Print of the Month: Rainbow

Sunday, June 16

All Day

Celebrate pride with your own rainbow made using the library’s 3D printer!

Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to request yours. Available the entire month of June. 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, June 16

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, June 16

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, June 16

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, June 17

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, June 17

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, June 18

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, June 18

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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Teen Manga Book Club: "Spy x Family Volume 2" (Registration)

Teen Manga Book Club: “Spy x Family Volume 2” (Registration)

Tuesday, June 18

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Each month we’ll read a different manga and talk about it over snacks!

This month we’re reading: Spy x Family Volume 2. Get the book here!

Join the club and vote to decide our next read.

Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to sign up and request a copy of the book.

 

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Virtual Writers Circle (Registration)

Virtual Writers Circle (Registration)

Tuesday, June 18

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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Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth Celebration

Wednesday, June 19

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 5-10

Celebrate Juneteenth with a storytime and fun activities, featuring special guests local organization Parenting Children of Color.

Registration REQUIREDemail childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org 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, June 19

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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Virtual Program: Amplify Our Voices Animation Class

Virtual Program: Amplify Our Voices Animation Class

Wednesday, June 19

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Teens Ages 13+

Create your own animations in this beginners class for teens!

Join Upendo Books to hear the story of Tracy K. Shaw, founder and CEO of Black Women Animate and the youngest CEO in the animation industry, and learn the basic skills required to create your own animations!

Must be able to attend both sessions.

Register here!

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, June 19

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): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Thursday, June 20

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

AVAILABLE SPACE ON THURSDAYS – last session June 20th

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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Virtual Program: Amplify Our Voices Animation Class

Virtual Program: Amplify Our Voices Animation Class

Thursday, June 20

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Teens Ages 13+

Create your own animations in this beginners class for teens!

Join Upendo Books to hear the story of Tracy K. Shaw, founder and CEO of Black Women Animate and the youngest CEO in the animation industry, and learn the basic skills required to create your own animations!

Must be able to attend both sessions.

Register here!

»

Virtual Program: The Rise of the Singer/Songwriter

Virtual Program: The Rise of the Singer/Songwriter

Friday, June 21

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

One of the greatest phenomena of the 1960s & 70s was the rise and popularity of the singer songwriter. Turning away from 1940s crooners and 1950s Doo-wop, the singer songwriter rose to prominence with an arsenal of music that is personal and timely, introspective, and worldly. Clips and discussions will focus on the careers of such talents as Gordon Lightfoot, Cat Stevens, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and so much more! Join us in the healing magic of music.

Presented by Keith Crocker

Registration is REQUIRED; Register here!

Done in collaboration with the Mount Pleasant, Yorktown, and Yonkers Libraries.

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Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Friday, June 21

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, June 21

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: Summer Reading Hot Air Balloons - Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Summer Reading Hot Air Balloons – Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Saturday, June 22

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 – Summer Reading Hot Air Balloons

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Pride Month Meet the Author: Eric Rosswood

Pride Month Meet the Author: Eric Rosswood

Saturday, June 22

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Award-winning author Eric Rosswood will present his latest book, Queer Cheer, and lead a discussion on how to embrace your various identities and add queer joy and positivity to all aspects of your life.

Queer Cheer is paced with information relevant to LGBTQ+ teens and covers topics like identity, coming out, trans inclusive body positivity, healthy relationships, self-esteem, activism, and so much more. And what makes this book truly special is that it includes voices from diverse teens across the country, sharing how they have handled various issues in positive ways. Queer Cheer is a celebration of queer culture, letting teens know that they are part of a wonderful community and that they are awesome just the way they are.

Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to sign up!

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Friends of the Library Book Sale Blowout & Craft Fair

Friends of the Library Book Sale Blowout & Craft Fair

Sunday, June 23

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

It is time for the annual book sale blowout!

Happening in the Library Plaza (Garage if it rains). Tons of gently used books will be out for sale.

Fiction, nonfiction, adults, teens and children materials.

There will also be a draft fair of local artisans in the Community Room.

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Print of the Month: Rainbow

Sunday, June 23

12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Celebrate pride with your own rainbow made using the library’s 3D printer!

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

»

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

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

Sunday, June 23

12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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.

»

Teen Book Bundles

Teen Book Bundles

Sunday, June 23

12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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.

»

Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, June 24

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.

»

Chess Club (Registration)

Chess Club (Registration)

Monday, June 24

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come learn to play chess with Bradley Wank, Esq. – All Ages welcome!

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

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Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Tuesday, June 25

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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Summer Reading Kickoff

Summer Reading Kickoff

Wednesday, June 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 3+

Come to the library to watch Disney Pixar’s “Up”, make your own adventure book, and take a balloon home to hype yourself up!

Registration REQUIRED — email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to register!

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Romance Book Club: "Late Bloomer"

Romance Book Club: “Late Bloomer”

Wednesday, June 26

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the DFPL for a summer kickoff for our romance book club. This month we’re featuring Late Bloomer by Mazey Eddings.

Copies of this book will be available for pick up at the circulation desk.

To register, email sbock@dobbsferrylibrary.org!

 

Winning the lottery has ruined Opal Devlin’s life. After quitting her dead-end job where she’d earned minimum wage and even less respect, she’s bombarded by people knocking at her door for a handout the second they found out her bank account was overflowing with cash. And Opal can’t seem to stop saying yes.

With her tender heart thoroughly abused, Opal decides to protect herself by any means necessary, which to her translates to putting almost all her new money to buying a failing flower farm in Asheville, North Carolina to let the flowers live out their plant destiny while she uses the cabin on the property to start her painting business.

But her plans for isolation and self-preservation go hopelessly awry when an angry (albeit gorgeous) Pepper Boden is waiting for her at her new farm. Pepper states she’s the rightful owner of Thistle and Bloom Farms, and isn’t moving out. The unlikely pair strike up an agreement of co-habitation, and butt heads at every turn. Can these opposites both live out their dreams and plant roots? Or will their combustible arguing (and growing attraction) burn the whole place down?

