(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

Matters of the Heart

Wednesday, July 11 7:00-8:00 pm Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death amongst men and women in the US. In fact the first sign of heart disease in 50% of all cardiac deaths is death itself. However, there is a variety of alternative methods of early detection and natural treatments that most doctors don’t know about. In this lecture Dr. Ken Hoffman will present many cutting edge approaches to detection of early risk, natural treatments that can reverse these risks including diet and lifestyle advice. This lecture is a must if you want to learn how to avoid becoming a statistic. At the end of the lecture, Dr. Hoffman will be doing a free Heart screening using a non-invasive test called the DPA (Digital Pulse Wave Analysis). Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

The Summer Reading Program for Children and Teens Starts Now!

Reading consistently each week during the summer can be enough to stop a child’s reading ability from weakening. No matter your age, reading three or more days a week is ideal. This summer, you can track your reading with the Pawling Library’s Summer Reading Program! To get started, come into the library and pick up a Summer Reading Program Booklet. Our booklets track reading week by week, giving you the freedom to set unique reading goals for your family. If you are away this summer, do not worry! You can track your reading using the Reader Zone app for your Android, Apple, or Kindle device. You can also use Reader Zone on your desktop. Create an account and use the access code pawling-free. Throughout the summer when you participate in our Summer Reading Program, you can receive weekly prizes including forever books, science and craft kits, and more. If you register for the Summer Reading Program by July 2, either by coming in and getting a booklet or by joining the Reader Zone app, you will be...

Chair Moves: Exercises for all Abilities

Presented by Sydney Leone Community Health Educator & Medicare Partnership Development Tuesday, June 26 7:00-8:00 pm Learn and execute chair exercises that can be beneficial for people who have difficulty with weight bearing exercise that can be easily replicated at home. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Calling All Teen Adventurers

Dungeons and Dragons is being added to this summer’s teen program schedule. Teens ages 10-18 can join our band of adventurers on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM in the library. We will be playing Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. No previous experience is necessary. Contact Kate at for more information and to sign up to play.

Children’s Summer 2018 Programs Registration Available

Summer is here, and there’s tons of exciting programs happening for children in the library! From Lydia Adams Davis’ family concert to our Core Literacy Camps, summer programs abound! Registration forms are available now! You can find them here. You can also stop by and pick up a form from the circulation desk or register online through our online portal.  A general guide to our programs can be found here. Registration for our summer session programs runs from Wednesday, June 13th to Monday, July 2nd. Registration is required for all events. The  registration will operate using a lottery system, as in previous years. Come drop off your form at any point during the library’s regular hours at the library’s circulation desk, pick a lottery number, and get ready for summer learning. If you register online, the computer will assign your number for you. Please plan to fill out one form per family. Placement status will be announced by preferred method of contact by July 7th.  Should any questions or concerns arise, please email Ms. Neena at or...

A Conversation with Ron Steinman: 35 Years with NBC News

Tuesday, June 19 7:00-8:00 pm Ron Steinman, winner of the Peabody Award, a National Press Club award, two American Women in Radio & Television Awards, and five time Emmy nominee, will be sharing with us some of his most memorable experiences at NBC. About our presenter: With NBC News for 35 years, I was a writer and field producer on the Huntley-Brinkley show before going to Saigon as bureau chief in 1966 for more than three years, and covering the war off and on until 1973. He served as South East Asia bureau chief based in Hong Kong and then London bureau chief during the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland. He was Washington producer for Today and senior producer on Early Today and in the news division. He is a partner, producer and writer at Douglas/Steinman Productions where he directed the documentaries, “Luboml: My Heart Remembers,” “My Grandfather’s House,” and “The Dance Goodbye.” He is the author of “The Soldiers’ Story,” “The Soldiers’ Story: An Illustrated Edition,” “Women in Vietnam,” “Inside Television’s First War,” and the...

From Memory to Family Memoir

Wednesday, June 6 6:30-8:00 pm Each of us has a wealth of memories. Please join us and learn how to write your family and personal history. Our presenter Robin Lester will help you get started. You can do it. Surprise your children and grandchildren who’ve wanted you to do this. The biggest surprise for you will be in recalling your wonderful life! Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.