"I Love Libraries" Book Discussion - Free Overdrive download Sept. 14-28 / Discussion Oct. 17 via Zoom

“I Love Libraries” Book Discussion – Free Overdrive download Sept. 14-28 / Discussion Oct. 17 via Zoom

Monday, September 21

All Day

As part of the “Libraries Transform Book Pick” program, between September 14 and 28 you can borrow “Book of the Little Axe” by Lauren Francis-Sharma on OverDrive.  If you borrow an ebook copy on September 28, you will still receive the full lending time allotted by your library.

There will be a discussion of the book via Zoom on Saturday October 17 at 3 PM!  Email dobref@wlsmail.org for the Zoom link.

“Ambitious and masterfully wrought, Lauren Francis-Sharma’s Book of the Little Axe is an incredible journey, spanning decades and oceans from Trinidad to the American West during the tumultuous days of warring colonial powers and westward expansion.

In 1796 Trinidad, young Rosa Rendón quietly but purposefully rebels against the life others expect her to lead. Bright, competitive, and opinionated, Rosa sees no reason she should learn to cook and keep house, for it is obvious her talents lie in running the farm she, alone, views as her birthright. But when her homeland changes from Spanish to British rule, it becomes increasingly unclear whether its free black property owners—Rosa’s family among them—will be allowed to keep their assets, their land, and ultimately, their freedom.

By 1830, Rosa is living among the Crow Nation in Bighorn, Montana with her children and her husband, Edward Rose, a Crow chief. Her son Victor is of the age where he must seek his vision and become a man. But his path forward is blocked by secrets Rosa has kept from him. So Rosa must take him to where his story began and, in turn, retrace her own roots, acknowledging along the way, the painful events that forced her from the middle of an ocean to the rugged terrain of a far-away land.”

The “Libraries Transform Book Pick” is a popular digital reading program that connects readers nationwide by offering free access to the same ebook through public libraries.

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Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

Monday, September 21

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Participants will re-convene to read, share and give feedback to one another of the plays or dramatic scenes they wrote based on the prompts given by Marc Palmieri in the Sept. 14 workshop.

Please register and request a Zoom invitation at dobref@wlsmail.org

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Yoga in the Park for Children Ages 5 - 12

Yoga in the Park for Children Ages 5 – 12

Wednesday, September 23

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Join a small group for outdoor yoga in Waterfront Park! Children will learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises that increase strength and balance, cultivate mindfulness, and reduce stress.

Our certified instructor will wear a face shield, and children will wear masks and maintain social distancing. Please bring your own mat and yoga block (or a hardcover book).

To register, please email dobref@wlsmail.org or call (914) 693-6614. Space is limited.

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Reader's Circle Book Discussion via ZOOM (Registration) - "The President is Missing"

Reader’s Circle Book Discussion via ZOOM (Registration) – “The President is Missing”

Thursday, September 24

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.

Except for the meeting on Sept. 10 these will be held on ZOOM – Register with dobref@wlsmail.org to get the Zoom link or the exact location for the meeting on the 10th.

The President is Missing: A Novel by James Patterson and Bill Clinton

The White House is the home of the President of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a U.S. president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? This collaboration between President Bill Clinton and James Patterson is full of what it truly feels like to be the person in the Oval Office: the mind-boggling pressure, the heartbreaking decisions, the exhilarating opportunities, the soul-wrenching power.

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Friday Film Discussions via ZOOM - Election Movies - "All the King’s Men" (Registration)

Friday Film Discussions via ZOOM – Election Movies – “All the King’s Men” (Registration)

Friday, September 25

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Watch a library DVD or stream these films on Hoopla or Kanopy at your leisure and come together to discuss the film on Friday afternoons.

Register with dobref@wlsmail.org to get the Zoom link.

All the King’s Men

PG-13 2006 ‧ Drama/Political drama ‧ 2h 20m

Charismatic Southern politician Willie Stark’s (Sean Penn) idealism and good intentions give way to corruption after he becomes governor of Louisiana. Unfortunately for Stark, his right-hand man (Jude Law) retains the same good moral fiber he had when the men both entered the political arena.

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Introduction to Babysitting (Zoom Class)

Introduction to Babysitting (Zoom Class)

Saturday, September 26

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn the basics of childcare in our 3-session Introduction to Babysitting online course. Participants will learn about stages of childhood development, safety and first aid, feeding and diapering, and extra precautions that must be taken when working with children during a pandemic. Babysitters-in-training will also develop valuable interview and communication skills.

Our instructor, Amanda Tucker, is a first grade teacher who holds certifications in Early Childhood, General Education, and Special Education.

When registering, you are committing to attend three online classes that will be held on September 12, 19, and 26 from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. To register, email dobref@wlsmail.org or call (914) 693-6614.

For ages 11 – 18

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"I Love Libraries" Book Discussion - Free Overdrive download Sept. 14-28 / Discussion Oct. 17 via Zoom

“I Love Libraries” Book Discussion – Free Overdrive download Sept. 14-28 / Discussion Oct. 17 via Zoom

Monday, September 28

All Day

As part of the “Libraries Transform Book Pick” program, between September 14 and 28 you can borrow “Book of the Little Axe” by Lauren Francis-Sharma on OverDrive.  If you borrow an ebook copy on September 28, you will still receive the full lending time allotted by your library.

There will be a discussion of the book via Zoom on Saturday October 17 at 3 PM!  Email dobref@wlsmail.org for the Zoom link.

“Ambitious and masterfully wrought, Lauren Francis-Sharma’s Book of the Little Axe is an incredible journey, spanning decades and oceans from Trinidad to the American West during the tumultuous days of warring colonial powers and westward expansion.

In 1796 Trinidad, young Rosa Rendón quietly but purposefully rebels against the life others expect her to lead. Bright, competitive, and opinionated, Rosa sees no reason she should learn to cook and keep house, for it is obvious her talents lie in running the farm she, alone, views as her birthright. But when her homeland changes from Spanish to British rule, it becomes increasingly unclear whether its free black property owners—Rosa’s family among them—will be allowed to keep their assets, their land, and ultimately, their freedom.

By 1830, Rosa is living among the Crow Nation in Bighorn, Montana with her children and her husband, Edward Rose, a Crow chief. Her son Victor is of the age where he must seek his vision and become a man. But his path forward is blocked by secrets Rosa has kept from him. So Rosa must take him to where his story began and, in turn, retrace her own roots, acknowledging along the way, the painful events that forced her from the middle of an ocean to the rugged terrain of a far-away land.”

The “Libraries Transform Book Pick” is a popular digital reading program that connects readers nationwide by offering free access to the same ebook through public libraries.

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Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

Monday, September 28

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Participants will re-convene to read, share and give feedback to one another of the plays or dramatic scenes they wrote based on the prompts given by Marc Palmieri in the Sept. 14 workshop.

Please register and request a Zoom invitation at dobref@wlsmail.org

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Paws for Reading with Chubba (Virtual Program)

Paws for Reading with Chubba (Virtual Program)

Tuesday, September 29

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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! For ages 4 and up.

Please call (914) 693-6614 or email dobref@wlsmail.org to reserve a time slot and to receive the Zoom meeting link.

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Friday Film Discussions via ZOOM - Election Movies - "Election" (Registration)

Friday Film Discussions via ZOOM – Election Movies – “Election” (Registration)

Friday, October 2

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.

Register with dobref@wlsmail.org to get the Zoom link.

Election

1999, 1 h 43 m, Rated R

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Register to Vote - Zoom Workshop for the 2020 Election Season (Registration)

Register to Vote – Zoom Workshop for the 2020 Election Season (Registration)

Saturday, October 3

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Is your voice being heard about the issues important to you?  Are you registered to vote in Westchester County?  Join us to learn why your vote is important and how to get ready for the 2020 General Election by completing the first step – Register to Vote.

In this workshop provided by the League of Women Voters of Westchester, you will learn step-by-step how to complete a Voter Registration form, and where and how to submit it.

Contact dobref@wlsmail.org to register for Zoom Invitation

The League of Women Voters of Westchester is a nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote informed and active participation in government.  The League neither supports nor opposes candidates or political parties.  The League is supported by public-spirited individuals, businesses, and organizations.

