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Our current library director will be leaving for a new position shortly. 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 August 22nd.

Are your tickets entered for the summer reading raffle?

REMINDER: Our first raffle in our Summer Reading Challenge will be 7/15! If you’ve been logging your reading online or with a paper log, you’ve been earning raffle tickets to win prizes in our raffles! But have you stopped by the library to fill them out and pick up your other prizes? Want a chance to win? Kids and teens who have leveled up in the Summer Reading Challenge will need to stop by the library before 7/15 to pick up prizes and enter their raffle tickets or contact program coordinator Neena to redeem their tickets. Adult participants do not need to stop by; their tickets are automatically entered for them! For the 7/15 raffle, you could win tickets to games from awesome area teams like the Hudson Valley Renegades, New York Red Bulls, and Danbury Westerners. Got questions? Out of town or unable to stop in to redeem tickets? Contact Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org to find out about entering the raffle when you can’t come in. Thank you to the...

New Nature Preserve Deer Pond Farm – hiking, birding & more / Online Program

Tuesday August 16 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Deer Pond Farm or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/new-nature-preserve-deer-pond-farm-hiking-birding-more-online-program/2022-08-16/ Learn about the CT Audubon Society’s beautiful new nature preserve Deer Pond Farm that’s located only minutes from the Pawling Library in Sherman, CT. There are over 15 miles of trails to explore on 850 acres spanning Pawling, NY and Sherman, CT. Deer Pond Farm’s director, Cathy Hagadorn, will lead this informational / educational presentation. She will provide an overview of what to expect and enjoy when visiting on your own, on one of our many guided programs as well highlights of our environmental conservation work here and with community partners.   About our presenter: Cathy Hagadorn is the Director of Deer Pond Farm. Cathy, joined the Connecticut Audubon Society in the fall of 2015. In her first year, she served as the director of the Coastal Center at Milford Point. In 2017 she was then chosen to direct the newest sanctuary, Deer Pond Farm. Cathy is responsible for all...

Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation

Wednesday, August 10, 17, 24 & 31 2-3 pm Instructor: Tina Orgera Click the link below to register for Line Dancing or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/line-dancing-at-pawling-recreation-3/2022-08-10/   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 Works by Women Writers (Book Club) / Online Program

Wednesday, August 17 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Inspiring Works by Women Writers 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-8/2022-08-17/   The book club will be discussing Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin.   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...

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club / Online Program

Tuesday, August 23 4-5 pm Click the link below to register for Tuesday Afternoon Book Club or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/tuesday-afternoon-book-club-online-program-19/2022-08-23/ The book club will be discussing The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies. This afternoon book club is all about connecting with others just like you who have a passion for reading. Connect with friends and make new friends. We look forward to seeing you for an hour of friendly conversations. Book selections are agreed upon by our members. Please join us.

The Great Swamp: The Wonder in your Backyard / Online Program

Presenter: Dr. James Utter Thursday, August 25 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The Great Swamp or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-great-swamp-the-wonder-in-your-backyard-online-program/2022-08-25/ Discover the magnificence of the Great Swamp, one of largest freshwater wetlands in New York State.

¡Latinos Unidos en Pawling!

Presentado por Inginia Jackson y Madelyn Ortiz martes 30 agosto / 7-8 pm Favor de notar: Este programa se llevará a cabo en Pawling Recreation (Lakeside Park). El primer taller de comunidad en Español.   Se puede registrar en el calendario de la biblioteca en nuestra página de internet o contactar a Donald, nuestro Coordinador de Programas de Adultos a su correo electrónico adult@pawlinglibrary.org. También, se puede registrar en persona o llamando a la biblioteca al 845-855-3444. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/latinos-united-in-pawling/2022-08-30/   En este taller, aprenderá sobre la organización sin fines de lucros Camino al Éxito Project For All y su misión para crear una variedad de servicios importantes para la comunidad Latina. Los asistentes tendrán la oportunidad de proporcionar información sobre sus intereses y necesidades para próximos talleres.   Acerca de las presentadoras:   Inginia Jackson tiene una maestría en Educación Especial y actualmente es una maestra bilingüe para el distrito de Bedford en Westchester. Con una pasión próspera para servir a la comunidad, la Sra. Jackson ha desarrollado diferentes talleres comunitarios en el distrito de Bedford...

Summer Reading Ideas for Elementary Readers

Summer is the perfect time to crack open a new book! Lola the library owl and our team have put together a list of favorite reads for children, summer 2022. They are sorted based on average reading levels and interest levels for preschool – grades 5+. Check it out here for some great summer reads! Lists like these aren’t the only way to find accessible reading material for any child’s ability level. Looking for more books at your child’s reading level? For new readers, we offer leveled booklets and Easy Reader books in our ER section (in the picture book area). New readers can start with the level A booklets and work their way up! Plus, Easy Reader (ER) books feature accessible language, simple sentence structure, and visual clues that help developing readers grow. These books are great for students entering kindergarten – 2nd grade in Fall 2022. Got a chapter book reader? There’s lots of chapter book options that are leveled too! Check out our leveled reading lists in English  and Spanish for suggested...

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

Wednesday, July 20 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Inspiring Works by Women Writers 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-7/2022-07-20/   The book club will be discussing To Kill a Mockingbird & Go Set a Watchman!, by Harper Lee.   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...