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Mar/Wed/2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
-Pawling Free Library-
Address: 11 Broad St, Pawling NY 12564

Library closed due to winter weather; Make up class scheduled for March 21.

Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 pm- Ms. Neena, Main Library

What do you get when you combine literacy and STEAM programming? Lots and lots of learning! This program uses rotating weekly science topics to engage young children’s interest in materials and sensory experiences that help them learn not only science but also to read and write. Selected topics include but not limited to magnets, counting with addition and subtraction, and dinosaurs.

Related upcoming events

  • Aug/Fri/2022 10:00 AM - Aug/Fri/2022 11:00 AM

    Ages: 2.5 – 3.5 years and a caregiver

    Fridays, 10:00-11:00 AM – Miss Neena

    NO CLASS 8/19 ; MAKE UP CLASS 8/26

    On Friday mornings, toddlers rule the library! This six week program includes songs, stories, and games plus a play-based learning stations, like art or parachute play. The program or portions thereof may be held outside in our courtyard to utilize our outdoor play equipment as weather allows but fully move indoors if conditions are poor. Please dress for the weather, with sunscreen and bring water.

    Registration required. Register at

    Join for as many or as few classes as you are comfortable and able.

  • Aug/Fri/2022 5:30 PM - Aug/Fri/2022 6:30 PM

    (Ages 2 - 6 years and a caregiver)

    Friday, 8/12, 5:30 – 6:30 PM– Main Library/Courtyard

    Come tinker, thinker, explore, and build at the library with Ms. Neena and Ms. Carla. This event will feature a wide variety of building blocks and materials, challenging kids to think like an engineer. Portions of this program may be held outside as weather allows or indoors if conditions are poor.

    Registration preferred; Register at

  • Aug/Mon/2022 11:00 AM - Aug/Mon/2022 12:00 PM

    Start the weeks this summer with a drop-in meet-up to share ideas, write, draw, and just imagine. For tweens & teens from incoming 5th grade through 12th grade. Registration suggested but walk-ins are fine. No meeting August 1st.

  • Aug/Tue/2022 9:00 AM - Aug/Tue/2022 9:30 AM


    This program has been postponed. We hope to resume the programming for ages 0-18 months in September. 


    CANCELLED: Tuesdays 9:00 - 9:30 am – Ms. Neena

    Early literacy is an important part of a baby’s healthy development. We read, sing, babble, and bounce together. Learn resources to use at home and meet other caregivers. Ends with social play. This program will be held outside in our courtyard as weather permits.

    This is a six week program series. Attend as many or as few as you are able.

  • Aug/Tue/2022 10:00 AM - Aug/Tue/2022 10:45 AM

    Age Range: 18 – 30 months and a caregiver

    NEW TIME SLOT FOR SUMMER 2022, Tuesdays, 10:00 – 10:45 am –MIXED LOCATION

    Interactive storytime featuring puppets, instruments, and elements of music & movement. Program ends with play. This is an six week series. The program or portions thereof may be held outside in our courtyard to utilize our outdoor play equipment as weather allows but fully move indoors if conditions are poor.

    Registration is required. Register at


  • Aug/Tue/2022 3:00 PM - Aug/Tue/2022 4:00 PM

    Ages: 3-5 years and a caregiver

    Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 PM – Miss Neena

    Our Kindergarten readiness class uses a play-based curriculum to encourage learning connections. Our small group will focus on early literacy and math skills through a combination of hands-on activities and group story time. This is an six week series. The program or portions thereof may be held outside in our courtyard to utilize our outdoor play equipment as weather allows but fully move indoors if conditions are poor. Please dress for the weather, with sunscreen and bring water.

    Registration required. Register at



  • Aug/Wed/2022 10:30 AM - Aug/Wed/2022 11:30 AM

    (2-5 years and a caregiver)

    Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM - Ms. Neena

    Teachers say that the skills that lead to the most student success in school are their social and emotional skills. Join us to help develop these skills, as well as STEM, art, and literacy practice, all while children play! This supervised hour of fun provides a large space for children to meet and play with our outdoor play equipment, weather permitting. Please dress children for the weather and bring water. This program is designed to ease the transition to daycare, preschool, and especially kindergarten and is paid for in part by Dutchess County.

