Paws for Reading with Buddy in the Library

Paws for Reading with Buddy in the Library

Saturday, February 4

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ages 4+

Children read one-on-one with Buddy, a specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) and his handler, Dobbs Ferry resident Marty Kanengiser. Children will select a book to read to Buddy before the program begins, and they will spend 10-15 minutes reading aloud. They are also welcome to ask questions about Buddy, a 12-year-old rescued black lab who loves children, other dogs, and reading.

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

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

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

Sunday, February 5

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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

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

Monday, February 6

4:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Students in Grades 2-8 can come to the Library for Homework Help from Mercy College students. No registration necessary, just drop by. ¡Habla Español!

  • Mondays 4 – 8 PM
  • Wednesdays 4 – 8 PM
  • Thursdays 3 – 6 PM
  • Fridays 3 – 5 PM

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

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

Wednesday, February 8

4:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Students in Grades 2-8 can come to the Library for Homework Help from Mercy College students. No registration necessary, just drop by. ¡Habla Español!

  • Mondays 4 – 8 PM
  • Wednesdays 4 – 8 PM
  • Thursdays 3 – 6 PM
  • Fridays 3 – 5 PM

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

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

Sunday, February 12

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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

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

Monday, February 13

4:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Students in Grades 2-8 can come to the Library for Homework Help from Mercy College students. No registration necessary, just drop by. ¡Habla Español!

  • Mondays 4 – 8 PM
  • Wednesdays 4 – 8 PM
  • Thursdays 3 – 6 PM
  • Fridays 3 – 5 PM

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

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

Wednesday, February 15

4:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Students in Grades 2-8 can come to the Library for Homework Help from Mercy College students. No registration necessary, just drop by. ¡Habla Español!

  • Mondays 4 – 8 PM
  • Wednesdays 4 – 8 PM
  • Thursdays 3 – 6 PM
  • Fridays 3 – 5 PM

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Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2023 via ZOOM (Registration)

Wednesday, February 15

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Register in advance for this meeting HERE

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Tween Book Club (Registration Required)

Tween Book Club (Registration Required)

Friday, February 17

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, February 19

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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

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

Wednesday, February 22

4:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Students in Grades 2-8 can come to the Library for Homework Help from Mercy College students. No registration necessary, just drop by. ¡Habla Español!

  • Mondays 4 – 8 PM
  • Wednesdays 4 – 8 PM
  • Thursdays 3 – 6 PM
  • Fridays 3 – 5 PM

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

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

Sunday, February 26

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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

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

Monday, February 27

4:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Students in Grades 2-8 can come to the Library for Homework Help from Mercy College students. No registration necessary, just drop by. ¡Habla Español!

  • Mondays 4 – 8 PM
  • Wednesdays 4 – 8 PM
  • Thursdays 3 – 6 PM
  • Fridays 3 – 5 PM

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Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2023 via ZOOM (Registration)

Wednesday, March 15

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Register in advance for this meeting HERE

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