Winter Celebrations

Sunday, December 2 4:00-8:00 pm A program featuring winter celebrations observed by Indian, Jewish, and African American communities. The festivals of Diwali (India), Hanukkah (Judaism), and Kwanzaa (African American) each feature elements of light to illuminate elements of belief and understanding. Join us to learn more about these unique observances through displays and food. This program is partially funded by the Robert R. Chapman Grant of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and the Stewarts Holiday Match. NOTE: Winter Celebrations will take place at the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association. The HWLCA is located at 239 Route 292 in Holmes, NY. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Teen Programs in December

Register now for teen programs happening during the month of December. On the schedule we have Game Nights, a DIY Mason Jar Holiday Decoration, M&M Pixel Art, Minecraft, and a New Year’s Party! Find more information here. Register at the Pawling Library, by calling (845) 855-3444, or by emailing Kate at teen@pawlinglibrary.org  

Hanging Ornaments: Sculpting Workshop

Design an ornament for a holiday, as a gift, or perhaps for yourself to be enjoyed throughout the year. Come join us and be creative! Free Program Two Sessions: Sculpting: Friday, November 30 6:30-8:30 pm Painting: Friday, December 14 6:30-8:30 pm Please note: This sculpting workshop is for adults. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Yin Yoga & Meditation with Maria Polhemus

Wednesday, November 28 7:00-8:00 pm Feel the peace by being present in the moment. Quiet and calm your mind and body. Experience your genuine self. Please join us for a relaxing session of Yin Yoga followed by Meditation. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Program fee: $4.00. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Relaxation through Color

Wednesday, November 28 1:00-3:00 pm We look forward to the holiday season but this time of the year can also be a stressful one. For many people, coloring is a relaxing activity. At this afternoon program, we’ll be focusing on feeling better in the moment by coloring mandalas while listening to calming music. Printed mandala designs and pencils will be provided. NOTE: This program will take place at the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association. The HWLCA is Located at 239 Route 292 in Holmes, NY.  Relaxation through Color is an adult program and registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Free Stuffed Animal Making

There are some last minute openings in our FREE BUILD-A-BEAR style program! Every child leaves with a free stuffed penguin they’ve created themselves. Open to children 2.5 – 6 years. Interested in joining? Call the library at 845-855-3444 to see if the spaces are still available. Saturday, 11/10, 4:30-5:30 pm – Ms. Neena, Main Library and Annex As the weather gets colder, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good story and a good friend! Find both during Penguin Pals. We will read and sing our favorite penguin stories and songs and end the day with a new penguin friend, stuffed at the library, Build-A-Bear style. A caregiver is required to remain during this program.  

Reflexology

Tuesday, November 27 7:00-8:00 pm Reflexology involves applying pressure to and massaging certain spots on the feet, hands and ears that correspond to and can have a healing effect upon internal organs. With repeated Reflexology sessions, this relaxing and stress-relieving procedure can bring about an improvement in health and one’s overall well-being. Discover for yourself, the benefits of reflexology. Find out if this alternative non-invasive healing practice is right for you. 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 Thursday, November 8 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.

It’s PARTY TIME! The Beautiful Elephant

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 5:30 pm-6:15 pm– Main Library It’s time to party! Celebrate the release of a new local children’s book with us! Stop in for light refreshments, children’s activities, and the first ever library reading of “The Beautiful Elephant!” This wonderful story highlights the importance of loving yourself, and self care; great messages for children and caregivers alike. Local author/illustrator team Jennifer Lohrfink Morfea and Erik Draw will be in the library to read the story aloud and demonstrate how they create the words and pictures together. We will have crafts, a raffle for prizes, and even snacks–all free! Families with children of all ages are welcome, but the book will be of most interest to children ages 6 and up. An adult must remain in the library with children under ten at all times.

Psychic Messages

Tuesday, November 6 7:00-9:30 pm Receive insightful messages from loved ones and spirit guides. Discover how your future will unfold. *If possible, please bring an item or photograph that has a connection to the spirit you wish to receive a message. Program fee: $20.00. 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.