Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: Health for Life

Tuesday, February 27 7:00-8:00 pm Traditional Chinese Medicine is built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. In this lecture, Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, will de-mystify the oldest medical system in the world and explain how you can restore health naturally and successfully. He’ll describe the different diagnosis methods such as tongue, pulse and palpation as well as the use of all the tools of Chinese medicine including acupuncture, massage, and herbal medicine. Using modern technology and research, it proves to be a powerful system for restoring health and keeping you healthy and disease-free. He will also share acupressure points that can help relieve day-to-day symptoms of some common ailments. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

The Pawling Library & Front Street Gallery Present

Open Call for Entries: “A New Chapter” Art Exhibition Deadline: March 12 Opening: April 28 Alexander Graham Bell said, “When one door closes another door opens.” Opportunities abound and what many fail to realize is that we make our own opportunities. We are not required to follow a preordained map. Our story can go in any direction. The unfolding is unending, as our soul searches for what brings us the greatest joy: the fulfillment of experiencing who we truly are. In the journey there is freedom to explore, and always a desire for more. One chapter ends and a new chapter begins.   Important Dates Mar. 12: Deadline–submissions must be emailed or received by 12:00 am. Mar 19: Notification of accepted work sent to artists. April. 13-15: Delivery of accepted work to gallery. April 28: Opening Reception at Front Street Gallery, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. See here for details: We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Tax forms

We have received our first shipment of Federal Tax forms. All the forms we have are available for pickup. They are located on the shelf next to the public photocopier. The initial shipment included the 1040 form, 1040 instruction book, and 1040EZ form.

Job Ready Sessions

With Ashley Wright of Dutchess One Stop Wednesday, February 14th  2:00-4:00 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. This is 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. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Friday, February  2nd 2:00-5:00 pm Tutoring is available for both adults and teens. Sessions are for one hour. To schedule an appointment with Karina register at the front desk or call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444. This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program.

How to Pay for College without going Broke

with Stephanie Mauro of College Planning 101 Tuesday, January 30th / 7:00-8:00 pm In this seminar, parents will learn what the differences are between the FAFSA and CSS Profile financial aid forms and how they affect the cost of college. What financial aid really means to a family and how need is determined. We will go over the parental and student assets that take away from qualifying for financial aid. How the financial aid system works and why it’s important to have your expected family contribution (EFC) calculated before your student visits colleges. When a parent leaves this seminar they will understand the federal and private loan programs and there are two case studies showing how college planning makes a difference. Don’t miss this informative seminar! Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Meet the Author and the Illustrator

Holmes resident and local author Jennifer Lohrfink Morfea and illustrator Erik Draw stop by the library to read their book, The Little Hyena. The event includes a Q&A, and Erik will demonstrate his illustration techniques live. Attendees will have the chance to win signed copies of their books and participate in a fun animal art project, led by the author. Children K-4 and their families are welcome to attend. Caregivers invited, but not required. Join us and support your local community–Saturday, January 27th, 4:30-5:30 pm. Registration not required but preferred. For more information, contact Neena at or call 845-855-3444.

Citizens Preparedness Training

Tuesday, January 23 / 7:00-9:00 pm Doors open at 6:30 pm Presented by the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response and Department of Behavioral & Community Health *Acquire the tools and resources to better prepare for any type of disaster. *Learn how to respond accordingly in a disaster and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. *Each family will receive a free Citizens Preparedness Response Kit. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information: (845) 486-2080 / Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Get Ready for Battle of the Books 2018!

The books for the Middle and High School Battles of the Books have been officially released! If you are considering joining the middle or high school battle team, you can get a head start on reading now! Beginning in February, the library will host a Battle of the Books Book Club for the middle school books. We will meet every first and third Thursday from 5:00-6:00 to discuss one of the books. You do not have to plan on joining the team to be a part of the book club, and if you cannot make the book club you can still join the team if you come to practices in the summer. More information about the battle and the lists of books can be found at  If you are considering joining one of the teams this year or have questions about Battle of the Books, contact Kate at    

Winter 2018 Program for Teens

The winter program session begins on January 16, and you can register now for teen programs! We are offering a variety of programs, from Minecraft Monday to Blogging to DIY club. See the full list of programs and information on signing up at We also have several different volunteer opportunities. Become a Library Legion and help staff with library procedures, be a Book Buddy and work with our new, struggling, and reluctant elementary aged readers, or come to Project Do Something on Friday Nights to do small community service projects. See more information on volunteering at