Meet a Ballerina Story Hour

Friday, 2/28, 1:00-2:00 pm Local ballerina, dance teacher, and reading role model Rachel Hamdan will stop by the library for a very special story hour. She will bring costumes, shoes, and go over a few basic moves with attendees. In addition, she will read a favorite dancing story book and discuss why she LOVES to read! We suggest families discuss what questions kids may want to ask Rachel, as there will be time for Q&A. Caregivers are required to remain in the library for the duration of the program. Registration is required. Interested in joining? Visit our registration portal online or stop by the circulation desk.

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

with Stephanie Mauro Thursday, February 20 6:30-8:00 pm At this presentation you will learn: 1) How to maximize their student’s potential to receive scholarships, grants and other forms of merit-aid. 2) The importance of the SAT & ACT tests and how colleges value them. 3) What the more selective colleges really want to see on a student’s application. 4) The difference between the FAFSA and CSS Profile financial aid forms and how they affect the cost of college. 5) What financial aid really means to a family and how need is determined. 6) The parental and student assets that take away from qualifying for financial aid. 7) How the financial aid system works and why it’s important to have an expected family contribution (EFC) calculated before a student visits colleges. 8) We will go over a timeline to successfully complete the college planning process and how it’s possible to attend a private college for a public college price. 9) Plus much, much more! Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or...

ACME Gives Back to the Library

For the month of February, every time a reusable $3.00 Give Back Where It Counts Bag is sold at the ACME store in Patterson, The Pawling Library will receive a $1 donation. This is a great way to raise awareness, support the environment and fundraise for the library. Plus, the timing couldn’t be better with the plastic bag ban set to go statewide shortly. Thank you to ACME for supporting the Pawling Library.

hoopla is here

Your Pawling Library card now offers you free access to streaming content through hoopla. While the focus of hoopla (like Kanopy) is movies, hoopla does also offer TV shows, comics, music, eBooks, and audiobooks. Unlike Overdrive, there is never any wait time for eBooks and audiobooks on hoopla. For more information or to get started, go to https://www.hoopladigital.com/ The Pawling Library would like to thank the Pawling Community Foundation for providing a grant that allowed us to introduce streaming video to our patrons.

Hiking 101 with Eric Harvey

Tuesday, February 11 7:00-8:00 pm Hiking 101 is intended as a presentation for people with little or no previous experience who are interested in hiking. Topics to be discussed will include planning a trip, clothing to wear, and gear to bring along. Questions will be encouraged. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Heart Ornaments: Sculpting Workshop

Two Sessions: Friday, January 31 (Sculpting) & Friday, February 7 (Painting) Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Have a heart, and give a heart to make someone happy. The hearts we’ll be making will be donated to The Pawling Resource Center. …and please make a heart for yourself, too! Thank you for your talent & generosity. Age 7 & up Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Thursday, February 6 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 adult@pawlinglibrary.org. “This publication (product) was supported by (or “in part by”) funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.”

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 adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

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 mlkday.gov. 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 adult@pawlinglibrary.org.