Teen Programs

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3rd Annual Lifting Up Westchester Student Essay Contest
"Why Hope Is Important"
Essays Due Friday January 31 by 5:00 PM

Students are invited to reflect on the meaning of hope and the role it plays during times of personal adversity. We ask students to reflect deeply about hope and to provide at least one real life example of how hope made the difference between hanging on and giving up.
Contest open to all Westchester students in 7th - 12th in public, parochial, private, home schools or youth programs.
For more information on rules and prizes, go here!


Valentine Pop Up / Bake Sale
Saturday February 8
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Let a little love come your way at the Valentine Pop Up -- sponsored by the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library!
There will be:
- Books, CDs, and DVDs
- Homemade baked goods
- Vintage baubles
- Plants
- Kids activities
For further information or to sign up to donate baked goods, call 914-693-6614 or email dflfriends@gmail.com -- or sign up to volunteer here!

Memorial For Cheryl Matthews
Saturday February 15
11:00 AM

Please join the staff, the Board of Library Trustees, and the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library at a memorial service and celebration of the life of Cheryl Beth Matthews, our beloved Children's Librarian. All are welcome to attend, especially the children she loved to serve.
The Friends of the Library have established a fund in Cheryl's memory for individuals and families wishing to donate toward a lasting tribute in her honor at the Library. You can make a gift in Cheryl's memory by any of these three methods:
1. Paypal or Credit Card here
2. Bank transfer with Zelle to our preferred email address dflfriends@gmail.com
3. Check -- drop it off or mail it to Dobbs Ferry Friends of the Library at 55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522

Owl Pellet Dissection - RESERVATION REQUIRED
Wednesday February 19
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Grades 3-8

- Discover what birds of prey eat
- Reconstruct a skeleton
- Analyze data and solve real-life mathematical problems
- Model the interconnectedness of species
- Learn how energy flows through an ecosystem
Registration is REQUIRED. Call the library at 914-693-6614 to register.


Sunday Afternoon Concert: Aisteon
Sunday March 22
3:00 PM

Come see Dobbs Ferry based a cappella choral group Aisteon perform live at the library!


Saturday April 25
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
All Ages

Dobbs Ferry Public Library returns with the second ever FerryCon!!! DFPL brings you a full slate of comic book, super hero, and Con-related activities including vendors, publishers, artists, writers, cosplay, interviews, panels, classes, interactive features, film, and more! For more info, go here.

Recurring Programs

Dungeons & Dragons
Wednesdays January 29, February 5-26
3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Come play this fantasy role-playing game! This is a group of middle-school students who meet at the Dobbs Ferry Library every week to play Dungeons & Dragons. They're always looking for new members!

Chess Instruction
Thursdays February 13 and 20
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Come learn to play chess with Bradley Wank, Esq.
Registration is required: call the library at 914-693-6614 to register!

All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library!
(unless otherwise noted)
In the event of inclement weather call the library at 693-6614

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