Teen Battle of the Books - Practice Session

Teen Battle of the Books – Practice Session

Friday, July 23

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Plastic Egg Lightning Bugs - Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Plastic Egg Lightning Bugs – Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Saturday, July 24

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 – Plastic Egg Lightning Bugs

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

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*CANCELLED* Summer Stand Up Comedy Showcase at Waterfront Park

*CANCELLED* Summer Stand Up Comedy Showcase at Waterfront Park

Saturday, July 24

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

* SORRY WE HAD TO CANCEL THIS EVENT DUE TO NOT BEING ABLE TO PROCURE THE PA/AUDIO EQUIPMENT NEEDED THIS TIME.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE AND HAVE INFORMED ANYONE WHO HAS ALREADY SIGNED UP AS OF 7/15/21.  ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, WE WILL 100% CONFIRMED BE BACK AT THE PARK ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2021 AT 7PM FOR ANOTHER FREE COMEDY SHOW (barring any bad weather) – SO IT IS NOT TOO FAR AWAY.

Please email DobRef@wlsmail.org to sign up for that show.  These showcases are part of our Comedy on the Hudson Programming

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BookTok Challenge: ongoing program for Teens/Preteens June 28 - August 20

BookTok Challenge: ongoing program for Teens/Preteens June 28 – August 20

Sunday, July 25

All Day

Teens and preteens are invited to make a “Tik Tok style” video centered around a book they have read for summer reading. Teens can do a book talk, a book trailer, reenact a scene, cosplay as a character from the book they read, or take another creative approach.

(Note: You do not actually have to publish it on TikTok or any social media platform!!!)

Participation in this challenge will be worth SIX tickets for the Teen Summer Reading Raffle. With participant permission, the submissions may be shared at a Summer Reading Screening Party at the end of the summer.

To find out more about the submission process, please email amanning@wlsmail.org.

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StoryWalk®: 'Call Me Tree (Llámame Arbol)' / Storybook Adventure along the fence around Gould Park June 28 to August 20

StoryWalk®: ‘Call Me Tree (Llámame Arbol)’ / Storybook Adventure along the fence around Gould Park June 28 to August 20

Sunday, July 25

All Day

Take a walk, do a stretch, and read the bilingual story Call Me Tree (Llámame Arbol) by Maya Christina Gonzalez.

The adventure takes place along the fence around Gould Park.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

The Storywalk® project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

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New Caregivers' Circle Outdoors on the library terrace (Registration)

New Caregivers’ Circle Outdoors on the library terrace (Registration)

Monday, July 26

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.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

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Battle of the Books / Practice session for Grades 4 - 7 Team

Battle of the Books / Practice session for Grades 4 – 7 Team

Monday, July 26

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Teen Zine Tasting - Outdoor Event

Teen Zine Tasting – Outdoor Event

Monday, July 26

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Here at the Teen Space, reading a zine totally counts as Summer Reading. YA Librarian Allee Manning will be sharing zines from her personal collection and leading teens in a zinemaking 101 workshop. (Attendees are welcome to create their own zine at the event or take materials to do so at home.)

This event will take place outdoors. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

For their time and feedback helping build the Teen Space’s soon-to-be-launched zine collection, attendees can earn 1.5 community service hours for their participation in the event and FIVE tickets for the Teen Summer Reading Raffle.

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

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Battle of the Books / Battle for Grades 4 - 7 Team

Battle of the Books / Battle for Grades 4 – 7 Team

Tuesday, July 27

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Outdoor "Drive-in" Storytime on the Library terrace (Registration)

Outdoor “Drive-in” Storytime on the Library terrace (Registration)

Wednesday, July 28

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Ages 2-6

Decorate a box to look like a car and “drive” into our twilight summer storytimes on the Library terrace!

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.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

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Outdoor Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime on the library terrace (Registration)

Outdoor Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime on the library terrace (Registration)

Thursday, July 29

10:30 am - 11:00 am

18 to 36 months.

Get your wiggles out with songs and stories with Ms. Gina!

Register by emailing dobchildref@wlsmail.org, calling (914) 693-6615, or stopping 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.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

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Reader's Circle - Book Discussion in Waterfront Park (REGISTRATION)

Reader’s Circle – Book Discussion in Waterfront Park (REGISTRATION)

Thursday, July 29

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Save the Date – the Reader’s Circle will meet in a safe, socially distanced setting at Waterfront Park.  Bring your own lawn chair, beverage, and mask.

Talk about what you have been reading and also discuss some works of short and long fiction!

This month we’re discussing “My Family and Other Animals” by Gerald Durrell. Get it on Hoopla or Overdrive.

Please email dobref@wlsmail.org to register and for the meeting location.

When the Durrells could no longer endure the gray English climate, they did what any sensible family would do: sold their house and relocated to the sun-soaked island of Corfu.

