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Movie Night – Inside Out

On Friday, December 4th at 6:00 p.m the library will be showing the movie Inside Out! We ask that you try and arrive a little before 6:00 because the rest of the library will be closing at that time. All ages are welcome, but young children must be supervised by a parent or guardian. The program will be held in the Pleasant Valley Library in the upstairs meeting room. Popcorn will be served! Please call 845-635-8460, sign up online here, or email to sign up and reserve your spot.


Make a Lego Display

Come to the library on Saturday, December 5th from 11:00 a.m -12:30 p.m and make a holiday-themed Lego creation! This program is for ages 6 and up. Space is limited to 12, and sign up is necessary. Those who are interested can sign up at the library, by calling the library at 845-635-8460, by emailing, or by signing up online here.


Save Energy, Save Dollars

On Wednesday, December 9th from 6:30 – 8:30 the library will be hosting a free workshop presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County on how to save energy. This workshop provides energy saving tips and information to help residents who are facing higher energy costs. Come learn ways to reduce your energy bills through low or no-cost energy conservation actions you can easily take to decrease energy usage. To register, call the library at 845-635-8460, email, or sign up here.


Teen Geek Help

Need help downloading an eBook?Trying to establish an email, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media account? Having trouble with your tablet? Get the help you need at the library! Thanks to a grant from Dutchess County, the library now offers individualized technology assistance from our resident “teen geek”. Call the Pleasant Valley Library at (845)-635-8460 to schedule an appointment, and remember to bring along your device!

eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

Book Discussion Group

It’s been mentioned before, but bears repeating.  The Book Discussion Group meets on the Third Wednesday of every month from 7-8 pm. Check out our events calendar for a listing of which titles have been picked for discussion.

Meditation Group

The library offers a FREE monthly meditation group led by certified hypnotherapist and Reiki Master Susan Olin-Dabrowski.  First time and experienced meditators are welcome.  Meditation can help manage stress and improve quality of life.  No registration is necessary, walk-ins are welcome.  The group will meet the last Tuesday of every month.

Dutchess County Job Resource Center:

Dutchess County Job Resource Center: Online access to help with finding a job & developing your career. Includes resumé & interviewing tips, job & career resources for veterans, practical answers to common questions about finding a job & more.

Learn a foreign language fast!

Looking for fun, interactive language lessons? Lessons available in over 30  languages !

Need to repair your car?

Wondering if your car has a recall? Get the full Chilton Manual for any car through our website! With your library card you get anytime, anywhere access for every domestic and foreign automobile and light truck.