Teen Programs


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The Summer Reading Game begins on Monday June 24 and runs through August 23. Our theme this year is "A Universe of Stories."
Track your summer reading online this summer at our ReadSquared Online Summer Reading Program!
The first twelve participants to log in 20 books will receive a string "READ" bookbag. The Grand Prize (to be announced mid-summer) will be awarded to the reader with the most books logged in. First, second and third place runners-up will receive our own "Hedwig" the Owl 3-D printed awards.

Dobbs Ferry High School Summer Reading List 2019

August

NEW DATE AND TIME
Create a Galaxy Pendant/Magnet
Thursday August 29
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Grades 6-12

Use glass pebbles, glitter, and acrylic paint to make a galaxy pendant or magnet!

September

Chess Instruction
Thursdays September 12 and 26
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!

Martial Arts Movie Mayhem
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Saturday September 14
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come see "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movie is rated PG-13.
Bruce Lee: one of the greatest martial arts personas who ever lived. This is the story of his life's journey and the adversities he faced in becoming a college student, Kung Fu teacher, husband, father and ultimately, international film star who was an inspiration to people the world over. Based on his wife Linda Lee Cadwell's biography "Bruce Lee: The Man Only I Knew".
Click here for more information.

Cultural Explorers: Caribbean Carnival
Saturday September 21
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come for stories, music, food, arts & crafts -- all ages welcome!
Our next Cultural Explorers event will be a celebration of Diwali on November 3.

Introduction to Birdwatching
Lecture at the Library
Monday September 23
7:00 PM
Hike at Lenoir Preserve in Yonkers
Saturday September 28
10:00 AM

Start the new school year fresh by picking up a new hobby -- for the whole family to enjoy! Come to a two-part program all about birds and birdwatching. On Monday September 23 there will be a lecture and slide show at the Dobbs Ferry Library with Hank Weber of the Audubon Society. On Saturday September 28 there will be a 45-minute walk through Lenoir Preserve, a Westchester County Park, in Yonkers -- meet at 19 Dudley Street!

October

Book Blowout Sale at the Ferry Festa
October 4-6

Come check out our book sale at the annual Ferry Festa!

Volunteers Needed
Battle of the Books
Saturday October 19
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Hommocks Middle School, Larchmont NY

We're looking for energetic volunteers for the sixth annual Westchester Battle of the Books competition event.
Battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament for grades 4-10. The goal of the program is to promote a love of reading and to inspire teamwork and good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of friendly competition. It's a fun day for everyone, team members and volunteers alike.
This year's Battle will be on Saturday October 19, 2019 from roughly 8:30 AM- 2:30 PM at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont, NY. We need eighty volunteers to fill many different roles on Battle Day. We welcome any and all help.
Please register online or contact the Volunteer Committee at bob.westchester.volunteers@gmail.com with questions or to volunteer. For more information about the Westchester Battle of the Books, visit our website. For information about Dobbs Ferry Public Library teams, check out our website or contact Elizabeth Hobson, Director, at ehobson@wlsmail.org







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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