simpson, looks a lot like Rachel Maddow’s first cousin, and delivers a punch line like the Kool Aid Guy – impactful and with lots of debris.  The jaded Real Estate Agent in her would say that figures, but the successful Real Estate Agent in her would point out that, “It really opens up the room.”

Our resident Performer/Producer/Book Man, Tim has run 8 Stand Up Comedy Showcases, 48 Comedy Open Mic’s, 3 FerryCon‘s, 3 Local Filmmakers Spotlight‘s, and 82 Cult Classic MovieNight‘s for DFPL, which, if you’re keeping count, requires a lot of fingers & toes.  His latest on screen work includes a starring role as a vampire, who sucks, in the music video “Owen Is A Dracula” from Wolf Face.  He completed his goal of #1FunnyTweet a day for 2022 and continues to tweet his irreverent inklings to the beat of his own drummer.  

Andrew Steiner

Andrew has been performing in clubs all over the US and Canada for the past 10 years and is known for his viral videos on YouTube and Instagram. His show How To Meditate: A Burlesque Show has played to sold out crowds at Philadelphia and Rochester Fringe Festivals in 2022. Andrew also won Best Comedy Show at Pittsburgh Fringe in 2019,

Alex Kollar

A Westchester-by-way-of-Queens comic, Alex began acting in 2009 and made a transition to standup in 2018.  In late 2019 he was runner up at the Empire State Comedy Competition, and has since been performing in the tri-state area.

• • •

These showcases are part of our Comedy on the Hudson Programming.

Please refer to the current CDC guidelines for face mask recommendations.  We will not be policing mask wearing.

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Comedy Open Mic (ON ZOOM)

Comedy Open Mic (ON ZOOM)

Tuesday, March 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.

• • •

For more info about our comedy open mics and showcases, check out our Comedy on the Hudson page.

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Cult Classic Movie Night: Office Space

Cult Classic Movie Night: Office Space

Friday, March 10

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for a screening of the cult classic Office Space (1999/Rated R/90 min/Comedy)!

A stressed-out computer programmer recruits two coworkers to rebel against their greedy boss and the demeaning corporate culture of their desk jobs.

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

• • •

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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Comedy Open Mic (LIVE AT DIVINO'S)

Comedy Open Mic (LIVE AT DIVINO’S)

Tuesday, March 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 hosts in residency DFPL’s Tim Deery and Jessie Murphy!

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.

• • •
For more info about our comedy open mics and showcases, check out our Comedy on the Hudson page.

»

Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2023 via ZOOM (Registration)

Wednesday, March 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

»

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.

»

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.

»

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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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.

»

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.

»

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

»

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.

»

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

»

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.

»

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.

»

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.

»

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.

»

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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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.

»

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

»

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.

»

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!

»

Preschool Storytime - themed after Black History Month

Preschool Storytime – themed after Black History Month

Thursday, February 16

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.

»

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Make Your Own Ice Skates - Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Make Your Own Ice Skates – Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Saturday, February 18

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 – Make Your Own Ice Skates

Call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.

»

BC Robbins Art Opening

BC Robbins Art Opening

Saturday, February 18

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

BC Robbins new artworks are on view for the month of February 2023 in the Dobbs Ferry Public Library Community Room Gallery.

Open during library hours.

“My new work on display focuses on the continuation of a creative process I call Brush Stroke Meditations. I work at slowing down my overactive mind by appreciating the physical and mental act of painting one line at a time. This process helps me to live in the present moment. Each line is a free-flowing gesture that does not touch the one next to it but is essential to creating the whole image. I find the repetition of this process comforting. The painted lines slowly build up to a composition where decisions are continually made at the moment. I work toward creating an image that will move my senses and pique my curiosity upon viewing.”

Bruce Christopher Robbins is an artist and teacher who works in whatever medium feels best suited for the project being explored. With an equal passion for the visual and performing arts, puppetry became a way to investigate and combine his many interests. He has an art studio in Dobbs Ferry, NY, and is also an art teacher at The Masters School for the past thirty-one years.

Find out more at his website.

»

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

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

Sunday, February 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.

»

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Tuesday, February 21

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.

»

Vacation at the Movies - Paddington 2

Vacation at the Movies – Paddington 2

Wednesday, February 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We will be showing Paddington 2 – Rated PG

“While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.”

