First Day of Hanukkah Storytime

First Day of Hanukkah Storytime

Thursday, December 7

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Ages 3-5

Join Ms. Gina for a storytime and a chance to make your own menorah to use for each of the upcoming eight nights of Hanukkah.

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Join the Teen Advisory Group!

Join the Teen Advisory Group!

Thursday, December 7

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Want to make a difference in your community and get volunteer credit hours? Apply to become a member of TAG at DFPL! We’ll meet monthly to discuss your ideas, work on projects to improve the library and its services, and have pizza.

Sign up here!

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

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

Thursday, December 7

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 dobchildref@wlsmail.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex Yeranossian at ayeranossian@wlsmail.org.

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Learn the Programming Language PYTHON via ZOOM (Registration)

Learn the Programming Language PYTHON via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, December 7

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grades 6 – 10

Join Julia from the Technochix for a 6-week class to learn the programming language PYTHON.  Start learning the basics and developing a valuable skill, then share your final project at the end on the course.

Meeting Dates Thursdays – all meetings take place on ZOOM:

  • Nov. 2
  • Nov. 9
  • Nov. 16
  • Nov. 30
  • Dec. 7
  • Dec. 14

Limited space available – email dobteen@wlsmail.org to register or for more info.

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Grab Bag Movie Night: Seven Years in Tibet

Grab Bag Movie Night: Seven Years in Tibet

Friday, December 8

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Action! Comedy! Thriller! Fantasy! Anything goes in our Grab Bag movie series! This month’s feature:

Seven Years in Tibet

During World War II, Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer escapes from a prison camp in India and manages to reach the Tibetan capital, the forbidden city of Lhasa. There, he meets and befriends Gyalwa Rinpoche – the 14th Dali Lama. Starring Brad Pitt, based on true events.

1997 / 139 min / PG-13

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

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

Saturday, December 9

All Day

Ages 3 and up.

Pick up a kit containing a craft that you can do at home – supplies are limited!

This Week’s Craft – Paper Plate Wreaths

Call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.

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Join The DFPL Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Join The DFPL Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Sunday, December 10

All Day

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

Contact Teen Librarian Alex with any questions!

dobteen@wlsmail.org

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

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

Sunday, December 10

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, December 10

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, December 11

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.

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

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Tween Book Club: "The Barren Grounds"

Tween Book Club: “The Barren Grounds”

Monday, December 11

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 8-12

Join us for a once-a-month kids’ book club! We read a new book every month, then meet discuss our thoughts and do a trivia battle against each other! This month, we will be reading The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson.

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

 

Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in an epic middle grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Robertson.

Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their culture and each other, and struggle to fit in at school and at their new home — until they find a secret place, walled off in an unfinished attic bedroom. A portal opens to another reality, Askí, bringing them onto frozen, barren grounds, where they meet Ochek (Fisher). The only hunter supporting his starving community, Misewa, Ochek welcomes the human children, teaching them traditional ways to survive. But as the need for food becomes desperate, they embark on a dangerous mission. Accompanied by Arik, a sassy Squirrel they catch stealing from the trapline, they try to save Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything — including them.

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New Date: Hybrid Virtual and In-Person Town and Gown Literary Discussion Group: "Las Madres"

New Date: Hybrid Virtual and In-Person Town and Gown Literary Discussion Group: “Las Madres”

Monday, December 11

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This month, we will be reading “Las Madres” by Esmeralda Santiago. Get the book!

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

They refer to themselves as “las Madres,” a close-knit group of women who, with their daughters, have created a family based on friendship and blood ties.Their story begins in Puerto Rico in 1975 when fifteen-year-old Luz, the tallest girl in her dance academy and the only Black one in a sea of petite, light-skinned, delicate swans, is seriously injured in a car accident. Tragically, her brilliant, multilingual scientist parents are both killed in the crash. Now orphaned, Luz navigates the pressures of adolescence and copes with the aftershock of a brain injury, when two new friends enter her life, Ada and Shirley. Luz’s days are consumed with aches and pains, and her memory of the accident is wiped clean, but she suffers spells that send her mind to times and places she can’t share with others.

In 2017, in the Bronx, Luz’s adult daughter, Marysol, wishes she better understood her. But how can she when her mother barely remembers her own life? To help, Ada and Shirley’s daughter, Graciela, suggests a vacation in Puerto Rico for the extended group, as an opportunity for Luz to unearth long-buried memories and for Marysol to learn more about her mother’s early life. But despite all their careful planning, two hurricanes, back-to-back, disrupt their homecoming, and a secret is revealed that blows their lives wide open. In a voice that sings with warmth, humor, friendship, and pride, celebrated author Esmeralda Santiago unspools a story of women’s sexuality, shame, disability, and love within a community rocked by disaster.

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Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime

Tuesday, December 12

10:30 am - 11:00 am

18 to 36 months.

