End Your Summer of Reading with FUN!

Blast Off to Funour end of summer carnival for everyone!

rocketWhat an exciting way to end our summer of reading!  Families with children of all ages are welcome to join us at our end of summer carnival…Blast Off to Fun!  PFL Fun Team worked hard all summer making treasure rockets and preparing games that are sure to end our summer with a bang!. Join us for a fun afternoon that will culminate in a sweet treat and raffle drawings. Everyone will be a winner!  Register your family today!

Friday, August 22nd, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
(Raindate: Saturday, August 23rd, 1:00 – 3:00 pm)

And while you are here…remember to visit our Lego® Museum. It is filled with the brilliant building creations we’ve worked hard on all summer long!  Our museum will be open Monday, August 18th through Friday, August 29th during library hours.

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The Fifth Beatle, The Brian Epstein Story: A conversation with author Vivek J. Tiwary



Friday, August 22 * 7:00-8:00 pm

Gifted author and producer Vivek J. Tiwary will talk with us about his novel, the true story of a man who saw the brilliance in four unknown young men and turned them into a worldwide phenomenon.

Mr. Tiwary has brought his dream to fulfillment. Discover how he did it, his story that led to the inspiring story he would write-and find inspiration for the unfolding of your own ambitions.

The Beatles manager Brian Epstein took a vision and made it into a reality
and the world changed forever.

All things are possible.

Please join us for this very special event.


Our presenter: Vivek J. Tiwary is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning producer of Broadway shows, film, television, and graphic novels.

He is the producer and writer of “The Fifth Beatle,” a New York Times best-selling graphic novel based on the life of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. “The Fifth Beatle” has secured unprecedented access to Beatles’ music and a feature film is to shoot in 2015. “The Fifth Beatle” will be produced by Academy Award-winning producer Bruce Cohen (AMERICAN BEAUTY, MILK, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK.)


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PFL News Volume 4 August 14, 2014

Battling the Hudson Valley By: Lauren
The Battle of the Books is a program where kids read books and compete against other libraries.
There are eight books that they have to read: “Legend,” “An Elephant in the Garden,” “Dead End in Norvelt,” “Icefall,” “Ninth Fall,” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Liar and Spy” and “The Scorpio Races.” After they read the books, they answer trivia questions. One example is “In which book is the greatest threat to other people?” They would have to say the author and the book title.
The last practice battle they lost two and won just one. Their team name that they picked out is The Wildcats.
The last and final battle is on September 5th, so remember to root for Pawling!

It was Hurricane Season at the Library By: Sarah
A group of kids came to the library to make a Lego house that was at least a foot high. Ms. Karen got a leaf blower and they had to try to build a house that would not tip over in the wind. Lexi, Isabella and Sarah got first place. Jonathan loved it. Lexi thought it “was cool.” Isabella liked it. Everyone had fun.

rocket v 4Rockets ready for take-off! By: Lili
At the Pawling Library this week kids worked on their rockets. They first made paper Mache with newspapers and glue. The next time they painted their rockets.
Sarah thought, “It was amazing.” Lexi said, “It was a great idea.” Isabella liked being able to paint her rocket.
After this they decorated their rockets with paint. After this there is a Pawling Library Carnival when the kids bring out their rockets.

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Free Development Check Ups @ the Pawling Library

Development Check 3Development Check Ups can be scheduled at the Pawling Library on

Wednesday, August 20th
 1:00  – 4:00 pm

These check ups are a FREE service to parents, grandparents and care givers with children ages 2 months to 5 years. This service offers another tool with which to measure your child’s growth and success.  Read more about hit important service.


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Last Week to Get your tickets in for the Kindle Paperwhite!

paperwhite-diff-still._SX854_SY479_CR0,0,0,0_V386584467_Get your raffle tickets in for your chance at our Summer Reading Game Grand Prize, A Kindle Paperwhite! Stop in the library for more info!

Thanks to all the businesses that supported our Summer Reading Game and promoting literacy in our community this summer! Thanks to Mama’s Pizza, Good Tidings Gift Shop, Petite on Main, Vinny’s Deli, and The Little Red Bakeshop. Let them know you’re proud of them for supporting literacy in our community!

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Little Red Bakeshop Winners

398188_352748418109108_1497309702_nCongratulations to Jennifer Smith, and to Alyssa Harris (again!). They’ll be taking home a gift certificate to the lovely Little Red Bakeshop, which produces some of the coolest cakes around! Look them up here, http://www.littleredbakeshop.com/ and get a load of the awesome cakes and desserts their fabricating on Facebook.

Stop by and let Jill and her dessert artists know you appreciate them supporting literacy in your community!

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Job Ready Sessions



Wednesday, August 13 * 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Thursday, August 21 * 2:00-5:00 pm

Meet one on one with a Dutchess One Stop Representative
Please bring a hard copy of your resume.

An employer looks at your resume for just 6-10 seconds before deciding
if you are a good fit for the job.

A great service for you if you….

* Need to create a resume
* Want feedback on your newly written or revised resume
* Job search assistance
* Interviewing skills
* Community Partner referrals
* Are starting a job search
* Are not getting results from your resume

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

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PFL News Volume 2 July 23, 2014

3…2…1 BOOM!

By: Sara


Kids come to the library on alternate Thursdays between 1 and 2 p.m. and make a mess! “I think Kitchen Wizards is very messy,” said Isabella. Last week we made blood and blisters on our partners! Why? For Halloween!

This week they made Fizzy Potions. They made balloons blow up with vinegar and baking soda. “Kitchen Wizards is cool,” said Ava. Everyone is sad that there is only one Kitchen Wizards program left.

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PFL News Volume 1 July 16, 2014

Learning how to sew a Skirt

By: Sarah

On every Thursday between 4 and 5 p.m. kids come to the Pawling Library to learn how sew and to make things. This year everyone is making skirts. First everyone picked their favorite fabric for their skirt. Then they cut out the shape of the skirt and sewed a waistband on each skirt. In the next class they will make a shirt to match their skirt. Lili loves making her skirt. Madeline really likes to go to this class. Lexi thought it was cool.

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Reading is the Icing on the Cake

Little Red Bake ShopOur Summer Reading Prize this week is a gift certificate to the Little Red Bakeshop! Stop in to the library for your chance to win!

The Little Red Bakeshop offers a ton of delicious and beautiful treats from cookies and macaroons to quiches and sandwiches. They also do custom cakes, cupcakes, and desserts for all occasions. To see their latest works of art, check out their Facebook Page.    

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