Category: Programs

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Friday, January 12th 2:00-5:00 pm Tutoring is available for both adults and teens. Sessions are for one hour. To schedule an appointment with Karina register at the front desk or call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444. This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program.

How To Make A Self-Published Book Not Look Self-Published

Tuesday, December 12 / 7:00-8:00 pm Some books just scream “Self-published.” How can you avoid this, when creating your own precious book? Marian Grudko, storyteller, composer and book editor, has distilled the key elements that go into making not only a professional-grade manuscript, but a finished product that looks traditionally published. By following her expert guidance, you can make your book look like it came off the presses of one of the Big Five (publishers, that is!) As a bonus, storyteller Marian Grudko will read excerpts from one of the books she edited and published, The Fairy Tale Book of Bifford C. Wellington, by T.A. Young. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

December Programs for Teens

Register now for December teen programs at the library!  We will make our own holiday decorations, have a teen movie night, a special winter themed Minecraft Monday, and a New Year’s party. Registration is required for all programs. For more information, visit pawlinglibrary.org/teenprograms/.        

Medicare 101

With Maggie Kwet Information Services Specialist, Dutchess County Office for the Aging Tuesday, November 14th / 6:30-8:00 pm TOPICS: Supplemental Insurances, EPIC, Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare Advantage Plans and MUCH more. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

The Millennial’s Guide to Getting It Together in a Confusing World

with Jackie Muller Discover how to find your voice, break free from other people’s opinions and become the happy, confident and purposeful adult you dream of becoming. Create a life based on your own design! All are welcome to attend this program. Please join us. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Vietnam War Vignettes

Presented by Paul Upham Wednesday, October 18th / 7:00-8:00 pm A memoir of the early days of the War by a Navy Intel Officer serving in-country and off the coast. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Estate Planning: How to Protect Your Parents and Yourself

Tuesday, October 17th / 7:00-8:30 pm Without proper planning, your Estate or your parent’s Estate may be settled in ways you never intended. Take this opportunity to educate yourself on your options. Join us to get real answers on how to assure your Estate is properly protected. About our presenter: Michael Martin has been preparing and litigating Estate plans for over 20 years. He received his J. D. from Pace Law School and was admitted to the New York and Connecticut State Bars in 1995. He has served as the Village Court Justice in the Village of Fishkill since 2002. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Qigong with Nadiya Nottingham

Two Sessions: Tuesday, October 3rd and 10th 7:00-8:00 pm Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is a Chinese system of physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. It is an ancient form of energy enhancement and is the basis of Tai Chi. It is perhaps the most under-estimated form of self-development and yet one of the most profound and deeply healing on all levels. Please join us for this gentle practice. Enhance your life. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Changes to the Teen Program Schedule

Two new programs have been added to the program schedule for Teens ages 10-18. On Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00, the crowd favorite Roblox Club is returning. On Saturday mornings from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, come have a continental breakfast and play games at Board Game Brunch. See the teen program page for more information. Register at the library or by calling (845) 855-3444.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Wednesday, September 27th / 7:00-8:00 pm This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging: cognitive activity, exercise, diet & nutrition, and social engagement. We will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do now to improve or maintain our overall health. This program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.