»

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

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

Wednesday, February 22

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

»

Chess Club in the Community Room

Chess Club in the Community Room

Thursday, February 23

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!

»

Preschool Storytime - themed after Black History Month

Preschool Storytime – themed after Black History Month

Thursday, February 23

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.

»

Board Games With the Library Director

Board Games With the Library Director

Friday, February 24

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, February 25

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, February 26

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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3D Print Workshop

3D Print Workshop

Sunday, February 26

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 6 – 12

Learn how to create and print 3D designs on the Library’s 3D printer.

Reservations Required – please email dobref@wlsmail.org to reserve your spot.  A laptop is required.

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Baby Songs & Stories in the Community Room

Baby Songs & Stories in the Community Room

Monday, February 27

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 27

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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Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Tuesday, February 28

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tween Book Club (Registration Required)

Tween Book Club (Registration Required)

Friday, February 17

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the brand new Tween Book Club! We read a new book every month, then meet on the third Friday to discuss our thoughts and do a trivia battle against each other! This month, we will be reading Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Renee Watson.

Place a hold so it’s ready to pick up when you come in!

Registration is REQUIRED so that we can make sure to acquire copies for our participants through WLS – please email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

Raised by her aunt until she is six, Betty, who will later marry Malcolm X, joins her mother and stepfamily in 1940s Detroit, where she learns about the civil rights movement.

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BC Robbins Art Opening

BC Robbins Art Opening

Saturday, February 18

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

BC Robbins new artworks are on view for the month of February 2023 in the Dobbs Ferry Public Library Community Room Gallery.

Open during library hours.

“My new work on display focuses on the continuation of a creative process I call Brush Stroke Meditations. I work at slowing down my overactive mind by appreciating the physical and mental act of painting one line at a time. This process helps me to live in the present moment. Each line is a free-flowing gesture that does not touch the one next to it but is essential to creating the whole image. I find the repetition of this process comforting. The painted lines slowly build up to a composition where decisions are continually made at the moment. I work toward creating an image that will move my senses and pique my curiosity upon viewing.”

Bruce Christopher Robbins is an artist and teacher who works in whatever medium feels best suited for the project being explored. With an equal passion for the visual and performing arts, puppetry became a way to investigate and combine his many interests. He has an art studio in Dobbs Ferry, NY, and is also an art teacher at The Masters School for the past thirty-one years.

Find out more at his website.

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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 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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Vacation at the Movies - Paddington 2

Vacation at the Movies – Paddington 2

Wednesday, February 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We will be showing Paddington 2 – Rated PG

“While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.”

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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 22

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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Chess Club in the Community Room

Chess Club in the Community Room

Thursday, February 23

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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Board Games With the Library Director

Board Games With the Library Director

Friday, February 24

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Game Night at the Library!

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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 26

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

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

Monday, February 27

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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Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2023 via ZOOM (Registration)

Wednesday, March 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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#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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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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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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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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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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BC Robbins Art Opening

BC Robbins Art Opening

Saturday, February 18

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

BC Robbins new artworks are on view for the month of February 2023 in the Dobbs Ferry Public Library Community Room Gallery.

Open during library hours.

“My new work on display focuses on the continuation of a creative process I call Brush Stroke Meditations. I work at slowing down my overactive mind by appreciating the physical and mental act of painting one line at a time. This process helps me to live in the present moment. Each line is a free-flowing gesture that does not touch the one next to it but is essential to creating the whole image. I find the repetition of this process comforting. The painted lines slowly build up to a composition where decisions are continually made at the moment. I work toward creating an image that will move my senses and pique my curiosity upon viewing.”

Bruce Christopher Robbins is an artist and teacher who works in whatever medium feels best suited for the project being explored. With an equal passion for the visual and performing arts, puppetry became a way to investigate and combine his many interests. He has an art studio in Dobbs Ferry, NY, and is also an art teacher at The Masters School for the past thirty-one years.

Find out more at his website.

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Vacation at the Movies - Paddington 2

Vacation at the Movies – Paddington 2

Wednesday, February 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We will be showing Paddington 2 – Rated PG

“While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.”

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Chess Club in the Community Room

Chess Club in the Community Room

Thursday, February 23

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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Board Games With the Library Director

Board Games With the Library Director

Friday, February 24

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Game Night at the Library!

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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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Manhattanville Writers Circle via ZOOM (Registration)

Manhattanville Writers Circle via ZOOM (Registration)

Monday, February 27

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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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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