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We Are Open

The library entered into stage 4 of our reopening plan on Tuesday July 14th. Up to seven patrons at a time are allowed to enter the library. Each person must wear a mask and may stay for up to one hour per visit. For the six guidelines to follow during stage 4 and more information about our re-opening procedures, please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/

Trustee meeting will be online

The August 13th 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

Words from the Heart: An evening of poetry

with Nancy Chiarello Friday, August 14 7:00-8:00 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to register for Words from the Heart or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-event-8/2020-08-14/ Life is an adventure! You never know where it will take you. Nancy Chiarello has worked in many arenas, from corporate to jewelry sales to becoming a licensed massage therapist. Then – much to her surprise – at the tender age of 70, she began writing poetry…and at 71 started her own podcast! Come hear Nancy tell her story and read from her collection, Soul Writing, including poems like “Finding Your Path,” “The Table”, “Feet”, and the uplifting “The Red Boa” – in which she encourages us to don that iconic scarf and become in our imaginations whoever we want to be.  Listen through your poetic souls, and most importantly, your sense of lightness and fun.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors / Online Program

with Community Engagement Manager Joan Carl Tuesday, August 11 7:30-8:30 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/understanding-and-responding-to-dementia-related-behaviors-online-program/2020-08-11/ During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts to exhibit new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication, and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia. This program will help attendees identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia and learn strategies for addressing common dementia-related behaviors. This program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. For further information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

REVEAL! Donald’s Art

Did you know that Donald Partelow, our adult program coordinator, also illustrates books and creates wonderful art? Well, this last week, as part of our Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Challenge, we let Pawling decide what Donald would draw for our Community. The winning option: “At night I can turn into a monster”   Check out Donald’s take on this super theme below:   Want to vote for what should happen next? Visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/summer-reading-challenge/ to vote in this week’s choose your own adventure, where YOU decide what wild, bright color Ms. Neena, our Children’s Program Coordinator, should dye her hair! The options are bright blue, deep purple, and unicorn pink. YOU decide. By participating, you’ll also be entered in a raffle to win a gift certificate to The Imperial Castle Toy Shop.

REVEAL! Phil’s New Look

Wow! What a vote this week! Teen Coordinator, Phil Prout, let Pawling vote for what historical style he should use for his disguise as he heads back in time to visit his Pawling relatives from the 1800s.  Since there were two winning looks, Phil did them both! Check out our video to see Phil’s new look.   Want to vote for what should happen next? Visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/summer-reading-challenge/ to vote in this week’s choose your own adventure, where YOU decide what special and unique piece of art Donald Partelow creates. Donald serves as the Adult Program Coordinator at our library, and recently illustrated Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grown Ups. One lucky voter will also win a gift certificate to The Book Cove.  

REVEAL! Condiment Conundrum

We let Pawling decide what should be in the messy balloons that our mess monsters threw at Ms. Carla as part of our 2020 Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program. The winner was… condiment filled balloons! So check out the mess as Ms. Carla gets pelted with eggs, sprinkles, jelly, and more! Want to vote for what should happen next? Visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/summer-reading-challenge/ to vote in this week’s choose your own adventure, where YOU decide how Teen Coordinator, Phil Prout, changes up his giant beard and mustache. One lucky voter will also win a gift certificate to Vinny’s Deli.

STRESS AND INSOMNIA: Breaking the Cycle / online event

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Wednesday, July 29 7:00-8:00 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for STRESS AND INSOMNIA: Breaking the Cycle or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/stress-and-insomnia-breaking-the-cycle/2020-07-29/ Reasons for insomnia – whether acute (temporary) or chronic (ongoing) – abound. Stress, anxiety, depression, physical discomfort, pain, illness, side effects from medications, schedule or lifestyle changes, and environmental triggers, are just a few things that can impact sleep. The results are numerous and can result in a never-ending downward spiral of irritability, mood swings, impaired judgement, cognitive functioning, accidents, as well as being a precursor to serious illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, aging, and more. Come and discover: * Causes for insomnia and/or interrupted sleep patterns * Why 8 hours may not be the correct amount of sleep for you * How to regain balance and establish the right sleep pattern for you * If age has anything to do with your sleep pattern * Body types that are more prone to stress and...

Senator Harckham

Senator Harckham Donates Supplies

State Senator Pete Harckham came bearing gifts for the Pawling Library, when he visited on Saturday afternoon, July 18th.  Bringing supplies of hand sanitizer and 100 face masks, he was greeted by Library Director, Brian Avery, and several board members, wearing masks and social distancing in order that his visit comply with all mandated safety protocols. Senator Harckham is an enthusiastic supporter of the Pawling Library, and his most recent grant to the library provided annex improvements, as well as support for a portion of 2019 programming expenses. Brian Avery, Library Director noted, “We were delighted to learn that Senator Harckham was able provide masks and hand sanitizer for the library. He has been a big supporter of Pawling and of libraries, so it should come as no surprise that he thought about our needs during this time. We were pleased that Senator Harckham could visit our library so soon after we reopened. He was able to see some of the long term projects we have been able to take on over the last couple years,...

Online Superhero Escape the Room

It’s time! Our online Superhero Escape Room is ready and waiting to be solved. All ages welcome to play, though the reading level of this escape room may be difficult for developing readers, like those in Kindergarten-second grade. These ages may benefit from the help of a more advanced reader, like an older sibling or adult helper. The questions and challenges, though, they should all be able to manage on their own! Play this escape room any time online between now and the end of the summer. We hope you enjoy it! Quick play tips: We recommend opening each challenge in a new tab and filling out the answer form as you go OR making sure you leave the results of each challenge open after completing it, so you can answer all the questions to escape at the end with ease. Alternatively, you can write down the answers on a piece of paper as you go along and come back to your notes when finished and submitting the answer form. Follow the link to play: https://sites.google.com/pawlinglibrary.org/pawlinglibraryescapetheroom/home