Children's Programs


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Summer Reading Program 2019
June 24 - August 23

Our theme for 2019 is "A Universe of Stories"

May

Star Wars Craft
Friday May 3
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kindergarten and Up

Make a mini lightsaber that lights up!

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! For more info, go here.

Cult Classic Movie Night Anniversary Celebration
Three Amigos!
Friday May 17
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come and see "Three Amigos!" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movie is Rated PG.
Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
For more information click here.

Meet the Raptors - RESERVATION REQUIRED
Wednesday, May 22
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
All Ages

Teatown Nature Preserve brings 4 or 5 birds of prey for kids to meet. Children will learn the adaptations necessary for survival in the bird world. Registation is required.

Family Movie
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Friday, May 24
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Doors open at 1:15
All Ages

Come and watch "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" on the big screen. All are welcome but seating is limited. Movie is rated PG.
Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

American Creed: Sworn Again Ceremony
Monday May 27
10:00 AM
Veterans Memorial in front of Dobbs Ferry High School
All Ages

The final portion of our American Creed program series will take place on Memorial Day. As part of the village's Memorial Day Ceremonies, Mayor Bob McLoughlin will officiate at our Sworn Again ceremony.
Mayor McLoughlin will administer the Sworn Again pledge to the assembled gathering, giving everyone, Veterans and all others, the opportunity to commit to being active, participatory citizens in the Village of Dobbs Ferry.

June

RiverArts Music Tour
Saturday June 1
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The RiverArts Music Tour is an annual celebration of the depth and breadth of the Rivertowns music community.
There will be six concerts -- one starting each hour from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Come for all or any!

Time Tales Book Group
"Ungifted" by Gordon Korman
Monday June 3
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Grades 3-6

Time Tales is a Book Discussion Group. Register and pick up a copy of the book, "Ungifted" by Gordon Korman, at the Main Desk. Please read the book before the discussion.
When Donovan Curtis pulls a major prank at his middle school, he thinks he's finally gone too far. But thanks to a mix-up by one of the administrators, instead of getting in trouble, Donovan is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students.
Although it wasn't exactly what Donovan had intended, the ASD couldn't be a more perfectly unexpected hideout for someone like him. But as the students and teachers of ASD grow to realize that Donovan may not be good at math or science (or just about anything), he shows that his gifts may be exactly what the ASD students never knew they needed.

Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library Annual Meeting
Thursday June 6
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library will hold its Annual Meeting. Members & non-members are welcome.
From 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM there will be a general business meeting. From 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM there will be a book talk/signing with Author and Journalist Mary Calvi about her historical novel, "Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love."
A novel about heiress Mary Philipse's relationship with George Washington, based on historical accounts, letters, and personal journals by nine-time New York Emmy Award-winning journalist Mary Calvi.
"Love is said to be an involuntary passion, and it is, therefore, contended that it cannot be resisted." -George Washington
Did unrequited love spark a flame that ignited a cause that became the American Revolution? Never before has this story about George Washington been told. Crafted from hundreds of letters, witness accounts, and journal entries, Dear George, Dear Mary explores George's relationship with his first love, New York heiress Mary Philipse, the richest belle in Colonial America.
From elegant eighteenth-century society to bloody battlefields, the novel creates breathtaking scenes and riveting characters. Dramatic portraits of the two main characters unveil a Washington on the precipice of greatness, using the very words he spoke and wrote, and his ravishing love, whose outward beauty and refinement disguise a complex inner struggle.
Dear George, Dear Mary reveals why George Washington had such bitter resentment toward the Brits, established nearly two decades before the American Revolution, and it unveils details of a deception long hidden from the world that led Mary Philipse to be named a traitor, condemned to death and left with nothing. While that may sound like the end, ultimately both Mary and George achieve what they always wanted.

Read-Together Time Tales
"The Story of Diva and Flea" by Mo Willems
Saturday June 8
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grades K-2 with their parent!

Time Tales is a Book Discussion Group. Register and pick up a copy of the book, "The Story of Diva and Flea" by Mo Willems, at the Main Desk. Please read the book before the discussion.
Diva, a small yet brave dog, and Flea, a curious streetwise cat, develop an unexpected friendship in this unforgettable tale of discovery.

Gary Golio & Ed Young Children's Book Reading/Signing
Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry)
Saturday June 15
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Author Gary Golio and illustrator Ed Young, both River Towns residents, will do a reading and signing of their new children's picture book biography "Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry)." There's a rumor that the Little Tramp himself may show up to read!

Drag Queen Story Hour
Saturday June 22
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
All Ages

Come listen to Drag Queens read their favorite books! In honor of Pride Month, this program is funded by the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce and hosted at the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.

Recurring Programs

Lego Club
Thursday May 2
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kindergarten and Up

Children will create different structures, which will be put on display in the Children's Room.

Dungeons & Dragons
Wednesdays May 1-29
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Middle School

Come play this fantasy role-playing game! This is a group of middle-school students who meet at the Dobbs Ferry Library every week to play Dungeons & Dragons. They're always looking for new members!

Intro to Chess
Wednesdays May 8 and 22
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!




All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library!
(unless otherwise noted)
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