Category: Library News & Events

In Search of Accounting Help

The Pawling Library is looking to contract with an accounting firm to handle our accounting and bookkeeping needs. If you know of an accounting firm that might be able help us, please have them send us an engagement letter. A fuller explanation of what we are seeking can be found at

Bids for Kids Corner

The Pawling Library is currently accepting bids from contractors who would be interested in building our new children’s addition. If you know of any contractors who might be interested in bidding, please make sure we receive their bids by July 8th. The full details and bid documents can be found at

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club / Online Program

Tuesday, June 28 4-5 pm Click the link below to register for Tuesday Afternoon Book Club or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at The book club will be discussing The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. This afternoon book club is all about connecting with others just like you who have a passion for reading. Connect with friends and make new friends. We look forward to seeing you for an hour of friendly conversations. Book selections are agreed upon by our members. Please join us.

Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation

Wednesday, June 29 2-3 pm Instructor: Tina Orgera Click the link below to register for Line Dancing or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   Do you enjoy line dancing or want to learn? It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to this or experienced. Spend an hour dancing while listening to a variety of tunes. Line dancing is not just entertainment, it’s also a good form of exercise. Please join us. Be good to yourself and have some fun. Joy is healthy, too!   The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation for this program. 2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564 845-855-1131 Email:

Natural Healing / Online Program

Presented by Julie Johns Wednesday, June 29 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Natural Healing or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   At this presentation you’ll learn the health benefits of Chinese medicine. Please join us and discover how you can naturally improve the quality of your life.   About our presenter: Julie Johns is a licensed Acupuncturist. She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She earned a MS degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a BS degree in Health Sciences in a three-year program at Mercy College which focused on acupuncture, theory of oriental medicine, Chinese herbology, health sciences, and clinical experience. Her first career was as a research assistant in two basic research laboratories, one at Stanford Medical School and the other at Weill Cornell Medical College. These experiences along with the BA degree in Biology she received from the University of California, Santa Cruz gave her a good grounding in science and the theories of allopathic (western)...

12 Easy Herbs for your Patio and Gardens / Online Program

Presented by Master Gardener Lorraine Seach Thursday, June 30 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for 12 Easy Herbs for your Patio and Gardens or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Herbs are great multi-taskers for all kinds of gardens! Their culinary and ornamental value make them candidates for kitchen gardens, vegetable plots, perennial borders and all sizes and types of containers. Learn how to grow and use the easiest of herbs!

Inspiring Works by Women Writers (Book Club) / Online Program

Wednesday, June 15 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Inspiring Works by Women Writers (Book Club) or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   The book club will be discussing The Sisters Rosensweig, by Wendy Wasserstein.   Are you interested in reading and discussing novels, plays, and poems by women? Then this is your Book Club! This is a fun opportunity to indulge in some great works by women writers. We will begin each discussion with a little background history and tidbits on each female writer. I’ll ask a few questions to get us started and then it’s an open forum. My hope is that together we gain a little more insight into these books (and perhaps the authors as well). Some of these books you may know well. Some may be books you always meant to read and never got around to! It does not matter how expert you are with the works or the authors. If you are passionate about discussing books and would like to build...

Body System Disorders: The Skeletal System-Assisting our Foundation as a Whole / Online Program

Presented by Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Tuesday, June 14 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The Skeletal System or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   The skeletal system is made up of the bones (the skeleton), muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue that supports and binds tissues and organs together. Its primary functions include supporting the body, allowing motion, and protecting vital organs. It also is involved in the production of blood cells, storage of minerals, and endocrine regulation. While the adult human skeletal system includes 206 bones, the infantile skeletal system has many more, since not all of the bones have fused together yet. The mineral calcium helps your muscles, nerves, and cells work normally. If you do not get enough calcium in your diet, or if your body does not absorb enough calcium, your bones can get weak or will not grow properly. Your skeleton (bones) are a living organ. Teeth are not bones but are still part of...

Teen Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for a volunteers to dress as Piggie & Gerald, or to be their guide for a special program on June 11th, beginning at 10 am. Dressed as the beloved Mo Willems characters, you will encourage the children with questions and help with the planned activity. To sign up or for more information, please contact Neena McBaer, Children’s Program Coordinator:

Memorial Day Weekend

The Pawling Library will be closed Sunday May 29 and Monday May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. For information about what is happening for Memorial Day around Dutchess County, you can visit