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 / www.dutchessny.gov 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 www.pawlinglibrary.org/teenprograms/battle/  If you are considering joining one of the teams this year or have questions about Battle of the Books, contact Kate at teen@pawlinglibrary.org.    

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 www.pawlinglibrary.org/teenprograms/ 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 www.pawlinglibrary.org/community-service/  

Winter 2018 Children’s Programs Registration

With a new year comes a new selection of children’s programs. Registration for Winter 2018 children’s programs is now open! Register with our lottery from January 5-January 10. If you miss this window, don’t worry! You can still sign up for programs as space is available. To enter the lottery for program placement, download and fill out our registration form here or stop by the library to pick up a copy in person. This form can be returned to the library by fax, email (at children@pawlinglibrary.org), or in person at the circulation desk. Registration forms in Spanish are available at the front desk. To find out more details about the programs available between now and March, see our Winter 2018 Programs Guide.  Program placements will be made available on or before January 15th. Programs run nine weeks, from January 16th-March 16th. Late registrations will be accepted as space is available, and can be completed in-person, by calling the front desk at 845-855-3444, or by emailing children@pawlinglibrary.org. For more information, or with questions about programs, please consult Ms. Neena at...

Sign up to attend the Human Library Project

The Pawling Library and Pawling Central School District are hosting the second annual Human Library Project on Friday, January 12 from 12 PM to 3 PM at the Pawling Middle School. You can sign up to attend the event and “read” human books. Human books share their stories with small groups of up to four people. The event connects human books with educators and members of the public in order to enhance relationships and foster open communication among individuals. To sign up as a reader, follow the link below and take the survey. Some books may fill up faster than others, so please be advised that we will accommodate everyone as best as we can.   https://pawlinglibrary.polldaddy.com/s/human-library-project-registration-public 

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Friday, January 12th 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 Make A Self-Published Book Not Look Self-Published

Tuesday, December 12 / 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.

Human Library Project

The Human Library Project is a joint venture between the Pawling School District and the Pawling Library. It is an opportunity for members of the community to connect with educators and each other to share their stories. Individuals can volunteer to become “books” that others can “check out” and have an engaging conversation. New this year, books will also have the opportunity to check out other books on the day of the event. This year’s event will take place on Friday January 12, 12-3 PM. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more or in volunteering to be a book, please go to https://pcsdhumanlibrary.wordpress.com/ If you would like to attend the event as a reader, please go to https://pawlinglibrary.polldaddy.com/s/human-library-project-registration-public Last year was a great success, and we are looking forward to having even more people participate this year. Please sign up soon and tell your friends to do the same. 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...

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Holiday Festivities and Book Sale

This December you can add the Pawling Library to your list of places to find holiday gifts (including gifts for yourself)! The library’s annual Holiday Book Sale will take place in the Community Room of the Annex and will offer a special selection of gently used books and media that have been donated to the library. The selection includes beautiful cookbooks, fine arts, history, crafts, mysteries, and children’s books. Great browsing! The sale will open at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 1, and will end on Sunday, Dec. 4. Proceeds from the Holiday Book Sale will be used to support programming for both adults and children. Also on Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Claus themselves will be visiting the library! Come and meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus, shop for gifts at Annual Holiday Book Sale, and enjoy live holiday music played by pianist, Dr. Jeremy Stone. The fun with Mr. & Mrs. Claus is from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

December Programs for Teens

Register now for December teen programs at the library!  We will make our own holiday decorations, have a teen movie night, a special winter themed Minecraft Monday, and a New Year’s party. Registration is required for all programs. For more information, visit pawlinglibrary.org/teenprograms/.