Admissions and Financial Aid: What it Takes to get into College Today

with Stephanie Mauro Friday, September 21 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. In this seminar you will learn: *A time-line for success—where you should start in the college planning process. *How important are SAT & ACT tests and how do colleges value them. *What the more selective colleges really want to see in your student’s application. *The financial aid systems and how they work. *How to maximize your student’s potential to receive scholarships, grants, and forms of merit-aid. *How it’s possible to attend a Private College for a Public College Price. Plus much, much more… Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday September 25th is National Voter Registration Day. Volunteers will be on hand at the library all day to assist anyone who would like to register to vote or would like to update their voter registration. For more information about registering to vote, you can visit the New York State Board of Elections http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html For more information about National Voter Registration Day, you can visit https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/

Stop the Bleed

Presented by Joseph A. Ryan Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response   Tuesday, September 18 7:00-9:00 pm Stop the Bleed is intended to encourage bystanders to become empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss by any means necessary. Participants will receive “hands on” training in the proper use of direct pressure, wound packing and tourniquets. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Fall Children’s Programs Registration OPEN

Registration is now open for Fall 2018 Children’s Programs. Programs are available for children birth-fourth grade. Fall will run eight weeks from September 24-November 17, with special December programs to follow. Lottery registration will run September 12-17, with rolling registration to follow as space is available.  Ms. Neena and Ms. Kate are excited for what’s in store and hope you will join them in the library! For more information, or to register, visit our Registration portal at http://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/children/programs/ Due to space restraints, registration is required for most programming. Registration is by lottery. In planning what programs to enroll in, please take note of age and grade restrictions.Interested in receiving updates about new and exciting programs all year long? Sign up for our children’s programs email list at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/childrensemails/

Register now for teen programs!

The time has come to register for the fall session of teen programs! Check out the full schedule of teen programs on our teen page or on our events calendar. Registration will run from September 10 to September 19, and teens will be notified of which programs they got into on September 21. The fall program session will begin on September 24. To register, come into the library, call the library at 845-855-3444, or email Kate at teen@pawlinglibrary.org.

Writing Short Stories

Wednesday, September 12 7:00-8:00 pm Author Timothy Tocher leads a session of strategies, techniques, and conversation on the art of writing short stories. His more than 25 published stories include a Chronogram Fiction Contest winner and two Magazine Merit Award winners. Discover new markets and help fuel the resurgence of this time honored literary form. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Qigong with Nadiya Nottingham

Tuesday, September 11 7:00-8:00 pm  NOTE: This program has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.  Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is a Chinese system of physical postures, 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. Please join us for this gentle practice. Enhance your life. Program fee: $5.00 Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Birding Backpacks

To promote use of the trail by day hikers and local people, the Pawling Library offers birding backpacks for checkout. The backpacks are available to anyone to check out with their library card. Each backpack includes binoculars, books on wildlife, and maps of the local area. We hope that the backpacks will promote use of the Appalachian Trail by people near and far, who can come to enjoy the Trail as an invaluable resource. Thanks to the Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Community for providing books and backpacks.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Wednesday, August 29 7:00-8:00 pm This program provides basic information everyone needs to know about memory-loss issues and what they mean for all of us. The program covers warning signs of dementia, differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, how to get a diagnosis, stages of the disease, treatment options, research and services.   Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

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.