55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 693-6614
The library building is currently open for CURBSIDE SERVICE ONLY. Notary Services will be available via eNotary. Passport Acceptance services are temporarily suspended. April 1
55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 693-6614

Library News

Curbside Service ONLY will resume on Monday, November 30th

Due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in our area, Dobbs Ferry Public Library will return to Curbside Pickups only on Monday, November 30.  Appointments for in-library services will no longer be taken after Sunday, November 29.  We will resume in-library service as soon as numbers indicate it is safe to do so.  Reference services will continue to be available during our regular hours and pick-ups will be scheduled so as to remain socially distanced.  All previously scheduled Zoom programs will remain as currently scheduled. Please wear your masks, wash your hands and stay safe this Holiday Season.

To schedule a pickup, call the library at (914)693-6614 or use the app to schedule a pickup at this link.

VILLAGE OF DOBBS FERRY COVID UPDATES

The Village has updated its COVID information page.

Click here to access the most recent information.

DFPL Loans Out T-Mobile Hotspots

Thanks to funding raised through the efforts of the

FRIENDS OF THE DOBBS FERRY LIBRARY,

For more information about borrowing a mobile hotspot, click here.

To reserve a hotspot through the library catalog, click here.

Upcoming Programs

Friday Film Discussion via ZOOM (Registration) - "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"

Friday Film Discussion via ZOOM (Registration) – “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”

Friday, December 4

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Watch the film at your leisure – stream on Kanopy.  Afterwards we will come together via Zoom to discuss the film.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

“Going to see Nutcracker with the whole family has been a tradition in other countries for many years. Now it is a tradition in the Netherlands as well. It became apparent that the Netherlands had also adopted this tradition in 1996, when the Dutch National Ballet presented its own version of the famous fairytale ballet. It is a magical production that has won the hearts of more than 250,000 people to date. Choreographers Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eagling created a Nutcracker for the children and adults of today. It is more dynamic and exciting, and less sweet than usual. They also chose to give a Dutch twist to their interpretation of the story, with skaters on the canals and a living room that transforms into a snowy forest. Unlike the original story, the production by Eagling and Van Schayk (who also designed the delightful sets and costumes) does not take place on Christmas Eve in a German town, but during St. Nicholas celebrations in Amsterdam, around 1810.”

2011, 108 minutes

Register with dobref@wlsmail.org to get the Zoom link – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

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Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library program - "Mary’s Yarns: Holiday Project"

Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library program – “Mary’s Yarns: Holiday Project”

Saturday, December 5

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Announcing our Holiday project for the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library – Mary’s Yarns. We are building a community of Knitters and Crocheters to create scarves to be donated to our Seniors.

Weather permitting, acrylic yarn will be available from 11 am to 1 pm at a table in front of the Dobbs Ferry Library.

You are welcome to use your own yarn and pattern, however, all scarves and hats will be washed before distribution so materials must be washable.

Completed scarves or hats can be dropped off at the library until Saturday, December 19.

To join, please email us at dfflmarysyarns@gmail.com.

Thank you, and we hope you will join us!

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Martial Arts Movie Mayhem Double Feature: Sun Wukong - Film Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Martial Arts Movie Mayhem Double Feature: Sun Wukong – Film Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Saturday, December 5

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

He is the Great Sage Heaven’s Equal; the immortal Monkey King – he is Sun Wukong.  Known the world over, the character of Sun Wukong has inspired countless adaptations and spin-offs of the epic Chinese Classical Novel Journey to the West. Join us for a two-part film series and discussion of a pair of these modern adaptations.

Watch the films (both available on Hoopla or may be borrowed as DVDs via the Westchester Library System) beforehand at your leisure, then join us for a discussion of the films, other adaptations of Journey to the West, and Martial Arts movies in general.

Links for the original story of Journey to the West here:
Journey to the West full narrative
Journey to the West synopsis

This Month’s feature: Journey to the West (aka Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons)

A novice Demon Hunter fights to rid the land of monsters, but is having a hard time of it. He is unable to defeat the demons he faces, and surpassed by rival hunters who outclass him at every turn. So how will he fare when he challenges the legendary King of the Demons – Sun Wukong?

2013 – 1 hour 50 min – Rated PG-13 (violence)

Hoopla link here

E-mail dobref@wlsmail.org for the Zoom Discussion meeting link

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Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

Monday, December 7

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come to our virtual creative writing workshop series sponsored by Manhattanville College! Please bring your own writings to share with the group.

Please register and request a Zoom invitation at dobref@wlsmail.org – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

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Reader's Circle Book Discussion via ZOOM (Registration) - Special Holiday Edition

Reader’s Circle Book Discussion via ZOOM (Registration) – Special Holiday Edition

Wednesday, December 9

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Readers Circle from the Dobbs Ferry Public Library and the book club from Cabrini Immigrant Services will co-sponsor an afternoon book group. Eating and drinking is allowed in this at-home session of our book group. Have some tea and cinnamon cookies as we share our thoughts about three stories about the holidays.

Click on the titles for links to the stories:

Register with dobref@wlsmail.org to get the Zoom link – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

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Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library program - "Mary’s Yarns: Holiday Project"

Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library program – “Mary’s Yarns: Holiday Project”

Saturday, December 5

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Announcing our Holiday project for the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library – Mary’s Yarns. We are building a community of Knitters and Crocheters to create scarves to be donated to our Seniors.

