Event Category: Adult & Family

Bog Turtles: Family Sculpting Workshop

Bog Turtles: Family Sculpting Workshop

Two Sessions: Friday, October 7: Sculpting Friday, October 14: Painting Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. They spend a good deal of their time hidden under mud, and like to come out at night. Bog turtles are usually dark brown, both skin and shell, and have a unique bright orange spot on each side of their neck. Sadly, these turtles are considered threatened, and protected under the United States’ Endangered Species Act. At this workshop we’ll be sculpting these elusive beautiful little creatures. Please join us and make your very own, very special bog turtle. Age: 6 & up. Registration & parental supervision is required.

Stop the Spotted Lanternfly

Stop the Spotted Lanternfly

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.

Ice Cream Celebration! Summer Reading Challenge

Ice Cream Celebration! Summer Reading Challenge

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.

The Great Swamp:  The Wonder in your Backyard / Online Program

The Great Swamp: The Wonder in your Backyard / Online Program

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.

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

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

Tuesday August 16 7-8 pm Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 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.   Deer Pond Farm https://www.ctaudubon.org/deer-pond-farm-home-new/