Emergency Board Meeting

The Board of Trustees of the Pawling library will conduct an emergency board meeting on Zoom. The meeting will be a teleconference scheduled for Friday December 18th at 10:45 AM. If you would like more information about this meeting or to listen, please contact the Library Director, Brian Avery, by emailing director@pawlinglibrary.org

Shamanic Workshop with Nadiya Nottingham / online

Tuesday, January 5, 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Shamanic Workshop or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/shamanic-workshop-with-nadiya-nottingham-online/2021-01-05/ Every ancient culture has creation myths which involve animals and half human/half animal creatures which may be helpful beings or fearsome guardians of some treasure, such as the Dragon. The elements of life on Earth are intertwined with ourselves and the beasts of the land, sea, river and air. In other words, we are one with nature. In this workshop we will work with Animal Spirits of both the natural realm and the mythical realm as they relate to where we are working energetically, in the deep reservoir of the Chakras or energy centers of the human body. Nadiya will guide you through a Shamanic Journey to converse with your Spirit Animal and she will help you relate your own experience to what you may need to heal in your life, set foot on a new path or transform what may need to be “composted” from the mud to the garden of your...

FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Friday, December 18 Time slots: 5:00-6:00 pm / 6:00-7:00 pm / 7:00-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/free-english-esol-online-tutoring-10/2020-12-18/ Once you are registered Karina will email you a Zoom link. You can use Zoom on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. One space is available for each class. Please indicated what day and time you’d like to make an appointment. Thank you! “This publication (product) was supported by (or “in part by”) funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.”

Art-Room: A Gathering of Artists / online program

Friday, December 18 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Art-Room or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/art-room-a-gathering-of-artists-online-program-3/2020-12-18/ Enjoy lively discussions with your fellow artists about projects and techniques.  We look forward to seeing you soon.  Allow your artistic passion to follow its creative bliss!

RESCHEDULED Santa and Mrs. Claus

Due to expected heavy rain and cold temperatures on the morning of December 5th, the library has rescheduled the Socially Distanced Santa and Mrs. Claus event for Saturday, December 12th. Appointment times still stand for families who made them. With questions, contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer at children@pawlinglibrary.org

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia / Online Program

with Community Engagement Manager Joan Carl Tuesday, December 15 7:00-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/understanding-alzheimers-and-dementia/2020-12-15/ Alzheimer’s is not normal aging; it’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about: The impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research, treatments available to address some symptoms and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Thankgiving Week Hours

If you are not going over the river and through the woods this Thanksgiving, you might be interested in knowing when the Pawling Library will be open.  We will be reducing our schedule during Thanksgiving week, so that staff are able to spend time with their loved ones. We will close at 3 PM on Wednesday and then re-open at noon on Friday. Day by day, that means our hours are as follows: Monday: 12-5 Tuesday: 10-8 Wednesday: 10-3 Thursday: Closed Friday: 12-5 Saturday: 10-4

Socially Distant Santa and Mrs. Claus

This program has been rescheduled for December 12, 2020, due to inclement weather.   December 5th, 2020, by reservation only Get ready to bundle up and share your wish lists! Our annual visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus is ON! But… it is going to look a little different this year. To keep all involved as safe as possible, families will visit outside, one at time, while Santa and Mrs. Claus stay inside and chat through a window. Registration for 10 minute windows is required. Masks and social distancing required and enforced. Pawling and Holmes residents,Click here to find out more or register. Interested in other December and holiday programs? Check out our other offerings here. At this time, space is limited to Pawling and Holmes residents and their families. If spaces remain, we will invite the larger community to participate. Not a local resident? Sign up for our non-resident waiting list  

Seeking Parent Feedback

The children’s department is hoping to refocus our energy on providing the types of programming and materials that your family will not just use, but will love! To help us do that, we’re seeking feedback from parents and caregivers with children ages 0-10 at home. This quick, 5-10 minute survey is totally anonymous, so please let us know what you hope to see from us in the future, whether offline or on. Access the survey here: https://forms.gle/eG3k2cFKZTud5Yi2A Questions and concerns can always be directed to Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at children@pawlinglibrary.org

The Roosevelts at Christmas / Online Program

with Jeffrey Urbin Wednesday, December 9 7:00-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for The Roosevelts at Christmas or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-67/2020-12-09/ The Roosevelt’s loved Christmas. For them it truly was the most wonderful time of the year. But how did they celebrate this joyous time in the dark days of the Great Depression and World War II? This session describes some of the customs and traditions followed by the Roosevelts in Washington and Hyde Park. 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 college and adult learning programs. In addition, he provides training, programs and presentations for teachers and assists museum educators across the country in developing educational programs for their own museums. He has been a pioneer in developing distance learning programs for the Presidential Library System...