Pawling Living Narrative Project

With a new name for its fourth year, the Pawling Living Narrative Project is a joint venture between the Pawling School District and the Pawling Library. It is an opportunity for members of the community to connect with educators and each other to share their stories. The event will take place on Tuesday February 18th, 1-3 PM. This year we will center the entire program around the idea of social and emotional well-being. Possible topics include life changing experiences, favorite past times or other interests, and of course health and wellness. Individuals can volunteer to become “books” that others can “check out” and have an engaging conversation on the topic chosen by the “book”. They will also have the opportunity to act as “readers” by selecting “books” to “check out” for themselves. In other words, you choose something from your life or experience that you think others might be interested to hear, and then other people people sign up to discuss it. Each conversation lasts about 20 minutes and includes one to five other people....

Evening Hatha Yoga with Maria Polhemus

Thursday, January 2, 16, 23 & 30 6:30-7:30 pm Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise. Come spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path of tranquility. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Each session ends with a guided meditation. Program fee of $4.00. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Reading and Book Signing

Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups about a ladybug who wanted more than anything to live in Paris Saturday, December 14, 11:00 am at The Book Cove Claudine was written by Marian Grudko and T.A. Young with Claudine drawings by Donald Partelow and paintings of Paris by Renee Gauvin Please join Marian and Donald at The Book Cove for the reading and signing To reserve your copy, please pre-order Claudine by calling The Book Cove at 845-855-9590. http://pawlingbookcove.com To register for this program, call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

disAbility & Employment Workshop

This program is being provided by Taconic Resources for Independence 2nd Friday every other month December 13 3:00-4:30 pm If you are under the age of 65 and have questions about how to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI); or have questions about how much can you earn without losing your benefits including Medicaid and/or Medicare, then sign-up for one of the following workshops presented by TRI’s Mobile Benefits Counselor! *If you require a sign-language interpreter you must call or email 2 weeks in advance to Attn: Mandi (845) 452.3913 x119, m.sheraden@taconicresources.org Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Sleep & Stress Management Workshop

with MaryAnn Augi & Dawn Kelly Wednesday, December 11 7:00-8:00 pm Are you having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Do you wish you had less stress in your life? Join us for a Sleep & Stress Management Essential Oil workshop where we will walk you through sleep and stress management techniques. These techniques will be paired with essential oils and each participant will make 2 different products to take home & enjoy. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Taste of India

Presented by Preetha Natesan Tuesday, December 10 7:00-8:00 pm Please join us for this hands-on interactive session on learning to cook Indian delicacies through an easy and a non-intimidating approach. During the workshop participants will observe and learn to cook two popular Indian dishes – one from North India and one from South India. The audience will be able to see and appreciate the different spices used within the region. At the end of the session, they will be able to taste a small sample of the dish. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Thursday, December 12 1:00-4:00 pm Tutoring is available for both adults and teens. Sessions are for one hour. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. “This publication (product) was supported by (or “in part by”) funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.”

Holiday Book Sale

The Pawling Library’s annual Holiday Book Sale will be December 6th through 8th. The library annex will be full of books of every variety, perfect to buy for yourself or a loved one this holiday season. All proceeds will go toward library programs and events. On Saturday December 7th, Santa and Mrs. Claus will even come by the library and there will be live Christmas music. The hours for the book sale are as follows: Friday 12/6: 5:00 – 8:30 Saturday 12/7: 10:00 – 4:00 Sunday 12/8: 11:00 – 2:00 If you are interested in volunteering to help set up for the book sale on Thursday or clean up afterwards on Sunday, please call the library at 845-855-3444. We are always very grateful for any assistance we can get.

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 and volunteers 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

Medicare Orientation

A free educational seminar with Maggie Kwet Aging Information Services Specialist Dutchess County Office for the Aging Tuesday, November 26 6:30-8:00 pm At this presentation you’ll learn: * When to apply for Medicare so that benefits are in place when you need them. * What to expect from your Medicare benefits. * What you are required to do and so much more. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.