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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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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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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Outdoor Dungeons and Dragons Club on the library terrace

Outdoor Dungeons and Dragons Club on the library terrace

Wednesday, November 3

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.

Bundle up in case it’s cool!

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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Diwali Tealight Craft Kit (Take and Make) - Registration

Diwali Tealight Craft Kit (Take and Make) – Registration

Thursday, November 4

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come pick up a craft kit to create your own paper lantern for celebrating the last night of Diwali! Each craft kit will come with paper, tape, popsicle sticks, a tealight candle, and instructions.

Registration Required: Please email amanning@wlsmail.org

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Paws for Reading with Buddy on the Library terrace (Registration)

Paws for Reading with Buddy on the Library terrace (Registration)

Saturday, November 6

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ages 4+

Children read one-on-one with Buddy, a specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) and his handler, Dobbs Ferry resident Marty Kanengiser. Children will select a book to read to Buddy before the program begins, and they will spend 10-15 minutes reading aloud. They are also welcome to ask questions about Buddy, a 12-year-old rescued black lab who loves children, other dogs, and reading.

Bundle up in case it’s cool!

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

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Teen Space Art Build (Drop-ins welcome!)

Teen Space Art Build (Drop-ins welcome!)

Saturday, November 6

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Help the newly-formed Teen Advisory Board decorate the Teen Space with your own artistic creations! Artists, painters, and creative thinkers of all kinds are welcome.

Up to 3 community service hours.

Please wear a mask.

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Outdoor Dungeons and Dragons Club on the library terrace

Outdoor Dungeons and Dragons Club on the library terrace

Wednesday, November 10

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.

Bundle up in case it’s cool!

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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Virtual Pokemon Tournament via ZOOM

Virtual Pokemon Tournament via ZOOM

Thursday, November 11

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 6+

Details to be announced – please check back!

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Outdoor Dungeons and Dragons Club on the library terrace

Outdoor Dungeons and Dragons Club on the library terrace

Wednesday, November 17

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.

Bundle up in case it’s cool!

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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Teen/Tween Book Discussion: “Elatsoe” by Darcie Little Badger via ZOOM (Registration)

Teen/Tween Book Discussion: “Elatsoe” by Darcie Little Badger via ZOOM (Registration)

Monday, November 22

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Come join a virtual discussion of the novel “Elatsoe,” a Kirkus Best YA Book of 2020, Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of 2020, and one of TIME’s Best 100 Fantasy Books of All Time, in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Month!

Book Description: Elatsoe—Ellie for short—lives in an alternate contemporary America shaped by the ancestral magics and knowledge of its Indigenous and immigrant groups. She can raise the spirits of dead animals—most importantly, her ghost dog Kirby. When her beloved cousin dies, all signs point to a car crash, but his ghost tells her otherwise: He was murdered.

Who killed him and how did he die? With the help of her family, her best friend Jay, and the memory great, great, great, great, great, great grandmother, Elatsoe, must track down the killer and unravel the mystery of this creepy town and its dark past. But will the nefarious townsfolk and a mysterious Doctor stop her before she gets started?

A breathtaking debut novel featuring an asexual, Apache teen protagonist, Elatsoe combines mystery, horror, noir, ancestral knowledge, haunting illustrations, and fantasy elements.

Registration Required: Please email amanning@wlsmail.org to receive the Zoom Information

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8 Nights of Storytime via ZOOM and the DFPL Youtube Channel

8 Nights of Storytime via ZOOM and the DFPL Youtube Channel

Sunday, November 28 - December 6

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Ms. Gina as she reads a story every night to celebrate Hanukkah! Recordings will be posted afterwards on the DFPL YouTube channel. Look for our party celebrating the end of Hanukkah on December 6th at 4pm!

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room for the ZOOM link.

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