Category: Library News & Events

Reading and Book Signing

Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups about a ladybug who wanted more than anything to live in Paris Saturday, December 14, 11:00 am at The Book Cove Claudine was written by Marian Grudko and T.A. Young with Claudine drawings by Donald Partelow and paintings of Paris by Renee Gauvin Please join Marian and Donald at The Book Cove for the reading and signing To reserve your copy, please pre-order Claudine by calling The Book Cove at 845-855-9590. http://pawlingbookcove.com To register for this program, call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Holiday Book Sale

The Pawling Library’s annual Holiday Book Sale will be December 6th through 8th. The library annex will be full of books of every variety, perfect to buy for yourself or a loved one this holiday season. All proceeds will go toward library programs and events. On Saturday December 7th, Santa and Mrs. Claus will even come by the library and there will be live Christmas music. The hours for the book sale are as follows: Friday 12/6: 5:00 – 8:30 Saturday 12/7: 10:00 – 4:00 Sunday 12/8: 11:00 – 2:00 If you are interested in volunteering to help set up for the book sale on Thursday or clean up afterwards on Sunday, please call the library at 845-855-3444. We are always very grateful for any assistance we can get.

Thankgiving Week Hours

If you are not going over the river and through the woods this Thanksgiving, you might be interested in knowing when the Pawling Library will be open.  We will be reducing our schedule during Thanksgiving week, so that staff and volunteers are able to spend time with their loved ones. We will close at 3 PM on Wednesday and then re-open at noon on Friday. Day by day, that means our hours are as follows: Monday: 12-5 Tuesday: 10-8 Wednesday: 10-3 Thursday: Closed Friday: 12-5 Saturday: 10-4

Join Our Team

The Pawling Library is looking to hire a part-time Library Clerk to work at the circulation desk on Wednesdays and alternating Saturdays. If you are interested, you can read more about the position and apply online at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs/ Only applications submitted through our online portal will be considered. If you would like more information about applying, please email our library director, Brian Avery at director@pawlinglibrary.org.

The Great Give Back

The Pawling Library is partnering with our friends at the Pawling Resource Center for The Great Give Back, a day in which libraries offer our patrons the opportunity to help people in their community. The Resource Center is looking for at least 8 people to help them assemble Thanksgiving Sunshine Gift Baskets on Saturday, October 19, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. These baskets are very important to the recipients, some of whom are recovering in hospitals and nursing homes. You can also help out by donating food and toiletries that can be used to fill the gift baskets. The items needed are small-sized containers of the following: Cookies, crackers, hard candies, mints, teas, fruit cups, jams, hand lotion, hand soaps, tissues, emery boards, nail clippers, sachets… and anything else you think might be a nice addition! Donations can be dropped off at the Resource Center up until Saturday, October 19. You can help out in another way. We’ll be making Sunshine Cards on Wednesday, October 9, from 6:30-8:00 pm, not just for people  receiving Thanksgiving Sunshine...

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Employees

Presented by Laurie DelBalzo Director of Human Resources of the Trinity-Pawling School Wednesday, July 17 10:00-11:30 am In New York State employers must by law provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training. At this free program you’ll learn to identify all the various prohibited forms of sexual harassment and understand what you can do to make sure that you are and remain safe in the work environment. The goal of this program is to give employees the tools to empower themselves against sexual harassment. Employers who send their employees to this program must, at their place of business, review with each employee their own sexual harassment prevention policy to satisfy this statewide training requirement. NOTE: This program will be held at the Trinity-Pawling School. The school is located at 700 Route 22 in Pawling. http://www.trinitypawling.org Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

The Great Pawling Library Book Sale Offers Many Surprises

Every spring the Pawling Library hosts its annual book sale. This year, the sale will take place at the newly renovated Lathrop Center located at 2 Lakeside Drive on Saturday June 1st from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, June 2nd, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and the following weekend on Saturday June 8th, from 9-4 and Sunday June 9the from 10-3. Aside from the amazing array (over 25,000 volumes) of books for sale in every category imaginable, both in hardcover and paperback, this year’s sale will definitely surprise and delight everyone who attends. Deb Barnett, chair of the 2019 Great Pawling Library Book Sale, shared, “When I was asked to chair this years Pawling Library Book Sale, I was excited to work with an amazing group of volunteers who were willing to expand the event from just selling books to creating an experience for all attending. I want to thank the library trustees for believing in my vision of growing the book sale into a festival, and this year is the first...

CALL TO ARTISTS

Slide Slam: Making a Difference Digital Art Exhibition Theme: Using your artistic abilities, express how you could make a positive change in your own community. This change could be helping someone in need; creating a garden to beautify your village or town; befriending a person or family whose background is different from your own; or any manner of expressing change to help better the world in which you and your neighbors live. Simply allow your heart and talent to guide you. At this interactive art exhibit each work is projected onto a screen. The artist has 5 minutes to present their artwork, explaining each piece to the audience and their fellow artists. Artists may use work they have previously created that reflects the theme, or create art specifically for the show. 15 artists will have the opportunity participate. Artists may submit up to five works of art. Email jpeg images of your artwork to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. Only images submitted by email will be accepted. Deadline: May 4, 11:59 pm. Artists notified of accepted work:...

American Essay Contest Awards, Readings & Discussion

Saturday, April 27 2:00-5:00 pm This special presentation will take place at the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association. The HWLCA is located at 239 Route 292 in Holmes, NY. All participants will have the opportunity to read their essays with a discussion led by Dr. Robin Lester, author and former headmaster of the Trinity School in New York City. Special thanks to our juror Thomas Walogorsky, editor of The Pawling Record. Inspired by the PBS documentary American Creed, this writing contest asked young writers to examine the question, “Who gets to be counted as ‘American’ and why?” The film can be viewed at americancreed.org. Have a voice in your community. Let your words be read and heard. Please join us by participating in this program. About our speaker: Robin Lester is a graduate of the University of Chicago where he earned his Ph.D. in history and went on to become an award winning historian. In 1996 he was awarded Book of the Year by The North American Society for Sport History for his book STAGG’S...

Such Sweet Sorrow

Evelina has been the smiling face behind the circulation desk., and the” go to” person at the library with any issues regarding patron accounts for the last ten years… and she has loved being of service to the community. She has visited homebound patrons, the Friendship Center, and the Grand on a regular basis in order to bring library services to those who could not otherwise take advantage of them. She has loved bringing joy to these patrons through her visits, and we have been so happy to have her as part of the library family. Evelina has lived in Pawling for the last sixteen years. Now she and her husband Victor will be retiring to South Carolina. We wish them the best on their new adventure! We will be saying good-by to Evelina with some pastries and coffee at the library on April 27th at 10 am. We invite you to stop in to wish her a sweet farewell!