New Caregivers' Circle via ZOOM (Registration)

New Caregivers’ Circle via ZOOM (Registration)

Monday, March 8

10:30 am - 11:00 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.

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org or call the Library at 693-6614 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, March 8

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, or listen to others read their creative writing pieces and give feedback to the group.

This online event is free and open to the public. 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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International Women's Day Storytime with Dawn Masi via Google Meet (Registration)

International Women’s Day Storytime with Dawn Masi via Google Meet (Registration)

Monday, March 8

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 4 and up

Celebrate International Women’s Day with local author/illustrator Dawn Masi, whose book G My Name is Girl is a new release from Doubleday Books for Young Readers. Listen as she and Ms. Gina read picture books and participate in a drawing activity to honor the women in your life!

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org or call the Library at 693-6614 to get the Google Meet link – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

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Virtual NYC Tour: Little Italy & Chinatown

Virtual NYC Tour: Little Italy & Chinatown

Tuesday, March 9

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us as we take a tour into the heart of our favorite city with licensed professional NYC tour guide Garrett T. Shore to discover the forgotten lives of New York’s immigrants. Garrett will bring us into Little Italy and Chinatown to study the lives of NYC’s 19th and 20th century immigrants and the neighborhoods they came up in. How did they stake their claim in a new world? How did they reinvent themselves in an emerging nation on its way to becoming the world’s #1 superpower by 1920? What gangs did they join for protection and security? What methods or tricks were employed to gain footing in America? How did native New Yorkers treat them?

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

seen on tour:
1st St Patrick’s Cathedral (original)
Mulberry Street
Joe Petrosino Square
240 Center St. – Police Headquarters
Ferarras
Umbertos Clam House (recently famous by Scorcese’s The Irishman)
Church of the Most Precious Blood
Canal St.
Mott Street (Chinatown)
The Bloody Angle
Nam Wah Tea Parlor

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Pajama Storytime via YouTube Live

Pajama Storytime via YouTube Live

Tuesday, March 9

5:30 pm - 5:50 pm

Ages 2-6.

Every week, get comfy-cozy and listen to Ms. Gina read bedtime stories on our YouTube channel!

This March, many of our stories will celebrate Women’s History Month.

Please contact the library at (914) 693-6615 or dobchildref@wlsmail.org if you would like more information.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club via ZOOM (CLOSED - Email for information)

Dungeons & Dragons Club via ZOOM (CLOSED – Email for information)

Wednesday, March 10

4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Ages 9-12

Dungeons and Dragons is back! Join the newly revived club, led by a local middle school Dungeon Master! Previous meeting attendance is recommended, but not required.

Registration is currently closed but you may email dobchildref@wlsmail.org with questions or interest to join.

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Reader’s Circle Book Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Reader’s Circle Book Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, March 11

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

We will discuss two stories in Collected Stories by William Trevor, “Access to the Children” and “Of the Cloth” (available on OverDrive 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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Virtual Browsing Appointments via ZOOM (Registration)

Virtual Browsing Appointments via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, March 11

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All ages.

Do you miss coming to the library? Do you need help choosing a book? Or do you want to tell your librarian about what you’ve been reading lately? Schedule a 20-minute virtual browsing and/or reference appointment with Ms. Gina. She can find what you’re looking for!

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org or call the Library at 693-6614 to get the Zoom link – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

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Chapter Book Read Alouds via ZOOM (Registration)

Chapter Book Read Alouds via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, March 11

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 7-9.

Tune in to listen to Ms. Gina read from The Unicorn Rescue Society: Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot by Adam Gidwitz and Joseph Bruchac. She will read from the same book every week until she finishes it, but don’t worry if you miss a meeting — she’ll catch you up before starting.

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org or call the Library at 693-6614 to get the Zoom link – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

All Elliot wants is a nice, normal day at school. All Uchenna wants is an adventure. Guess whose wish comes true?
Professor Fauna whisks the kids—and Jersey, of course—off to the Muckleshoot territory in Washington, where film crews have suddenly descended en masse to expose Bigfoot to the world, and the Schmoke logging company is bringing in some awfully large machinery.
Can the Unicorn Rescue Society escape the blades of the Schmokes’ chain saws? Outsmart a cable news team? And are those big, hairy creatures running through the forest really Bigfoot?

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Mary's Yarns: Knitters, Crocheters, and Crafters Group via ZOOM (Registration)

Mary’s Yarns: Knitters, Crocheters, and Crafters Group via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, March 11

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A a new program for the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library – Mary’s Yarns. We are building a community of Knitters, Crocheters, and Crafters. We will knit or crochet as we get to know each other and share patterns.