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2024 Children's Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

2024 Children’s Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

Wednesday, June 26

7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Kids ages 3 to 12 are eligible for our children’s summer reading game. This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating – Kids below the age of 3 are encouraged to sign up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge.

Two Ways to Participate:
Track the Time You Spend Reading This Summer
1. Use our online log at ReadSquared to set a goal for yourself and earn prizes!
2. Sign up for an account at https://dobbsny03.readsquared.com/
3. Set a goal for how much you’d like to read. The minimum goal is 5 hours over the course of the summer.
4. Read! For every minute you read and log, you get 1 point.
5. (optional) Attend programs! For every program you attend and log, you get 75 points. See our calendar for the full list of programs.
6. For every 10% of your goal that you reach, you get a prize from the treasure chest! Readers who complete their goal will get a free book from our book sale at the end of the summer.

Enter the Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Challenge
1. Pick up or print a Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Map (link coming soon).
2. Follow a path on the map, reading a book of any format in each designated category as you travel across the island.
3. Earn an activity kit or toy by forging a path less than 15 spaces long; earn an extra free book for paths longer than 15 spaces.

I have a question and/or I need help! Who should I contact?
Stop by the children’s room Monday-Friday to speak to Ms. Gina, call (914) 693-6615, or email her at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Wednesday, June 26

7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Teen 2024 Summer Reading BINGO (June 26 to August 16)

Teen 2024 Summer Reading BINGO (June 26 to August 16)

Wednesday, June 26

7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Adventure Begins at Your Library!

Complete activities on the board – get small prizes for every activity you complete; when you get a BINGO (across, down or diagonal), return this sheet to the library to be registered to win a grand prize!

Download the Bingo Card here – cards must be returned by August 16th to qualify for grand prize drawing.

Questions?  Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Storywalk Kickoff at the Keeper's House

Storywalk Kickoff at the Keeper’s House

Thursday, June 27

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Ages 2-4

Launch the new storywalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail with Ms. Gina at the Keeper’s House at 15 Walnut Street! Kick off the summer storywalk with a craft and a short story hike down the trail to celebrate our new book Tierra, Tierrita / Earth, Little Earth by Jorge Tetl Argueta. Don’t worry if you miss the event — you can check out the storywalk all summer long whenever you walk the trail.

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Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Friday, June 28

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.

»

Lego Club in the Children's Room

Lego Club in the Children’s Room

Friday, June 28

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.

»

2024 Children's Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

2024 Children’s Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

Sunday, June 30

All Day

Kids ages 3 to 12 are eligible for our children’s summer reading game. This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating – Kids below the age of 3 are encouraged to sign up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge.

Two Ways to Participate:
Track the Time You Spend Reading This Summer
1. Use our online log at ReadSquared to set a goal for yourself and earn prizes!
2. Sign up for an account at https://dobbsny03.readsquared.com/
3. Set a goal for how much you’d like to read. The minimum goal is 5 hours over the course of the summer.
4. Read! For every minute you read and log, you get 1 point.
5. (optional) Attend programs! For every program you attend and log, you get 75 points. See our calendar for the full list of programs.
6. For every 10% of your goal that you reach, you get a prize from the treasure chest! Readers who complete their goal will get a free book from our book sale at the end of the summer.

Enter the Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Challenge
1. Pick up or print a Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Map (link coming soon).
2. Follow a path on the map, reading a book of any format in each designated category as you travel across the island.
3. Earn an activity kit or toy by forging a path less than 15 spaces long; earn an extra free book for paths longer than 15 spaces.

I have a question and/or I need help! Who should I contact?
Stop by the children’s room Monday-Friday to speak to Ms. Gina, call (914) 693-6615, or email her at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

»

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

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

Sunday, June 30

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.

»

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, June 30

All Day

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

»

Summer Storywalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Summer Storywalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Sunday, June 30

All Day

Visit our Storywalk all Summer long; starting at the Keeper’s House and continuing toward Chestnut Street on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.

Available in Spanish and English.

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Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, June 17

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.

»

Mary's Yarns Crafting Group - Knitters and Crocheters

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group – Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 17

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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Board of Trustees Meeting

Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, June 19

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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Virtual Program: The Rise of the Singer/Songwriter

Virtual Program: The Rise of the Singer/Songwriter

Friday, June 21

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

One of the greatest phenomena of the 1960s & 70s was the rise and popularity of the singer songwriter. Turning away from 1940s crooners and 1950s Doo-wop, the singer songwriter rose to prominence with an arsenal of music that is personal and timely, introspective, and worldly. Clips and discussions will focus on the careers of such talents as Gordon Lightfoot, Cat Stevens, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and so much more! Join us in the healing magic of music.

Presented by Keith Crocker

Registration is REQUIRED; Register here!

Done in collaboration with the Mount Pleasant, Yorktown, and Yonkers Libraries.

»

Pride Month Meet the Author: Eric Rosswood

Pride Month Meet the Author: Eric Rosswood

Saturday, June 22

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Award-winning author Eric Rosswood will present his latest book, Queer Cheer, and lead a discussion on how to embrace your various identities and add queer joy and positivity to all aspects of your life.

Queer Cheer is paced with information relevant to LGBTQ+ teens and covers topics like identity, coming out, trans inclusive body positivity, healthy relationships, self-esteem, activism, and so much more. And what makes this book truly special is that it includes voices from diverse teens across the country, sharing how they have handled various issues in positive ways. Queer Cheer is a celebration of queer culture, letting teens know that they are part of a wonderful community and that they are awesome just the way they are.

Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to sign up!

»

Friends of the Library Book Sale Blowout & Craft Fair

Friends of the Library Book Sale Blowout & Craft Fair

Sunday, June 23

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

It is time for the annual book sale blowout!

Happening in the Library Plaza (Garage if it rains). Tons of gently used books will be out for sale.

