55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 693-6614

Hours

Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
Monday 10 am – 8 pm
Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 693-6614

Library News

Troubleshooting eBooks and eAudiobooks

Are you having trouble using our e-content platform (Overdrive and Libby app)? Try updating your operating system and browser! Here are some tips, and always remember our librarians are here to help with all things tech related to our e-content!

  • Libby’s minimum iOS version is now iOS 10. To use Libby on an iOS device, users are required to update their device’s operating system to iOS 10 or newer. These are the steps to help iOS users update their operating system version.
  • The legacy OverDrive for Mac desktop app is only supported on macOS versions 10.12.1 through 10.14.
  • Users on legacy web browsers may experience issues loading libbyapp.com or your OverDrive website and should upgrade to a newer browser version, if possible.

 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Every year, from mid-September to mid-October, Americans recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the culture, histories, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came to the country from Spanish-speaking countries in Europe and the Americas. The first celebration took place during one week in mid-September of 1968, with the timeframe chosen to honor independence day celebrations in many Spanish-speaking countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua (all on September 15), Mexico (September 16), and Chile (September 18). In 1988, the celebration was expanded to last a month, from September 15-October 15 each year.

Springhurst Library Media Specialist Lauren Rodriguez, Middle/High School Library Media Specialist Ellen Elsen, and K-8 Literacy Coordinator Michelle Yang-Kaczmarek have teamed up with Dobbs Ferry Public Library Children’s Librarian Gina Elbert and Young Adult Librarian Allee Manning to create this resource list to help your families dive deeper into the contributions and  culture of Latinx and Hispanic Americans.

Click here to find your next read!

Borrow a T-Mobile Hotspot

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.

Storm King Pass is Here!

Thanks to the hard work and generosity of the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library, we now have a pass for Storm King Art Center! It admits one-day admission for one vehicle (six persons per vehicle). Click here for borrowing information.

Upcoming Programs

Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - in person program (Registration requested)

Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors – in person program (Registration requested)

Saturday, October 23

10:15 am - 1:15 pm

This presentation of the Westchester Library System’s senior services is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions.

The engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics include:

  • Original Medicare
  • Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Prescription drug plans (Part D)
  • Medigaps (supplemental plans)
  • Various cost-saving programs (MSPs, Extra Help, EPIC, etc.)

Walk-ins welcome, but Registration is requested at (914) 231-3236.

Co-sponsored by the Library and the Dobbs Ferry Senior Citizen Program.

Senior Benefits Individual Counseling (SBIC) is provided by WLS volunteers trained in Medicare and related healthcare issues. Get free, individual walk-in help at two libraries each week, or contact the SBIC helpline at sbic@wlsmail.org or (914) 231-3260. For information and other dates of this presentation, please visit https://seniors.westchesterlibraries.org/senior-benefits/.

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Local History Conversation with Ernie Howell

Local History Conversation with Ernie Howell

Sunday, October 24

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pull up a chair and join the conversation! Discover the remarkable Ernest M. Howell from Davenport, Iowa. Now 90+ years young, Ernie and his family arrived in Dobbs Ferry, New York in 1965. Ernie has been an active part of the Dobbs Ferry community ever since. Ernie’s path from Iowa wound through Harvard, NYC, Asia and California. Along the way Ernie and his beloved wife Jean honed three important “formulas”:

  1. Small community projects though not flashy can reap big benefits.
  2. Kids rise to the occasion when empowered to be responsible.
  3. Food is a great common denominator and unifier.

For more details about Ernie’s professional life and service in The Asia Society, YMCA and more, a “must read” is Ernie’s book, “Meditations: Finding ErnieJean Howell: Our Way,” available to borrow from the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.

Please RSVP at 914 693-6614. Masks and social distancing required.

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Writing Group on ZOOM (Registration)

Writing Group on ZOOM (Registration)

Monday, October 25

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Have you found you have extra time to be creative? Do you like writing stories or poems? Are you working on a novel and want some feedback? If you would like to look for opportunities learn about resources in the area and would like to improve your skills come join us.

