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June 04 - June 10
  • 04

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

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

    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)

    Pokémon Trainer Kit (Grades K-4)

    12:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Activity Kits Provided, available weeks 5/28 & 6/4

    Unique creatures live in the world of Pokémon. Join this club for two different activity kits featuring Pokémon learning activities and crafts. New and longtime fans of the world of Pokémon welcome.

    Registration is required. Register here. 

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

    12:00 PM

    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.

    Virtual Teen Space (Open Program)

    5:00 PM-6:00 PM

    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.

  • 05

    Dungeons and Dragons: Group B

    9:00 AM-12:30 PM

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

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  • 08

    The Kidney, Liver, and Lymph: Essential Detox Pathways / Online Program

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM

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


    NOTE: Dr. Kaushik’s informative health lecture was recorded on June 8th. If you were unable to attend this program, or would just like to review the information, click on the link below to watch the presentation.



    The kidneys, liver, and lymph system are the body’s natural detoxification pathways and are critical organs for maintaining the body’s overall health.  When they are out of balance, overloaded with toxins, or blocked by stressors (physical or emotional) they cannot function efficiently and illness can result. Learning how to care for these critical organs is essential and discovering what interferes with their functioning is key.

    Come and discover:

    • Foods, herbs, teas, supplements that will help to keep these organs healthy 
    • Specific triggers that cause interference – i.e. anger overloads the liver
    • Why hydration is critical – and how to determine the right amount for you
    • The importance of sleep as a regenerative component
    • Exercises and meditations that reduce stress and help circulation
    • The benefit of a periodic detox protocol

    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.

  • 09

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

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM

    On June 9th our presenter, Stephanie Rogers, gave a short dramatic reading of The Great Gatsby before leading a Q & A for our audience. Click on the link below to view.

    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, by purchasing this classic novel from our favorite book store. The Great Gatsby was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published in 1925. 

    Thank you for growing with us throughout the years.



    Pawling Recreation 
    2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564


    Book Cove
    22 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling NY 12564



    Pawling Resource Center
    126 East Main St, Pawling NY 12564





  • 10

    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  June: 

    One Thursday yoga class a week – $16

    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 to let him know what payment type you are making. 

    Thank you so very much. 

    Princess/Superhero Storytime Series: Hermione Granger

    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 Hermione Granger!

    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 fourth in a series of eight programs. Watch live on Thursday, June 10th, at 4:30pm to participate in the interactive experience and be automatically entered to win a video call from Hermione 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 or 845-855-3444

    Board of Trustees Meeting

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    -Lakeside Park-
    2 Lakeside Drive Pawling, NY 12564

    The Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting at Lakeside Park beginning at 6:30 pm. Members of the public are welcome.

    National Diabetes Prevention Program / Online

    6:30 PM-7:30 PM

    with Lonna Kelly

    Thursday, June 3, 10 & 17
    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. 



    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 / 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