Lyme and tick-borne diseases: 2019 update

Presented by Dr. Kenneth B. Liegner Tuesday, August 20 7:00-8:00 pm Discover what’s new in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme tick-borne diseases. Dr. Liegner is the author of In the Crucible of Chronic Lyme Disease. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Thank you to all who have participated in our American Creed-inspired presentations!

If you have not yet filled out a questionnaire from any of our three programs, please kindly answer one or all of the questions listed below, and / or make any additional comments. A brief comment is all that is needed, but we do welcome lengthier answers. Your responses are very helpful to us in gathering information that will be presented to the American Library Association grant committee. Please email your answers to Donald at The  photograph was taken of Lonna Kelly interviewing Ron Steinman during her program Hudson Valley Art Speak. Mr. Steinman was our guest host in June for a special film screening and discussion of the PBS documentary American Creed. Click on the link to watch the episode. Questions: 1. What do you think unites us as a nation? 2. What are your hopes and concerns for your community and/or the country? 3. How can we work together to overcome the divisions in our society?

A Summer Virtual Art Show

Friday, August 16 6:30-8:30 pm This unique digital exhibition honors the theme of “Community” – that of our world village and also our artistic hearts. Each artist will give a brief talk. Sculpture by Elisabeth Frischauf, Photography by Lonna Kelly, Illustrations by Donald Partelow Performance of a song, with music by Marian Grudko and lyrics by author/poet Johnny Ray Moore Reading of T.A. Young’s poem, “by the river” and an accompanying sculpture by Kaete Brittin Shaw T.A. Young and Kaete Brittin Shaw have never met – except through their art. There will be a reading of the letters they wrote to each other, which are literary works of art in themselves. Join us for this one-of-a-kind experience! Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. This program is designed to encourage community conversations and its inspiration is based on the PBS documentary American Creed. The film American Creed can be viewed on the web at Register to see our art show by calling the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 or send an email to Donald at

Adult English Classes with Karina Cerna

CLASES DE INGLÉS Tuesdays ( Martes) & Thursdays (Jueves) 9:30 am-12:30 pm Classes run from Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to Thursday, February 6, 2020 Come in and register on September 10th at 9:30 am Cost is only $25 for 120 hours of classes / Costo es solo $25 por 120 horas de clases Total number of classes: 40 NOTE: Students may only pay by check (cheque) or money order ( giro postal) CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION (845) 790-3590 OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES at DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE LLAME PARA MAS INFORMACIÓN (845) 790-3590

Shamanic Workshop

Tuesday, August 6 7:00-8:00 pm Every ancient culture has creation myths which involve animals and half human/half animal creatures which may be helpful beings or fearsome guardians of some treasure, such as the Dragon. The elements of life on Earth are intertwined with ourselves and the beasts of the land, sea, river and air. In other words, we are one with nature. In this workshop we will work with Animal Spirits of both the natural realm and the mythical realm as they relate to where we are working energetically, in the deep reservoir of the Chakras or energy centers of the human body. Nadiya will guide you through a Shamanic Journey to converse with your Spirit Animal and she will help you relate your own experience to what you may need to heal in your life, set foot on a new path or transform what may need to be “composted” from the mud to the garden of your life. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email...

Soul Painting

with Jeanette Rodriguez Wednesday, July 31 7:00-8:30 pm Soul painting is a powerful intuitive, creative practice. This workshop is designed to help you unleash your relationship to your awareness. To acknowledge it, when it speaks to you. Think of it as meditating with a brush in your hand, eyes open! As you awaken this sense you’ll begin to transform, detaching from judgment which allows you to be more in the present moment. Come unlock your intuition and explore from within. This workshop provides a guided meditation with self-energy healing. Please wear comfortable clothing. Material fee: $5.00. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Join Our Team

The Pawling Library is looking to hire a part-time Library Clerk to work at the circulation desk on alternating weeks. 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

Music and Movement with Tara Micale

We are excited to announce Musical Munchkins and Tuneful Tykes, featuring special guest musician and teacher, Tara Micale! These special music and movement classes will help support literacy learning and keep families smiling throughout the hot summer! All classes are free, and drop ins are welcome. Musical Munchkins classes are for “walkers” (any child who can stand and toddle on their own) to 2 years old, and Tuneful Tykes is for children 2-3 years old. The first class will be Saturday, July 27th. Second classes will be August 10th. Musical Muchkins: 10:00-10:30 am Tuneful Tykes: 10:35 – 11:15 am Families can attend one or both dates. Program includes songs, fine and gross motor, and musical development. Ms. Tara is a trained music educator, currently pursuing her degree at the The Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. For more information, contact Children’s Programs at or 845-855-3444.

Multi-Generational Legacy Planning

Presented by Kwabena Amo-Nyarko Wednesday, July 24 7:00-8:00 pm You are invited to attend Multi-Generational Legacy Planning, a complementary, informational workshop created specifically to explore an estate planning opportunity designed to provide for your children, your grandchildren and your own retirement. At this free presentation you will learn how to: *Create a legacy for your grandchildren *Provide a source of supplemental income for your children *Structure an arrangement where premium advances are returned to you Please join us! Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Graphic Novel Book Club

Tuesday, July 23 7:00-8:00 pm The book club will be discussing Prince of Cats, by Ronald Wimberly. The Graphic Novel Book Club is an adult book club that meets monthly to discuss comics and graphic novels. We will select from a wide variety of titles – indie and foreign comics to classic superhero storylines. Whether you are just getting into comics or a life-long reader, you’ll find good conversation and something new to read. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at