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August 13 - August 19
  • 13
    13.August.Saturday
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    14.August.Sunday
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  • 15
    15.August.Monday

    Monday Meet-Ups

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Aug/Mon/2022
    -Pawling Free Library-
    11 Broad St, Pawling NY 12564

    Start the weeks this summer with a drop-in meet-up to share ideas, write, draw, and just imagine. For tweens & teens from incoming 5th grade through 12th grade. Registration suggested but walk-ins are fine. No meeting August 1st. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monday-meet-ups-tickets-345806896737

    Monday Matinee at Pawling Recreation

    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    Aug/Mon/2022
    -Library Annex-
    15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

    Monday, August 15
    2-4 pm

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

     

    Movie: The Lost City
    Action, Adventure, Comedy
    Stars: Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum
    Rated: PG-13
    Runtime: 1h 52m

    A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure. –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

    Gaming Unplugged!

    3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    Aug/Mon/2022
    -Library Annex-
    15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

    Drop in  to play a variety of board games like Catan, Splendor, Five-Minute Dungeon and more. To be held in the Library Annex. For rising 5th graders and up. Registration not required but suggested. Walk-ins are welcome. No meeting August 1st.  To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gaming-unplugged-tickets-349839719017

    Battle of the Books Meeting

    5:30 PM-6:00 PM
    Aug/Mon/2022
    -Library Annex-
    15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

    This is the regular weekly meeting of the Pawling Library Battle of the Books team.

    Battle of the Books is a national Summer Reading Program for middle- and high-school students. Participants in the Mid-Hudson Library System program are asked to read the selected titles each summer, and then participate in trivia battles based on the books. The goal of the program is to promote a love of reading in children and teens, to expose them to titles and authors that they might not encounter in school, and to inspire teamwork and good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of friendly competition.

    For more information, please contact Young Adult Program Coordinator, Maureen McGrath @ teen@pawlinglibrary.org

    COME TOGETHER PAWLING / Online Program

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Aug/Mon/2022

    Monday, August 15
    7-8 pm

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

    Each month, in a respectful and open environment, we’ll explore a new topic led by a different community leader.

    Our wellness as individuals and as a community depends on continued sharing, support and conversation in times of celebration as well as in times of conflict.

    Come Together and join us in fostering deeper conversations, listening to disparate experiences and points of view in the realm of challenging contexts. The opinions expressed by the video presenter, conversation facilitator, and program participants are welcomed for the purpose of fostering discussion and reflection, but are not intended to represent the views of the Pawling Free Library.

    We understand that these conversations could be difficult to have, and believe that by coming together to find the willingness to listen and learn, we can aspire to create a stronger Pawling, where ALL community members feel safe, welcome and represented.

    This program is being provided through a partnership with the Pawling Library and Pawling Yoga & Wellness. https://pawlingyogawellness.org

  • 16
    16.August.Tuesday

    POSTPONED: Baby Bounce and Groove

    9:00 AM-9:30 AM
    Aug/Tue/2022

     

    This program has been postponed. We hope to resume the programming for ages 0-18 months in September. 

     


    CANCELLED: Tuesdays 9:00 – 9:30 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. This program will be held outside in our courtyard as weather permits.

    This is a six week program series. Attend as many or as few as you are able.

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

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM
    Aug/Tue/2022

    Age Range: 18 – 30 months and a caregiver

    NEW TIME SLOT FOR SUMMER 2022, Tuesdays, 10:00 – 10:45 am –MIXED LOCATION

    Interactive storytime featuring puppets, instruments, and elements of music & movement. Program ends with play. This is an six 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.

    Registration is required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/367868884737

     

    Read and Play (3-5 years and a caregiver)

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

    Ages: 3-5 years and a caregiver

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

    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 six 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. Please dress for the weather, with sunscreen and bring water.

    Registration required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368485559227

     

     

    Tech Tuesdays

    3:00 PM-4:30 PM
    Aug/Tue/2022
    -Library Annex-
    15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

    Join us each week to explore a different “tech” experience. This program runs once a week from July 12th to August 16th. Register for all weeks or pick and choose by the subject. This program is for rising 5th graders and up.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-tuesdays-tickets-350600374157

    July 12th: Build an A.I. Vision Kit

    July 18th: Explore Paper Circuits

    July 26th: Learn 3-D Printing

    August 2nd: Explore with Ozobots

    August 9th: Explore Squishy Circuits

    August 16th: Discover Lego Building

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

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

    Tuesday August 16
    7-8 pm

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

    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.

