Category: Library News & Events

Library Director Search

Our current library director has left for a new position. If you are interested in becoming our next library director, please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs/ to read the job description and to submit an application. Interested candidates should apply on our website by Monday, October 11.

Free Family Concert by the Lake: Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could

Literacy Heroes Family Concert: Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could (Families and all ages) Saturday, 9/24, 1:30 -2:15 PM during Pawling Rotary’s Fall Festival *This event held at Lakeside Park, 2 Lakeside Drive, Pawling, NY 12564* 3-time Grammy nominees, Brady Rymer and the Little Band that could are stellar performers, creating upbeat, fun music ideal for the whole family. Join us, free on Saturday, September 24, 1:30 – 2:15 PM at Lakeside Park for a 45 minute show by Brady and the band during the Pawling Rotary Fall Festival. Bring your own seating for this fall edition of music by the lake, partially sponsored by the library, Pawling Rotary, Dutchess County and Pawling Recreation. Drop-ins welcome. No registration is required, though we’ll send you helpful updates and reminders if you register in advance! Register here.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Stop by the Library throughout September to get a Library card and new card applicants will be entered into a raffle to win a basket of books! There are baskets for adults, teens, big kids and little kids because everyone can get a library card with proof of address. With your card, you can borrow books, movies, video games, audio books, museum passes and more!

Check out our Final Drafts!

This summer, a group of children ages 4-12 worked hard with a team of volunteers, their parents and caregivers, and our staff to write and illustrate their own books! Over 9 weeks, the youth worked on rough drafts, edited, and finalized their projects. They learned about character development and perspective taking, adding in details about how characters feel into their plots. Our team couldn’t be more impressed by their final products and perseverance! Thanks to sponsorship by Dutchess County and the NYS Office of Child and Family Services, each child will receive a free published copy of their book to keep. Take a look at the drafts and covers of some of our participants’ soon-to-be released books!

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

Wednesday, September 21 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-9/2022-09-21/   The book club will be discussing Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy.   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...

The College Applications Timeline – What To Do & When / Online Program

Presented by Priyanka Shingala Wednesday, September 28 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The College Applications Timeline or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-college-applications-timeline-what-to-do-when-online-program/2022-09-28/   The college applications process can sound complicated with all its moving parts: SAT/ACT testing, college searches, tours, essays, interviews, and so on. In this program, Priyanka Shingala of Let’s Talk College, LLC will provide an updated overview of the process, and cover the exact steps you should take to stay on track, and even get ahead. This program is geared towards parents of all high school students, particularly 10th-12th graders. Topics include, but are not limited, to: With universities going test-optional, should you take the SAT or ACT? College Tours: What should you look for and what questions should you ask? Personal statements/supplemental essays/interviews; Getting a head start on the admissions process; A breakdown of priorities and a timeline of 9-12th grades; and Helpful resources to guide you through the process.   About our presenter: Priyanka Shingala has been working in the test prep...

Body System Disorders: The Urinary System – Balancing Doshas to keep Systems Regulated / Online Program

Presented by Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Thursday, September 29 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The Urinary System or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.   https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/body-system-disorders-the-urinary-system-balancing-doshas-to-keep-systems-regulated-online-program/2022-09-29/   The urinary system filters blood – ridding it of excess nitrogen, urea, salts, and water – and creates urine as a waste by-product. It also keeps chemicals, such as potassium and sodium, and water in balance. The organs of the urinary system include the kidneys, renal pelvis, ureters, bladder and urethra. When the body breaks down foods containing protein (meat, poultry and certain vegetables) urea is produced. It is then carried in the bloodstream to the kidneys, where it is removed along with water and other wastes in the form of urine. Other important functions of the kidneys include blood pressure regulation and the production of erythropoietin, which controls red blood cell production in the bone marrow. Kidneys also regulate the acid-base balance and conserve fluids. Disorders of the urinary system include: kidney disease, kidney infection, kidney stones,...

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club / Online Program

Tuesday, August 23 4-5 pm Click the link below to register for Tuesday Afternoon Book Club or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/tuesday-afternoon-book-club-online-program-19/2022-08-23/ The book club will be discussing The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies. 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.

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

Wednesday, August 17 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Inspiring Works by Women Writers 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-8/2022-08-17/   The book club will be discussing Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin.   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...

New Nature Preserve Deer Pond Farm – hiking, birding & more / Online Program

Tuesday August 16 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Deer Pond Farm or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/new-nature-preserve-deer-pond-farm-hiking-birding-more-online-program/2022-08-16/ Learn about the CT Audubon Society’s beautiful new nature preserve Deer Pond Farm that’s located only minutes from the Pawling Library in Sherman, CT. There are over 15 miles of trails to explore on 850 acres spanning Pawling, NY and Sherman, CT. Deer Pond Farm’s director, Cathy Hagadorn, will lead this informational / educational presentation. She will provide an overview of what to expect and enjoy when visiting on your own, on one of our many guided programs as well highlights of our environmental conservation work here and with community partners.   About our presenter: Cathy Hagadorn is the Director of Deer Pond Farm. Cathy, joined the Connecticut Audubon Society in the fall of 2015. In her first year, she served as the director of the Coastal Center at Milford Point. In 2017 she was then chosen to direct the newest sanctuary, Deer Pond Farm. Cathy is responsible for all...