Category: Programs

New Story Time Bites Available

Story Time Bites are short videos featuring one song, rhyme, or story, designed to help develop early literacy skills from home. These videos teach caregivers and children new rhymes to do offline at home, in the car, or at the playground. Plus kids love these digital visits from Ms. Neena! We’re sure you’ll love our two newest videos, “Put a Puppet on Your Head” and “Leaves on the Trees.”

Art-Room: A Gathering of Artists / online

Friday, October 16 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Art-Room: A Gathering of Artists or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Enjoy lively discussions with your fellow artists about projects and techniques.  We look forward to seeing you soon.  Allow your artistic passion to follow its creative bliss!

New Yorkers for Clean Power / Online

Presented by Arpitha Abraham, Michaela Ciovacco, and Elizabeth (Betta) Broad Tuesday, October 13 7:00-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for New Yorkers for Clean Power or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Please join us and learn about the renewable energy options which are available in New York State that you can take advantage of to help yourself, our country, and our world. New Yorkers for Clean Power (NYCP) is a statewide collaborative campaign to rapidly shift to a clean energy economy. Through education, advocacy and organizing, the campaign engages the public, local governments and businesses to advance a range of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transportation solutions. NYCP is focused on advancing solar, wind, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, renewable heating and cooling, as well as creating jobs in these industries for all communities in New York. For additional information about New Yorkers for Clean Power please see the link below or call 607-222-3678. Thank you.

Unicorn Time!

Kits available for pickup, Do on your own or join us on Zoom for a story hour and craft instructions Live event on Zoom: Tuesday, 10/6, 10:00 – 10:30 am – Ages 2-5 years Calling all unicorn lovers! During this special two-in-one event, Ms. Neena will read a unicorn book, teach unicorn songs, and show preschoolers and caregivers how to put together their own unicorn lacing kit, which is also provided. Can’t make the class? Sign up for the kit and do the project offline with your preschooler! Registration is required–click here.

Submit for the President of the Library Contest now!

We are now accepting submissions for the President of the Library contest. Contestants will choose their favorite fictional literary character and write why they should be considered for the Presidency of the Library. The contest is open to children and teens grades K-12. Two competitions will be running simultaneously for kids ages 5-10 and for teens ages 11-18 and the top two entries will be voted in by the community as President of the Children’s Books and President of the YA Section, winning a top prize of a Kindle Fire! Before submitting please read our complete set of By clicking the link above. Submissions can be submitted online or picked up in person at the library during regular library hours.

The Healing Power of Breath / Online Program

Monday, September 28 7:00-8:00 pm with Gabrielle Semel ERYT 500 Founder Pawling Yoga & Wellness Click the link below to register for The Healing Power of Breath or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Just as the ocean’s tides are an expression of the Moon’s gravitational pull, our breath is the expression of the energy that is contained within us. We can watch the shoreline shift throughout the day and know that the rotation of the earth and the tidal forces are at play. Similarly, our breath can show us the energetic quality we are experiencing within the forces around us.  Unlike the tidal forces, we have the ability to change a current breathing pattern, and effectively change our response to the forces around us. The mind is in direct relationship with the breath. When the mind is unsettled, so is the breath; and if we can change our breathing, we can change our mind-state.  Join Gabrielle for a simple approach to breath direction, a practice that will open up a new way...

Register for Fall Children’s Programs!

Fall Children’s Programs Registration starts 9/2  Programs run 9 weeks: 9/21-11/21 Children’s programs are back! And now that we’ve got a few seasons of virtual programming under our belt, we’re on a roll! Upcoming favorites include our Dogman Digital Escape Room, weekly Kindergarten readiness story hour, and our Grow a Reader Kits for babies and toddlers. Our schedule includes a variety of programs for children ages 0-10 years. We offer live Zoom programs, fully prepped activity kits you can use at home, and even some upcoming surprises! All our programming is free and education focused. To register or get more detailed information, including details about our new registration process and program policies, visit our Current Children’s Programs portal. 

Shamanic Workshop with Nadiya Nottingham / Online

Wednesday, September 23 4:00-5:00 pm Click the link below to register for Shamanic Workshop with Nadiya Nottingham or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Every ancient culture has creation myths which involve animals and half human/half animal creatures which may be helpful beings or fearsome guardians of some treasure, such as the Dragon. The elements of life on Earth are intertwined with ourselves and the beasts of the land, sea, river and air. In other words, we are one with nature. In this workshop we will work with Animal Spirits of both the natural realm and the mythical realm as they relate to where we are working energetically, in the deep reservoir of the Chakras or energy centers of the human body. Nadiya will guide you through a Shamanic Journey to converse with your Spirit Animal and she will help you relate your own experience to what you may need to heal in your life, set foot on a new path or transform what may need to be “composted” from the mud...

Meet the Artists of Holmes: an open discussion of their creative process / Online

Saturday, September 26 3:00-4:00 pm Click the link below to register for Meet the Artists of Holmes or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at This program will feature the artists Amy and Jim Barry, Carol-Lee Kantor, Joe Kantor, Lulu Meng, Liliana Washburn and Jeremy Wolff. We invite you to this special event, to interact with artists, to discover the variety of unique ways in which they create works of art; what inspires and drives them to express this talent. These artists are our neighbors, our friends, our family from Holmes. This online open forum allows you the opportunity to safely connect with artists, to offer and receive insightful perspectives. Artwork will be displayed throughout the program. Many of our guest speakers have participated in the ArtEast Open Studio Tour, a special annual event that so many look forward to each year; a joyful experience that brings people together and enriches our community. Many of our guest speakers have participated in the ArtEast Open Studio Tour, a special annual event that so many...

Anxiety and Depression: Cultivating a Chemistry of Joy / Online

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500 Thursday, September 24 7:00-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for Anxiety and Depression: Cultivating a Chemistry of Joy  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at In Ayurveda, balancing the three body types – pitta, vata, kapha – results in an outlook on life in which one feels in harmony with the universe. Imbalance allows disharmony to take hold and feelings of depression, anxiety, fear, and despair can result. These feelings and emotions resulting from the imbalance can, in turn, affect the chemistry of the body and create a vicious cycle of physical, mental, and emotional pain. Ayurveda has natural methods to restore the balance of body, mind, and spirit, and stop the painful cycle. Come and discover: Which body types are prone to depression, anxiety, anger The link between toxins, diet, lifestyle, and depression/anxiety How supplements can work with – or against – your body type  Foods that can effect – and change – your brain chemistry About our...