Masks Highly Encouraged

Starting Wednesday June 23rd, the Pawling Library will be relaxing its safety restrictions. Fully vaccinated individuals may use their best judgment about whether to wear a mask, but masks are highly encouraged. All public computers are available for use, and we will be open for our normal hours of operation. For information about how to become fully vaccinated, please visit https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/Vaccine-Appointments.htm Patrons who do not wish to come into the library may still sign up for contactless checkout at https://tinyurl.com/courtyardcheckout Patrons unable to visit the library may sign up for homebound delivery by calling the library at (845) 855-3444 or emailing Tom at circ@pawlinglibrary.org Have questions? Call the library at (845) 855-3444.

Make Gel Stars

This October, we’re hosting some exciting after school programming for youth ages 6-10! Mad Science: Gel Creators (Ages 6-10 years) Thursday, 10/28, 4:00-5:00 PM – Digital/Kit Learn about gels & how they are made as we do science together over Zoom. Harden liquids like magic and show off your creations to other kids. Supplies and instructions will be provided, though caregiver supervision is recommended, especially for developing readers. Registration required. Click here to find out more/register. 

Poetry Workshop: The short poetic form in the last 100 years / Online Program

Presented by Marian Grudko Wednesday, October 27 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Poetry Workshop or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/poetry-workshop-the-short-poetic-form-in-the-last-100-years/2021-10-27/ In honor of the Pawling Library’s centennial celebration, this Poetry Workshop will examine the use of the short poetic form from the 1920’s to our present day. We will define several of the shorter forms, including haiku, haibun, tanka, acrostic, cinquain and villanelle. During the writing segment, we will choose one, and create a poem. Assignments may be completed at home and brought to our next workshop. About our presenter: Marian Grudko is the author of Lucinda Snowdrop and co-author of Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups, with T.A. Young. She is also a composer and storyteller, and her work can be seen on her new and evolving YouTube channel.

Meet Hudson Valley Veteran Tommy Zurhellen

Thursday, October 28 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Meet Hudson Valley Veteran Tommy Zurhellen or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/meet-hudson-valley-veteran-tommy-zurhellen/2021-10-28/ Professor Tommy Zurhellen will read excerpts from his memoir The Low Road: Walking the Walk for Veterans. Following his reading will be a Q & A and book signing. In 2019 Tommy Zurhellen walked across America to raise awareness on veteran suicide and homelessness in our country. All proceeds from his memoir go directly to helping veterans in need through the VetZero project at Hudson River Housing. https://the-low-road.square.site/   We thank Pawling Recreation for partnering with our library to make this very special in-person presentation possible. Pawling Recreation is located at 2 Lakeside Drive in Pawling. https://pawlingrec.com/info/default.aspx  

COME TOGETHER PAWLING: Viewing of TED TALK video Your Elusive Creative Genius & discussion / Online Program

Monday, November 1 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for COME TOGETHER PAWLING or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/come-together-pawling-viewing-of-ted-talk-video-and-discussion-online-program-4/2021-11-01/ Each month, in a respectful and open environment, we’ll explore a new topic led by a different community leader. At the start of the program, we’ll be watching a 20-minute TED TALKS video, entitled Your Elusive Creative Genius by Elizabeth Gilbert. Following the viewing, we’ll open up a group discussion led by Diane Ingram. Our wellness as individuals and as a community depends on continued sharing, support and conversation in times of celebration as well as in times of conflict. Come Together and join us in fostering deeper conversations, listening to disparate experiences and points of view in the realm of challenging context such as racism, sexism, bipartisanship, whiteness and social justice. We understand that these conversations could be difficult to have, and believe that by coming together to find the willingness to listen and learn, we can aspire to create a stronger Pawling, where ALL community members feel safe,...

Four Seasons of Shade in the Garden / Online Program

Presented by Philomena Kiernan of Cornell Cooperative Extension Tuesday, November 2 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Four Seasons of Shade in the Garden or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/four-seasons-of-shade-online-program/2021-11-02/ Designing gardens around trees and buildings can provide unique challenges. Learn how to garden with different kinds of light and planting conditions, and learn about many plants that thrive in the shade, when they flower, and how they work together.

