Summer’s End Rockstar Bash/Library Birthday Party!

8/26, 1:00-3:00 pm, Main Library and Courtyard — Ms. Carla, Ms. Kate, and Ms. Neena All ages welcome. Free activities for children and teens. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Celebrate the end-of-summer, programs, AND the Library’s birthday with us! Teen volunteers have worked hard all summer to put together some rockin’ activities. Get the superstar look at our hair chalking and temporary tattoo stations, or explore our cardboard maze. Join in as we sing “Happy Birthday” and eat some cake! The event will conclude with our annual prize raffle. Up for grabs this year: a Kindle Fire 7, the chance to pie Ms. Neena in the face, and back-to-school baskets.

Update on tick-borne Illness

Presented by Dr. Kenneth B. Liegner Wednesday, August 22 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. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Psychic Messages and Healing Circle

With Shaman Elka Boren Psychic Medium Healer of Angel Aura Spiritual Boutique Tuesday, August 14 7:00-9:30 pm Receive insightful messages from loved ones and Spirit Guides. Learn of Circumstances and Events that are unfolding in your Life. In this Circle you will experience a powerful healing vortex which is opened for this group. Participants will receive messages and healings. Program fee: $20.00. Elka Boren: From an early age in Panama and for the past 30 years has had a natural healing ability to connect and communicate with the unseen world. Her energetic healings and clairvoyance remove blockages on all levels. NOTE: This program will take place at Angel Aura Spiritual Boutique, located at 12 West Main St in Pawling. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

What is Ayurvedic Medicine? And how does it compare with Western (Allopathic) Medicine?

Tuesday, August 7 7:00-8:00 pm Ayurveda is thought to be the world’s oldest healing system and is referred to as “mother of all sciences.” It encompasses life in its totality and epitomizes a true body-mind approach to health and wellness. Ayurveda defines health as a balance of body, mind, and spirit. Imbalance results in disharmony and illness can result. Come and discover: *How Ayurveda can work with allopathic medicine to achieve balance and harmony. *The science behind naturopathy (natural therapy) and how it integrates with Ayurveda. *Ways to determine if you are out of balance. *Simple things you can do to achieve balance and harmony in your life. About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500, is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY. With over 30 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America and is the recipient of the Dhanwantri Award, his...

The Human Body is Designed to Self-Heal

Friday, August 3 7:00-8:00 pm NOTE: This program will take place at the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association. The HWLCA is Located at 239 Route 292 in Holmes, NY. Phone: 845-878-6302. What signals does YOUR Brain use to communicate with you? Your body is your business; your brain: the CEO. Your brain speaks in whispers and shouts to get YOUR attention. Why? So that you can get out of your own way and help your body do what it does naturally. Join Dr. Nancy Iankowitz for an informative & interactive experience to help YOU learn the language of your body and brain. About our presenter: Dr. Nancy Iankowitz DNP, RN, FNP-BC is a board certified family nurse practitioner, director of Holistic and Integrative Healing LLC. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Stress Reduction Seminar with Dr. James Sideris

Tuesday, July 31 7:00-8:00 pm. Discover easy ways to remove unwanted stress and feel like your true self again. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

To be Rescheduled….Family Concert/Songwriting Program

The upcoming Lydia Adams Davis Family Concert and the Songwriting class scheduled for Wednesday, July 25th, at the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association are cancelled. Instead, we will be rescheduling the events for later in the summer. We look forward to working with Ms. Davis later in the summer. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes interested attendees. For more information about the events or the rescheduled date and time, please contact Children’s Programs’ Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at or 845-855-3444.    


(Writing, Plays, Films and Novel), Acting and Directing International Theatre, Film/TV- novelist playwright Sarah Levine Simon (recently deceased) and actor/director Roger Hendricks Simon. Tuesday, July 24 7:00-8:00 pm Mr. Simon will discuss Ms. Levine Simon’s recent novel WINGED VICTORY and their theatre and film work in NYC, L.A., London and internationally. About our presenter: Roger Hendricks Simon played Bernie Jacobs in Oliver Stone’s WALL STREET, MONEY NEVER SLEEPS (Blue Ray DVD) opposite Michael Douglas and Josh Brolin, he previously received critical acclaim for playing the lead role in Best Feature and Audience Favorite award winner THE SUBLET. A graduate of Yale School of Drama and founding member of Robert Brustein’s Yale Rep Co. in ’67, he was elected to Notable Names in American Theatre for directing, acting and producing for Yale Rep, Joe Papp’s N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, London’s Royal Court Theatre, Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Lincoln Center, BAM, Edinburgh and Nancy (France) Festivals, O’Neill and Aspen (Co.) Playwrights Conferences, Juiliard Opera and Theatre Depts., LaMama and Roundabout Theatres. Directed John Travolta, John Lithgow,...

Intro to Calligraphy

Presented by Anne Tascio Tuesday, July 17 6:30-8:30 pm NOTE: This class has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 26, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Discover the elegant art of calligraphy. During this free introductory lecture and workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to express your own unique lettering style. Be inspired. Please join us for this fun and relaxing hands on event. All art supplies will be provided. Our presenter, artist Anne Tascio, teaches calligraphy at Bluestone Farm & Living Arts Center in Brewster NY. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Join Our Team

The Pawling Library is looking to hire a part-time Library Clerk to work at the circulation desk on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. 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