If you are interested in supporting us, you can help with any of the following:

  1. If you have yarn you would like to donate, please drop it off at the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.
  2. If you are a young knitter or crocheter, we want to meet you!
  3. If you have any questions, please email us!

Follow us on Facebook!

To register for this event and receive the Zoom meeting information, please email dfflmarysyarns@gmail.com or call (914) 693-6614.

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CCMN: I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle

CCMN: I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle

Thursday, March 11

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle (1990/Not Rated/101 min/Comedy, Horror, B-Movie)

“Most motorcycles run on petrol, this one runs on blood! A man inadvertently buys a motorbike that is possessed by a vampire demon which then tries to kill the biker gang that cursed it. In the meantime, the new owner, a police detective, and friends try their hardest to exorcise the bike and stay alive.”

Using your Westchester library card, stream the film for free at 8pm EST (or at your leisure) on Kanopy  here, then group film discussion starts at 9:45pm EST via Zoom —-> email TDeery@wlsmail.org for meeting details. You never know who might show up!

for more info on our Cult Classic Movie Night program, follow the Instagram here

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Diary of a Quarantine Kid: Learn to Journal via ZOOM (Registration)

Diary of a Quarantine Kid: Learn to Journal via ZOOM (Registration)

Friday, March 12

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Ages 7-12

Have you read Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Did you know you too can create stories like his? Join Ms.Gina and local high-schooler Franka Pessin, to learn about all the different ways you can create your own diary, such as drawing, comic/graphic novel style, journaling and scrapbooking. Many people find that writing diaries is therapeutic and it’s safe to say that the pandemic has impacted our mental health. Let’s document both historic events and our own emotions!

Diary entries may also be featured (with permission) on our @dfplkids Instagram account!

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org or call the Library at 693-6614 to get the Zoom link – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

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Take & Make St. Patrick's Day Hats: Craft Kits for Kids - Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Take & Make St. Patrick’s Day Hats: Craft Kits for Kids – Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Saturday, March 13

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 kit – St. Patrick’s Day Hats

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

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New Caregivers' Circle via ZOOM (Registration)

New Caregivers’ Circle via ZOOM (Registration)

Monday, March 15

10:30 am - 11:00 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.

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org or call the Library at 693-6614 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, March 15

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, or listen to others read their creative writing pieces and give feedback to the group.

This online event is free and open to the public. 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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Pajama Storytime via YouTube Live

Pajama Storytime via YouTube Live

Tuesday, March 16

5:30 pm - 5:50 pm

Ages 2-6.

Every week, get comfy-cozy and listen to Ms. Gina read bedtime stories on our YouTube channel!

This March, many of our stories will celebrate Women’s History Month.

Please contact the library at (914) 693-6615 or dobchildref@wlsmail.org if you would like more information.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club via ZOOM (CLOSED - Email for information)

Dungeons & Dragons Club via ZOOM (CLOSED – Email for information)

Wednesday, March 17

4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Ages 9-12

Dungeons and Dragons is back! Join the newly revived club, led by a local middle school Dungeon Master! Previous meeting attendance is recommended, but not required.

Registration is currently closed but you may email dobchildref@wlsmail.org with questions or interest to join.

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Reader’s Circle Book Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Reader’s Circle Book Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, March 18

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

We will discuss “Foster,” a novella by Claire Keegan in Best American Short Stories 2011 ed., Geraldine Brooks (available on Hoopla 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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Virtual Browsing Appointments via ZOOM (Registration)

Virtual Browsing Appointments via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, March 18

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All ages.

Do you miss coming to the library? Do you need help choosing a book? Or do you want to tell your librarian about what you’ve been reading lately? Schedule a 20-minute virtual browsing and/or reference appointment with Ms. Gina. She can find what you’re looking for!

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org or call the Library at 693-6614 to get the Zoom link – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

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Chapter Book Read Alouds via ZOOM (Registration)

Chapter Book Read Alouds via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, March 18

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 7-9.

Tune in to listen to Ms. Gina read from The Unicorn Rescue Society: Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot by Adam Gidwitz and Joseph Bruchac. She will read from the same book every week until she finishes it, but don’t worry if you miss a meeting — she’ll catch you up before starting.

