Please note: the Library will be closed onThursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25.


 

For Children

Storytimes | Special Events 

For Young Adults

Programs 

For Adults

Library Sponsored | Book Groups | Community Sponsored 

In the Gallery

STRUCTURES an Exhibit by James Maciel  |  Ken Hunt Exhibit

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages


Children's Storytimes

Morning Storytimes (please note: There will be no storytimes Wednesday,  Nov. 27 through Friday, Nov. 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

 

Family Storytime (please note: no storytime on Nov. 28)

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 

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

  

 

Children's Chess Workshop

Wednesday, November 20, 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.

 

Building the World of Harry Potter

Wednesday, December 3, 3:30 - 5:00 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.

 

Children's Concert

Wednesday, December 7, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Happy Holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other Fun Songs! This exciting program of songs is guaranteed to entertain children and families. The Bierkos, a husband and wife duo, have been performing together for over 25 years in locals schools, theaters, camps and libraries. Their programs are equal parts humor, theater and music – sure to please everyone in your family. Featured in this program will be a selection of songs from the holidays but also some of Beth & Scott’s signature fun songs like “Hello, My Name is Joe”, “Be Banana” and “I Don’t Want to Go to Bed Right Now”. And it wouldn’t be a Beth & Scott show without many opportunities for children to join in onstage or from the audience as they help to usher in the warmth of the Winter Season. This program is ideal for children ages 3-7.

Registration is requested: to register please click here.

 

Children's Chess Workshop

Wednesday, December 18, 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.

 

The Brave Little Tailor

Monday, December 30, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

A loyal bird, a two-headed ogre, a wicked giant, seven flies and a jar of jam! It all adds up to a fantastic journey that one young tailor must make to become a royal knight. Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm, and full of adventure and fun, this story teaches children that nothing is impossible if they put their minds to it. This show is suitable for ages 4-11.

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


Young Adults

Artist Visit: Meet Gale Galligan

Tuesday, November 19, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Meet Gale Galligan, creator of three Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels and learn about her life as a graphic novelist! She will take you through her comic-making process with photos, live drawing, and a behind-the-scenes talk along the way. Includes Q&A. Books will be available for sale and Gale will be happy to autograph copies. 

 

YA Chess Workshop

Wednesday, December 4, 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 5 and up.

Registration requested but walk-ins are welcome! (up to 20). To register, please click here.

 

DIY Personalized Door Hanger

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

Create a personalized door hanger for your bedroom or locker, or make one as a gift for someone else! Using a variety of materials, make something totally unique!  Presented by Lisa Eisner.  
For Young Adults grades 5-12.  

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

 

YA Origami

Tuesday, December 17, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Learn origami folding techniques and how to make all kinds of different shapes. You will be surprised how a simple sheet of paper can create so much fun! Origami also helps with patience, accuracy, and the joy of accomplishment! For Young Adults grades 5-12.  Registration Requested but walk-ins welcome!

Registration requested but walk-ins are 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

  

The How and Why of a Good Apology

Thursday, December 5, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Do you know someone who hates to apologize?  Don't miss this lively presentation with Author Donna Moriarty that will include reading excerpts from her new book, quizzing the audience on recent public apologies (good and bad) and troubleshooting tricky apology situations.  Books will be available for sale and signing by the author.  

 

Craft Social for Adults

Thursday, December 12, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us for our fourth Craft Social for Adults! Mingle with your neighbors, enjoy some refreshments, and make something cool to take home. For December we will be making teacup succulents.

Registration is required and begins Nov. 25: to register please click here. 

 

Joy to the World: A Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 22, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Enchanting instrumental renditions of traditional and contemporary holiday music for classical guitar & mandolin. Enjoy a variety of lively tunes and lyrical melodies from many countries. Music from the U.S., Puerto Rico, England, Wales, Ireland, France, Italy, Ireland, Spain & Eastern Europe. Presented by Judy Handler & Mark Levesque.

 


Book Clubs

21+ Book Group

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

Participants will discuss What Unites Us by Dan Rather. 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, December 10, 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Participants will discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. 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.

 

Mahjongg Night

Monday, November 18, 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, November 22, 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.

 

Mindfulness Training with Raditia Lasry

Saturday, November 23, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Mindfulness has become a common term in everyday life, but what does it mean? What are the effects? How can I implement it into my life?

This 90 minute workshop will provide a glimpse into these questions. You will learn different breathing skills that supports our daily obligations and hassles, listening activities to improve our relationships with others and ourselves, and hopefully you leave with a better sense of what makes you happy. Please join us to learn more about mindfulness.

This program is brought to you by Raditia Lasry: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Walk-ins welcome, but registration is requested. To register, please click here.

 

Mahjongg Night

Monday, December 2, 9 & 30, 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, December 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, December 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. 

 

Poetry Reading

Sunday, December 15, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Six award-winning poets, all with extensive publication histories, will read their poems. Poets include Elizabeth Burk, Ellen Devlin, Lynn Schmeidler, Kathryn Weld, and James K. Zimmerman. The reading will begin at 3 p.m., and there will be a book-signing to follow. Refreshments will be served. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsored and presented by the poets.

 

Westchester Knitting Guild

Monday December 16, 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

STRUCTURES an Exhibit by James Maciel

Exhibit runs from November 9 through December 6.

James works from photos that he has taken of old buildings and barns on his back road travels across the country. The paintings are Sumi ink and watercolor on watercolor paper. Visit his website jmacielart.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

Ken Hunt Exhibit

Exhibit runs from December 10 through January 2.

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 Fall ESOL session will begin Thursday, September 5, 5:45 – 8:45pm and will run weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec 19, 2019 (not meeting November 19 & 28)