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October 14
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    The Great Give Back: Helping our Community

    10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    -Pawling Free Library-
    11 Broad St, Pawling NY 12564

    The Pawling library is partnering with our friends at the Pawling Resource Center who are in need of your help.

    They are especially in need of the products listed below.

    We are asking that you please donate whatever items you can to our library.

    The Great Give Back is a program that offers our patrons the opportunity to help people in their community.

    Donations will be accepted from Friday, October 1, until Friday, October 15.

    Items needed:

    Toiletries – shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, deodorant
    Paper products – toilet paper, tissues, paper towels
    Baby diapers and wipes

    Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.

    The Pawling Resource Center is located at 126 East Main Street, in the carriage house of the John Kane House.

    Phone: 845-855-3459.

    Toddlers in Training (18-30 months and a caregiver)

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

    Toddlers in Training

    Ages: 18 – 30 months and a caregiver

    Thursdays, 10:00 – 10:45 am –MIXED LOCATION


    Interactive storytime featuring puppets, instruments, and elements of music & movement. Program ends with playtime. This program will be held outside in our courtyard as weather allows but move indoors if conditions are poor. Registration required.

    Join us when you are able and comfortable, whether that’s for one week or all the classes. But please ONLY register for dates you plan to attend, as spaces are limited. Unvaccinated patrons over the age of two years old MUST wear a mask while attending in-person library events. This means children ages 3- 12 must be masked at events, even outdoors. We highly suggest but do not require vaccinated patrons mask up at indoor events.

    For the most up to date information about our policies, visit our website: 

    Afternoon Hatha Yoga / Online

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Thursday afternoons, from 1-2 pm

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at 

    Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise.

    Spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility.

    Each session ends with a guided meditation.

    Program fee: $4.00, per class. 

    Note: We ask that you pay in advance for a full month of yoga classes.

    For  October:  

    One Thursday yoga class a week – $16 per month.

    You can make a non-refundable payment each month using our library’s PayPal  account, by check or money order.

    Please make checks / money orders payable to Pawling Library, and mail to Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling, NY 12564. 

    Make sure enclosed with your payment is your name, and indicate that payment is for Hatha Yoga classes. 

    Thank you so very much. 

    Princess/Superhero Storytime Series: Belle

    4:30 PM-5:00 PM
    Featuring favorite characters like Elsa, Wonder Woman, and Princess Leia, join us live or request a recording of storytimes to watch anytime. This month, our special guest is Belle from Beauty and the Beast!

    About this Event

    Watch live on Facebook! : Second Thursday of the month, March-October, 4:30 – 5:00 PM EST Click here to join our Facebook Live Group and watch.

    Watch anytime: A recording of the program will be available on Facebook shortly after the event premieres. Not on Facebook? Click here to request a recording that will be delivered straight to your inbox!

    Want to give your child an experience they’ll never forget? Become friends with a real princess or hero as they read, sing, tell engaging stories, and play games together — Plus, she will respond to your child’s live comments by name! This is the last in a series of eight programs. Watch live on Thursday, October 14th, at 4:30pm to participate in the interactive experience and be automatically entered to win a video call from Belle!

    Schedule of special guests:

    March 11 – Princess Elsa

    April 8 – Wonder Woman

    May 13 – Princess Leia

    June 10 – Hermione Granger

    July 8 – Pirate

    August 12 – Captain Marvel

    September 9 – Supergirl

    October 14- Belle (Beauty and the Beast)

    Program is designed for ages 3-8, but families with youth of any age are welcome to join and participate! This is a partnership between Parties with Character and the following libraries:

    – Pawling Free Library – Patterson Library – Hurley Library

    – Desmond Fish Public Library – Stone Ridge Library – Pleasant Valley Library

    – Morton Memorial Library and Community House -NorthEast-Millerton Library

    With questions, contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at or 845-855-3444

    National Diabetes Prevention Program / Online

    6:30 PM-7:30 PM

    with Lonna Kelly

    Thursday, October 14
    6:30-7:30 pm

    This program is ongoing throughout the year. Please check our online calendar for the continuing dates. 

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at 

    The Pawling Library and Putnam Independent Living Services are partnering to offer you the National Diabetes Prevention Program. 

    Are you prediabetic? 

    Work with a trained lifestyle coach and a CDC approved curriculum to prevent or delay types 2 diabetes.

    Prevent Type 2 will give you a full year of support to help you to: 

    • Eat healthy
    • Add physical activity to your day
    • Manage stress
    • Stay motivated 


    Please join us. 



    Independent Living Services and the Pawling Library partner to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program Virtually. 

    Luke is one of the 84 million Americans who have been diagnosed with prediabetes, a condition where your blood sugar is high but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. He completed the Prevent Type 2 National Diabetes Prevention Program and had this to say “I’ve lost over 30 pounds.  It’s been a slow, steady change over the year I was enrolled in the Prevent T2 Program at Putnam Independent Living Services. I feel great!” 

    One in three American adults have prediabetes. You can take the CDC Risk Test at / for a quick (2 minute) answer to what your risk is for developing the disease.  If you’re at high risk it’s a good idea to see your health care provider for a blood test.  The good news is that with an early diagnosis prediabetes can be reversed.  With December kicking off the holiday season, it’s a good time to get started.  

    By joining the National Diabetes Prevention Program you’ll learn how to make small changes, like altering your diet and exercising more which can help to reverse prediabetes and prevent type 2 diabetes.  You’ll read labels and make choices, keeping in mind that, if you plan for it, a small serving of your favorite holiday food it doesn’t have to be on the naughty list. 

    You can help to holiday proof your plan by making sure you keep moving. Walking with friends and family is a great activity after a holiday meal. Even when the weather is chilly you can dress appropriately and enjoy the crisp winter air.  

    Luke offers some advice “You have a lot on your plate this time of year so it’s also important to plan ahead and remember portion control.  Portion control was key for me.  Skip the seconds and stick to drinking water to eliminate high calorie beverages.”    

    Prevent Type 2 is a one-year program that offers a Life Style Coach, a Center for Disease Control (CDC) curriculum and the support of participants like you who are ready to get serious. The Life Style coach helps participants reach the goal of losing 7% of their body weight and increasing physical activity to 150 minutes or more every week.    

    PILS is partnering with the Pawling Library to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program free to adults in Dutchess County in January 2021. Sessions will be delivered to the group remotely and participants will need a phone, tablet or computer with internet access.  

    Luke endorses the program heartily, “My tests show that I’m no longer prediabetic and I credit the Diabetes Prevention Program for the help and support. “   

    To find out more about Prevent Type 2 contact Lonna Kelly at 845.228.7457 ext.1110 or email Additional information is available at / Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC) and Putnam Independent Living Services (PILS) are consumer controlled nonresidential centers for independent living, which provide information and advocacy to persons with disabilities. In addition, WILC/PILS operates a Regional Resources Development Services Program (seven counties) and New York Connects. Visit for a full look at the range of programs available.  


    Photo by Nick Abrams

    Board of Trustees Meeting

    6:45 PM-7:45 PM
    -Library Annex-
    15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

    The Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting in the Library Annex beginning at 6:45 pm. Members of the public are welcome.