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Hudson Valley Parent Magazine is giving away $500 worth of books to two local libraries. You can vote for Pawling by visiting https://hvparent.com/spirit-of-giving-sweepstakes and sharing what you love most about the Pawling Library. You can vote any time between now (hint, hint!) and December 7th. Limit one vote per person.

Holiday Book Sale

The Pawling Library’s annual Holiday Book Sale will be December 7th through 9th. 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 8th, 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 12/7: 5:00 – 8:30 Saturday 12/8: 10:00 – 4:00 Sunday 12/9: 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

Winter Celebrations

Sunday, December 2 4:00-8:00 pm A program featuring winter celebrations observed by Indian, Jewish, and African American communities. The festivals of Diwali (India), Hanukkah (Judaism), and Kwanzaa (African American) each feature elements of light to illuminate elements of belief and understanding. Join us to learn more about these unique observances through displays and food. This program is partially funded by the Robert R. Chapman Grant of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and the Stewarts Holiday Match. NOTE: Winter Celebrations will take place at the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association. The HWLCA is located at 239 Route 292 in Holmes, NY. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Teen Programs in December

Register now for teen programs happening during the month of December. On the schedule we have Game Nights, a DIY Mason Jar Holiday Decoration, M&M Pixel Art, Minecraft, and a New Year’s Party! Find more information here. Register at the Pawling Library, by calling (845) 855-3444, or by emailing Kate at teen@pawlinglibrary.org  

Hanging Ornaments: Sculpting Workshop

Design an ornament for a holiday, as a gift, or perhaps for yourself to be enjoyed throughout the year. Come join us and be creative! Free Program Two Sessions: Sculpting: Friday, November 30 6:30-8:30 pm Painting: Friday, December 14 6:30-8:30 pm Please note: This sculpting workshop is for adults. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Yin Yoga & Meditation with Maria Polhemus

Wednesday, November 28 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.

Free Stuffed Animal Making

There are some last minute openings in our FREE BUILD-A-BEAR style program! Every child leaves with a free stuffed penguin they’ve created themselves. Open to children 2.5 – 6 years. Interested in joining? Call the library at 845-855-3444 to see if the spaces are still available. Saturday, 11/10, 4:30-5:30 pm – Ms. Neena, Main Library and Annex As the weather gets colder, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good story and a good friend! Find both during Penguin Pals. We will read and sing our favorite penguin stories and songs and end the day with a new penguin friend, stuffed at the library, Build-A-Bear style. A caregiver is required to remain during this program.  

Reflexology

Tuesday, November 27 7:00-8:00 pm Reflexology involves applying pressure to and massaging certain spots on the feet, hands and ears that correspond to and can have a healing effect upon internal organs. With repeated Reflexology sessions, this relaxing and stress-relieving procedure can bring about an improvement in health and one’s overall well-being. Discover for yourself, the benefits of reflexology. Find out if this alternative non-invasive healing practice is right for you. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Thursday, November 8 12:30-3:30 pm Tutoring is available for both adults and teens. Sessions are for one hour. To schedule an appointment with Karina register at the front desk or call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444. This publication (product) was supported by (or “in part by”) funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.