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May 12 - May 18
  • 12
    12.May.Wednesday

    Read and Play (3-5 years)

    1:00 PM-1:30 PM
    May/Wed/2021

    Wednesdays 1:00-1:30 pm – Ms. Neena

    This program is held live over Zoom. Runs eight weeks, 4/12 – 6/4

    This program focuses on the five keys to early literacy—singing, reading, playing, talking, and writing. Each week’s story and songs will connect to the learning activity in Read and Play at Home.

    Caregivers are required to remain in the same room as any child under 5 years old. Registration is required to access the secure Zoom link. Click here to register.

    Read and Play At Home (3-5 years)

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    May/Wed/2021

    Supply kits available for pickup. Program runs 8 weeks, 4/12 – 6/4

    Our activity kits guarantee at home learning experiences that focus on Kindergarten Readiness. We’ll include everything you’ll need for a weekly pre-prepped art project, game, or experiment.

    Each week’s learning activity will connect to the stories and songs in our live Read and Play Zoom story hour.

    Kit pickup is weekly, Tuesday-Sunday. Pickup protocol varies, depending on COVID-19 infection rates in our region.

    Registration is required to sign up for materials and tutorials. Click here to register.

     

    Evening Book Conversations / Online Program

    6:30 PM-7:30 PM
    May/Wed/2021

    Wednesday, May 12
    6:30-7:30 pm

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

    The book club will be discussing The Exiles, by Christina Baker Kline.

    Share your passion for reading.

    Enjoy friendly discussions about your favorite books.

    This evening is for you.

    Book selections are made by our members.

  • 13
    13.May.Thursday

    Around the World Kits (Grades K-4 and families)

    10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    May/Thu/2021

    Around the World (Grades K-4 and families)

    Four activity kits provided, do at home anytime. Activities are pre-prepped and ready to use. Learn about living in four different countries across the world. Join for the countries of your interest or all four! Each kit includes a craft/STEM activity related to the country, a popular drink/snack, and links to digital kid friendly content, like music, books, and virtual tours. Please notify our staff of all food allergies when registering.

    Schedule of countries:

    • Mexico: Week of 4/30
    • Egypt: Week of 5/7
    • India: Week of 5/14
    • Brazil: Week of 5/21

    Registration is required. Register here. 

    Afternoon Hatha Yoga / Online

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    May/Thu/2021

    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 adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    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 May: 

    One 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. 

    Please email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org to let him know what payment type you are making. 

    Thank you so very much. 

    Outdoor Read and Play

    1:30 PM-2:15 PM
    May/Thu/2021

    This class is for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their caregivers.

    Thursdays, 1:30 – 2:15 pm  Starts the week of 5/4 – Ms. Neena

    Our in-person, socially distanced classes will be held in the library courtyard, when the weather is good enough to meet. Our kindergarten readiness program that focuses on letters, rhymes, numbers, and learning through movement.

    Pawling and Holmes residents can register here. Residents are given priority registration for these small group programs.

    Non-residents can join our non-resident waiting list here. If space is available, non-residents will be welcomed in to the classes.

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    Important facts about in-person events:  All participants older than two years old must wear a mask during in-person library events. While we recognize that it is difficult for young children to wear masks and distance from one another, families will be expected to maintain social distancing as much as possible by sitting in designated areas. Active games/bubbles will replace craft activities for these programs. These events are subject to be rescheduled or canceled if public health considerations become a cause for concern in our community. Strollers and picnic blankets welcome.

    Twos Outside

    3:30 PM-4:00 PM
    May/Thu/2021

    This class is for children ages 2.5 – 3.5 years old and their caregivers.

    Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:00 pm  Starts the week of 5/4 – Ms. Neena

    Our in-person, socially distanced classes will be held in the library courtyard, when the weather is good enough to meet. Toddlers benefit from reading, music, and playing together, even while social distancing.

    Pawling and Holmes residents can register here. Residents are given priority registration for these small group programs.

    Non-residents can join our non-resident waiting list here. If space is available, non-residents will be welcomed in to the classes.

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    Important facts about in-person events:  All participants older than two years old must wear a mask during in-person library events. While we recognize that it is difficult for young children to wear masks and distance from one another, families will be expected to maintain social distancing as much as possible by sitting in designated areas. Active games/bubbles will replace craft activities for these programs. These events are subject to be rescheduled or canceled if public health considerations become a cause for concern in our community. Strollers and picnic blankets welcome.

