Please note: the Library will be closed on Monday, January 20 and Monday, February 17.


 

For Children

Storytimes | Special Events 

For Young Adults

Programs 

For Adults

Library Sponsored | Book Groups | Community Sponsored 

In the Gallery

Ken Hunt Exhibit | Pleasantville Middle School  |  Pleasantville Children's Center

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages


Children's Storytimes

 

Winter 2020 

January 6 through April 3 (No Storytimes: Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 through Feb. 21)

 

Morning Storytimes (please note: There will be no storytimes on Monday, Jan. 20)

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

 

Family Storytime (please note: no storytime on Feb. 20)

Thursday at 4:00 PM (at the Main Library in Pleasantville)

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for children ages 1-4, their siblings, and caregivers!

 

Pajama Storytime (will run February 4 through March 31)

Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:00pm (at the Main Library in Pleasantville)

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. 


 Special Events for Children

   

Musical Munchkins

Saturday, January 18, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A 'parent & child' interactive program where parents can engage in the musical activity along with their children demonstrating the joy of music. The fun involves hand held instruments, props, puppets, stories, singing, beat keeping and other joyful musical activity. For children ages 2-5. Registration is requested and will begin on December 29.

Registration is requested and will begin December 1: to register please click here.

 

Children's Chess Workshop

Wednesday, January 22, 4:15 - 5:15 PM

Participants will learn how to play chess and will also learn the fundamentals of good chess play through the study of strategy and tactics. This will be facilitated through guided instruction and supervised play. For children in grades 1 through 4.

Registration is required: to register please click here.

 

Make Your Own Puzzles!

Wednesday, January 29, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Celebrate National Puzzle Day and make your own Jigsaw Puzzle, Wordsearch, and Crossword Puzzle! Supplies and snacks provided. 

For children in Grades 2 through 4. Registration requested but walk-ins welcome!

To register please click here.

 

Make a Mini-Comic with Gale Galligan

Tuesday, February 4, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Did you know that with a single sheet of paper and a pencil you can make your own small comic in just a few minutes? In this presentation/workshop, Gale, creator of three Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels, talks about the fun of making and sharing mini-comics, and then walks students through making a mini-comic of their very own! For Young Adults in Grades 3-6. Registration requested but walk-ins welcome!

 

To register please click here.

 

Crafterday - Saturday Craft Program

Saturday, February 8, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Visit the Children's Room at the Main Library in Pleasantville and make a Valentine Hedgehog to give to someone special!
Come create and decorate a card as well as a hedgehog bookmark.

 

Lego Building Workshop

Monday, February 10, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Discover where your imagination can take you! Amaze your friends and family with the ability to construct almost anything. Create and design a spaceship, a skateboard park for your mini figures. Or a puppy daycare center! Work individually or have fun building exciting structures together. This workshop encourages fun, collaboration, storytelling, and making friends through playing and building. For children in Kindergarten and First Grade.

To register please click here(Registration begins 1/19/2020)

 

Animals in Winter

Tuesday, February 18, 2:00 - 3:00 PM (ages 3-5)

Tuesday, February 18, 3:30 - 4:30 PM (ages 6-8)

During the fall, animals are busy getting ready for the cold weather of winter. Some are gathering food, growing winter coats, and eating as much as they can for the long winter ahead. Birds and butterflies are migrating or flying to warmer places. Other animals are preparing to hibernate or sleep through the winter. We discover what our animals are doing to make it through the coldest season. Sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Public Library and presented by The Nature of Things.

 

Ages 3-5: To register please click here. (Registration opens 1/26/2020)

Ages 6-8: To register please click here(Registration opens 1/26/2020)

 

Sing Me A Story

Thursday, February 20, 11:00 - 11:45 PM

Come and celebrate animals in winter, and look forward to spring's return, with songs, stories, puppets and instruments on this late winter morning. Nancy Hershatter, M.Ed. is a music specialist who has been singing with children for more years than she can count. Sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Public Library. For children ages 3-5 and their families. Registration is requested.

 

To register please click here. (Registration opens 1/26/2020)

 

Children's Chess

Wednesday, February 26, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Participants will learn how to play chess and will also learn the fundamentals of good chess play through the study of strategy and tactics. This will be facilitated through guided instruction and supervised play. For children in grades 1 through 4. Registration is requested.

 

To register please click here.

 

Crafterday - Saturday Craft Program

Saturday, March 14, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Visit the Children's Room at the Main Library in Pleasantville for Bookmark Day! Use a variety of supplies to create unique bookmarks to take home!
 

Young Adults

  

DIY Notebook

Tuesday, January 14, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Start the new year with your very own journal, planner, diary or writing notebook! Customize it with all kinds of fun materials! All supplies and snacks provided! For young adults in Grades 5-12 

Registration requested but walk-ins are welcome! To register, please click here.

