Masks Highly Encouraged

Starting Wednesday June 23rd, the Pawling Library will be relaxing its safety restrictions. Fully vaccinated individuals may use their best judgment about whether to wear a mask, but masks are highly encouraged. All public computers are available for use, and we will be open for our normal hours of operation. For information about how to become fully vaccinated, please visit https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/Vaccine-Appointments.htm Patrons who do not wish to come into the library may still sign up for contactless checkout at https://tinyurl.com/courtyardcheckout Patrons unable to visit the library may sign up for homebound delivery by calling the library at (845) 855-3444 or emailing Tom at circ@pawlinglibrary.org Have questions? Call the library at (845) 855-3444.

Thankgiving Week Hours

If you are not going over the river and through the woods this Thanksgiving, you might be interested in knowing when the Pawling Library will be open.  We will be reducing our schedule during Thanksgiving week, so that staff are able to spend time with their loved ones. We will close at 3 PM on Wednesday and then re-open at noon on Friday. Day by day, that means our hours are as follows: Monday: 12-5, Tuesday: 10-8, Wednesday: 10-3, Thursday: Closed, Friday: 12-5, Saturday: 10-4, Sunday: 12-4

Ballet Hispánico Virtual Performance for Young People

Did you miss our live screening of Ballet Hispánico’s Virtual Performance for Young People? Well good news! You can watch a recording of the presentation at the link below until Tuesday, November 30. This link will be live until Tuesday, November 30th: https://vimeo.com/623896330/baf66d0a46 (Password: CAPFall2021). Enter the password to view. For more information about the program, see below. Ballet Hispánico’s Virtual Performance for Young People We’re bringing NYC Dance to Pawling! All ages welcome at our the upcoming Virtual Performance by Ballet Hispánico. Tickets are available at no cost, thanks to the Mid-Hudson Library System. A premier NYC dance company and the largest Latinx cultural organization in the United States, “Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance productions, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.” The live, virtual event will take audiences on a guided journey through Latinx dance and culture. This interactive, fun-filled exploration features excerpts of the Ballet Hispánico’s repertoire dance performances narrated by the company’s artistic leadership. Audiences will also be given the opportunity...

BOOK SEARCH: The Quest To Find The Oldest Book In Pawling

The Pawling Library is holding a Book Search contest as part of our Centennial Celebration. From November 2021 to February 2022 you have to find the oldest book. A winner will be chosen on Tuesday, March 1st and awarded a $50.00 gift certificate from the Book Cove. Hidden away in your attic, in a cabinet, box or chest, might be that literary treasure. Please bring your vintage books to our library so that we can make a note of the titles and dates of publication. We’ll also of course need your contact information. For a century the Pawling Library has been serving our community and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thank you for your patronage.

Have you visited our StoryWalk®?

Have you visited the StoryWalk® set up at Pawling Recreation’s Lakeside Park? Take a family walk and read along to Hiking Day by Anne Rockwell. If you do visit, please don’t forget to leave us a message in our tracking book. And if you come across any damage or missing pages, please contact the library at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org to let us know! Thank you to Town of Pawling Recreation Department and the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club for partnering with us on this project. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Latinx History Explorers for Young Adults

This November, history and culture come to life with our Latinx History Explorers series! These small group programs will include interactive activities and time to ask questions. These programs are best for ages 8-15, but older teens are welcome. Find out more and register below. Latinx History Explorers: The Zoot Suit Riots Monday, 11/15, 4:30 – 5:15 PM on Zoom (Ages 8 -18) Learn about the Sleepy Lagoon Murder Trial and the Zoot Suit Riots, a series of conflicts in Los Angeles, California during World War II. ¡Bienvenidos hispanohablantes! Designed especially for tweens, and teens by Latinx historian and educator Sara Youngbar, this program makes history come to life! Registration required; register here. Latinx History Explorers:  Lin-Manuel Miranda: Monday, 11/22, 4:30 – 5:15 PM on Zoom (Ages 8 -18) Are you a fan of Hamilton? In the Heights? Moana and Disney’s upcoming Encanto? Discover the legacy of actor and musician Lin-Manuel Miranda and the impact he has made on pop culture and the Latinx community with special guest historian and educator Sara Youngbar. ¡Bienvenidos hispanohablantes! Registration required; register here.    

Community Book Read: The Mysterious Affair at Styles with Stephanie Rogers / Online Program

Wednesday, December 8 6:30-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for the Community Book Read or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/winter-one-community-one-book-the-mysterious-affair-at-styles-with-stephanie-rogers/2021-12-08/ The Pawling Library is Celebrating its Centennial. For this program we are not only commemorating our library’s anniversary but bringing people together through their passion for great literary works. We have selected four classic novels, one for each season, that were popular in the 1920s when our library first came into being. Our presenter, Stephanie Rogers, will be reading an excerpt from each novel and then lead a Q & A for our audience. Stephanie Rogers is the author of The Horse I Belong To: How a Misused and Almost Forgotten Grade Mare Showed Me the Way. The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with our neighbors Pawling Recreation, the Grand: Rehabilitation & Nursing, the Pawling Resource Center & the Book Cove. To participate in this program, order a copy of The Mysterious Affair at Styles through our library. You can also support our partner, the Book Cove,...

Socially Distant Santa and Mrs. Claus

December 11th, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, by 10 minute appointment Get ready to bundle up and share your wish lists! Our annual visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus is ON! To keep all involved as safe as possible, families will visit outside under a tent, one at time, while Santa and Mrs. Claus stay inside and chat through an open window. This set-up was a huge hit last year and we know Santa and Mrs. Claus look forward to visiting Pawling.  Registration for 10 minute windows is highly recommended, as walk-ins will be permitted only as space is available. To register, click here or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/203219905207

Search Re-Opened

Due to unexpected circumstances we have re-opened our search for a full-time Young Adult Program Coordinator. For more information and to apply visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs We are pleased to announce that Marlon Bridgman has agreed to serve as our part-time, interim coordinator. Visit our calendar to see some of the teen programs we have coming soon.

Inspiring Works by Women Writers (Book Club) / Online Program

Wednesday, November 17 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Inspiring Works by Women Writers (Book Club) or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/inspiring-works-by-women-writers-book-club-3/2021-11-17/ The book club will be discussing The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan. Are you interested in reading and discussing novels, plays, and poems by women? Then this is your Book Club! This is a fun opportunity to indulge in some great works by women writers. We will begin each discussion with a little background history and tidbits on each female writer. I’ll ask a few questions to get us started and then it’s an open forum. My hope is that together we gain a little more insight into these books (and perhaps the authors as well). Some of these books you may know well. Some may be books you always meant to read and never got around to! It does not matter how expert you are with the works or the authors. If you are passionate about discussing books and would like to build up...

Ayurveda and the Winter Season: Preparing for and Thriving in the Dark and Cold / Online Program

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500 Tuesday, November 30 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Ayurveda and the Winter Season or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/ayurveda-and-the-winter-season-preparing-for-and-thriving-in-the-dark-and-cold-online-program/2021-11-30/ Ayurveda defines health as a balance of body, mind, and spirit. But how do you stay in balance during the winter months when all you want to do is hibernate? How can you prevent from getting sick, or even thrive, during flu season? Is there any help for SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder? Ayurveda has some specific methods for getting through.   Come and discover: Why you may be feeling mentally, emotionally, and physically tired as temperatures drop and what to do about it The connection between fatigue and your adrenals Foods that support and enhance your adrenal and thyroid function Foods to stay away from during winter months