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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Outdoor Preschool Halloween Storytime

Outdoor Preschool Halloween Storytime

Thursday, October 28

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Ages 3-6

Join Ms. Gina for Halloween stories!

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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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: Leftovers Day - Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

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

Saturday, October 30

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 –Leftovers Day (Missed a craft this month? Don’t worry! 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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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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Comedy Open Mic (Virtual/Monthly) – hosted by Tim Deery (Registration)

Comedy Open Mic (Virtual/Monthly) – hosted by Tim Deery (Registration)

Tuesday, November 2

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
For more info about our comedy nights, check out our Comedy on the Hudson page.

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Cult Classic Movie Night - The Guest

Cult Classic Movie Night – The Guest

Thursday, November 11

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us in our screening room (or virtually) for our monthly Cult Classic Movie Night + our always lively discussion after – where you never know who might show up!

This month’s special Veteran’s Day Cult Classic is:

The Guest (2014/Rated R/97 min/Action, Mystery, Thriller)

A family who lost their son in combat takes a soldier into their home. He promises to help and protect them, but strange incidents follow in his wake.

for those joining virtually
  • At 8pm EST (or at your leisure), screen the film using: A. a physical copy via our Westchester Library System  or B. using any of these streaming options:

  • then join us for our live film discussion on Zoom (Meeting ID: 864 5262 2772, Passcode: 194594) at 9:40pm EST

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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Mary's Yarns Quilting Group

Mary’s Yarns Quilting Group

Monday, November 15

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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Thanksgiving Eve - Library Building Closes @ 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving - Library Building Closed

Thanksgiving – Library Building Closed

Thursday, November 25

All Day

Mary's Yarns Quilting Group

Mary’s Yarns Quilting Group

Monday, December 6

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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Comedy Open Mic (Virtual/Monthly) – hosted by Tim Deery (Registration)

Comedy Open Mic (Virtual/Monthly) – hosted by Tim Deery (Registration)

Tuesday, December 7

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
For more info about our comedy nights, check out our Comedy on the Hudson page.

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Cult Classic Movie Night Live - They Live

Cult Classic Movie Night Live – They Live

Thursday, December 9

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us in our screening room (or virtually) for our monthly Cult Classic Movie Night + our always lively discussion after – where you never know who might show up!

This month’s Cult Classic is:

They Live (1988/Rated R/93 min/Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller)

A drifter utilizes special sunglasses to see that aliens disguised as yuppies are taking over the world.

for those joining virtually
  • At 8pm EST (or at your leisure), screen the film using: A. a physical copy via our Westchester Library System  or B. using any of these streaming options:


  • then join us for our live film discussion on Zoom (Meeting ID: 864 5262 2772, Passcode: 194594) at 9:40pm EST

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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Mary's Yarns Quilting Group

Mary’s Yarns Quilting Group

Monday, December 20

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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Christmas Eve - Library Building Closed

Christmas Eve – Library Building Closed

Friday, December 24

All Day

Christmas Day - Library Building Closed

Christmas Day – Library Building Closed

Saturday, December 25

All Day

New Years Eve - Library Building Closes @ 5:00 PM
New Years Day - Library Building Closed

New Years Day – Library Building Closed

Saturday, January 1

All Day