Category Archives: Adult Programs

The Human Body is Designed to Heal

Presented by Dr. Nancy Iankowitz 
Director Holistic and Integrative Healing LLC

Wednesday, April 19th
7:00-8:00 pm

This program is designed to help people get in touch with their own body rhythm and language. The goal is to effectively interpret signals, signs and symptoms as FLAGS in order to address the true cause. Participants will learn how to tap into their own internal messaging system so that they can mindfully choose when to pay attention and when to ignore the flags.

Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

New Beginning: Living What Matters in 2017

Tuesday, March 28 / 7:00-8:00 pm

Come join us in an engaging, enlivening conversation exploring what really matters to you and how you can design your life to live it in 2017! We will explore your purpose, your passions, what brings light and energy to your life, and how your potential for living a satisfying and fulfilling life is available to you by making choices that support you living into it.

About our presenter: Diane Ingram is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with a degree in Psychology and Human Development. She is a student of the Diamond Approach, which fosters personal development through methods of meditation, present-moment awareness, and self-observation. Diane currently hosts her own radio show and is the author of four books, the most recent being “The Gift”.

Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Quick and Healthy Meals and Snacks

with Eat Smart Nutrition educator
Bintou Hinds

Wednesday, March 22 / 7:00-8:00 pm

This workshop will give you tips on preparing meals quickly and stocking your pantry. We will also share the tools you need to make healthy selections when eating out and learn how to use a slow cooker to prepare easy, healthy meals.

Try a sample of a new recipe during each workshop.

Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

The Horse I Belong To

Tuesday, February 28
7:00-8:00 pm

A broken human encounters an abandoned horse of no particular parentage. A remarkable relationship ensues. They heal each other, and both are profoundly changed: The human overcomes substance abuse and depression; the horse becomes a champion.

Please join us as local author Stephanie Rogers shares with us passages from her autobiography The Horse I Belong To: How a Misused and Almost Forgotten Grade Mare Showed Me the Way.

Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

You can Learn ENGLISH!



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

Cost is only $25.00 for 90 hours of classes
Costo es solo $25.00 por 90 horas de clases

Register in person or call the Pawling Library
at 845-855-3444

(845) 790-3590


A Hot Race Right to the Finish!

ice-creamPawling Library Reading Rally participants gathered on a very hot and sticky Saturday to eat ice cream sundaes and find out the final results of this summer’s reading competition.  Everyone worked hard and as a community we read 342,204 minutes…that 5,703 hours of reading.  That’s amazing! But with everyone gathered to hear the winner here is how our teams ranked:final

 Teen Green Dragons                  Title Wave Adult Readers      Red Hot Kid Readers
       86,221 minutes                       124,786 minutes                         131,187 minutes
          1,437 hours                               2,080 hours                                    2,186 hours

Congratulations to all of our Reading Rally participants who made this a fun and exciting race!  You can click on our team name to see who helped log minutes for our team!


The Blue Olive

600 Blue Olive 1Last June, John Canevari, co-founder of The Blue Olive, located in the village of Pawling, was our host for a cooking seminar. One year later, on June 28th, John returned for another presentation and was assisted once again by his fellow Blue Olive partners Laura and John Leahy. An all new selection of dishes was prepared during the program and served to the audience. Every plate was delicious and beautiful, and Mr. Canevari is as much a superb speaker as he is a chef. A great amount of time was taken to make this program possible and we so appreciate this. It was an outstanding presentation just like their previous, with the quality and professionalism you’d expect to see on the Food Network. We thank our thoughtful and talented good neighbors from around the corner. How fortunate we are that they are there.

The Pledge of Allegiance

Flag on PorchThe morning after Paul Upham’s presentation The Pledge of Allegiance, I awoke with a John Denver song playing in my mind: Country roads take me home, to the place I belong. Paul, an engaging speaker, shared with us his family’s involvement with the creation of our country’s pledge of allegiance, interesting historical information seldom heard in history classes. The audience interacted throughout the lecture. When his talk of our nation concluded, audience participation grew. Easygoing, Paul was happy to answer all questions. Paul Upham is a professor at Marist College and all of his students are quite fortunate to hear him speak, as were we. He has lived in this community for 45 years and spoke fondly of Pawling and how it has changed over time. I think that is why the song found its way to me: filled with patriotism, connected to the people in this town, all these feelings surfaced and I felt very good. Pawling is home. A good place to be.