Category: Programs

Register for teen programs!

Spring is here! (Well, sort of). The Spring Program Session for teens will run from April 9 – June 9, and you can start signing up now! Find a full list of programs at Register at the library, by calling 855-3444, or by contacting Kate at Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Estate Planning: How to Protect Your Parents and Yourself

Tuesday, March 20 / 7:00-8:00 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.

Submit your artwork to Front Street Gallery

The Pawling Library & Front Street Gallery Present A New Chapter: Group Art Show Alexander Graham Bell said, “When one door closes another door opens.” Opportunities abound and what many fail to realize is that we make our own opportunities. We are not required to follow a preordained map. Our story can go in any direction. The unfolding is unending, as our soul searches for what brings us the greatest joy: the fulfillment of experiencing who we truly are. In the journey there is freedom to explore, and always a desire for more. One chapter ends and a new chapter begins.   Important Dates Mar. 26: Deadline–submissions must be emailed or received by 12:00 am. Mar 31: Notification of accepted work sent to artists. April. 13-15: Delivery of accepted work to gallery. April 28: Opening Reception at Front Street Gallery, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. See here for details: We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Tie Dye Party

Saturday, March 10 from 4:00-5:00 PM, teens can come make their own tie dye clothing! Bring in your own white or light colored cotton garments to dye. The library will supply the dye and provide tips and tricks to making your items like, totally awesome. This event is open to teens ages 10-18. Register at the Pawling Library, by calling 855-3444, or by emailing Kate at

Dudes and Kids Day- Let’s Make Reading Fun!

Saturday, 3/10 5:30-6:30 pm – Ms. Neena, Main Library Caregivers and children ages 4-8 are invited to participate in a series of challenges together, all of which aim to boost their reading skills. Have fun together completing tasks and competing, either against each other or together to reach the highest score! Whether just learning letters or reading whole books, this evening will provide families with fun, easy to reproduce tools that they can use at home to keep reading skills sharp! Drop ins welcome–registration preferred. Please contact Neena at 845-855-3444 or for more information or to reserve a space.

What it Takes to Get into College Today

with Stephanie Mauro Wednesday, February 28 7:00-8:00 pm In this seminar you will learn: *A time-line for success—where you should start in the college planning process. *How important are SAT & ACT tests and how do colleges value them. *What the more selective colleges really want to see in your student’s application. *The financial aid systems and how they work. *How to maximize your student’s potential to receive scholarships, grants, and forms of merit-aid. *How it’s possible to attend a Private College for a Public College Price. Plus much, much more… Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: Health for Life

Tuesday, February 27 7:00-8:00 pm Traditional Chinese Medicine is built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. In this lecture, Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, will de-mystify the oldest medical system in the world and explain how you can restore health naturally and successfully. He’ll describe the different diagnosis methods such as tongue, pulse and palpation as well as the use of all the tools of Chinese medicine including acupuncture, massage, and herbal medicine. Using modern technology and research, it proves to be a powerful system for restoring health and keeping you healthy and disease-free. He will also share acupressure points that can help relieve day-to-day symptoms of some common ailments. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Job Ready Sessions

With Ashley Wright of Dutchess One Stop Wednesday, February 14th  2:00-4:00 pm Meet one on one with a Dutchess One Stop Representative. Please bring a hard copy of your resume. An employer looks at your resume for just 6-10 seconds before deciding if you are a good fit for the job. This is a great service for you if you…. * Need to create a resume * Want feedback on your newly written or revised resume * Job search assistance * Interviewing skills * Community Partner referrals * Are starting a job search * Are not getting results from your resume Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Friday, February  2nd 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 Pay for College without going Broke

with Stephanie Mauro of College Planning 101 Tuesday, January 30th / 7:00-8:00 pm In this seminar, parents will learn what the differences are between the FAFSA and CSS Profile financial aid forms and how they affect the cost of college. What financial aid really means to a family and how need is determined. We will go over the parental and student assets that take away from qualifying for financial aid. How the financial aid system works and why it’s important to have your expected family contribution (EFC) calculated before your student visits colleges. When a parent leaves this seminar they will understand the federal and private loan programs and there are two case studies showing how college planning makes a difference. Don’t miss this informative seminar! Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.