Programs for Adults


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April

Town and Gown Literary Discussion Group
Monday, April 7th
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
We will be reading Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin. The discussion will be led by Prof. Eileen McMahon of Mercy College.
The meeting will be in Room 22 of Maher Hall on the campus of Mercy College.

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Mothers and Mothering: A Poetry Perspective
Sunday, April 13th
3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

In honor of National Poetry Month, three Westchester poets will share their perspectives as they read and discuss their poems about mothers or about the experience of being a mother. Complex, nuanced, life changing and varying over the course of our lives, relationships with and as mothers are a rich source of reflection. Be sure to save the date for this exciting event with Ruth D. Handel, Manager of the Poetry Caravan: B. K. Fischer, Poetry Editor of the Boston Review; Llyn Clague, Hastings-on-Hudson Poet.

Creative Writing Workshop: Write from the Heart (Registration is Required)
Mondays, April 14th, 21st, and 28th
10:00 AM - 12:10 PM
*Please note that group will be meeting in the Library's Conference Room until the April 21st Meeting, when they will resume meeting in the Community Room*

These workshops are for adults who would like to practice the craft of creative writing and geared for non-professional writers. A group forum like this fosters encouragement and motivation. Each workshop will include time for brief writing exercises, based on written or visual prompts suggested by the group. Following each writing activity, volunteers may read what they wrote and others may comment in a supportive and positive manner. Newcomers are welcome.

Please register in advance by calling the library at (914) 693-6614, by stopping in at the circulation desk, or click
here to register online.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
Monday, April 14th
10:30 AM-2:30 PM
FREE Tax help for taxpayers with low- and moderate-income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

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Colonel Brown's Brown Bag Book Discussion
Thursday, April 17th
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Colonel Brown’s Brown Bag Book Group will discuss how and why American and British expatriates change when travelling or living in foreign settings this Spring. The next book is From Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnick

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May

Writing from the Heart: Creative Writing Share
Saturday, May 3rd
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Join the members of the Creative Writing Workshop for an open house, where they will share some of the pieces they have written over the past year. Refreshments will be served.

Creative Writing Workshop: Write from the Heart (Registration is Required)
Mondays, May 5th, 12th, and 19th
10:00 AM - 12:10 PM

These workshops are for adults who would like to practice the craft of creative writing and geared for non-professional writers. A group forum like this fosters encouragement and motivation. Each workshop will include time for brief writing exercises, based on written or visual prompts suggested by the group. Following each writing activity, volunteers may read what they wrote and others may comment in a supportive and positive manner. Newcomers are welcome.

Please register in advance by calling the library at (914) 693-6614, by stopping in at the circulation desk, or click
here to register online.

Town and Gown Literary Discussion Group
Monday, May 5th
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
We will be reading Utopia by Thomas More. The discussion will be led by Prof. David Kilpatrick of Mercy College.
The meeting will be in Room 22 of Maher Hall on the campus of Mercy College.

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Colonel Brown's Brown Bag Book Discussion
Thursday, May 8th
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Colonel Brown’s Brown Bag Book Group will discuss how and why American and British expatriates change when travelling or living in foreign settings this Spring. The next book is Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes by Betsey Woodman

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Global Sounds with Chris Merwin
Saturday, May 10th
2:00 PM- 3:30 PM
All are Welcome

Musician Chris Merwin will be playing instruments from around the world: a Japanese Shakuhachi Flute, the Hawaiian Steel Guitar, and the Columbian Tiple. Come hear the different instruments and learn a little about the music and instruments as well.






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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