Getting Published 101 / Online Program

Monday, November 8 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Getting Published 101 or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/getting-published-101/2021-11-08/ Author Maya Gottfried offers advice for submitting your writing for consideration to websites, magazines, and agents (if you’re seeking a book deal). She shares her experience as the author of three children’s books, one nonfiction book for adults, and numerous articles and essays. About our presenter: Maya Gottfried is the author of three children’s books, including Good Dog and Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary (both published by Knopf), as well as the adult nonfiction lifestyle guide Vegan Love. Her essays have appeared in media outlets including Oprah Daily, The Washington Post, and Stat (Boston Globe Media).

Allowed to Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Animals from Farm Sanctuaries / Online Program

Presented by Isa Leshko Tuesday, November 9 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Allowed to Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Animals from Farm Sanctuaries or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/allowed-to-grow-old-portraits-of-elderly-animals-from-farm-sanctuaries-online-program/2021-11-09/ Photographer Isa Leshko will be reading excerpts from her book Allowed to Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Animals from Farm Sanctuaries accompanied by her stunning photography. Following the presentation will be a Q & A. About our presenter: Isa Leshko https://www.isaleshko.com/ is an artist, writer, and activist whose work examines themes relating to animal rights, aging, and mortality. She has received fellowships from the Bogliasco Foundation, the Culture & Animals Foundation, the Houston Center for Photography, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography. She has exhibited her work widely in the United States, including shows at 516 Arts, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Houston Arts Alliance, the Houston Center for Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Photographic Resource Center, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography. Her prints are in...

Theater and Film of the 1920’s and ’30’s As Seen By My Dad – NY theater illustrator and cartoonist Harold K. Simon / Online Program

Presented by Roger Hendricks Simon Tuesday, November 16 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Theater and Film of the 1920’s and ’30’s As Seen By My Dad or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/theater-and-film-of-the-1920s-and-30s-as-seen-by-my-dad-ny-theater-illustrator-and-cartoonist-harold-k-simon/2021-11-16/ At the turn of the 20th century, artist Harold K. Simon created a variety of works of art for Broadway and the famed Radio City Music Hall in the form of posters, playbills, and magazine illustrations. He was also a theatrical cartoonist, and his art appeared in publications such as the Daily News, and the New York Daily Mirror, just to name a few. His son, actor, director, Roger Hendricks Simon, will be reminiscing about the gifted career of his talented father, and how he interpreted theatre & film through his art during the 1920s and 30s. Celebrate a century of the Pawling Library. Please join us for this fascinating and bittersweet program. About our presenter: A founding member of the Yale Repertory Company, Roger Hendricks Simon went on to direct and act for Joe...

Inspiring Works by Women Writers (Book Club) / Online Program

Wednesday, November 17 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Inspiring Works by Women Writers (Book Club) or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/inspiring-works-by-women-writers-book-club-3/2021-11-17/ The book club will be discussing The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan. Are you interested in reading and discussing novels, plays, and poems by women? Then this is your Book Club! This is a fun opportunity to indulge in some great works by women writers. We will begin each discussion with a little background history and tidbits on each female writer. I’ll ask a few questions to get us started and then it’s an open forum. My hope is that together we gain a little more insight into these books (and perhaps the authors as well). Some of these books you may know well. Some may be books you always meant to read and never got around to! It does not matter how expert you are with the works or the authors. If you are passionate about discussing books and would like to build up...

Ayurveda and the Winter Season: Preparing for and Thriving in the Dark and Cold / Online Program

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500 Tuesday, November 30 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Ayurveda and the Winter Season or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/ayurveda-and-the-winter-season-preparing-for-and-thriving-in-the-dark-and-cold-online-program/2021-11-30/ Ayurveda defines health as a balance of body, mind, and spirit. But how do you stay in balance during the winter months when all you want to do is hibernate? How can you prevent from getting sick, or even thrive, during flu season? Is there any help for SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder? Ayurveda has some specific methods for getting through.   Come and discover: Why you may be feeling mentally, emotionally, and physically tired as temperatures drop and what to do about it The connection between fatigue and your adrenals Foods that support and enhance your adrenal and thyroid function Foods to stay away from during winter months