Homeschool Space: Public Speaking

Homeschool Space: Public Speaking

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Jan/Thu/2023 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
-Lakeside Park-
Phone:(845) 855-1131
Address: 2 Lakeside Drive Pawling, NY 12564

The Pawling Library is partnering with Pawling Recreation for this special monthly program for families that homeschool. Katriina Bronnimann will lead students in 1st through 8th grade as they learn how to speak in a public setting. Participants can choose their topic based on these monthly themes:

January 26: How to make something (with step-by-step instructions); February 23: Give a book review;  March 23: Create an ad to sell something

 Registration is required.

Related upcoming events

  • Feb/Fri/2023 5:30 PM - Feb/Fri/2023 7:00 PM

    2/3/2023  An evil scientist, who hates winter and snow, invents a device that is destroying all the snow in our town. You find his lost top-secret diary which might lead to his lab. Now you have a chance to turn off this machine and bring back the magic of winter. Are you brave enough to break into his lab and figure out how to stop this madness? For grades 5 & up. Registration is required. Snow date: Saturday, February 4th @ 4:30 pm.

  • Feb/Tue/2023 11:15 AM - Feb/Tue/2023 1:45 PM

    Tuesday, 2/07, 11:45 AM -1:15 PM -- Library Annex

    with Robin Dann of Create Escape Art Studio

    Homeschooling families are invited to join in as we gather to paint ceramic bowls for Create Escape Art Studio's Empty Bowls Fundraiser. Participants will not be taking their projects home with them. Instead, all the painted bowls will then be donated to the Empty Bowl fundraiser, helping to raise money for Camella's Cupboard Food Pantry. There is no cost to participate in the painting project at the library, but registration is required. Click here to register.

    For more information contact Children's Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at or 845-855-3444.

    Here's more information, courtesy of Create Escape Art Studio:

    How does the Empty Bowls Program work?

    • Come to the library for the workshop or to the Create Escape Art Studio and paint a ceramic bowl.
    • The finished and fired bowls will be on display at a fundraising dinner on March 11th to Benefit Camella’s Cupboard Food Pantry. A simple meal of soup and bread will be served.
    • At the dinner, guests will choose a bowl to keep as a reminder that there are always Empty Bowls in the world.
    • Tickets to the dinner will be purchased in advance, with the fee covering the guest’s meal and a selected bowl.
    • All proceeds from the March 11th dinner will go to Benefit Camella’s Cupboard of New Milford, CT to assist their mission to provide year-round hunger relief to children, seniors, and others in need in the Greater New Milford CT community.

    Empty Bowls Program
    Create Escape Studio is excited to announce that we have been invited to partner with Camella’s Cupboard Food Pantry of New Milford for their Empty Bowls Fundraiser.

    Empty Bowls began in 1990 as an art class project in a Michigan high school to raise funds for a food drive. Students made ceramic bowls, served a meal of soup and bread, and invited guests to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world. By the following year, the Empty Bowls Project had grown to a 501(c)3 organization designed to promote the concept.

    Since its inception, this simple project has evolved into a far-reaching program providing support for food banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations that fight hunger. Empty Bowls events have been held throughout the world, raising millions of dollars for use in combating hunger. Learn more at

  • Feb/Tue/2023 4:00 PM - Feb/Tue/2023 5:30 PM

    Through a generous donation from, we are offering this series to learn and play Magic: The Gathering card game based on their “Sort.Build.Play.” theory. We will sort the cards at the first meeting then we’ll build our decks and begin to play. For grades 5 & up. All experience levels are welcome. Registration is required. We will meet in the Annex on alternate Tuesdays: 1/24; 2/7; 2/21; & 3/7.  Registration opens Wednesday, January 4th.

  • Feb/Wed/2023 4:00 PM - Feb/Wed/2023 5:30 PM

    For those who love to craft, do art, and make things. We'll explore a variety of mediums and themes during this monthly program for grade 5 and up. This month's theme is Valentine's Day and we'll make a variety of crafts that you can give as gifts or keep for yourself. Additional meeting dates: 3/8.

  • Feb/Fri/2023 5:00 PM - Feb/Fri/2023 6:30 PM

    2/10/2023  We can all agree the best part of Valentine’s Day is the candy! At this celebration of all things chocolate, tweens and teens can make their own molded chocolates, play chocolate trivia and other games and vote for your favorite chocolate bar! For grades 5 & up. Registration is required.

  • Feb/Tue/2023 4:00 PM - Feb/Tue/2023 5:30 PM

    Teens & tweens will learn to make simple snacks and meals at this bi-weekly program. Basic cooking tips and—safe—techniques will be shown and recipes will be tried and tasted. For grades 5 & up. Registration is required: please include any food allergies on the registration form. Alternate Tuesdays: 1/31; 2/14; 2/28;  & 3/14. Registration opens Wednesday, January 4th.

  • Feb/Wed/2023 5:00 PM - Feb/Wed/2023 6:30 PM

    This is a year-round volunteer opportunity for ages 11 & up. The group will meet twice a month to plan or work on service projects to benefit the Library and the Pawling community.

    Meeting dates: The first and third Wednesday of each month at 5 pm to 6:30 pm. There may be additional dates depending on the project. Registration is requested. Please note, the registration link will only display the final date for the program. However, this program will run from September to June.

    The Pawling Library is now a Volunteer Certification Organization through the Points of Light Organization. Volunteers who meet the required annual hours for their age group will be recognized with a letter from the President of the United States and possibly other awards. For more information about the Presidential Volunteer Award, please visit our volunteer page.

    For questions or to apply, please contact Maureen Meltzer-McGrath, YA Program Coordinator at

  • Feb/Thu/2023 1:00 PM - Feb/Thu/2023 2:00 PM

    (Children in grades K - 4 or 5 -10 years old)

    Third Thursdays (01/19, 02/16, & 03/16), 1:00-2:00 PM  – Miss Neena, Library Annex


    Elementary aged homeschoolers are welcome to join us for this series of challenges using the library's Sphero Indi robots and other robotics tools. Each month, kids will have the opportunity to work together and individually to problem solve through play. Challenges will be scaffolded for different ages and abilities whenever possible. This program is suitable for those with experience with our robots and those who are new to the tools. Caregivers are welcome, though not required to participate.

    This program is partially sponsored by Dutchess County.

  • Feb/Thu/2023 2:30 PM - Feb/Thu/2023 3:30 PM

    This program welcomes middle-school-age homeschoolers to get together and socialize while we play games, complete art activities, and complete learning challenges. Each session's theme will be announced. Families are welcome to come early to socialize with each other. Meeting dates: January 19th; February 16th & March 16th. Registration is required.

  • Feb/Fri/2023 4:00 PM - Feb/Fri/2023 6:00 PM

    A new, 3-part season begins January 20th. This role-playing adventure will be led by Dungeon Master Ted Bushman and is open to tweens & teens in 5th grade and up. Registration is required and begins January 4th.

    Ted Bushman is a fantasy/science fiction author, actor, and writer of musicals, and has more than a decade's experience in interactive storytelling. His games are about wonder, imagination, and character. He loves empowering players to role play and tell the stories that excite them.