Fiction, nonfiction, adults, teens and children materials.

There will also be a draft fair of local artisans in the Community Room.

»

Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, June 24

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.

»

Chess Club (Registration)

Chess Club (Registration)

Monday, June 24

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come learn to play chess with Bradley Wank, Esq. – All Ages welcome!

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

»

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Wednesday, June 26

7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

»

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, June 30

All Day

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

»

Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, July 1

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 - Quilting

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group – Quilting

Monday, July 1

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Interested in Learning How to Quilt?  Our meetings are on the first Monday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm – Please Join Us!

We will provide you with the supplies to create a create a square to add to our annual quilt that will be raffled to benefit the Dobbs Ferry Public Library. You can join at any time at no cost.

Please call 693-6614 to register or email dflfriends@gmail.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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Comedy Open Mic (ON ZOOM)

Comedy Open Mic (ON ZOOM)

Tuesday, July 2

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@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

Show reminder with Zoom link will be sent out the morning of 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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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, July 7

All Day

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, July 8

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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Comedy Open Mic (LIVE AT DIVINO'S)

Comedy Open Mic (LIVE AT DIVINO’S)

Tuesday, July 9

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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Cult Classic Movie Night's Summer Road Series Part I: Vanishing Point

Cult Classic Movie Night’s Summer Road Series Part I: Vanishing Point

Friday, July 12

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Summertime is the best time to hit the road, Jack… or watch a Cult Classic about hitting the road!  Join us for the first installment in our July/August “Summer Road Series” with Vanishing Point (1971/Rated R/99 min/Action, Crime, Thriller)!

summary: Vietnam War hero Kowalski (Barry Newman) has become a pill-addicted driver for hire. Transporting a car from Colorado to California, he enlivens the journey by making a wager with his drug dealer: If the trip takes under 15 hours, Kowalski’s latest amphetamine purchase is free. But Kowalski’s recklessness on the road results in a much-publicized police chase. Radio jock Super Soul (Cleavon Little) covers the pursuit and turns Kowalski, who refuses to pull over, into a martyr for freedom.

Stay after the movie for our always lively Film Discussion where we’ll share 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@DobbsFerryLibrary.org

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Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Saturday, July 13

1:30 pm - 2:30 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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Stand Up Comedy Showcase at DFPL (FREE)

Stand Up Comedy Showcase at DFPL (FREE)

Saturday, July 13

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for our 16th FREE Stand Up Comedy Showcase (intended for 18+) in Dobbs Ferry Public Library’s Community Room!  

please email Reference@DobbsFerryLibrary.org to sign up (room seats 75) doors open 7:30pm with first come, first serve seating for sign-ups  doors open to public at 7:50pm if there is still room

featuring: Host Tim Deery, Tanya Cooper, Anne Stesney, Jay Servedio, and Headliner TBD!

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
our address: 55 Main Street Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
• for any driving in, there are Village Lots and street parking with payment enforced until 8pm via the Park Mobile App
• for any arriving by rail, the library is right up the hill from the Dobbs Ferry Metro North Hudson Line train stop

food + drink
You are welcome to bring in outdoor food and/or drinks, as long as you clean up after yourself.

BIO’S
HOST – TIM DEERY
Our resident Performer/Producer, Tim has run 15 Stand Up Comedy Showcases, 81 Comedy Open Mic’s, 4 FerryCon‘s, 3 Local Filmmakers Spotlight‘s, and 97 Cult Classic Movie Night‘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.
find him on IG: @MummiesOnMainStreet

TANYA COOPER
Tanya Cooper has performed all over NYC,/TriState area, including:Levity Live, EastVille Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, The Metropolitan Room, The Top Secret Comedy Club, (London), The Howling Wolf (Nola), She is the Producer & Host of a world wide podcast “On The Town With Tanya” Sundays at 4pm on Spotify and YouTube.
find her on IG: @HostTanyaCooper

ANNE STESNEY
Anne Stesney has performed all over NYC, including StandUp NY, Broadway Comedy Club and too many Brooklyn bars to name. She placed 3rd out of 60 comics in the 2024 Comedy Mob Festival, and was a top 12 finalist in the Laughing Buddha Comedy Festival.
find her on IG: @AStezComedy

JAY SERVEDIO
Jay Servedio is a Rockland County based comic who has performed all over New York City and the Hudson Valley. In addition to stand up he is a member of the sketch group ‘The Nth Degree’ and a co-host of the “Guinnea Pigs” podcast.
find him on IG: @TheRealJayServedio

HEADLINER – TBD

+ the LIVE musical stylings of: TBD

*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.

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

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Euro Finals Watch Party

Euro Finals Watch Party

Sunday, July 14

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Watch the finals on our new, super comfy chairs!

Pizza and beverages will be served

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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, July 14

3:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, July 15

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, July 15

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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“Adventure Begins At Your Library! A Sensory-Friendly Music, Dance and Comedy Show” with Mr. Matt “The Turtle Man.”

“Adventure Begins At Your Library! A Sensory-Friendly Music, Dance and Comedy Show” with Mr. Matt “The Turtle Man.”

Tuesday, July 16

10:30 am - 11:30 am

All ages

Come join the beloved Children’s Music Youtuber Mr. Matt “The Turtle Man” for an awesome music concert! The show features wonderful classic and original children’s songs and tales that engage children with songs, comedy, music technology and a little bit of swashbuckling! Join us for this novel 30-minute performance which will be accompanied by visual and sensory experiences.

The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers!

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, July 17

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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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, July 21

All Day

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, July 22

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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Grab Bag Movie Night: "Bubble Boy"

Grab Bag Movie Night: “Bubble Boy”

Friday, July 26

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Action! Comedy! Thriller! Fantasy! Anything goes in our Grab Bag movie series!

