Contact-Free Pickup temporarily returns to all Yonkers Public Library locations on Friday, November 27th.  Learn more here.

YoFiFest 2020

YoFiFest returns for its eighth year from November 7th through November 22nd. This year the festival features 142 films from 14 countries. You can view the entire list of films here.

In the past, Yonkers Public Library (YPL) has been proud to host festival screenings, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the festival is entirely virtual. All of the festival’s films can be viewed of demand at your convenience and from the comfort of your home. Each film also includes an opportunity to attend a live online Q&A event with the filmmakers. In previous years, many filmmakers from around the world were unable to travel to Yonkers for the event. This year can connect remotely with festivalgoers.

As an official “Friend of the Festival,” YPL is pleased to offer its members a 20% discount off festival passes using the code YOYPL20. Register for festival passes here and enjoy being a part of one of Yonkers’ and Westchester County’s premier cultural events.

Supporting Yonkers’ Film Culture

Are you a film aficionado? Interested in gaining a greater appreciation of film history and world cinema? YPL helps support a film culture in Yonkers through its subscription to Kanopy. Kanopy, like Netflix or Hulu, is a streaming video service that would normally charge subscribers a monthly fee. However, YPL makes this service available to YPL cardholders for free! Kanopy specializes in documentaries, indie films, and classic films, including selections from the Criterion Collection. You can set up a Kanopy account using your YPL library card barcode and PIN, and receive 20 “play credits” per month to watch Kanopy films. You can also download the Kanopy App for iPhone & iPad, App for Android. You can also look for the app on your Roku device or Smart TV app menus.