For Children

Storytimes | Special Events

For Young Adults

Programs 

For Adults

Library Sponsored | Book Groups | Community Sponsored

In the Gallery

Pleasantville Middle School Exhibit

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages


Children's Storytimes

Morning Storytimes (through Friday, June 21)

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 (through June 20)

Thursdays from 4:00 - 4:30 PM

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

Pajama Storytime (through June 18)

Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:00 PM

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.

Stories, a craft, and other activities for children ages 4-6. Registration is requested: to register, please click here.

 

For more detailed information on our storytimes, please click here.


Special Events for Children

Summer Reading Program

Please click here for information about the summer reading program and to sign-up.

 

Summer Reading Program Kick-off Event

Aliens: Escape from Earth

Friday, June 28 from 11-11.45am and 1-1.45pm

Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure that combines an amazing intergalactic story with science experiments to bring it to life! It's totally out of this world!

Sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Public Library and presented by The Sciencetellers.

To register for the 11am session please click here.

To register for the 1pm session please click here.

 

Piano Recitals

Sunday, Jun 2 at 2pm: Students of Meg Hill

Saturday, Jun 8 at 10am: Students of Betsy Hughes

Saturday, Jun 15 at 1.30pm: Students of Jamie Geidel

Saturday, Jun 22 at 1.30pm: Students of Nancy Engel


Young Adults

YA Summer Reading Program

Please click here for information about the program and to sign-up.

 

Chess Workshop for Young Adults

Wednesday Jun 5 from 4:15 - 5:15 PM

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.

 

STEM Challenge: Space Race

Wednesday, June 12 from 3:30-5:00pm

Join us for STEM engineering challenges to learn about the Space Race and how NASA scientists and engineers work to send Astronauts to the moon! Then explore the current NASA mission of building a space station on the moon with the hands-on activities.

Registration requested (click here to register) but walk-Ins are welcome!

Grades 5-12. (up to 20 participants)

 

Volunteer Opportunities

For teens (14+) looking for volunteer opportunities, we are looking for Homework Help and Volunteens! Click here for more information.


For Adults

Adult Summer Reading Program

For information, and to sign-up, please click here.

 

Film: From Beacon to the Border

Thursday, Jun 13: 1.30-2.15pm and 7.30-8.15pm

Join us for a 35-minute documentary film by Pleasantville resident and Films On Purpose co-founder Andrea Garbarini. "From Beacon to the Border" follows a national movement of grannies as they journey to McAllen, Texas protesting the separation of migrant children from their families. After the film, Director Andrea Garbarini will answer any questions.

Co-Sponsored by Films on Purpose and the Mount Pleasant Public Library.

 

Zumba Gold! A program for active older adults

Monday, Jun 17 & 24, from 11am - 12pm

Keep your Brain Sharp! Build Stamina! Socialize, Laugh, and have FUN! For active older adults.

Join us for a new two-part series of ZUMBA GOLD® classes with Amy Olin. Beginners are welcome - NO DANCE EXPERIENCE required! ZUMBA GOLD® is a part dance/part fitness program for adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. Easy-to-follow and easy on the joints, the class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, and balance! Come ready to have fun in a non-judgmental zone. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water!

Registration requested: to register, please click here.

 

Meet the Doctors: Presentation on Measles

Thursday, Jun 20 from 7.00-8.00pm

An informational session about the current measles outbreak.

Dr. Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A is a pediatrician as well as a former leader at the CDC and he has spoken extensively on the topic of measles in the media.

 

Star-Spangled Mystery

Sunday, Jun 30 from 2.00-4.00pm

Written in 1814, “The Star-Spangled Banner” is the most controversial song in United States history and it continues to inflame passions to this day. In this presentation, author Marc Ferris relates the fascinating hidden history of our national anthem, punctuated by live musical renditions of the song’s original version and other tunes considered for anthem status. Join us for an entertaining program of American music and political history.

Marc Ferris, author of the acclaimed book Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America’s National Anthem, has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, CBS This Morning and many other major media outlets.

Registration is requested. To register, please click here.


Book Clubs

Women Reading Women

Tuesday, Jun 11 from 7:30-8:30 PM

Founding Gardeners by Andrea Wulf

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

 

21+ Book Group

Sunday, Jun 9 at 2.00pm

My Two Italies by Joseph Luzzi

For more information please call Carolyn at (914) 769-9169


Community Sponsored Events

 

Coffee and Conversation with Senator Harckham

Saturday, Jun 1 at 11am

 

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.

 

Worldwide Knit in Public Day

Saturday, Jun 8 from 1-3.30pm

Bring a chair and your knitting or crochet and knit on the front lawn of the Library in celebration of World Wide Knit in Public Day. In the event of inclement weather the event will be cancelled.

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

 

Knitting Guild Workshop

Sunday, Jun 23 from 1:30-4:30pm

Cindy Haub will be teaching how to do color work using both hands. Both continental and throwing the yarn techniques will be visited and there will be extra concentration on tension issues. You must be comfortable knitting in the round and able to read charts.

Presented and sponsored by the Westchester Knitting Guild.

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

 

Westchester Knitting Guild

Monday, Jun 24, from 6:00- 8:45pm

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

 

Monday Night Stitchers

Monday, Jun 10, 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.

 

Mahjongg Night

Monday, Jun 3 & Jun 17, from 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 Middle School Art Show

Opening reception: Wednesday, Jun 5 at 6PM

Show runs from Thursday, June 6 through Monday, June 10


ESOL

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

The current session runs through June 13.