Elf Houses

Elf Houses

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Dec/Fri/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
-Library Annex-
Address: 15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

Two Sessions:
Sculpting: Friday, December 8th
Painting: Friday, December 15th
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Elves don’t just live in wintry places. They are found in every part of the world. Many live in trees and even flowers. A few live in caves. People are always surprised to find out that most elves actually live in houses. They’re not ordinary homes. Their appearance is most peculiar and of course are rather small. These are magical places for magical beings. And it is these magical houses that we’ll be building.

Please join us & let your imagination soar!

Age: 6 & up.

Registration & parental supervision is required.

To register please call the Pawling Free Library at 845-855-3444.

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

    Presenter: Dr. James Utter

    Thursday, August 25
    7-8 pm

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

    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. Among his team’s many accomplishments are increasing nectar resources for the butterfly, expanding its occupied habitat, and doubling its local population. Dr. Utter recently obtained a five-year USDA-NRCS grant to improve and conserve habitat for the threatened New England Cottontail.

    Dr. Utter, a long-time birder, graduated from SUNY Oneonta and earned his PhD from Rutgers University. He and his fellow FrOGS Board members, lead canoe paddles, bird walks and other activities so check out the FrOGS website for events where you can participate.http://frogs-ny.org

  • Aug/Sat/2022 2:00 PM - Aug/Sat/2022 4:00 PM

    Saturday, 8/27 in the Library Courtyard (weather permitting)

    Drop-in anytime from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

    Thanks to our excellent community readers, we've earned a celebratory end of summer ice cream party! We're only half way through summer and already Pawling has collectively read over 50,000 minutes (as of 8/1/22). To celebrate, readers of all ages are invited to join us for ice cream sandwiches, popsicles, and fun and games in the courtyard.

    Drop in with your friends or family on August 27th, anytime from 2:00 - 4:00 PM, no registration required. We'll have yard games like lawn bowling and provide access to our outdoor play materials, including our water play tables and giant lawn blocks.

    This event is intended for patrons who have participated in our Summer Reading Challenge, but all are welcome to join us and celebrate their hard work! For more information, please email Maureen or Neena or call us at 845-855-3444.

  • Sep/Sat/2022 9:30 AM - Sep/Sat/2022 1:00 PM

    Weather permitting, the library will have books for sale as part of the Second Saturdays on the Village Green. Find us at the corner of Arch St & Charles Colman Blvd.

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

    Thursday, September 22
    7-8 pm

    Become a Citizen Scientist!

    Joyce Tomaselli from CCEDC will teach about the Spotted Lanternfly and what you can do to help stop its spread.

    Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive pest that could impact New York's forests as well as the agricultural and tourism industries.

    What to do:

    Learn how to identify SLF.
    If you visit other states with SLF, be sure to check all equipment and gear before leaving.
    Destroy egg masses by scraping them into a bucket of hot, soapy water or a baggie/jar of hand sanitizer.

    See it? Report it:

    Take pictures of the insect, egg masses and/or infestation signs and note the location.

    Email: spottedlanternfly@agriculture.ny.gov

    More Info: https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/113303.html


    This program was made possible by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County.