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Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Pawling Free Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

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The Pawling Community Haiku Project
The Pawling Community Haiku Project
Tuesday, Apr. 2, The Pawling Communit
Pawling Free Library
Celebrate our Pawling community by writing your own Haiku! A Haiku is a traditional Japanese poem that is exactly three lines with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern. Chose a category: Kindness, Family, Community, Culture, or Nature. Write your Haiku and submit .  This project is open to all ages.  ...read more
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Monday Matinee at Pawling Recreation
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Monday Matinee at Pawling Recreation
Monday, Apr. 15, 1:00 - 3:00 pmMonday Matinee at Pa
Lakeside Park
Movie: Which Brings Me to YouStars: Lucy Hale and Nat Wolff Comedy, Drama, Romance Runtime:1h 38 minTwo romantic burnouts meet at a wedding and almost hook up in the coatroom before putting the brakes on. They agree to exchange candid confessions about their pasts on the off chance that th...read more

Battle of the Books Team Meetings
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Battle of the Books Team Meetings
Monday, Apr. 15, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMBattle of the Books
Pawling Library Annex
The Pawling Library’s Battle of the Books team for middle school students meets on alternate Mondays to talk about the books and practice for the upcoming Regional competition. For more information, please contact Maureen Meltzer-McGrath
Great Stories Club: Deeper Than Our Skins; Club de grandes historias: más profundo que nuestras pieles
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Great Stories Club: Deeper Than Our Skins; Club de grandes historias: más profundo que nuestras pieles
Monday, Apr. 15, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMGreat Stories Club:
Pawling Library Annex
For this month's meeting of the Deeper Than Our Skins series, we will be reading and talking about Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Using the author's letter to his son as inspiration, participants will be asked to write a letter to their future selves. Copies of the book are av...read more

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Baby Bounce and Groove
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
 Baby Bounce and Groove
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AMBaby Bounce and Groo
Pawling Library Annex
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AMNine week event series, 04/01 – 06/08NO CLASS 04/30Age range: birth -18 months & a caregiver Library Annex, with NeenaJoin us for stories and songs. We’ll focus on the keys for early literacy—singing, reading, talking, playing, and engagi...read more
Toddlers in Training
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
 Toddlers in Training
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMToddlers in Training
Pawling Free Library
Tuesdays, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AMNine week event series, 04/01 – 06/08Age range: 18-36 months & a caregiver, expanded age range!NO CLASS 04/30Library Annex, with NeenaInteractive story time featuring puppets, instruments, and elements of music & movement. Program ends with play. ...read more
Read and Play
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 Read and Play
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMRead and Play
Pawling Library Annex
Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:00 PMNine week event series, 04/01 – 06/08Age range: Ages 3 – 5 yearsNO CLASS 04/30Our small group Kindergarten readiness program, focused on early literacy and math skills through a combination of hands-on activities and group story time. We’ll also work o...read more
Mahjong
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 Mahjong
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmMahjong
Pawling Free Library
Mahjong is popular throughout the world. Please join us and learn how to play this ancient Chinese tile game. Come join the fun! 

Let’s Learn Circuits
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 Let’s Learn Circuits
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMLet’s Learn Ci
Pawling Library Annex
During this weekly program, we’ll learn about simple circuits starting with what a circuit is and then, we'll use squishy circuits and paper circuits for hands-on discovery. For children in grades 1 through 4. Registration required.