 

Jackson Pollock

Thursday, January 23, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Celebrate the birthday of Jackson Pollock (January 23rd)! While creating your own bright artwork, learn about this groundbreaking artist and their interesting technique.   

Presented by Knowledge to Grow On. For Young Adults in Grades 5-12  

Registration requested but walk-ins are welcome! To register, please click here.

 

Super Bowl Snacks

Thursday, January 30, 3:30 - 4:20 PM

Join Cooking Crew School for some Super Bowl Food Fun! We'll make homemade baked tortilla chips and a healthy avocado dip. Plus, you'll build your own snack stadium serving tray! Includes dairy. For Young Adults in Grades 5-12.   

Registration requested but walk-ins are welcome! To register, please click here.

 

Make a Mini-Comic with Gale Galligan

Tuesday, February 4, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Did you know that with a single sheet of paper and a pencil you can make your own small comic in just a few minutes? In this presentation/workshop, Gale, creator of three Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels, talks about the fun of making and sharing mini-comics, and then walks students through making a mini-comic of their very own! For Young Adults in Grades 3-6. Registration requested but walk-ins welcome!

 

To register please click here.

 

Jewelry Workshop with Joan Lloyd

Thursday, February 6, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Beading instructor Joan Lloyd makes hundreds of pairs of earrings that she donates to battered women's shelters countrywide. Learn to make earrings and help build a better world! This program is free and all supplies will be provided. For every pair you make to keep, you must make a second pair to donate. For young adults in grades 5 and up. Registration is requested but walk-ins welcome.

 

To register please click here.

 

YA Chess Workshop

Wednesday, February 12, 4:15 - 5:15 PM

Participants will learn how to play chess and will also learn the fundamentals of good chess play through the study of strategy and tactics. This will be facilitated through guided instruction and supervised play. For young adults in grades 5 and up.

Registration requested but walk-ins are welcome! To register, please click here.

 

DIY Craft - Design Your Initials

Tuesday, February 25, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Create a unique design using the initials of your name! Use fun materials like washi tape,yarn, ribbons, and magazines to make a special piece for your wall or locker! Snacks provided.
For Young Adults in Grades 5-12. Registration requested but walk-ins welcome! 

 

To register please click here.

 

   

Volunteer Opportunities

For teens (14+) looking for volunteer opportunities, we are looking for Reading Buddies and VolunTeens! Click here for more information.


For Adults

Audubon Program - Exploring Bluebirds

Thursday, January 9, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Licensed bird bander, Sandy Morrissey, will share what she has learned about Eastern Bluebirds during the 9 years she’s collected banding data and during the 21 years she has maintained bluebird nesting boxes across Westchester County. Sandy will also explore other questions about bluebirds. Co-sponsored by Saw Mill River Audubon and the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

 

The Ricardo Gautreau Trio

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Join us for the Ricardo Gautreau Trio, featuring Pablo Mayor and Doug Munro. Ricardo is an innovative singer/songwriter/guitarist with a “melting pot” approach. His fresh, multicultural musical stew seamlessly blends Rock, Latin, and Jazz to create originals and covers that are both modern and rootsy.  

 


Book Clubs

Saw Mill River Audubon Nature Book Club

Tuesday, January 7, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Participants will discuss Ice: the Nature, the History, and the Uses of an Astonishing Substance by Mariana Gosnell. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk. New members are welcome.

For more information please contact Carolyn at 769-9169.

 

21+ Book Group

Sunday, January 12, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Participants will discuss The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk. New members are welcome.

For more information please contact Carolyn at 769-9169.

  

Women Reading Women

Tuesday, January 14, 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Participants will discuss The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk. New members are welcome. 

For more information: Denise Sommer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Community Sponsored Events

 

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.

   

Friday Morning Lectures with The Group

Fridays, December 20, January 10 & 24, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free lectures sponsored by The Group. For information please contact Peter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Mahjongg Night

Mondays, December 30, January 6 & 13, 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.

 

Monday Night Knitters

Monday, January 13, 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. 

   

Pleasantville Recycles: Find Out How, Why, When and Where

Thursday, January 23, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

For information: Pat January 914-769-1086

 

Westchester Knitting Guild

Monday January 27, 6:00 - 8:45 PM

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

 


   IN THE GALLERY

 

Ken Hunt Exhibit

Exhibit runs from December 10 through January 10.

Landscape and wildlife paintings by Ken Hunt.


ESOL

 

Free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes are given in partnership with Southern Westchester BOCES.

The Winter ESOL session will begin Tuesday, January 7, 5:45 – 8:45pm and will run weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 30 (not meeting February 18, 20, April 7, 9, and 16).