    Roblox Group 2

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    May/Thu/2021

    Get involved with the game design community and learn how to use the Roblox engine toolkit to create your own interactive experiences!

    Princess/Superhero Storytime Series: Princess Leia

    4:30 PM-5:00 PM
    May/Thu/2021
    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 Princess Leia!

    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 third in a series of eight programs. Watch live on Thursday, May 13th, at 4:30pm to participate in the interactive experience and be automatically entered to win a video call from Princess Leia herself!

    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 children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444

    Board of Trustees Meeting

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    May/Thu/2021
    -Lakeside Park-
    2 Lakeside Drive Pawling, NY 12564

    The Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting at Lakeside Park beginning at 6 pm. Members of the public are welcome.

    National Diabetes Prevention Program / Online

    6:30 PM-7:30 PM
    May/Thu/2021

    with Lonna Kelly

    Thursday, May 6, 13 & 20
    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 adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    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. 

    YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE FOR LIFE

     

    Putnam 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 https://doihaveprediabetes.org / 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 lkelly@putnamils.org. Additional information is available at http://www.putnamils.org/diabetes-prevention-program / 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 http://www.PutnamILS.org for a full look at the range of programs available.  

     

    Photo by Nick Abrams

  • 14
    14.May.Friday

    Twodaloo Toddlers! (1.5-5 years and a caregiver)

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    May/Fri/2021

    Fridays 10:00 – 10:30 am – Ms. Neena, This program is designed for ages 1.5-3.5.

    Program runs eight weeks, 4/12 – 6/4. Attend as many or as few sessions as you can.

    This program is held live on Zoom. Join us as we sing, read, and play together. Each week’s story and songs will connect to the learning activity in Twodaloo Activities take home kits. We suggest setting up in a space where children can move around, though this is not required.

    Caregivers are required to remain in the same room as any child under 5 years old. Registration is required to access the secure Zoom link. Click here to register. (Registration for Zoom and Activities is via the same link/event)

    Twodaloo Activities! (1.5-3.5 years and a caregiver)

    12:00 PM
    May/Fri/2021

    Free Supply Kits Provided; Program runs eight weeks, 4/12 – 6/4

    These at-home activity kits (and instructions) are designed to build early skills and promote continued literacy learning. We’ll give you everything you need for an easy to do weekly activity, pre-prepped and ready to use, just like those we include in our in person programs.

    The activity will line up with the week’s Twodaloo Toddlers program’s books and songs.

    Registration is required to sign up for materials. Visit this link to register.

    Kit pickup process may vary depending on COVID numbers in the county. Kit pickup is weekly, Tuesday-Sunday.

    Homeschool Space (Grades K-4)

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    May/Fri/2021

    Alternating Fridays (4/16, 4/30, 5/14, & 5/28)

    LIVE ON ZOOM, 1:00-2:00 pm – Ms. Neena

    This program promotes collaboration through virtual activities. This session, the focus will be collaborative games and group sharing. We will also plan a “Homeschoolers suggest…” book display for the library!

    Registration is required. Register here.

     

    Virtual Teen Space (Open Program)

    5:00 PM-6:00 PM
    May/Fri/2021

    Join a group of your peers to discuss actively common interests weekly. Post on the Library teens’ Discord thoughts and opinions passively on graphic novels, books, and podcasts.

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

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    May/Fri/2021

    Friday, May 14
    7-8 pm

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

    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 artistic director for The Simon Studio in New York City.

    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.  Her work can be seen on her YouTube channel and listened to at http://soundcloud.com. 

  • 15
    15.May.Saturday

    D&D Jr. League

    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    May/Sat/2021

    Looking for beginner adventurers to join us at the library for a bi-weekly installment of the world’s most famous tabletop RPG, Dungeons & Dragons!

    Dungeons and Dragons: Advanced Group

    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    May/Sat/2021

    For seasoned adventurers to join us at the library for a monthly installment of the world’s most famous table top RPG, Dungeons & Dragons!

  • 16
    16.May.Sunday
    No events
  • 17
    17.May.Monday

    Roblox Group 1

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    May/Mon/2021

    Engage with your peers in a series of online games chatting via discord. A fun and relaxed space to hang out with your friends and make new ones.

  • 18
    18.May.Tuesday

    Bounce and Rhyme

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    May/Tue/2021

    This class is for children under 30 months and a caregiver.