The Pawling Writers Group
6:15 - 7:45 pm
 The Pawling Writers Group
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 6:15 - 7:45 pmThe Pawling Writers
Pawling Free Library
Tuesdays6:15-7:45 pmTo register, please email Donald at adult @pawlinglibrary.org. Thank you.This writing group, led by author and teacher Walter Woodhouse and author Steve Haggerty, is open to anyone ages 18 and up who has an interest in writing. We welcome books of fiction, short stories, nonficti...read more
Reptilian Reverie: Turtles and Snakes of the Northeast
6:30pm-8:00 pm
Reptilian Reverie: Turtles and Snakes of the Northeast
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 6:30pm-8:00 pmReptilian Reverie: T
Pawling Library Annex
From tiptoeing turtles to slithering snakes, the reptiles that live in our area are fascinating and full of mystery! Please join us for a presentation by Julie Hart, the Director of Education for the Dutchess Land Conservancy, on the common and uncommon turtles and snakes that share the local landsc...read more

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Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 Play Group
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMPlay Group
Pawling Library Annex
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 AMNine week event series, 04/01 – 06/08NO CLASS 05/01Age range: Ages 2-5 years and a caregiverKids are invited to play and build social connections with other children during this program, which sees our room set up with learning goals in mind. We’ll use play to b...read more
Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2:00 - 3:00 pmLine Dancing at Pawl
Lakeside Park
Do you enjoy line dancing or want to learn?It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to this or experienced.Spend an hour dancing while listening to a variety of tunes.Line dancing is not just entertainment, it’s also a good form of exercise.Please join us.Be good to yourself and have s...read more

Computer Help for Seniors
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 Computer Help for Seniors
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMComputer Help for Se
Pawling Free Library
Members of the Pawling Library’s VounTeens group will be available to help senior citizens with computer-related questions and problems at this weekly session. Please bring your device and/or library card and a volunteer will work one-on-one with you. Appointments are not necessary.The help se...read more
VolunTeens
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
 VolunTeens
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PMVolunTeens
Pawling Library Annex
This is a year-round volunteer opportunity for ages 11 & up. The group will meet twice a month to plan or work on service projects to benefit the Library and the Pawling community.Meeting dates: The first and third Wednesday of each month at 5 pm to 6:30 pm. There may be additional dates dependi...read more
Agatha Christie Book Club / Online Program
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Agatha Christie Book Club / Online Program
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmAgatha Christie Book
Pawling Free Library
 After reading inspiring works by 24 different women writers the past 2 years, we’re now going to do a deep dive on 1 — AGATHA CHRISTIE. We will read select works from 1920 up until 1952.If you love the idea of reading and discussing detective novels by Dame Agatha Christie, then th...read more

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Toddlers in Training
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
 Toddlers in Training
Thursday, Apr. 18, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AMToddlers in Training
Pawling Free Library
Thursdays, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AMNine week event series, 04/01 – 06/08NO CLASS 05/02Age range: 18-36 months & a caregiver, expanded age range!Library Annex, with NeenaInteractive story time featuring puppets, instruments, and elements of music & movement. Program ends with play.&nbs...read more
Baby Bounce and Groove
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
 Baby Bounce and Groove
Thursday, Apr. 18, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMBaby Bounce and Groo
Pawling Library Annex
Thursdays, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AMNine week event series, 04/01 – 06/08NO CLASS 05/02Age range: birth -18 months & a caregiver Library Annex, with NeenaJoin us for stories and songs. We’ll focus on the keys for early literacy—singing, reading, talking, playing, and engag...read more
Homeschool Space: Elementary
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 Homeschool Space: Elementary
Thursday, Apr. 18, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Pawling Free Library
Homeschool Space: ElementaryThird Thursday of the Month (04/18, 05/16, & 6/20)1:00-2:00 PM – Neena, Library AnnexAge range: Homeschoolers ages 5-10, or those homeschooling in Kindergarten – 4th grade.Each month, homeschoolers come together to work on a fun, engaging project with frie...read more
Homeschool Space: Middle School Edition
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Homeschool Space: Middle School Edition
Thursday, Apr. 18, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMHomeschool Space: Mi
Pawling Library Annex
Homeschool families are invited to this monthly meet-up specifically for middle school-age students. Each month, we will do different activities, details to be announced. Families are welcome to arrive early to spend time with the younger children who meet earlier in the afternoon. Registration requ...read more

The Knitting Circle
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 The Knitting Circle
Thursday, Apr. 18, 3:00 - 4:00 pmThe Knitting Circle
Pawling Free Library
with Denise KearnsThursdays: 3-4 pm.Bring your favorite yarns and knitting needles for a relaxing afternoon of knitting and conversation. Age: 18 and up 

Monster Buddies!
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
 Monster Buddies!
Thursday, Apr. 18, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PMMonster Buddies!
Pawling Library Annex
We’ll explore many different types of monsters from mythical creatures to funny characters through stories and craft activities each week. For grades K - 2. Registration is required.

