Grants for Arts & Cultural Activities

 with Eve Madalengoitia
Director of Programs & Art Services at
Arts Mid-Hudson


 Tuesday, September 23 * 7:00-8:30 pm

At this application seminar you’ll find out about the Decentralization Grant Program,
Grants for 2015 Arts and Cultural Projects in Dutchess, Orange
and Ulster Counties.

All artistic disciplines are eligible

The Decentralization Program is a re-grant program from the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. It encompasses three categories – Project Grants, Individual Artist Commission, and Artist in Residence/Public School (formerly Arts Education).

Deadline: November 13, 2014 for projects
beginning March 1, 2015

Project Grants support community-based arts and cultural activities of non-profit groups, organizations and individual artists throughout Dutchess, Orange & Ulster Counties. Eligible projects include professional and community arts activities benefiting the general public in theater, dance, music, film, video, literature, visual arts, traditional arts, historical and cultural activities, as well as the use of libraries and museums as venues for the arts.

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


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A Unique Sensory Experience for Students in Grades K – 4

Donna1Donna Castellucio, herb specialist and author of the book Rainbow of Recipes will offer the first of a series of mini-cooking classes that will really stimulate your senses. You’ll smell and touch the herbs and spices, cook with them and enjoy tasting your creations. We’ll begin the fall with those lovely fall colors: red and orange; fresh spiced apple cider and cheese balls will be on the menu while we make and enjoy the aroma of simmering potpourri. Top that off with fall poems and we have the making of a perfect fall afternoon program you won’t want to miss! Let us know you’ll be joining us by registering at the circulation desk, or calling the library at 855-3444.
Saturday, September 20th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

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iPad Mini up for Grabs for Teens!

This fall, in celebration of national Banned Books Week, we are holding a challenge for iPad Miniteens! The Your Right To Read, Reading Challenge is for all teens from 6th-12th grade. They are being asked to read two books, write a two page paper on the essay topic provided and hand in all their work by November 22nd.  Best essay wins! All the forms are now available in the library and online.  Visit Teen Programs for more information and the challenge packets.

Good luck to all teens who enter!

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Please Welcome Miss Christy and our Children’s Fall Programs

5-7-2Please join me in welcoming the newest addition to the Pawling Library’s all-star team, Miss Christy. Miss Christy will be filling in for Miss Karen while she recovers from her eye surgery, and she’s put together a lot of great programs for the kids of Pawling including a Preschool Story Hour and some cool Book Clubs for School Age Kids.

Miss Christy has worked in the library on the Military Base at West Point, and currently works with the boys in the library at the Trinity-Pawling School. I think her love for children’s literature will make her a great addition to our library.
Lottery Registration for our Fall Programs will begin Monday, September 15th. You can pick up a registration form at the Circulation Desk or you can print one out here: Childrens Fall 2014 Program Registration Form

When you return your registration form, you’ll pull a number, which will determine your ranking for Registration. All Pawling residents will be enrolled in our programs first, and then we will fill any leftover spaces in our programs with non-residents.


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Pawling Wildcats Battle at Regional Competition!

Saturday, September 6th 2014 at 9:00am in the morning, 8 teens from Pawling made their way into the Main Building of the Columbia Green Community College for the 10th Annual Battle of the Books regional competition.  They sported safety orange shirts each personally designed and decorated.  It was hot and the team was ready to go!

BOB Battle pic

Through nail biting tension, the team battled the other teams from Kent, Pleasant Valley/Lagrange, and Kingston! All rounds were very close and challenging.  After three rounds we were defeated and went on to enjoy the rest of the very hot Saturday, wishing luck to the rest of the teams that had survived to that point.  After an amazing summer of books, games, battles, and buzzers, we finished our 2014 season.

Congratulations to Brigid Barrick, Aidan Graham, Alyssa Harris, Avalon Lenenthal, Madeline Ragusa, Susannah Smith, Stephanie Sypher, and Jessica Tocci!  Amazing job and a wonderful summer!!  Can’t wait for next year!!