As they settled into their new home, hilarious mishaps ensued as a ten-year-old Gerald Durrell pursued his interest in natural history and explored the island’s fauna. Soon, toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies—as well as scorpions, geckos, ladybugs, praying mantises, octopuses, pigeons, and gulls—became a common sight in the Durrell villa.

Uproarious tales of the island’s animals and Durrell’s fond reflections on his family bring this delightful memoir to life. Capturing the joyous chaos of growing up in an unconventional household, My Family and Other Animals will transport you to a place you won’t want to leave.

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Chapter Book Read Alouds via ZOOM (Registration)

Chapter Book Read Alouds via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, July 29

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 7-9.

Tune in to listen to Ms. Gina read from The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Hurwitz.  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 by emailing dobchildref@wlsmail.org, calling (914) 693-6615, or stopping by the Children’s Room to sign up.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

“When her father is cursed by a rival witch, twelve-year-old Clementine Morcerous assumes his duties as Dark Lord of the realm, but soon questions her father’s code of good and evil.”

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Teen Battle of the Books - Book Battle

Teen Battle of the Books – Book Battle

Thursday, July 29

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Online Performance by Storyteller Donna Washington via ZOOM (Registration)

Online Performance by Storyteller Donna Washington via ZOOM (Registration)

Friday, July 30

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ages 5-11

Internationally acclaimed performer and author Donna Washington will be performing a LIVE virtual show for us on Zoom! She will tell us tales about tails and answer questions about her art. Her show will be available to watch on Vimeo for the week following the performance. Thank you to Greenburgh Public Library for co-hosting this show with us!

Register by emailing dobchildref@wlsmail.org, calling (914) 693-6615, or stopping by the Children’s Room to sign up.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

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Teen Battle of the Books - Practice Session

Teen Battle of the Books – Practice Session

Friday, July 30

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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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, July 31

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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Book Reviews: ongoing program for Teens/Preteens June 28 - August 20

Book Reviews: ongoing program for Teens/Preteens June 28 – August 20

Sunday, August 1

All Day

Tickets will be awarded for the completion of Summer Reading book reviews, which middle and high schoolers can choose to publish in Dobbs Ferry Middle or High School library’s catalog (if an attendee of the school) and/or on a bookmark that will be available for others in the Teen Space.

Each book review will be worth TWO tickets for the Teen Summer Reading Raffle.

To find out more about the submission process, please email amanning@wlsmail.org.

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StoryWalk®: 'Call Me Tree (Llámame Arbol)' / Storybook Adventure along the fence around Gould Park June 28 to August 20

StoryWalk®: ‘Call Me Tree (Llámame Arbol)’ / Storybook Adventure along the fence around Gould Park June 28 to August 20

Sunday, August 1

All Day

Take a walk, do a stretch, and read the bilingual story Call Me Tree (Llámame Arbol) by Maya Christina Gonzalez.

The adventure takes place along the fence around Gould Park.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

The Storywalk® project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

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New Caregivers' Circle Outdoors on the library terrace (Registration)

New Caregivers’ Circle Outdoors on the library terrace (Registration)

Monday, August 2

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.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

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Battle of the Books / Practice session for Grades 4 - 7 Team

Battle of the Books / Practice session for Grades 4 – 7 Team

Monday, August 2

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Lend A Helping Paw – Outdoor Event

Lend A Helping Paw – Outdoor Event

Monday, August 2

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

In keeping with the “Tales and Tails” theme of Summer Reading 2021, teens and pre-teens are invited to come help make rice sock heating pads for shelter animals for Paws Crossed Animal Rescue in Elmsford.

The event will take place outdoors. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Attendees can earn 1.5 community service hours for their participation in the event and THREE raffle tickets for the Teen Summer Reading Raffle. 

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

In addition to the heating pads craft, the Teen Space will be hosting a donation drive for Paws Crossed Animal Rescue that will last through the month of July. The list of items Paws Crossed is looking for can be found displayed at the library and will be publicized on the event page.

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Battle of the Books / Battle for Grades 4 - 7 Team

Battle of the Books / Battle for Grades 4 – 7 Team

Tuesday, August 3

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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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, August 3

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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Film Discussion: "Great Expectations" via ZOOM

Film Discussion: “Great Expectations” via ZOOM

Wednesday, August 4

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 films. All are welcome.

August 4: “Great Expectations

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

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

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Outdoor "Drive-in" Storytime on the Library terrace (Registration)

Outdoor “Drive-in” Storytime on the Library terrace (Registration)

Wednesday, August 4

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Ages 2-6

Decorate a box to look like a car and “drive” into our twilight summer storytimes on the Library terrace!

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.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Thursday, August 5 - August 6

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 2 and Up

Your favorite stuffed animal can spend the night at the library making new friends and getting up to all sorts of mischief! They will be in good hands with Ms. Gina, who will provide you with a short note and photos of their adventures when you pick them up. Drop-offs begin on Thursday, August 5th, at 12pm and end at 5pm. Pick-ups begin on Friday, August 6th, at 12pm and end at 5pm.