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org or call the Library at 693-6614 to get the Zoom link – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

All Elliot wants is a nice, normal day at school. All Uchenna wants is an adventure. Guess whose wish comes true?
Professor Fauna whisks the kids—and Jersey, of course—off to the Muckleshoot territory in Washington, where film crews have suddenly descended en masse to expose Bigfoot to the world, and the Schmoke logging company is bringing in some awfully large machinery.
Can the Unicorn Rescue Society escape the blades of the Schmokes’ chain saws? Outsmart a cable news team? And are those big, hairy creatures running through the forest really Bigfoot?

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Owl Pellet Dissection via ZOOM (Registration / Limited Space)

Owl Pellet Dissection via ZOOM (Registration / Limited Space)

Friday, March 19

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Ages 8-14

Our annual ecology program is back — virtually! Join librarians Ned and Gina to discover what owls eat and learn how to reconstruct a skeleton by searching through your very own owl pellet to find animal bones.

Please reserve a dissection kit (complete with magnifying glass, gloves, pellet, and everything else you’ll need!) ahead of time by emailing dobchildref@wlsmail.org or calling the Circulation Desk at (914) 693-6614. Space is limited!

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Take & Make Mini Bulletin Boards: Craft Kits for Kids - Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Take & Make Mini Bulletin Boards: Craft Kits for Kids – Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Saturday, March 20

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 kit – Mini Bulletin Boards

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

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New Caregivers' Circle via ZOOM (Registration)

New Caregivers’ Circle via ZOOM (Registration)

Monday, March 22

10:30 am - 11:00 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.

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org or call the Library at 693-6614 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, March 22

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, or listen to others read their creative writing pieces and give feedback to the group.

This online event is free and open to the public. 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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Pajama Storytime via YouTube Live

Pajama Storytime via YouTube Live

Tuesday, March 23

5:30 pm - 5:50 pm

Ages 2-6.

Every week, get comfy-cozy and listen to Ms. Gina read bedtime stories on our YouTube channel!

This March, many of our stories will celebrate Women’s History Month.

Please contact the library at (914) 693-6615 or dobchildref@wlsmail.org if you would like more information.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club via ZOOM (CLOSED - Email for information)

Dungeons & Dragons Club via ZOOM (CLOSED – Email for information)

Wednesday, March 24

4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Ages 9-12

Dungeons and Dragons is back! Join the newly revived club, led by a local middle school Dungeon Master! Previous meeting attendance is recommended, but not required.

Registration is currently closed but you may email dobchildref@wlsmail.org with questions or interest to join.

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Race Films / Race Matters Film Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Race Films / Race Matters Film Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Wednesday, March 24

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration is REQUIRED. Register here!

RiverArts, in conjunction with the Hastings and the Dobbs Ferry Public Libraries, is hosting a discussion of the 1933 film The Emperor Jones, based on the play by Eugene O’Neill and starring Paul Robeson.  You are encouraged to watch the film and two short documentaries prior to the discussion – link for the Race Film / Race Matters website and the movie itself here.

Register at RiverArts.org to participate in a discussion about this movie, moderated by Tanya McKinnon, Dobbs Ferry resident, literary agent and former RiverArts Board member.

This program is part of a Humanities New York funded project: Race Films/Race Matters. The film contains some stereotypical dialect, exoticising depictions of the inhabitants of a Caribbean island, use of the n-word – but also includes a bravura performance by Paul Robeson.

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Reader’s Circle Book Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Reader’s Circle Book Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, March 25

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

We will discuss Ernest Hemingway stories, titles to be announced in conjunction with upcoming PBS documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, “Hemingway: The Man The Myth The Writer” on PBS on April 5, 2021.

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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Virtual Browsing Appointments via ZOOM (Registration)

Virtual Browsing Appointments via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, March 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All ages.

Do you miss coming to the library? Do you need help choosing a book? Or do you want to tell your librarian about what you’ve been reading lately? Schedule a 20-minute virtual browsing and/or reference appointment with Ms. Gina. She can find what you’re looking for!

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org or call the Library at 693-6614 to get the Zoom link – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

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Chapter Book Read Alouds via ZOOM (Registration)

Chapter Book Read Alouds via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, March 25

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 7-9.

Tune in to listen to Ms. Gina read from The Unicorn Rescue Society: Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot by Adam Gidwitz and Joseph Bruchac. She will read from the same book every week until she finishes it, but don’t worry if you miss a meeting — she’ll catch you up before starting.

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org or call the Library at 693-6614 to get the Zoom link – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

All Elliot wants is a nice, normal day at school. All Uchenna wants is an adventure. Guess whose wish comes true?
Professor Fauna whisks the kids—and Jersey, of course—off to the Muckleshoot territory in Washington, where film crews have suddenly descended en masse to expose Bigfoot to the world, and the Schmoke logging company is bringing in some awfully large machinery.
Can the Unicorn Rescue Society escape the blades of the Schmokes’ chain saws? Outsmart a cable news team? And are those big, hairy creatures running through the forest really Bigfoot?

