Yes, we are open

The Pawling Library will be OPEN normal hours during Veterans Day weekend (including Monday). Please come make use of the library for your information needs. If you would like to more know about Veterans Day itself, you might want to check out this handy primer from the United States Office of Veterans Affairs (a.k.a. the VA):

A Spirit Circle: Connecting to the Other-Side

Wednesday, November 13 7:00-9:30 pm with Psychic Medium Star In a Spirit Circle you will sit in a friendly environment and receive information, guidance, messages, physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. You may connect with your spirit guide, angels or a loved one who needs to get a message across. These circles will heighten your level of spiritual awareness and your connection to the Universe. 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. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Tuesday, November 12 & Thursday, November 14 1:00-4:00 pm Tutoring is available for both adults and teens. Sessions are for one hour. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at “This publication (product) was supported by (or “in part by”) funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.”

Medicare Orientation

A free educational seminar with Maggie Kwet Aging Information Services Specialist Dutchess County Office for the Aging Tuesday, Nov 12 6:30-8:00 pm At this presentation you’ll learn: * When to apply for Medicare so that benefits are in place when you need them. * What to expect from your Medicare benefits. * What you are required to do and so much more. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Avoiding all kinds of Scams

Presented by Brian Jones Outreach Coordinator Dutchess County Office For the Aging Monday, November 4 2:00-3:00 pm At this free program you’ll learn how to protect yourself from the many ways criminals take advantage of people through online scams, phone scams, door-to-door scams, Medicare fraud, and more. Don’t be a victim. Educating yourself is the best defense against scams. Please join us for this very important presentation. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Young Adult Interactive Movie Night featuring “The Witches”

Tonight, October 30th 6:45-8:15 PM, in the library Annex our young patrons (10-18 years) are invited to watch and participate in “The Witches”. Based on the novel by Roald Dahl of the same name and produced by Jim Henson! A list of call and response interactions will be encouraged during the viewing to make the experience interactive. Our teens will enjoy popcorn and laughs as they witness the adventure of Luke, an unlikely hero, as he tries to thwart the evil plans of the powerful Grand High Witch! Get in the Halloween spirit with this cinematic classic! If you a know a teen that would like to attend contact Phil at or call 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 Wednesdays and alternating Saturdays. 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

Free Breast and Prostate Cancer Education

Tuesday, October 29 7:00-8:00 pm Are YOU unsure of when to be screened for BREAST CANCER? Do YOU know the risk factors for PROSTATE CANCER? The Breast and Prostate Cancer Peer Education Program provides education to men and woman ages 50-74 about breast and prostate cancer. Learn more about: • The risks for breast and prostate cancer • When and where to be screened for breast cancer • How to obtain free breast cancer screening if uninsured • Why older men should talk with their doctor about prostate cancer The Breast and Prostate Cancer Peer Education Program is part of a state-wide effort using local, peer educators to speak with men and women in their communities about breast and prostate cancer. Supported with funds the New York State Department of Health, this education initiative aims to help women better understand the need for regular breast cancer screening, and access screening if appropriate, and educate men about prostate cancer and encourage them to speak to their health care provider. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library...

Access Universal Class with Your Library Card

Universal Class offers lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. You may take multiple classes and learn at your own pace.

The Blue Olive: Autumn Recipes

Wednesday, October 23 7:00-8:30 pm The Pawling Library will host The Blue Olive for another special event exploring the many ways to use extra virgin olive oil and aged vinegar. Co-founder John Canevari will lead an interactive tasting seminar to guide the class through several unique palette-pleasing recipes. Guests will have the opportunity to taste each recipe and take notes on the preparation and cooking process used to create each dish. The Blue Olive is excited to share brand new products and fantastic recipes from their test kitchen with new cooks and experienced chefs alike. Program fee: $10.00 Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at