Events

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

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club / Online Program

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

Tuesday, December 19 4-5 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.   The Book club will be discussing Wishin and Hopin by Wally Lamb.   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.

Free

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...

Ayurveda’s Approach to Common Disorders: Anxiety and Depression / Online Program

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

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician   This program was recorded on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. Please click on the link below to watch the video. https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/lKTlE7C_B29_bdCcndesFkyylVaEouL8mIFlmfn7Pmr1SnRszPAKYm5J9vNV3KIO.CP1ujafeO7tCvaeY   In Ayurveda, balancing the three body types – pitta, vata, kapha – results in an outlook on life in which one feels in harmony with the universe. Imbalance allows disharmony to take hold and feelings of depression, anxiety, fear, and despair can result. These feelings and emotions resulting from the imbalance can, in turn, affect the chemistry of the body and create a vicious cycle of physical, mental, and emotional pain. Ayurveda has natural methods to restore the balance of body, mind, and spirit, and stop the painful cycle.   Come and discover: Which body types are prone to depression, anxiety, anger The link between toxins, diet, lifestyle, and depression/anxiety  How supplements can work with – or against – your body type Foods that can effect – and change - your brain chemistry   About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik is the...

Free

Computer Help for Seniors

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

        Members of the Pawling Library’s VounTeens group will be available to help senior citizens with computer-related questions and problems at this weekly session. Please bring your device and/or library card and a volunteer will work one-on-one with you. Appointments are not necessary.The help sessions will take place in the Teen Space. Walk-ins are welcome. To reserve a time, please contact Maureen Meltzer-McGrath

Postponed Great Stories Club: Finding Your Voice/Encontrando Tu Voz

Pawling Library Annex 15 Broad Street, Pawling, NY

    For this workshop based on Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson, we will supply the teens with canvas, paint, and materials to use to create collage art.  Additionally, at the end of this series, participants will be invited to submit any of their poems, collages, or journal entries to compile into a published book highlighting their collected work. 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 will be partnering with Camino al Exito to bring teens age 13 & up a book discussion series in English & Spanish.   Para este taller basado en Piecing Me Together de Renee Watson, proporcionaremos a los adolescentes lienzos, pintura y materiales para crear arte de collage. Además, al final de esta serie, se invitará...

Agatha Christie Book Club / Online Program

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

Wednesday, December 20 6:30-7:30 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.   After reading inspiring works by 24 different women writers the past 2 years, we’re now going to do a deep dive on 1 — AGATHA CHRISTIE. We will read select works from 1920 up until 1952. If you love the idea of reading and discussing detective novels by Dame Agatha Christie, then this is your Book Club! We’ll begin each discussion by offering up some tidbits about the author, and details about each specific book. The hope is that together we will get to know a sizable collection of Agatha Christie’s works and gain some insight into her as a writer and person. Please join us!   The book club will be discussing An Elusive Woman by Lucy Worsley.   Reading List:   September: The Mysterious Affair at Styles October: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)...

Free

Afternoon Hatha Yoga / Online Program

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

Thursday, December 21 1-2 pm Instructor: Maria Polhemus   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.   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.

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Sculpting Workshop

Pawling Library Annex 15 Broad Street, Pawling, NY

Two sessions: Monday, December 4: Sculpting Thursday, December 21: Painting 5:30 pm-7:00 pm   To register, please click on the link below. Thank you.  https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-nightmare-before-christmas-sculpting-workshop/   For some, Halloween isn’t just a once a year event. It is a holiday that takes place all year long. Before Christmas, we’ll be making out of clay some spooky pumpkins, witches, goblins, whatever spook you like, even the King of Halloween Town himself, Jack Skellington. Please join us for two magical nights! Age: 8 & up.

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