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May 21 - May 27
  • 21
    21.May.Saturday

    Park Ambassadors

    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    May/Sat/2022
    -Lakeside Park-
    2 Lakeside Drive Pawling, NY 12564

    Postponed until a later date:

    This is third session in this three-part series: “Get Dirty Day”. We’ll have lots of time on the trails with a break for lunch.

    The Pawling Library, Pawling Recreation, the NY/NJ Trail Conference, and Cornell Cooperative Extension are teaming up with local naturalists to offer a series of free, nature based, hands-on immersive experiences for youth (middle school, HS, college, and adults) at Lakeside Park.

    This initiative will center around opportunities to notice invasive species in the natural environment and the affects they have on existing, native plants. Young people will gain a better understanding of their natural world, enhancing their observation skills and triggering applicable world-to-self connections.

    Registration required: https://pawlingny.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=30194

    Library Centennial Gala

    6:00 PM-10:00 PM
    May/Sat/2022
    -The Links at Union Vale-
    153 N Parliman Rd, Lagrangeville, NY 12540

    As the culminating event for the year-long celebration of the Pawling Library’s Centennial, the Gala on May 21, 2022 at The Links at Union Vale in Lagrangeville promises to be a fantastic, fun-filled celebration with flappers, feathers and fedoras!

    Enjoy an evening of dining and dancing, featuring the fantastic jazz of internationally renowned Dan Levinson and his Roof Garden Jazz Band. . Dan has recorded over 150 CDs. He can be heard on the soundtrack of Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Aviator,’ as well as on all five seasons of the Grammy Award-winning HBO television series ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and all three seasons of the Amazon Prime Video series ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’”

    With an impressive roster of 1920’s flashy standards, the evening promises to be The Bee’s Knee’s (which, by the way, will be the signature cocktail offered throughout this cat’s meow of a wingding!).

    Tickets are now on sale and available for purchase at:

    secure.givelively.org/event/pawling-free-library/pawling-library-centennial-gala

    (If you are a Centennial Donor or Sponsor who receives free Gala tickets, please contact amy@tangibleny.com to receive a separate link to claim your tickets.)

  • 22
    22.May.Sunday
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  • 23
    23.May.Monday

    Preschool Visit

    9:45 AM-11:00 AM
    May/Mon/2022

    For more information, please contact Children’s Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org

    Monday Matinee at Pawling Recreation

    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    May/Mon/2022
    -Lakeside Park-
    2 Lakeside Drive Pawling, NY 12564

    Monday, May 23
    2-4 pm

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

     

    The Monday Matinee will take place at Pawling Recreation.

     

    Movie: Dog
    Stars: Channing Tatum
    Comedy
    Rated: PG-13
    Runtime: 1h 41m

    Two former Army Rangers are paired against their will on the road trip of a lifetime. Briggs (Channing Tatum) and Lulu (a Belgian Malinois) race down the Pacific Coast to get to a fellow soldier’s funeral on time. –from IMDb

    NOTE: This afternoon movie presentation is for an adult audience.

     

    The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation.

     

    2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564
    845-855-1131
    Email: recreation@pawling.org
    http://pawlingrec.com

    In- Person: Wide World of Stories

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    May/Mon/2022
    -Library Annex-
    15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

    Ages: Kindergarten – 2nd grade. Caregivers welcome, but not required.

    UPDATE: The 5/16 & 5/30 meetings have been rescheduled to 5/23 & 6/6

    Biweekly Mondays (4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/30, 5/23, & 6/6) 4:00 – 5:00 PM –  Miss Maureen

    Take a trip around the world through stories. We’ll visit a different country each week with books and fun connecting activities, snacks, and crafts. Please notify our staff of any dietary restrictions when registering. This program is also available as a take-home kit for those who cannot join us in-person.

    Registration required. Register here. 

    Committee Meeting

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    May/Mon/2022
    -Library Annex-
    15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

    The annex is reserved for a meeting of the buildings and grounds committee of the library’s board of trustees.

