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 children@pawlinglibrary.org to find out about entering the raffle when you can’t come in. Thank you to the...

Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation

Wednesday, August 10, 17, 24 & 31 2-3 pm Instructor: Tina Orgera Click the link below to register for Line Dancing or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/line-dancing-at-pawling-recreation-3/2022-08-10/   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: recreation@pawling.org http://pawlingrec.com

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club / Online Program

Tuesday, August 23 4-5 pm Click the link below to register for Tuesday Afternoon Book Club or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/tuesday-afternoon-book-club-online-program-19/2022-08-23/ The book club will be discussing The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies. 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 Great Swamp: The Wonder in your Backyard / Online Program

Presenter: Dr. James Utter Thursday, August 25 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The Great Swamp or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-great-swamp-the-wonder-in-your-backyard-online-program/2022-08-25/ Discover the magnificence of the Great Swamp, one of largest freshwater wetlands in New York State.   About our presenter: Dr. Utter is Chairman of Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS) and Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies and Biology at SUNY Purchase. He is committed to educating the public about the importance of wetland habitat, conducts research on some of the unique flora and fauna in this area, and carries out conservation projects in the Great Swamp Watershed. His efforts in obtaining grant money and collaborating with numerous other environmental organizations, has helped procure permanent protection for over 1,000 acres of ecologically important properties in the Great Swamp Watershed. Dr. Utter studies rare turtles and leads conservation efforts to protect and increase their critical nesting habitats. Among his other interests are studying a rare woodland lily and a very rare, threatened, butterfly unique to our ecosystem....

¡Latinos Unidos en Pawling!

Presentado por Inginia Jackson y Madelyn Ortiz martes 30 agosto / 7-8 pm Favor de notar: Este programa se llevará a cabo en Pawling Recreation (Lakeside Park). El primer taller de comunidad en Español.   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 adult@pawlinglibrary.org. También, se puede registrar en persona o llamando a la biblioteca al 845-855-3444. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/latinos-united-in-pawling/2022-08-30/   En este taller, aprenderá sobre la organización sin fines de lucros Camino al Éxito Project For All y su misión para crear una variedad de servicios importantes para la comunidad Latina. Los asistentes tendrán la oportunidad de proporcionar información sobre sus intereses y necesidades para próximos talleres.   Acerca de las presentadoras:   Inginia Jackson tiene una maestría en Educación Especial y actualmente es una maestra bilingüe para el distrito de Bedford en Westchester. Con una pasión próspera para servir a la comunidad, la Sra. Jackson ha desarrollado diferentes talleres comunitarios en el distrito de Bedford...

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

Wednesday, August 17 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 adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/inspiring-works-by-women-writers-book-club-online-program-8/2022-08-17/   The book club will be discussing Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin.   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 would like to build...

New Nature Preserve Deer Pond Farm – hiking, birding & more / Online Program

Tuesday August 16 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Deer Pond Farm or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/new-nature-preserve-deer-pond-farm-hiking-birding-more-online-program/2022-08-16/ Learn about the CT Audubon Society’s beautiful new nature preserve Deer Pond Farm that’s located only minutes from the Pawling Library in Sherman, CT. There are over 15 miles of trails to explore on 850 acres spanning Pawling, NY and Sherman, CT. Deer Pond Farm’s director, Cathy Hagadorn, will lead this informational / educational presentation. She will provide an overview of what to expect and enjoy when visiting on your own, on one of our many guided programs as well highlights of our environmental conservation work here and with community partners.   About our presenter: Cathy Hagadorn is the Director of Deer Pond Farm. Cathy, joined the Connecticut Audubon Society in the fall of 2015. In her first year, she served as the director of the Coastal Center at Milford Point. In 2017 she was then chosen to direct the newest sanctuary, Deer Pond Farm. Cathy is responsible for all...

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 adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/inspiring-works-by-women-writers-book-club-online-program-7/2022-07-20/   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...

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 adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/infamy-to-victory-fdr-as-commander-in-chief-in-world-war-ii-online-program/2022-07-19/   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...

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 adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/evening-book-conversations-online-program-10/2022-07-13/   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.