This month’s feature is: Bubble Boy

Love Conquers All! – Born without immunities, Jimmy Livingston is raised inside a sterile environment in his parents’ home. But when the girl next door – and love of his life – Chloe leaves for Niagara Falls to get married, Jimmy braves the outside world to find her. A raucous comedy starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

2001 – 84 min – Rated PG-13

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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, July 28

All Day

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, July 29

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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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, August 4

All Day

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, August 5

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 - Quilting

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group – Quilting

Monday, August 5

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Interested in Learning How to Quilt?  Our meetings are on the first Monday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm – Please Join Us!

We will provide you with the supplies to create a create a square to add to our annual quilt that will be raffled to benefit the Dobbs Ferry Public Library. You can join at any time at no cost.

Please call 693-6614 to register or email dflfriends@gmail.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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Comedy Open Mic (ON ZOOM)

Comedy Open Mic (ON ZOOM)

Tuesday, August 6

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@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

Show reminder with Zoom link will be sent out the morning of 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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Cult Classic Movie Night's Summer Road Series Part II: The Hitch-Hiker

Cult Classic Movie Night’s Summer Road Series Part II: The Hitch-Hiker

Friday, August 9

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Summertime is the best time to hit the road, Jack… or watch a Cult Classic about hitting the road!  Join us for the second installment in our July/August “Summer Road Series” with The Hitch-Hiker (1953/Not Rated/71 min/Crime, Drama, Film Noir)!

summary: Based on a true story, two fishermen pick up a hitchhiker and get more than they bargained for on a trip to Mexico.  The Hitch-Hiker was the first American mainstream film noir directed by a woman and was selected in 1998 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”

Stay after the movie for our always lively Film Discussion where we’ll share 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@DobbsFerryLibrary.org

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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, August 11

All Day

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, August 12

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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Comedy Open Mic (LIVE AT DIVINO'S)

Comedy Open Mic (LIVE AT DIVINO’S)

Tuesday, August 13

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.

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

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Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Saturday, August 17

1:30 pm - 2:30 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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Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, August 19

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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Spring StoryWalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Spring StoryWalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Sunday, June 16

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, June 16

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

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, June 17

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, June 18

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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Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth Celebration

Wednesday, June 19

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 5-10

Celebrate Juneteenth with a storytime and fun activities, featuring special guests local organization Parenting Children of Color.

Registration REQUIREDemail childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org 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, June 19

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, June 19

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): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Thursday, June 20

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

AVAILABLE SPACE ON THURSDAYS – last session June 20th

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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Lego Club in the Children's Room

Lego Club in the Children’s Room

Friday, June 21

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: Summer Reading Hot Air Balloons - Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Summer Reading Hot Air Balloons – Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Saturday, June 22

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 – Summer Reading Hot Air Balloons

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Friends of the Library Book Sale Blowout & Craft Fair

Friends of the Library Book Sale Blowout & Craft Fair

Sunday, June 23

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

It is time for the annual book sale blowout!

Happening in the Library Plaza (Garage if it rains). Tons of gently used books will be out for sale.

Fiction, nonfiction, adults, teens and children materials.

There will also be a draft fair of local artisans in the Community Room.

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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, June 23

12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, June 24

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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Chess Club (Registration)

Chess Club (Registration)

Monday, June 24

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come learn to play chess with Bradley Wank, Esq. – All Ages welcome!

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

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Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Tuesday, June 25

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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Summer Reading Kickoff

Summer Reading Kickoff

Wednesday, June 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 3+

Come to the library to watch Disney Pixar’s “Up”, make your own adventure book, and take a balloon home to hype yourself up!

Registration REQUIRED — email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to register!

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2024 Children's Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

2024 Children’s Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

Wednesday, June 26

7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Kids ages 3 to 12 are eligible for our children’s summer reading game. This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating – Kids below the age of 3 are encouraged to sign up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge.

Two Ways to Participate:
Track the Time You Spend Reading This Summer
1. Use our online log at ReadSquared to set a goal for yourself and earn prizes!
2. Sign up for an account at https://dobbsny03.readsquared.com/
3. Set a goal for how much you’d like to read. The minimum goal is 5 hours over the course of the summer.
4. Read! For every minute you read and log, you get 1 point.
5. (optional) Attend programs! For every program you attend and log, you get 75 points. See our calendar for the full list of programs.
6. For every 10% of your goal that you reach, you get a prize from the treasure chest! Readers who complete their goal will get a free book from our book sale at the end of the summer.

Enter the Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Challenge
1. Pick up or print a Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Map (link coming soon).
2. Follow a path on the map, reading a book of any format in each designated category as you travel across the island.
3. Earn an activity kit or toy by forging a path less than 15 spaces long; earn an extra free book for paths longer than 15 spaces.

I have a question and/or I need help! Who should I contact?
Stop by the children’s room Monday-Friday to speak to Ms. Gina, call (914) 693-6615, or email her at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Storywalk Kickoff at the Keeper's House

Storywalk Kickoff at the Keeper’s House

Thursday, June 27

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Ages 2-4

Launch the new storywalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail with Ms. Gina at the Keeper’s House at 15 Walnut Street! Kick off the summer storywalk with a craft and a short story hike down the trail to celebrate our new book Tierra, Tierrita / Earth, Little Earth by Jorge Tetl Argueta. Don’t worry if you miss the event — you can check out the storywalk all summer long whenever you walk the trail.

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Lego Club in the Children's Room

Lego Club in the Children’s Room

Friday, June 28

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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2024 Children's Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

2024 Children’s Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

Sunday, June 30

All Day

Kids ages 3 to 12 are eligible for our children’s summer reading game. This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating – Kids below the age of 3 are encouraged to sign up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge.

Two Ways to Participate:
Track the Time You Spend Reading This Summer
1. Use our online log at ReadSquared to set a goal for yourself and earn prizes!
2. Sign up for an account at https://dobbsny03.readsquared.com/
3. Set a goal for how much you’d like to read. The minimum goal is 5 hours over the course of the summer.
4. Read! For every minute you read and log, you get 1 point.
5. (optional) Attend programs! For every program you attend and log, you get 75 points. See our calendar for the full list of programs.
6. For every 10% of your goal that you reach, you get a prize from the treasure chest! Readers who complete their goal will get a free book from our book sale at the end of the summer.