Weather permitting, acrylic yarn will be available from 11 am to 1 pm at a table in front of the Dobbs Ferry Library.

You are welcome to use your own yarn and pattern, however, all scarves and hats will be washed before distribution so materials must be washable.

Completed scarves or hats can be dropped off at the library until Saturday, December 19.

To join, please email us at dfflmarysyarns@gmail.com.

Thank you, and we hope you will join us!

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Martial Arts Movie Mayhem Double Feature: Sun Wukong - Film Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Martial Arts Movie Mayhem Double Feature: Sun Wukong – Film Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Saturday, December 5

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

He is the Great Sage Heaven’s Equal; the immortal Monkey King – he is Sun Wukong.  Known the world over, the character of Sun Wukong has inspired countless adaptations and spin-offs of the epic Chinese Classical Novel Journey to the West. Join us for a two-part film series and discussion of a pair of these modern adaptations.

Watch the films (both available on Hoopla or may be borrowed as DVDs via the Westchester Library System) beforehand at your leisure, then join us for a discussion of the films, other adaptations of Journey to the West, and Martial Arts movies in general.

Links for the original story of Journey to the West here:
Journey to the West full narrative
Journey to the West synopsis

This Month’s feature: Journey to the West (aka Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons)

A novice Demon Hunter fights to rid the land of monsters, but is having a hard time of it. He is unable to defeat the demons he faces, and surpassed by rival hunters who outclass him at every turn. So how will he fare when he challenges the legendary King of the Demons – Sun Wukong?

2013 – 1 hour 50 min – Rated PG-13 (violence)

Hoopla link here

E-mail dobref@wlsmail.org for the Zoom Discussion meeting link

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It’s Crunch Time for College Application Essays: Make Yours Count! - Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

It’s Crunch Time for College Application Essays: Make Yours Count! – Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

Saturday, December 5

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Your essay can make the difference in your college application. Don’t leave anything to chance! Join Bruce Jonas of helpwithadmissionsessays.com for a free workshop sponsored by the Dobbs Ferry Public Library that will help you make sure you’ve done more than dotted your i’s and crossed your t’s, but made your best case to the colleges you want to attend.

To register for the Zoom link email dobref@wlsmail.org – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

About the Presenter:

Bruce Jonas, founder of Help With Admissions Essays, is an award-winning marketing writer. After graduating from Brown magna cum laude and receiving the List Award for outstanding honors thesis and earning an M.A. from Johns Hopkins, he wrote convincing copy for global corporations like American Express, T-Mobile, and AT&T. In addition to his marketing writing, he’s been doing alumni interviews for Brown for 10 years and currently manages academic recruitment for the Hudson Graduate Centers of Long Island University.

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Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library program - "Mary’s Yarns: Holiday Project" LAST DAY TO DROP OFF SCARVES

Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library program – “Mary’s Yarns: Holiday Project” LAST DAY TO DROP OFF SCARVES

Saturday, December 19

All Day

Announcing our Holiday project for the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library – Mary’s Yarns. We are building a community of Knitters and Crocheters to create scarves to be donated to our Seniors.

Weather permitting, acrylic yarn will be available on December 5 from 11 am to 1 pm at a table in front of the Dobbs Ferry Library.

You are welcome to use your own yarn and pattern, however, all scarves and hats will be washed before distribution so materials must be washable.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO DROP OFF YOUR COMPLETED SCARVES

To join, please email us at dfflmarysyarns@gmail.com.

Thank you, and we hope you will join us!

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Take & Make - Gingerbread Decoration Book & Craft Kit for Kids (Call to Request)

Take & Make – Gingerbread Decoration Book & Craft Kit for Kids (Call to Request)

Saturday, December 5

All Day

Kit includes a book and a simple craft project.

LIMITED SUPPLY – please call (914) 693-6614 to request and schedule a time for pick up!

Check out the Library’s website and calendar for future kit release dates!

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Virtual Story Time on YouTube

Virtual Story Time on YouTube

Tuesday, December 8

All Day

Check out our virtual Story Times here:

Story Times

New stories uploaded every Tuesday and Thursday!

Please contact the library at (914) 693-6614 for more information or to register for a program.

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Virtual Story Time on YouTube

Virtual Story Time on YouTube

Thursday, December 10

All Day

Check out our virtual Story Times here:

Story Times

New stories uploaded every Tuesday and Thursday!

Please contact the library at (914) 693-6614 for more information or to register for a program.

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Take & Make - Beaded Mask-Keeper Gift Book & Craft Kit for Kids (Call to Request)

Take & Make – Beaded Mask-Keeper Gift Book & Craft Kit for Kids (Call to Request)

Saturday, December 12

All Day

Kit includes a book and a simple craft project.

LIMITED SUPPLY – please call (914) 693-6614 to request and schedule a time for pick up!

NOT FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 – kit may contain choking hazard

Check out the Library’s website and calendar for future kit release dates!

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Virtual Story Time on YouTube

Virtual Story Time on YouTube

Tuesday, December 15

All Day

Check out our virtual Story Times here:

Story Times

New stories uploaded every Tuesday and Thursday!

Please contact the library at (914) 693-6614 for more information or to register for a program.

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