     

    Deer Pond Farm
    https://www.ctaudubon.org/deer-pond-farm-home-new/

  • 17
    17.August.Wednesday

    Play Space: Outdoor Play Group

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    Aug/Wed/2022

    (2-5 years and a caregiver)

    Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 AM – 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, as well as STEM, art, and literacy practice, all while children play! This supervised hour of fun provides a large space for children to meet and play with our outdoor play equipment, weather permitting. Please dress children for the weather and bring water. 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 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368501587167

    Coloring Group: Adult Art Workshop

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    Aug/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

    Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation

    2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    Aug/Wed/2022
    -Lakeside Park-
    2 Lakeside Drive Pawling, NY 12564

    Wednesday, August  3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
    2-3 pm

    Instructor: Tina Orgera

     

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

     

    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

    Kid’s Gaming Club

    2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    Aug/Wed/2022
    -Library Annex-
    15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

    (Grades 2-5)

    Alternating Wednesdays (7/20, 8/3, & 8/17)

    2:00 – 3:00 PM – Library Annex

    At this biweekly gaming session, gamers gather to play Minecraft, Roblox, and other games with friends! Library provided laptops and other gaming equipment will be available for students to use, but participants are welcome to bring their own gaming devices as well.

    Registration required. Join us for one or as many of the sessions as you are able. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368547785347

    Crafternoon Wednesdays

    4:00 PM-5:30 PM
    Aug/Wed/2022
    -Library Annex-
    15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

    For those who love to craft, do art, and make things. We’ll explore a variety of mediums and Ocean themes during this weekly program. Week Six: Mermaid or Sea Creature Terrariums. Using jars and miniature fish, mermaids or other creatures and other materials, we’ll make terrariums. Sign up for all weeks or pick and choose. For rising 5th grade and up. Registration is required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crafternoon-wednesdays-tickets-358823038367

    Dog Tales (Developing Reader Program)

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    Aug/Wed/2022
    -Charles Colman Gazebo-
    55 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling NY 12564

    For developing readers, especially grades 1-6.

    Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM by 15 minute appointment – Charles Colman Gazebo

    This program is held offsite at the Gazebo on Charles Colman Avenue. 

    Meet our pal Jackie and her pooch, Harper the reading dog! This program provides a fun, relaxed space for kids to practice reading skills and get some puppy love at the same time. Harper and Jackie are Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause trained providers, ready to provide low-stress reading practice support. This program is a great fit for kids who love to read and those who don’t, as well as kids who just want a puppy cuddle.

    Registration preferred. Walk-ins will be accommodated whenever possible.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368550242697

     

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

    6:30 PM-7:30 PM
    Aug/Wed/2022

    Wednesday, August 17
    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  “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 up your repertoire of works by women, this might be the perfect place to start. To quote Mary Shelley: “The beginning is always today.”

  • 18
    18.August.Thursday

    Music & Movement Classes with Two Right Feet

    10:30 AM-11:15 AM
    Aug/Thu/2022
    -Library Annex-
    15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

    Slow E-Motions: Music & Movement Classes with Two Right Feet

    (1-6 years and a caregiver)

    Thursdays 10:30 – 11:15 AM – Library Annex 

    Program runs weekly for eight weeks, 7/7 – 8/26

    A program all about learning to identify, understand, and respond positively to our emotions and feelings. This program features music, dance, and instrument activities designed to explore feelings like frustration, anger, and happiness.

    Two Right Feet’s program was developed in 200Two Right Feet Logo0 by a speech and language pathologist who also held a degree in dance. Hannah Demmerle, current program director, holds a degree in occupational therapy (COTA) and develops the group’s educational programs and curriculum. Live music and ASL (American Sign Language) are a few of the other highlights of Two Right Feet’s enrichment programs. Registration is required. Registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/367873177577

    This program is sponsored in part by Dutchess County Office of Children and Family Services.

    Afternoon Hatha Yoga / Online Program

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    Aug/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: $5.00, per class.

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

    One month of yoga in August: $20.00.

    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.

    Make Me an Author

    2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    Aug/Thu/2022

    Make Me an Author (in-person class)

    (Grades K-5)

    Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:00 PM – Library Annex

    This summer, kids and families have the opportunity to write, illustrate, and publish a real book! Kids will receive writing support from our staff and volunteers as they craft a story of their own. Then, using drawings, photos, or other art, kids will illustrate their work. In order to be published by the library, the story will need to address one of the following themes: anti-bullying, overcoming challenges, or coping with big feelings. Each participant will receive a bound version of their book to keep. Partially funded by the Dutchess County Office of Children and Family Services.

