Making Healthy Eating part of your Total Lifestyle

Wednesday, February 22
7:00-8:00 pm

with Eat Smart Nutrition educator Bintou Hinds, M.S., CLC

In this workshop, you will learn the concept of a healthy lifestyle, discuss the foods that should be eaten regularly and those that should be eaten only occasionally and learn how to read and understand nutrition fact labels.

Try a sample of a new recipe during each workshop.

Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

The Value of Libraries

Hopefully, we all recognize the vital function public libraries serve in our society. Libraries are priceless in the role they play in fostering community, promoting democracy, and equalizing access to information. It is contrary to the very nature of collectivity to itemize and price out library services this way.

Nonetheless, there is one fun way to assign a monetary value to the library: total up the full retail cost of all the items and services you use through the library. While it is hardly a true and accurate measure of what the library provides, it is fun to see how much you would pay to get the same level of access without a library around to provide shared resources.


The New York Library Association has a handy library value calculator. Try it for yourself and post your results to social media with the hashtag #LibrariesTransform.

Human Library Project

The Human Library Project is a join venture between the Pawling School District and the Pawling Library. It is an opportunity for members of the community to connect with educators and share their stories.

Individuals can volunteer to become “books” that school employees can “check out” and have an engaging conversation. Volunteers are still needed for the January 20th event.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more or in volunteering, please go to https://pcsdhumanlibrary.wordpress.com/

This is a great opportunity to help integrate the school system, the library, and the Pawling community. Please come share your story; we look forward to hearing it.

The Beauty of our Community

img_3511This month you can stop by the library and see artwork done by teens at the Pawling High School hanging on the wall in the Young Adult area.  These teens have done an amazing job, and the Pawling High School was kind enough to lend us their work for a short period of time.  Please come see these incredible works and admire the beauty and talent within our own community.  

These Teens’ Mission is Helping Others

 

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Project Do Something, is a group created and completely run by the teens of this community to help others.  These amazing teens want to make an impact.

Now, they are coming back together to keep the movement going on Friday, November 18th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the library annex.  This week are making friendship bracelets to sell at our Holiday Book Sale.  The money collected will go towards their blanket making project that benefits Project Linus.  Friday’s project is open to all teens from 7th grade to 12th grade.  Dosomething

Please consider purchasing one of their bracelets from the book sale or donating to the library, so we may be able to purchase the materials to make the blankets.  Any extra money will also be given to Project Linus.

The Mystery of the Missing Apple: SOLVED!

apple2Students gathered on Friday evening for a rare chance to view the exclusive diamond-crystal apple on display at the Pawling Library. However, during the evening the apple fell into unscrupulous hands.

Who took the apple?  Why?  Where was it hidden?
Read all about it!

Special Book Group: The End of Average

end-of-averageThis special book group is sponsored by the Pawling Central School District and the Pawling Library, for parents and community members. We would like to inspire everyone to learn, and grow together by reading The End of Average by Todd Rose.  Even though it’s known that we all develop and learn in different ways, our uniqueness is sometimes lost in schools and business where everyone is measured by a yardstick of “average”.  Break free of that mindset and consider an alternative to the average.  Please join us for our book discussions on specific chapters, where we will dive into questions, applications, and impact of this work.  All book discussions take place on Thursday afternoons from 1-2 and discussions will be lead by Kim Fontana and Nicole Curcio.  Below is the specific book discussion schedule.

October 20th Chapters 1-2
October 27th Chapters 3-4
November 17th Chapters 5-6
December 1st  Chapters 7-9

To see more information on the book, and to register for this program, please visit the End of Average website.

Marvelous Machines

Can you lift your parents?…
Can you crush an acorn?…Can you lift a table?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions,
you should see what we found out at  Family Science Night!

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You can Learn ENGLISH!

CLASES DE INGLÉS

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Tuesdays / Martes
9:00 am-12:00 pm and
Fridays / Viernes
11:00 am-2:00 pm

Cost is only $25.00 for 90 hours of classes
Costo es solo $25.00 por 90 horas de clases

Register in person or call the Pawling Library
at 845-855-3444

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES
at DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
(845) 790-3590

LLAME PARA MAS INFORMACIÓN (845) 790-3590
https://www.sunydutchess.edu

The Burlingtons are Growing their Readers!

burlington-flowerCongratulations to Megan, Joseph & Meredith our latest family to read 1,000 books together!  They are part of our Read Together Program where families are encouraged to read regularly together in order to “plant the seeds of literacy” in their children.

Megan felt the whole family enjoyed this program,  “I’m not sure who had more fun completing this challenge, me or the kids! We read every book we could find featuring their most beloved characters and also gave unknown authors a try, and we discovered a few new favorites along the way. I loved that the kids were so content to make even more time in our day to read besides the usual bedtime stories and that they knew that they were making all of the librarians they know (Mom included!) so proud.”

You can read more about this program on our web site.  Families can sign up to participate in our Read Together Program by contacting Ms. Karen.  “We’ll give you your reading log folder, your first log page and information about the program, as well as a list of 100 books every child should know before kindergarten, so you can start planting the seeds of literacy in your child.  We’re excited to encourage parents to build strong literacy skills in their young children, so we’ll even celebrate some of the milestones with you.  You are your child’s first teacher and reading is the most important thing you can do to start your child on the road to reading!”

If you have questions about the program you can contact Ms. Karen by email or by phone at 855-3444.  We’re here to help you plant the seeds of literacy, one book at a time.

We hope your family will join Megan, Joseph & Meredith on our Wall of Fame soon!