Please note: the Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov 22 and Friday, Nov 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday


For Children

Storytimes | Special Events

For Young Adults

Programs 

For Adults

Library Sponsored | Book Groups | Community Sponsored

In the Gallery

Perry Morse

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages


Children's Storytimes

Morning Storytimes (through December 14)

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

For more detailed information on our storytimes, please click here.

 

Please Note: Storytimes with Miss Debbie will run through Friday, December 14th. There will be a break, and Storytimes will resume after the New Year on Wednesday, January 2nd.

 


Special Events for Children

Concert by Evan Gottfried

Saturday, December 1 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Evan's show is a joyous and high-energy musical adventure, where everyone gets to be a kid! Get ready to shine like a rainbow and "bubble" over with excitement! Evan's interactive show keeps everyone moving and engaged from start to finish. Best for ages 0-8, but enjoyed by kids of all ages and abilities. Visit www.evangottfried.com for more info!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Mount Pleasant Public Library.

 

Chess Workshop for Children

Wednesdays from 4:15 - 5:15 PM: Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Jan. 23

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.

 

Magic Show for Children

Friday, December 28 from 11:00 - 11:50 AM

Join Magician Jonathan Blair for a lively show that will include magic, juggling, comedy and lots of audience participation. For children ages 5 and older and their families.


Young Adults

Chess Workshop for Young Adults

Wednesdays from 4:15 - 5:15 PM: Dec. 12, Jan. 16, Jan. 30

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.

 

Stampin' Up

Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Card crafting class with Lisa Eisner. Participants will make a snowflake card and a coordinating triangle treat box (yummy treat included) perfect for the holiday season. The class is for children in grades 5 and up. Space is limited and registration is requested: to register, please click here.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Mount Pleasant Public Library.

 

Financing Your Education

Thursday, December 13 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

This one-hour workshop includes a presentation, a Q&A session, and helpful brochures and takeaways on the following subjects: Filling out the FAFSA; Grants; Scholarships; types of loans; determining the amount of aid you qualify for; helpful New York State programs. Presented by Scott Ahrens (Student Protection Program Administrator), New York State Department of Financial Services. Co-sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Public Library.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

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

 


For Adults

 

Beginning Nature Photography Workshop

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

Would you like to know the best way to be ready when that once-in-a-lifetime nature photograph appears in front of you? In this Nature Photography Workshop, presented by Karen Ann Sullivan, we will discuss this and more. Whether you are new to Nature Photography or have some experience, you are sure to pick up some nuggets of wisdom that will help you achieve your desired end result!

Subjects Covered:

- Knowing Your Subject/Do Your Homework
- Being Prepared
- Let's Talk About "the rules"
- Composition
- Lighting
- Equipment
- Practice, Practice, Practice
- Responsibility - Ethical Nature Photography & Safety

Registration is requested: to register, please click here.

 

Westchester County: A History

Tuesday, December 4 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Author Field Horne brings us the first comprehensive history of Westchester County in many years. It chronicles the county's past from pre-history to the modern day. Full of interesting detail and insight, it takes us to every corner of the county and tells us the story of its people. Please join Field Horne for a book launch of Westchester County: A History.

Co-sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Public Library.

 

Origami Therapy for Mind and Body

Thursday, December 6 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Origami is much more than just a craft. When you learn origami with Yoshimi Arai you also learn to exercise the brain and memory, increase your focus and confidence, help control emotions, learn how to create happiness by yourself, have a meditated mind, and make new connections.

Registration is requested: to register, please click here.

 

Financing Your Education

Thursday, December 13 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

This one-hour workshop includes a presentation, a Q&A session, and helpful brochures and takeaways on the following subjects: Filling out the FAFSA; Grants; Scholarships; types of loans; determining the amount of aid you qualify for; helpful New York State programs. Presented by Scott Ahrens (Student Protection Program Administrator), New York State Department of Financial Services. Co-sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Public Library.

 


Book Clubs

21+ Book Group

Sunday, December 9,  2:30-3:45 PM

Longitude by Dava Sobel

For more information please call Kathy at 769-9018.

 

Women Reading Women

Tuesday, December 11 from 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Where'd You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

For more information please call Kathy at 769-9018.


Community Sponsored Events

The Group

Friday, November 30, and December 14, 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, November 26 and December 17, 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, December 10 , 7:00-8:30 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, December 3 & 10  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 Recycles

Monday, December 3 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

A Q&A session for residents and local business owners about the Carry Out Bag Ordinance. Household recycling will also be discussed, including what can and cannot be recycled at the County Material Recovery Facility where the village's recycling is taken. For information on the program please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 IN THE GALLERY

Perry Morse: a RetroPerspective

The painter (oils, acrylics) Perry Morse is presenting a group of works completed within the last 5 years. He creates colorful landscapes, figurative compositions, animal studies, and abstractions inspired by Van Gogh, Hockney, Picasso, and others. He believes that his works are open to interpretation by the viewer.

The exhibit will run from November 9 through December 7.


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 December 11 (except November 22).

Registration for the current session is closed.