Movie Night: Come See Fahrenheit 451

Join us for a screening of the movie Fahrenheit 451 at the library on Tuesday, October 21st from 6:00 P.M- 8:00 P.M. Fahrenheit 451 is the book chosen for The Big Read this year. If you are interested in reading the book, stop by the checkout desk at the library and pick up a free copy. We will also have popcorn at the movie screening. If you are interested, sign up at the library, call 845-635-8460, or email to reserve a seat.


Staatsburg Book Talk With Local Author Anthony Musso

On Monday, October 27th, local author Anthony Musso will be at the library to talk about his latest book, Staatsburg: A Village Lost In Time. The talk will begin at 6:30 P.M and end at 8:30 P.M. Join Tony as he discusses his latest book about the beautiful historic town of Staatsburg in the early 1900s. Tony describes how “The two-mile stretch of Old Post Road that spans the north and south access points from Route 9 and runs through the center of the Village of Staatsburg is today a peaceful, quaint thoroughfare. This quiet village stands in stark difference to the Staatsburg that existed before 1932…”. If that got you interested, call the library at 845-635-8460, or email to reserve your place!


Mah Jongg Tournament

Are you an avid Mah Jongg player? If so, come sign up for the Mildred Weiner Memorial Mah Jongg Tournament! The Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 1st from 9:30 A.M- 4:30 P.M, at the Pleasant Valley Town Hall (1554 Moin Street, Pleasant Valley). The entrance fee is $35.00, and checks can be made payable to the “Friends of PV Library”. Table space is limited, so please send your registrations no later than October 24th to “PV Library Mah Jongg Tournament, P.O Box 633, Pleasant Valley, NY, 12569″. For more information, please email, call 845-635-2703, or call 845-635-8516. Registration forms can be picked up at the library.


Simplifying Genetically Modified Organisms

On Thursday November 6th, the library will be hosting a presentation on GMOs. Come and learn the answers to questions such as what are GMOS, why are they in our food, and if they pose health risks. Excerpts from the documentary Genetic Roulette will be shown, and all people who come will receive a take home pocket brochure of The Non-GMO Shopping Guide, as well as learn about tips for grocery shopping. The program will run from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. GMO-free refreshments will be served! Please call the library at 845-635-8460, or email to register for the event. A sign up sheet will also be available at the library.


Seasonal Super Saturdays For Kids!

On November 1st and December 6th, it will be Seasonal Super Saturday at the library. From 11 a.m – 1p.m, kids ages 4-12 are welcome to stop by the library and make themed craft projects that they get to take home. No sign up is necessary.


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.