Climate Education Project

Presented by  Robert Whittaker Wednesday, August 28 7:00-8:00 pm This presentation is a live in-person educational discussion of the essential facts we need to know to understand global warming and climate change, including mankind’s role in causing it, the realistic consequences, and what we can do to prevent, or at least mitigate, those consequences. It was created for non-scientists, so no minimal level of science background or knowledge is necessary, and questions are encouraged. Topics Covered Is the Planet Getting Warmer? * Potential Causes of Global Warming * Changes in the Amount of Carbon Dioxide in the Air * Rates of Change of CO2 Historically by Nature vs. Today * Causes of CO2 Emissions into the Air * Comparison of CO2 Emissions: Human vs. Natural * Acknowledgment by Fossil Fuel Companies * Scientific Consensus * Fracking * Consequences * Job Creation * Barriers to Action against Global Warming * What We Can Do Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Ready for Kindergarten!

Ready for Kindergarten is an upcoming free program, open to any child entering kindergarten this September. Thursday, August 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm  – Ms. Neena Let’s get excited for the first day of school! We’ll sing songs, read stories, and do activities–all related to kindergarten. Children will meet other kindergartners and boost their excitement for starting school! Parents and caregivers not required, but welcome.  Registration is preferred. Contact us at 845-855-3444 or to sign up.

Lyme and tick-borne diseases: 2019 update

Presented by Dr. Kenneth B. Liegner Tuesday, August 20 7:00-8:00 pm Discover what’s new in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme tick-borne diseases. Dr. Liegner is the author of In the Crucible of Chronic Lyme Disease. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Thank you to all who have participated in our American Creed-inspired presentations!

If you have not yet filled out a questionnaire from any of our three programs, please kindly answer one or all of the questions listed below, and / or make any additional comments. A brief comment is all that is needed, but we do welcome lengthier answers. Your responses are very helpful to us in gathering information that will be presented to the American Library Association grant committee. Please email your answers to Donald at The  photograph was taken of Lonna Kelly interviewing Ron Steinman during her program Hudson Valley Art Speak. Mr. Steinman was our guest host in June for a special film screening and discussion of the PBS documentary American Creed. Click on the link to watch the episode. Questions: 1. What do you think unites us as a nation? 2. What are your hopes and concerns for your community and/or the country? 3. How can we work together to overcome the divisions in our society?

A Summer Virtual Art Show

Friday, August 16 6:30-8:30 pm This unique digital exhibition honors the theme of “Community” – that of our world village and also our artistic hearts. Each artist will give a brief talk. Sculpture by Elisabeth Frischauf, Photography by Lonna Kelly, Illustrations by Donald Partelow Performance of a song, with music by Marian Grudko and lyrics by author/poet Johnny Ray Moore Reading of T.A. Young’s poem, “by the river” and an accompanying sculpture by Kaete Brittin Shaw T.A. Young and Kaete Brittin Shaw have never met – except through their art. There will be a reading of the letters they wrote to each other, which are literary works of art in themselves. Join us for this one-of-a-kind experience! Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. This program is designed to encourage community conversations and its inspiration is based on the PBS documentary American Creed. The film American Creed can be viewed on the web at Register to see our art show by calling the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 or send an email to Donald at

Adult English Classes with Karina Cerna

CLASES DE INGLÉS Tuesdays ( Martes) & Thursdays (Jueves) 9:30 am-12:30 pm Classes run from Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to Thursday, February 6, 2020 Come in and register on September 10th at 9:30 am Cost is only $25 for 120 hours of classes / Costo es solo $25 por 120 horas de clases Total number of classes: 40 NOTE: Students may only pay by check (cheque) or money order ( giro postal) CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION (845) 790-3590 OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES at DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE LLAME PARA MAS INFORMACIÓN (845) 790-3590

Shamanic Workshop

Tuesday, August 6 7:00-8:00 pm Every ancient culture has creation myths which involve animals and half human/half animal creatures which may be helpful beings or fearsome guardians of some treasure, such as the Dragon. The elements of life on Earth are intertwined with ourselves and the beasts of the land, sea, river and air. In other words, we are one with nature. In this workshop we will work with Animal Spirits of both the natural realm and the mythical realm as they relate to where we are working energetically, in the deep reservoir of the Chakras or energy centers of the human body. Nadiya will guide you through a Shamanic Journey to converse with your Spirit Animal and she will help you relate your own experience to what you may need to heal in your life, set foot on a new path or transform what may need to be “composted” from the mud to the garden of your life. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email...

Soul Painting

with Jeanette Rodriguez Wednesday, July 31 7:00-8:30 pm Soul painting is a powerful intuitive, creative practice. This workshop is designed to help you unleash your relationship to your awareness. To acknowledge it, when it speaks to you. Think of it as meditating with a brush in your hand, eyes open! As you awaken this sense you’ll begin to transform, detaching from judgment which allows you to be more in the present moment. Come unlock your intuition and explore from within. This workshop provides a guided meditation with self-energy healing. Please wear comfortable clothing. Material fee: $5.00. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Join Our Team

The Pawling Library is looking to hire a part-time Library Clerk to work at the circulation desk on alternating weeks. If you are interested, you can read more about the position and apply online at Only applications submitted through our online portal will be considered. If you would like more information about applying, please email our library director, Brian Avery at

Music and Movement with Tara Micale

We are excited to announce Musical Munchkins and Tuneful Tykes, featuring special guest musician and teacher, Tara Micale! These special music and movement classes will help support literacy learning and keep families smiling throughout the hot summer! All classes are free, and drop ins are welcome. Musical Munchkins classes are for “walkers” (any child who can stand and toddle on their own) to 2 years old, and Tuneful Tykes is for children 2-3 years old. The first class will be Saturday, July 27th. Second classes will be August 10th. Musical Muchkins: 10:00-10:30 am Tuneful Tykes: 10:35 – 11:15 am Families can attend one or both dates. Program includes songs, fine and gross motor, and musical development. Ms. Tara is a trained music educator, currently pursuing her degree at the The Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. For more information, contact Children’s Programs at or 845-855-3444.