For Children

Storytimes | Special Events 

For Young Adults

Programs 

For Adults

Library Sponsored | Book Groups | Community Sponsored 

In the Gallery

 Pleasantville Middle School Pleasantville Children's Center |  David Rocco Photography

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages


Children's Storytimes

 

Winter 2020 

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

 

Morning Storytimes 

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, February 15, 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: to register please click here.

 

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 Mount Pleasant Public Library and presented by The Nature of Things.

Ages 3-5: To register please click here

Ages 6-8: To register please click here

 

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

 

Children's Chess

Wednesday, February 26, 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 requested.

To register please click here.

 

Theatre Games with Arc Stages

Thursday, March 5, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Celebrate your child's innate self-expression through Theatre Games with Arc Stages! Your child will learn basic theatre skills and self-confidence, and will have loads of fun through guided theatre exercises and playtime! For children in grades 2 through 4. Registration is requested.

To register please click here

 

Magician Jonathan Blair

Saturday, March 7, 11:00 - 11:50 AM

This show by magician Jonathan Blair will include magic, juggling, comedy and lots of audience participation. For children ages 3-7 and their families. Registration is requested.

To register please click here

 

Building Emerald City

Monday, March 9, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

An architecture lesson that helps children learn about city planning and encourages collaboration. Each participant will take a role in creating the City with recycled materials. Registration is required and will begin on Sunday, February 16. Sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Public Library and presented by Knowledge to Grow On. For children in Kindergarten and first grade.

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!
 
 

Music, Bubble and Comedy Show: Why Reading Rocks

Saturday, March 21, 11:00 - 11:45 AM

The Music, Bubble and Comedy Show is a high-energy music and comedy show about why reading rocks! The show engages children with songs, comedy, bubbles, and music technology, and is crafted to be inclusive for all children including children on the Autism Spectrum. The show is a great time for parents, teachers and caregivers. Each song in the 45-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. Kids will dance, sing, and understand why reading is so important for the future. For children ages 2-7 and their families.

 
 

Children's Chess

Wednesday, March 25, 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, Aprill 11, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Visit the Children's Room at the Main Library in Pleasantville for a craft! Dragonflies are flying by! Make your own with fun supplies at the library.
 

Young Adults

  

 

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.

 

Yoga for Young Adults

Tuesday, March 3, 3:30 - 4:15 PM

Learn to use yoga postures, breathing exercises, and mindful activities to become calmer and happier! Run by instructor Joy Alter, this is a non-competetive, stress-free workshop for young adults in grades 5-12. Registration requested but walk-ins welcome.
 

To register please click here.

 

YA Chess Workshop

Wednesday, March 11, 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.

 

Gold Rush S.T.E.M Challenge

Tuesday, March 24, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to tell the difference between real and fake gold? Instructor Francesca Varga will guide us in panning for gold flakes in a mini mine. YOu might take a piece of gold home! For young adults in grades 5-12. Registration requested but walk-ins welcome.
 

To register please click here. 

 

DIY Book Bracelet

Thursday, March 26, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

What can you do with used books? Create jewelry! Use books and beautiful beads to create a unique bracelet for yourself or another fashionable bookworm in your life! All supplies and 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 Homework Help! Click here for more information.


For Adults

 

Yoga for Adults

Tuesday, February 25, 10:30 - 11:15 AM

A beginner yoga class for adults taught by Joy Alter. Stretch out, calm down, be happy. We have a limited amount of mats. Please bring your own if possible. Also meets Tuesday,  March 3 and 10.

Registration requested. Please register here.

 

M&M Presents - Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen

Sunday, February 23, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Join us for Ibsen’s masterpiece of realism – a story that permanently changed the face of world drama. After returning from her honeymoon, Hedda discovers that her marriage will not be the life of wealth and excitement she anticipated. Her own desires seemingly thwarted, she sets out to change the course of another person’s destiny. Join us for an M&M performance that is performed in period costume and set in the 1950s!