Enter the Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Challenge
1. Pick up or print a Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Map (link coming soon).
2. Follow a path on the map, reading a book of any format in each designated category as you travel across the island.
3. Earn an activity kit or toy by forging a path less than 15 spaces long; earn an extra free book for paths longer than 15 spaces.

I have a question and/or I need help! Who should I contact?
Stop by the children’s room Monday-Friday to speak to Ms. Gina, call (914) 693-6615, or email her at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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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, June 30

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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Summer Storywalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Summer Storywalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Sunday, June 30

All Day

Visit our Storywalk all Summer long; starting at the Keeper’s House and continuing toward Chestnut Street on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.

Available in Spanish and English.

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Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, July 1

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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RPG Character Camp (Registration)

RPG Character Camp (Registration)

Monday, July 1

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8-18, registration required – you must attend all 3 workshops

Character Camp is a three day workshop for young people who want to get better at the acting half of tabletop role playing games like (but not only!) Dungeons and Dragons.

You’ll learn:

  • necessary and important skills to embody your character
  • tricks to help build an immersive experience
  • an intro to acting and improv (no prior experience needed)
  • the basic mechanics of creating a D&D character

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

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Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime

Tuesday, July 2

10:30 am - 11:00 am

18 to 36 months.

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

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

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RPG Character Camp (Registration)

RPG Character Camp (Registration)

Tuesday, July 2

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8-18, registration required – you must attend all 3 workshops

Character Camp is a three day workshop for young people who want to get better at the acting half of tabletop role playing games like (but not only!) Dungeons and Dragons.

You’ll learn:

  • necessary and important skills to embody your character
  • tricks to help build an immersive experience
  • an intro to acting and improv (no prior experience needed)
  • the basic mechanics of creating a D&D character

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

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RPG Character Camp (Registration)

RPG Character Camp (Registration)

Wednesday, July 3

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8-18, registration required – you must attend all 3 workshops

Character Camp is a three day workshop for young people who want to get better at the acting half of tabletop role playing games like (but not only!) Dungeons and Dragons.

You’ll learn:

  • necessary and important skills to embody your character
  • tricks to help build an immersive experience
  • an intro to acting and improv (no prior experience needed)
  • the basic mechanics of creating a D&D character

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

»

Lego Club in the Children's Room

Lego Club in the Children’s Room

Friday, July 5

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: Tissue Paper Watermelon Fans - Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Tissue Paper Watermelon Fans – Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Saturday, July 6

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 – Tissue Paper Watermelon Fans

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2024 Children's Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

2024 Children’s Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

Sunday, July 7

All Day

Kids ages 3 to 12 are eligible for our children’s summer reading game. This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating – Kids below the age of 3 are encouraged to sign up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge.

Two Ways to Participate:
Track the Time You Spend Reading This Summer
1. Use our online log at ReadSquared to set a goal for yourself and earn prizes!
2. Sign up for an account at https://dobbsny03.readsquared.com/
3. Set a goal for how much you’d like to read. The minimum goal is 5 hours over the course of the summer.
4. Read! For every minute you read and log, you get 1 point.
5. (optional) Attend programs! For every program you attend and log, you get 75 points. See our calendar for the full list of programs.
6. For every 10% of your goal that you reach, you get a prize from the treasure chest! Readers who complete their goal will get a free book from our book sale at the end of the summer.

Enter the Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Challenge
1. Pick up or print a Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Map (link coming soon).
2. Follow a path on the map, reading a book of any format in each designated category as you travel across the island.
3. Earn an activity kit or toy by forging a path less than 15 spaces long; earn an extra free book for paths longer than 15 spaces.

I have a question and/or I need help! Who should I contact?
Stop by the children’s room Monday-Friday to speak to Ms. Gina, call (914) 693-6615, or email her at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

»

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

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

Sunday, July 7

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.

»

Summer Storywalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Summer Storywalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Sunday, July 7

All Day

Visit our Storywalk all Summer long; starting at the Keeper’s House and continuing toward Chestnut Street on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.

Available in Spanish and English.

»

Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, July 8

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.

»

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime

Tuesday, July 9

10:30 am - 11:00 am

18 to 36 months.

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

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

»

Table Top Role-Playing Game Tasting Club (Registration)

Table Top Role-Playing Game Tasting Club (Registration)

Wednesday, July 10

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8-18

Love D&D? Try out three other tabletop roleplaying games to explore new settings and mechanics. We will do two sessions each of Mausritter, Pirate Borg, and FIST.

You must be able to make it to both sessions of at least one game; please let us know what you prefer when you register. Due to space restrictions, we may only be able to place you in one of the three games.

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

  • Mausritter: Inspirations: Redwall, The Secret of NIMH, Lord of the Rings.  tep into the shoes of a brave little mouse and explore the great, big world! Use your wits and teamwork to survive dangerous challenges and defeat powerful foes. Survive long enough and you may become heroes of legend! If you are new to roleplaying games or D&D looks too complex, Mausritter is a great introduction for players of all ages.
  • Pirate Borg: Inspirations: Pirates of the Caribbean, works of HP Lovecraft, The Secret of Monkey Island. Explore the undead-infested Dark Caribbean in search of treasure and infamy. Find treasure, bury it, and search for someone else’s hidden loot. Steal a ship, fight the British, and flee from the unknowable terrors of the deep. Be the filthy, greedy scoundrel you always wanted to be and live the pirate life!
  • FIST: Inspirations: Your favorite action heroes, spy movies, and Saturday morning cartoons. Take on the role of a paranormal mercenary and fight the battles no one else can. As a member of the Freelance Infantry Strike Team, you can expect to: prevent an Alien plot to brainwash the planet, battle legions of laser dinosaurs from the future, and rescue the President from a space volcano lair (again). Use your brains, tools, and a near-infinite supply of cool sunglasses to defend the world!

