Event Category: Centennial

Library Centennial Gala

Library Centennial Gala

As the culminating event for the year-long celebration of the Pawling Library’s Centennial, the Gala on May 21, 2022 at The Links at Union Vale in Lagrangeville promises to be a fantastic, fun-filled celebration with flappers, feathers and fedoras! Enjoy an evening of dining and dancing, featuring the fantastic jazz of internationally renowned Dan Levinson and his Roof Garden Jazz Band. . Dan has recorded over 150 CDs. He can be heard on the soundtrack of Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Aviator,’ as well as on all five seasons of the Grammy Award-winning HBO television series ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and all three seasons of the Amazon Prime Video series ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’” With an impressive roster of 1920’s flashy standards, the evening promises to be The Bee’s Knee’s (which, by the way, will be the signature cocktail offered throughout this cat’s meow of a wingding!). Tickets are now on sale and available for purchase at: secure.givelively.org/event/pawling-free-library/pawling-library-centennial-gala (If you are a Centennial Donor or Sponsor who receives free Gala tickets, please contact amy@tangibleny.com to receive a separate link to claim your tickets.)

Art Deco Floral Centerpiece Workshop at Pawling Recreation / CANCELLED

Art Deco Floral Centerpiece Workshop at Pawling Recreation / CANCELLED

Thursday, May 19 6:30-7:45 pm Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.   During this fun-filled workshop we’ll be using a variety of beautiful flowers used in floral arrangements that were popular in the roaring twenties. Step back in time with us and create a centerpiece that will add a sumptuous touch of elegance to the home. This program is being held in honor of the Pawling Library’s centennial. Participants should bring small sharp clippers and or sharp scissors. Some might wish to wear an apron.   Material fee: $20.00.   NOTE: The material fee will be collected on the day of the program. Please have exact change. Credit cards will not be accepted. Thank you. Containers will be provided.   About our presenter: Erica was the owner of The Flower Market in Westchester County for more than 20 years. She provided flowers and event planning, from simple occasions to high profile venues that included The Pierre and The Rainbow Room in New York City...

Theater in the last 100 years: Love Letters by A.R. Gurney / Online Program

Theater in the last 100 years: Love Letters by A.R. Gurney / Online Program

Performance by Roger Hendricks Simon and Marian Grudko Friday, May 6 7:00-8:30 pm In honor of the Pawling Library’s centennial celebration, we look at dramatic fiction written within the last 100 years. Roger Hendricks Simon and Marian Grudko perform Love Letters, a sweetly moving play for two actors by A.R. Gurney. An interactive discussion will follow the performance, examining the changes in theater over the last 100 years, from the time the library was built through the debut of Love Letters in 1989 and into the present day.   Roger Hendricks Simon is a founding member of the Yale Repertory Company, who went on to direct and act for Joe Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, London’s Royal Court Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, La Mama, Roundabout, Los Angeles Theatre Center, PBS, BBC-TV, National Public Radio and many more. Elected to Notable Names in American Theatre, Roger directed international premieres by Tennessee Williams, Sam Shepard, David Hare, Terrence McNally, Lanford Wilson, and William Saroyan. He has directed John Lithgow, John Travolta, James...

Learn to Dance the Charleston!

Learn to Dance the Charleston!

Get ready for the Roaring 2020’s with this chance for teens & tweens to learn the hottest dance of the 1920’s as part of the celebration of the Library’s Centennial. Popular Hudson Valley dance instructors,  Linda & Chester Freeman, will teach you how to do this outrageously fun dance–they’ll make it easy–no partner or experience necessary!  For grade 5 & up. Registration required. To be held in the Library’s Annex.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-to-dance-the-charleston-registration-276949793287

Teen Centennial Movie Night: The Great Gatsby

Teen Centennial Movie Night: The Great Gatsby

Join us for a celebration of the Library’s 100th anniversary and the Roaring Twenties with a screening of Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby (2013). The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Toby McGuire and features hip-hop music in this modern telling of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film is rated PG-13 and is to be held in the Teen Center at Lakeside Park. For middle and high school-age young adults. The Library is happy to partner with Pawling Recreation to bring you this movie night.  Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-centennial-movie-night-the-great-gatsby-registration-269943838287