Happy New Year! Click the image to view a full-size, printable PDF of the January 2019 program calendar.

 

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Join us tomorrow morning, Friday, Jan. 17 at 10:15 a.m. for Baby Time: playtime with simple songs, rhymes and stories for babies ages 0-24 months and their caregivers!

Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the PV Library!

 

Join us tomorrow evening at 5:30 p.m. for Healing Yoga or KnitWits! 

Space is limited for Healing Yoga so please call or visit the library to register by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14. Class fee of $72 required upon registration. This fee covers 6 sessions of yoga, weekly on Tuesdays starting tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 15, and ending on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

 

KnitWits is a drop-in program so we do not ask for registration, and while we do have some yarn that was generously donated by a patron, we recommend that you bring your own needles. Learn the basics of knitting, or bring your own project to work on while chatting with other knitters and crocheters.

Click the graphic for a PDF of the program flyer!

 

Transform a simple Altoid tin into a charming card or decorative item. We’ll use scrapbook paper as our kickoff point, add embellishments, photos and sentiments to complete our special tin. The theme is your choice as we have fun using our creativity. Be as simple or as detailed as you like. Include your personal photos!

Lavinia Wiggins, the instructor, will provide all supplies, but suggests you bring your own scissors, ruler and red sticky tape or glue runner. If you have specific papers or items you want to use, please bring them.

$5 suggested donation per person
6th grade to adult
Registration required

Upcoming Programs

We have some exciting programs scheduled to kick off the new year and we’d love for you to join us! Remember to sign up for our email newsletter for all the most current information on our programs and services.

 

Click the name of the program to view a PDF version of the flyer.

 

Book Club
Thursday, Jan. 3 | 7 p.m.
No registration required
Free

For our January meeting we’ll be discussing Educated by Tara Westover. We’ll then select a book to read and discuss in February.

 

Engage a New Dream
Saturday, Jan. 5 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Free, ages 18+
Registration required

Set your intentions for 2019 by joining Rose Christmas for an informative and inspiring 90-minute workshop on Engaging Your Dream. Learn how the laws of attraction and your inner wisdom can guide your actions to bring more good things into your life.

 

S.T.E.A.M. Saturday: Chemical Car Races
Saturday, Jan. 5 | 2 p.m.
Free, ages 7-11
Registration required

Girl Scout Troop #1343 is back with another S.T.E.A.M. Saturday program. Join us to create a chemical reaction-powered car out of a plastic bottle. Race your cars to win prizes!

 

Mondrian Math Masterpieces
Tuesday, Jan. 8 | 5-6 p.m.
Free, 1st grade to adult
Registration required

Join us as Mr. Coleman from the Putnam Valley Elementary School guides us through creating a math masterpiece inspired by the works of Piet Mondrian, a 20th century Dutch painter and theoretician. Also on display are the math masterpieces created by PVES students.

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.

Join us as Mr. Coleman from the Putnam Valley Elementary School guides us through creating a math masterpiece inspired by the works of Piet Mondrian, a 20th century Dutch painter and theoretician. Also on display are the math masterpieces created by PVES students.

This program is for adults all the way down to age 5!
Free
Registration required

Click the graphic above to view the full flyer for this program!

Girl Scout Troop #1343 is back with another S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Saturday program. Join us to create a chemical reaction-powered car out of a plastic bottle. Race your cars to win prizes!

Ages 7-11
Registration required; please call or visit the library to reserve your space.
Free

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 www.field-goods.com and email info@field-goods.com with the code REALFOOD10 for your $10 credit.

Election Results

Please join us in welcoming the three new members of the Putnam Valley Library Board of Trustees: Janet Dolot, Leslie Martin, and Anthony Williams!

Thank you to everyone who came out tonight to vote, listen to the candidates and ask questions.

We’re excited for the future!

From the Library Board of Trustees:

 

Condolences to the families of Emily Rose, former Library Director, who worked for years for the Putnam Valley Community.

 

Our deepest sympathies to the family of Sandy McKechnie, a former Board Member and President of the Library Board who died this past summer.

 

Our sincerest love to the family of Roger Backus, who died this past week.  Roger was one of the good guys, who for years, fought for and supported the Putnam Valley Library. He was a big man with a big heart and he will be missed.

 

And…

Please welcome our new Interim Director Dede Farabaugh.  She has recently replaced Marjorie Federici, who has left for personal reasons on Family Leave.  We wish you and your family better times.