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)

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

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

11:00-11:30AM 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.

 

Pajama Storytime

Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 7:00pm

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. Pajama Storytime will run through October 23. 


Special Events for Children

Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band

Saturday, November 3 from 11 - 11:30AM

Get ready to hop, holler, and sing along! NYC's award-winning Erin Lee and Philip Joseph of the Up Past Bedtime Band are making funky family music for kids and their grownups. With quirky songs about baseball and bubbles, you'll be hoppin' way past - at the very least - naptime.
Erin Lee Kelly is a New York City songwriter whose music has received rave reviews and radio play from Massachusetts to New Mexico. Accompanied by percussionist Philip Joseph of the Up Past Bedtime Band, she creates a highly interactive family concert featuring seriously silly songs and stories.

Registration is requested. To register, please click here.

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

 

Chess Workshop for Children

Wednesdays from 4:15 - 5:15PM: Nov 7, Dec 5

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.


Young Adults

Chess Workshop for Young Adults

Wednesdays from 4:15 - 5:15 PM: Oct 3, Oct 31, Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 12

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.

 

"Board" at the Library for Young Adults

Thursday, November 08, 2018 from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

It's International Board Games Week! Looking for a place to play some Chess or Clue? Join us for a fun afternoon of games. Play ours or bring your own! Snacks included!

For Grades 5-12; walk-ins welcome any time during the program.

 

Robotics Racing for Young Adults

Monday, November 19 from 3:30 - 5:00PM

Build your own All Terrain Vehicle and race against your friend. Come explore robotics, gravity and mechanics with hands-on experiments using WLS physics kits. Snacks included.

For Grades 5-12. Registration requested: to register, please click 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

 

What's Next in my Life and Career: Discover the Possibilities

Thursday, November 1 from 7:00 - 8:00PM

A professional career counselor will discuss how people over 50 can reinvent themselves. Focus will be on employment, volunteer options and the job search process. Geared for adults 50 and older.

Co-sponsored by the Westchester Library System and The Mount Pleasant Public Library.

 

Shine On! Lessons from the Health and Happiness Show

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

Free and Easy Ways to Live Better at Any Age, written and performed by Kacey Morabito Grean.

Join us for storytelling by award winning radio personality Kacey Morabito Grean. Telling stories and using celebrity audio from recent guests and experts, she presents an hour of motivation, inspiration and fun. Grean, of 100.7 WHUD, has interviewed over a thousand experts in the field of health and happiness for the popular podcast “Shine On” and shares the tips she has learned in her performance. From food and exercise, to finances, meditation and inspiration – take an hour to feel better and share a few laughs.

The “Shine On” podcast airs on 100.7 WHUD Sunday mornings.

 

Voice Actor Alan Sklar reads Hilliard's Ceremony

Sunday, November 11 from 2:00 - 3:00PM

Alan Hilliard is an American foreign service officer working in the US embassy in Togo, West Africa. He has a fine life, a good marriage, and enjoys his work. So he says. A visit to a local African witchdoctor however, results in a poignant tale of personal growth. PW describes Hilliard's Ceremony as "a story of faith and cynicism set in West Africa; could have been written by Somerset Maugham."

 

Creative Writing Workshops

Thursdays from 10:30AM - 12:00PM: November 8, 15

The stories of our lives bubble up from inside us, and they can take many forms - but where do we begin? This generative writing workshop will give you tools to work with memoir, poetry and/or fiction and explore a variety of techniques that will make your work vivid and compelling.

Four 90-minute sessions, for beginners and experienced writers. Workshop will be conducted by Catherine Wald. Registration is requested: to register, please click here.

Beginning Nature Photography Workshop

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

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.


Book Clubs

21+ Book Group

Sunday, November 4,  2:30-3:45pm

Beatown by Frederick Backman

For more information please call Kathy at 769-9018.

 

Saw Mill Audobon Nature Book Clug

Tuesday, November 6 from 7:00 - 8:30PM

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, we promise you will want to.)

Participants will discuss Genius of Place: The Life of Fredrick Law Olmsted by Justin Martin.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

 

Women Reading Women

Tuesday, November 13 from 7:30 - 8:30PM

Ashley's War by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

For more information please call Kathy at 769-9018.


Community Sponsored Events

The Group

Friday, November 2 & 16 & 30, from 10:30AM - 12:00PM

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.

 

Friends of the MPPL Annual Meeting

Sunday, November 04, 20183:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Westchester Knitting Guild

Monday, November 5 & 26, from 6:00 - 8:45PM

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 - 3:30pm

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, November 12 , 7:00-8:30PM

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.

 
 

Cooking Demonstration and Book Signing with Rinku Bhattacharya

Monday, November 12 from 6:30 - 8:00PM

The new appliance that has taken everyone's hearts and kitchen by storm is the multi-function electric pressure cooker. Local author Rinku Bhattacharya's new cookbook "Instant Indian" shows us 100 ways to use this to make Indian food.

Please join us for a demonstration, tasting, and sampling that will show you how easy it is to put something together in this cooker.

To register, please email Rinku: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsored and presented by Rinku Bhattacharya.

 

Knitting Workshop

Sunday, November 18 from 1:30 - 4:30PM

The subject of this workshop is “How to Create a Knitted Cowl”, using the techniques from Nancy Marchant’s “Tuck Brioche” book, with her permission.

Participants will learn a specific cast on and will follow a tuck brioche pattern.

The contact for this workshop is Suzanne Sunday, who can be reached at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This workshop is sponsored and presented by The Westchester Knitting Guild.

 

Mahjongg Night

Monday, November 19 from 6:45 PM - 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, November 19 from 7:00 - 8:30PM


 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.

A reception will be held on Saturday, November 10, from 2:00 - 4:00pm.


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.