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

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

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

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Hybrid Virtual and In-Person Writers Circle

Hybrid Virtual and In-Person Writers Circle

Tuesday, December 12

3:00 pm - 4:00 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 dobref@wlsmail.org to get the Zoom link — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

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Teen Manga and Anime Club (Registration Requested)

Teen Manga and Anime Club (Registration Requested)

Tuesday, December 12

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Have snacks, geek out over your favorite anime & manga, choose our next read, and watch your favorite anime on Crunchyroll!

Manga are comics or graphic novels originating from Japan that are typically read right to left.  Anime is a style of Japanese film & TV animation.  Learn more and check out our manga collection at DFPL.

Email Alex at dobteen@wlsmail.org for information and to sign up.

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Virtual Program: Applying to College

Virtual Program: Applying to College

Tuesday, December 12

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you or someone you know is going through the college application process, Amy Gonzalez (Outreach Coordinator for Westchester Library System) is here to help! She’ll go over all the important information you need in order to successfully apply to the college of your choice!

This event is taking place on Zoom. Email dobteen@wlsmail.org to register.

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Comedy Open Mic (LIVE AT DIVINO'S)

Comedy Open Mic (LIVE AT DIVINO’S)

Tuesday, December 12

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

SIGN UP STARTS AT 7:30PM IN PERSON

*1 DRINK MINIMUM FOR PERFORMERS

INTENDED FOR AUDIENCE 18+ 

Following a traditional Comedy Open Mic format, comedians new and old — who want to work on new jokes, change old ones, or just experiment — sign up and get 5 minutes apiece to perform.

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

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

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

Wednesday, December 13

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 dobchildref@wlsmail.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex Yeranossian at ayeranossian@wlsmail.org.

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Reader's Circle: "The Mitford Affair"

Reader’s Circle: “The Mitford Affair”

Thursday, December 14

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This month, we will be reading “The Mitford Affair” by Marie Benedict. Get the book at the Library!

Between the World Wars, the six Mitford sisters—each more beautiful, brilliant, and eccentric than the next—dominate the English political, literary, and social scenes. Though they’ve weathered scandals before, the family falls into disarray when Diana divorces her wealthy husband to marry a fascist leader and Unity follows her sister’s lead all the way to Munich, inciting rumors that she’s become Hitler’s mistress.

As the Nazis rise in power, novelist Nancy Mitford grows suspicious of her sisters’ constant visits to Germany and the high-ranking fascist company they keep. When she overhears alarming conversations and uncovers disquieting documents, Nancy must make excruciating choices as Great Britain goes to war with Germany.

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Chess Club (Registration)

Chess Club (Registration)

Thursday, December 14

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Thursday, December 14

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 dobchildref@wlsmail.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex Yeranossian at ayeranossian@wlsmail.org.

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Learn the Programming Language PYTHON via ZOOM (Registration)

Learn the Programming Language PYTHON via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, December 14

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grades 6 – 10

Join Julia from the Technochix for a 6-week class to learn the programming language PYTHON.  Start learning the basics and developing a valuable skill, then share your final project at the end on the course.

Meeting Dates Thursdays – all meetings take place on ZOOM:

  • Nov. 2
  • Nov. 9
  • Nov. 16
  • Nov. 30
  • Dec. 7
  • Dec. 14

Limited space available – email dobteen@wlsmail.org to register or for more info.

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Movie Night at the Library: "Die Hard"

Movie Night at the Library: “Die Hard”

Thursday, December 14

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

On our digital HD projector, we will be showing:

Die Hard (1988 / R / 132m / Action, Thriller)

NYC cop John McClane fights terrorists in an L.A. high-rise in a bid to rescue his estranged wife, who happens to be one of the hostages. Meanwhile, the terrorists attempt to steal $600 million from a high-tech safe.

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Lego Club in the Community Room

Lego Club in the Community Room

Friday, December 15

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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Movie Night at the Library: "Edward Scissorhands"

Movie Night at the Library: “Edward Scissorhands”

Friday, December 15

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On our digital HD projector, we will be showing:

Edward Scissorhands (1990 / PG-13 / 105m / Drama, Fantasy, Romance)

 

The solitary life of an artificial man – who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands – is upended when he is taken in by a suburban family.

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

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

Saturday, December 16

All Day

Ages 3 and up.

Pick up a kit containing a craft that you can do at home – supplies are limited!

This Week’s Craft – Festive Snowman Scenes

Call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.

