Programs for Adults

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Digital Stories of Wild Anatomy
Tuesday May 1
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Anatomy "Academy" Awards -- Screen winning student videos from the Mercy College Veterinary Technology Program.

Town and Gown Literary Discussion Group
Monday, May 7
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
"The Three-Body Problem" by Cixin Liu

For the month of May, we will be discussing "The Three-Body Problem" by Cixin Liu.
Click here for more information.

Cult Classic Movie Night - Two Year Anniversary
Friday May 11
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Doors open at 6:45

Come and see "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" on the big screen. Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. This event is sponsored by the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company.
For more information click here.

Cause an Effect -- Fundraiser With Chipotle
Saturday May 12
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the mission of the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.
Come in to the CHIPOTLE at 12 Lawrence Street (Rivertowns Square) - on Saturday, May 12th between 4 and 8 PM - with the Chipotle flyer, tell the cashier you're there supporting the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library and 50% of your purchase will be donated to the cause.
PRINT THE FLYER or send an email to -- You can have it printed, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause!
Tell your friends (and their friends!)

Envisioning the Future
Tuesday May 15
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Please join us for an open forum discussing future possibilities for the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.
And please share your opinion! Go here and answer four short questions about the future of the library.

Wednesday Matinee
Wednesday May 16
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Doors open at 12:45 PM

Come salute our seniors with us and see "Darkest Hour" on the big screen. Everyone is welcome but seating is limited.?
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Local Filmmaker Spotlight
Thursday May 17
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Hosted by the Pace Womens Justice Center, come to this program to find out all about various legal services that are offered for seniors.

Wednesday May 23
6:30 PM

How do adverse childhood events affect the mental and physical health of children? How might these events have affected you? How can we use this information to improve our community?
Join a screening and discussion of RESILIENCE, a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. Now understood to be one of the drivers for conditions as diverse as heart disease, cancer, substance abuse and depression - extremely stressful experiences in childhood are understood to alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. Join us to learn more!
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Colonel Brown's Brown Bag Book Group
Thursday May 24
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
"The Stars Are Fire" by Anita Shreve

For the month of May, we will be reading "The Stars are Fire" by Anita Shreve.
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Write from the Heart
Mondays May 7-21
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 Class for Seniors
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays May 2-30
Class will not meet Monday May 28 for Memorial Day
11:00 - 12:00 PM

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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