Please note: the Library will be closed on Monday, October 14


October 2: Community Forum to Discuss Children's Services

For Children

Storytimes | Special Events | Fall Book Sale

For Young Adults

Programs 

For Adults

Library Sponsored | Book Groups | Community Sponsored | Fall Book Sale

In the Gallery

Pleasantville School District Art Show

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages


Children's Storytimes

Morning Storytimes (please note: Library closed Monday, October 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

 

Family Storytime (please note: no storytime on October 31)

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 (please note: no storytime on October 8)

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

Community Forum

Wednesday, October 2, 7:00 - 8.30 PM

An open event to discuss Children's Services.

Registration requested: for more details, and to register, please click here.

 

Children's Concert with Lee Knight

Saturday, October 5, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Energetic performer, Lee Knight brings well-loved children's books to life with her happy, original music. Children get to join in the performance by singing, dancing, using funny props, and adorable puppets.

For children ages 3-7 and their families. Registration is requested: to register, please click here

 

Crafter Day at the Library

Saturday, October 12, 19 & 26 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon of crafting in the Children's Room! We will have supplies for you and your family to make a do-it-yourself craft as well as related books to read while you make your special project. All materials provided.

 

Creepy Crawlies at the Branch Library (please note: this event is being held at the Branch Library)

Wednesday, October 16, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Tarantulas, roaches, rats and snakes are animals that can make you scream! Is everything you've heard about these animals true? Even though some animals seem scary and dangerous, many of them are harmless. We will adventure through the world of the creepy, crawly and slimy together to discover how animals use disguises, trickery, and poison to keep predators away!

Presented by the Nature of Things and Sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

For children ages 4-7. Registration is required: to register please click here (begins Sep 29)


Young Adults

Kahoot Trivia: Sports! Sports! Sports!

Thursday, October 3, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Do you like trivia? Join us for an hour of Sports trivia using Kahoot! - an online gaming program. Be sure to bring a phone, iPad, or tablet to log on to the website and play!

Snacks and Prizes included!

For Grades 5-12. Registration requested but walk-ins are welcome! (up to 24). To register, please click here

 

Ten Top Tips to Tackle Your College Admissions Essay

Monday, October 7, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

A program for high school students and their parents, with proven concepts that have helped numerous students get into their chosen colleges, and that have alleviated the stress for anxious parents waiting on the sidelines for their children to complete their applications on time.

For more information, please click here.

 

Design a Monster Engineering Challenge

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

Use your engineering and creativity skills to create the best monster possible! Compete against your peers to make the winning monster using recyclable materials. Snacks included!

For Grades 5-12.

Registration requested but walk-ins are welcome: to register, please click here.

 

Creative Writing with Joe Wallace

Tuesday, October 22, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Get excited about writing in our afternoon of creativity! Join us for interactive games and activities that foster self-expression and increase your confidence as a writer! For Grades 5-12.

Registration Requested but walk-ins are welcome: to register please click here.

 

DIY Halloween Cupcakes with Lisa Eisner

Monday, October 28, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Decorate your own Halloween cupcakes and create a spooky cupcake holder to take a cupcake home with you! Cupcakes, decorations, and other supplies provided. Food may contain nuts.

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.


 Friends Fall Book Sale

Thursday, October 24 through Sunday, October 27.

Thursday from 6:30 - 8:30pm (members only)

Friday from 9:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday from 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday from 1:00 - 4:30pm

For more information, please visit the Friends of the MPPL


For Adults

How to Create a Healthy Yard and Participate in Westchester Pollinator Pathways

Sunday, September 26, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Presented by Fiona Mitchell co-founder of HealthyYards.org and LeaveLeavesAlone.org. Co-sponsored by Town of Mount Pleasant Conservation Advisory Council and the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

 

Community Forum

Wednesday, October 2 from 7:00-8.30PM

An open event to discuss Children's Services.

Registration requested: for more details, and to register, please click here.

 

Ten Top Tips to Tackle Your College Admissions Essay

Monday, October 7, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

A program for high school students and their parents, with proven concepts that have helped numerous students get into their chosen colleges, and that have alleviated the stress for anxious parents waiting on the sidelines for their children to complete their applications on time.

For more information, please click here.

 

Craft Social for Adults

Thursday, October 10, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us for our second Craft Social for Adults! Mingle with your neighbors, enjoy some refreshments, and make something cool to take home. For October we will be making Maple Leaf Candle Holders.

Registration is required: to register please click here.

 

Are We Alone? Hudson Valley UFO's

Sunday, October 13, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

The Hudson Valley may be the number one hot spot for UFO sightings in the country. From the “Mysterious Airships” of 1909, to the massive wave of triangular craft in the 1980s, to the present day, this presentation will highlight eyewitness accounts that will make you think twice about whether or not we are alone. Q&A will follow.

Linda Zimmerman has written three books on Hudson Valley sightings, and has been on numerous radio and TV shows including Hudson River Radio's UFO Headquarters.


Book Clubs

21+ Book Group

Sunday, October 6, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Participants will discuss Memory Man by David Baldacci. 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, October 8, 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Participants will discuss Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin. 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

Mindfulness Training with Raditia Lasry

Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

 

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, October 7, 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. 

 

Friday Morning Lectures with The Group

Friday October 11, 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

Monday, October 21 & 28, 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.


   IN THE GALLERY

Pleasantville School District Art Show

Running from October 2 through October 14.

There will be a reception will be on Thursday, October 3 from 6:30 - 8:00pm. 


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 October 1, 8 , 17)

Registration was run on September 5.