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Dobbs Ferry Library 2023 January Mid-Month Programs Update

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January 17, 2023

 

January 2023 Mid-Month Programs Update
LIBRARY CLOSINGS THIS MONTH:
The Library will be closed on:
  • Monday January 16th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Call for Volunteers: Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, January 21

3:00 – 4:00 PM

All Ages

Do you want to share your family’s Lunar New Year traditions with others? Do you want to read a story or lead a craft? Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org to see how you can help out!

Tween Book Club in the Community Room
Friday, January 20

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Ages 8-12

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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! This month, we will be reading Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee.

Place a hold so it’s ready to pick up when you come in! Registration is REQUIRED – please email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

Eleven-year-old Maizy Chen visits her estranged grandparents, who own and run a Chinese restaurant in Last Chance, Minnesota; as her visit lengthens, she makes unexpected discoveries about her family’s history and herself.

Lunar New Year Celebration in the Community Room
Saturday, January 21

3:00 – 4:00 PM

All Ages

Join us to learn about the Lunar New Year as it’s celebrated in China, Korea, and other Asian countries. Local families will host individual tables and talk about their traditions, while volunteers lead us in group activities, like a storytime!

Masks are required for everyone.

Registration recommended but not required – email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

Meet the Author in the Periodicals Room: Poetry reading with Lily Greenberg and Tawanda Mulalu
Saturday, January 21

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Adults

Listen to local authors read from their newest books. This session: Lily Greenberg and Tawanda Mulalu.

Lily Greenberg is a poet from Nashville, Tennessee and the author of In the Shape of a Woman, published with Broadstone Books in 2022. She is the 2021 recipient of the Dick Shea Memorial Prize for Poetry.

Tawanda Mulalu was born in Gaborone, Botswana, in 1997. His first book, 
Please make me pretty, I don’t want to die was selected by Susan Stewart for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets and is listed as a best poetry book of 2022 by The Boston Globe, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Virtual Program: Holocaust Remembrance Day Talk with Dr. William Reszelbach
Thursday, January 26

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Adults

Dr. William Reszelbach will discuss his book, Through the Eyes of a Child of Holocaust Survivors, in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

After an atypical childhood during which he was raised by two Holocaust survivors, Dr. William Reszelbach has devoted years sharing his story with audiences, and learning its roots in Holocaust history, Jewish tradition, and post-World War II culture across Europe. In his first book, he brings together his extensive studies on the Holocaust as well as the life of Adolf Hitler, several anecdotes from his childhood and early adult life, the Jewish faith, his recent trip to Poland with the March of the Living, and modern-day anti-Semitism.

Register 
here.

Supporting Teens in Reducing Their Stress in the Dobbs Ferry High School Auditorium
Tuesday, January 17

6:30 PM

Adults

Dobbs Ferry Youth Service Council presents Dr. Matt Bellace.

As a clinical psychologiest and stand-up comedian, Dr. Bellace uses research and humor to convey his powerful message: we need to support young people with both words and actions if we want them to make healthy choices. He will be speaking for Dobbs Ferry parents on 1/17 and for DFMS students on 1/18.


This powerful and entertaining presentation focuses on natural highs, emotional resilience, substance use, and mental health. Dr. Bellace empowers students to be leaders in their lives and make changes in their environment.


Register here. For questions, email 1dfysc10522@gmail.com

Cult Classic Movie Night in the Community Room: “Blood Diner”
Friday, January 20

8:00 – 10:30 PM

Adults

Join us in the community room 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: 
Blood Diner (1987/90 min/NR/Comedy, Horror)

Two brothers are entrusted by their uncle to uphold the ritualistic cannibalism of the ancient cult of Sheetar. In order to do so, they have to prepare a feast of sacrifice for the resurrection of their goddess.

Virtual Town and Gown Literary Discussion Group: “A Crooked Tree”
Monday, January 23

7:00 PM

Adults

For the month of January, we will be reading “A Crooked Tree” by Una Mannion. Get the book at the library!

Including a pre-recorded trans-Atlantic interview with Isabel Grayson in New York and Una Mannion in Ireland. Readers may submit questions for the author to answer – send your questions to Isabel Grayson at 
igrayson@mercy.edu by January 15th, 2023.

