Closed For Memorial Day Weekend

The library will be closed on Saturday, May 23rd, Sunday, May 24th, and Monday, May 25th due to Memorial Day Weekend. No items will be due back on these days. Have a great holiday!

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Aging in America Grant Discussion

The library will be hosting a 4-part book discussion group on aging with local poet and scholar, Theresa Senato Edwards. This program was made possible by a special grant from NY Council for the Humanities. The discussions will take place on Thursdays, April 9th, April 23rd, May 14th, and May 28th from 6:30 p.m- 8:00 p.m. Discussions will explore questions about growing older, making sense of remembrances, finding happiness in the later stages of life, and how perceptions of ourselves transform as we grow older. Come to the library to register for the group. Upon time of registration, 2 books will be provided.

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“Think like an Einstein” Math Program

A volunteer from the Math and Physics Exploration organization will be coming to the library to help children in grades 2- 5 with their math skills. The program will be held on Thursday, June 4th, and Thursday, June 11th from 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. Children will learn how to add 2 and 3 digits, solve math puzzles, explore pattern recognition, and spend some time on basic math skills. They will also learn tips to increase their speed and recollection of addition and multiplication facts, as well as math tricks. This is the perfect program for kids who want some extra math help before the end of the school year. Registration is required, and children can attend one or both sessions. To register, call the library at 845-635-8460, email plvprograms@yahoo.com, or sign up on the library’s website, www.pleasantvalleylibrary.org.

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Babysitting Class

The library will be hosting a babysitting class on Saturday, June 6th from 10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m. The class is meant for ages 11 and up. Registration is required. In this Introduction to Babysitting course, participants will learn interviewing tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies and toddlers, safety and first aid tips, and feeding and caring for children (including diaper changing). A simple test will be administered at the completion of the course and certificates will be distributed. The instructor is a current Kindergarten teacher and holds three teacher certifications including Early Childhood, General Education and Special Education, and a Master’s Degree in Literacy. To sign up, call the library at 845-635-8460, email plvprograms@yahoo.com, or register on our website.

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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.

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