Category: Community

Holiday Book Sale

Friday, December 2 5:00-8:30 pm Saturday, December 3 10:00 am-4:00 pm Sunday, December 4 11:00 am-2:00 pm   The Pawling Library’s annual Holiday Book Sale will take place in the Community Room of the Annex and will offer a special selection of gently used books and media that have been donated to the library. The selection includes beautiful cookbooks, fine arts, history, crafts, mysteries, and children’s books. Great browsing!   Proceeds from the Holiday Book Sale will be used to support programming for both adults and children.

Design Book Cover art to help decorate the Village Green!

This year, the library is participating in the tree decorating event on the Village Green. But we need help from young book lovers and artists! Kids are invited to stop by the library for their own blank book cover page, where they can draw reimagined book cover art for a favorite read. Can’t pick one up? Young artists are welcome to print a copy of the book cover template to work on at home here. Whether you finish your cover in the library with provided art supplies or take it home and decorate it, the finished artwork that is returned to the library front desk by November 21 will be weather-proofed and featured on our holiday tree for the whole community to enjoy. For more information, contact Children’s Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444.

Preparándonos para la universidad / Preparing for College

Martes 29 de Noviembre 7 -8 de la noche Oprime el link para registrar Preparandonos para la universidad o contactar el cordinador de programs para adults, Donald en adult@pawlinglibrary.org https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/preparandonos-para-la-universidad/2022-11-29/     En este taller padres y estudiantes latinos recibirán información importantísima con recursos del distrito escolar de Pawling para hacer la transición a  la universidad.   La biblioteca de Pawling está orgullosa de asociarse con Camino Al Éxito’s Project for All.     Preparing for College Tuesday, November 29 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Preparing for College or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/preparandonos-para-la-universidad/2022-11-29/   In this workshop Latino parents and students will receive vital information along with resources from the Pawling Central School District to foster a smooth transition into college.   The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Camino Al Éxito’s Project for All.   Photograph by Armin Rimoldi  

Coloring Group: Adult Art Workshop

Wednesdays 1-2 pm Click the link below to register for Coloring Group or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/coloring-group-adult-art-workshop-8/2022-11-09/   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

The Diabetes Prevention Support Group / Online Program

Thursday, December 1 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for The Diabetes Prevention Support Group or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-diabetes-prevention-support-group-online-program/2022-12-01/ This program is open to all who are concerned about preventing prediabetes. Each month, at these supportive meetings, we’ll be encouraging one another to maintain a nutritious, balanced diet, get plenty of exercise, and keep a positive attitude…especially when we stray from our intended goals. Some of the members of this group have completed a year-long National Diabetes Prevention Program through a partnership with Putnam Independent Living Services and the Pawling Library. Please join us.

Evening Book Conversations / Online Program

Wednesday, December 14 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Evening Book Conversations or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/evening-book-conversations-online-program-7/2022-12-14/   The book club will be discussing Flying Solo by Linda Holmes.   Share your passion for reading. Enjoy friendly discussions about your favorite books. This evening is for you. Book selections are made by our members.

Family Concert: Twinkle Time!

(Families, All ages and caregiver) Saturday, 11/5, 1:30 -2:15 PM *This event held at the Lathrop Center of Town of Pawling’s Lakeside Park, 2 Lakeside Drive, Pawling, NY 12564* Described as “like Lady Gaga for kids,” with a super pop sound mixed with a touch of Broadway belt, a sparkling soupçon of hip hop, and plenty of EDM glam, Twinkle Time is an award-winning family artist who has performed all over the country. Join us, free on Saturday, November 5, 1:30 – 2:15 PM at Lakeside Auditorium for a 45 minute show full of dancing, balloons, and family-friendly music. Partially sponsored by the library, Dutchess County, and Pawling Recreation. This is the last in our Literacy Heroes family event series. Find out more about Twinkle Time: https://twinkletimeandfriends.com/ Drop-ins welcome; registration is just for reminder emails! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/twinkle-time-family-concert-tickets-416943738947

Inspiring Non-Fiction Works by Women (Book Club) Online Program

Wednesday, November 16 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Inspiring Non-Fiction Works by Women or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/inspiring-works-by-women-writers-book-club-online-program-11/2022-11-16/   The book club will be discussing My Life in France by Julia Child.   Are you interested in reading and discussing non-fiction books, mainly autobiographical, by women? Then this is your Book Club! This is an opportunity to read about real life accounts of extraordinary women and most of it first hand through memoirs and autobiographies. We’ll begin each discussion by offering up some tidbits and questions to get us started and then it’s an open forum. Our hope is that together we will get to know, not only important women in history, but women who are brave, creative, passionate, and original thinkers. It does not matter how expert you are with the works or the authors. If you love the idea of reading and discussing non-fiction books by women who have powerful and inspiring stories to share this might be the perfect place to begin. Maybe...

Book Launch Party!

Saturday, October 15, 4:30 – 5:30 PM Free. Drop ins welcome, authors should contact Miss Neena directly to RSVP and collect their books. Our Make Me An Author summer program participants created their own picture books and we published them! Join our new authors, ages 5-12, as we celebrate their new books and get a peek at their incredible creations! The community is invited to join for this after hours event featuring snacks, book previews from the authors, and more. For more information, contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer at children@pawlinglibrary.org or (845) 855-3444. This program was partially funded by NYS OCFS and Dutchess County.

Reindeer Ornaments: Craft Workshop at Pawling Recreation

Thursday, November 17 10:00 am- 12:00 pm Click the link below to register for Reindeer Ornaments: Craft Workshop or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reindeer-ornaments-craft-workshop-at-pawling-recreation/2022-11-17/   PLEASE NOTE: This is a craft workshop for adults   Pawling Recreation and the Pawling Library are partnering for our community’s annual Christmas tree decorating contest. Please join us at Pawling Recreation on Thursday, November 17, from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm, to make Reindeer ornaments. And on Saturday, November 26 at 10 am, we’ll be meeting at the gazebo in our village to decorate our tree. Following the decorating will be a tree judging contest. Our tree will be one of 30 Christmas trees lighting up our village green. Help us to celebrate the holiday season! Thank you.     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