55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 693-6614
The library building is currently closed for NY PAUSE but staff is available to help during regular business hours. April 1
55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 693-6614

Library News

An Estate Planning Primer With Anthony Nigro, Esq.

 

 

Are your prepared for the orderly transition of your Estate or Legacy to loved ones as well as financial and emotional protection for your family?

Will the SECURE or CARE Acts effect your current plan?

Date: Thursday, October 29th
Time: 7:00 PM

 

Zoom Meeting

Email dobref@wlsmail.org with:

Estate Planning/October 29 and get the Zoom link!

Prepare to Vote – 3 Ways to Vote

Prepare to Vote! Learn about 3 ways to vote with the League of Women Voters of Westchester.

DFPL Terrace Reopens

The Dobbs Ferry Library Terrace has reopened! ⠀

Call (914) 693-6614 to schedule a one-hour appointment to sit on the terrace and read or use your laptop with socially-distanced seating.

Upcoming Programs

Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

Monday, November 2

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

NaNoWriMo: Let’s write about character.

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)

Reader’s Circle Book Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, November 5

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Read ebooks from Hoopla or Overdrive or borrow library books to read ahead of time and join a discussion about a different work every Thursday afternoon.

Today’s reading: “A Lady’s Maid” by Sarah Gailey – available online here

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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Friday Film Discussions via ZOOM (Registration)

Friday Film Discussions via ZOOM (Registration)

Friday, November 6

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Watch the film at your leisure – stream on Hoopla, Kanopy or Overdrive, or borrow a DVD from the library.  Afterwards we will come together via Zoom to discuss the film on Friday afternoons.

Today’s film: “Lured” 1947 ‧ Noir/Thriller ‧ 1h 43m – available on Kanopy here

“In this sumptuous thriller by legendary filmmaker Douglas Sirk and featuring a bevy of classic stars of the silver screen, a serial killer is on the loose in London, luring young women into his web through ads placed in the personal column.  Scotland Yard’s bait to ensnare the villain is a young American dance hall girl (played by a stunning Lucille Ball), who encounters a series of likely suspects, including the always dashing George Sanders as a sophisticated playboy and an unforgettable Boris Karloff as a mad fashion designer.”

Restored from 35MM nitrate and safety material.

“What could have been merely a diverting whodunit becomes, in Sirk’s hands, an atmospheric, sensuous pleasure.” – Entertainment Weekly

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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Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

Monday, November 9

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

NaNoWriMo: Let’s write about dialogue

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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*Online via ZOOM* Comedy Open Mic - hosted by Tim Deery (Registration)

*Online via ZOOM* Comedy Open Mic – hosted by Tim Deery (Registration)

Tuesday, November 10

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Following a traditional Comedy Open Mic format, comedians new and old — who want to work on new jokes, change old jokes, or just experiment — sign up and get 5 minutes apiece to perform via our ZOOM Online Meeting Room.

Personal webcam & microphone and pre-registration are REQUIRED.  Email tdeery@wlsmail.org for more info.
Intended for audiences aged 18 and up.

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

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

Saturday, November 14

All Day

The Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library are pleased to announce a philanthropic program, Mary’s Yarns, in honor of Mary Caruso, a past Friends president.

Under the leadership of Anne Souza, knitters and crocheters are invited to create scarves to be donated to people in need.  All scarves will be washed before distribution so materials must be washable.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO DROP OFF YOUR COMPLETED SCARVES

Please note – we have an extended family of friends and supporters, and you do not have to be a Dobbs Ferry resident to participate in any of the Mary’s Yarns programs.

For more information, 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, November 14

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: Immortal Demon Slayer (original title Sun Wukong)

Born from the remains of a great stone giant, the immortal monkey Sun Wukong defies the Heavenly order and fights to forge his own destiny.

2017 – 2 hours 3 min – Not rated (violence)

Hoopla link here

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

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Cult Classic Movie Night Watch Party and Thanksgiving Potluck Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Cult Classic Movie Night Watch Party and Thanksgiving Potluck Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, November 19

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us with your favorite dish as we share recipes, talk food, watch Knives Out, and then discuss the film together.

Email dobref@wlsmail.org for the Zoom info

Knives Out – 2019 / PG-13 / 130 min / Mystery, Comedy

“The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there’s one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure — everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth.”

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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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Virtual Story Time on YouTube

Virtual Story Time on YouTube

Tuesday, November 3

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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Sing & Sign with Chloe (Virtual Class)

Sing & Sign with Chloe (Virtual Class)

Tuesday, November 3

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Join Chloe for catchy music and engaging activities while learning American Sign Language. For children 0 – 5. Older siblings are welcome!

Please call (914) 693-6614 or email dobref@wlsmail.org to register and receive a link to the online class – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

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Virtual Story Time on YouTube

Virtual Story Time on YouTube

Thursday, November 5

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

Tuesday, November 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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Sing & Sign with Chloe (Virtual Class)

Sing & Sign with Chloe (Virtual Class)

Tuesday, November 10

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Join Chloe for catchy music and engaging activities while learning American Sign Language. For children 0 – 5. Older siblings are welcome!

Please call (914) 693-6614 or email dobref@wlsmail.org to register and receive a link to the online class – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

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