Email dobref@wlsmail.org for the ZOOM link

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Film Discussion: Halloween Movies

Film Discussion: Halloween Movies

Saturday, October 30

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Watch Frankenstein, The Comedy of Terrors, and Curse of Dracula on a library DVD or stream these films on Hoopla or Kanopy at your leisure and come together on Zoom to discuss the films. All are welcome.

Register with dobref@wlsmail.org to get the Zoom link — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

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Mary's Yarns Quilting Group

Mary’s Yarns Quilting Group

Monday, November 1

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Interested in learning how to quilt and making new friends?
The history of quilting, the stitching together of layers of padding and fabric, may date back as far as 3400 BCE. Here in Dobbs Ferry, we have a tradition of gathering together to create a quilt that is raffled to benefit the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library.
Introductory Meeting October 4, 6:30 pm
Thereafter, the first and third Mondays at 6:30 PM in the DFPL Community Meeting Room.
Join us! Register by calling the Dobbs Ferry Public Library at (914) 693-6614, or go online at https://signup.com/go/TfwSMCD
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library

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Halloween Origami in the Children's Room

Halloween Origami in the Children’s Room

Sunday, October 24 - October 31

All Day

Ages 7 and up

Stop by the children’s room to check out our Halloween origami station, where you can teach yourself how to fold black cats, ghosts, and bats!

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Outdoor Dungeons and Dragons Club on the library terrace

Outdoor Dungeons and Dragons Club on the library terrace

Wednesday, October 27

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Ages 9-12

Create a character! Fight monsters! Make your own luck! Develop your skills in this fantasy role-playing system with other kids just like you. We’ll start a new campaign every few weeks. Previous meeting attendance is recommended, but not required.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org with questions or interest to join.

This program will be socially-distanced – please make sure to wear your mask for its entirety.

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Halloween in the Children's Room - Come in costume and pick up a prize!

Halloween in the Children’s Room – Come in costume and pick up a prize!

Friday, October 29 - October 31

All Day

Ages 0-12

Do you have a costume you want to show off? Come to the Children’s Room, tell the librarian all about it, and receive a prize from our treasure chest!

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Inktober

Inktober

Friday, October 29

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Like to draw? Stop by the Teen Space any time this month to participate in our INKTOBER celebration! We’ve got pens, paper, and a new prompt for every day of the month. Drawings created may be hung up as decoration in the Teen Space, with your permission.

No registration necessary — just come on by!

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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Black Cat Trick or Treat Bags - Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Black Cat Trick or Treat Bags – Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Saturday, October 23

All Day

Ages 3 and up.

Pick up a kit containing a craft that you can do at home – supplies are limited!

This Week’s Craft – Black Cat Trick or Treat Bags 

Contact the Library at dobchildref@wlsmail.org or call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.

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Halloween Origami in the Children's Room

Halloween Origami in the Children’s Room

Sunday, October 24 - October 31

All Day

Ages 7 and up

Stop by the children’s room to check out our Halloween origami station, where you can teach yourself how to fold black cats, ghosts, and bats!

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New Caregivers' Circle Outdoors on the library terrace (Registration)

New Caregivers’ Circle Outdoors on the library terrace (Registration)

Monday, October 25

10:30 am - 10:50 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

Register by emailing dobchildref@wlsmail.org, calling (914) 693-6615, or stopping by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Outdoor Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime on the library terrace

Outdoor Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime on the library terrace

Tuesday, October 26

10:30 am - 10:50 am

18 to 36 months.

Get your wiggles out with songs and stories with Ms. Gina!

Registration preferred but not required – email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

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Outdoor Dungeons and Dragons Club on the library terrace

Outdoor Dungeons and Dragons Club on the library terrace

Wednesday, October 27

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Ages 9-12

Create a character! Fight monsters! Make your own luck! Develop your skills in this fantasy role-playing system with other kids just like you. We’ll start a new campaign every few weeks. Previous meeting attendance is recommended, but not required.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org with questions or interest to join.

This program will be socially-distanced – please make sure to wear your mask for its entirety.

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