Events

Battle of the Books Team Meeting

Pawling Library Annex 15 Broad Street, Pawling, NY

The Pawling Library's Battle of the Books team for middle school students will meet on alternate Mondays to discuss the books and practice trivia questions for this year's competition. The Battle of the Books is a Mid-Hudson Library System-wide program for middle and high school students that celebrates books and reading, team work, and friendly-competition. For more information or to join the team, contact Young Adult Program Coordinator, Maureen Meltzer-McGrath

Great Stories Club: Deeper Than Our Skins; Club de grandes historias: más profundo que nuestras pieles

Pawling Library Annex 15 Broad Street, Pawling, NY

For this month's meeting of the Deeper Than Our Skins series, we will be reading and talking about Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Using the author's letter to his son as inspiration, participants will be asked to write a letter to their future selves. Copies of the book are available in both English and Spanish. The Pawling Library is honored to have been selected as one of 58 libraries nationwide to take part in the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for underserved teens. These competitive grants are offered by the American Library Association (ALA) with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Library has received two Great Stories Grants and is partnering with Camino al Éxito to bring teens age 13 & up a book discussion series in English & Spanish. Para la reunión de este mes de la serie Deeper Than Our Skins, leeremos y hablaremos sobre Between The World and Me de Ta-Nehisi Coates. Utilizando la carta del autor a su hijo como inspiración,...

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Baby Bounce and Groove (0-18 months)

Pawling Library Annex 15 Broad Street, Pawling, NY

Baby Bounce and Groove Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Nine week event series, 04/01 - 06/08 NO CLASS 04/30 Age range: birth -18 months & a caregiver  Library Annex, with Neena Join us for stories and songs. We’ll focus on the keys for early literacy—singing, reading, talking, playing, and engaging with caregivers. This program ends with 10 - 15 minutes of play time. Registration is highly suggested. You can register in advance or the day of! Join us for as many or as few classes as you are able, but please ONLY register for the dates you will attend. Due to the number of no-shows we have had at recent events, registration is now week by week. Drop ins will be accommodated whenever space is available, but advanced registration is preferred. NEW: This program is also being offered on Thursdays this spring. It is the same class both days and we ask families to limit themselves to just one day a week. 

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Toddlers in Training (18 months – 36 months)

Pawling Library Annex 15 Broad Street, Pawling, NY

Toddlers in Training Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Nine week event series, 04/01 - 06/08 Age range: 18-36 months & a caregiver, expanded age range! NO CLASS 04/30 Library Annex, with Neena Interactive story time featuring puppets, instruments, and elements of music & movement. Program ends with play.  Registration is highly suggested. You can register in advance or day of! Join us for as many or as few classes as you are able, but please ONLY register for the dates you will attend. Due to the number of no-shows we have had at recent events, registration is now week by week. Drop ins will be accommodated whenever space is available, but advanced registration is preferred. NEW: This program is also being offered on Thursdays this spring. If Tuesdays are full, we invite you to see if Thursdays are available.

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Read and Play (Ages 3 – 5 years)

Pawling Library Annex 15 Broad Street, Pawling, NY

Read and Play Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Nine week event series, 04/01 - 06/08 Age range: Ages 3 - 5 years NO CLASS 04/30 Our small group Kindergarten readiness program, focused on early literacy and math skills through a combination of hands-on activities and group story time. We'll also work on following directions and practicing classroom behaviors. Caregivers not required to participate but we ask that you stay on library grounds.  Registration is highly suggested. Register in advance or day of! Join us for as many or as few classes as you are able, but please ONLY register for the dates you will attend. Due to the number of no-shows we have had at recent events, registration is now week by week. Drop ins will be accommodated whenever space is available, but advanced registration is preferred.

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Mahjong

Pawling Library 11 Broad St, Pawling, NY, United States

Tuesdays 3-5 pm   To register, please email Donald at adult @pawlinglibrary.org. Thank you.       Mahjong is popular throughout the world. Please join us and learn how to play this ancient Chinese tile game. Come join the fun!     Photograph by Mahmoud Yahyaoui

Let’s Learn Circuits

Pawling Library Annex 15 Broad Street, Pawling, NY

During this weekly program, we’ll learn about simple circuits starting with what a circuit is and then, we'll use squishy circuits and paper circuits for hands-on discovery. For children in grades 1 through 4. Registration is required.

The Pawling Writers Group

Pawling Library 11 Broad St, Pawling, NY, United States

Tuesdays 6:15-7:45 pm   To register, please email Donald at adult @pawlinglibrary.org. Thank you.   This writing group, led by author and teacher Walter Woodhouse and author Steve Haggerty, is open to anyone ages 18 and up who has an interest in writing. We welcome books of fiction, short stories, nonfiction, and poetry. The program will run as the classic writing workshop, where participants have the opportunity to read their work and offer helpful comments to one another. Please join us for this weekly program.   About our presenters:   Walter Woodhouse: Before retiring in 2012, Mr. Woodhouse was Assistant Superintendent for Instruction for Nyack Public Schools, where he began as the English Department Chair. He also served as Assistant Headmaster at the Rockland Country Day School, where he began as a teacher. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon in Eugene, as well as an M.A. in Education from Pace University. He and his wife, Martha, raised four children in Nyack, New York before moving to Pawling, and now...

Reptilian Reverie: Turtles and Snakes of the Northeast

Pawling Library Annex 15 Broad Street, Pawling, NY

Tuesday, April 16 6:30-8:00 pm   Registration is required. You can register on the Pawling Library’s online calendar or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. You can also register by calling our library at 845-855-3444. Thank you.     From tiptoeing turtles to slithering snakes, the reptiles that live in our area are fascinating and full of mystery! Please join us for a presentation by Julie Hart, the Director of Education for the Dutchess Land Conservancy, on the common and uncommon turtles and snakes that share the local landscape with us. We’ll learn about the natural history, biology and ecology of these captivating animals, and talk about ways you can protect and support their populations.   About our presenter: Julie Hart is responsible for overseeing the Dutchess Land Conservancy’s diverse public education programs. Connecting people to the land is a keystone of the DLC’s approach to public education, and Julie works collaboratively with many local organizations, farms and schools to present both in-person and online educational programs. With a focus on encouraging good...

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Play Group (Ages 2-5 years and a caregiver)

Pawling Library Annex 15 Broad Street, Pawling, NY

Play Group Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM Nine week event series, 04/01 - 06/08 Age range: Ages 2-5 years and a caregiver NO CLASS 05/01 Kids are invited to play and build social connections with other children during this program, which sees our room set up with learning goals in mind. We'll use play to build skills like fine and gross motor and collaboration. Early literacy, math, and science concepts will also be integrated. Registration is highly suggested. Register in advance or day of. Join us for as many or as few classes as you are able, but please ONLY register for the dates you will attend. Due to the number of no-shows we have had at recent events, registration is now week by week. Drop ins will be accommodated whenever space is available, but advanced registration is preferred.

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