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Paws for Reading with Buddy

Paws for Reading with Buddy

Saturday, December 16

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Holiday Stand Up Comedy Showcase at DFPL (FREE)

Holiday Stand Up Comedy Showcase at DFPL (FREE)

Saturday, December 16

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Bust out your ugly holiday sweaters and join us for our 13th FREE Stand Up Comedy Showcase (intended for 18+) in Dobbs Ferry Public Library’s Community Room!  

please email dobref@wlsmail.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 comedians: PJ Slattery, Clementine, Tim Deery, Allen Enlow, John Esposito, and Headliner Sean Conran + a *SPECIAL HOLIDAY GUEST APPEARANCE 🎅!!! (see bio’s below)

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

transportation
our address: 55 Main Street Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
• for any driving in, there are Village Lots and street parking 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
PJ Slattery
Voted “Carmel New Yorks  funniest” by himself, PJ Slattery has been performing standup since 2020.
find him on IG: @PJSlatsComedy

Clementine
Clementine has been studying and performing comedy for 14 years, beginning as an improviser in NYC at Gotham City Improv, then performing stand up through Manhattan Comedy School, The Ridgefield Playhouse under the tutelage of Christine O’Leary, Gotham Comedy Club, and NYC’s Magnet Theatre with multi-Moth champion Adam Wade.  She is currently a member of Westchester Improvisers and The Crows improv groups and can be found performing stand up throughout the tri-state. Her most loyal audience is her car steering wheel, as she puts on the miles from gig to gig!

Tim Deery
Our resident Performer/Producer, Tim has run 12 Stand Up Comedy Showcases, 67 Comedy Open Mic’s, 4 FerryCon‘s, 3 Local Filmmakers Spotlight‘s, and 89 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
Allen Enlow
The Man of 1,000 Voices and talents, as an ACTOR, Allen has done 1 on 1 scenes with James Gandolfini in The Sopranos & Oscar-winning Rami Malek in Mr. Robot.  He was also on Broadway for the pop group The Rascals & didn’t know it (ask him). As a COMEDIAN, he has opened for Broadway icon Joel Grey.  As an IMPRESSIONIST he played racist Ronald Reagan on MTV’s The God’s Honest Truth.
find him on IG: @EnlowAllen

John Esposito
With a successful YouTube album under his belt, John has established a strong presence in the comedy scene, where he has performed at legendary NY venues including Broadway Comedy Club, the Greenwich Village Comedy Club, The Stand, and NY Comedy Club.  He currently runs the monthly show Medicinal Laughter at Don’t Tell Mama in NYC.
find him on IG: @JohnComedy1

HEADLINER: Sean Conran
Sean flew over here all the way from Russia at age 3 just to give you guys a show to remember. He has done several shows in New York and Connecticut and has become a regular at open mics all around the tri-state area. Whether it be dark humor or unbelievable stories, he is bound to make you laugh.
find him on IG: @SeanConran

*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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Join The DFPL Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Join The DFPL Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Sunday, December 17

All Day

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

Contact Teen Librarian Alex with any questions!

dobteen@wlsmail.org

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

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

Sunday, December 17

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, December 17

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, December 18

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.

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

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Mary's Yarns Crafting Group - Knitters and Crocheters

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group – Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, December 18

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 Stretch & Sing Storytime

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime

Tuesday, December 19

10:30 am - 11:00 am

18 to 36 months.

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

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

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

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3D Design & Print a Snowflake Decoration

3D Design & Print a Snowflake Decoration

Tuesday, December 19

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Learn how to design in 2D and 3D, then print your own snowflake.

Teens will learn how to use 2D design software, Inkscape, to create a snowflake. Then they will take their design into 3D design software, TinkCad, to make it come to life. Afterwards the snowflakes will be printed using the Library’s 3D printer.

The Library has a limited number of laptops so participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop. Please do not use a tablet, the software is difficult to use on those. Participants should download Inkscape, and create a free account on TinkerCad.

There is a limit of 8 people for this program. Please contact dobteen@wlsmail.org to register.

 

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, December 20

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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Lego Club in the Community Room

Lego Club in the Community Room

Friday, December 22

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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Cult Classic Movie Night at Climbing Wolf: Violent Night

Cult Classic Movie Night at Climbing Wolf: Violent Night

Friday, December 22 - December 23

11:00 pm - 12:30 am

Join us to celebrate the HOLIDAY SEASON over some quality adult beverages with our friends at Climbing Wolf Craft Beer Bar at our “Midnight Screening” of Violent Night (2022/Rated R/112 min/Action, Comedy, Thriller), starting at 11pm on Friday, December 22nd!  Climbing Wolf is located at 78 Main Street Dobbs Ferry NY, 10522 –  just north of the library – at the corner of Chestnut & Main.

summary: When a group of mercenaries attack the estate of a wealthy family, Santa Claus must step in to save the day (and Christmas).

starring: David Harbour (Stranger Things), John Leguizamo, Beverly D’Angelo

Stay after the movie for our always lively Film Discussion where we’ll share trivia and have fun holiday prizes!

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

Follow us on Instagram: @CultClassicMovieNight

Questions?  Email TDeery@wlsmail.org

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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Toilet Paper Roll Grinches - Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Toilet Paper Roll Grinches – Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Saturday, December 23

All Day

Ages 3 and up.

Pick up a kit containing a craft that you can do at home – supplies are limited!

This Week’s Craft – Toilet Paper Roll Grinches

Call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.

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Christmas - Library Building Closed

Christmas – Library Building Closed

Sunday, December 24

All Day

The Dobbs Ferry Public Library will be CLOSED on Sunday December 24 and Monday December 25 for Christmas Eve and Day!

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