Floral Arranging with Erica

Tuesday, September 25 7:00-8:30 pm During this fun-filled workshop we will be using a variety of interesting autumn flowers to create a burst of color that will draw attention and beautify the home. In addition, you’ll also learn essential tips on flower purchasing and care. Note: Participants should bring SMALL SHARP clippers and or scissors. Some might wish to wear an apron. Material fee: $15.00. Containers will be provided. About our presenter: Erica was the owner of The Flower Market in Westchester County for more than 20 years. She provided flowers and event planning, from simple occasions to high profile venues that included The Pierre and The Rainbow Room in New York City to, locally, Tappan Hill, The Kittle House and the Westchester Country Club. Now semi-retired, she enjoys working privately for long-time customers. Registration is required. To Register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Tuesday, October 9 & Thursday, October 11 12:30-3:30 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 publication (product) was supported by (or “in part by”) funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.

Adult English Classes: Level 3

Dutchess Community College presents CLASES DE INGLÉS Adult English Classes: Level 3 Instructor: Karina Cerna Solo $25 por 90 horas de instrucción. Only $25 for 90 hours of instruction. Donde/Where: Pawling Library Martes/Tuesdays & Jueves/Thursdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION (845) 790-3590 OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES at DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE LLAME PARA MAS INFORMACIÓN 845-790-3590 www.sunydutchess.edu

National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday September 25th is National Voter Registration Day. Volunteers will be on hand at the library all day to assist anyone who would like to register to vote or would like to update their voter registration. For more information about registering to vote, you can visit the New York State Board of Elections http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html For more information about National Voter Registration Day, you can visit https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/

Stop the Bleed

Presented by Joseph A. Ryan Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response   Tuesday, September 18 7:00-9:00 pm Stop the Bleed is intended to encourage bystanders to become empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss by any means necessary. Participants will receive “hands on” training in the proper use of direct pressure, wound packing and tourniquets. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Fall Children’s Programs Registration OPEN

Registration is now open for Fall 2018 Children’s Programs. Programs are available for children birth-fourth grade. Fall will run eight weeks from September 24-November 17, with special December programs to follow. Lottery registration will run September 12-17, with rolling registration to follow as space is available.  Ms. Neena and Ms. Kate are excited for what’s in store and hope you will join them in the library! For more information, or to register, visit our Registration portal at http://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/children/programs/ Due to space restraints, registration is required for most programming. Registration is by lottery. In planning what programs to enroll in, please take note of age and grade restrictions.Interested in receiving updates about new and exciting programs all year long? Sign up for our children’s programs email list at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/childrensemails/

Register now for teen programs!

The time has come to register for the fall session of teen programs! Check out the full schedule of teen programs on our teen page or on our events calendar. Registration will run from September 10 to September 19, and teens will be notified of which programs they got into on September 21. The fall program session will begin on September 24. To register, come into the library, call the library at 845-855-3444, or email Kate at teen@pawlinglibrary.org.

Writing Short Stories

Wednesday, September 12 7:00-8:00 pm Author Timothy Tocher leads a session of strategies, techniques, and conversation on the art of writing short stories. His more than 25 published stories include a Chronogram Fiction Contest winner and two Magazine Merit Award winners. Discover new markets and help fuel the resurgence of this time honored literary form. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Qigong with Nadiya Nottingham

Tuesday, September 11 7:00-8:00 pm  NOTE: This program has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.  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. Program fee: $5.00 Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Birding Backpacks

To promote use of the trail by day hikers and local people, the Pawling Library offers birding backpacks for checkout. The backpacks are available to anyone to check out with their library card. Each backpack includes binoculars, books on wildlife, and maps of the local area. We hope that the backpacks will promote use of the Appalachian Trail by people near and far, who can come to enjoy the Trail as an invaluable resource. Thanks to the Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Community for providing books and backpacks.