Category: Programs

Registration Open: Children’s Summer Programs

Registration is now open for all of our children’s summer programming. Our Children’s department hosts programming for children and families from birth through elementary school, all free, educationally focused, and fun! This summer, our programming slate includes in-person programming, take home activity kits, and digital events. Ms. Neena and Ms. Carla are especially excited about the return of Pre-K Science Club and our new Dog Tales reading program with therapy dog, Harper. To find out more about our schedule or register, view our online programming guide and registration portal or stop by the library circulation desk. Need help registering? Have questions? Contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org  

Read for our Community!

Tails and Tales Summer Learning Challenge Are you looking for a way to keep yourself or your family engaged in reading over the summer break? Curious about how you can make a difference in our community without leaving home? Maybe you’re competitive and really want to win prizes or earn brag tags to show off your reading progress. Whatever your motivation, our summer reading program can meet your needs! Want competition? Minutes read between June 21 and August 21 will be logged for three teams, the kids, teens, and adults! The team that reads the most minutes will be crowned Summer Reading Champions, and earn extra raffle tickets for the awesome prizes we’re giving away, like a Kindle Fire and local gift cards. Youth readers will also earn brag tags and prizes like tickets to Danbury Westerners games and books. Want to help the community? Help us earn a new marketplace kids play toy by reading and completing other learning activities. By tracking the time your family spends reading this summer, you can help us meet our...

Poetry Workshop: Exploring the art and craft of writing poetry from past to present / Online Program

with Marian Grudko Wednesday, June 23 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Poetry Workshop or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/poetry-workshop-exploring-the-art-and-craft-of-writing-poetry-from-past-to-present/2021-06-23/ The 1920s ushered in the modern era in the world of poetry, and its influences are still going strong, 100 years later. At this workshop, we will listen to and examine the poetry of T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Marianne Moore and Langston Hughes. You will then be invited to read a poem of your own – and see how the grand shift in style of the earlier time still echoes in our work today. 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, and her work can be seen on her new and evolving YouTube channel and at soundcloud.com.

Upcoming Youth Volunteer Opportunities

This summer, get involved in our community! Below are library volunteering opportunities for kids and teens. Included: Book Buddy Volunteers needed, Reading as service!, Garden Volunteering, and Project Do Something   Become a Book Buddy! For ages 11- 20 We are currently accepting volunteer applications for our Book Buddy program. Teens and tweens ages 11-18 can apply to become reading buddies to our community’s younger, developing readers. Volunteers will be paired with an elementary aged student, whom they will assist in practicing their reading skills, as well as read aloud to. Schedule: Virtually over Zoom, Mondays, 7/12-8/21, 2:20 – 3:00 PM Applicants need strong reading skills and to be available for at least three of the six dates of the program. A parent or guardian’s permission is needed to complete the application. The application is open now. To apply, fill out our application.  Questions can be directed to Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444.     Reading as Service! For all ages This summer, our library is aiming to buy a brand...

Multi-Organ Inflammatory Disease: An Ayurvedic Approach to a Modern Dilemma / Online Program

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500 Tuesday, July 13 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Multi-Organ Inflammatory Disease: An Ayurvedic Approach to a Modern Dilemma or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/multi-organ-inflammatory-disease-an-ayurvedic-approach-to-a-modern-dilemma-online-program/2021-07-13/ Shortly after Covid-19 arrived on the world scene, a mysterious array of symptoms began appearing in children. At first these symptoms were similar to those of other childhood ailments, but soon the severity increased to reveal life-threatening inflammation (lungs, kidney, heart, brain, skin, GI tract) requiring hospitalization. These symptoms also appeared in adults following exposure to Covid, and a link was hypothesized. As yet, the cause of Multi-Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and Adults (MIS-C/MIS-A) is not known.   Come and discover: The most recent findings about MIS-C/MIS-A and the conventional approach  Why this syndrome may be more prevalent in certain populations How Ayurveda’s holistic approach uncovers root causes The Ayurvedic philosophy regarding symptoms and treatment The connection between diet, toxins, GI tract, blood flow, and inflammation   About our presenter: Dr....

Lyme Disease Update 2021 / Online Program

Presented by Dr. Kenneth B. Liegner   Tuesday, July 20 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Lyme Disease Update 2021 or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/lyme-disease-update-2021-online-program/2021-07-20/ Discover what’s new in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme tick-borne diseases.   Dr. Liegner is the author of In the Crucible of Chronic Lyme Disease.

Financial Health: Take Control of Your Finances / Online Program

with Leona O’Connell Wednesday, July 21 5:00-6:30 pm Click the link below to register for Financial Health or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/financial-health-take-control-of-your-finances-online-program/2021-07-21/     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. https://hudsonriverhousing.org

Stories about the Animals at a Farm Sanctuary / Online Program

Thursday, July 22 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Stories about the Animals at a Farm Sanctuary or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/stories-about-the-animals-at-a-farm-sanctuary/2021-07-22/ Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary provides a lifelong home to farm animals rescued from slaughter and abuse. The sanctuary currently has 110 animals, including goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, turkeys, donkeys, and horses. The farm’s cofounders, Ellen and Bill Crain, will tell the stories of some of the animals. The program will be of interest to children as well as adults. About our presenters: Ellen Crain is a retired pediatrician. She is a professor emerita at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Bill Crain is a professor of psychology at The City College of New York. He is the author of The Emotional Lives of Animals and Children: Insights from a Farm Sanctuary. For more information about Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary please visit http://www.safehavenfarmsanctuary.org

Job Search 101 / Online Program

with Maryann McKenzie Monday, June 14 10:00 am-12:00 pm Click on a link below to register for Job Search 101 or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. At this free monthly workshop, you’ll receive individual attention to aid you in your job search. You will learn how to create or update a winning resume and cover letter, practice your interviewing skills, complete job applications, and more. If you’re not getting results in your job search, or don’t know how to begin, then this is the place to start. NOTE: Each 1/2-hour time slot is available for one participant. If a space becomes filled, you’ll be placed on a waiting list, and alerted to other openings   Available Time Slots:    10:00 am-10:30 am https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/job-search-101-online-program-3/2021-06-14/   10:30 am-11:00 am https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/job-search-101-online-program-4/2021-06-14/   11:00 am-11:30 am https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/job-search-101-online-program-5/2021-06-14/   11:30 am-12:00 pm https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/job-search-101-online-program-6/2021-06-14/       This program is being brought to us by Dutchess One Stop.

Just Keep Writing: Author Maya Gottfried on writing as a celebration of life, even when life is tough / Online Program

Wednesday, June 16 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Just Keep Writing: Author Maya Gottfried on writing as a celebration of life, even when life is tough or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/author-maya-gottfried-on-writing-as-a-celebration-of-life-even-when-life-is-tough/2021-06-16/ At this special presentation, Maya Gottfried will talk about how even her writing on serious topics is ultimately a celebration of life, and how she goes about acknowledging and addressing mistakes of the past as an author. About our presenter: Maya Gottfried is the author of three children’s books, including Good Dog and Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary (both published by Knopf), as well as the adult nonfiction lifestyle guide Vegan Love. Her essays have appeared in media outlets including Oprah Daily,  The Washington Post, and Stat (Boston Globe Media).