Let’s Get Organized

Helpful tips on managing your clutter and time.         Tuesday, August 22 7:00-8:00 pm Presented by Sydney Leone Community Health Educator & Medicare Partnership Development Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Teen Outdoor Takeover Moved Inside

Due to a high chance of thunder storms  this evening, Teen Outdoor Takeover, scheduled from 5:00-7:00, will be held inside the main library. Teens may join us to use the library computers or play board games in the library.  

End of Summer Celebrations!

We have entered the final week of summer children’s programs. To celebrate the end of a fantastic summer, we will be holding not one but TWO celebrations! Join Ms. Neena and Ms. Martina for the last two events of the summer–The End of Summer Carnival and The Solar Eclipse Picnic. End of Summer Carnival: (Sunday, August 20th, 1-3 pm): All summer, the teens and families of Pawling have been working hard with Kate and Martina to create a family friendly carnival. Come celebrate the end of the summer with a celebration the whole library is in on! We will also have tons of prizes and snacks for all to enjoy. Solar Eclipse Picnic: (Monday, August 21st, 1-4 pm): The Great American Solar Eclipse is August 21st. Join us for our viewing event and some fun suitable for all ages. While we observe the phases of the eclipse, we’ll make our own Solar Eclipse book to take home. A variety of snacks and free solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided to all registered event attendees. Remaining glasses and snacks will be...

An Entertaining History of Cartoons

Presented by cartoonist Chris Siemasko Saturday, August 12th / 2:00-4:00 pm Please join us for an afternoon of animated entertainment for humans of all ages. Hand selected by cartoonist and amateur historian Chris Siemasko, these shorts span the last century. In addition to the films, Chris will be sharing with us his very creative background. About our presenter: Chris Siemasko has been working in the field of animation since 1999 on projects ranging from web cartoons, commercials, television shows and feature animation. In addition to his work as an animator, Chris has also directed, drawn storyboards, written screenplays, created shows, voiced characters, created motion graphics and designed characters and graphics. Some of his many credits include the films Rio, Epic, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Ice Age: Continental Drift. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.


Laptop Available for Checkout

The Pawling Library now offers one laptop available for checkout within the library. This laptop can be used anywhere within the building for up to four hours. This is a great option for someone who wants to do some uninterrupted work a little farther away from the hustle and bustle of the circulation desk and public desktop computers. The laptop runs Windows 10 and is equipped with with Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Adobe Acrobat. It also uses the same software as the desktop computers to wipe out any information added or changed, as long as you restart the computer at the end of your session. For more information or to see the laptop checkout agreement, please ask at the circulation desk.

Successful Aging

Presented by Brian Jones Outreach Coordinator of Dutchess County Office of the Aging Monday, August 7 2:00-3:00 pm What steps can you take to ensure the best possible quality of life as you age? What factors contribute to having the highest levels of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in adults? Successful Aging is not just about living a long life, but in making sure the life we do lead is the most rewarding and fulfilling life possible, no matter how long we live. It is never too late (or too early) to start taking the steps to help you age more successfully. The Office for the Aging has gathered 12 strategies to help you achieve this goal and deliver them in a PowerPoint presentation called Successful Aging. Please join us. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.


Presented by Bohdanna Murynec Wednesday, July 19 / 6:30-8:30 pm Zentangle is an easy to learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. The Zentangle Method can be used to reduce stress, increase focus and creativity and provide artistic satisfaction. Using simple strokes a pattern can be reproduced by anyone – even those who doubt their artistic abilities. Material Fee: $8.00. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.  

Teen Outdoor Takeover will be indoors tonight

Due to a chance of rain and scattered thunderstorms, Teen Outdoor Takeover will be Teen Indoor Takeover this evening. From 5:00-7:00, teens going into 6th grade and older are invited to join us to play board games in the annex. 

Radio Updates

Did you know that you can learn about what’s happening at the library by listening to Pawling Public Radio? Every weekday at 9 AM and 1:30 PM, Pawling Public Radio broadcasts a short summary of upcoming events and other library news. The announcements are recorded once every two weeks, then repeated. So if you listen every day, you will definitely get a sense of deja vu. On the other hand, if you miss a broadcast, you will get plenty more opportunities to listen. You can, of course, also learn more about what’s happening at the library by clicking on the “Events Calendar” link at the top of the page.

Pick up the Pawling Record

The Pawling Library is a pickup location for Pawling’s free local newspaper, the Pawling Record. The current issue is the June 30th issue. This represents the second of three monthly issues published this summer. In the fall, the Pawling Record will be published weekly. Pick up the Pawling Record for information about what is happening at the library and elsewhere in the community. For more information about the paper or to access a digital version, visit them online at https://www.pawlingrecord.org/