Week of Events
This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, 11/16, but is now on Monday, 11/20. Registrations from the previous event stand. You do not need to re-register to participate. Homeschool Space: Elementary Third Thursday of the Month (09/21, 10/19, 11/16, & 12/14), 1:00-2:00 PM – Neena, Library Annex Age range: Homeschoolers ages 5-10, or those homeschooling in Kindergarten - 4th grade. Each month, homeschoolers come together to work on a fun, engaging project with friends and other homeschoolers in our region. The theme for November's meeting is Emergency Preparedness for kids and gratitude cards, featuring the American Red Cross curriculum. Registration is required. Please register for each month you wish to attend independently.
Participants will have read I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina prior to the meeting. This graphic novel is the first young adult graphic novel to focus on police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. Alfonso Jones can't wait to play the role of Hamlet in his school's hip-hop rendition of the Shakespearean play. He also wants to tell his best friend, Danetta, how he really feels about her. But as he is buying his first suit, an off-duty police officer mistakes a clothes hanger for a gun and shoots Alfonso. When he wakes up in the afterlife, he's on a ghost train guided by well-known victims of police shootings. Alfonso's family and friends struggle with their grief and seek justice for Alfonso in the streets. They and Alfonso realize the work necessary in the fight for justice. The discussion will be led bilingually to accommodate all participants. We will use the incidents in the book to create a discussion about the larger issues faced by the characters and how they might relate...
Tuesdays: 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
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...
Canceled Coloring Group: Adult Art Workshop
Thursdays 1-2 pm Registration is required. You can register on the Pawling Library’s online calendar or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at email@example.com. You can also register by calling our library at 845-855-3444. Thank you. 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.