Programs for Families and Adults

The Pawling Library offers a variety of adult and family programs including entertaining and educational seminars and workshops.

Check our Calendar for a complete listing of our Adult and Family Programs.

 

Ongoing Adult Programs

Monday Matinee

600-admit-oneSpend an entertaining afternoon with us enjoying a newly released film. We’ll have popcorn but please feel free to bring your own snack and beverage. This afternoon movie presentation is for an adult audience. Please observe the film’s ratings. And let us know what movies you’d like to see. See you at the movies!

Mondays at 2:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

600-waterdropletHatha Yoga in the Afternoon with Maria Polhemus

This program is for adults with prior yoga experience.

Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise. Come spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Each session ends with a guided meditation.

Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Program fee: $4.00.

From Memory to Family Memoir with Robin Lester

600-dad-and-son-beachEach of us has a wealth of memories. Please join us and learn how to write your family and personal history. Our presenter Robin Lester will help you get started. You can do it! Surprise your children and grandchildren who’ve wanted you to do this. The biggest surprise for you will be in recalling your wonderful life!

About our presenter:
Robin Lester is a historian, writer and retired teacher. He has led the Hull House Oral History project in Chicago and the gathering of memories among former members of the Henry Street Settlement House in New York. He is in the process of preserving his family history in a narrative.

Meets the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

Evening Book Club

Share your passion for reading.
Enjoy friendly discussions about your
favorite books.
This evening is for you.

Book selections are made by our members.

 

Meets the second Wednesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event. 

Evening Hatha Yoga with Maria Polhemus

600-luna-mothHatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise.

Come spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path of tranquility. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Each session ends with a guided meditation.

Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Please note: There is a program fee of $4.00.

Job Ready Sessions of Dutchess OneStop

Meet one on one with a Dutchess One Stop Representative.

Please bring a hard copy of your resume.

An employer looks at your resume for just 6-10 seconds before deciding if you are a good fit for the job.

This is a great service for you if you….

*Need to create a resume
*Want feedback on your newly written or revised resume
*Job search assistance
*Interviewing skills
*Community Partner referrals
*Are starting a job search
*Are not getting results from your resume

Sessions are held the second Wednesday of each month from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club

Indulge yourself. Share your thoughts about your favorite novels with friends.

Book selections are agreed upon by our members… we want you to be happy after all.
Please join us.

Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, 4:00-5:00 pm.

Registration is required for this event.

Yin Yoga and Meditation with Maria Polhemus

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.

Special Monthly Programs

Dutchess Community College presents

CLASES DE INGLÉS

Adult English Classes
Level 2 Intermediate

 Instructor: Karina Cerna

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When / Cuando: Tuesdays / Martes: 9:00 am-12:00 pm.
and Fridays / Viernes: 11:00 am-2:00 pm.

COST IS ONLY $25 FOR 90 HOURS OF CLASSES
COSTO ES SOLO $25 POR 90 HORAS DE CLASES

CLASSES BEGIN ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 9TH

REGISTER IN PERSON OR CALL
THE PAWLING LIBRARY at 845-855-3444.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES
at DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
(845) 790-3590

LLAME PARA MAS INFORMACIÓN (845) 790-3590
https://www.sunydutchess.edu

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring
English for Speakers of Other Languages

Tutoring is available for both adults and teens.
Sessions are for one hour.
This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program.

Friday, January 12, February 2, March 2, April 6
2:00-5:00 pm
Registration is required for this event.

 

Arctic Animals

Most people usually think of the arctic as a vast barren white landscape of subzero temperatures. True, the winters are very cold and dark, and summer is cool and relatively short. But life over the course of thousands of years has adapted perfectly to this environment of extremes. At this workshop we’ll be sculpting some of the amazing forms of wildlife of the polar region. Please join us!

Animals of the arctic: Puffin, Harp Seal, Snow Goose, Arctic Wolf, Arctic Tern, Snowy Owl, Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare, Beluga Whale, Lemming, Polar Bear, Narwhal & Walrus….and there are more!

Age: 6 & up.

Registration & parental supervision is required.