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Prepare to Vote 2020: 3 Ways to Vote - Zoom Workshop for the 2020 Election Season (Registration)

Prepare to Vote 2020: 3 Ways to Vote – Zoom Workshop for the 2020 Election Season (Registration)

Saturday, October 3

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Are you prepared to vote in the 2020 General Election?  Have you decided HOW you plan to vote?  With the challenging environment that we face due to the COVID-19 pandemic and election law changes, learn everything you need to know about the three ways to vote: Absentee Ballot, Early Voting, and Election Day.

In this workshop provided by the League of Women Voters of Westchester, you will learn the steps to take and the important deadline dates to determine which way to vote is best for you.

Contact dobref@wlsmail.org to register for Zoom Invitation

The League of Women Voters of Westchester is a nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote informed and active participation in government. The League neither supports nor opposes candidates or political parties. The League is supported by public-spirited individuals, businesses, and organizations.

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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, October 6

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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Friday Film Discussions via ZOOM - Election Movies - "Napoleon Dynamite" (Registration)

Friday Film Discussions via ZOOM – Election Movies – “Napoleon Dynamite” (Registration)

Friday, October 9

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.

Register with dobref@wlsmail.org to get the Zoom link.

Napoleon Dynamite

2004, 1 h 36 m, Rated PG

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Stand Up Comedy Showcase at Waterfront Park - seating 6 PM show 7 PM (Registration / Limited Seating)

Stand Up Comedy Showcase at Waterfront Park – seating 6 PM show 7 PM (Registration / Limited Seating)

Saturday, October 10

6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Bring your picnic blanket along because we’re taking our comedy show on the road!  Join us under the stars for a Stand Up Comedy Showcase, featuring comedians Mike Noble, Young Lee, Kate Nichols, Josh and Tamra, Tim Deery, and more at Dobbs Ferry’s Waterfront Park!

Due to social distancing, there is a 50 audience member limit, so make sure to register for your space by calling the library at (914) 693-6614 or emailing dobref@wlsmail.org to sign up.

Seating starts at 6 – the show begins at 7.

Dress for the weather – masks required.

Intended for ages 18 and over – in case of inclement weather, keep a lookout on our website and social media for any weather cancellations.

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Dream House Design (Virtual Program)

Dream House Design (Virtual Program)

Wednesday, October 14

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Make a model of your dream home with materials you can find around the house! In the yard, add a pool, a garden, a swing set, or a helipad. It’s up to you! This will be a fun and highly interactive workshop using the Zoom platform. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Led by ArchForKids, a leading provider of design education based in Dobbs Ferry.

Please call (914) 693-6614 or email dobref@wlsmail.org to register and to receive the Zoom link.

Materials needed: 
  • Cardboard base (cut from a box) for the yard – size may vary, but at least 14″ x 16″
  • Recycled box for the house; optional: smaller box for an addition or garage
  • Glue stick or Elmer’s glue
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Cardboard scraps (from recycled boxes)
  • Twigs, pebbles and/or pine cones collected outside
Use whatever art supplies you have on hand to embellish your project! Some ideas: pipe cleaners, tissue paper, toothpicks, etc.

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Cult Classic Movie Night Online via KANOPY and ZOOM - The Transfiguration (Not Rated/Horror)

Cult Classic Movie Night Online via KANOPY and ZOOM – The Transfiguration (Not Rated/Horror)

Thursday, October 15

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Movie starts at 8 PM via Kanopy: The Transfiguration

Patrons may set up an account via their Westchester System Library card.

A group film discussion / trivia / Q&A to follow at 9:45 PM via ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89829282900

Zoom meeting id: 898 2928 2900 (no password)

Both the film and discussion require Internet access / the ZOOM discussion requires a webcam and microphone.

Questions?  Email Tim Deery at tdeery@wlsmail.org

The Transfiguration (2016/Not Rated/97 min/Horror, Drama)

Troubled teen Milo (Eric Ruffin) hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie (Chloe Levine), the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality.

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Friday Film Discussions via ZOOM - Election Movies - "The Front Runner" (Registration)

Friday Film Discussions via ZOOM – Election Movies – “The Front Runner” (Registration)

Friday, October 16

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.

Register with dobref@wlsmail.org to get the Zoom link.

