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

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

Saturday, February 4

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 – Traffic Light Craft

Call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.

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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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#DeWasteDobbs Community Kickoff in the Community Room

#DeWasteDobbs Community Kickoff in the Community Room

Saturday, February 4

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

All Ages

Come help kick-off a year of De-Wasting Dobbs with a wild afternoon of monsters, food tossing, and more!

Featuring:

  • Build-a-Trash-Monster
  • Earthy Story Time
  • Compost Rind-Toss Challenge
  • Children’s Book Swap (bring your reusable books to donate or swap)
  • Learn about the 0.6 lb. Pledge!
  • Free Gourmet Popcorn
  • Exclusive Offer from Hudson Compost

For more info or to take the pledge, go here.

 

 

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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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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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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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Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Tuesday, February 7

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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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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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Waitlist - Email for Information)

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Waitlist – Email for Information)

Wednesday, February 8

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Ages 9-12

Create a character! Fight monsters! Make your own luck! Develop your skills in this fantasy role-playing system with other kids just like you. We’ll start a new campaign every few weeks. Previous meeting attendance is recommended, but not required.

Registration is currently closed but you may email dobchildref@wlsmail.org for more information.

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Preschool Storytime - themed after Black History Month

Preschool Storytime – themed after Black History Month

Thursday, February 9

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Ages 3-6

Join Ms. Gina for seasonal storytimes – specially themed after Black History Month!

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

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

Saturday, February 11

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 – Rocket Valentines

Call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.

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Friends of the Library Valentine Pop Up Sale

Friends of the Library Valentine Pop Up Sale

Saturday, February 11

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

All Ages

Let a little love come your way.

There will be:

  • Books
  • Homemade baked goods
  • Vintage baubles
  • Plants
  • & kids activities.

For further information or to sign up to donate baked goods or to volunteer, call 914-693-6614 or email dflfriends@gmail.com.

All sales will benefit the Library programs.

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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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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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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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LEGO Club in the Community Room

LEGO Club in the Community Room

Monday, February 13

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 4-7

Use your imagination to build something special and then see it displayed all month long in the Children’s Room.

Please wear a mask.

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Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Tuesday, February 14

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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Valentine's Day Party

Valentine’s Day Party

Tuesday, February 14

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Ms. Gina for Valentine’s Day stories and card-making!

Please wear a mask.

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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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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Waitlist - Email for Information)

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Waitlist – Email for Information)

Wednesday, February 15

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Ages 9-12

Create a character! Fight monsters! Make your own luck! Develop your skills in this fantasy role-playing system with other kids just like you. We’ll start a new campaign every few weeks. Previous meeting attendance is recommended, but not required.

Registration is currently closed but you may email dobchildref@wlsmail.org for more information.

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Chess Club in the Community Room

Chess Club in the Community Room

Thursday, February 16

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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Preschool Storytime - themed after Black History Month

Preschool Storytime – themed after Black History Month

Thursday, February 16

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Ages 3-6

Join Ms. Gina for seasonal storytimes – specially themed after Black History Month!

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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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Make Your Own Ice Skates - Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Make Your Own Ice Skates – Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Saturday, February 18

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 – Make Your Own Ice Skates

Call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.

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BC Robbins Art Opening

BC Robbins Art Opening

Saturday, February 18

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

BC Robbins new artworks are on view for the month of February 2023 in the Dobbs Ferry Public Library Community Room Gallery.

Open during library hours.

“My new work on display focuses on the continuation of a creative process I call Brush Stroke Meditations. I work at slowing down my overactive mind by appreciating the physical and mental act of painting one line at a time. This process helps me to live in the present moment. Each line is a free-flowing gesture that does not touch the one next to it but is essential to creating the whole image. I find the repetition of this process comforting. The painted lines slowly build up to a composition where decisions are continually made at the moment. I work toward creating an image that will move my senses and pique my curiosity upon viewing.”

Bruce Christopher Robbins is an artist and teacher who works in whatever medium feels best suited for the project being explored. With an equal passion for the visual and performing arts, puppetry became a way to investigate and combine his many interests. He has an art studio in Dobbs Ferry, NY, and is also an art teacher at The Masters School for the past thirty-one years.

Find out more at his website.

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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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Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Tuesday, February 21

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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Vacation at the Movies - Paddington 2

Vacation at the Movies – Paddington 2

Wednesday, February 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We will be showing Paddington 2 – Rated PG

“While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.”

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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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Chess Club in the Community Room

Chess Club in the Community Room

Thursday, February 23

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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Preschool Storytime - themed after Black History Month

Preschool Storytime – themed after Black History Month

Thursday, February 23

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Ages 3-6

Join Ms. Gina for seasonal storytimes – specially themed after Black History Month!

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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Board Games With the Library Director

Board Games With the Library Director

Friday, February 24

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Game Night at the Library!

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

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

Saturday, February 25

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 – Leftovers Day (Missed a craft this month? Don’t worry! Pick up one from our surplus pile!) 

Call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.

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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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3D Print Workshop

3D Print Workshop

Sunday, February 26

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 6 – 12

Learn how to create and print 3D designs on the Library’s 3D printer.

Reservations Required – please email dobref@wlsmail.org to reserve your spot.  A laptop is required.

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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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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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Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime in the Community Room

Tuesday, February 28

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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