    Registration required. Register at

  • Aug/Thu/2022 10:30 AM - Aug/Thu/2022 11:15 AM

    Slow E-Motions: Music & Movement Classes with Two Right Feet

    (1-6 years and a caregiver)

    Thursdays 10:30 – 11:15 AM – Library Annex 

    Program runs weekly for eight weeks, 7/7 - 8/26

    A program all about learning to identify, understand, and respond positively to our emotions and feelings. This program features music, dance, and instrument activities designed to explore feelings like frustration, anger, and happiness.

    Two Right Feet’s program was developed in 200 0 by a speech and language pathologist who also held a degree in dance. Hannah Demmerle, current program director, holds a degree in occupational therapy (COTA) and develops the group’s educational programs and curriculum. Live music and ASL (American Sign Language) are a few of the other highlights of Two Right Feet’s enrichment programs. Registration is required. Registration at

    This program is sponsored in part by Dutchess County Office of Children and Family Services.

  • Aug/Thu/2022 2:00 PM - Aug/Thu/2022 3:00 PM

    Make Me an Author (in-person class)

    (Grades K-5)

    Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:00 PM – Library Annex

    This summer, kids and families have the opportunity to write, illustrate, and publish a real book! Kids will receive writing support from our staff and volunteers as they craft a story of their own. Then, using drawings, photos, or other art, kids will illustrate their work. In order to be published by the library, the story will need to address one of the following themes: anti-bullying, overcoming challenges, or coping with big feelings. Each participant will receive a bound version of their book to keep. Partially funded by the Dutchess County Office of Children and Family Services.

    Registration required. Register at

    *Please commit to attending at least 4 of the 6 weeks of this 6 week program in order to claim a spot in the class.*

    Can't commit to attending in-person regularly? This program is also available as a take-home kit, where families work on their draft together at home before returning their story to the library for publication. When registering, please indicate how you would prefer to participate. Participation is limited to either in-person or take home.

  • Aug/Thu/2022 7:00 PM - Aug/Thu/2022 8:00 PM

    Presented by Stephen Nachamie

    Thursday, August 18
    7-8 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at


    In this entertaining virtual multimedia presentation, our host, actor/director Stephen Nachamie will explore how the styles and sounds of Broadway have changed in the last century, from Oklahoma to Moulin Rouge.


    About our presenter: Stephen Nachamie is an award-winning director whose work has been seen on and Off-Broadway, regionally and internationally. He develops and writes new work for stage and film. He made his Broadway debut as the associate director to Scott Ellis on the 2016 Tony Award winning revival of She Loves Me, which can be seen on PBS’ Great Performances and Broadway HD. New York credits include, the reunion concert of Little Shop of Horrors (w/Alan Menken), The Witness Project (First Person Holocaust Survivor Stories- UJA), Carrie (NYFA), Small Town Confessions (w/Alice Ripley and Daisy Eagan), Torch Song Trilogy starring Seth Rudetsky. Regional credits include Becoming Dr. Ruth (Cincinnati Playhouse) Fiddler on the Roof (with Tony Winner Debbie Gravitte and Loni Ackerman), tick, tick… BOOM!, Gutenberg! (New Rep), Cal in Camo (Denizen Theatre), Sex with Strangers, 4,000 Miles (Capital Rep), A Chorus Line (Olney Theatre – Helen Hayes Award- Best Musical), The Whipping Man (Omaha Playhouse), Lady Day … (WHAT, Capital City Theatre), Camelot, 1776 (Olney Theatre), West Side Story (North Carolina Theatre/Italian Tour), Dreamgirls (West Virginia Public), Film and television credits include Macy’s Singing Christmas Tree at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC, “Stand Still” (Telly Award Winner – Direction / Non-Broadcast), Winning New York (New Filmmakers NY Award), “Bang! Boom! Pow!,” and the award winning internet hit “Jersey Christmas” Symphony & Opera credits include Kellie Pickler in Music City Christmas (Nashville Symphony), The Judy Garland Songbook and Bernstein’s Broadway (Omaha Symphony), and Amahl and the Night Visitors (Steamboat Springs Symphony). Stephen’s career in New York Theatre began while in high school working for the final year of the original Off-Broadway Production of Little Shop of Horrors.


    Top photograph by Sudan Ouyang