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

Computer Classes Start September 10

The Pawling Free Library is the recipient of a 2017 MHLS Outreach Mini Grant Program grant which will be used to enhance educational programming for community seniors. According to Brian Avery, Library Director, the library receives many requests for computer classes. “These requests originate most frequently from residents who are senior citizens. With this grant, we will not only be able to offer classes, we can contract for a professional teacher who will teach classes that treat more advanced topics than basic computing.” The grant funds are provided by the New York State Library Division of Library Development. This is the fourth grant received by the Pawling Library this year. Library grants provide additional resources that are used to enhance community programming at all age levels. The Pawling Library is a resource that provides programming for all members of the community, as well as offering a communal place where residents can come together. Mr. Avery continued,” Computer literacy is a core skill in the modern world. This grant will allow us to cultivate that skill...

The Brain is Designed to Calm Itself

Presented by Dr. Nancy Iankowitz Wednesday, August 30 / 7:00-8:00 pm When the mind is at ease and the body is comfortable, the brain sends out signals that we are relaxed. Some refer to this as mind/body/spirit balance. What impacts mind/body/spirit balance? How can you tell when you’re out of balance? How can you get back on track? This presentation will focus on answering these questions, highlighting the impact of lifestyle choices on the brain’s natural ability to calm itself. Dr. Nancy Iankowitz will discuss how meditation, food, sleep & exercise can be used to get back on track. Participants will learn (1) how to pick up on signals sent by the brain and (2) simple, easy-to-use natural (non-pharmaceutical) interventions to help address signals that indicate imbalance. Interpreting messages sent by the brain is key to healing and maintaining mind/body/spirit balance. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Let’s Get Organized

Helpful tips on managing your clutter and time.         Tuesday, August 22 7:00-8:00 pm Presented by Sydney Leone Community Health Educator & Medicare Partnership Development Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Teen Outdoor Takeover Moved Inside

Due to a high chance of thunder storms  this evening, Teen Outdoor Takeover, scheduled from 5:00-7:00, will be held inside the main library. Teens may join us to use the library computers or play board games in the library.  

End of Summer Celebrations!

We have entered the final week of summer children’s programs. To celebrate the end of a fantastic summer, we will be holding not one but TWO celebrations! Join Ms. Neena and Ms. Martina for the last two events of the summer–The End of Summer Carnival and The Solar Eclipse Picnic. End of Summer Carnival: (Sunday, August 20th, 1-3 pm): All summer, the teens and families of Pawling have been working hard with Kate and Martina to create a family friendly carnival. Come celebrate the end of the summer with a celebration the whole library is in on! We will also have tons of prizes and snacks for all to enjoy. Solar Eclipse Picnic: (Monday, August 21st, 1-4 pm): The Great American Solar Eclipse is August 21st. Join us for our viewing event and some fun suitable for all ages. While we observe the phases of the eclipse, we’ll make our own Solar Eclipse book to take home. A variety of snacks and free solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided to all registered event attendees. Remaining glasses and snacks will be...

An Entertaining History of Cartoons

Presented by cartoonist Chris Siemasko Saturday, August 12th / 2:00-4:00 pm Please join us for an afternoon of animated entertainment for humans of all ages. Hand selected by cartoonist and amateur historian Chris Siemasko, these shorts span the last century. In addition to the films, Chris will be sharing with us his very creative background. About our presenter: Chris Siemasko has been working in the field of animation since 1999 on projects ranging from web cartoons, commercials, television shows and feature animation. In addition to his work as an animator, Chris has also directed, drawn storyboards, written screenplays, created shows, voiced characters, created motion graphics and designed characters and graphics. Some of his many credits include the films Rio, Epic, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Ice Age: Continental Drift. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.