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Teen Nerf Night
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 Teen Nerf Night
Friday, Apr. 19, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PMTeen Nerf Night
Pawling Free Library
Tweens and teens are invited to an after-hours Nerf battle. Participants can bring their own Nerf weapons or use the Library’s limited supply. Run between the stacks to dodge your opponent’s darts! This program is for grade 5 & up. Registration is required.

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Board Game and Puzzle Swap
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 Board Game and Puzzle Swap
Saturday, Apr. 20, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Pawling Free Library
Board Game and Puzzle SwapAll agesSaturday, 04/20, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMMain LibraryDo you have board games, card games, or puzzles in good condition that you no longer play with? Stop by the library to trade what you no longer use for something new to you. Area residents are welcome to contribute clea...read more
Come Grow with Us: Book, Plant Sale, and Seed Swap
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come Grow with Us: Book, Plant Sale, and Seed Swap
Saturday, Apr. 20, 10:00 am - 2:00 pmCome Grow with Us: B
Pawling Free Library
Celebrate Earth Day with us!We’ll have a wide assortment of books and potted plants for sale, as well as seeds to trade.If there are seeds you like but don’t have any seeds to trade, please just make a small donation to our library. Thank you.Master Gardens from the Pawing Garden Club wi...read more
Earth Day Litter Clean-Up
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 Earth Day Litter Clean-Up
Saturday, Apr. 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMEarth Day Litter Cle
Pawling Free Library
Join the Pawling Library’s VolunTeens for this Pawling Village litter clean-up. The teens will lead groups to collect and dispose of the litter marring our streets. The Library has a limited supply of grabbers, gloves, and trash bags to get the job done. Participants are welcome to bring their...read more
My Garden of a Thousand Bees
5:00 - 6:00 PM
 My Garden of a Thousand Bees
Saturday, Apr. 20, 5:00 - 6:00 PMMy Garden of a Thous
Pawling Library Annex
Please join us for this family entertainment PBS documentary. We’ll have popcorn!Thank you for being a part of the Pawling Library’s Earth Day Weekend Celebration.    Movie: My Garden of a Thousand BeesDocumentaryRuntime: 55 minutesAbout the film: A wildlife cameraman...read more

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Monday Matinee at Pawling Recreation
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Monday Matinee at Pawling Recreation
Monday, Apr. 22, 1:00 - 3:30 pmMonday Matinee at Pa
Lakeside Park
Movie: The Color PurpleStars: Fantasia BarrinoDrama, MusicalRated: PG-13  Runtime: 2h 21m  A woman faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately finds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood. –from IMDbNOTE: This afternoon movie presentation is for a...read more

Camino al Exito: Summer Camp Registration Clinic
5:00 PM - 8 PM
Camino al Exito: Summer Camp Registration Clinic
Monday, Apr. 22, 5:00 PM - 8 PMCamino al Exito: Sum
Pawling Library Annex
Los voluntarios apoyarán a las familias con cita previa para registrarse en el campamento de verano de recreación de Pawling.Volunteers will support families by appointment to register for the Pawling Recreation Summer Camp. 
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Baby Bounce and Groove
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
 Baby Bounce and Groove
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AMBaby Bounce and Groo
Pawling Library Annex
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AMNine week event series, 04/01 – 06/08NO CLASS 04/30Age range: birth -18 months & a caregiver Library Annex, with NeenaJoin us for stories and songs. We’ll focus on the keys for early literacy—singing, reading, talking, playing, and engagi...read more
Toddlers in Training
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
 Toddlers in Training
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMToddlers in Training
Pawling Free Library
Tuesdays, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AMNine week event series, 04/01 – 06/08Age range: 18-36 months & a caregiver, expanded age range!NO CLASS 04/30Library Annex, with NeenaInteractive story time featuring puppets, instruments, and elements of music & movement. Program ends with play. ...read more
Read and Play
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 Read and Play
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMRead and Play
Pawling Library Annex
Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:00 PMNine week event series, 04/01 – 06/08Age range: Ages 3 – 5 yearsNO CLASS 04/30Our small group Kindergarten readiness program, focused on early literacy and math skills through a combination of hands-on activities and group story time. We’ll also work o...read more
Mahjong
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 Mahjong
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmMahjong
Pawling Free Library
Mahjong is popular throughout the world. Please join us and learn how to play this ancient Chinese tile game. Come join the fun! 

