Event Tags: Special Events

Tinker Thinker Night (Ages 2 – 6 years)

Tinker Thinker Night (Ages 2 – 6 years)

(Ages 2 – 6 years and a caregiver) Friday, 8/12, 5:30 – 6:30 PM– Main Library/Courtyard Come tinker, thinker, explore, and build at the library with Ms. Neena and Ms. Carla. This event will feature a wide variety of building blocks and materials, challenging kids to think like an engineer. Portions of this program may be held outside as weather allows or indoors if conditions are poor. Registration preferred; Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368508728527

Mystery Night: Who Kidnapped Pluto?

Mystery Night: Who Kidnapped Pluto?

(Grades 3-5) Friday, 8/5, 5:30 – 6:30 PM – Main Library/Courtyard Pluto is missing! Come help us figure whodunit and search for clues at the library! Registration is required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368608025527

Escape Room: The Ocean Escape

Escape Room: The Ocean Escape

(Grades 1-5) Friday, 7/22, 5:30 – 6:30 PM – Main Library/Courtyard This escape room style game will challenge kids to work together in teams and solve critical thinking challenges. With an ocean theme, it’s sure to make a splash. Registration required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368599550177

Meet a Mermaid Storytime (OFFSITE)

Meet a Mermaid Storytime (OFFSITE)

Meet a Mermaid Storytime (All ages and a caregiver) Saturday, 7/16, 1:30 – 2:30 PM PROGRAM HELD OFFSITE: Lakeside Park, 2 Lakeside Dr. Pawling, NY 12564 Stop by the Lakeside beach for our special mermaid meeting. Our mermaid friends will read, sing, and play with us, as well as provide opportunities for meet-and-greets. This program is part of our Literacy Heroes series and sponsored in part by Dutchess County and Pawling Recreation. The Literacy Heroes series aims to inspire youth to practice the keys to early literacy from a young age by providing opportunities for them to meet and interact with awesome characters and artists who love to practice these skills. No registration required, though registration is preferred. We’ll send you email reminders/updates about the program if you do register in advance! Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368504325357

Oceans of Possibilities with Magic Jim

Oceans of Possibilities with Magic Jim

Ages: Families with youth grades Kindergarten – 8th grade. Children ten and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Monday, 6/20, 3:30 – 4:15 PM ; join us on your day off school! In partnership with Pawling Recreation. Join as Magician Jim Vagias wows families with his tricks, humor, and puppeteering. This interactive program is paid for in part by Dutchess County as part of our Literacy Heroes program series. Registration required. Register here.  Program held offsite at Lakeside Park’s Auditorium: 2 Lakeside Drive, Pawling NY 12564

Meet Mo Willems’ Piggie and Gerald

Meet Mo Willems’ Piggie and Gerald

All ages and a caregiver Saturday, 6/11, 10:30– 11:30 AM – Miss Neena Elephant and Piggie fans, this one is for you! Meet the iconic duo and listen to one of their stories at this Pawling Community Weekend event! Then, check out the rest of the Pawling Community Day schedule. Activities for kids included. The program or portions thereof may be held outside in our courtyard or fully move indoors if conditions are poor. Registration required. Register here.  Paid for in part by Dutchess County as part of our Literacy heroes series. Thank you to Disney Publishing for their generous sponsorship of this program. In partnership with Town of Pawling Recreation.

(Rain Date) Preschool Visit

(Rain Date) Preschool Visit

The library will host a visit from a local preschool on Monday, 5/23, from 9:30 -11:00 AM. If the weather is bad on 5/23, we will host the program on 5/25 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM instead. This time block will only be utilized if the 5/23 block is not; rain date only. For more information, contact Children’s Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org

What’s Up, King Tut? The Myths, Treasures and Archaeology of King Tut-Ankh-Amun

What’s Up, King Tut? The Myths, Treasures and Archaeology of King Tut-Ankh-Amun

Youth ages 6-14 join expert Marisa Horowitz-Jaffe in virtual, interactive exploration of King Tut’s tomb and life. Caregivers welcome! Live on Zoom – Thursday, 4/28, 5:00 – 6:00 PM – Registration required. Click here to register.  A do-at-home papyrus/hieroglyphic activity will be available as an add-on to families who can pick them up from our library. Step into a time when papyrus grew along the Nile River and pyramids dotted the horizon in Ancient Egypt with this illustrated and engaging presentation. Our program focuses on the boy king, Pharaoh Tut-Ankh-Amun. Why is he so famous and do the curses really exist? We take a virtual tour of his tomb, and learn how it was discovered 100 years ago! Presenter Marisa Horowitz-Jaffe has been studying and teaching ancient history for over 25 years. She enjoyed a two-decade career in elite NYC art museums before founding “Museums With Marisa.” She holds double bachelor’s degrees in Egyptology & Classical Archeology from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s degree from Harvard University in Art & Museum Education. Find...

Recycling for kids! (Grades K-4 and families)

Recycling for kids! (Grades K-4 and families)

This program has been rescheduled. For more information, please contact Children’s Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444 Tuesday, 04/12, from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Outdoors, weather permitting. Otherwise indoors. Ever wonder what happens to the items we recycle? Want to know more about why we recycle? Dutchess County Recycling Educator, Kerry Russell gets specific about why recycling matters and how it works in Pawling! Learn what types of things can be recycled in our county and what needs to be thrown in the trash. This program is designed for elementary aged children and their families. Caregivers welcome.

Symphony Storytime (Grades K-3)

Symphony Storytime (Grades K-3)

Saturday, April 2, from 4:30 – 5:30 PM – Pawling Library The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra proudly presents… Symphony Storytime is an entertaining and educational family program featuring musicians from The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra. This interactive, 50 minute program is designed for children in grades K-3 accompanied by an adult. The program pairs the reading of an award-winning picture book with music inspired by the story and performed by the musicians. The music will include familiar tunes, classical riffs, witty musical improvisations and funny sound effects – moving the story along at a lively pace. Children will also participate in activities related to the book and presentations on instruments of the orchestra. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register. Featured performers Connie Kessel – music educator and NDSO principal flutist Debbie Contini – pianist, music educator and NDSO treasurer Julie Baxter – children’s librarian Thank you to the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra (NDSO) and funding from the Anne and Abe Effron Donor Advised Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley for making...