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

Hours

Sunday Closed
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

Empire Pass is Here!

Thanks to the hard work and generosity of the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library, we now have two Empire Passes! Each pass admits one-day admission for one vehicle. Click here for borrowing information.

Miss Gina’s Wishes Came True!

DFPL Children’s Librarian Gina Elbert, right, was the happy recipient of two brand new, easy-to-roll book carts supplied by the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library. Mary McNamara, Friends President, was on hand to celebrate their arrival. Join the celebration by suggesting names for our new buddies!

The Friends of the Library are constantly coming up with fun ways to support our library.  Join them today and help make us the best library anywhere!

Library Board of Trustees Announces Director Search

The Dobbs Ferry Public Library is searching for a new Director. Elizabeth Hobson is retiring in April 2022 and we want to hear from the community what qualities you would like to see in a new leader for our beloved library. Read the job description here: https://www.dobbsferrylibrary.org/about/contact/employment/
Please contact the Search Committee at the following email if you have suggestions or comments:
The Dobbs Ferry Public Library Board of Trustees

Upcoming Programs

Reader's Circle Book Group: socially distant, in-person event at Waterfront Park (Registration)

Reader’s Circle Book Group: socially distant, in-person event at Waterfront Park (Registration)

Thursday, May 19

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bring your a lunch and a lawn chair! We will meet at Waterfront Park and talk about your favorite books and a book you would like to recommend to others.

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

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Cult Classic Movie Night at Climbing Wolf - True Romance

Cult Classic Movie Night at Climbing Wolf – True Romance

Thursday, May 19

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come celebrate our Cult Classic Movie Night 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY over some quality adult beverages at Climbing Wolf Craft Beer Bar on Thursday, May 19th, 2022 at 8pm EST, located at 78 Main Street Dobbs Ferry NY, 10522 –  just north of the library – at the corner of Chestnut & Main.  Film will begin promptly at 8pm EST.  Remember to tip your servers well!!

True Romance (1993, Rated R/119 min/Black Comedy, Romance, Crime)

Detroit comic-book nerd and Elvis fanatic Clarence (Christian Slater) and call girl Alabama (Patricia Arquette) meet, not by coincidence, but coincidentally fall in love.   After freeing Alabama from her pimp, the two become in possession of the wrong suitcase and hit the road to California to start a new life, not realizing the mob is on their tail to recover their stolen product.

The all-star cast also includes: Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Walken, James Gandolfini
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Directed by Tony Scott.

To see one of our previous film discussions, check out our interview with Makeup/Special Effects Artist Dan Frye (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Dr. Who)

Follow us on Instagram: @CultClassicMovieNight

Questions?  Email tdeery@wlsmail.org

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New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

Monday, May 23

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.

Program will be outdoors unless there is inclement weather, in which case we will be in the Community Room

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Virtual Town and Gown Literary Discussion Group via ZOOM (Registration)

Virtual Town and Gown Literary Discussion Group via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, May 26

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For the month of May, we will be reading “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles. Get the book on Overdrive.

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

On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve.

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Comedy Open Mic (live in-person + simulcast)

Comedy Open Mic (live in-person + simulcast)

Tuesday, June 7

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

*We have returned to having our mics live in-person at the library this Spring 2022 Season, but will also be simulcasting on Zoom for those who would like to continue performing or watching virtually.
Following a traditional Comedy Open Mic format, comedians new and old — who want to work on new jokes, change old ones, or just experiment — sign up and get 5 minutes apiece to perform.
INTENDED FOR AUDIENCE 18+
Pre-registration REQUIRED —> Email TDeery@wlsmail.org
 
For more info about our comedy nights, check out our Comedy on the Hudson page.

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Meet the Raptors! - Live in the Community Room (Registration Requested)

Meet the Raptors! – Live in the Community Room (Registration Requested)

Wednesday, May 18

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Ages 6+

Teatown Reservation visits the Dobbs Ferry Library with a live presentation of 4-5 birds of prey!

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

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Paws for Reading with Buddy on the library terrace (Registration)

Paws for Reading with Buddy on the library terrace (Registration)

Friday, May 20

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 4+

Children read one-on-one with Buddy, a specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) and his handler, Dobbs Ferry resident Marty Kanengiser. Children will select a book to read to Buddy before the program begins, and they will spend 10-15 minutes reading aloud. They are also welcome to ask questions about Buddy, a 12-year-old rescued black lab who loves children, other dogs, and reading.

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, May 22

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club in person in the Community Room (Registration)

Dungeons & Dragons Club in person in the Community Room (Registration)

Wednesday, May 25

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 if you want to join.

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, May 29

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Meet the Raptors! - Live in the Community Room (Registration Requested)

Meet the Raptors! – Live in the Community Room (Registration Requested)

Wednesday, May 18

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Ages 6+

Teatown Reservation visits the Dobbs Ferry Library with a live presentation of 4-5 birds of prey!

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

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Preschool Storytime in person in the Community Room

Preschool Storytime in person in the Community Room

Thursday, May 19

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Ages 3-6

Join Ms. Gina for seasonal storytimes!

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Paws for Reading with Buddy on the library terrace (Registration)

Paws for Reading with Buddy on the library terrace (Registration)

Friday, May 20

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 4+

Children read one-on-one with Buddy, a specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) and his handler, Dobbs Ferry resident Marty Kanengiser. Children will select a book to read to Buddy before the program begins, and they will spend 10-15 minutes reading aloud. They are also welcome to ask questions about Buddy, a 12-year-old rescued black lab who loves children, other dogs, and reading.

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Paper Plate Birds' Nests - Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Paper Plate Birds’ Nests – Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Saturday, May 21

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 – Paper Plate Birds’ Nests

Call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, May 22

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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