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Curbside Service ONLY will resume on Monday, November 30th

Curbside Service ONLY will resume on Monday, November 30th

Due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in our area, Dobbs Ferry Public Library will return to Curbside Pickups only on Monday, November 30.  Appointments for in-library services will no longer be taken after Sunday, November 29.  We will resume in-library service as soon as numbers indicate it is safe to do so.  Reference services will continue to be available during our regular hours and pick-ups will be scheduled so as to remain socially distanced.  All previously scheduled Zoom programs will remain as currently scheduled. Please wear your masks, wash your hands and stay safe this Holiday Season.

To schedule a pickup, call the library at (914)693-6614 or use the app to schedule a pickup at this link.

New YA Books

New YA Books

We’ve added new YA books to our Overdrive Platform and Libby App:

The Best Laid Plans

Call Down the Hawk

Chain of Gold

Ember Queen

Five Dark Fates

The Fountains of Silence

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

The Kingdom of Back

Loveboat, Taipei

The Night Country

One of Us Is Next

Ruthless Gods

The Silence of Bones

Stamped–Racism, Antiracism, and You

Tigers, Not Daughters

Time of Our Lives

Tweet Cute: A Novel

Wicked Saints

Yes No Maybe So

 

Upcoming Programs

Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library program - "Mary’s Yarns: Holiday Project"

Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library program – “Mary’s Yarns: Holiday Project”

Saturday, December 5

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Announcing our Holiday project for the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library – Mary’s Yarns. We are building a community of Knitters and Crocheters to create scarves to be donated to our Seniors.

Weather permitting, acrylic yarn will be available from 11 am to 1 pm at a table in front of the Dobbs Ferry Library.

You are welcome to use your own yarn and pattern, however, all scarves and hats will be washed before distribution so materials must be washable.

Completed scarves or hats can be dropped off at the library until Saturday, December 19.

To join, please email us at dfflmarysyarns@gmail.com.

Thank you, and we hope you will join us!

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Martial Arts Movie Mayhem Double Feature: Sun Wukong - Film Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Martial Arts Movie Mayhem Double Feature: Sun Wukong – Film Discussion via ZOOM (Registration)

Saturday, December 5

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

He is the Great Sage Heaven’s Equal; the immortal Monkey King – he is Sun Wukong.  Known the world over, the character of Sun Wukong has inspired countless adaptations and spin-offs of the epic Chinese Classical Novel Journey to the West. Join us for a two-part film series and discussion of a pair of these modern adaptations.

Watch the films (both available on Hoopla or may be borrowed as DVDs via the Westchester Library System) beforehand at your leisure, then join us for a discussion of the films, other adaptations of Journey to the West, and Martial Arts movies in general.

Links for the original story of Journey to the West here:
Journey to the West full narrative
Journey to the West synopsis

This Month’s feature: Journey to the West (aka Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons)

A novice Demon Hunter fights to rid the land of monsters, but is having a hard time of it. He is unable to defeat the demons he faces, and surpassed by rival hunters who outclass him at every turn. So how will he fare when he challenges the legendary King of the Demons – Sun Wukong?

2013 – 1 hour 50 min – Rated PG-13 (violence)

Hoopla link here

E-mail dobref@wlsmail.org for the Zoom Discussion meeting link

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It’s Crunch Time for College Application Essays: Make Yours Count! - Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

It’s Crunch Time for College Application Essays: Make Yours Count! – Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

Saturday, December 5

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Your essay can make the difference in your college application. Don’t leave anything to chance! Join Bruce Jonas of helpwithadmissionsessays.com for a free workshop sponsored by the Dobbs Ferry Public Library that will help you make sure you’ve done more than dotted your i’s and crossed your t’s, but made your best case to the colleges you want to attend.

To register for the Zoom link email dobref@wlsmail.org – please indicate you are registering for this program in the email.

About the Presenter:

Bruce Jonas, founder of Help With Admissions Essays, is an award-winning marketing writer. After graduating from Brown magna cum laude and receiving the List Award for outstanding honors thesis and earning an M.A. from Johns Hopkins, he wrote convincing copy for global corporations like American Express, T-Mobile, and AT&T. In addition to his marketing writing, he’s been doing alumni interviews for Brown for 10 years and currently manages academic recruitment for the Hudson Graduate Centers of Long Island University.

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Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library program - "Mary’s Yarns: Holiday Project" LAST DAY TO DROP OFF SCARVES

Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library program – “Mary’s Yarns: Holiday Project” LAST DAY TO DROP OFF SCARVES

Saturday, December 19

All Day

Announcing our Holiday project for the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library – Mary’s Yarns. We are building a community of Knitters and Crocheters to create scarves to be donated to our Seniors.

Weather permitting, acrylic yarn will be available on December 5 from 11 am to 1 pm at a table in front of the Dobbs Ferry Library.

You are welcome to use your own yarn and pattern, however, all scarves and hats will be washed before distribution so materials must be washable.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO DROP OFF YOUR COMPLETED SCARVES

To join, please email us at dfflmarysyarns@gmail.com.

Thank you, and we hope you will join us!

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Online Resources

Overdrive

A downloadable audiobook and eBook service offered by the Westchester Library System.

Tutor.com

Offers live online chat and email support for learners of all ages. You can check a homework question, send in an essay for review, prepare for a test, and even have a cover letter or résumé checked. Hay tutores que hablan español.

Learning Express Library

Helps build skills in math, reading, and grammar. Use this to prepare for exams, including high school equivalency, college entrance, graduate school, career certifications, and licensing. Take practice tests including ACT®, AP®, PSAT®, SAT®, and TASC®.

CollegeBoard

Prepare and register for the SAT, PSAT, and more.