Category: Programs

Family Field Trip Series

Family Field Trip Series

This summer, the library wants to make taking trips with your kids as easy and fun as possible. Meet us at the Trevor Zoo, Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, or the Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum for special animal encounters and play-based experiments by museum and animal educators! Registration in the event includes all entrance fees and program fees for the special field trip activities, as well as a small snack provided to each participant. Transportation is not provided. Because each field trip includes a unique learning activity, the age-range for each visit varies in order to reflect what is developmentally appropriate. However, we may be able to accommodate younger or older siblings on a case-by-case basis. Contact Children’s Program Coordinator Neena McBaer directly with questions about bringing younger or older siblings. Registration is required. Registration is open now for Pawling and Holmes residents. Non-resident registration (as space is available) opens 06/20. You must register for each event individually. Click on each to find out more or sign up. Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum: – Sensory...

Poetry Workshop: Imagine You’re Someone Else / Online Program

Tuesday, January 31 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Poetry Workshop: Imagine You’re Someone Else or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   You have an idea for a new poem. Why not write it from someone else’s perspective? Whether it’s a historical figure or your neighbor down the road or even a bird – try to imagine what life is like for them. Then write your poem from their point of view. Bring your poem to the workshop, to share and discuss. Or just bring your ideas and enthusiasm and we’ll learn together.     About our presenter: Marian Grudko is the author of Lucinda Snowdrop and co-author of Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups, with T.A. Young. She is also a composer and storyteller. Her work can be seen on her YouTube channel and listened to at

Coloring Group: Adult Art Workshop at Pawling Recreation

Wednesdays 1-2 pm Click the link below to register for Coloring Group or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   Coloring is more than being creative, it’s a very relaxing activity that has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. Each week we’ll be coloring a new mandala design, while also enjoying a good round of conversation. You don’t have to have a degree in art to participate…just some paper and color pencils. Please join us. Relax and connect with like-minded people, and add a burst of color to your day! All supplies will be provided.   The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation.   Pawling Recreation 2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564 845-855-1131 Email:

Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation

Wednesdays 2:15-3:15 pm Instructor: Tina Orgera Click the link below to register for Line Dancing or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Do you enjoy line dancing or want to learn? It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to this or experienced. Spend an hour dancing while listening to a variety of tunes. Line dancing is not just entertainment, it’s also a good form of exercise. Please join us. Be good to yourself and have some fun. Joy is healthy, too!   The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation for this program.   2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564 845-855-1131 Email:


Monday, February 6 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for COME TOGETHER PAWLING or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Each month, in a respectful and open environment, we’ll explore a new topic led by a different community leader. At the start of the program, we’ll be watching a 15-minute TED TALKS video, entitled Why people believe they can’t draw with Graham Shaw. Following the viewing, we’ll open up a group discussion led by Courtney Puckett. NOTE: Participants should have sheets of paper and a marker or pencil for this program. Our wellness as individuals and as a community depends on continued sharing, support and conversation in times of celebration as well as in times of conflict. Come Together and join us in fostering deeper conversations, listening to disparate experiences and points of view in the realm of challenging contexts. The opinions expressed by the video presenter, conversation facilitator, and program participants are welcomed for the purpose of fostering discussion and reflection, but are not intended to represent the views...

Cuídate durante momentos estresantes / Taking care of ourselves during time of stress

Presentado por Liz Conti y Gabrielle Semel Miercoles, 8 de febrero – 6:30-8:00pm Se puede registrar en el calendario de la biblioteca en nuestra página de internet o contactar a Donald, nuestro Coordinador de Programas de Adultos a su correo electrónico También, se puede registrar en persona o llamando a la biblioteca al 845-855-3444.   Este programa sera presentado en Español.   NOTA: Este programa se llevará a cabo Pawling Yoga & Wellness. Pawling Yoga & Wellness está ubicado al lado de CVS en 26 E Main St en el pueblo de Pawling. Teléfono: 845-661-8664. Correo electrónico:   ¿Quieres saber qué hacer cuando te sientes estresado/a? Pues en este taller aprenderás diferentes estrategias para manejar el estrés y podrás descubrir un lugar especial en Pawling para apoyar tu bienestar.   Acerca de las presentadoras:   Liz Conti: Conti, LMSW es directora y trabajadora social en Northeast Dutchess Immigrant Services. Ella ofrece servicios tales como ayuda financiera de emergencia, asistencia alimentaria, clases de inglés para principiantes y avanzados, y asistencia con inmigración y cambios...

Citizens Preparedness Training

Thursday, January 19 7-8 pm Doors Open at 6:30 pm   Click the link below to register for Citizens Preparedness Training or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   The New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program invites you to participate in this private training event. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. With severe weather events becoming more frequent and more extreme, it is more important than ever that New Yorkers are prepared for disasters. The NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program teaches residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. The training course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club / Online Program

Tuesday, January 24 4-5 pm Click the link below to register for Tuesday Afternoon Book Club or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at The book club will be discussing Orphans of the Storm by Celia Imrie. 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.

The Diabetes Prevention Support Group / Online Program

Thursday, January 5 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for The Diabetes Prevention Support Group or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   This program is open to all who are concerned about preventing prediabetes. Each month, at these supportive meetings, we’ll be encouraging one another to maintain a nutritious, balanced diet, get plenty of exercise, and keep a positive attitude…especially when we stray from our intended goals. Some of the members of this group have completed a year-long National Diabetes Prevention Program through a partnership with Putnam Independent Living Services and the Pawling Library. Please join us.