    Gaming Meet-up

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM
    May/Mon/2022
    -Library Annex-
    15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

    Gamers in 5th Grade & Up can join us for this weekly hang-out after hours at the Library. We’ll have fun playing Roblox or Minecraft in the Library Annex.  Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minecraft-meet-up-registration-305970675527

  • 24
    24.May.Tuesday

    Baby Bounce and Groove (0-18 months and a caregiver)

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM
    May/Tue/2022
    -Pawling Free Library-
    11 Broad St, Pawling NY 12564

    Tuesdays 10:00-10:45 am – Ms. Neena

    Early literacy is an important part of a baby’s healthy development. We read, sing, babble, and bounce together. Learn resources to use at home and meet other caregivers. Ends with social play.

    Registration required. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baby-bounce-and-groove-registration-304767938107

    Read and Play (3.5-5 years and a caregiver)

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    May/Tue/2022

    Ages: 3.5-5 years and a caregiver

    Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 PM – Miss Neena

    REGISTER HERE.

    Our Kindergarten readiness class uses a play-based curriculum to encourage learning connections. Our small group will focus on early literacy and math skills through a combination of hands-on activities and group story time. This is an eight week series. The program or portions thereof may be held outside in our courtyard to utilize our outdoor play equipment as weather allows but fully move indoors if conditions are poor. Caregivers required to remain on site for the program. Registration required.

    Paid for in part by Dutchess County.

     

    Tuesday Afternoon Book Club / Online Program

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    May/Tue/2022

    Tuesday, May 24
    4-5 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 Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton.

    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.

    Creative Space / Online Program

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    May/Tue/2022

    With Maya Gottfried

    Tuesday, May 24
    7-8 pm

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

     

    The Pawling Library offers a monthly quiet online space for you to create in the company of others, meeting on Zoom. Each week we’ll check-in at the beginning and end of the session, bookending an hour of time to devote to your personal creative projects, alongside like-minded creators. Whether you’re writing poetry or painting a landscape, the Pawling Library offers you the time to devote to your work that you might not otherwise be able to find in your schedule.

     

    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).

     

    Photograph by Skye Studios

  • 25
    25.May.Wednesday

    (Rain Date) Preschool Visit

    9:30 AM-11:00 AM
    May/Wed/2022

    The library will host a visit from a local preschool on Monday, 5/23, from 9:30 -11:00 AM. If the weather is bad on 5/23, we will host the program on 5/25 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM instead. This time block will only be utilized if the 5/23 block is not; rain date only.

    For more information, contact Children’s Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org

    Coloring Group: Adult Art Workshop

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    May/Wed/2022
    -Lakeside Park-
    2 Lakeside Drive Pawling, NY 12564

    Wednesdays
    1-2 pm

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

     

    NOTE: This in-person program will take place each Wednesday from 1-2 pm at Pawling Recreation.

     

    Coloring is more than being creative, it’s a very relaxing activity that has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety.

    Each week we’ll be coloring a new mandala design, while also enjoying a good round of conversation.

    You don’t have to have a degree in art to participate…just some paper and color pencils.

    Please join us. Relax and connect with like-minded people, and add a burst of color to your day!

    All supplies will be provided.

     

    The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation.

     

    Pawling Recreation
    2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564
    845-855-1131
    Email: recreation@pawling.org
    http://pawlingrec.com

    Play Space (2-5 years and a caregiver)

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    May/Wed/2022

    Wednesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 PM – Ms. Neena

    Teachers say that the skills that lead to the most student success in school are their social and emotional skills. Join us to help develop these skills, all while children play! This supervised hour of fun provides a large space for children to meet and play, either inside or out, depending on the weather. This program is designed to ease the transition to daycare, preschool, and especially kindergarten and is paid for in part by Dutchess County.

    Registration required. Register here.

    Annex reserved

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    May/Wed/2022
    -Library Annex-
    15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

    The annex building has been reserved by an outside organization at this time.

