RESULTS: Dance Party

For the second week of our Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program, we let Pawling vote for what dance move our staff should try and learn… and then perform! The winner…Flossing!  We never expected this trend to come back from the dead and be your favorite. (Follow this link if video does not appear above: https://youtu.be/DVMCDIBn-Rk) For more information on summer reading, visit our Imagine your Story Summer Reading and Learning Challenge Page.

RESULTS: The Case of The Missing Lunch

We let Pawling vote what weird food combination our programming staffers should eat for the first week of summer reading. The winner….Oreos in BBQ sauce! Check out our reactions, and visit https://forms.gle/QwYYjvifDnaZRMYG9 to vote for what happens next…Here’s a hint–we’ll be dancing! For more information on summer reading, visit our Imagine your Story Summer Reading and Learning Challenge Page.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease 
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with Community Engagement Manager Joan Carl Tuesday, July 21 7:00-8:00 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease.  https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-event-5/2020-07-21/ Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.  The one-hour program covers:  Typical age-related changes.  Common warning signs of Alzheimer’s.  How to approach someone about memory concerns.  Early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process.  Alzheimer’s Association resources.   This  program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. For further information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. 

Sound Experience for your Body, Mind and Soul / Online Presentation

with Cristina Reyes-Schleifer Sound Practitioner Wednesday, July 22 7:00-8:30 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Sound Experience. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/sound-experience-for-your-body-mind-and-soul-4/2020-07-22/ Immerse yourself in the soothing waves of sound Reduce muscle tension and stress Enter a deep meditative state Enhance your awareness Feel lighter and energized The sound of Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, chimes, bells and gongs will open up a new dimension in your life. Note: Wearing headphones or earbuds is recommended for this presentation.

Book review: The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo

Reviewed by Angie Webb, Library Clerk Oh, how I wish I had a book like this in my teen years growing up in Brooklyn, NY. The story tackles many pressing topics – love, questions of faith, sexuality, sexual harassment and body shaming, friendship, homophobia, self-acceptance – through Harlem native, Xiomara Batista, known as X. The novel’s epistolary-like structure makes the free-verse narration a gripping, quick read without making the verse gimmicky. And the compelling vulnerability and empowering passion of its young protagonist gives voice to the inner struggle of obedience to family and religious tradition with the anxiety of finding strength with self-discovery through the rebellion of young love and slam poetry. The relationships between X and her family and friends are authentic. I enjoyed how the story presented the Dominican culture of the Batista family through the eyes of someone unashamed of her heritage but wants to experience it differently from the tradition. X is relatable, I felt her struggles, I had her struggles, and like her, I wrote them down. Acevedo captured the...

Contactless Checkout with myLibro

Now that the library is offering contactless checkout, you can schedule a pickup time using the myLibro app. The app is available for free on Apple and Android devices in their respective app stores. If you prefer to schedule your pickup via email or phone, you can still email us at staff@pawlinglibrary.org or call 845-855-3444. For the full contactless checkout procedures and other re-opening information visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/ Please remember to wear a mask whenever you visit the library.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Compassion and Betrayal / online event

Presented by Jeffrey Urbin Tuesday, July 14 7:00-8:00 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Eleanor Roosevelt: Compassion and Betrayal or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.  https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-66/2020-07-14/ Eleanor Roosevelt was born a shy, timid girl in a family of power, position, and wealth. From the outside her life would seem to be charmed, but a closer examination charts a lonely course from one betrayal to another. The compassion that she showered on others, here and around the world, was developed in part by her personal understanding what it feels like to be hurt, left out and neglected. This talk examines the trials and turmoil in the life of one of the greatest and most influential woman in the history of our republic. About our presenter: Jeffrey Urbin is the Education Specialist and Director of the Pare Lorentz Film Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York where he is responsible for developing all of the Library’s education offerings ranging from second grade to...

Volunteer Opportunities for Teens/Tweens

  Volunteer Opportunities for Teens/Tweens There are currently two types of volunteer positions open for ages 11-18–book buddies and garden volunteers. Book Buddies, or our Teen Buddy Book Club, is a program that pairs kids one-on-one with a teen role model. These volunteers spend time virtually helping their buddy gain confidence reading, while they practice their literacy skills and get to know them. For more information, visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/community-service/   Garden Volunteers tend to the teen garden at the library, but do so on their own schedule, without others around. Possible responsibilities include watering, checking nitrogen levels, and weeding. All volunteers will be able to take vegetables home! Find out more at  https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/teenprograms/ As we continue our reopening process, additional volunteering opportunities will be considered. We hope to have volunteers helping in additional children’s programs regularly as soon as it is safe and we are allowed.   Leadership Interns: Because we are hosting summer programming virtually and have to limit the number of people in our building, the library is not able to hire Leadership Interns this summer. Leadership interns will return...

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research / Online Program

with Community Engagement Manager Joan Carl Tuesday, June 30 7:00-8:00 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.  https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-event-7/2020-06-30/ This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging: cognitive activity, exercise, diet & nutrition, and social engagement. We will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do now to improve or maintain our overall health. This  program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. For further information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. 

Contactless Checkout Begins June 16th

Contactless checkout will begin on Tuesday June 16th in the library courtyard. Checkout will be by appointment only, for items previously requested. Patrons will be able to place requests by phone or email or by using the myLibro app. For the full contactless checkout procedures and other information pertaining to the library’s phased re-opening process, please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/ Please remember to wear a mask whenever you visit the library.