Evening Hatha Yoga


Thursday, October 2, 16, 23 and 30 * 6:30-7:30 pm

Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise. Come spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path of tranquility. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Each session ends with a guided meditation.

Please note: There is a program fee of $4.00.

Registration is required for all programs.
To register please call the Pawling Library at 855-3444.

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The Evening Book Club

woman in orange dress

Thursday, October 2 * 6:30-7:30 pm

Share your passion for reading.
Enjoy friendly discussions about your favorite books.
This evening is for you.
Book selections are made by our members.

caged birdThe book club will be discussing “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” by Maya Angelou.

Registration is required all programs.
To register please call the Pawling Library at 855-3444.

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The Life and Wars of John Stark

Friday, October 3 * 7:00-8:00 pm

Meet authors and brothers Richard and John Polhemus as they lead a fascinating
discussion of their new book about the famous Revolutionary War hero.

Stark Battle

General John Stark
John Stark is best known as the commander of the victorious American forces at the Battle of Bennington during the Revolution. He also served with Rogers Rangers during the French and Indian War, anchored the American line at Bunker Hill, and led one attack at Trenton.

Stark was the ultimate citizen-soldier. Although he commanded men at war for almost thirteen years, he always returned home to New Hampshire to his wife Molly, his many children, and his work as a farmer and lumberman. He never profited from his service to his country. Henry David Thoreau called him, “a hero of two wars.”

Stark Book

Copies of “Stark: The Life and Wars of John Stark” will be available for purchase after the program.

Registration is required for all programs.
To register please call the Pawling Library at 855-3444.


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Create Some Halloween Fun with Monster Gloves!

Clisby’s Crafting Corner is a fun “make-it and take-it with you” class for students in grades 1 & 2 being offered on select Saturdays.  October 4th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm will have a special Halloween featured project…

clisby1Monster Gloves! 

Give us a call and we’ll add you to our growing list of crafters coming to enjoy this great project!  We’ll provide all of the supplies, the directions and the technical help for everyone to make a special Halloween friend to take home.  Sound like fun?  Give us a call to register at 855-3444.

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Authors Close to Home

Friday October 3rd at 7:30 pm, two amazing authors will be on stage together and you Gaimancan be there!  Neil Gaiman (The Graveyard Book, American Gods, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane) and Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Travelers Wife) will be having a “conversation” at Bard College.  It’s your chance to get in on this unique experience with two amazing authors! Don’t miss out.  Check out the Bard Website for tickets and more information.  Feel free to stop in to the library and pick up some of their books as well.

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Bald Eagles and their Amazing Recovery from near Extinction

Presented by Estuary Naturalist Tom Lake

Bald Eagles

Tuesday, September 30 * 7:00-8:00 pm

In the wake of World War II, Bald Eagle populations in the Northeast, due to the effects of DDT, nearly went extinct. Over the last 25 years, the efforts of wildlife managers have allowed the Bald Eagle, our National bird, to make an amazing recovery and escape from the Endangered Species list. We will follow the natural history of these incredible raptors through the seasons as they once again have become a common part of our community of life.

 Registration is required all programs.
To register please call the Pawling Library at 855-3444.

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iPad Mini up for Grabs for Teens!

This fall, in celebration of national Banned Books Week, we are holding a challenge for iPad Miniteens! The Your Right To Read, Reading Challenge is for all teens from 6th-12th grade. They are being asked to read two books, write a two page paper on the essay topic provided and hand in all their work by November 22nd.  Best essay wins! All the forms are now available in the library and online.  Visit Teen Programs for more information and the challenge packets.

Good luck to all teens who enter!

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Please Welcome Miss Christy and our Children’s Fall Programs

5-7-2Please join me in welcoming the newest addition to the Pawling Library’s all-star team, Miss Christy. Miss Christy will be filling in for Miss Karen while she recovers from her eye surgery, and she’s put together a lot of great programs for the kids of Pawling including a Preschool Story Hour and some cool Book Clubs for School Age Kids.

Miss Christy has worked in the library on the Military Base at West Point, and currently works with the boys in the library at the Trinity-Pawling School. I think her love for children’s literature will make her a great addition to our library.
Lottery Registration for our Fall Programs will begin Monday, September 15th. You can pick up a registration form at the Circulation Desk or you can print one out here: Childrens Fall 2014 Program Registration Form

When you return your registration form, you’ll pull a number, which will determine your ranking for Registration. All Pawling residents will be enrolled in our programs first, and then we will fill any leftover spaces in our programs with non-residents.


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Pawling Wildcats Battle at Regional Competition!

Saturday, September 6th 2014 at 9:00am in the morning, 8 teens from Pawling made their way into the Main Building of the Columbia Green Community College for the 10th Annual Battle of the Books regional competition.  They sported safety orange shirts each personally designed and decorated.  It was hot and the team was ready to go!

BOB Battle pic

Through nail biting tension, the team battled the other teams from Kent, Pleasant Valley/Lagrange, and Kingston! All rounds were very close and challenging.  After three rounds we were defeated and went on to enjoy the rest of the very hot Saturday, wishing luck to the rest of the teams that had survived to that point.  After an amazing summer of books, games, battles, and buzzers, we finished our 2014 season.

Congratulations to Brigid Barrick, Aidan Graham, Alyssa Harris, Avalon Lenenthal, Madeline Ragusa, Susannah Smith, Stephanie Sypher, and Jessica Tocci!  Amazing job and a wonderful summer!!  Can’t wait for next year!!

BOB Team

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Crazy Deals at Insane Prices at the September Store!

10426268_703117456403597_4254605383686766941_nKids, cash in your Summer Reading Logs for some of the deals ever this Summer at the Pawling Library September Store.

Bad credit, no credit, you’re approved for prizes and books based on how many books you logged this summer!

Stop in soon, because deals like this won’t last long! The September store will be open from 3 to 5 Friday, September 5, and Saturday, September 6 from 10 to 2.

Stop in now!

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