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

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

Saturday, October 8

12:00 pm - 1:00 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.

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

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, October 9

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Tuesday Movies: Hotel Translyvania 3

Tuesday Movies: Hotel Translyvania 3

Tuesday, October 11

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Community Room, ages 4+

Join us for a showing of Hotel Transylvania 3 in the Community Room!

The monster family boards a luxury cruise ship so Dracula can take a summer vacation from the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for the pack as they indulge in all of the fun things the cruise has to offer, including monster volleyball, exotic excursions and catching up on their moon tans. However, the dream vacation soon turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy them all.

This movie is rated PG.

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Virtual Program: Navigating College Admissions Successfully

Virtual Program: Navigating College Admissions Successfully

Wednesday, October 12

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October 12, October 25, & November 16, 7:00 PM – Come to one session

We are offering this Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID has changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

We will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline, and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

We’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others.

This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens.

Register: October 12 / October 25 / November 16

The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC

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Virtual Program: Activism 101 for Teens and New Adults

Virtual Program: Activism 101 for Teens and New Adults

Saturday, October 15

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to act on your vision for a better world with Omkari Williams. This program is an opportunity for teens/20-somethings and beyond to find their way into activism and learn how to participate in causes that are important to them.
This program includes:
  • Identifying your activist archetype
  • Exploring your “origin” story (why you care about social justice in the first place) and finding out how to use that to fuel your social justice work
  • Choosing your cause(s)
  • Building a plan of activism that is sustainable for you
  • Finding and building community
Registration is required. Sign up here!
Omkari Williams (https://www.omkariwilliams.com/speaks to groups and teaches classes on how to find your way of making a difference in the world. With a specialty in working with introverts and Highly Sensitive Persons, she helps quiet activists as well as those comfortable in the spotlight. With talks covering topics such as Everyday Activism, Activism for Introverts and HSPs, and her one to one training Creating Your Customized Activist Roadmap she helps people find and sustain their way of being an activist in this world.

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, October 16

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club for Teens (Registration Required)

Dungeons & Dragons Club for Teens (Registration Required)

Monday, October 17

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ages 13 – 18

Create a character! Fight monsters! Make your own luck! Develop your skills in this fantasy role-playing system

Maximum size of the campaign is 6 heroes.

Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Registration required – please email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register!

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Tween Book Club (Registration Required)

Tween Book Club (Registration Required)

Friday, October 21

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 8-12, in the Community Room.

Join the brand new Tween Book Club! We read a new book every month, then meet on the third Friday to discuss our thoughts and do a trivia battle against each other! In October, we will be reading Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott.

Place a hold so it’s ready to pick up when you come in!

Registration is required so that we can make sure to acquire copies for our participants through WLS – please email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she’s not his grandmother–but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they’ll be safe. There are two rules when it comes to the dragons: don’t let them out of the bag, and don’t feed them anything sweet. Before he knows it, Jax and his friends Vikram and Kavita have broken both rules! Will Jax get the baby dragons delivered safe and sound? Or will they be lost in Brooklyn forever?

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, October 23

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Virtual Program: Navigating College Admissions Successfully

Virtual Program: Navigating College Admissions Successfully

Tuesday, October 25

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October 12, October 25, & November 16, 7:00 PM – Come to one session

We are offering this Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID has changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

We will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline, and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

We’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others.

This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens.

Register: October 12 / October 25 / November 16

The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, October 30

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club for Teens (Registration Required)

Dungeons & Dragons Club for Teens (Registration Required)

Monday, November 7

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ages 13 – 18

Create a character! Fight monsters! Make your own luck! Develop your skills in this fantasy role-playing system

Maximum size of the campaign is 6 heroes.

Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Registration required – please email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register!

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Virtual Program: Navigating College Admissions Successfully

Virtual Program: Navigating College Admissions Successfully

Wednesday, November 16

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October 12, October 25, & November 16, 7:00 PM – Come to one session

We are offering this Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID has changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

We will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline, and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

We’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others.

This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens.

Register: October 12 / October 25 / November 16

The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC

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Dungeons & Dragons Club for Teens (Registration Required)

Dungeons & Dragons Club for Teens (Registration Required)

Monday, November 21

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ages 13 – 18

Create a character! Fight monsters! Make your own luck! Develop your skills in this fantasy role-playing system

Maximum size of the campaign is 6 heroes.

Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Registration required – please email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register!

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Dungeons & Dragons Club for Teens (Registration Required)

Dungeons & Dragons Club for Teens (Registration Required)

Monday, December 5

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ages 13 – 18

Create a character! Fight monsters! Make your own luck! Develop your skills in this fantasy role-playing system

Maximum size of the campaign is 6 heroes.

Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Registration required – please email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register!

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Dungeons & Dragons Club for Teens (Registration Required)

Dungeons & Dragons Club for Teens (Registration Required)

Monday, December 19

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ages 13 – 18

Create a character! Fight monsters! Make your own luck! Develop your skills in this fantasy role-playing system

Maximum size of the campaign is 6 heroes.

Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Registration required – please email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register!

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