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Dobbs Ferry Library 2021 November Programs (Teens/Tweens)

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October 28, 2021



Teen/Tween Programs November 2021

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

Diwali Tealight Craft Kit
(Take and Make)

Thursday, November 4
12:00 – 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

Teen Space Art Build
(Drop-Ins Welcome!)
Saturday, November 6
2:00 – 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.

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 Up to 2 community service hours. Please wear a mask.

Teen/Tween Book Discussion: “Elatsoe” by Darcie Little Badger
Monday, November 22
5:00 – 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 to receive the Zoom Information.

Free Friday: The Anti “Black Friday” Extravaganza in the Teen Space
Friday, November 26
1:00 – 4:00 PM
In with the old, and out with the new! Yes, you read that correctly.

This year, the Teen Space is taking back Black Friday with a sustainable, anti-consumerist celebration. Come by with art supplies, old clothes, jewelry… whatever random tchotchkes you don’t want anymore. Participate in a clothing or accessory swap, bring in old or broken jewelry to find new uses, find upcycling materials to make art with. One person’s trash is another’s treasure!

Recurring and Upcoming Events
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.Join Our Teen/Pre-Teen Advisory Board!
Are you between the ages of 12 and 18? Do you like reading, movies, art, and games? Interested in getting more involved in your local library? Looking for a fun way to earn community service hours? Then we need you to join our new Teen or Pre-Teen Advisory Board! Your voice matters, and we need it to make the Teen Space the best it can be.
This volunteer group will serve as a vital link between the teens of Dobbs Ferry and the Dobbs Ferry Public Library. It will meet once a month to help determine programming, lending materials, and other ways to best serve teens in the community. Members of the advisory board would be expected to provide approximately four hours of their time partaking in this work per month.
Interested teens may email for more information and to apply to be a member. 

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

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