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Take & Make Leftovers Day Craft Kits for Kids - Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Take & Make Leftovers Day Craft Kits for Kids – Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Saturday, March 27

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 Kit – Missed a craft this month? Don’t worry! You can pick up one from our surplus pile!

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

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New Caregivers' Circle via ZOOM (Registration) - Special Guest! Family therapist Dr. Rebecca Hershberg

New Caregivers’ Circle via ZOOM (Registration) – Special Guest! Family therapist Dr. Rebecca Hershberg

Monday, March 29

10:30 am - 11:00 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.

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org or call the Library at 693-6614 to get the Zoom link – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

We have a special guest! Local family therapist Dr. Rebecca Hershberg will visit the New Caregivers’ Circle to talk about parenting babies during the pandemic.

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Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

Monday, March 29

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, or listen to others read their creative writing pieces and give feedback to the group.

This online event is free and open to the public. 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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Paws for Reading with Chubba via ZOOM (Registration)

Paws for Reading with Chubba via ZOOM (Registration)

Tuesday, March 30

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 4 and up.

Children read one-on-one with Chubba, a specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) and his handler, Hastings resident Deirdre Drohan Forbes. Children will select a book to read to Chubba before the program begins, and they will spend 10 – 15 minutes reading aloud. They are also welcome to ask questions about Chubba, a 5-year-old rescued pit bull who loves children, other dogs, and reading.

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org or call the Library at 693-6614 to get the Zoom link – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

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Pajama Storytime via YouTube Live

Pajama Storytime via YouTube Live

Tuesday, March 30

5:30 pm - 5:50 pm

Ages 2-6.

Every week, get comfy-cozy and listen to Ms. Gina read bedtime stories on our YouTube channel!

This March, many of our stories will celebrate Women’s History Month.

Please contact the library at (914) 693-6615 or dobchildref@wlsmail.org if you would like more information.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club via ZOOM (CLOSED - Email for information)

Dungeons & Dragons Club via ZOOM (CLOSED – Email for information)

Wednesday, March 31

4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Ages 9-12

Dungeons and Dragons is back! Join the newly revived club, led by a local middle school Dungeon Master! Previous meeting attendance is recommended, but not required.

Registration is currently closed but you may email dobchildref@wlsmail.org with questions or interest to join.

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Meet Emilya Naymark: Author of "Hide In Place" via ZOOM (Registration)

Meet Emilya Naymark: Author of “Hide In Place” via ZOOM (Registration)

Wednesday, March 31

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dobbs Ferry Public Library Presents local author Emilya Naymark reading about her new book, Hide in Place.  A Question and Answer about writing suspense thrillers and marketing her stories will follow.

Emilya Naymark’s debut novel, “Hide In Place” was published on February 9, 2021 from Crooked Lane Books. Her short stories have appeared in the Harper Collins anthology, When A Stranger Comes to Town, (April 2021); Secrets in the Water; After Midnight: Tales from the Graveyard Shift; River River Journal, Snowbound: Best New England Crime Stories 2017, and 1+30: THE BEST OF MYSTERY.

She has a degree in fine arts, and her artworks have been published in numerous magazines and books.  When not writing, Emilya works as a visual artist and reads massive quantities of psychological thrillers, suspense, and crime fiction. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family.

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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Virtual Vacation to Greece

Wednesday, April 7

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Save the Date!
Take a Virtual Vacation to Greece

Jump on Zoom for a Virtual Vacation to Greece with Buffy Aronstein of Sunlit Travel! This virtual tour is designed to give adults and seniors the full range of experiences of a one-week tour of cultural and historic landmarks of Greece all in the space of one hour. Designed for adults and seniors travelling without children.
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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National Poetry Month Poetry Reading

Saturday, April 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Save the Date!
Join us as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of National Poetry Month

Jennifer Franklin, director of the Hudson Valley Writers Center, will be joined on a Zoom stage by published poets, poetry students, and writers who wish to share their poems with the community. There will be an Open Mic! If you would like to be included in advance publicity, please send a brief bio and photo to Sara Bramble at srodgers@wlsmail.org by Monday, March 15th.

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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FerryCon 2021 (Virtual)

FerryCon 2021 (Virtual)

Saturday, April 24

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

FerryCon will be returning as a virtual event this Spring! Keep an eye on this space for more info.

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