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Black History: The Puppet Show
Saturday, Feb. 22 | 11 a.m.
Registration required
Click HERE to register online
Free; Ages 5-12

Explore Black History with JD Lawrence and his expert puppeteers at this hilarious and educational puppet show about a young girl exploring her roots with her grandfather.

Valentines for Vets
Monday, Feb. 10 | 2-5 p.m.
No Registration Required
All Ages

Make a vet’s day by making them a heartfelt, handmade Valentine’s Day card! Drop in on Monday, Feb. 10 to make these cards with Miss Kayleigh from 2-5 p.m. Missed us on the 10th? No problem! We’ll be accepting any and all Valentine’s for Vets that you’ve made, up until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13! All valentines will go to the NYS Veterans’ Home in Montrose, NY.

Intentional Yoga – CANCELLED

Intentional Yoga
Mondays: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9 | 5-6:15 p.m.
Registration with class fee required; click HERE to register and pay online.
$72 per person for all 6 weeks; $15 cash only drop-in space permitting
Ages 18+

Start the new year with a holistic yoga class for mind, body, and spirit. Breath awareness and meditation accompany the alignment and flow of postures for a comprehensive experience.

About the instructor: Karen J. Pinel, RYT-200
Karen’s passion for yoga began over 15 years ago when she discovered the benefits of integrating postures with breath in her first Hatha Yoga class. She completed her certification at Quest Yoga Arts in Mount Kisco, New York, as well as a a Restorative Yoga Certificate through Yoga Haven in Scarsdale, New York in 2018

Death Cafe
Thursday, Feb. 13 | 7-8:30 p.m.
Ages 16+
Registration required. Click HERE to register.

Join Putnam Valley Library and host Steve Altarescu from the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley for an intimate gathering to eat cake, drink tea, and discuss death…it won’t kill you!

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It is with great sadness we acknowledge the passing of George Olsen, a longtime resident Lake Peekskill, who died peacefully on October 8th at the age of 84.

George was born in Hanover, Germany and served in the US Army as a paratrooper. In addition to working for Valad Electric for 50 years, George was a long-time councilman and a dedicated community volunteer. He served for years as Treasurer and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Putnam Valley Library. We’ll miss him tremendously, and we extend our condolences to his wife Betty, his children Erik and Georgette, and his three grandchildren: Heather, Melanie, and Steven.


Congratulations to our newly elected trustees: Ginger Lefurgy, Marilyn Power, Paula Sims, and Terry Raskyn! Thank you to all who voted and attended the Annual Board of Trustees meeting last night. The next Board of Trustees meeting is Monday, Oct. 28 at 6:15 p.m. and it’s open to the public!

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.

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