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

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

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Chapter Book Read Alouds via ZOOM (Registration)

Chapter Book Read Alouds via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, August 5

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 7-9.

Tune in to listen to Ms. Gina read from The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Hurwitz.  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 by emailing dobchildref@wlsmail.org, calling (914) 693-6615, or stopping by the Children’s Room to sign up.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

“When her father is cursed by a rival witch, twelve-year-old Clementine Morcerous assumes his duties as Dark Lord of the realm, but soon questions her father’s code of good and evil.”

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Teen Battle of the Books - Book Battle

Teen Battle of the Books – Book Battle

Thursday, August 5

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Cult Classic Movie Night Live in Person - The Road Warrior (Rated R)

Cult Classic Movie Night Live in Person – The Road Warrior (Rated R)

Thursday, August 5

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions?  Email tdeery@wlsmail.org

The Road Warrior (1981/Rated R/96 min/Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline-rich community escape a horde of bandits.

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

For more info on our Cult Classic Movie Night program, follow @CultClassMovieNight

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Online Pet Show-and-Tell Storytime via ZOOM (Registration)

Online Pet Show-and-Tell Storytime via ZOOM (Registration)

Friday, August 6

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Ages 4-8

Show off your pets and/or stuffed animals on this special Zoom with Ms. Gina, who will read stories for her whole audience, kids and animals alike.

Register by emailing dobchildref@wlsmail.org, calling (914) 693-6615, or stopping by the Children’s Room to sign up.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

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Teen Battle of the Books - Practice Session

Teen Battle of the Books – Practice Session

Friday, August 6

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Paper Bag Bears - Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

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

Saturday, August 7

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 Bag Bears

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

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BookTok Challenge: ongoing program for Teens/Preteens June 28 - August 20

BookTok Challenge: ongoing program for Teens/Preteens June 28 – August 20

Sunday, August 8

All Day

Teens and preteens are invited to make a “Tik Tok style” video centered around a book they have read for summer reading. Teens can do a book talk, a book trailer, reenact a scene, cosplay as a character from the book they read, or take another creative approach.

(Note: You do not actually have to publish it on TikTok or any social media platform!!!)

Participation in this challenge will be worth SIX tickets for the Teen Summer Reading Raffle. With participant permission, the submissions may be shared at a Summer Reading Screening Party at the end of the summer.

To find out more about the submission process, please email amanning@wlsmail.org.

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StoryWalk®: 'Call Me Tree (Llámame Arbol)' / Storybook Adventure along the fence around Gould Park June 28 to August 20

StoryWalk®: ‘Call Me Tree (Llámame Arbol)’ / Storybook Adventure along the fence around Gould Park June 28 to August 20

Sunday, August 8

All Day

Take a walk, do a stretch, and read the bilingual story Call Me Tree (Llámame Arbol) by Maya Christina Gonzalez.

The adventure takes place along the fence around Gould Park.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

The Storywalk® project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

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New Caregivers' Circle Outdoors on the library terrace (Registration)

New Caregivers’ Circle Outdoors on the library terrace (Registration)

Monday, August 9

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.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

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Virtual Q&A with Author Saadia Faruuqi

Virtual Q&A with Author Saadia Faruuqi

Monday, August 9

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Ages 7-12

Read the middle grade book A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi at home, then dive into discussion and activities with other kids before talking to Saadia herself on Zoom! 

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

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

Mimi is not thrilled to be spending her summer in Karachi, Pakistan, with grandparents she’s never met. Secretly, she wishes to find her long-absent father, and plans to write to him in her beautiful new journal.

The cook’s daughter, Sakina, still hasn’t told her parents that she’ll be accepted to school only if she can improve her English test score—but then, how could her family possibly afford to lose the money she earns working with her Abba in a rich family’s kitchen?

Although the girls seem totally incompatible at first, as the summer goes on, Sakina and Mimi realize that they have plenty in common—and that they each need the other to get what they want most.

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Teen Readers Circle

Teen Readers Circle

Monday, August 9

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Read something great this summer, or looking for some recommendations? Join our Teen Readers Circle to discuss all things books and Summer Reading over lemonade. YA Librarian Allee Manning will also provide book talks for recent releases.

Light snacks and drinks will be provided at this outdoor event.

Attendees will receive THREE raffle tickets for the Teen Summer Reading Raffle (three raffle tickets per each event attended — you do not have to attend both).

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

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Battle of the Books / Practice session for Grades 4 - 7 Team

Battle of the Books / Practice session for Grades 4 – 7 Team

Monday, August 9

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Pop-Up Comics Lab with Becky Pitts on the library terrace (Registration)

Pop-Up Comics Lab with Becky Pitts on the library terrace (Registration)

Tuesday, August 10

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 8-12

Learn to create a character and draw comics just like in your favorite graphic novels! Becky Pitts, a community volunteer with a forthcoming book, will be teaching us everything we need to know.

Register by emailing dobchildref@wlsmail.org, calling (914) 693-6615, or stopping 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.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

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