Mary's Yarns - Yarn Distribution

Mary’s Yarns – Yarn Distribution

Saturday, February 4

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

The Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library are building a community of Knitters, Crocheters, and Crafters. We will knit or crochet as we get to know each other and share patterns.

Pick up donated supplies for new projects at the Dobbs Ferry Library! Weather permitting, sit on the library terrace and share your project.

If anyone has yarn that they would like to donate, the Friends will be accepting donations.

Follow us on Facebook!

For information, please email dfflmarysyarns@gmail.com.

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Baby Songs & Stories in the Community Room

Baby Songs & Stories in the Community Room

Monday, February 6

10:30 am - 10:50 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

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

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

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Mary's Yarns Crafting Group: in the Community Room

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group: in the Community Room

Monday, February 6

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group will be meeting in the Library Community Room.

1st Meeting of the Month: Quilting. This year the quilting group will be making the Ohio Star Pattern, with each member creating one square. When the quilt is finished, it will be raffled to benefit the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library.

2nd Meeting of the Month: Crocheting. We will provide you with the supplies to create a granny square or dishcloth.

Even if we’re not working on a type of crafting you’re interested in, you are welcome to come and chat and work on your own projects! Newcomers are always welcome.

Please email dflfriends@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to join!

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Comedy Open Mic (ON ZOOM)

Comedy Open Mic (ON ZOOM)

Tuesday, February 7

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

INTENDED FOR AUDIENCE 18+

Pre-registration REQUIRED for first timers —> Email TDeery@wlsmail.org.

Show reminder with Zoom link will be sent out the day before each month’s mic to everyone already on the performer & audience list.

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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: Blue Velvet

Cult Classic Movie Night: Blue Velvet

Thursday, February 9

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Follow us on Instagram: @CultClassicMovieNight

Questions?  Email TDeery@wlsmail.org

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Baby Songs & Stories in the Community Room

Baby Songs & Stories in the Community Room

Monday, February 13

10:30 am - 10:50 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

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

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

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Mary's Yarns Crafting Group: in the Community Room

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group: in the Community Room

Monday, February 13

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group will be meeting in the Library Community Room.

1st Meeting of the Month: Quilting. This year the quilting group will be making the Ohio Star Pattern, with each member creating one square. When the quilt is finished, it will be raffled to benefit the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library.

2nd Meeting of the Month: Crocheting. We will provide you with the supplies to create a granny square or dishcloth.

Even if we’re not working on a type of crafting you’re interested in, you are welcome to come and chat and work on your own projects! Newcomers are always welcome.

Please email dflfriends@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to join!

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Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2023 via ZOOM (Registration)

Wednesday, February 15

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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

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

We’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

 

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

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

Register in advance for this meeting HERE

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Comedy Open Mic (LIVE AT DIVINO'S)

Comedy Open Mic (LIVE AT DIVINO’S)

Tuesday, February 21

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

SIGN UP STARTS AT 7:30PM IN PERSON

*1 DRINK MINIMUM FOR PERFORMERS

INTENDED FOR AUDIENCE 18+ 

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

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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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Baby Songs & Stories in the Community Room

Baby Songs & Stories in the Community Room

Monday, February 27

10:30 am - 10:50 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

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

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

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Virtual Program: Managing Your Career in Changing Times

Virtual Program: Managing Your Career in Changing Times

Tuesday, February 28

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Registration required; register here.

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Stand Up Comedy Showcase at DFPL (FREE)

Stand Up Comedy Showcase at DFPL (FREE)

Saturday, March 4

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


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

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

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

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

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

food
+ drink

TBD

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


BIO’S

Sean Conran

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

Jessie Murphy

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

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

Andrew Steiner

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

Alex Kollar

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

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

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

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Comedy Open Mic (ON ZOOM)

Comedy Open Mic (ON ZOOM)

Tuesday, March 7

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

INTENDED FOR AUDIENCE 18+

Pre-registration REQUIRED for first timers —> Email TDeery@wlsmail.org.

Show reminder with Zoom link will be sent out the day before each month’s mic to everyone already on the performer & audience list.

• • •

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

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Cult Classic Movie Night: Office Space

Cult Classic Movie Night: Office Space

Friday, March 10

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

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

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

• • •

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

Follow us on Instagram: @CultClassicMovieNight

Questions?  Email TDeery@wlsmail.org

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Comedy Open Mic (LIVE AT DIVINO'S)

Comedy Open Mic (LIVE AT DIVINO’S)

Tuesday, March 14

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

SIGN UP STARTS AT 7:30PM IN PERSON

*1 DRINK MINIMUM FOR PERFORMERS

INTENDED FOR AUDIENCE 18+ 

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

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

»

Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2023 via ZOOM (Registration)

Wednesday, March 15

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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

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

We’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

 

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

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

Register in advance for this meeting HERE

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