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club / Online Program
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Tuesday Afternoon Book Club / Online Program
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 4:00 - 5:00 pmTuesday Afternoon Bo
Pawling Free Library
The book club will be discussing The Wind Knows My Name by Isabel Allende.This afternoon book club is all about connecting with others just like you who have a passion for reading.Connect with friends and make new friends. We look forward to seeing you for an hour of friendly conversations.Book sele...read more

Let’s Learn Circuits
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 Let’s Learn Circuits
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMLet’s Learn Ci
Pawling Library Annex
During this weekly program, we’ll learn about simple circuits starting with what a circuit is and then, we'll use squishy circuits and paper circuits for hands-on discovery. For children in grades 1 through 4. Registration required.

Hora del Cuento Bilingüe/Bilingual Story Hour
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hora del Cuento Bilingüe/Bilingual Story Hour
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMHora del Cuento Bili
Pawling Library Annex
el quatro martes de cada mes (03/26, 04/23, 05/28, & 06/25)6:00 – 7:00 PMCon Julieta y NeenaPara Nacimiento – 6 años y cuidadoraUna hora de cuentos, música y juegos para familias en inglés y español. ¡Evento gratis! Se les pide a los padres y cuidado...read more
The Pawling Writers Group
6:15 - 7:45 pm
 The Pawling Writers Group
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 6:15 - 7:45 pmThe Pawling Writers
Pawling Free Library
Tuesdays6:15-7:45 pmTo register, please email Donald at adult @pawlinglibrary.org. Thank you.This writing group, led by author and teacher Walter Woodhouse and author Steve Haggerty, is open to anyone ages 18 and up who has an interest in writing. We welcome books of fiction, short stories, nonficti...read more
Food as Medicine: Balancing Stress: Better Sleep & More Energy / Online Program
7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Food as Medicine: Balancing Stress: Better Sleep & More Energy / Online Program
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 7:00 pm- 8:00 pmFood as Medicine: Ba
Pawling Free Library
The Art of Using Foods to HealPresented by Dr. Somesh N. KaushikAyurvedic and Naturopathic Physician This series discusses the mechanism of action of food on the body and its healing abilities. In this lecture the focus is on balancing stress for better sleep and more energy. Excess stress can ...read more

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Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 Play Group
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMPlay Group
Pawling Library Annex
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 AMNine week event series, 04/01 – 06/08NO CLASS 05/01Age range: Ages 2-5 years and a caregiverKids are invited to play and build social connections with other children during this program, which sees our room set up with learning goals in mind. We’ll use play to b...read more
Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2:00 - 3:00 pmLine Dancing at Pawl
Lakeside Park
Do you enjoy line dancing or want to learn?It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to this or experienced.Spend an hour dancing while listening to a variety of tunes.Line dancing is not just entertainment, it’s also a good form of exercise.Please join us.Be good to yourself and have s...read more

