Category: Library News & Events

Centennial Jazz Concert

The Pawling Library is hosting a free jazz concert on the Village Green on Saturday May 22nd, 1-3 PM. Why is the Pawling Library kicking off its year-long centennial celebration with a New Orleans Jazz band? Because in 1921, when the library received its Charter from the New York State Board of Education, what was known then as Dixieland Jazz, was all the rage all over the country! In the early twentieth century, the Great Migration of talented Black and Creole musicians who left New Orleans to seek a better life in the north, brought this vibrant musical genre to Chicago, Philadelphia and New York. And what better way to celebrate our one hundred years of service to our community than to shout out our excitement with this “brassy” introduction to our thrilling year of programming and events brought to you by the generosity of the Oliver S. and Jennie R. Donaldson Charitable Trust. While you’re celebrating with us, dance on over to the information tent where we will be sharing our program schedule for...

Trustee meeting at the park

The May 13th meeting of the Pawling Library’s Board of trustees will take place at the pavilion in Lakeside Park at 6 PM. Members of the public are welcome to attend, provided that they adhere to social distancing requirements.

Stage 7 Re-Opening

On Saturday May 1st, the Pawling Library entered Stage 7 of our re-opening protocols. This means we are resuming limited, socially-distant in-person programming. Up to 14 visitors are permitted into each building. Each person must wear a mask and may stay for up to one hour per visit (or longer, if nobody is waiting for a turn to use the library). For the six guidelines to follow during stage 7 and more information about our re-opening procedures, please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/ We recognize that not everyone is ready to return to our building. During stage 7 we will continue to offer contactless checkout in our courtyard. For more information please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/contactless-checkout-with-mylibro/

Trustee meeting will be online

The April 8th meeting of the library’s board of trustees will be conducted digitally. If you would like access to the meeting, please contact the library director, Brian Avery, by emailing director@pawlinglibrary.org

FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 Registration is required. You can reserve a space for tutoring by registering below or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. Once you are registered Karina will email you a Zoom link. You can use Zoom on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. One space is available for each class. Please indicate what day and time you’d like to make an appointment. Thank you! This publication was supported in part by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.   Thursday, April 8 Time slots: 1:00-2:00 pm / 2:00-3:00 pm / 3:00-4:00 pm https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/free-english-esol-online-tutoring-12/2021-04-08/   Friday, April 9 Time slots: 5:00-6:00 pm / 6:00-7:00 pm / 7:00-8:00 pm https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/free-english-esol-online-tutoring-8/2021-04-09/   Saturday, April 10 Time slots: 4:00-5:00 pm / 5:00-6:00 pm / 6:00-7:00 pm https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/free-english-esol-online-tutoring-14/2021-04-10/   Thursday, April 15 Time slots: 1:00-2:00 pm / 2:00-3:00 pm https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/free-english-esol-online-tutoring-13/2021-04-15/   Friday, April 16 Time slots: 5:00-6:00 pm / 6:00-7:00 pm / 7:00-8:00 pm https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/free-english-esol-online-tutoring-11/2021-04-16/   Saturday, April 17 Time slots: 4:00-5:00 pm...

Meet Princess Elsa!

Announcing our Princess/Superhero Series: Meet Elsa Featuring favorite characters like Elsa, Wonder Woman, and Princess Leia, join us live or request a recording of storytimes to watch anytime. Watch live on Facebook! : Second Thursday of the month, March-October, 4:30 – 5:00 PM EST Click here to join our Facebook Live Group and watch. Watch anytime: A recording of the program will be available on Facebook shortly after the event premieres. Not on Facebook? Click here to request a recording that will be delivered straight to your inbox! Want to give your child an experience they’ll never forget? Become friends with a real princess or hero as they read, sing, tell engaging stories, and play games together — Plus, she will respond to your child’s live comments by name! Join us for the first Virtual Live Storytime in our 8-month series, featuring Princess Elsa! Watch live on Thursday, March 11th, at 4:30pm to participate in the interactive experience and be automatically entered to win a video call from Princess Elsa herself! Schedule of special guests: March 11 – Princess Elsa...

Black History in the Children’s Collection

Looking for books to read with your children this Black History Month? We’re highlighting books by Black creators this February. This selection list includes biographies of Black trailblazers and game changers, important moments from our history, and collections of tales and folklore passed down through generations. Interested? You can request any of these books through the links below. ***Starred choices are available as digital downloads in hoopla or Libby! Thank you to Angie Webb for curating this list. Biographies Little leaders: bold women in Black history. By Vashti Harrison (Request it here) *** (Digital version) Before she was Harriet: the story of Harriet Tubman by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Request it here) Sojourner Truth: ain’t I a woman? by Pat McKissack (Request it here) Promises to keep: how Jackie Robinson changed America by Sharon Robinson (Request it here) Althea Gibson: the story of tennis’ fleet-of-foot girl by Megan Reid (Request it here) Rosa by Nikki Giovanni (Request it here) *** (Digital Version) The story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Johnny Ray Moore (Request it here) Bad news for outlaws: the remarkable life of...

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Library Re-Opens February 12th

Starting on Friday, February 12th, the Pawling Library will once again be open to the public. On the 12th, we will move to stage 5 of our re-opening protocols. Up to ten patrons at a time will be allowed to enter the library. Each person must wear a mask and may stay for up to one hour per visit. For the six guidelines to follow during stage 5 and more information about our re-opening procedures, please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/ During stage 5 we will continue to offer contactless checkout in our courtyard. For more information please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/contactless-checkout-with-mylibro/

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Contactless Checkout and Virtual Services

As of December 27th, the Pawling Library is not open to the public. Instead we are offering contactless checkout and virtual services. Library staff will be on-hand to answer phone calls and emails and to facilitate contactless checkout. Contactless checkout can be scheduled using the myLibro app, the webform https://tinyurl.com/courtyardcheckout or by calling the library at (845) 855-3444 or emailing staff@pawlinglibrary.org For more information about our virtual services, please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/stuck-at-home-here-are-10-things-you-can-still-do-thanks-to-your-library-card/

Emergency Board Meeting

The Board of Trustees of the Pawling library will conduct an emergency board meeting on Zoom. The meeting will be a teleconference scheduled for Friday December 18th at 10:45 AM. If you would like more information about this meeting or to listen, please contact the Library Director, Brian Avery, by emailing director@pawlinglibrary.org