Yin Yoga / Meditation

Wednesday, February 17th
6:30-7:30 pm

Meditation Water

Feel the peace by being present in the moment.
Quiet and calm your mind and body.
Experience your genuine self.
Please join us for a relaxing session of Yin Yoga
followed by Meditation.

Lotus Water

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket.

Registration is required for all programs.
Please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register.

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Toilet Paper Olympics Are Filled with Math

The Pawling Library’s Crazy 8’s Math Club battled for the gold this week in our Toilet Paper Olympics!  We measured, counted, added, multiplied and estimated our way to feats of major proportion!

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Who knew there was so much math in a roll of toilet paper!

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Dutchess Dialogue

6OCzITORDutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro
and the Pawling Chamber of Commerce
invite you to an upcoming town hall forum

Pawling Town Hall
160 Charles Colman Blvd
Pawling, NY
Tuesday, March 8th at 5:30 pm

Join County Executive Molinaro for an overview of the
2016 State of the County. Participate in an open conversation to ask
questions and share feedback about the county issues
important to you, your family or your business.

Town hall forums are open to the public
and all are welcome to attend!

For more information, visit dutchessny.gov or call 486‐2000.

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PES and the Pawling Library Team up to Teach the Code

IMG_20160126_164304This winter, the Pawling Elementary School and the Pawling Library teamed up to offer kids in kindergarten through fourth grade an opportunity to learn how to program computers and begin to create their own computer games. The classes, “Learn the Code” and “Cool Creative Coding,” are taught by the library’s children’s program director, Karen DeGennaro, and take place on Tuesdays in the Pawling Elementary School’s library.

In these computer-coding classes, students use both plugged and unplugged activities to begin to learn how to create their own games and stories. In the K-2 class, they work in pairs and learn how to drag & drop, program a character to move, create a logical sequence to reach a goal and more. The older students learn how to program characters to move through mazes, move an “artist” to draw pictures, and repeat commands to write efficient directions for their computers. Both groups are learning to use Blockly, a visual editor that lets them write programs by snapping blocks together. In these classes, children develop both computational and critical thinking skills and are learning how to create, not simply use, computer programs. Parent Yvette Rivera is “glad [her daughter] is being exposed to the world of computers from a ‘programming’ perspective and applauds the library for its “vested interest in stimulating, building and supplementing our children’s literacy, digital included.”

Over the past year, incorporating more science, technology, engineering and math into the library’s strong literacy programs for children has become a priority for DeGennaro. Many people have asked her, “Why teach computer coding to children in elementary school? Her response is clear. “Computers are a huge part of their lives.  Children pick up technology and how to make it work very quickly.  We can either allow them to play computer games written by others, or we can give them the language and tools they need to make computers do what they want them to do.  By starting early, we have the opportunity to lay a strong foundation for computer literacy, while at the same time teaching some valuable life skills.  Computer coding teaches children about problem solving, logic, perseverance and being creative. If they collaborate with others, they are improving their communication skills.  Even if these children never decide to enter the computer field, they are walking away with some great skills.”
This is not the first time that PES and the library have collaborated on a project—Karen DeGennaro has been working with Dr. Kirkhus for the past few years on summer reading initiatives—but it is the first time that a program has taken place in the school. Dr. Kirkhus is “thrilled to collaborate this winter with the Pawling Public Library and Karen DeGennaro in offering afterschool computer coding classes at Pawling Elementary School.  The children love Miss Karen, and her classes filled up quickly! Students have enjoyed learning the basics of computer coding in this fun, interactive, hands-on class.”

The programs and their new location has been a very positive experience for the students and their parents. Parent Maggie Hauser “appreciates the convenience of an educational afterschool program that her kids can attend with their classmates and have fun while learning computer code.” Another parent, Carolyn Walsh, feels the same. “Joslyn really enjoys staying after to do the coding program! The topics are high interest and engaging to all of the student participants. Having the program at the school makes the transition smooth and easy for the kids as well.”

The Pawling Library uses the Code.org curriculum to format the instruction for the classes. Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color.


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Sign up for the Library’s New Monthly Newsletter

newsletter-management2The Pawling Library is continuing to grow, and we’re inviting you to follow along. Starting February 1, 2016, the library will begin sending an email newsletter out to the community that will keep you informed about all the exciting opportunities available at our library in the next month. Articles of interest will be included, as well as important information that you need to know. Without a community newspaper, we thought this would be a wonderful way to share important news about library services, library news, and library programs.

Click here to sign up.

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3d Printed Lobster for Science Fair

We’ve had a lot of questions about our new 3D Printer. The printer is an Ultimaker 2, and it’s available for anyone to use. The cost for printing is $0.20 per gram. The printer requires .stl files to print. You can make .stl objects at sites like Tinkercad or find files other people made at Thingiverese. If you have any more questions about printing, you can contact Library Director Casey Conlin at director@pawlinglibrary.org. Our latest print in the time lapse video below is a lobster for the upcoming science fair.

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It’s TIME for Math!

This week we thought about time…large chunks of time like centuries, decades and years, small chunks of time like minutes and seconds, and everything in-between. Being able to use calendar dates and clock time not only uses numbers, but shows we understand the concept of time! We even got a chance to estimate when 20 seconds had passed.  Could you do that?


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The Pawling Library is closing @ 1:30 pm today.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Weather pending, we will re-open tomorrow (Sunday) at noon.

Thank you!

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Dutchess Community College is offering an adult English(ESL) class in Pawling beginning this month



Dutchess Community College
Adult English (ESL) Classes

Do you want to improve your English?

downloadLocation: Pawling Town Hall-Annex Building
154 Charles Coleman Blvd.
Pawling, N Y

Registration: $25.00
Cost of Books starting at $42.00 (depending on the level needed)

(Registration closes on February 1, 2016)
último día para inscribirse
01 de febrero de 2016

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Registrarse directamente en clase o llame al (845) 431-8901
Register directly in class or call 845-431-8901



Please note, this class is offered through Dutchess Community College, and not the Pawling Library.

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Yankee Exchange @ The Friendship Center

Today The Dutchess County Senior Friendship Center had their ” Yankee Exchange ” Day!  They had lots of fun opening and exchanging gifts.  Thanks to everyone that participated.

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