Computer Help for Seniors
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 Computer Help for Seniors
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMComputer Help for Se
Pawling Free Library
Members of the Pawling Library’s VounTeens group will be available to help senior citizens with computer-related questions and problems at this weekly session. Please bring your device and/or library card and a volunteer will work one-on-one with you. Appointments are not necessary.The help se...read more
Great Stories Club: Virtual Author Visit with Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Great Stories Club: Virtual Author Visit with Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero)
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMGreat Stories Club:
Pawling Library Annex
Participants in the Great Stories Club: Deeper Than Our Skins are invited to this virtual author visit with Gene Luen Yang who wrote the graphic novel, The Shadow Hero. This will be a Q & A between Yang and a representative from the American Library Association. It is a private event for those w...read more

Reserved for program
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
 Reserved for program
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pawling Library Annex
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Toddlers in Training
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
 Toddlers in Training
Thursday, Apr. 25, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AMToddlers in Training
Pawling Free Library
Thursdays, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AMNine week event series, 04/01 – 06/08NO CLASS 05/02Age range: 18-36 months & a caregiver, expanded age range!Library Annex, with NeenaInteractive story time featuring puppets, instruments, and elements of music & movement. Program ends with play.&nbs...read more
Baby Bounce and Groove
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
 Baby Bounce and Groove
Thursday, Apr. 25, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMBaby Bounce and Groo
Pawling Library Annex
Thursdays, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AMNine week event series, 04/01 – 06/08NO CLASS 05/02Age range: birth -18 months & a caregiver Library Annex, with NeenaJoin us for stories and songs. We’ll focus on the keys for early literacy—singing, reading, talking, playing, and engag...read more
The Knitting Circle
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 The Knitting Circle
Thursday, Apr. 25, 3:00 - 4:00 pmThe Knitting Circle
Pawling Free Library
with Denise KearnsThursdays: 3-4 pm.Bring your favorite yarns and knitting needles for a relaxing afternoon of knitting and conversation. Age: 18 and up 

Monster Buddies!
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
 Monster Buddies!
Thursday, Apr. 25, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PMMonster Buddies!
Pawling Library Annex
We’ll explore many different types of monsters from mythical creatures to funny characters through stories and craft activities each week. For grades K - 2. Registration is required.

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Staff Professional Development
5:30PM
 Staff Professional Development
Friday, Apr. 26, 5:30PM
Pawling Library Annex
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Monday Matinee at Pawling Recreation
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Monday Matinee at Pawling Recreation
Monday, Apr. 29, 1:00 - 3:00 pmMonday Matinee at Pa
Lakeside Park
Movie: LancasterStars: Charles DanceDocumentaryRuntime: 1h 50mThe Lancaster Bomber, synonymous with the Dambusters and night raids on Nazi Germany. –from IMDbNOTE: This afternoon movie presentation is for an adult audience.The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation.2...read more

Battle of the Books Team Meetings
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Battle of the Books Team Meetings
Monday, Apr. 29, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMBattle of the Books
Pawling Library Annex
The Pawling Library’s Battle of the Books team for middle school students meets on alternate Mondays to talk about the books and practice for the upcoming Regional competition. For more information, please contact Maureen Meltzer-McGrath
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Mahjong
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 Mahjong
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmMahjong
Pawling Free Library
Mahjong is popular throughout the world. Please join us and learn how to play this ancient Chinese tile game. Come join the fun! 

Let’s Learn Circuits
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 Let’s Learn Circuits
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMLet’s Learn Ci
Pawling Library Annex
During this weekly program, we’ll learn about simple circuits starting with what a circuit is and then, we'll use squishy circuits and paper circuits for hands-on discovery. For children in grades 1 through 4. Registration required.

The Pawling Writers Group
6:15 - 7:45 pm
 The Pawling Writers Group
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 6:15 - 7:45 pmThe Pawling Writers
Pawling Free Library
Tuesdays6:15-7:45 pmTo register, please email Donald at adult @pawlinglibrary.org. Thank you.This writing group, led by author and teacher Walter Woodhouse and author Steve Haggerty, is open to anyone ages 18 and up who has an interest in writing. We welcome books of fiction, short stories, nonficti...read more
    
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