Writers Workshop Part 2: 10 Common Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Presented by author/editor Marian Grudko Tuesday, September 24 7:00-8:00 pm What is the best way to deal with mistakes? Don’t make them in the first place! In Writers Workshop Part 2, Marian will present concrete examples of some of the worst writing mistakes, followed by clear directions on how not to have them spoil your own writing. You will learn to avoid the sometimes not-so-obvious problems that cause an editor to toss a submission even before getting to the “good part”! Examples will range from narrative pacing and dialogue to specific issues of grammar, word usage and punctuation. Give your otherwise excellent efforts a chance to shine: Edit yourself! Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Fall Children’s Registration OPEN

Registration is now open for Fall 2019 Children’s Programs. Low cost, educational programs are available for children birth-fourth grade. Fall will run nine weeks from September 23-November 23, with special December programs to follow, including Santa’s visit. Lottery registration will run September 9-16, with rolling registration to follow as space is available. To register, or for more information, visit our Registration portal at http://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/children/programs/ Due to space restraints, registration is required for most programming. Registration is by lottery. In planning what programs to enroll in, please take note of age and grade restrictions.Interested in receiving updates about new and exciting programs all year long? Sign up for our children’s programs email list at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/childrensemails/

Looking Back 50 Years: The Exceptional Events of 1969

Presented by Evan Weiner, Journalist, TV pundit, radio commentator and podcaster Tuesday, September 17 7:00-8:00 pm Milestone events of 1969 include the landing of the first man on the moon, the introduction of the artificial heart, the Stonewall Riots marking the beginning of the modern gay rights movement, the Miracle Mets World Series victory, and the last public performance by the Beatles, as well as the introduction to the world of such classics as Sesame Street, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet. About our presenter: Evan Weiner, recognized globally as an expert in the politics of the sports business, produces a daily podcast on that topic in addition to being a regular on television and radio in both the United States and the United Kingdom, including appearances on BBC Radio, MSNBC and ABC television, and The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. Weiner has also written nine books and speaks in a variety of venues, including cruise ships, colleges, and libraries. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to...

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Tuesday, September 17 & Thursday, September 19 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.”

FREE Computer Classes for the Beginner

Tuesday, September 3, 10, 17 & 24 Thursday, September 5, 19 & 26 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. 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.

Adult English Classes

Dutchess Community College Adult English Classes with Karina Cerna CLASES DE INGLÉS Tuesdays ( Martes) & Thursdays (Jueves) 9:30 am-12:30 pm Classes run from Tuesday, September 10 to Thursday, December 19 Cost is only $25 for 90 hours of classes / Costo es solo $25 por 90 horas de clases NOTE: Students may only pay by check (cheque) or money order ( giro postal) CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION (845) 790-3590 OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES at DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE LLAME PARA MAS INFORMACIÓN (845) 790-3590 https://www.sunydutchess.edu/continuingeducation/esl.html

Climate Education Project

Presented by  Robert Whittaker Wednesday, August 28 7:00-8:00 pm This presentation is a live in-person educational discussion of the essential facts we need to know to understand global warming and climate change, including mankind’s role in causing it, the realistic consequences, and what we can do to prevent, or at least mitigate, those consequences. It was created for non-scientists, so no minimal level of science background or knowledge is necessary, and questions are encouraged. Topics Covered Is the Planet Getting Warmer? * Potential Causes of Global Warming * Changes in the Amount of Carbon Dioxide in the Air * Rates of Change of CO2 Historically by Nature vs. Today * Causes of CO2 Emissions into the Air * Comparison of CO2 Emissions: Human vs. Natural * Acknowledgment by Fossil Fuel Companies * Scientific Consensus * Fracking * Consequences * Job Creation * Barriers to Action against Global Warming * What We Can Do Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Ready for Kindergarten!

Ready for Kindergarten is an upcoming free program, open to any child entering kindergarten this September. Thursday, August 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm  – Ms. Neena Let’s get excited for the first day of school! We’ll sing songs, read stories, and do activities–all related to kindergarten. Children will meet other kindergartners and boost their excitement for starting school! Parents and caregivers not required, but welcome.  Registration is preferred. Contact us at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org to sign up.

Lyme and tick-borne diseases: 2019 update

Presented by Dr. Kenneth B. Liegner Tuesday, August 20 7:00-8:00 pm Discover what’s new in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme tick-borne diseases. Dr. Liegner is the author of In the Crucible of Chronic Lyme Disease. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Thank you to all who have participated in our American Creed-inspired presentations!

If you have not yet filled out a questionnaire from any of our three programs, please kindly answer one or all of the questions listed below, and / or make any additional comments. A brief comment is all that is needed, but we do welcome lengthier answers. Your responses are very helpful to us in gathering information that will be presented to the American Library Association grant committee. Please email your answers to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. The  photograph was taken of Lonna Kelly interviewing Ron Steinman during her program Hudson Valley Art Speak. Mr. Steinman was our guest host in June for a special film screening and discussion of the PBS documentary American Creed. Click on the link to watch the episode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAQYlhqoEzI Questions: 1. What do you think unites us as a nation? 2. What are your hopes and concerns for your community and/or the country? 3. How can we work together to overcome the divisions in our society?