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.

 

Hatha 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

Hatha 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.

 

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 3

Instructor: Karina Cerna

When / Cuando: Tuesdays / Martes & Thursdays / Jueves
9:00 am-12:00 pm.

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

CLASSES BEGIN ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

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
with Karina Cerna

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:30-3:30 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 publication (product) was supported by (or “in part by”) funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.

Tutoring begins: Tuesday, September 11

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

 

Understanding the Language of the Brain in order to Heal the Body

Your brain is in charge of the body. It sends signals when healing is needed. Unless you understand the language used by your brain you might miss the signals. When this happens an imbalance takes place and illness occurs.

Please join us for this informative presentation and learn how to interpret the brains extraordinary alert system; your key to health and wellness.

Our brain knows the answers, our mind just needs a little guidance.

About our presenter: Dr. Nancy Iankowitz is a board certified family nurse practitioner, director of Holistic and Integrative Healing LLC, and host of ‘Marcy’s World’ on WPWL 103.7 Pawling Public Radio – a community service offered to help parents communicate effectively with their children, and an ongoing effort to build community wellness by building a wellness community. She is the author of several books, contributes to the ‘Health and Wellness’ section of The Pawling Record, edits peer reviewed nursing journals and texts, offers “Healing Through Journaling” workshops, and enjoys teaching nursing students at both the college and university level.

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

 

Healthcare Reform: Why Is Healthcare So Expensive?

Presented by Dr. John Cappadona

At this presentation we’ll be exploring the causes of the skyrocketing cost of healthcare in the U.S., and an explanation of why only the adoption of National Health Insurance will fix the problem.

Some of the topics that will be covered are:
*Health insurance-what it is, what it does
*Prescription drug prices
*Specialists vs. Primary Care
*Corporatization-how has it performed?
*What is National Health Insurance?
*How will National Health Insurance affect health care?

Please join us for this highly informative seminar.

Wednesday, April 11, 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.

 

The Pawling Library & Front Street Gallery Present

A New Chapter: Art Exhibition

Alexander Graham Bell said, “When one door closes another door opens.” Opportunities abound and what many fail to realize is that we make our own opportunities. We are not required to follow a preordained map. Our story can go in any direction. The unfolding is unending, as our soul searches for what brings us the greatest joy: the fulfillment of experiencing who we truly are. In the journey there is freedom to explore, and always a desire for more. One chapter ends and a new chapter begins.

Opening Reception at Front Street Gallery
Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.
http://frontstreetgallery.org/

 

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.

 

 

LUCINDA SNOWDROP: a musical tale by Marian Grudko

This presentation will take place at Front Street Gallery. The gallery is located at 21 Front St, in Patterson, NY. 

Lucinda is only a toy bunny, yet it’s up to her to save Emmie’s grandma. Will Lucinda make the right choice? Will she do the right thing? With the help of The Great Silver Falcon, Lucinda sets off on a transformative journey and learns the power and pain of promises and love.

Marian performs this poignant story, accompanied by her enchanting music.
The program is for adults and children ages 4 and up.

Saturday, May 26, 1:30-2:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

 

Ghostland:
An American History in Haunted Places

Colin Dickey will read from his most recent nonfiction book, Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, a cultural history of the United States via its haunted houses, hotels, graveyards, and prisons. He’ll discuss stories of famous hauntings from the Hudson Valley, as well as what those stories tell us about ourselves and our relationship to history. We’ll also discuss why some places seem to be more haunted than others, and give you a chance to tell your own ghost experiences.

Tuesday, May 29, 7:00-7:45 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

A Conversation with Ron Steinman: 35 Years with NBC News

Ron Steinman, winner of the Peabody Award, a National Press Club award, two American Women in Radio & Television Awards, and five time Emmy nominee, will be sharing with us some of his most memorable experiences at NBC.

About our presenter: With NBC News for 35 years, I was a writer and field producer on the Huntley-Brinkley show before going to Saigon as bureau chief in 1966 for more than three years, and covering the war off and on until 1973. He served as South East Asia bureau chief based in Hong Kong and then London bureau chief during the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland. He was Washington producer for Today and senior producer on Early Today and in the news division. He is a partner, producer and writer at Douglas/Steinman Productions where he directed the documentaries, “Luboml: My Heart Remembers,” “My Grandfather’s House,” and “The Dance Goodbye.” He is the author of “The Soldiers’ Story,” “The Soldiers’ Story: An Illustrated Edition,” “Women in Vietnam,” “Inside Television’s First War,” and the novel, “Death in Saigon, all of which are on Amazon. An audiobook of “The Soldiers’ Story,” is available on Audible, Audiobooks.com and from Penguin Random House Books. His series, “My Common Place Book: Parts 1-5” on Facebook, Linkedin and WordPress is soon to be a stand-alone book on Amazon. “Notebooks,” a memoir, and “Survival Manual,” a memoir are on Barnes & Noble and other major sites.

Tuesday, June 19, 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.

 

 

 Matters of the Heart

Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death amongst men and women in the US. In fact the first sign of heart disease in 50% of all cardiac deaths is death itself. However, there is a variety of alternative methods of early detection and natural treatments that most doctors don’t know about. In this lecture Dr. Ken Hoffman will present many cutting edge approaches to detection of early risk, natural treatments that can reverse these risks including diet and lifestyle advice. This lecture is a must if you want to learn how to avoid becoming a statistic.

At the end of the lecture, Dr. Hoffman will be doing a free Heart screening using a non-invasive test called the DPA (Digital Pulse Wave Analysis).