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Toddler/Pre-K Transportation Exploration Storycraft

Toddler/Pre-K Transportation Exploration Storycraft

Thursday, July 11

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Ages 2-5

Join Ms. Gina to read Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and The Babies on the Bus before making toy buses to drive around on our big town map.

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Adventures in Improv with River's Edge Theatre Company (Registration)

Adventures in Improv with River’s Edge Theatre Company (Registration)

Thursday, July 11

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 6-10

Embark on a journey of creativity and spontaneity with River’s Edge Theatre Company! Adventures in Improv encourages young actors of all levels to develop the fundamental principles of improv – teamwork, active listening, quick thinking, and fearless self expression. From imaginative storytelling to hilarious character creation, each class offers a new adventure in an inclusive and supportive environment. Taught by Katie Kopajtic.

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

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Lego Club in the Children's Room

Lego Club in the Children’s Room

Friday, July 12

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: Paper Bag Adventurer Craft - Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Paper Bag Adventurer Craft – Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Saturday, July 13

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 – Paper Bag Adventurer Craft

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Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Saturday, July 13

1:30 pm - 2:30 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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Print of the Month: Rainbow

Sunday, June 16

All Day

Celebrate pride with your own rainbow made using the library’s 3D printer!

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

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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, June 16

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, June 16

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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Teen Yoga (Registration)

Teen Yoga (Registration)

Tuesday, June 18

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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Teen Manga Book Club: "Spy x Family Volume 2" (Registration)

Teen Manga Book Club: “Spy x Family Volume 2” (Registration)

Tuesday, June 18

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Each month we’ll read a different manga and talk about it over snacks!

This month we’re reading: Spy x Family Volume 2. Get the book here!

Join the club and vote to decide our next read.

Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to sign up and request a copy of the book.

 

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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, June 19

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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Virtual Program: Amplify Our Voices Animation Class

Virtual Program: Amplify Our Voices Animation Class

Wednesday, June 19

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Teens Ages 13+

Create your own animations in this beginners class for teens!

Join Upendo Books to hear the story of Tracy K. Shaw, founder and CEO of Black Women Animate and the youngest CEO in the animation industry, and learn the basic skills required to create your own animations!

Must be able to attend both sessions.

Register here!

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, June 19

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): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Thursday, June 20

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

AVAILABLE SPACE ON THURSDAYS – last session June 20th

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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Virtual Program: Amplify Our Voices Animation Class

Virtual Program: Amplify Our Voices Animation Class

Thursday, June 20

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Teens Ages 13+

Create your own animations in this beginners class for teens!

Join Upendo Books to hear the story of Tracy K. Shaw, founder and CEO of Black Women Animate and the youngest CEO in the animation industry, and learn the basic skills required to create your own animations!

Must be able to attend both sessions.

Register here!

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Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Friday, June 21

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.

»

Lego Club in the Children's Room

Lego Club in the Children’s Room

Friday, June 21

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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Pride Month Meet the Author: Eric Rosswood

Pride Month Meet the Author: Eric Rosswood

Saturday, June 22

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Award-winning author Eric Rosswood will present his latest book, Queer Cheer, and lead a discussion on how to embrace your various identities and add queer joy and positivity to all aspects of your life.

Queer Cheer is paced with information relevant to LGBTQ+ teens and covers topics like identity, coming out, trans inclusive body positivity, healthy relationships, self-esteem, activism, and so much more. And what makes this book truly special is that it includes voices from diverse teens across the country, sharing how they have handled various issues in positive ways. Queer Cheer is a celebration of queer culture, letting teens know that they are part of a wonderful community and that they are awesome just the way they are.

Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to sign up!

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Friends of the Library Book Sale Blowout & Craft Fair

Friends of the Library Book Sale Blowout & Craft Fair

Sunday, June 23

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

It is time for the annual book sale blowout!

Happening in the Library Plaza (Garage if it rains). Tons of gently used books will be out for sale.

Fiction, nonfiction, adults, teens and children materials.

There will also be a draft fair of local artisans in the Community Room.

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Print of the Month: Rainbow

Sunday, June 23

12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Celebrate pride with your own rainbow made using the library’s 3D printer!

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

»

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

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

Sunday, June 23

12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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, June 23

12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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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Chess Club (Registration)

Chess Club (Registration)

Monday, June 24

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come learn to play chess with Bradley Wank, Esq. – All Ages welcome!

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

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Teen 2024 Summer Reading BINGO (June 26 to August 16)

Teen 2024 Summer Reading BINGO (June 26 to August 16)

Wednesday, June 26

7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Adventure Begins at Your Library!

Complete activities on the board – get small prizes for every activity you complete; when you get a BINGO (across, down or diagonal), return this sheet to the library to be registered to win a grand prize!

Download the Bingo Card here – cards must be returned by August 16th to qualify for grand prize drawing.

Questions?  Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Friday, June 28

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.

»

Lego Club in the Children's Room

Lego Club in the Children’s Room

Friday, June 28

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.

»

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

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

Sunday, June 30

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.

»

Teen 2024 Summer Reading BINGO (June 26 to August 16)

Teen 2024 Summer Reading BINGO (June 26 to August 16)

Sunday, June 30

All Day

Adventure Begins at Your Library!

Complete activities on the board – get small prizes for every activity you complete; when you get a BINGO (across, down or diagonal), return this sheet to the library to be registered to win a grand prize!

Download the Bingo Card here – cards must be returned by August 16th to qualify for grand prize drawing.

Questions?  Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org

»

Teen Book Bundles

Teen Book Bundles

Sunday, June 30

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.

»

RPG Character Camp (Registration)

RPG Character Camp (Registration)

Monday, July 1

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8-18, registration required – you must attend all 3 workshops

Character Camp is a three day workshop for young people who want to get better at the acting half of tabletop role playing games like (but not only!) Dungeons and Dragons.

