Category: Library News & Events

Trustee meeting at the park

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.

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 adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 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).

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...

No One Walks Alone / Online Program

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

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/