    Poetry Reading with Linda McCauley Freeman / Online Program

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    May/Wed/2022

    Wednesday, May 25
    7-8pm

     

    Registration is required. Register below or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

     

    Poet Linda McCauley Freeman, author of the newly published book The Family Plot, will be sharing with us a selection of her poems during this interactive presentation.

     

    About our presenter: Linda McCauley Freeman is the author of the full-length poetry collection The Family Plot (Backroom Window Press, 2022) and has been widely published in international journals, including in a Chinese translation. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize 2022. Recently she appeared in Delta Poetry Review, Poet Magazine, Amsterdam Quarterly, and won Grand Prize in StoriArts’Maya Angelou poetry contest. She received a grant from Arts Mid-Hudson and was selected for Poets Respond to Art 2020, 2021 and 2022 shows. She was a three-time winner in the Talespinners Short Story contest judged by Michael Korda. She has an MFA from Bennington College and is the former poet-in-residence of the Putnam Arts Council. She lives in the Hudson Valley, NY. Follow her at http://www.Facebook.com/LindaMcCauleyFreeman

     

    Advance Praise for The Family Plot

     

    “The Family Plot, by Linda McCauley Freeman, pulses with life. Poems rich in sense detail portray one American girlhood, one American family, in all of its joy and its sorrow. McCauley Freeman understands that joy and sorrow often coexist inside one moment, and that this moment lives on, like ‘one of those [souvenir] photos/vendors take without asking, then charge you to keep.’ One poem recalls a father bursting into his boisterous sons’ locked room: ‘the hinges popped/and our father became for a moment//Aladdin, riding the door to the floor/in a flash of dust.’ Likewise, The Family Plot arrives on the poetry scene, and not a minute too soon.”

    —Suzanne Cleary, author of Crude Angel (BkMk Press, 2018)

     

    “In The Family Plot, Linda McCauley Freeman describes the difficult and at times dangerous interiors and landscapes of childhood secrets—of a beloved grandmother who is not who she is believed to be, of a mother’s ‘jade-crowned heart, / green, like her eyes,’ of a sister who is ‘first to get everything,’ of little brothers who ‘shake coffee cans of buttons,’ and ‘hurled / steak knives at my unflinching body,’ of a father buried ‘up to his neck,’ and of a grandfather’s ‘big hand, blue-veined/rough.’ Honest and brave, these poems chronicle a family’s wounds and a child’s survival.”

    —Beth Copeland, author of Blue Honey (Broadkill River Press,
    2017), winner of the 2017 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize

     

    “McCauley Freeman’s, The Family Plot, is brave and unsettling. In these poems the poet unlocks words from her ‘diary with the tiny key’ to reveal family dysfunction, ancestral secrets, insecurities and, ultimately, the love she finds real and satisfying. Through the poems in this collection, we stand with the poet as she looks deep into the cracked mirror of her early years and finds there the material for reconciliation and redemption.

    “Sharp images and steely language make the reader feel the barbs and splinters of growing up in a large family, where despite the noise of a full house, the poet felt alone and forgotten, ‘I picked up my mother’s coffee cup / from the kitchen table, put my mouth / over the cold red imprint of lips.’ The collection abounds with characters that are quirky and flawed, ‘The year we are no longer friends / she will get a nose job.’ ‘Aunt Cary and Aunt Venera visited as a pair / my entire life.’ In ‘The Photo,’ McCauley Freeman describes the framed photo of her parents kept on her father’s dresser, ‘And the jagged cut between them, / where he’s scissored me out of the picture.’ In this collection we witness the reassertion of the forgotten child into her own gutsy narrative, stronger, wiser, and linguistically triumphant.”

    —Julia Morris Paul, author of Shook (Grayson Books, 2015) and
    Staring Down the Tracks (Poetry Box, 2020)

  • 26
    26.May.Thursday

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

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM
    May/Thu/2022

    Age Range: 18 – 30 months and a caregiver

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

    NO CLASS ON 4/14

    Interactive storytime featuring puppets, instruments, and elements of music & movement. Program ends with play. This is an eight week series. The program or portions thereof may be held outside in our courtyard to utilize our outdoor play equipment as weather allows but fully move indoors if conditions are poor. Register here.

