Music and Movement with Tara Micale

We are excited to announce Musical Munchkins and Tuneful Tykes, featuring special guest musician and teacher, Tara Micale! These special music and movement classes will help support literacy learning and keep families smiling throughout the hot summer! All classes are free, and drop ins are welcome. Musical Munchkins classes are for “walkers” (any child who can stand and toddle on their own) to 2 years old, and Tuneful Tykes is for children 2-3 years old. The first class will be Saturday, July 27th. Second classes will be August 10th. Musical Muchkins: 10:00-10:30 am Tuneful Tykes: 10:35 – 11:15 am Families can attend one or both dates. Program includes songs, fine and gross motor, and musical development. Ms. Tara is a trained music educator, currently pursuing her degree at the The Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. For more information, contact Children’s Programs at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444.

Multi-Generational Legacy Planning

Presented by Kwabena Amo-Nyarko Wednesday, July 24 7:00-8:00 pm You are invited to attend Multi-Generational Legacy Planning, a complementary, informational workshop created specifically to explore an estate planning opportunity designed to provide for your children, your grandchildren and your own retirement. At this free presentation you will learn how to: *Create a legacy for your grandchildren *Provide a source of supplemental income for your children *Structure an arrangement where premium advances are returned to you Please join us! Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Graphic Novel Book Club

Tuesday, July 23 7:00-8:00 pm The book club will be discussing Prince of Cats, by Ronald Wimberly. The Graphic Novel Book Club is an adult book club that meets monthly to discuss comics and graphic novels. We will select from a wide variety of titles – indie and foreign comics to classic superhero storylines. Whether you are just getting into comics or a life-long reader, you’ll find good conversation and something new to read. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Employees

Presented by Laurie DelBalzo Director of Human Resources of the Trinity-Pawling School Wednesday, July 17 10:00-11:30 am In New York State employers must by law provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training. At this free program you’ll learn to identify all the various prohibited forms of sexual harassment and understand what you can do to make sure that you are and remain safe in the work environment. The goal of this program is to give employees the tools to empower themselves against sexual harassment. Employers who send their employees to this program must, at their place of business, review with each employee their own sexual harassment prevention policy to satisfy this statewide training requirement. NOTE: This program will be held at the Trinity-Pawling School. The school is located at 700 Route 22 in Pawling. http://www.trinitypawling.org Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Ayurveda, Diet, and Nutrition: Achieving Balance and Harmony

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Tuesday, July 16 7:00-9:00 pm Ayurveda defines health as a balance of body, mind, and spirit. When imbalance occurs, illness can result. To restore balance a highly individualized regimen, based on one’s body constitution (or dosha), is followed. Diet and nutrition are central to this approach. Come and discover: *How to determine if you are out of balance *Steps to correct an imbalance and prevent illness *Why certain foods may not be right for you but OK for others *The importance of eating “seasonally” and which foods to avoid *Foods that will clear your mind and make your body and soul “sing” About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY. With over 30 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America and is the recipient of the Dhanwantri Award, his profession’s highest...

Summer Reading Challenge

Our Summer Reading Challenge is now underway! Readers of any age are invited to join in and help our community unlock awesome prizes, like baseball tickets and a Ozobot robot for check out. As of July 1, 2019, participants have collectively read: 191 minutes. We’ve only got until the end of August to reach 10,000 minutes read. We need your help to meet our goals!  Visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/summer-reading-challenge/ for more information or to sign up to track your minutes read online. ReadSquared, our online tracker, is designed to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Unlock badges, games, and complete challenges for an even more fun summer reading experience. Want to track offline? For a paper tracker, visit our front desk.

Interior Design

Tuesday, July 9 7:00-8:00 pm At this creative and fun presentation designer Allison Miller of Allison Grace Design will introduce you to the interior design process as well as current trends and how to avoid common pitfalls. She’ll instruct you how to approach a construction or decorating project, including planning, budget, resources and finding a contractor. You’ll learn about areas of design such as space planning, kitchen and bath design, lighting, paint color selection, window treatment options, as well as wall decor, furniture and fabric selections. Following the presentation will be a Q & A. Lots of samples will be on hand for you to view and be inspired. Please join us. Find your style to create the home of your dreams! About our presenter: Allison Miller has been working in the interior design industry for 20 years. After graduating from the University of Vermont with a degree in Art and Art History, her love of textiles drew her to interior design. She flourished as a window treatment and soft-goods designer and then went on...

A Writer’s Workshop Part I: The Opening Sentence

Presented by author/editor Marian Grudko Thursday, June 27 7:00-8:00 pm You have 10 seconds to catch the attention of an editor/reader. Can anything be more crucial than your opening sentence? Well, yes – the second sentence! Come to the first in a series of writer’s workshops where Marian will discuss this important topic and more, and take a look at your writing problems. Is she judgmental? No. Is her editing ruthless? Oh, yeah. Bring in your writing and prepare to LEARN. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Essential Oils

with MaryAnn Augi and Dawn Kelly Tuesday, June 25 7:00-8:00 pm Essential oils have been used throughout history for their therapeutic purposes, dating back to ancient societies. At this fun-filled presentation you’ll find out the most popular ways to use essential oils from aromatically to topically. A variety of scents will be on hand for you to try. Please join us and discover which essential oils are right for you. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Chronic Fatigue / Adrenal Fatigue: Fantasy vs Reality

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Tuesday, June 18 7:00-9:00 pm. When you are so exhausted that you cannot get through the day; when a good night’s sleep leaves you tired upon waking; when there is no evidence of any underlying medical condition; when your doctors (you’ve seen many) say it’s all in your head; what can you do? Come and discover: Why these syndromes are so controversial The reality of these syndromes and treatment plans that do work How to determine the underlying cause(s) The connection with yeast, parasites, pathogens, toxins, and heavy metals Vitamins, supplements, and herbs that can help Diet, nutritional, and detox guidelines to follow that reverse the symptoms About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY. With over 30 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America and is the recipient of the...