Programs for Adults

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Comedy Night
Saturday March 2
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Emmy Award Winning Daily Show writer Matt Koff returns to the library with a new stand up show! Featuring the Dobbs Ferry Library's Tim Deery & More!

The Town and Gown book discussion for Monday March 4 has been canceled due to the storm. Stay tuned for plans for our next meeting.
Town and Gown Book Group
"Nelly Dean" by Alison Case
Monday March 4
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For the month of March, we will be reading "Nelly Dean: A Return to Wuthering Heights" by Alison Case.
Meeting will be held in the Community Room at the Dobbs Ferry Library. Christine Woody of Mercy College will lead the discussion.
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Barre3 Sample Exercise Classes
Wednesday, March 6 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Friday, March 8 1:00 - 2:00 PM
All Ages

Come to a free sample class for the new Barre3 studio on Chestnut Street! Sign up for Wednesday or Friday.

Intro to Chess
Wednesdays March 13 and 27
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
All Ages

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

Wednesday Movie Matinee
Northanger Abbey
Wednesday March 20
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come and see "Northanger Abbey" on the big screen. Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movie is rated PG.
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Colonel Brown's Brown Bag Book Group
"Northanger Abbey" by Val McDermid
Thursday March 21
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For the month of March, we will be discussing "Northanger Abbey" by Val McDermid.
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Martial Arts Movie Mayhem
Saturday March 23
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and see "Bloodsport" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movie is rated R.
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American Creed
Sunday March 24
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come to a screening of the PBS Documentary American Creed with a Community Conversation about "What Makes Us Americans" moderated by Jami Floyd, WNYC local host of All Things Considered.

Cult Classic Movie Night
Tim Deery's Birthday Double Feature
Crank AND Crank 2: High Voltage
Thrusday March 28
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come and see "Crank" and "Crank 2: High Voltage" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movies are both Rated R.
Crank: Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
Crank 2: Chev Chelios faces a mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.
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Gallery Show & Contest
Trees Are Life
March 28 - May 28
All Ages

Calling all Middle & High School Students!
Bring your creative power to Dobbs Ferry's trees! Together with the Tree Consortium and the Library, we are hosting an Art and Word contest in honor of Arbor Day. ALL students attending any Dobbs Ferry middle or High School are invited to participate in an Art & Word show around the theme "Trees are Life." Winners will receive a $50 cash prize and their work will be displayed on Dobbs Ferry's very own reusable bag which will be distributed to Village residents.
Create something beautiful while making our community a more sustainable place.
Submissions will be accepted at the Dobbs Ferry Public Library and will be on display from March 28th through May 28th, with an opening reception on April 26th.
Enries are due on March 22nd! Get Rules, Entry Forms, and more information here ! Questions? Contact


Save the date!
Saturday April 13
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

To celebrate National Library Week as well as the fifteenth anniversary of the Colonel Brown Brown Bag Book Group, we will have a special lecture about our town father, Franklin Q. Brown, or Colonel Brown as he was known, and how he and his wife, Ida made their mark on Dobbs Ferry in the Gilded Age. A descendant of Colonel Brown will be a special guest. In the Community Room.


Save the date for FerryCon!
Saturday May 4
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
All Ages

Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents the first ever FerryCon!!! With May 4th, 2019 being both Free Comic Book Day + Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You), 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!


AARP Income Tax Aid
Mondays February 4 - April 15
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Need help with your taxes? Come to the Dobbs Ferry Library for free tax help, sponsored by the AARP! No appointment is necessary; all are welcome.

Gallery Show: Alternate Realities
January 25 - March 27

Come to the library to see art by Larry Blizard and Spencer Sutton!

DFPL Writer's Workshop
Thursdays February 28, March 7-28
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We are starting a new creative writer's workshop series. We're taking names for sessions in 2019. Email for more information!

Write from the Heart
Mondays February 25, March 4-25
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In these workshops amateur writers may practice their writing in a collegial atmosphere. Attendees are given prompts such as quotes and photographs, and are encouraged to explore their creativity in brief writing excercises. They are then encouraged to read their pieces aloud to one another and give helpful feedback to clarify or improve each other's writing.

Workshop is full, please contact Sara Rodgers to be put on the waitlist.

Exercise Classes for Seniors
Wednesdays and Fridays February 1-27, March 1-29
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesdays: Exercise with Dance Movements
Fridays: Yoga
Since the Embassy Center has been closed they will meet in the Community Room at the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.

Registration is required, please contact Abby Connett at the Dobbs Ferry Recreation Department at 693-7792. This program is sponsored by the Dobbs Ferry Recreation Department.

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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