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The Blue Olive: Autumn Recipes

Wednesday, October 23 7:00-8:30 pm The Pawling Library will host The Blue Olive for another special event exploring the many ways to use extra virgin olive oil and aged vinegar. Co-founder John Canevari will lead an interactive tasting seminar to guide the class through several unique palette-pleasing recipes. Guests will have the opportunity to taste each recipe and take notes on the preparation and cooking process used to create each dish. The Blue Olive is excited to share brand new products and fantastic recipes from their test kitchen with new cooks and experienced chefs alike. Program fee: $10.00 Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Advanced Care Planning

with Laura Palermo Tuesday, October 22 7:00-8:00 pm Advanced Care Planning….. what does that mean in terms of my health decisions and what are the forms I need to know about? What is the difference between a Living Will and a MOLST form? Do I need a DNR and a Health Care Proxy? Laura Palermo from Hudson Valley Hospice will review and explain these forms and answer any questions you may have about them. Laura Palermo is also a notary should you want to complete the forms with her help and have them notarized that night! Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

The Middle East: Promise and Peril

Presented by Dr. Joseph J Baxer, President United Nations Association of Connecticut Tuesday, October 15 7:00-8:00 pm The Middle East appears to be in disarray. The Arab Awakening is crushed by Arab autocrats. Consider Saudi Arabia! Sunni and Shia tensions continue. No settlement is on the radar screen for Israel and Palestine. Millions are displaced from a devastated Syria. Persian Iran is ambitious, Turkey in upheaval. The Gulf States are accused of human rights abuses. In this patchwork perilous puzzle, what may be signs of hope, promise? Returning from visits to the Arab Gulf States and drawing on previous visits to Iran, Syria, Turkey, Egypt and Israel, Dr. Baxer will reflect on this complex situation and invite a dialogue. 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 Tuesday, October 15 & Thursday, October 17 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.”

The Wonderful World of Bats!

Wednesday, 10/9, from 11:00-12:00 pm Bat educator Jerry Schneider will introduce us to the exotic world of bats and echolocation. Children will create unique bat t-shirts, using a combination of fabric dye sprays, plants, and cut outs. Children may purchase white t-shirts for $4.00, or bring their own. This program is open to anyone ages 5 and up.  Registration is required–call or visit our online registration portal at https://forms.gle/vk4HdLNrnGmizcU96 to sign up. If purchasing a t-shirt will be a difficulty for your family, please contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444.

An Afternoon with Actor / Director Roger Hendricks Simon at the Akin Free Library

Saturday, October 12 2:00-3:00 pm Roger Hendricks Simon, who most recently appeared in the film Love in Kilnerry, will discuss and read Sarah Levine Simon’s second novel, the murder mystery, Locked Out. We’ll also be viewing Roger Hendricks Simon’s award-winning documentary film The Boys of Late Summer. Following the presentation, copies of Locked Out will be available for sale. The Akin Free Library is located at 378 Old Quaker Hill Road in Pawling. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an emailto Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

disAbility & Employment Workshop

This program is being provided by Taconic Resources for Independence Friday, October 11 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.

FREE Computer Classes for the Beginner

Tuesday, October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Thursday, October 3, 17, 24 & 31 Time: 7:00-8:00 pm Please choose either Tuesdays or Thursdays to attend. NOTE: An additional class will be held on Friday, October 11, from 5:00-6:00 pm. This weekly class will cover everything about using a computer, from email, surfing the web and more. Our instructor, Carl Traina, will be happy to answer all your questions. Come learn at the library. We look forward to seeing you. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

The Great Give Back

The Pawling Library is partnering with our friends at the Pawling Resource Center for The Great Give Back, a day in which libraries offer our patrons the opportunity to help people in their community. The Resource Center is looking for at least 8 people to help them assemble Thanksgiving Sunshine Gift Baskets on Saturday, October 19, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. These baskets are very important to the recipients, some of whom are recovering in hospitals and nursing homes. You can also help out by donating food and toiletries that can be used to fill the gift baskets. The items needed are small-sized containers of the following: Cookies, crackers, hard candies, mints, teas, fruit cups, jams, hand lotion, hand soaps, tissues, emery boards, nail clippers, sachets… and anything else you think might be a nice addition! Donations can be dropped off at the Resource Center up until Saturday, October 19. You can help out in another way. We’ll be making Sunshine Cards on Wednesday, October 9, from 6:30-8:00 pm, not just for people  receiving Thanksgiving Sunshine...