Closure Notice (updated 6/3/20)

The library has been closed to the public since Saturday March 14 We will remain closed through at least Wednesday June 10th Association libraries received permission to resume on-site work on June 1st We are busily preparing the library to begin contactless checkout as soon as we can do so safely and effectively At this time, you are encouraged to return any checked out items to the library’s two book drops. (One is in front of the library building, and the other is outside the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association.) Details about our re-opening policies and procedures, please visit our re-opening page: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/ If you have book donations to drop off prior to the library reopening, please text Karen at (845) 600-5031 to arrange a drop off time.  

Trustee meeting will be online

The June 11th meeting of the library’s board of trustees will be conducted digitally. If you would like access to the meeting, please contact the library director, Brian Avery, by emailing director@pawlinglibrary.org

Now Available: Children’s June Virtual Programs

Register for June Children’s Programs Now! While we prepare for a fuller summer schedule of virtual and take-home programs, we’re keeping up our live weekly programs for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary students through June. Live opportunities: sensory, story hours, and after school activities Check out our live opportunities in our June 2020 Live Programming Guide. Register online at this link or email children@pawlinglibrary.org for assistance. All programming will be held virtually over Zoom or Discord. Click here for information on system requirements. Interested in programs that you can do anytime, anywhere, without video? Check out our Anytime Programs

Phased Reopening

The Mid-Hudson region has begun the reopening process, and the library is eagerly getting things ready so that we can serve you in person once again. We hope to begin with contactless checkout, though we are still waiting for state approval for our library type. At this time, you are encouraged to return any checked out items to the library’s two book drops. (One is in front of the library building, and the other is outside the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association.) You can read about our re-opening plans, policies, and procedures by visiting https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/

Qigong with Nadiya Nottingham

Monday, June 8 4:00-5:00 pm Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is a Taoist system of physical movement that is both ritual and exercises, breathing techniques and focused intention. It is an ancient form of energy enhancement and is the basis of Tai Chi. It is perhaps the most under-estimated form of self-development and yet one of the most profound and deeply healing on all levels.  It is understood in Traditional Chinese Medicine to boost the immune system and help release blocked energy in the meridians, the organ branches within the body. Please join us for this gentle, life enhancing practice. Enhance your life. About our presenter: Nadiya Nottingham is a certified Medical Qigong Practitioner by Robert Peng and a Qigong teacher by Masters Liu Dong and Liu He of the Linggui School in Portland, OR. Nadiya’s deep heart teachings spring from her own struggles as a young woman. She has overcome addiction, survived an attempt on her own life at age 15, and at age 62 she has many authentic, tried and true life teachings to share...

D-Day: The Mighty Endeavor / Online Event

Presented by Jeffrey Urbin Wednesday, June 10, 6:30-7:30 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for D-Day: The Mighty Endeavor or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.  https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-65/2020-06-10/   On June 6th 1944 the world held its collective breath as the largest military armada ever assembled stormed the Normandy beaches to breach Hitler’s Atlantic wall. This presentation examines the planning and execution of the battle that turned the course of the war and changed world history. About our presenter: Jeffrey Urbin is the Education Specialist and Director of the Pare Lorentz Film Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York where he is responsible for developing all of the Library’s education offerings ranging from second grade to college and adult learning programs. In addition, he provides training, programs and presentations for teachers and assists museum educators across the country in developing educational programs for their own museums. He has been a pioneer in developing distance learning programs for the Presidential Library System for which he received a...

An Elephant and Piggie Mystery: LIVE! (Grades K-4)

Thursday, 5/28, 4:00 – 5:00 pm Gerald and Piggie hear something..but what is it? Can you help them figure it out? This active game requires paper and a pencil or markers to participate. Registration is required. Click here to register online or contact children@pawlinglibrary.org   All live programming will be held over Zoom, so an internet connected device is required. Caregivers must be present while setting up the connection and remain in the same room as participating children under 5 years during programming. We encourage caregiver participation in all our live programs, as our staff is not able to monitor children’s internet activity while live. Registration is required and connection details will be provided privately after registration to help maintain class security. New to Zoom? You will need to download the app to your device in advance of your first live program. Visit https://zoom.us/download to find the right connection for your device. Contact us children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-350-2771 for assistance.

School Thank You and Budget

This month we received two items of note from the Pawling Central School District. The first is a thank you letter for partnering with them to give out care packages to families participating in their meal distribution. You can read the letter here: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Letter-of-thanks-to-Brian-Avery-and-Pawling-Library-May-2020.pdf We also received a copy of their proposed 2020-2021 budget. You can read it here: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Pawling-CSD-Budget-Document-2020-2021-reduced-file.pdf

Live Stories and Songs!

Live Stories and Songs (Ages 0-5 and a caregiver) Wednesday, 5/13 and 5/27, 10:30-11:00 am Live on Zoom Best for ages 2-5, though younger children and their caregivers are welcome. Join Ms. Neena for a chance to sing, hear a live story, and socialize with other children! Registration is required. Click here to register online or contact children@pawlinglibrary.org for assistance.     All live programming will be held over Zoom, so an internet connected device is required. Caregivers must be present while setting up the connection and remain in the same room as participating children under 5 years during programming. We encourage caregiver participation in all our live programs, as our staff is not able to monitor children’s internet activity while live. Registration is required and connection details will be provided privately after registration to help maintain class security. New to Zoom? You will need to download the app to your device in advance of your first live program. Visit https://zoom.us/download to find the right connection for your device. Contact us children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-350-2771 for assistance.

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: Balancing the Microbiome

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Tuesday, June 2 7:00-8:00 pm Ayurveda believes a balance of body, mind, and spirit will naturally result in a strong immune system that combats pathogens. Being out of balance results in a weakened immune system allowing illness to develop. Balancing our microbiome – the bacteria, viruses, and fungi that exist in our bodies – is critical to our health. And, nourishing not only our body, but also our mind and spirit is key to the health of our microbiome. Come and discover: How the microbiome effects body, mind, and spirit Why mental attitude & emotions effect the microbiome and immune system Ways to keep the microbiome in balance How to nourish our bodies with proper diet and nutrition – seasonally Lifestyle habits that support a strong immune system and healthy microbiome   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...