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Local Children’s Author: Karen Orloff
Saturday, May 25 | 11 a.m.
No registration required
Pre-K to 4th grade with caregiver

Do you Wanna Iguana? Do you have Smiles For Miles? Then you should join us to hear local author Karen Orloff read from some of her children’s books! Karen has over 10 children’s books published, and each one will leave you giggling and smiling!

Thursday night @ 5:30 p.m.!

The Joys of Menopause
Thursday, May 23 | 6:30 p.m.
Registration required
Ages 18+

Menopause: It’s not the end. Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

Join Dr. Meredith-Hudes Lowder to learn about the joys of menopause. She has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice and is certified by the Women’s Health Nurse Practioner Board.

Let’s Talk!

What’s important to you? What do you value about living here? What changes would you like to see in our community?

Join us for Community Conversations, a series of informal, “kitchen table” discussions for you to share your aspirations, concerns, and personal views for our community.

Please RSVP for the date that works best for you by calling us at (845) 528-3242, visiting us, or emailing

Tuesday, April 23
12:30 p.m.
Putnam Valley Library
30 Oscawana Lake Rd.
Putnam Valley, NY


Thursday, April 25
6:30 p.m.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Rd.
Putnam Valley, NY


Monday, May 6
5:00 p.m.
Brookside Grille
1 Oscawana Lake Rd.
Putnam Valley, NY


Saturday, May 18
10:30 a.m.
Lake Dinner (previously the Lakeside Deli)
129 Lake Dr.
Lake Peekskill, NY


Friday, June 7
10:30 a.m.
Putnam Valley Senior Center
117 Town Park Ln.
Putnam Valley, NY


Recommendations for Black History Month

Click below to view a list of our recommendations to celebrate Black History Month, all available in our collection. Each title is linked to its MHLS Catalog listing so you can easily find and request the title you are interested in. Head over to our Instagram for highlighted content and more information about Black History Month all month long.

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Miss Carol is retiring after almost 26 years at the Putnam Valley Library. Her last scheduled days are this week: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Stop by to say goodbye!

Can’t make it? We’ll be happy to pass along your cards and notes, and we’d love to hear your stories and memories.

Thank you, Miss Carol!

The Putnam Valley Library would like to recognize Sarah Steiner, Esq. and the Eshe Fund for their generous grant to the Library. This grant will help create a Makerspace and fund the Library’s increasing efforts to provide STEAM programs for students and patrons.

We are now a pick-up site for Field Goods!

Sign up for Field Goods to get a delightful variety of fresh and healthy, sustainably-grown produce and artisan products. Field Goods offers Fruit and Vegetable Bag subscriptions as well as a la carte local produce items, bread, cheese, eggs, pasta, salad, yogurt, and more from over 60 small farms and producers. Orders start at just $16.
New customers save $10! Sign up now at and email with the code REALFOOD10 for your $10 credit.

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Take free DMV practice tests today!



The Putnam Valley Library is pleased to announce a partnership with to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials, and is useful for the permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test. Also available are motorcycle and CDL practice tests. También disponible en español.
To get started, click here or on the image above.