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

Finding solace in the trees her late Irish immigrant father taught her to revere, a teenage girl in 1980s Pennsylvania finds her young life shattered in the wake of a summer evening gone terribly wrong.

Virtual Program: Navigating College Admissions Successfully
Wednesdays, January 25, February 15, & March 15

7:00 PM (come to one session)

Adults & Teens

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.

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

Register: 
January 25 / February 15 / March 15

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

Board Games with the Director in the Community Room
Friday, January 27

6:30 – 9:00 PM

Adults & Teens

Come to Game Night at the Library!

Recurring and Upcoming Events
Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group in the Community Room
Mondays, January 23, February 6, & February 13, 6:00 PM

Adults

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group will be meeting in the Library Community Room.
January 23 & February 13: Crocheting. We will provide you with the supplies to create a granny square or dishcloth.
February 6: Quilting. This year the quilting group will be making the Ohio Star Pattern, with each member creating one square. When the quilt is finished, it will be raffled to benefit the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library.
Even if we’re not working on a type of crafting you’re interested in, you are welcome to come and chat and work on your own projects! Newcomers are always welcome. P
lease email dflfriends@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to join!

Sustainable Dobbs: DeWaste Dobbs
Saturday, February 4, 2:30 PM

All Ages

Join the Sustainable Dobbs Ferry committee kick off DeWaste! Learn about what your household can do to limit the amount of waste. There will be activities for children. For more info or to take the pledge, go here.

Virtual Comedy Open Mic
Tuesdays, February 7 & March 7, 8:00 PM

Ages 18+

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.
Pre-registration required. Email 
tdeery@wlsmail.org for more info and for the Zoom link. Intended for audiences aged 18 and up.

Friends of the Library Valentine Pop Up Sale
Saturday, February 11, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

All Ages

Let a little love come your way. There will be books / homemade baked goods / vintage baubles / plants / & kids activities. For further information or to sign up to donate baked goods, call 914-693-6614 or email dflfriends@gmail.com. All sales will benefit the Library programs.

Cult Classic Movie Night in the Community Room: “Blue Velvet”
Thursday, February 9, 8:00 – 10:30 PM

Adults

Join us in the community room 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: 
Blue Velvet (1986/Rated R/120 min/Crime, Drama, Mystery)
A gruesome discovery leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child. Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Valentine’s Day Party in the Community Room
Tuesday, February 14, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Ages 2-6

Join Ms. Gina for Valentine’s Day stories and card-making! Please wear a mask.
Registration recommended but not required – email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

In-Person Comedy Open Mic (Live at Divino’s)
Tuesdays, February 14 & March 14, 8:00 PM

Ages 18+

Come get your comedy Side Hustle on at DIVINO’S SPEAKEASY IN HASTINGS-ON-HUSON – located 524 Warburton Avenue Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706 on the second Tuesday of every month at 8pm, with hosts in residency DFPL’s Tim Deery and Jessie Murphy!
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. 1 drink minimum for performers

Email 
tdeery@wlsmail.org for more info. Intended for audiences aged 18 and up.

Tween Book Club in the Community Room
Friday, February 17, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Ages 8-12

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! This month, we will be reading Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Renee Watson.
Place a hold so it’s ready to pick up when you come in! Registration is REQUIRED – please email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.
Raised by her aunt until she is six, Betty, who will later marry Malcolm X, joins her mother and stepfamily in 1940s Detroit, where she learns about the civil rights movement.

Vacation at the Movies in the Community Room
Webnesday, February 22, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Ages 4 and Up

We will be showing Paddington 2 – Rated PG
Registration recommended but not required – email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.
While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

Homework Help
Mondays, 4:00 – 8:00 PM / Wednesdays, 4:00 – 8:00 PM

Thursdays, 3:00 – 6:00 PM / Fridays, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Grades 2-8

The Dobbs Ferry Public Library is offering in-person homework help sessions. Stop by the library and get help in both English and Spanish!

Wanted: Dungeon Masters
We need volunteers (teens are welcome) to create/run D&D campaigns (held indoors) with small groups of middle schoolers once a week. Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org if you’re interested!

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