Please note:

The Main Library in Pleasantville and Branch Library in Valhalla will be closed on Monday, February 21 for Presidents' Day.


For Children

Storytimes | Special Events

For Young Adults

Programs 

For Adults

Library Sponsored | Book Groups | Community Sponsored

In the Gallery

Landscape and Figurative Paintings

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages


Children's Storytimes

Morning Storytimes (January 2 through March 29)

10:00-10:20 AM Baby Time (newborns through 12 months)
Monday and Wednesday at the Main Library; Tuesday at the Branch Library

10:30-11:00 AM Toddler Storytime (1 through 2 1/2 years)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Main Library; Tuesday and Thursday at the Branch Library

11:00-11:30 AM Preschool Storytime (2 1/2 through 5 years)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Main Library; Tuesday and Thursday at the Branch Library

 

Book an Adventure

Mondays, January 7 through February 11, 3:30 - 4:15 PM

Stories, a craft, and other activities for children ages 4-6. Registration is requested and will begin on Monday, December 10.

Register here to reserve your space.

Storytime Playgroup

Thursdays, January 17 through March 29, from 2:00 - 2:45 PM

Stories, songs, special activities and playtime for children ages 1-4. The winter session of storytime playgroup will run through March 29 (will not meet on February 21).
 
 

Pajama Storytime

Tuesdays, February 5 through April 9, from 6:30 - 7:00 PM

Join Miss Debbie for an evening storytime that includes stories, songs, and fun. Pajamas and stuffed animals are welcome! For children ages 2-5 and their families.

 

For more detailed information on our storytimes, please click here

 

Please Note: Storytimes with Miss Debbie will resume after the New Year on Wednesday, January 2nd.

 


Special Events for Children

 

 

Chess Workshop for Children

Wednesdays from 4:15 - 5:15 PM:  Mar. 6, Mar. 20

Come learn the game of Chess with the help of guided instruction and supervised play. Included will be the study of strategy and tactics to make you an even better player. For children in grades 1 - 4.

Registration is requested: to register, please click here.

 

Graham Clarke 

Saturday, Feb. 2, 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Popular singer and children’s entertainer Graham Clarke will perform songs for children ages 2-7 and their families.

 

Little Kids, Little Songs: Audience 101 

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

This original and highly interactive program is an introduction to live music, comedy and theatre for children, and the prequel to all other programs you will engage in to educate your child.

 


Young Adults

Chess Workshop for Young Adults

Wednesdays from 4:15 - 5:15 PM: Mar. 13, Mar. 27

Come learn the game of Chess with the help of guided instruction and supervised play. Included will be the study of strategy and tactics to make you an even better player. For children in grades 5 and up.


Registration is requested: to register, please click here.

Jewelry Workshop 

Thursday, Feb. 7, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Young adults in grades 5 and up are invited to come and learn to make earrings. Registration Requested but Walk-ins are welcome! Register here.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

For teens (14+) looking for volunteer opportunities, we are looking for Homework Help and Volunteens! Click here for more information.

 


For Adults

  

Brazilian and American Jazz Standards

Sunday, Jan. 27 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Join us for an hour of Brazilian and American Jazz standards that will inspire participation from the audience. Featuring Debora Watts and John Allen Watts.

 

The Great Backyard Bird Count & Backyard Birding

Thursday, Feb. 7, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Find out how you can be part of the Great Backyard Bird Count, February 15-18, counting birds at home or in area habitat.

 

Lotus Flower Lantern Workshop

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Join us for an hour of Brazilian and American Jazz standards that will inspire participation from the audience.

 

 


Book Clubs

 

21+ Book Club

Sunday, February 3, from 2:30 - 3:45 PM

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

For more information please call Kathy at 769-9018.

 

Women Reading Women

Sunday, February 12,  7:30-8:30 PM

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

For more information please call Kathy at 769-9018.


 

Community Sponsored Events

Financial Seminar

Thursday, January 29 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

During this complimentary session, you'll learn more about:
• The importance of goal setting and financial planning
• The basics of budgeting, managing debt and credit, investing and saving
• Good habits for the future
• How will the new tax law affect me personally? And my business?
• How should I be managing taxes on my retirement and stock accounts?
• What’s the best way to structure my business and my gifting?
Sponsored and presented by Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. For information and to register for the Seminar: Brian Schmidt, 203.302.6733

 

The Group

Friday, Febrarury 1, from 10:30AM - 12:00 PM

Friday, February 15, from 10:30AM - 12:00 PM

Topics of current interest presented by residents, professionals, local business people, and special guests.

For more information please contact Peter Eschweiler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Westchester Knitting Guild

Monday, February 25, from 6:00 - 8:45 PM

Contact: Myra Cohen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), 917-697-4321

 

PLY (People Love Yarn)

Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:30 PM

Share your knowledge, or learn from the group! All skill levels welcome.

For more information please contact Louann Rooney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Monday Night Stitchers

Monday, February 11, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Come and stitch with us! Any needlework is welcome. Share a technique, get instruction and advice, or just hang out and work on your project.

Sponsored by Monday Night Stitchers and Pleasantville Loves Yarn. For more information please contact Louann Rooney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Mahjongg Night

Monday, February 4 and 11  from 6:45 - 8:45 PM

Please Note: There will be no instruction and you must bring your own current Mahjongg card.  You may come with your own group of 4 or be matched up with other single players.  Please bring a Mahjongg set.

Please register by the Friday before at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Leave the date you are registering for, your name, email address and phone number. Please include any questions you may have in your email. Please be aware that space is limited.

 

Pleasantville Garden Club Board Meeting

Thursday, February 28 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

For information: Colleen Ryan or Trudy Zoeller 769-4582. (161 Marietta Ave., Hawthorne, NY 10532)

 


 IN THE GALLERY

 

Landscape and Figurative Paintings by Ken Hunt

Landscape and figurative paintings (oil on canvas) by Ken Hunt.  There will be a reception on Sunday, January 6, from 2:00-4:00pm.

The exhibit will run from January 5 through February 1.

 


ESOL

Free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes are given in partnership with Southern Westchester BOCES. Registration is required and space is limited. .

Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday through March 29 (except February 19 & 21).

Register at the Main Library on Thursday, January 3, 5:45 - 8:45 PM.