English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Friday, February 2nd 2:00-5:00 pm Tutoring is available for both adults and teens. Sessions are for one hour. To schedule an appointment with Karina register at the front desk or call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444. This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program.
with Stephanie Mauro of College Planning 101 Tuesday, January 30th / 7:00-8:00 pm In this seminar, parents will learn what the differences are between the FAFSA and CSS Profile financial aid forms and how they affect the cost of college. What financial aid really means to a family and how need is determined. We will go over the parental and student assets that take away from qualifying for financial aid. How the financial aid system works and why it’s important to have your expected family contribution (EFC) calculated before your student visits colleges. When a parent leaves this seminar they will understand the federal and private loan programs and there are two case studies showing how college planning makes a difference. Don’t miss this informative seminar! Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.
Holmes resident and local author Jennifer Lohrfink Morfea and illustrator Erik Draw stop by the library to read their book, The Little Hyena. The event includes a Q&A, and Erik will demonstrate his illustration techniques live. Attendees will have the chance to win signed copies of their books and participate in a fun animal art project, led by the author. Children K-4 and their families are welcome to attend. Caregivers invited, but not required. Join us and support your local community–Saturday, January 27th, 4:30-5:30 pm. Registration not required but preferred. For more information, contact Neena at email@example.com or call 845-855-3444.
Tuesday, January 23 / 7:00-9:00 pm Doors open at 6:30 pm Presented by the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response and Department of Behavioral & Community Health *Acquire the tools and resources to better prepare for any type of disaster. *Learn how to respond accordingly in a disaster and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. *Each family will receive a free Citizens Preparedness Response Kit. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information: (845) 486-2080 / www.dutchessny.gov Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.
The books for the Middle and High School Battles of the Books have been officially released! If you are considering joining the middle or high school battle team, you can get a head start on reading now! Beginning in February, the library will host a Battle of the Books Book Club for the middle school books. We will meet every first and third Thursday from 5:00-6:00 to discuss one of the books. You do not have to plan on joining the team to be a part of the book club, and if you cannot make the book club you can still join the team if you come to practices in the summer. More information about the battle and the lists of books can be found at www.pawlinglibrary.org/teenprograms/battle/ If you are considering joining one of the teams this year or have questions about Battle of the Books, contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winter program session begins on January 16, and you can register now for teen programs! We are offering a variety of programs, from Minecraft Monday to Blogging to DIY club. See the full list of programs and information on signing up at www.pawlinglibrary.org/teenprograms/ We also have several different volunteer opportunities. Become a Library Legion and help staff with library procedures, be a Book Buddy and work with our new, struggling, and reluctant elementary aged readers, or come to Project Do Something on Friday Nights to do small community service projects. See more information on volunteering at www.pawlinglibrary.org/community-service/
With a new year comes a new selection of children’s programs. Registration for Winter 2018 children’s programs is now open! Register with our lottery from January 5-January 10. If you miss this window, don’t worry! You can still sign up for programs as space is available. To enter the lottery for program placement, download and fill out our registration form here or stop by the library to pick up a copy in person. This form can be returned to the library by fax, email (at email@example.com), or in person at the circulation desk. Registration forms in Spanish are available at the front desk. To find out more details about the programs available between now and March, see our Winter 2018 Programs Guide. Program placements will be made available on or before January 15th. Programs run nine weeks, from January 16th-March 16th. Late registrations will be accepted as space is available, and can be completed in-person, by calling the front desk at 845-855-3444, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, or with questions about programs, please consult Ms. Neena at...
The Pawling Library and Pawling Central School District are hosting the second annual Human Library Project on Friday, January 12 from 12 PM to 3 PM at the Pawling Middle School. You can sign up to attend the event and “read” human books. Human books share their stories with small groups of up to four people. The event connects human books with educators and members of the public in order to enhance relationships and foster open communication among individuals. To sign up as a reader, follow the link below and take the survey. Some books may fill up faster than others, so please be advised that we will accommodate everyone as best as we can. https://pawlinglibrary.polldaddy.com/s/human-library-project-registration-public
English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Friday, January 12th 2:00-5:00 pm Tutoring is available for both adults and teens. Sessions are for one hour. To schedule an appointment with Karina register at the front desk or call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444. This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program.
Tuesday, December 12 / 7:00-8:00 pm Some books just scream “Self-published.” How can you avoid this, when creating your own precious book? Marian Grudko, storyteller, composer and book editor, has distilled the key elements that go into making not only a professional-grade manuscript, but a finished product that looks traditionally published. By following her expert guidance, you can make your book look like it came off the presses of one of the Big Five (publishers, that is!) As a bonus, storyteller Marian Grudko will read excerpts from one of the books she edited and published, The Fairy Tale Book of Bifford C. Wellington, by T.A. Young. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.