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 firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a separate link to claim your tickets.)
Event Tags: Centennial
In honor of our Pawling Library’s Centennial, we are putting on a flash mob on the village green on April 23rd at noon! Here’s the plan: A little before noon, we will gather on the green. Dance teachers from the Happy Feet Dance School are going to lead us in dancing the Charleston. We will surprise the townsfolk and also video it for posterity and social media to raise awareness about our library centennial and our big gala on May 21.
Age range: Grades Kindergarten – 5th In-person, Thursday 2/24, 4:00-4:45 PM Celebrate the library’s 100th birthday with our Centennial, as we create slime full of confetti. This messy program is available as both a take-home kit and a small group, masked in-person event. Please pick only one option when registering. Registration is required. Masks and social distancing will be required for all participants. Register here.
In honor of our library’s centennial, enjoy a classic silent film the same way our library founders did 100 years ago, with live musical accompaniment! Come see this silent horror classic from 1922 with live musical accompaniment by Dan Lotto. This is an outdoor event (rain date 10/17). Gates open at 7 p.m., film starts at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Movie-style concessions will be sold in support of the new Kids Corner. Please note: This film might be too scary for younger children, parental guidance suggested.
Wizard of Oz Family Block Party (All ages and a caregiver) Saturday, 8/28 12:30 – 3:00 PM – Lakeside Park The library is celebrating 100 years! Our end of summer party aims to connect back to the time of the library’s founding in 1921 through L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The world of Dorothy, Toto, and Oz will be at the heart of this year’s event, which will feature inflatables, music, and a Wizard of Oz themed costume contest. Additionally, families will be invited to “Dunk the Wicked Witch” and members of the library’s staff at a dunk tank and challenged to follow the yellow brick road in our games! No registration is required for this Centennial Committee sponsored event. Unvaccinated patrons over the age of two MUST wear a mask while attending in-person library events. This means children ages 3- 12 must be masked at events, even outdoors. For the most up to date information about our policies, visit our website: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/
Jazz Greats Age range: Grades Kindergarten -5th Monday, 8/16, 4:00 – 5:00 PM – INDOOR 2021 is the library’s 100th birthday! When our library was first built in 1921, Jazz music was sweeping the nation. We’ll create makerspace instruments and learn about 1920s jazz greats like Louis Armstrong in this celebratory event. Register here. Please ONLY register for programs you plan to attend, as spaces are limited. Unvaccinated patrons over the age of two MUST wear a mask while attending in-person library events. This means children ages 3- 12 must be masked at events, even outdoors. For the most up to date information about our policies, visit our website: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/
DIY Flapper Headband and Necklace Age range: Grades Kindergarten – 5th Monday, 7/19, 4:00 – 5:00 PM – INDOOR We’re celebrating 100 years at the library! Join us to go back in time to when the library was first founded in Pawling in 1921. Learn about how America changed for women and girls in the 1920s. We’ll try out popular dance moves of the era and make accessories. Register here. Please ONLY register for programs you plan to attend, as spaces are limited. Unvaccinated patrons over the age of two MUST wear a mask while attending in-person library events. This means children ages 3- 12 must be masked at events, even outdoors. For the most up to date information about our policies, visit our website: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/
Come join us on the Village Green to kick off a year of celebrating 100 years of the Pawling Library. We will have a live New Orleans-style jazz band, food, and most importantly fun. Registration is not required.