The Front Runner

2018, 1 h 53 m

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"I Love Libraries" Book Discussion - Free Overdrive download Sept. 14-28 / Discussion Oct. 17 via Zoom

“I Love Libraries” Book Discussion – Free Overdrive download Sept. 14-28 / Discussion Oct. 17 via Zoom

Saturday, October 17

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As part of the “Libraries Transform Book Pick” program, between September 14 and 28 you can borrow “Book of the Little Axe” by Lauren Francis-Sharma on OverDrive.  If you borrow an ebook copy on September 28, you will still receive the full lending time allotted by your library.

There will be a discussion of the book via Zoom on Saturday October 17 at 3 PM!  Email dobref@wlsmail.org for the Zoom link.

“Ambitious and masterfully wrought, Lauren Francis-Sharma’s Book of the Little Axe is an incredible journey, spanning decades and oceans from Trinidad to the American West during the tumultuous days of warring colonial powers and westward expansion.

In 1796 Trinidad, young Rosa Rendón quietly but purposefully rebels against the life others expect her to lead. Bright, competitive, and opinionated, Rosa sees no reason she should learn to cook and keep house, for it is obvious her talents lie in running the farm she, alone, views as her birthright. But when her homeland changes from Spanish to British rule, it becomes increasingly unclear whether its free black property owners—Rosa’s family among them—will be allowed to keep their assets, their land, and ultimately, their freedom.

By 1830, Rosa is living among the Crow Nation in Bighorn, Montana with her children and her husband, Edward Rose, a Crow chief. Her son Victor is of the age where he must seek his vision and become a man. But his path forward is blocked by secrets Rosa has kept from him. So Rosa must take him to where his story began and, in turn, retrace her own roots, acknowledging along the way, the painful events that forced her from the middle of an ocean to the rugged terrain of a far-away land.”

The “Libraries Transform Book Pick” is a popular digital reading program that connects readers nationwide by offering free access to the same ebook through public libraries.

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Friday Film Discussions via ZOOM - Election Movies - "Absolute Power" (Registration)

Friday Film Discussions via ZOOM – Election Movies – “Absolute Power” (Registration)

Friday, October 23

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.

Register with dobref@wlsmail.org to get the Zoom link.

Absolute Power

1997, 2 h 1 m, Rated R

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Friday Film Discussions via ZOOM - Election Movies - "Recount" (Registration)

Friday Film Discussions via ZOOM – Election Movies – “Recount” (Registration)

Friday, October 30

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.

Register with dobref@wlsmail.org to get the Zoom link.

Recount

2008, 1 h 56 m

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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.

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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.

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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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Sing & Sign with Chloe (Virtual Class)

Sing & Sign with Chloe (Virtual Class)

Tuesday, November 17

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.

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Cult Classic Movie Night and Thanksgiving Potluck Discussion via ZOOM

Cult Classic Movie Night and Thanksgiving Potluck Discussion via ZOOM

Thursday, November 19

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us with your favorite dish as we watch a film, then afterwards share recipes, talk food, and then discuss the film together, all on Zoom @ meeting ID: 859 8510 8084

Further details to be announced

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Sing & Sign with Chloe (Virtual Class)

Sing & Sign with Chloe (Virtual Class)

Tuesday, November 24

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.

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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, December 1

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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Cult Classic Movie Night Online via HOOPLA and ZOOM - Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (Rated R)

Cult Classic Movie Night Online via HOOPLA and ZOOM – Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (Rated R)

Thursday, December 17

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Movie starts at 8 PM via Hoopla: Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2

Patrons may set up an account via their Westchester System Library card.

A group film discussion / trivia / Q&A to follow at 9:30 PM via ZOOM: meeting id 869 2842 1145 (no password)

Both the film and discussion require Internet access / the ZOOM discussion requires a webcam and microphone.

Questions?  Email Tim Deery at tdeery@wlsmail.org

Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987/Rated R/88 min/Black Comedy, Slasher)

The ultimate in holiday slasher cult classic camp, SNDNP2 is anchored by the tour-de-force performance of Eric Freeman as Ricky. Blurring the line between sublime and terrible, Freeman is memorable for all the wrong (and right) reasons.

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