Body System Disorders: The Skeletal System-Assisting our Foundation as a Whole / Online Program

Presented by Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Tuesday, June 14 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The Skeletal System or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   The skeletal system is made up of the bones (the skeleton), muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue that supports and binds tissues and organs together. Its primary functions include supporting the body, allowing motion, and protecting vital organs. It also is involved in the production of blood cells, storage of minerals, and endocrine regulation. While the adult human skeletal system includes 206 bones, the infantile skeletal system has many more, since not all of the bones have fused together yet. The mineral calcium helps your muscles, nerves, and cells work normally. If you do not get enough calcium in your diet, or if your body does not absorb enough calcium, your bones can get weak or will not grow properly. Your skeleton (bones) are a living organ. Teeth are not bones but are still part of...

Teen Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for a volunteers to dress as Piggie & Gerald, or to be their guide for a special program on June 11th, beginning at 10 am. Dressed as the beloved Mo Willems characters, you will encourage the children with questions and help with the planned activity. To sign up or for more information, please contact Neena McBaer, Children’s Program Coordinator:

Memorial Day Weekend

The Pawling Library will be closed Sunday May 29 and Monday May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. For information about what is happening for Memorial Day around Dutchess County, you can visit

RESCHEDULED: Wide World of Stories

Due to the Severe Storm Watch issued for Dutchess County by the National Weather Service, this afternoon’s meeting of Wide World of Stories for grades K-2 has been rescheduled for next Monday, 5/23, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. In addition, the 5/30 meeting of the program will be moved to 6/6 due to Memorial Day closures. Wide World of Stories Kits will continue as scheduled. We appreciate your understanding of our abundance of caution in rescheduling. With questions or for more information, please contact us at or 845-855-3444.

From Memory to Family Memoir / Online Program

Wednesday, June 1 6:30-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for From Memory to Family Memoir or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Each of us has a wealth of memories. The goal of this once a month program is writing your life stories. At every gathering each person has 10 minutes to share a story with our group members in a very supportive environment. No one’s work and writing skills are ever critiqued. Your unique style of writing is the right way to write. Please join us every month. Relive your memories that will one day become your memoir. Surprise your family who’ve wanted you to do this. The biggest surprise you’ll find is recalling the stories of your life. We look forward to seeing you.

Book Sale Volunteers Needed

The Pawling Library is holding its annual book sale May 7/8 and 14/15 and we need volunteers to help with set up and break down. This is a great opportunity for teens to earn community service hours! The sale will take place in the Lathrop Building at Lakeside Park. Set up is Thursday, May 5th (11:00 – 5:00, 7:00-9:00 PM) and Friday, May 6th (9:00 – 4:00). Breakdown is Sunday, May 15th, starting at 3:00 PM. Volunteers can come at any time during these hours. It would be helpful if we know ahead of time how many people we might expect but it’s ok if volunteers stop by when they find time. Please call the library, 855-3444, for more information or to sign up to volunteer.

King of the Castle Nerf Battle

05/20/2022, 5:30 PM  Preteens & teens are invited to test their castle building and defense skills at this Nerf battle. We’ll build castles out of boxes to defend our “kings” from attack by the other kingdom. First kingdom to capture the opponent’s king is declared the winner. The Library will supply the boxes to build the castles and an assortment of Nerf weapon. Participants are welcome to bring their own Nerf toys. To be in the Library Annex or courtyard. Registration is required.

Gala Tickets Now Available

Are you trying to buy tickets to the library’s Centennial Gala? You’re getting closer! The direct link to the ticket buying site is For information about the library Centennial, including fundraising and event information, you can also visit The Centennial site features the link to the Gala tickets as well.

Poetry Reading with Linda McCauley Freeman / Online Program

Wednesday, May 25 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Poetry Reading with Linda McCauley Freeman or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   Poet Linda McCauley Freeman, author of the newly published book The Family Plot, will be sharing with us a selection of her poems during this interactive presentation.   About our presenter: Linda McCauley Freeman is the author of the full-length poetry collection The Family Plot (Backroom Window Press, 2022) and has been widely published in international journals, including in a Chinese translation. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize 2022. Recently she appeared in Delta Poetry Review, Poet Magazine, Amsterdam Quarterly, and won Grand Prize in StoriArts’Maya Angelou poetry contest. She received a grant from Arts Mid-Hudson and was selected for Poets Respond to Art 2020, 2021 and 2022 shows. She was a three-time winner in the Talespinners Short Story contest judged by Michael Korda. She has an MFA from Bennington College and is the former poet-in-residence of the Putnam Arts Council. She lives in the...

2022 Library Book Sale

The Great Pawling Library Book Sale is happening again. The sale will happen at Lakeside Park May 7-8 and 14-15. All proceeds will benefit the library. For the full details and schedule, please visit