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Library Re-Opens February 12th

Starting on Friday, February 12th, the Pawling Library will once again be open to the public. On the 12th, we will move to stage 5 of our re-opening protocols. Up to ten patrons at a time will be 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 5 and more information about our re-opening procedures, please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/ During stage 5 we will continue to offer contactless checkout in our courtyard. For more information please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/contactless-checkout-with-mylibro/

Have you tried Wonderbook?

Wonderbooks are here! Wonderbooks are children’s books with ready-to-play audiobooks already inside. Take one off the shelf and press play. It’s never been more fun to read along! Our new Wonderbook collection features several read-alongs with text and audio delivered in both English and Spanish. It’s a great way for kids to learn a new language and for native Spanish speakers to enjoy the magic of Wonderbook read-alongs. View the library’s LISTEN ALONG (orange) Wonderbook collection in the picture book section or search wonderbook in our catalog to find out more.

FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Friday, March 5, 12 & 19 Time slots: 5:00-6:00 pm / 6:00-7:00 pm / 7:00-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/free-english-esol-online-tutoring-7/2021-03-05/ Once you are registered Karina will email you a Zoom link. You can use Zoom on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. One space is available for each class. Please indicate what day and time you’d like to make an appointment. Thank you! This publication was supported in part by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.

Meet Princess Elsa!

Announcing our Princess/Superhero Series: Meet Elsa Featuring favorite characters like Elsa, Wonder Woman, and Princess Leia, join us live or request a recording of storytimes to watch anytime. Watch live on Facebook! : Second Thursday of the month, March-October, 4:30 – 5:00 PM EST Click here to join our Facebook Live Group and watch. Watch anytime: A recording of the program will be available on Facebook shortly after the event premieres. Not on Facebook? Click here to request a recording that will be delivered straight to your inbox! Want to give your child an experience they’ll never forget? Become friends with a real princess or hero as they read, sing, tell engaging stories, and play games together — Plus, she will respond to your child’s live comments by name! Join us for the first Virtual Live Storytime in our 8-month series, featuring Princess Elsa! Watch live on Thursday, March 11th, at 4:30pm to participate in the interactive experience and be automatically entered to win a video call from Princess Elsa herself! Schedule of special guests: March 11 – Princess Elsa...

Social Security 101: Everything you wanted to know / Online Program

A FREE workshop from Social Security. Presented by   Vincent J. Scocozza Public Affairs Specialist Monday, March 8 1-2 pm Click the link below to register for Social Security 101 or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. At this workshop you’ll learn:  When are you eligible to receive retirement benefits? How does early retirement affect your benefits? Do you qualify for disability, survivors, and spouse benefits? How do you get the most from your benefit? What is the future of Social Security? When should you file for Medicare? Learn how to use my Social Security online account and other online services. You should go to http://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccountto create a my Social Security account and print out your Social Security Statement before attending the workshop. About our presenter: Vincent J. Scocozza has 10 years of experience providing information and guidance about Social Security, Medicare, & Online Services.  He currently services NYC, Westchester County, & Lower Hudson Valley.  http://SocialSecurity.gov

An Evening with Author Ann Pearlman / Online Program

Wednesday, March 10 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for An Evening with Author Ann Pearlman or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/evening-book-conversations-online-program-2/2021-03-10/ Pulitzer Prize nominee, writer Ann Pearlman, will be joining us for a special book discussion of her best selling novel The Christmas Cookie Club. In addition to discussing the novel, participants will be able to have a conversation  with the author about her extensive and exciting career. About the author: Ann Pearlman is eclectic, a writer in several genres and an artist in several media. Getting Free: Women and Psychotherapy was written with two colleagues and used as both a consciousness-raising book in the women’s movement and a college textbook.  Keep the Home Fires Burning: How to Have an Affair With Your Spouse, garnered the attention of the Oprah Winfrey Show and other TV talk shows. Her memoir, Infidelity, was nominated for a National Book Award, a Pulitzer Prize, and made into a Lifetime movie by Lionsgate: Dzanc Books reprinted a new edition in August 2018. Inside the Crips, with a foreword...

Black History in the Children’s Collection

Looking for books to read with your children this Black History Month? We’re highlighting books by Black creators this February. This selection list includes biographies of Black trailblazers and game changers, important moments from our history, and collections of tales and folklore passed down through generations. Interested? You can request any of these books through the links below. ***Starred choices are available as digital downloads in hoopla or Libby! Thank you to Angie Webb for curating this list. Biographies Little leaders: bold women in Black history. By Vashti Harrison (Request it here) *** (Digital version) Before she was Harriet: the story of Harriet Tubman by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Request it here) Sojourner Truth: ain’t I a woman? by Pat McKissack (Request it here) Promises to keep: how Jackie Robinson changed America by Sharon Robinson (Request it here) Althea Gibson: the story of tennis’ fleet-of-foot girl by Megan Reid (Request it here) Rosa by Nikki Giovanni (Request it here) *** (Digital Version) The story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Johnny Ray Moore (Request it here) Bad news for outlaws: the remarkable life of...

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research / Online Program

Thursday, February 18, 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/healthy-living-for-your-brain-and-body-tips-from-the-latest-research-online-program/2021-02-18/ This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging: cognitive activity, exercise, diet & nutrition, and social engagement. We will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do now to improve or maintain our overall health. This  program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. For further information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Friday, February 12 & Friday, February 19 Time slots: 5:00-6:00 pm / 6:00-7:00 pm / 7:00-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/free-english-esol-online-tutoring-6/2021-02-12/ Once you are registered Karina will email you a Zoom link. You can use Zoom on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. One space is available for each class. Please indicate what day and time you’d like to make an appointment. Thank you! This publication was supported in part by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.

Art-Room: A Gathering of Artists / Online

Friday, February 19 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Art-Room or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/art-room-a-gathering-of-artists-online/2021-02-19/ Enjoy lively discussions with your fellow artists about projects and techniques.  We look forward to seeing you soon. Allow your artistic passion to follow its creative bliss!