Financial Health: Take Control of Your Finances / Online Program

with Leona O’Connell Tuesday, October 5 10:30 am-12:00 pm Click the link below to register for Financial Health or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/financial-health-take-control-of-your-finances-online-program-2/2021-10-05/   This course has been designed to help you achieve financial health.   Course topics include: Effective budgeting Understanding credit Setting financial goals and the tools to achieve them   Please join Leona O’Connell, Housing Counselor at Hudson River Housing’s NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, for this FREE in-depth financial presentation. For information about Hudson River Housing, please click the link below. https://hudsonriverhousing.org

Thank you Summer Readers!

WOW! Thank you to our Tails and Tales Summer Readers who read over 33,000 minutes (550 hours) this summer to earn our library a new marketplace learning center!   Plus, the Kid’s Team Won the Reading Challenge! The marketplace is now available for families to use in our children’s area. It is designed to help our preschool and toddler patrons learn through play and will feature rotating themes of play such as grocery store, tools and repair, and a flower shop. The repair shop is open now, with alphabet locks, gears, and a pint-sized tool box. Stop by and check it out! To wrap up the program: At the close of our six week Tails and Tales Summer Reading Challenge, the kid’s team won the Summer Reading Crown for the second summer in a row! Congrats to everyone on the kid’s team who each earned an extra raffle ticket for our big prize raffle and bragging rights as the reading champions!

Family Block Party: Celebrate the end of summer!

Summer programs have come to a close, so join us for our end of summer celebration! Wizard of Oz Family Block Party: Saturday, August 28th, 12:30 – 3:00 PM Lakeside Park: 2 Lakeside Drive Pawling, New York 12564 Join us under the Lakeside pavilion for a free event featuring bouncy castle, rainbow water play area, dunk tank, crafts, lawn games, snacks, and a prize raffle for major prizes like local gift cards, toys, and a Kindle Fire. There will be a Wizard of Oz themed costume contest, which all ages are welcome to join!  No registration is required, so stop by and play with us, even if only for a little while! Thank you to the Donaldson Trust and Pawling Centennial Committee for sponsoring this event.

Yin Restorative Yoga / Online Program

Tuesday afternoons 1-2 pm Click the link below to register for Yin Restorative Yoga or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/yin-restorative-yoga-online-program/2021-09-07/ Instructor: Maria Polhemus Yin Restorative Yoga is a gentle practice. The poses are held longer than hatha yoga (1 minute to 3-4 minutes) and mostly performed close to the floor. There are few standing postures. This form of yoga is known for calming and balancing the mind, body and internal organs, increasing circulation, and improving flexibility and joint mobility. Yin Restorative Yoga encourages the use of props. For class make sure you have a strap (belt or scarf will do), yoga block (or book), eye pillow, and pillows, rolled up towels etc. for various areas of support. Please join us for a stress relieving hour of gentle exercise and relaxation. Each session ends with a guided meditation. Program fee: $4.00, per class. Note: We ask that you pay in advance for a full month of yoga classes. For September: One month of Yin Restorative Yoga: $16.00. You can make a non-refundable...

Trustee meeting will be online

The September 9th meeting of the library’s board of trustees will be conducted digitally. If you would like access to the meeting, please contact the library director, Brian Avery, by emailing director@pawlinglibrary.org

Meet a Superhero!

Avengers, assemble! Captain Marvel will be stopping by our Facebook Live storytime group today, Thursday, 8/12/21 at 4:30 PM EST to share stories about her adventures and chat with families about her awesome superhero life! Beat the heat inside as Captain Marvel responds to children’s questions and comments by name! Can’t make the live show? A recording will be available in the storytime group shortly after the airing. This program is part of our Mid-Hudson Library System Princess and Superhero storytime series. The next special guests will be Supergirl on September 9th and Belle from Beauty and the Beast on October 14. Thank you to our partner libraries and Parties with Character for making this program series accessible for our community.  

Summer Reading Update: Almost at Community Goal!

The Tails and Tales Summer Reading Challenge is well underway. In fact, we have almost met our community goal!  With a group total of 19,708 minutes, we need just a little more help to earn our new kid’s area play set. Here are the team standings: Image is of three cats looking at a fishbowl. The colors on their tails show how much progress each team has made logging reading time. From left to right the cats are adults, kids, and teens. First Place: Kids (12, 214 minutes) Second Place: Adults (6,975 minutes) Third Place: Teens (519 minutes) Great things happen when we work together! When we hit 20,000, we will earn our community prize, plus new raffle prizes will be added to the pot for you to win, like gift cards to McKinney and Doyle. The more you read, the more you earn, including free books to keep! Plus, the winning team will earn bragging rights and the Summer Reading Champions Crown. Thank you to all the patrons who are logging their time to help us work...

COME TOGETHER PAWLING: Viewing of TED TALK video on How Trees Talk to Each Other and discussion / Online Program

Monday, September 13 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for COME TOGETHER PAWLING or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/come-together-pawling-viewing-of-ted-talk-video-on-how-trees-talk-to-each-other-and-discussion-online-program/2021-09-13/ Each month, in a respectful and open environment, we’ll explore a new topic led by a different community leader. For September, the subject we’ll be discussing is how trees communicate. At the start of the program, we’ll be watching an 18-minute TED TALKS video, entitled How Trees Talk to Each Other, with forest ecologist Suzanne Simard. Following the viewing, we’ll open up a group discussion led by Jay Erickson. Our wellness as individuals and as a community depends on continued sharing, support and conversation in times of celebration as well as in times of conflict. Come Together and join us in fostering deeper conversations, listening to disparate experiences and points of view in the realm of challenging context such as racism, sexism, bipartisanship, whiteness and social justice. We understand that these conversations could be difficult to have, and believe that by coming together to find the willingness to listen and...

Community Survey

The Pawling Library is conducting a survey to help us understand how people use the library and how we can serve them best. We would love to have your input as we chart our future. Go to https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/survey/ to leave your feedback.

Kids Take the Lead in Summer Reading Challenge

BIG NEWS! The Kids (ages 0-10) now lead in our Tails and Tales Summer Reading Challenge!  What age group can read the most this summer? Here are the standings: First Place: Kids (6,205 minutes) Second Place: Adults (2,960 minutes) Third Place: Teens (300 minutes) Together, our community has read 9,465 minutes this summer! We’re almost halfway to our goal of 20,000 minutes! Keep up the great work! Want to get involved and help your team? Want to win free books and other prizes? Join the contest by logging the time you spend reading and learning this summer. You can log online here, print a paper reading log, or pick one up from the library front desk.