Stage 7 Re-Opening

On Saturday May 1st, the Pawling Library entered Stage 7 of our re-opening protocols. This means we are resuming limited, socially-distant in-person programming. Up to 14 visitors are permitted into each building. Each person must wear a mask and may stay for up to one hour per visit (or longer, if nobody is waiting for a turn to use the library). For the six guidelines to follow during stage 7 and more information about our re-opening procedures, please visit We recognize that not everyone is ready to return to our building. During stage 7 we will continue to offer contactless checkout in our courtyard. For more information please visit

Centennial Jazz Concert

The Pawling Library is hosting a free jazz concert on the Village Green on Saturday May 22nd, 1-3 PM. Why is the Pawling Library kicking off its year-long centennial celebration with a New Orleans Jazz band? Because in 1921, when the library received its Charter from the New York State Board of Education, what was known then as Dixieland Jazz, was all the rage all over the country! In the early twentieth century, the Great Migration of talented Black and Creole musicians who left New Orleans to seek a better life in the north, brought this vibrant musical genre to Chicago, Philadelphia and New York. And what better way to celebrate our one hundred years of service to our community than to shout out our excitement with this “brassy” introduction to our thrilling year of programming and events brought to you by the generosity of the Oliver S. and Jennie R. Donaldson Charitable Trust. While you’re celebrating with us, dance on over to the information tent where we will be sharing our program schedule for...

T. S.  Eliot’s The Waste Land: Performance by Marian Grudko and Roger Hendricks Simon / Online Program

Friday, May 14 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The Waste Land or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Published in 1922, The Waste Land has widely been revered as one of the most important poems to emerge from this time period. It is brought to life in a performance by theater legend, actor, director Roger Hendricks Simon and  actress, author Marian Grudko. Following the show will be an interactive discussion. Roger Hendricks Simon is a founding member of the Yale Repertory Company, who went on to direct and act for Joe Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, London’s Royal Court Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, La Mama, Roundabout, Los Angeles Theatre Center, PBS, BBC-TV, National Public Radio and many more. Elected to Notable Names in American Theatre, Roger directed international premieres by Tennessee Williams, Sam Shepard, David Hare, Terrence McNally, Lanford Wilson, and William Saroyan. He has directed John Lithgow, John Travolta, James Earl Jones, and James Woods, to name but a few. Roger is the founding...

Vaccine Appointments at T-P

On Wednesday May 19th, Dutchess County will be offering the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine at the @TrinityPawling fieldhouse. Walk-ins accepted, but appointments preferred. Sign up for an appointment:

Chronic Fatigue/Adrenal Fatigue: Fantasy vs Reality / Online Program

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500 Tuesday, May 18 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Chronic Fatigue / Adrenal Fatigue or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   When you are so exhausted that you cannot get through the day; when a good night’s sleep leaves you tired upon waking; when there is no evidence of any underlying medical condition; when your doctors (you’ve seen many) say it’s all in your head; what can you do?    Come and discover: Why these syndromes are so controversial  The reality of these syndromes and treatment plans that do work  How to determine the underlying cause(s)  The connection with yeast, parasites, pathogens, toxins, and heavy metals Vitamins, supplements, and herbs that can help  Diet, nutritional, and detox guidelines to follow that reverse the symptoms    About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY. With over 35 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician,...

I Remember When / Online Program

Wednesday, May 19 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for I Remember When or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at This special panel discussion program features a group of people, our friends and neighbors, who have lived in Pawling for some time. They are with us to share stories of their lives. Please join us not only to listen but to share your stories of what life was like back then in this quaint place nestled in the Hudson Valley, that we call home. The Pawling Library celebrates 100 years of service to our community.  We celebrate the people who make our community.

Trustee meeting at the park

The May 13th meeting of the Pawling Library’s Board of trustees will take place at the pavilion in Lakeside Park at 6 PM. Members of the public are welcome to attend, provided that they adhere to social distancing requirements.

Community Survey

The Pawling Library is conducting a survey to help us understand how people use the library and how we can serve them best. We would love to have your input as we chart our future. Go to to leave your feedback.

Notice of Public Statement Hearing

The New York State Public Service Commission is seeking public comment regarding two proposals filed by Department of Public Service Staff in the Gas Planning Proceeding. The proposals may be reviewed online at the Department of Public Service web page, by searching under Case 20-G-0131. Any person wishing to provide a public statement at a hearing must pre-register electronically or by telephone.

Summer: One Community, One Book: The Great Gatsby with Stephanie Rogers / Online Program

Wednesday, June 9 6:30-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for Summer: One Community, One Book: The Great Gatsby with Stephanie Rogers or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   The Pawling Library is Celebrating its Centennial. For this program we are not only commemorating our library’s anniversary but bringing  people together through their passion for great literary works.  We have selected four classic novels, one for each season, that were popular in the 1920s when our library first came into being.  Our presenter, Stephanie Rogers, will be reading an excerpt  from each novel and then lead a Q & A for our audience. Stephanie Rogers is the author of The Horse I Belong To: How a Misused and Almost Forgotten Grade Mare Showed Me the Way.  The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with our neighbors Pawling Recreation, the Book Cove and the Pawling Resource Center.  To participate in this program, order a copy of The Great Gatsby through our library. You can also support our partner, the Book Cove,...