Event Category: Adult & Family

Owls of the Night / Online Program

Owls of the Night / Online Program

Presented by Naturalist & Preserve Steward John Foley of the Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center Thursday, April 22 7-8 pm Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.  They fly in silence. These nocturnal birds of prey have captured our interest and imaginations throughout time.   Worldwide there are nearly 250 species.  Please join us for this fascinating and beautiful special Earth Day event, as we learn together about the magnificent owls.  About our presenter: John is a self-taught naturalist who has spent years working in and around Great Hollow, studying the local plants and animals that make the area so special. He is a Connecticut-certified Master Wildlife Conservationist and has worked as a field technician for multiple agencies and organizations, such as the Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources and Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Great Swamp and the Naromi Land Trust. John’s passion is turtles, and he has spent the past several years...

Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups

Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups

by Marian Grudko and T.A. Young Friday, September 18 7:00-8:00 pm Registration is required. You can make a reservation for Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups by registering below or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. Claudine is a ladybug who wanted more than anything to live in Paris – and take that city by storm. A wonderful surprise!  Marian Grudko and Roger Hendricks Simon reading Chapter One of Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups, written by Marian Grudko and T.A. Young. We are thrilled to bring you this performance, recorded spur of the moment live at The Book Cove, December 14th, 2019. Please enjoy this hilarious and endearing reading that launched the book.               

Caregiver Programming: Free General Parent Support Group

Caregiver Programming: Free General Parent Support Group

 Thursdays, 1:00 pm, June 4 – July 9 over Zoom For Parents of children 0-5 years old Registration Required – Click here to sign up online or email children@pawlinglibrary.org for assistance Our library has partnered with experienced therapist and support group leader, Stephanie Sandler, PH D, LMHC of Becoming Mental Health Counseling, and other area libraries to provide caregivers a supportive space for themselves. Join a community of parents dealing with the unexpected hurdles of parenting young children during the Coronavirus epidemic together. During a time of increased isolation, finding ways to connect with other parents and families with common experiences can be refreshing and beneficial. This program is participant driven, and it is recommended for optimal support that participants attend as regularly as they are able. However, interested caregivers are welcome to attend as few or as many as they can. All participants must adhere to group guidelines and norms to maintain a comfortable, welcoming, and safe atmosphere for all. *This support group is not considered a therapeutic support group. Though led by a mental health professional...

Admissions and Financial Aid: What it Takes to get into College Today

Admissions and Financial Aid: What it Takes to get into College Today

with Stephanie Mauro Thursday, February 20 6:30-8:00 pm At this presentation you will learn: 1) How to maximize their student’s potential to receive scholarships, grants and other forms of merit-aid. 2) The importance of the SAT & ACT tests and how colleges value them. 3) What the more selective colleges really want to see on a student’s application. 4) The difference between the FAFSA and CSS Profile financial aid forms and how they affect the cost of college. 5) What financial aid really means to a family and how need is determined. 6) The parental and student assets that take away from qualifying for financial aid. 7) How the financial aid system works and why it’s important to have an expected family contribution (EFC) calculated before a student visits colleges. 8) We will go over a timeline to successfully complete the college planning process and how it’s possible to attend a private college for a public college price. 9) Plus much, much more! Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or...

Pawling Living Narrative Project

Pawling Living Narrative Project

Pawling Living Narrative Project is a joint venture between the Pawling School District and the Pawling Library. It is an opportunity for members of the community to connect with educators and each other to share their stories. For more information visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/narrative/