 

Yoga for Adults

Tuesday, March 3, 10:30 - 11:15 AM

A beginner yoga class for adults taught by Joy Alter. Stretch out, calm down, be happy. We have a limited amount of mats. Please bring your own if possible. Also meets Tuesday, March 10.

Registration requested. Please register here.

 

Chess Workshop for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Saturday, March 8, 2:30 - 3:30 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. 

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

 

Yoga for Adults

Tuesday, March 10, 10:30 - 11:15 AM

A beginner yoga class for adults taught by Joy Alter. Stretch out, calm down, be happy. We have a limited amount of mats. Please bring your own if possible.

Registration requested. Please register here.

 

Craft Social - Clay pot wind chimes

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

Join us for a Craft Social for Adults! Mingle with your neighbors, enjoy some refreshments, and make something cool to take home. For March we will be making clay pot wind chimes.
Registration is required and will begin on January 26.

Please register here.

 

Indian Cooking Demonstration

Monday, March 16, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Mini Dhingra created Samosa Shack, a plant based Indian street food company, after being urged by her friends and family to bring her delicious food to the market. Using Hudson Valley farm fresh seasonal ingredients, her cooking has created a following at various farmers markets, pop-ups, catered events, and cooking classes, throughout New York, and New Jersey. Today's demonstration will be Aloo Mattar Tikkis: A rustic potato cake, usually made on the streets of India. This version will be made with green peas and seasoned with a fresh cilantro chutney that we will make too.

Registration required. Please register here.

 

Thinking About A Career Change?

Sunday, March 26, 2:30 - 3:30 PM

A free workshop for those looking to change their careers, conducted by a professional counselor.

 

Concert: Abe Ovadia Duo

Sunday, March 29, 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Abe Ovadia has emerged as one of the preeminent guitarists on the NYC jazz scene. This afternoon's program will also feature the artistry of acoustic bass musician Michael Feinberg.

 


Book Clubs

   

Women Reading Women

Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Participants will discuss Educated by Tara Westover. 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.

 

21+ Book Group

Sunday, February 23, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Participants will discuss Dead Wake by Erik Larson. 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, March 8, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Participants will discuss Educated by Tara Westover. 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, March 10, 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Participants will discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. 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.

 

Saw Mill River Audubon Book Club

Sunday, March 8, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

We are living in a golden age of writing about nature and the environment. With that in mind, the Saw Mill River Audubon Society and the Mount Pleasant Public Library have partnered up to form a Nature Book Club.

The beauty of a nonfiction book club is that there is no requirement to complete the entire book (although, if you have the time, I promise you will want to.)

Participants will discuss Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey For more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Community Sponsored Events

 

Westchester Knitting Guild

Monday February 24, 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

 

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.

  

Mahjongg Night

Mondays, March 2, 9, 16 & 30 & 10, 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.

   

Friday Morning Lectures with The Group

Fridays, March 6 & 20, 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.

  

Monday Night Knitters

Monday, March 9, 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. 

    

Westchester Knitting Guild

Monday March 23, 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

 

Pleasantville Middle School Art Show

Reception on Wednesday, February 5 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Exhibit runs from February 5 - February 12

 

Pleasantville Children's Center Art Exhibit

Reception on Saturday, February 29 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Exhibit runs from February 25 - March 12

 

David Rocco Photography

Reception on Saturday, March 14 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Exhibit runs from March 14 - April 14

An award winning photographer of the scenic Hudson Valley and beyond, Mr. Rocco has photographed some of the most important and historic restoration projects in the Hudson Valley Region. He is currently known for his stunning pictorial essay documenting the construction and completion of the new Tappan Zee Bridge/ Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge project. His photos have been on display at a number of solo exhibitions as well as group exhibitions throughout the metropolitan region. Mr. Rocco plans to continue his unique photo coverage---on land, by water and by air. In January 2019, Mr. Rocco successfully captured the exciting controlled demolition of the east anchor pier of the original Tappan Zee Bridge.

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


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).