Bubble Bus Party!

Looking for something to do while schools are closed on Tuesday, October 11? Got a preschooler or toddler who loves to dance and bubbles? Bubble Bus Party Free! Register here Tuesday, 10/11 on the day off from school 1:00-3:00 PM at Pawling Recreation’s Lakeside Park 2 Lakeside Drive, Pawling NY 12564 Join us on 10/11 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM for a special visit from the Bubble Bus. This one-of-a kind bus sprays hundreds of thousands of bubbles and is like no other bubble experience. A huge hit for all ages, the bubble bus is a fun time for kids to dance, run, and pop their way through a field of bubbles. In addition, the Pawling Library team will be on hand connecting our bubble play back to learning, getting kids to think about mindfulness and stress relief through bubbles and books! This outdoor event will take place outdoors at Lakeside Park, weather permitting. All ages welcome to drop in for part of all of the two hour event. Sending your child to Pawling Recreations’...

Library Director Search

Our current library director has left for a new position. If you are interested in becoming our next library director, please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs/ to read the job description and to submit an application. Interested candidates should apply on our website by Monday, October 11.

Free Family Concert by the Lake: Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could

Literacy Heroes Family Concert: Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could (Families and all ages) Saturday, 9/24, 1:30 -2:15 PM during Pawling Rotary’s Fall Festival *This event held at Lakeside Park, 2 Lakeside Drive, Pawling, NY 12564* 3-time Grammy nominees, Brady Rymer and the Little Band that could are stellar performers, creating upbeat, fun music ideal for the whole family. Join us, free on Saturday, September 24, 1:30 – 2:15 PM at Lakeside Park for a 45 minute show by Brady and the band during the Pawling Rotary Fall Festival. Bring your own seating for this fall edition of music by the lake, partially sponsored by the library, Pawling Rotary, Dutchess County and Pawling Recreation. Drop-ins welcome. No registration is required, though we’ll send you helpful updates and reminders if you register in advance! Register here.

Fall Youth Programs – Registration Now Open!

Our Fall programs are just around the corner! Registration for child and teen programs for our fall cycle, Sept. 24 – Nov. 19 starts today, Monday, 9/12! Register anytime after this date. Children’s Programs: For more information on our programs for children birth – grade 4, visit our Current Children’s Programs Page. Register online from this portal, our calendar, or by contacting Children’s Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444. Registration is preferred for all programs in the children’s department. Drop-ins will be accommodated whenever possible, though drop-in participation is not guaranteed. Teen/Tween Programs: Visit our Teen Programs page for information on this fall’s series of events for youth ages 10-18. Register from our calendar or through the teen programs page. For more information, contact Young Adult Programming Coordinator, Maureen Meltzer-McGrath at teen@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444. Registration is required for all programs in the Young Adult Department.  

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Stop by the Library throughout September to get a Library card and new card applicants will be entered into a raffle to win a basket of books! There are baskets for adults, teens, big kids and little kids because everyone can get a library card with proof of address. With your card, you can borrow books, movies, video games, audio books, museum passes and more!

Check out our Final Drafts!

This summer, a group of children ages 4-12 worked hard with a team of volunteers, their parents and caregivers, and our staff to write and illustrate their own books! Over 9 weeks, the youth worked on rough drafts, edited, and finalized their projects. They learned about character development and perspective taking, adding in details about how characters feel into their plots. Our team couldn’t be more impressed by their final products and perseverance! Thanks to sponsorship by Dutchess County and the NYS Office of Child and Family Services, each child will receive a free published copy of their book to keep. Take a look at the drafts and covers of some of our participants’ soon-to-be released books!

Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation

Thursday, September 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Wednesday, September 7, 14, 21 & 28 2:15-3:15 pm Instructor: Tina Orgera Click the links below to register for Line Dancing or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. Fridays: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/line-dancing-at-pawling-recreation-9/2022-09-02/ Wednesdays: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/line-dancing-at-pawling-recreation-8/2022-09-07/   Do you enjoy line dancing or want to learn? It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to this or experienced. Spend an hour dancing while listening to a variety of tunes. Line dancing is not just entertainment, it’s also a good form of exercise. Please join us. Be good to yourself and have some fun. Joy is healthy, too!   The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation for this program.   2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564 845-855-1131 Email: recreation@pawling.org http://pawlingrec.com

Inspiring Non-Fiction Works by Women (Book Club) Online Program

Wednesday, September 21 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Inspiring Non-Fiction Works by Women or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/inspiring-works-by-women-writers-book-club-online-program-9/2022-09-21/   The book club will be discussing Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy.   Are you interested in reading and discussing non-fiction books, mainly autobiographical, by women? Then this is your Book Club! This is an opportunity to read about real life accounts of extraordinary women and most of it first hand through memoirs and autobiographies. We’ll begin each discussion by offering up some tidbits and questions to get us started and then it’s an open forum. Our hope is that together we will get to know, not only important women in history, but women who are brave, creative, passionate, and original thinkers. It does not matter how expert you are with the works or the authors. If you love the idea of reading and discussing non-fiction books by women who have powerful and inspiring stories to share this might be the perfect place to begin. Maybe...

The College Applications Timeline – What To Do & When / Online Program

Presented by Priyanka Shingala Wednesday, September 28 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The College Applications Timeline or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-college-applications-timeline-what-to-do-when-online-program/2022-09-28/   The college applications process can sound complicated with all its moving parts: SAT/ACT testing, college searches, tours, essays, interviews, and so on. In this program, Priyanka Shingala of Let’s Talk College, LLC will provide an updated overview of the process, and cover the exact steps you should take to stay on track, and even get ahead. This program is geared towards parents of all high school students, particularly 10th-12th graders. Topics include, but are not limited, to: With universities going test-optional, should you take the SAT or ACT? College Tours: What should you look for and what questions should you ask? Personal statements/supplemental essays/interviews; Getting a head start on the admissions process; A breakdown of priorities and a timeline of 9-12th grades; and Helpful resources to guide you through the process.   About our presenter: Priyanka Shingala has been working in the test prep...

Body System Disorders: The Urinary System – Balancing Doshas to keep Systems Regulated / Online Program

Presented by Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Thursday, September 29 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The Urinary System or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.   https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/body-system-disorders-the-urinary-system-balancing-doshas-to-keep-systems-regulated-online-program/2022-09-29/   The urinary system filters blood – ridding it of excess nitrogen, urea, salts, and water – and creates urine as a waste by-product. It also keeps chemicals, such as potassium and sodium, and water in balance. The organs of the urinary system include the kidneys, renal pelvis, ureters, bladder and urethra. When the body breaks down foods containing protein (meat, poultry and certain vegetables) urea is produced. It is then carried in the bloodstream to the kidneys, where it is removed along with water and other wastes in the form of urine. Other important functions of the kidneys include blood pressure regulation and the production of erythropoietin, which controls red blood cell production in the bone marrow. Kidneys also regulate the acid-base balance and conserve fluids. Disorders of the urinary system include: kidney disease, kidney infection, kidney stones,...