BOB Team

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Crazy Deals at Insane Prices at the September Store!

10426268_703117456403597_4254605383686766941_nKids, cash in your Summer Reading Logs for some of the deals ever this Summer at the Pawling Library September Store.

Bad credit, no credit, you’re approved for prizes and books based on how many books you logged this summer!

Stop in soon, because deals like this won’t last long! The September store will be open from 3 to 5 Friday, September 5, and Saturday, September 6 from 10 to 2.

Stop in now!

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Calling All Summer Reading Logs!

RobotandboySummer is coming to a close and it’s time to wrap up those summer reading logs. Paper logs must be returned to the library by Saturday, August 30th.  Please make sure your child’s full name is on the front of the log and remember to let us know if your child logged by books, pages or days by writing this on the upper right hand corner of the log.  E-logs will remain open throughout the Labor Day weekend  so books titles can be added until Monday, September 1st.

Remember to visit Director Casey at our September Store on:
Thursday, September 4th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friday, September 5th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 6th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Dotty and Abby Win!

paperwhite-diff-still._SX854_SY479_CR0,0,0,0_V386584467_Congratulations to Dotty Pascale and Abby Savarese, the winners of our Summer Reading Game Grand Prize! They’ll each be taking home a Kindle Paperwhite, which can be used to access tons of great library content!

Thanks to all the local businesses who donated prizes to support reading in Pawling this summer! Check out the generous folks at  Mama’s PizzaGood Tidings Gift ShopPetite on MainVinny’s Deli, and The Little Red Bakeshop, who made our Summer Reading Game possible! These businesses all provide the best service and products around, so I highly recommended you stop in!

We’re proud of everyone in Pawling who came out to play. There was a lot of contestants vying for the weekly prizes and the Grand Prize. Thanks to all the teens and adults for playing, and stay tuned for more great programs!

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End Your Summer of Reading with FUN!

Blast Off to Funour end of summer carnival for everyone!

rocketWhat an exciting way to end our summer of reading!  Families with children of all ages are welcome to join us at our end of summer carnival…Blast Off to Fun!  PFL Fun Team worked hard all summer making treasure rockets and preparing games that are sure to end our summer with a bang!. Join us for a fun afternoon that will culminate in a sweet treat and raffle drawings. Everyone will be a winner!  Register your family today!

Friday, August 22nd, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
(Raindate: Saturday, August 23rd, 1:00 – 3:00 pm)

And while you are here…remember to visit our Lego® Museum. It is filled with the brilliant building creations we’ve worked hard on all summer long!  Our museum will be open Monday, August 18th through Friday, August 29th during library hours.

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PFL News Volume 4 August 14, 2014

Battling the Hudson Valley By: Lauren
The Battle of the Books is a program where kids read books and compete against other libraries.
There are eight books that they have to read: “Legend,” “An Elephant in the Garden,” “Dead End in Norvelt,” “Icefall,” “Ninth Fall,” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Liar and Spy” and “The Scorpio Races.” After they read the books, they answer trivia questions. One example is “In which book is the greatest threat to other people?” They would have to say the author and the book title.
The last practice battle they lost two and won just one. Their team name that they picked out is The Wildcats.
The last and final battle is on September 5th, so remember to root for Pawling!

It was Hurricane Season at the Library By: Sarah
A group of kids came to the library to make a Lego house that was at least a foot high. Ms. Karen got a leaf blower and they had to try to build a house that would not tip over in the wind. Lexi, Isabella and Sarah got first place. Jonathan loved it. Lexi thought it “was cool.” Isabella liked it. Everyone had fun.

rocket v 4Rockets ready for take-off! By: Lili
At the Pawling Library this week kids worked on their rockets. They first made paper Mache with newspapers and glue. The next time they painted their rockets.
Sarah thought, “It was amazing.” Lexi said, “It was a great idea.” Isabella liked being able to paint her rocket.
After this they decorated their rockets with paint. After this there is a Pawling Library Carnival when the kids bring out their rockets.

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