Category: Adult Programs

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Friday, January 12th 2:00-5:00 pm Tutoring is available for both adults and teens. Sessions are for one hour. To schedule an appointment with Karina register at the front desk or call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444. This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program.

How To Make A Self-Published Book Not Look Self-Published

Tuesday, December 12 / 7:00-8:00 pm Some books just scream “Self-published.” How can you avoid this, when creating your own precious book? Marian Grudko, storyteller, composer and book editor, has distilled the key elements that go into making not only a professional-grade manuscript, but a finished product that looks traditionally published. By following her expert guidance, you can make your book look like it came off the presses of one of the Big Five (publishers, that is!) As a bonus, storyteller Marian Grudko will read excerpts from one of the books she edited and published, The Fairy Tale Book of Bifford C. Wellington, by T.A. Young. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Medicare 101

With Maggie Kwet Information Services Specialist, Dutchess County Office for the Aging Tuesday, November 14th / 6:30-8:00 pm TOPICS: Supplemental Insurances, EPIC, Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare Advantage Plans and MUCH more. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

The Millennial’s Guide to Getting It Together in a Confusing World

with Jackie Muller Discover how to find your voice, break free from other people’s opinions and become the happy, confident and purposeful adult you dream of becoming. Create a life based on your own design! All are welcome to attend this program. Please join us. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Vietnam War Vignettes

Presented by Paul Upham Wednesday, October 18th / 7:00-8:00 pm A memoir of the early days of the War by a Navy Intel Officer serving in-country and off the coast. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Estate Planning: How to Protect Your Parents and Yourself

Tuesday, October 17th / 7:00-8:30 pm 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. About our presenter: Michael Martin has been preparing and litigating Estate plans for over 20 years. He received his J. D. from Pace Law School and was admitted to the New York and Connecticut State Bars in 1995. He has served as the Village Court Justice in the Village of Fishkill since 2002. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Qigong with Nadiya Nottingham

Two Sessions: Tuesday, October 3rd and 10th 7:00-8:00 pm 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. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Wednesday, September 27th / 7:00-8:00 pm This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging: cognitive activity, exercise, diet & nutrition, and social engagement. We will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do now to improve or maintain our overall health. This program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Computer Classes Start September 10

The Pawling Free Library is the recipient of a 2017 MHLS Outreach Mini Grant Program grant which will be used to enhance educational programming for community seniors. According to Brian Avery, Library Director, the library receives many requests for computer classes. “These requests originate most frequently from residents who are senior citizens. With this grant, we will not only be able to offer classes, we can contract for a professional teacher who will teach classes that treat more advanced topics than basic computing.” The grant funds are provided by the New York State Library Division of Library Development. This is the fourth grant received by the Pawling Library this year. Library grants provide additional resources that are used to enhance community programming at all age levels. The Pawling Library is a resource that provides programming for all members of the community, as well as offering a communal place where residents can come together. Mr. Avery continued,” Computer literacy is a core skill in the modern world. This grant will allow us to cultivate that skill...

The Brain is Designed to Calm Itself

Presented by Dr. Nancy Iankowitz Wednesday, August 30 / 7:00-8:00 pm When the mind is at ease and the body is comfortable, the brain sends out signals that we are relaxed. Some refer to this as mind/body/spirit balance. What impacts mind/body/spirit balance? How can you tell when you’re out of balance? How can you get back on track? This presentation will focus on answering these questions, highlighting the impact of lifestyle choices on the brain’s natural ability to calm itself. Dr. Nancy Iankowitz will discuss how meditation, food, sleep & exercise can be used to get back on track. Participants will learn (1) how to pick up on signals sent by the brain and (2) simple, easy-to-use natural (non-pharmaceutical) interventions to help address signals that indicate imbalance. Interpreting messages sent by the brain is key to healing and maintaining mind/body/spirit balance. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.