     Paid for in part by Dutchess County.

    Afternoon Hatha Yoga / Online Program

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    May/Thu/2022

    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 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.

    Thank you so very much.

    LEGO Social Club (Grades K-5)

    4:00 PM-4:45 PM
    May/Thu/2022

    Age range: Grades Kindergarten – 5th

    Zoom held: Biweekly Thursdays (4/14, 4/28, 5/12, 5/26) 4:00 – 4:45 PM – Miss Maureen

    Calling all builders! Join us on Zoom as to talk with other LEGO fans, show off your latest creations, and try your hand at our weekly challenge.

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

    All About Veganism: The Author of Vegan Love Answers Your Questions / Cancelled

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    May/Thu/2022

    Presented by Maya Gottfried

    Thursday, May 26
    7-8 pm

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

     

    NOTE: This program will be rescheduled.

     

    Many of us are curious about veganism but think it sounds way too difficult to actually dive in. Author of the lifestyle guidebook Vegan Love, Maya Gottfried thought the very same thing. Now she’s been vegan for more than a decade. In this introduction to veganism, Maya will share the compelling ethical, environmental, and health reasons to opt for a vegan lifestyle and share her favorite tips and tricks for everything from eating out at restaurants to buying leather-free fancy shoes, to navigating the holidays. Bring your curiosity and your questions!

     

     

    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).

     

  • 27
    27.May.Friday

    Twoodalo Twos! (2.5-3.5 years and a caregiver)

    10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    May/Fri/2022

    Ages: 2.5 – 3.5 years and a caregiver

    Fridays, 10:00-11:00 AM – Miss Neena

    NO CLASS 4/15

    REGISTER HERE.

    On Friday mornings, toddlers rule the library! This eight week program includes songs, stories, and games plus a play-based learning stations, like art or parachute play. The program or portions thereof may be held outside in our courtyard to utilize our outdoor play equipment as weather allows but fully move indoors if conditions are poor. Registration required.

    Join for as many or as few classes as you are comfortable and able.

    Paid for in part by Dutchess County.

    Graham Cracker Math (Ages 2-5 and caregiver)

    12:00 PM-5:00 PM
    May/Fri/2022

    This program is a take home kit; a pre-prepped learning activity for children ages 2-5 to do at home with a caregiver. To participate, a caregiver must pick the kit up from the library once it is available. Kits are made to order and differentiated by child’s age.

    Kit available week of 5/27. Our staff will email registrants once they are available.

    Snack time can be learning time, too! Practice sorting, graphing, and comparing with this kit, which will include several graham cracker type snacks. Registration required. Register here.

    Take-Home Kits: Wide World of Stories (Grades K-2)

    12:00 PM-5:00 PM
    May/Fri/2022

    Ages: Grades Kindergarten – 2nd grade

    This program is a take home kit; a pre-prepped learning activity for kids to do at home on their own or with a caregiver. To participate, a caregiver must pick the kit up from the library once it is available. Kits are made to order, so registration is required. REGISTER HERE.

    Kits available biweekly, weeks of 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, and 5/23. Our staff will email registrants once they are available.

    Take a trip around the world through stories. We’ll visit a different country each week through suggested reading activities, games, and snacks related to the places we visit. Please notify our staff of any dietary restrictions when registering. This program is also available as an in-person program.

    Homeschool Space (Grades K-5)

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    May/Fri/2022

    Age range: Grades Kindergarten – 5th grade

    Last Friday of each month (4/29, 5/27, 6/17) 1:00-2:00 PM – Miss Neena

    This program welcomes homeschoolers to get together and socialize while we play games, complete art activities, and complete learning challenges. This program will be held outside when possible. This session, the focus will be on “escape” games.

    Caregivers welcome to spend time chatting and sharing tips, but not required to participate in the events.

    Registration is required. Register here.

     

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