    Registration required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368577042857

    *Please commit to attending at least 4 of the 6 weeks of this 6 week program in order to claim a spot in the class.*

    Can’t commit to attending in-person regularly? This program is also available as a take-home kit, where families work on their draft together at home before returning their story to the library for publication. When registering, please indicate how you would prefer to participate. Participation is limited to either in-person or take home.

    The Changing Sound of Broadway / Cancelled

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

    Presented by Stephen Nachamie

    Thursday, August 18
    7-8 pm

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

     

    In this entertaining virtual multimedia presentation, our host, actor/director Stephen Nachamie will explore how the styles and sounds of Broadway have changed in the last century, from Oklahoma to Moulin Rouge.

     

    About our presenter: Stephen Nachamie is an award-winning director whose work has been seen on and Off-Broadway, regionally and internationally. He develops and writes new work for stage and film. He made his Broadway debut as the associate director to Scott Ellis on the 2016 Tony Award winning revival of She Loves Me, which can be seen on PBS’ Great Performances and Broadway HD. New York credits include, the reunion concert of Little Shop of Horrors (w/Alan Menken), The Witness Project (First Person Holocaust Survivor Stories- UJA), Carrie (NYFA), Small Town Confessions (w/Alice Ripley and Daisy Eagan), Torch Song Trilogy starring Seth Rudetsky. Regional credits include Becoming Dr. Ruth (Cincinnati Playhouse) Fiddler on the Roof (with Tony Winner Debbie Gravitte and Loni Ackerman), tick, tick… BOOM!, Gutenberg! (New Rep), Cal in Camo (Denizen Theatre), Sex with Strangers, 4,000 Miles (Capital Rep), A Chorus Line (Olney Theatre – Helen Hayes Award- Best Musical), The Whipping Man (Omaha Playhouse), Lady Day … (WHAT, Capital City Theatre), Camelot, 1776 (Olney Theatre), West Side Story (North Carolina Theatre/Italian Tour), Dreamgirls (West Virginia Public), Film and television credits include Macy’s Singing Christmas Tree at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC, “Stand Still” (Telly Award Winner – Direction / Non-Broadcast), Winning New York (New Filmmakers NY Award), “Bang! Boom! Pow!,” and the award winning internet hit “Jersey Christmas” Symphony &amp; Opera credits include Kellie Pickler in Music City Christmas (Nashville Symphony), The Judy Garland Songbook and Bernstein’s Broadway (Omaha Symphony), and Amahl and the Night Visitors (Steamboat Springs Symphony). Stephen’s career in New York Theatre began while in high school working for the final year of the original Off-Broadway Production of Little Shop of Horrors. http://www.stephennachamie.com

     

    Top photograph by Sudan Ouyang

  • 19
    19.August.Friday

    Steve Spangler Science Club

    12:00 AM
    Aug/Fri/2022

    (Grades K – 5 and a caregiver)

    Series of 6 kits, weekly. 7/15 – 8/19

    This program is a series of 6 take home kits; pre-prepped learning activities for children entering grades Kindergarten – 5th grade in Fall 2022 to do at home with a caregiver. To participate, a caregiver must pick each kit up from the library once they are available. Families can register for all the weeks or individual weeks. Our staff will email registrants weekly once each kit is available. Kits are made to order and registration is required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/369054089717

    Take science learning to a new level with these kits made by expert science teachers at Steve Spangler Science! Each week, pick up a new kit including everything you need to turn your home into a science lab. Some experiments may be messy. Caregiver oversight is recommended.

    This program is partially sponsored by Dutchess County.

    Ocean Slime Kit

    12:00 AM
    Aug/Fri/2022

    (Grades K-5)

    This program is a take home kit; a pre-prepped learning activity for children to do at home. To participate, a caregiver must pick the kit up from the library once it is available.

    Available for pick up week 8/19. Our staff will email registrants once they are available.

    Satisfy the need for slime with this one time pick up kit containing all the ingredients and add-ins to create a seaworthy slime! This is a messy project

    Registration required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/369275261247

    Freestyle Friday: Sea Giants: Life in Prehistoric Seas

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    Aug/Fri/2022
    -Library Annex-
    15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

    They’re wild! They’re weird! They’re from your vivid imaginations! Create your own cartoon sea giants based on actual life that lived millions of years ago, or make up your own at this Freestyle Friday workshop with Pawling Library’s own Donald Partelow! For rising 5th graders & up. Registration is required.

    Get inspired before you join us, and order some books on prehistoric reptiles and dinosaurs.  While you’re enjoying reading about prehistoric creatures you might like to join The Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Challenge.

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