You’ll learn:

  • necessary and important skills to embody your character
  • tricks to help build an immersive experience
  • an intro to acting and improv (no prior experience needed)
  • the basic mechanics of creating a D&D character

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

»

RPG Character Camp (Registration)

RPG Character Camp (Registration)

Tuesday, July 2

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8-18, registration required – you must attend all 3 workshops

Character Camp is a three day workshop for young people who want to get better at the acting half of tabletop role playing games like (but not only!) Dungeons and Dragons.

You’ll learn:

  • necessary and important skills to embody your character
  • tricks to help build an immersive experience
  • an intro to acting and improv (no prior experience needed)
  • the basic mechanics of creating a D&D character

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

»

RPG Character Camp (Registration)

RPG Character Camp (Registration)

Wednesday, July 3

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8-18, registration required – you must attend all 3 workshops

Character Camp is a three day workshop for young people who want to get better at the acting half of tabletop role playing games like (but not only!) Dungeons and Dragons.

You’ll learn:

  • necessary and important skills to embody your character
  • tricks to help build an immersive experience
  • an intro to acting and improv (no prior experience needed)
  • the basic mechanics of creating a D&D character

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

»

Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Friday, July 5

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.

»

Lego Club in the Children's Room

Lego Club in the Children’s Room

Friday, July 5

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.

»

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

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

Sunday, July 7

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.

»

Teen 2024 Summer Reading BINGO (June 26 to August 16)

Teen 2024 Summer Reading BINGO (June 26 to August 16)

Sunday, July 7

All Day

Adventure Begins at Your Library!

Complete activities on the board – get small prizes for every activity you complete; when you get a BINGO (across, down or diagonal), return this sheet to the library to be registered to win a grand prize!

Download the Bingo Card here – cards must be returned by August 16th to qualify for grand prize drawing.

Questions?  Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org

»

Teen Book Bundles

Teen Book Bundles

Sunday, July 7

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.

»

Table Top Role-Playing Game Tasting Club (Registration)

Table Top Role-Playing Game Tasting Club (Registration)

Wednesday, July 10

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8-18

Love D&D? Try out three other tabletop roleplaying games to explore new settings and mechanics. We will do two sessions each of Mausritter, Pirate Borg, and FIST.

You must be able to make it to both sessions of at least one game; please let us know what you prefer when you register. Due to space restrictions, we may only be able to place you in one of the three games.

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

  • Mausritter: Inspirations: Redwall, The Secret of NIMH, Lord of the Rings.  tep into the shoes of a brave little mouse and explore the great, big world! Use your wits and teamwork to survive dangerous challenges and defeat powerful foes. Survive long enough and you may become heroes of legend! If you are new to roleplaying games or D&D looks too complex, Mausritter is a great introduction for players of all ages.
  • Pirate Borg: Inspirations: Pirates of the Caribbean, works of HP Lovecraft, The Secret of Monkey Island. Explore the undead-infested Dark Caribbean in search of treasure and infamy. Find treasure, bury it, and search for someone else’s hidden loot. Steal a ship, fight the British, and flee from the unknowable terrors of the deep. Be the filthy, greedy scoundrel you always wanted to be and live the pirate life!
  • FIST: Inspirations: Your favorite action heroes, spy movies, and Saturday morning cartoons. Take on the role of a paranormal mercenary and fight the battles no one else can. As a member of the Freelance Infantry Strike Team, you can expect to: prevent an Alien plot to brainwash the planet, battle legions of laser dinosaurs from the future, and rescue the President from a space volcano lair (again). Use your brains, tools, and a near-infinite supply of cool sunglasses to defend the world!

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Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Friday, July 12

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, July 12

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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Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Saturday, July 13

1:30 pm - 2:30 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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Euro Finals Watch Party

Euro Finals Watch Party

Sunday, July 14

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Watch the finals on our new, super comfy chairs!

Pizza and beverages will be served

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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, July 14

3:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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 2024 Summer Reading BINGO (June 26 to August 16)

Teen 2024 Summer Reading BINGO (June 26 to August 16)

Sunday, July 14

3:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Adventure Begins at Your Library!

Complete activities on the board – get small prizes for every activity you complete; when you get a BINGO (across, down or diagonal), return this sheet to the library to be registered to win a grand prize!

Download the Bingo Card here – cards must be returned by August 16th to qualify for grand prize drawing.

Questions?  Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Teen Book Bundles

Teen Book Bundles

Sunday, July 14

3:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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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Mary's Yarns Crafting Group - Knitters and Crocheters

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group – Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 17

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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Board of Trustees Meeting

Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, June 19

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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Friends of the Library Book Sale Blowout & Craft Fair

Friends of the Library Book Sale Blowout & Craft Fair

Sunday, June 23

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

It is time for the annual book sale blowout!

Happening in the Library Plaza (Garage if it rains). Tons of gently used books will be out for sale.

Fiction, nonfiction, adults, teens and children materials.

There will also be a draft fair of local artisans in the Community Room.

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Chess Club (Registration)

Chess Club (Registration)

Monday, June 24

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come learn to play chess with Bradley Wank, Esq. – All Ages welcome!

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

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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Wednesday, June 26

7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, June 30

All Day

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Mary's Yarns Crafting Group - Quilting

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group – Quilting

Monday, July 1

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Interested in Learning How to Quilt?  Our meetings are on the first Monday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm – Please Join Us!

We will provide you with the supplies to create a create a square to add to our annual quilt that will be raffled to benefit the Dobbs Ferry Public Library. You can join at any time at no cost.

Please call 693-6614 to register or email dflfriends@gmail.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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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, July 7

All Day

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Saturday, July 13

1:30 pm - 2:30 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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Euro Finals Watch Party

Euro Finals Watch Party

Sunday, July 14

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Watch the finals on our new, super comfy chairs!

