Come to the library on Thursdays between May 5th and June 9th at 11:00 a.m to be part of our digital storytime! The library will be using the software TumbleBooks to show an animated read-along children’s story. Children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 5 can attend. No registration is required for this program. Call the library at 845-635-8460 for more information.
Come to the library on Saturday, May 7th from 11:00 a.m -12:30 p.m to make a Lego display! The theme this month is “A Community Build”. This program is open to children ages 6 and up. Sign up is necessary, and registration is limited to 12 due to lack of space. After the Lego creations are complete, they will be put on display at the library. Sign up at the library, or by calling 845-635-8460, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or on our calendar here.
On Friday, May 13th at 6:00 p.m, the library will be showing The Peanuts Movie! 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 email@example.com to sign up and reserve your spot.
On Monday, May 16th from 1:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m Hudson Valley Home Matters will be giving an informational presentation at the library. This non-profit organization provides seniors the practical means to continue living active, independent lives in their own homes as they grow older. Dedicated volunteers can assist members by providing transportation, helping around the home, assisting with handyman jobs, ect. Learn about the services they offer, membership options, volunteer opportunites, and numerous social events. Registration for this program is required. To register, call the library at 845-635-8460, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up here.
On Monday, May 16th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m, the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County will be at the library to talk about composting. Come and learn about the basics of home composting! Explore a number of easy ways to get started or learn ways to fine tune your current composting methods. Vermicomposting and Bokashi composting will also be covered. Composting will allow you to produce rich soil, as well as play an important role in organic recycling. Registration for this program is required. Please call the library at 845-635-8460, email email@example.com, or sign up here.
The Pleasant Valley Library is now on Goodreads! The library is starting a new online book club for people who love books but can’t find time to go to monthly meetings. Now you can enjoy great discussions about wonderful books on your own time. Check out the club here . The book for May is When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.
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! 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!
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.
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.
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: 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. Also, the library has individual appointments with job coaches on the last Friday of every month. Call that week to sign up for a time slot.