Successful Aging

Presented by Brian Jones
Outreach Coordinator of Dutchess County Office of the Aging

Monday, August 7
2:00-3:00 pm

What steps can you take to ensure the best possible quality of life as you age? What factors contribute to having the highest levels of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in adults? Successful Aging is not just about living a long life, but in making sure the life we do lead is the most rewarding and fulfilling life possible, no matter how long we live. It is never too late (or too early) to start taking the steps to help you age more successfully. The Office for the Aging has gathered 12 strategies to help you achieve this goal and deliver them in a PowerPoint presentation called Successful Aging.

Please join us.

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

Color your World

PLEASE NOTE: This program has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Tuesday, July 25th / 7:00-8:00 pm

Presented by Sydney Leone
Community Health Educator & Medicare Partnership Development

Learn how color brings our world alive in terms of our health, food, safety, decorating and so much more.

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


Presented by Bohdanna Murynec

Wednesday, July 19 / 6:30-8:30 pm

Zentangle is an easy to learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. The Zentangle Method can be used to reduce stress, increase focus and creativity and provide artistic satisfaction. Using simple strokes a pattern can be reproduced by anyone – even those who doubt their artistic abilities.

Material Fee: $8.00.

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


Radio Updates

Did you know that you can learn about what’s happening at the library by listening to Pawling Public Radio? Every weekday at 9 AM and 1:30 PM, Pawling Public Radio broadcasts a short summary of upcoming events and other library news.

The announcements are recorded once every two weeks, then repeated. So if you listen every day, you will definitely get a sense of deja vu. On the other hand, if you miss a broadcast, you will get plenty more opportunities to listen. You can, of course, also learn more about what’s happening at the library by clicking on the “Events Calendar” link at the top of the page.

Pick up the Pawling Record

The Pawling Library is a pickup location for Pawling’s free local newspaper, the Pawling Record. The current issue is the June 30th issue. This represents the second of three monthly issues published this summer. In the fall, the Pawling Record will be published weekly.

Pick up the Pawling Record for information about what is happening at the library and elsewhere in the community. For more information about the paper or to access a digital version, visit them online at

Boosting the Immune System

Presented by Dr. Nancy Iankowitz of Holistic and Integrative Healing LLC

Wednesday, July 12
7:00-8:00 pm

Boosting the Immune System is a short presentation that addresses the role of the skin, tongue & gastrointestinal system in protecting us.

Participants will learn how to avoid and heal quickly from colds and flu viruses using food, herbs, vitamins and minerals to strengthen their own body’s natural defenses. They’ll learn how to speed up the body’s healing schedule regarding minor cuts and bruises and how to choose the right foods and beverages to help recover from minor viral illnesses.

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


Download Magazines with RB Digital

RB Digital

Did you know that you can use your library card to download current and back issues of magazines? With RB Digital, you can subscribe or select individual issues to read on your tablet, phone, or computer. With approximately 150 different magazines to choose from, there is bound to be something that strikes your fancy. If not, let us know and we can try to subscribe! RB Digital (formerly known as Zinio for Libraries) is available for Apple or Android devices (including some Kindles).

Library closed on July 4th

The Pawling Free Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.


We will reopen at our usual time of 10 AM on Wednesday, July 5th. The library will also be open during its regular hours of operation on Saturday July 1 and Monday July 3.

We will be closed on Sunday July 2nd, because we are closed every Sunday during the months of July and August.

July 5th is the first day of children’s and teen summer programming. For more information, check out our online calendar of events or download a registration from our website.

Library After Hours Cancelled

The Library After Hours program scheduled for today, June 24th, will be cancelled. The theme for this month, Pajama Party, will be postponed until next month’s Library After Hours event. We apologize for the last minute cancellation.

Library After Hours is a teen program which takes place on the last Saturday of every month. More information about Library After Hours can be found here.