    Tuesdays, 10:00 – 10:30 am  Starts the week of 5/4 – Ms. Neena

    This is the morning session of this program — we also meet in the afternoons at 3:30 PM

    Our in-person, socially distanced classes will be held in the library courtyard, when the weather is good enough to meet. This program is designed especially for children two and under and their caregivers. Join us to learn new rhymes, read stories, and develop motor skills.

    Pawling and Holmes residents can register here. Residents are given priority registration for these small group programs.

    Non-residents can join our non-resident waiting list here. If space is available, non-residents will be welcomed in to the classes.

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    Important facts about in-person events:  All participants older than two years old must wear a mask during in-person library events. While we recognize that it is difficult for young children to wear masks and distance from one another, families will be expected to maintain social distancing as much as possible by sitting in designated areas. Active games/bubbles will replace craft activities for these programs. These events are subject to be rescheduled or canceled if public health considerations become a cause for concern in our community. Strollers and picnic blankets welcome.

    Bounce and Rhyme

    3:30 PM-4:00 PM
    May/Tue/2021

    This class is for children under 30 months and a caregiver.

    Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:00 pm  Starts the week of 5/4 – Ms. Neena

    This is the afternoon session of this program — we also meet in the mornings at 10:00 am

    Our in-person, socially distanced classes will be held in the library courtyard, when the weather is good enough to meet. This program is designed especially for children two and under and their caregivers. Join us to learn new rhymes, read stories, and develop motor skills.

    Pawling and Holmes residents can register here. Residents are given priority registration for these small group programs.

    Non-residents can join our non-resident waiting list here. If space is available, non-residents will be welcomed in to the classes.

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    Important facts about in-person events:  All participants older than two years old must wear a mask during in-person library events. While we recognize that it is difficult for young children to wear masks and distance from one another, families will be expected to maintain social distancing as much as possible by sitting in designated areas. Active games/bubbles will replace craft activities for these programs. These events are subject to be rescheduled or canceled if public health considerations become a cause for concern in our community. Strollers and picnic blankets welcome.

    Roblox Social Club (Grades 2-4)

    4:00 PM-4:45 PM
    May/Tue/2021

    Live on Zoom; Alternating Tuesdays (4/20, 5/4, 5/18, & 6/1) 4:00-4:45 pm – Phil

    Roblox is a popular online game that allows kids to make, play, and share games they have created. Kids can chat while exploring different games together. Both Zoom and Roblox must be downloaded to participate.

     

    Attend as many or as few as you wish. Registration is required. Register here.

     

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

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    May/Tue/2021

    Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500

    Tuesday, May 18
    7-8 pm

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

    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, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America and is the recipient of the Dhanwantri Award, his profession’s highest honor. Dr. Kaushik recently founded the Institute for the Advancement of Ayurvedic Sciences, a research and teaching institution.

    After completing the 6 ½ years of schooling for his Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Kurukshetra University, India, in 1983, Dr. Kaushik worked as an Ayurvedic Medical Officer for two years. 

    Upon moving to the United States in 1985, Dr. Kaushik received his Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Alabama in 1988. He then worked as an Epidemiologist and Director of HIV/AIDS Sero-surveillance Program with the Alabama Department of Public Health in Birmingham while maintaining an Ayurvedic practice.

    In 1999 he moved to Connecticut and received his Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) from the University of Bridgeport, CT in 2003. He taught Ayurvedic Medicine and Public Health at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, University of Bridgeport, as well as serving as the Director of Admissions there. He has been a faculty member with the University of Bridgeport, Division of Health Sciences since 2001. Dr. Kaushik co-founded the Institute for Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Therapies in Fairfield, CT in 2006.

    Dr. Kaushik lectures on Ayurvedic Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR, as well as at various national and international symposiums and events. He also offers courses, workshops, lectures, and training in Ayurvedic medicine locally. Dr. Kaushik is an approved continuing education provider for Yoga teachers through the YACEP (Yoga Alliance for Continuing Education Providers) and has achieved the highest Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher certificate having completed 500 hours of training (E-RYT 500). He includes therapeutic Yoga in his practice.

    Each year, Dr. Kaushik and his family travel to India to set up camps offering free medical care for underserved populations. He’d like to expand this service to other countries as well.

    Dr. Kaushik brings his unique background as an Ayurvedic and Naturopathic practitioner with experience in public health and health education to this locality. He welcomes you into his wellness community.

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