Welcome to Lonna Kelly’s Postcard Mail Art Project wherein participants creatively alter postcards to their liking, which they then mail back to our library. Let your imagination run wild. Use whatever medium you prefer to create an original work of art. Stop by our library’s circulation desk for a postcard. A different postcard (see below) will be available at our library during each season. Photographer and Mail Art fan Lonna Kelly has selected and photographed four Pawling scenes reproduced on postcards. Artwork will be scanned and posted on the websites for the Pawling Library & lonnakellystudio.com. Altered Art: Images of Pawling is part of a year of celebrations to honor our library’s one-hundredth anniversary. Please join us, and celebrate our library and our community! Thank you. May—July 2021 (summer) August—November 2021 (fall) December —February 2022 (winter) March—May 2022 (spring) Please click on the link below for full details about the program. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/adults/altered-art-images-of-pawling-art-project/
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This summer, get involved in our community! Below are library volunteering opportunities for kids and teens. Included: Book Buddy Volunteers needed, Reading as service!, Garden Volunteering, and Project Do Something Become a Book Buddy! For ages 11- 20 We are currently accepting volunteer applications for our Book Buddy program. Teens and tweens ages 11-18 can apply to become reading buddies to our community’s younger, developing readers. Volunteers will be paired with an elementary aged student, whom they will assist in practicing their reading skills, as well as read aloud to. Schedule: Virtually over Zoom, Mondays, 7/12-8/21, 2:20 – 3:00 PM Applicants need strong reading skills and to be available for at least three of the six dates of the program. A parent or guardian’s permission is needed to complete the application. The application is open now. To apply, fill out our application. Questions can be directed to Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-855-3444. Reading as Service! For all ages This summer, our library is aiming to buy a brand...
Just Keep Writing: Author Maya Gottfried on writing as a celebration of life, even when life is tough / Online Program
Wednesday, June 16 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Just Keep Writing: Author Maya Gottfried on writing as a celebration of life, even when life is tough or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at email@example.com. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/author-maya-gottfried-on-writing-as-a-celebration-of-life-even-when-life-is-tough/2021-06-16/ At this special presentation, Maya Gottfried will talk about how even her writing on serious topics is ultimately a celebration of life, and how she goes about acknowledging and addressing mistakes of the past as an author. About our presenter: Maya Gottfried is the author of three children’s books, including Good Dog and Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary (both published by Knopf), as well as the adult nonfiction lifestyle guide Vegan Love. Her essays have appeared in media outlets including Oprah Daily, The Washington Post, and Stat (Boston Globe Media).
The June 10th meeting of the Pawling Library’s Board of trustees will take place at the pavilion in Lakeside Park at 6:30 PM. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
On Tuesday June 1st, the Pawling Library entered Stage 8 of our re-opening protocols. Masks are currently required for all unvaccinated individuals at all times. People who have been fully vaccinated may use the library without a mask in the afternoons and evenings. During the mornings, we are maintaining “vulnerable-friendly hours”, when everyone on site will wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. For all the guidelines to follow during stage 8 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 8 we will continue to offer contactless checkout in our courtyard. For more information please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/contactless-checkout-with-mylibro/
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...
Presented by Donna Thomas and Dr. Jaime Arnoff of James’s Warr;ors Thursday, May 27 7-8 pm To register for this free program, provided the Public Libraries of Dutchess County, please click on the link below. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvdeGupjIvH9Gx09E9xdsSoxmsj_ZVDkMK This presentation is a personal and open discussion about depression, mental illness, and suicide and how to talk about it. James’s Warr;ors goal is to teach our communities to talk about shame and secrecy and to stop the stigmas associated with depression, anxiety and suicide. Click on the link below to learn more about James’s Warr;ors. https://www.jamesswarriors.org
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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...