How To Make A Self-Published Book Not Look Self-Published

Tuesday, October 24th / 7:00-8:00 pm Some books just scream “Self-published.” How can you avoid this, when creating your own precious book? Marian Grudko, storyteller, composer and book editor, has distilled the key elements that go into making not only a professional-grade manuscript, but a finished product that looks traditionally published. By following her expert guidance, you can make your book look like it came off the presses of one of the Big Five (publishers, that is!) As a bonus, storyteller Marian Grudko will read excerpts from one of the books she edited and published, The Fairy Tale Book of Bifford C. Wellington, by T.A. Young. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Vietnam War Vignettes

Presented by Paul Upham Wednesday, October 18th / 7:00-8:00 pm A memoir of the early days of the War by a Navy Intel Officer serving in-country and off the coast. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Estate Planning: How to Protect Your Parents and Yourself

Tuesday, October 17th / 7:00-8:30 pm Without proper planning, your Estate or your parent’s Estate may be settled in ways you never intended. Take this opportunity to educate yourself on your options. Join us to get real answers on how to assure your Estate is properly protected. About our presenter: Michael Martin has been preparing and litigating Estate plans for over 20 years. He received his J. D. from Pace Law School and was admitted to the New York and Connecticut State Bars in 1995. He has served as the Village Court Justice in the Village of Fishkill since 2002. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Qigong with Nadiya Nottingham

Two Sessions: Tuesday, October 3rd and 10th 7:00-8:00 pm Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is a Chinese system of physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. It is an ancient form of energy enhancement and is the basis of Tai Chi. It is perhaps the most under-estimated form of self-development and yet one of the most profound and deeply healing on all levels. Please join us for this gentle practice. Enhance your life. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Changes to the Teen Program Schedule

Two new programs have been added to the program schedule for Teens ages 10-18. On Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00, the crowd favorite Roblox Club is returning. On Saturday mornings from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, come have a continental breakfast and play games at Board Game Brunch. See the teen program page for more information. Register at the library or by calling (845) 855-3444.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Wednesday, September 27th / 7:00-8:00 pm This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging: cognitive activity, exercise, diet & nutrition, and social engagement. We will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do now to improve or maintain our overall health. This program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Fall Children’s Programs Registration Open Now

Now that the school year is in full swing and the leaves have begun to change, we’re starting back up with the Fall season of Children’s Programs. Registration opens today and will run through September 19th. If you miss this window, don’t worry! You can still sign up for programs as space is available. To enter our lottery for program placement, download and fill out our Fall Registration Form at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PFL-Fall-2017-Childrens-Registration.pdf. You can return it to the library by fax, email (at children@pawlinglibrary.org), or by returning it in person at the circulation desk. The circulation desk will also have copies of the form on hand for you to fill out if you stop by to register for the lottery in person. To find out more details about the programs available between now and the end of the year, see our Fall 2017 Children’s Programs Guide (https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PFL-Fall-2017-Childrens-Program-Guide.pdf). Program placements will be made available on or before September 22, and programs start the week of September 25! For more information, contact Children’s Program Coordinator Ms. Neena at children@pawlinglibrary.org...

Register for Teen Programs!

Registration opens today for fall programs for teens in grades 5 thru 12! Registration is first come first served, so check out what programs we are offering this fall and register in person at the library or by calling (845) 855 – 3444. A full list of the programs is available at pawlinglibrary.org/teenprograms. Programs for teens begin on Monday, September 18 and run until Friday, November 17.

Summer Reading Rally Winners to be Announced!

Calling all Summer Reading Rally Participants! Our competition has ended and it is time to find out which team read the most this summer. Will the Red Hot Kid Readers keep their championship status, or will the teens or adults prove to be the champions? If you want to find out, you’ll need to stop by the…     September Store: September 8th from 3-6 pm or September 9th from 10 am – 2 pm.  September Store is your chance to redeem your reading points for prizes, from books to toys! This is a drop-in program; no registration required.    Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sunday Party, Saturday, September 9th,from 12-2 pm:  To celebrate the hard work readers of all ages have put in to their reading this summer, we will be holding a Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sunday Party for all participants in the summer reading rally. If you plan to attend, please email or call the library to let us know the number of people you’ll be bringing, that way we have enough ice cream! This family-oriented program cannot accommodate drop-offs and is meant...

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Helping Harvey Victims

Even if you weren’t able to make the deadline to donate through Senator Murphy’s Fill the Truck program, it’s not too late to make donations in support of people affected by Hurricane Harvey. If you would like to make a monetary donation, you may wish to support one of the organizations that is a member of the Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:  https://txvoad.communityos.org/cms/node/104 The New York Times also published a helpful primer on Where to Donate to Harvey Victims (and How to Avoid Scams):  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/donate-harvey-charities-scams.html?mcubz=0