Afternoon Hatha Yoga with Maria Polhemus

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 pm. Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise. Come spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Each session ends with a guided meditation. Program fee:$4.00. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Martin Luther King Day

The Pawling Library will be closed on Monday January 20th, 2020, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. We will re-open at our regular time (10 AM) on Tuesday. To learn more about Martin Luther King, visit The King Center online. Information on the Martin Luther King Day of Service can be viewed at The Pawling Library has copies of the autobiographies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. You can put yourself on the waiting list for her book or his through our online catalog.

Yin Yoga & Meditation

Wednesday, January 15 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. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Stream videos using Kanopy

The Pawling Library now offers streaming videos through Kanopy. Any Pawling resident with a library card can watch up to four movies a month by visiting Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles,film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, MusicBox Films, Samuel Goldwyn,The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. This service is completely free for patrons, and is supported in part by a grant from the Pawling Community Foundation.


Tuesday, January 14 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. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Window Sill Penguins: Sculpting Workshop

Two Sessions: Friday, January 10 (Sculpting) & Friday, January 24 (Painting) Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Penguins love snow and ice but sometimes they just like watching winter from a cozy window. Please join us and make your own penguin that fits on a window sill. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Age: 7 & up. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Register for Winter Children’s Programs

  New Programs slated to begin January 21!  Important dates: Lottery registration (online and in-person): January 8-15 Rolling Registration as space is available: January 16 onward. The current cycle will run nine weeks: January 21- March 21 For more information on what programs are available, check out our Winter 2020 Programs Guide or online calendar.  We offer educational, fun, and low-cost programs for children 0-10 years old. Differentiation is important to us.That’s why we offer programs for all stages of development–small groups for specific ages. From early literacy story time for toddlers to STEAM clubs for elementary kids, there’s something for all ages at the Pawling Library. Lola the library owl is so excited about these new programs! • Dog Tales: Read with a Therapy Dog  •  Meet a Ballerina • Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets •      How to register: Register online here (opens January 8) Register in person at the library circulation desk Email a copy of the registration form to A version of this form is available in Spanish here A...

Meet a Veterinarian

Meet a Veterinarian Wednesday, 1/15, 1:00-2:00 pm Dr. Kanouse, a local veterinarian from Brook Farm Veterinary Center, will stop in with his therapy dog, Nettles. Dr. Kanouse will read a story, answer questions about animal care and his job, and give children the opportunity to interact with his four legged friend and some of his tools. Registration is not required so drop in and invite your friends! For more information, please contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer at or 845-855-3444.

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Thursday, January 9 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.”

Pawling Living Narrative Project

With a new name for its fourth year, the Pawling Living Narrative Project is a joint venture between the Pawling School District and the Pawling Library. It is an opportunity for members of the community to connect with educators and each other to share their stories. The event will take place on Tuesday February 18th, 1-3 PM. This year we will center the entire program around the idea of social and emotional well-being. Possible topics include life changing experiences, favorite past times or other interests, and of course health and wellness. Individuals can volunteer to become “books” that others can “check out” and have an engaging conversation on the topic chosen by the “book”. They will also have the opportunity to act as “readers” by selecting “books” to “check out” for themselves. In other words, you choose something from your life or experience that you think others might be interested to hear, and then other people people sign up to discuss it. Each conversation lasts about 20 minutes and includes one to five other people....