Category: Adult Programs

Are your tickets entered for the summer reading raffle?

REMINDER: Our first raffle in our Summer Reading Challenge will be 7/15! If you’ve been logging your reading online or with a paper log, you’ve been earning raffle tickets to win prizes in our raffles! But have you stopped by the library to fill them out and pick up your other prizes? Want a chance to win? Kids and teens who have leveled up in the Summer Reading Challenge will need to stop by the library before 7/15 to pick up prizes and enter their raffle tickets or contact program coordinator Neena to redeem their tickets. Adult participants do not need to stop by; their tickets are automatically entered for them! For the 7/15 raffle, you could win tickets to games from awesome area teams like the Hudson Valley Renegades, New York Red Bulls, and Danbury Westerners. Got questions? Out of town or unable to stop in to redeem tickets? Contact Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at 845-855-3444 or to find out about entering the raffle when you can’t come in. Thank you to the...

Infamy to Victory: FDR as Commander in Chief in World War II / Online Program

Presented by Jeffrey Urbin Tuesday, July 19 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Infamy to Victory or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   On December 7, 1941 the United States – ranked 17th in the world in military power at the time – was unexpectedly plunged into World War II. A grueling 1,365 days later we emerged as the world’s first Superpower. This presentation outlines how Franklin Roosevelt’s leadership addressed some of the major challenges to win victory in a global war, bringing us from a ‘day of infamy’ to ‘absolute victory. ’Interactive discussion topics include: Why is the role of Commander-in-Chief so important? What actions did FDR take to mobilize the country for war? How did being Assistant Secretary of the Navy during World War I help FDR as Commander in Chief? How did the wartime conferences of the Big Three shape the strategies and conduct of the war? How did Roosevelt’s famous communication skills help win the war?   About our presenter: Jeffrey Urbin is the...

Inspiring Works by Women Writers (Book Club) / Online Program

Wednesday, July 20 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Inspiring Works by Women Writers or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   The book club will be discussing To Kill a Mockingbird & Go Set a Watchman!, by Harper Lee.   Are you interested in reading and discussing novels, plays, and poems by women? Then this is your Book Club! This is a fun opportunity to indulge in some great works by women writers. We will begin each discussion with a little background history and tidbits on each female writer. I’ll ask a few questions to get us started and then it’s an open forum. My hope is that together we gain a little more insight into these books (and perhaps the authors as well). Some of these books you may know well. Some may be books you always meant to read and never got around to! It does not matter how expert you are with the works or the authors. If you are passionate about discussing books and...

Body System Disorders: The Muscular System – Identifying and Correcting the Dosha Imbalance / Online Program

Thursday, July 21 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The Muscular System or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   The muscular system aids in movement, blood flow, and other bodily functions. In his ongoing Body System Disorders series, Dr. Kaushik, will explore muscle disorders that range from weakness, inflammation, muscle cramps, paralysis, and many other conditions and their treatments.   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, NY. With over 35 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America and is the recipient of the Dhanwantri Award, his profession’s highest honor. Dr. Kaushik recently founded the Institute for the Advancement of Ayurvedic Sciences, a research and teaching institution.

Evening Book Conversations / Online Program

Wednesday, July 13 6:30-7:30pm Click the link below to register for Evening Book Conversations or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   The book club will be discussing The Other Bennet Sister: A Novel by Janice Hadlow   Share your passion for reading. Enjoy friendly discussions about your favorite books. This evening is for you. Book selections are made by our members.

Afternoon Hatha Yoga / Online Program

Thursdays 1-2 pm Instructor: Maria Polhemus Click the link below to register for Afternoon Hatha Yoga or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise. Spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility. Each session ends with a guided meditation. Program fee: $5.00, per class.

Summer Kicks off On Monday, June 20!

The Pawling Library’s Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Challenge begins on Monday, June 20th! Register online and count the time you spend reading all summer! Earn badges, free books and other prizes like baseball tickets! Help us reach our community goal of 20,000 minutes and we’ll have an ice cream party to celebrate! Plus, the Library will earn a Nintendo Switch to use during Library programs! Open to kids of all ages, teens, and adults! Register here to track online or pick up a paper log from our front desk. June 20th is also the day to sign up for all our summer programs! Please visit our online calendar, Teen Programs and Events page, or our Children’s Program page for all the details and to register. Join us on 6/20 at 3:30 pm for a special Oceans of Possibilities Magic Show with Jim Vargias for kids from kindergarten thru 8th grade. This program is in partnership with Pawling Recreation and will be held at the Lakeside Park auditorium. Register here.      


Monday, July 11 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 will explore a new topic led by a different community leader. At the start of the program, we will be watching a 16-minute TED TALKS video, entitled “Stand with Ukraine in the fight against evil,” with chess player turned politician Garry Kasparov. Following the viewing, we will open up a group discussion led by Dr. Joseph Baxer of the United Nations Association of Connecticut. He will discuss how this anti-Putin TED TALK intersects with the values and positions of the United Nations, and then invite participants to discuss their own responses and points of view. 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...

Coloring Group: Adult Art Workshop

Wednesdays 1-2 pm Click the link below to register for Coloring Group or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   NOTE: This in-person program will take place each Wednesday from 1-2 pm at Pawling Recreation.   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

Wednesday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 2-3 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: