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Dobbs Ferry Library 2021 November Programs (Adults)

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October 28, 2021

 

 




Adult Programs November 2021

LIBRARY CLOSINGS THIS MONTH:
The Library will close at 5pm on Wednesday November 24th and will be closed all day on Thursday November 25th for Thanksgiving

NaNoWriMo Virtual Write-In
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Thursdays November 4-18,
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. The challenge is to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand new novel. They enter the month as elementary school teachers, mechanics, or stay-at-home parents. They leave novelists.Sign in to our Zoom program sit and write so you can finish your novel in 30 days in the company of others.

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

Meet the Author and Virtual Book Launch
Wednesday, November 17
7:00 PM
Manhattanville College and Dobbs Ferry Public Library will present a virtual visit with Manhattanville professor Nayma Qayum on Zoom, author of “Village Ties: Women, NGOs, and Informal Institutions in Rural Bangladesh.”Bangladesh is a country that has risen from the ashes of war, natural disaster, and decades of resource drain to become a development miracle. This book argues that grassroots women’s mobilization programs can empower women to challenge informal institutions when such programs are anti-oppression, deliberative, and embedded in their communities. Nayma Qayum is an associate professor of Asian studies and global and international studies at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.

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

Town and Gown Literary Discussion Group: “Passing”
Monday, November 22
7:00 PM
For the month of November, we will be reading “Passing” by Nella LarsenIn 1920s New York City, a Black woman finds her world upended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who’s passing as white.Now a major motion picture. This is in select theaters on Oct. 27 and will debut on Netflix November 10.

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

Mary’s Yarns
Sunday, November 7
1:00 – 5:00 PM
All scarves for giving trees are due in the meeting room at the DF library, Sunday, November 7th at 1pm. We then will be preparing and packaging them from 1 to 5pm for wrapping around the giving trees.We will be decorating the trees on Cedar and Main Streets in Dobbs Ferry transitioning the trees into beautiful Giving trees on November 20th with rain date November 21st.

Follow us on Facebook! For information, please email dfflmarysyarns@gmail.com.

Cult Classic Movie Night:
“The Guest”
Thursday, November 11
8:00 PM
Join us in our screening room (or virtually) for our monthly Cult Classic Movie Night + our always lively discussion after – where you never know who might show up!This month’s Cult Classic is:
The Guest (2014/Rated R/97 min/Action, Mystery, Thriller)

For those joining virtually:
At 8pm EST (or at your leisure), screen the film using: A. a physical copy via our Westchester Library System or B. using any of these streaming options.
Then join us for our live film discussion on Zoom (Meeting ID: 864 5262 2772, Passcode: 194594) at 9:40pm EST

A family who lost their son in combat takes a soldier into their home. He promises to help and protect them, but strange incidents follow in his wake.

Puzzle Palooza: Intergenerational Program — For Teens & their parents, grandparents, friends, etc. All are welcome!
Saturday, November 20
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Do you like jigsaw puzzles? Come help “audit” the Dobbs Ferry Public Library’s circulating puzzle collection! We rely on the honor system to ensure all of the puzzle pieces make it back, so this event will serve as a means of checking whether or not our puzzles have all of their pieces. All you need to do is roll up your sleeves and get busy putting one of our many puzzles together along with your team. Enjoy light refreshments while you puzzle it out!Registration Required: Please email amanning@wlsmail.org. Up to 2 community service hours. Please wear a mask.



Recurring Programs
Diwali Celebration
Saturday, November 6, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
All Ages

Celebrate Diwali outside on the library plaza with sand art, a diya craft, a storytime with Dr. Nitin Gupta, and more! 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.Creative Writing Workshop
Mondays, November 1, 15, & 29, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Have you found you have extra time to be creative? Do you like writing stories or poems? Are you working on a novel and want some feedback? If you would like to look for opportunities learn about resources in the area and would like to improve your skills, come join us. This online event is free and open to the public. Register with dobref@wlsmail.org to get the Zoom link — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!Mary’s Yarns Quilting Group
Mondays, November 1 & 15, December 6 & 20, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Interested in learning how to quilt and making new friends? The history of quilting, the stitching together of layers of padding and fabric, may date back as far as 3400 BCE. Here in Dobbs Ferry, we have a tradition of gathering together to create a quilt that is raffled to benefit the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library. Join us! Register online or by calling the Dobbs Ferry Public Library at (914) 693-6614. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library.

Virtual Comedy Open Mic
Tuesdays, November 2 & December 7, 8:00 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 Online Meeting Room. Personal webcam and microphone and pre-registration are REQUIRED. Email tdeery@wlsmail.org for more info and for the Zoom link. Intended for audiences aged 18 and up. 

In Person Cult Classic Movie Night: “They Live”
Thursday, December 9, 8:00 PM

Join us in our screening room (or virtually) for our monthly Cult Classic Movie Night + our always lively discussion after – where you never know who might show up!
This month’s Cult Classic is: They Live (1988/Rated R/93 min/Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller)
For those joining virtually:
At 8pm EST (or at your leisure), screen the film using: A. a physical copy via our Westchester Library System or B. using any of these streaming options.
Then join us for our live film discussion on Zoom (Meeting ID: 864 5262 2772, Passcode: 194594) at 9:40pm EST
A drifter utilizes special sunglasses to see that aliens disguised as humans are taking over the world.

New Caregivers’ Circle
Mondays, 10:30 – 11:00 AM
Parents/Caregivers of Babies Under 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 and caregivers. Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org to get the Zoom link — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

Registration required for library programs; please call 914-693-6614.  For more information on our programs, check out our website!

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