Book Sale

Thank you, Pawling, for your support!

The Pawling Library Board of Trustees would like to thank the community of Pawling for their outstanding support at our 2018 Annual Book Sale. Held at the Pawling Firehouse, the sale took place over two weekends beginning May 12th and grossed nearly $12,000 dollars. These much-needed funds go directly back to the library and are used to offset operating costs. For Trustee and Book Sale Committee member Karen Franco, one of the best parts of the book sale is “seeing people’s excitement and pleasure when they find favorite authors or new treasures in the incredible collection of 35,000 books that were donated during the course of the year. We love seeing these wonderful books getting recycled back into readers’ hands instead of ending up in a landfill.” If you were at the book sale, we likely asked you to sign our petition to place the library’s budget on the November 2018 ballot. This was our first foray into signature gathering and we were encouraged and heartened by the number of people willing to support our library....

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

Tuesday, May 29 7:00-8:00 pm Colin Dickey will read from his most recent nonfiction book, Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, a cultural history of the United States via its haunted houses, hotels, graveyards, and prisons. He’ll discuss stories of famous hauntings from the Hudson Valley, as well as what those stories tell us about ourselves and our relationship to history. We’ll also discuss why some places seem to be more haunted than others, and give you a chance to tell your own ghost experiences. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Teen Volunteers and LEAD Interns Needed

Calling all teens 11-18 years old! Searching for volunteer opportunities for the summer and/or interested in working with children? We need you! You are invited to apply to our summer internship program. Interns help out during the summer to make sure that all children who participate in our summer literacy programs have a wonderful and learning-filled experience. To qualify, interns must submit a volunteer application and attend a program orientation in the end of June. For more information, visit our Volunteers and LEAD Interns page or contact Neena McBaer, Children’s Program Coordinator at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444.

LUCINDA SNOWDROP: a musical tale by Marian Grudko dedicated to all Grandmas

Saturday, May 26 at 1:30 pm. This presentation will take place at Front Street Gallery. The gallery is located at 21 Front St, in Patterson, NY. http://frontstreetgallery.org Lucinda is only a toy bunny, yet it’s up to her to save Emmie’s grandma. Will Lucinda make the right choice? Will she do the right thing? With the help of The Great Silver Falcon, Lucinda sets off on a transformative journey and learns the power and pain of promises and love. Marian performs this poignant story, accompanied by her enchanting music. The program is for adults and children ages 4 and up. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Yin Yoga & Meditation with Maria Polhemus

Wednesday, May 23 7:00-8:00 pm Feel the peace by being present in the moment. Quiet and calm your mind and body. Experience your genuine self. Please join us for a relaxing session of Yin Yoga followed by Meditation. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Program fee: $4.00. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Inviting You to Grow Together

Nine years ago, the Pawling Library adopted the slogan Come Grow With Us. Over the years, we have been growing in tandem with the community to better reflect the needs and interests of Pawling residents. This November, the library will be asking citizens of Pawling for something that hasn’t been asked for in nearly a decade. The library is in need of additional dollars to offset our gradual rise in operating expenses and we are counting on Pawling voters to approve a small increase to the library’s municipal budget appropriation under Chapter 414 of New York State education law. What this means for the library is an ability to meet ever increasing community expectations by providing both physical and digital materials, programs and events, physical space, and computers that reflect Pawling’s current and future needs. The funds will also help us to keep pace with the inflationary costs of salaries and healthcare premiums. This November, we hope that the Pawling community will join the other sixteen of the nineteen towns in Dutchess County that have...

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY, MAY 29, 7:00-8:00 PM Colin Dickey will read from his most recent nonfiction book, Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, a cultural history of the United States via its haunted houses, hotels, graveyards, and prisons. He’ll discuss stories of famous hauntings from the Hudson Valley, as well as what those stories tell us about ourselves and our relationship to history. We’ll also discuss why some places seem to be more haunted than others, and give you a chance to tell your own ghost experiences. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Arthritis Overview and Adaptions

Presented by Sydney Leone Community Health Educator & Medicare Partnership Development Tuesday, May 8 7:00-8:00 pm Learn everyday adaptions to manage and ease arthritic pain. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

The Pawling Library and Front Street Gallery Present: A New Chapter Art Exhibition

Featuring 28 artists: Frana K. Baruch, Lone Thygesen Blecher, Susan Bores, Kimberly Bruce, Robert Casilla, Peter Cascone, Nancy Faulds, Mary Ann Glass, Vivian Haberfeld, Susan Hennelly, Carolyn Keane, Lonna Kelly, Kenneth Kolski, Cynthia McCusker, Ginger Mold, Sharon Nakazato, Doreen O’Connor, Felice Panagrosso, Donald Partelow, Karen Presser, Ed Retana, Nora Roberto, Danielle Rogers, Jane Soodalter, James Sparks, Donald Turner, David Vorves, Joann Zwolski. Opening Reception at Front Street Gallery Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am-2:00 pm Exhibition runs through June 22, 2018 If you have any questions, feel free to email the gallery at info@frontstreetgallery.org. Or call 917-880-5307. Front Street Gallery 21 Front Street Patterson, NY 12563 http://frontstreetgallery.org/ We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Book Sale Volunteers

Our annual book sale will start May 12th. However, we will need volunteers to help us as early as Thursday the 10th. If you are available to help us out with any part of the process, please call the library at 845-855-3444 or drop by the circulation desk to sign up as a volunteer. We could use help moving boxes, setting up and tearing down, keeping things organized, and helping customers. For more information on the book sale itself, please visit http://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/booksale/