Two Sessions:
Sculpting: Friday, January 19th
Painting: Friday, January 26th
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response and Department of Behavioral & Community Health
invite you to participate in

Citizens Preparedness Training

6:30 pm Doors Open
7:00 pm Program Begins

*Acquire the tools and resources to better prepare for any type of disaster
*Learn how to respond accordingly in a disaster and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions
*Each family will receive a free Citizens Preparedness Response Kit

This event is FREE and open to the public.
For more information: (845) 486-2080 / www.dutchessny.gov

Tuesday, January 23, 6:30-9:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

How to Pay for College without going Broke
with Stephanie Mauro

In this seminar, parents will learn what the differences are between the FAFSA and CSS Profile financial aid forms and how they affect the cost of college. What financial aid really means to a family and how need is determined. We will go over the parental and student assets that take away from qualifying for financial aid. How the financial aid system works and why it’s important to have your expected family contribution (EFC) calculated before your student visits colleges. When a parent leaves this seminar they will understand the federal and private loan programs and there are two case studies showing how college planning makes a difference.

Don’t miss this informative seminar!

Tuesday, January 30, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: Health for Life

Traditional Chinese Medicine is built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy.
In this lecture, Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, will de-mystify the oldest medical system in the world and explain how you can restore health naturally and successfully. He’ll describe the different diagnosis methods such as tongue, pulse and palpation as well as the use of all the tools of Chinese medicine including acupuncture, massage, and herbal medicine. Using modern technology and research, it proves to be a powerful system for restoring health and keeping you healthy and disease-free. He will also share acupressure points that can help relieve day-to-day symptoms of some common ailments.

Tuesday, February 27, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

What it Takes to Get into College Today
with Stephanie Mauro

In this seminar you will learn:

*A time-line for success—where you should start in the college planning process.
*How important are SAT & ACT tests and how do colleges value them.
*What the more selective colleges really want to see in your student’s application.
*The financial aid systems and how they work.
*How to maximize your student’s potential to receive scholarships, grants, and forms of merit-aid.
*How it’s possible to attend a Private College for a Public College Price.
Plus much, much more…

Wednesday, February 28, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

Estate Planning: How to Protect Your Parents and Yourself

When you attend this seminar we will discuss a number of important topics and give you the answers to the issues below and much more!

• How to protect your assets from a nursing home? Medicaid?
• The Five-Year Look Back: What is it and why is it so important?
• Probate … Does my Will avoid it? Learn how to prevent it.
• How to preserve your Assets.
• Living Wills, Health Care Proxies and Powers of Attorney: … do I need these, what are they, how do they work?
• Have the recent New York law changes made your Power of Attorney, Will or Trust obsolete?
• Estate Tax: Is the State or Federal government your largest beneficiary?
• How a Power of Attorney can prevent a lawsuit.
• Social Security: What are my options?

Without proper planning, your Estate or your parent’s Estate may be settled in ways you never intended. Take this opportunity to educate yourself on your options. Join us to get real answers on how to assure your Estate is properly protected.

Tuesday, March 20, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

Sleep from A to ZZZ

 Presented by Sydney Leone
Community Health Educator & Medicare Partnership Development

Learn simple tips on how to improve your sleep without medication.

Tuesday, April 17, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

Self-Publishing Secrets Part 2: How To Promote Your Book
with Marian Grudko

You’ve created a book, and it’s for sale on Amazon. Congratulations! You’ve told everyone you know. Posted on Facebook. Maybe had a party. All good!

Yet the book kind of sits there. Now what?

Marian Grudko, storyteller, composer, book editor and book shepherd, reveals under-the-radar strategies to market and promote your particular book to just the right audience.

All without exhaustion or breaking the bank!

As an added bonus, storyteller Marian Grudko will read excerpts from one of the books she edited and published, Elephant and Rabbit As Told By Skib Bricluster, by author T.A. Young.

Tuesday, April 24, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

Arthritis Overview and Adaptions

Presented by Sydney Leone
Community Health Educator & Medicare Partnership Development

Everyday adaptions to manage and ease arthritic pain.

Tuesday, May 8, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

 

Make Your Own Gift Basket
with Elaine Langsam of Basket-Mania

Mother’s Day falls on May 13th; a day to remember a beautiful person.

Make a gift basket for Mom, yourself or that special someone in your life.
The best gifts are those from the heart that we make ourselves.

There is a $5.00 material fee for this workshop.

Wednesday, May 9, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

 

Chair Moves: Exercises for all Abilities

Presented by Sydney Leone
Community Health Educator & Medicare Partnership Development

Learn and execute chair exercises that can be beneficial for people who have difficulty with weight bearing exercise that can be easily replicated at home.

Tuesday, June 26, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

 

 

Qigong with Nadiya Nottingham

Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is a Chinese system of physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. It is an ancient form of energy enhancement and is the basis of Tai Chi. It is perhaps the most under-estimated form of self-development and yet one of the most profound and deeply healing on all levels.

Please join us for this gentle practice.

Enhance your life.

Program fee: $5.00.

Tuesday, September 11, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.