Category: Programs

Join our Fall Children’s Programs

The schedule for children’s programs for September – November is now available. Registration is also open now. This Fall, we’re offering in-person, digital, and take home kit programs for chlidren ages birth – elementary school. Join anytime–registration is rolling, but enrollment is first come, first served. We appreciate your patience as we’ve worked to put together the best schedule possible. View the entire schedule of events and register for programs here. For more information about programs and our services to youth, visit our Current Children’s Programs Page or contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at 845-855-3444 or

Social Security 101: Everything you wanted to know / Online Program

A FREE workshop from Social Security Presented by Ravi Gopaul Public Affairs Specialist Monday, September 20 4-5 pm Click the link below to register for Social Security 101 or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at At this workshop you’ll learn: When are you eligible to receive retirement benefits? How does early retirement affect your benefits? Do you qualify for disability, survivors, and spouse benefits? How do you get the most from your benefit? What is the future of Social Security? When should you file for Medicare? Learn how to use my Social Security online account and other online services. You should go to to create a my Social Security account and print out your Social Security Statement before attending the workshop About our presenter: Ravi Gopaul, a Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration, is responsible for outreach activity in Greater New York. He coordinates local outreach events, and provides training for community organizations. He joined Social Security in 2012 helping individuals establish entitlement to benefits under all Social Security...

Japanese American Internment / Online Program

Presented by Jeffrey Urbin Wednesday, September 22 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Japanese American Internment or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at The roundup and relocation of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry in the wake of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor is one of the darkest blemishes on the Roosevelt record. This presentation explores the intent and consequences of Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066.   About our presenter: Jeffrey Urbin is the Education Specialist and Director of the Pare Lorentz Film Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York where he is responsible for developing all of the Library’s education offerings ranging from second grade to college and adult learning programs. In addition, he provides training, programs and presentations for teachers and assists museum educators across the country in developing educational programs for their own museums. He has been a pioneer in developing distance learning programs for the Presidential Library System for which he received a 2014 Presidential Libraries Achievement Award....

Monday Matinee

Monday, September 27 2-4 pm Click the link below to register for Monday Matinee or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at This program will take place at Pawling Recreation Movie: 12 Mighty Orphans Stars: Luke Wilson & Martin Sheen Drama Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 1h 58min NOTE: This afternoon movie presentation is for an adult audience. The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation. Pawling Recreation 2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564 845-855-1131 Email:

Ayurveda and Skin Disorders: Psoriasis Eczema, Hives, Rash and more / Online Programs

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Tuesday, September 28 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Ayurveda and Skin Disorders or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Getting to the root cause of a disorder is the tenant of Ayurveda. With skin disorders the main causes are diet and lifestyle – the effect of which an individual may be unaware. Nutrition and habits that aggravate the basic nature of an individual cause imbalances that contaminate body tissues and can manifest as skin disruptions. Knowing your basic constitution (dosha), and how to maintain balance, is key to avoiding, and reversing, skin disorders. Come and discover: The body type that is most prone to skin disorders  How seasonal changes affect the body constitution and promote skin disorders  Diet and lifestyle changes that maintain balance and reverse skin disorders Treatments, and home remedies, for the root cause of skin disorders About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River,...

Community Book Read: A Passage to India with Stephanie Rogers / Online Program

Wednesday, September 29 6:30-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for Community Book Read: A Passage to India or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at The Pawling Library is Celebrating its Centennial. For this program we are not only commemorating our library’s anniversary but bringing people together through their passion for great literary works. We have selected four classic novels, one for each season, that were popular in the 1920s when our library first came into being. Our presenter, Stephanie Rogers, will be reading an excerpt from each novel and then lead a Q & A for our audience. Stephanie Rogers is the author of The Horse I Belong To: How a Misused and Almost Forgotten Grade Mare Showed Me the Way. The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with our neighbors Pawling Recreation, the Book Cove and the Pawling Resource Center. To participate in this program, order a copy of A Passage to India through our library. You can also support our partner, the Book Cove, by purchasing this...

Financial Health: Take Control of Your Finances / Online Program

with Leona O’Connell Tuesday, October 5 10:30 am-12:00 pm Click the link below to register for Financial Health or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   This course has been designed to help you achieve financial health.   Course topics include: Effective budgeting Understanding credit Setting financial goals and the tools to achieve them   Please join Leona O’Connell, Housing Counselor at Hudson River Housing’s NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, for this FREE in-depth financial presentation. For information about Hudson River Housing, please click the link below.

Thank you Summer Readers!

WOW! Thank you to our Tails and Tales Summer Readers who read over 33,000 minutes (550 hours) this summer to earn our library a new marketplace learning center!   Plus, the Kid’s Team Won the Reading Challenge! The marketplace is now available for families to use in our children’s area. It is designed to help our preschool and toddler patrons learn through play and will feature rotating themes of play such as grocery store, tools and repair, and a flower shop. The repair shop is open now, with alphabet locks, gears, and a pint-sized tool box. Stop by and check it out! To wrap up the program: At the close of our six week Tails and Tales Summer Reading Challenge, the kid’s team won the Summer Reading Crown for the second summer in a row! Congrats to everyone on the kid’s team who each earned an extra raffle ticket for our big prize raffle and bragging rights as the reading champions!

Family Block Party: Celebrate the end of summer!

Summer programs have come to a close, so join us for our end of summer celebration! Wizard of Oz Family Block Party: Saturday, August 28th, 12:30 – 3:00 PM Lakeside Park: 2 Lakeside Drive Pawling, New York 12564 Join us under the Lakeside pavilion for a free event featuring bouncy castle, rainbow water play area, dunk tank, crafts, lawn games, snacks, and a prize raffle for major prizes like local gift cards, toys, and a Kindle Fire. There will be a Wizard of Oz themed costume contest, which all ages are welcome to join!  No registration is required, so stop by and play with us, even if only for a little while! Thank you to the Donaldson Trust and Pawling Centennial Committee for sponsoring this event.

Yin Restorative Yoga / Online Program

Tuesday afternoons 1-2 pm Click the link below to register for Yin Restorative Yoga or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Instructor: Maria Polhemus Yin Restorative Yoga is a gentle practice. The poses are held longer than hatha yoga (1 minute to 3-4 minutes) and mostly performed close to the floor. There are few standing postures. This form of yoga is known for calming and balancing the mind, body and internal organs, increasing circulation, and improving flexibility and joint mobility. Yin Restorative Yoga encourages the use of props. For class make sure you have a strap (belt or scarf will do), yoga block (or book), eye pillow, and pillows, rolled up towels etc. for various areas of support. Please join us for a stress relieving hour of gentle exercise and relaxation. Each session ends with a guided meditation. Program fee: $4.00, per class. Note: We ask that you pay in advance for a full month of yoga classes. For September: One month of Yin Restorative Yoga: $16.00. You can make a non-refundable...