Pizza and beverages will be served

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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, July 14

3:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Mary's Yarns Crafting Group - Knitters and Crocheters

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group – Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 15

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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“Adventure Begins At Your Library! A Sensory-Friendly Music, Dance and Comedy Show” with Mr. Matt “The Turtle Man.”

“Adventure Begins At Your Library! A Sensory-Friendly Music, Dance and Comedy Show” with Mr. Matt “The Turtle Man.”

Tuesday, July 16

10:30 am - 11:30 am

All ages

Come join the beloved Children’s Music Youtuber Mr. Matt “The Turtle Man” for an awesome music concert! The show features wonderful classic and original children’s songs and tales that engage children with songs, comedy, music technology and a little bit of swashbuckling! Join us for this novel 30-minute performance which will be accompanied by visual and sensory experiences.

The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers!

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, July 17

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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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, July 21

All Day

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, July 28

All Day

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, August 4

All Day

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Mary's Yarns Crafting Group - Quilting

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group – Quilting

Monday, August 5

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Interested in Learning How to Quilt?  Our meetings are on the first Monday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm – Please Join Us!

We will provide you with the supplies to create a create a square to add to our annual quilt that will be raffled to benefit the Dobbs Ferry Public Library. You can join at any time at no cost.

Please call 693-6614 to register or email dflfriends@gmail.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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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, August 11

All Day

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Saturday, August 17

1:30 pm - 2:30 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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Mary's Yarns Crafting Group - Knitters and Crocheters

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group – Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, August 19

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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Dungeons & Dragons Q&A for Parents (Registration)

Dungeons & Dragons Q&A for Parents (Registration)

Wednesday, August 21

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Is your child asking about Dungeons & Dragons, but you don’t have the answers? Join parent volunteer and Dungeon Master Alex Peck for a drop-in session where you can learn more about this tabletop roleplaying game and how you can help your child set up a game at home. If you’re interested, you can also discuss getting involved with the library’s D&D club.

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

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Dungeons & Dragons Q&A for Parents (Registration)

Dungeons & Dragons Q&A for Parents (Registration)

Wednesday, August 28

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Is your child asking about Dungeons & Dragons, but you don’t have the answers? Join parent volunteer and Dungeon Master Alex Peck for a drop-in session where you can learn more about this tabletop roleplaying game and how you can help your child set up a game at home. If you’re interested, you can also discuss getting involved with the library’s D&D club.

Registration required – 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, June 18

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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Romance Book Club: "Late Bloomer"

Romance Book Club: “Late Bloomer”

Wednesday, June 26

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the DFPL for a summer kickoff for our romance book club. This month we’re featuring Late Bloomer by Mazey Eddings.

Copies of this book will be available for pick up at the circulation desk.

To register, email sbock@dobbsferrylibrary.org!

 

Winning the lottery has ruined Opal Devlin’s life. After quitting her dead-end job where she’d earned minimum wage and even less respect, she’s bombarded by people knocking at her door for a handout the second they found out her bank account was overflowing with cash. And Opal can’t seem to stop saying yes.

With her tender heart thoroughly abused, Opal decides to protect herself by any means necessary, which to her translates to putting almost all her new money to buying a failing flower farm in Asheville, North Carolina to let the flowers live out their plant destiny while she uses the cabin on the property to start her painting business.

But her plans for isolation and self-preservation go hopelessly awry when an angry (albeit gorgeous) Pepper Boden is waiting for her at her new farm. Pepper states she’s the rightful owner of Thistle and Bloom Farms, and isn’t moving out. The unlikely pair strike up an agreement of co-habitation, and butt heads at every turn. Can these opposites both live out their dreams and plant roots? Or will their combustible arguing (and growing attraction) burn the whole place down?

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Town and Gown Literary Discussion Group: "The Crying of Lot 49" via ZOOM (Registration)

Town and Gown Literary Discussion Group: “The Crying of Lot 49” via ZOOM (Registration)

Wednesday, July 17

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This month, we will be reading “The Crying of Lot 49” by Thomas Pynchon. Get the book at the Library!

The Crying of Lot 49 is Thomas Pynchon’s highly original classic satire of modern America, about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in what would appear to be an international conspiracy.

When her ex-lover, wealthy real-estate tycoon Pierce Inverarity, dies and designates her the coexecutor of his estate, California housewife Oedipa Maas is thrust into a paranoid mystery of metaphors, symbols, and the United States Postal Service. Traveling across Southern California, she meets some extremely interesting characters, and attains a not inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.

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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Reader's Circle: "Lessons in Chemistry"

Reader’s Circle: “Lessons in Chemistry”

Thursday, July 25

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park (Weather Permitting)

This month, we will be reading “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus. Get the book at the Library!

Register with reference@dobbsferrylibrary.org for the exact location — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results. But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.

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Romance Book Club: "It Happened One Summer" (Registration)

Romance Book Club: “It Happened One Summer” (Registration)

Wednesday, July 31

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sink in deep with this swoony, summery romance with a grumpy sea captain and a city-girl from Tessa Bailey, It Happened One Summer.

Copies of this book will be available for pick up at the circulation desk.

To register, email sbock@dobbsferrylibrary.org!

Book blurb:
Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father’s dive bar… in Washington.

Piper hasn’t even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets big, bearded sea captain Brendan, who thinks she won’t last a week outside of Beverly Hills. So what if Piper can’t do math, and the idea of sleeping in a shabby apartment with bunk beds gives her hives. How bad could it really be? She’s determined to show her stepfather—and the hot, grumpy local—that she’s more than a pretty face.

Except it’s a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there’s an undeniable attraction simmering between them. Piper doesn’t want any distractions, especially feelings for a man who sails off into the sunset for weeks at a time. Yet as she reconnects with her past and begins to feel at home in Westport, Piper starts to wonder if the cold, glamorous life she knew is what she truly wants. LA is calling her name, but Brendan—and this town full of memories—may have already caught her heart.

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