About our presenter: Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, DAOM, L.Ac.

Ken Hoffman is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and a specialist in Natural Medical Care. In 1991, he began private training under the tutelage of a Taoist medical and qi gong master where he began learning the art of Chinese healing. This culminated in a sabbatical to Taiwan where he lived and studied Chinese healing arts in Chi Nan Temple.
He then completed a 4 year Chinese medical school program with an internship at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, NY. His post-graduate specialties included study with some the best doctors in functional medicine where he focused on the integration of western bio-medicine including blood chemistry analysis, endocrinology and the use of Medical Infrared Thermography. He has performed more than 18,000 acupuncture treatments on over 7,000 patients since starting his practice which has now grown into the busiest clinic of its kind in the state of Connecticut.
The system of Medicine he has founded, Integrative Natural Medicine, is a unique blend of his years of experience and combines the best of eastern medicine and modern functional medical sciences.
He is the host of the local radio show, “The Natural Medicine Connection” on 94.1 FM WLAD. It is the only show of its kind in Fairfield County focused on an integrative holistic approach to health. He is also co-author of the book “Essential Remedies for Women’s Health” a compendium of healthy advice and information specifically for women’s issue.

Wednesday, July 11, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

TWO LIVES IN ART

(Writing, Plays, Films and Novel), Acting and Directing International Theatre, Film/TV- novelist playwright Sarah Levine Simon (recently deceased) and actor/director Roger Hendricks Simon.

Mr. Simon will discuss Ms. Levine Simon’s recent novel WINGED VICTORY and their theatre and film work in NYC, L.A., London and internationally.


 

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

 

 

The Human Body is Designed to Self-Heal

What signals does YOUR Brain use to communicate with you?

Your body is your business; your brain: the CEO. Your brain speaks in whispers and shouts to get YOUR attention. Why? So that you can get out of your own way and help your body do what it does naturally.

Join Dr. Nancy Iankowitz for an informative & interactive experience to help YOU learn the language of your body and brain.

About our presenter: Dr. Nancy Iankowitz DNP, RN, FNP-BC is a board certified family nurse practitioner, director of Holistic and Integrative Healing LLC.

NOTE: This program will take place at the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association. The HWLCA is Located at 239 Route 292 in Holmes, NY. Phone: 845-878-6302.

Friday, August 3, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

 

 

What is Ayurvedic Medicine? And how does it compare with Western (Allopathic) Medicine?

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician

Ayurveda is thought to be the world’s oldest healing system and is referred to as “mother of all sciences.” It encompasses life in its totality and epitomizes a true body-mind approach to health and wellness. Ayurveda defines health as a balance of body, mind, and spirit. Imbalance results in disharmony and illness can result.

Come and discover:

*How Ayurveda can work with allopathic medicine to achieve balance and harmony.
*The science behind naturopathy (natural therapy) and how it integrates with Ayurveda.
*Ways to determine if you are out of balance.
*Simple things you can do to achieve balance and harmony in your life.

About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500, is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY. With over 30 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America and is the recipient of the Dhanwantri Award, his profession’s highest honor.

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

 

 

Woodland Sprites: A Sculpting Workshop

They blend in with nature like a cricket in a field and are rarely detected by humankind. Wide eyes fill a large head, about the size of a thimble (well, large compared to their body), and that head can swivel completely around an unlimited amount of times. This remarkable ability has been known to make many an owl flush with envy. The elusive sprite lives in harmony with the trees and wildflowers. They do upon occasion wander into flower beds and vegetable gardens. A few sightings have been well documented. On one morning in late May of 1923, Thelma Oddle of Denly Rd, photographed three sprites she insisted were impersonating chickadees in her bird bath!

At this two-part workshop, we’ll be sculpting and painting an over-sized bobblehead version of these diminutive creatures that are a mystery for most and will forever likely remain so.

Join us and bring home some magic!

Age: 6 & up

Material Fee: $5.00.

Registration & parental supervision is required

Two Sessions:

Friday,  August 10: Sculpting
Friday, August 17: Painting

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm.

 

Psychic Messages and Healing Circle

With Shaman Elka Boren
Psychic Medium Healer of Angel Aura Spiritual Boutique

Receive insightful messages from loved ones and Spirit Guides.
Learn of Circumstances and Events that are unfolding in your Life.
In this Circle you will experience a powerful healing vortex which is opened for this group.

Participants will receive messages and healings.

Program fee: $20.00.

Elka Boren: From an early age in Panama and for the past 30 years has had a natural healing ability to connect and communicate with the unseen world. Her energetic healings and clairvoyance remove blockages on all levels.

NOTE: This program will take place at Angel Aura Spiritual Boutique, located at 12 West Main St in Pawling.

Tuesday, August 14, 7:00-9:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event. To resister please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

 

Update on tick-borne Illness

Presented by Dr. Kenneth B. Liegner

 

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.

Wednesday, August 22, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

This program provides basic information everyone needs to know about memory-loss issue and what they mean for all of us. The program covers warning signs of dementia, differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, how to a diagnosis, stages of the disease, treatment options, research and services. 

This program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Wednesday, August 29, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

 

Qigong with Nadiya Nottingham

NOTE: This program has been cancelled and will be rescheduled. 

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.

 

Writing Short Stories

Author Timothy Tocher leads a session of strategies, techniques, and conversation on the art of writing short stories. His more than 25 published stories include a Chronogram Fiction Contest winner and two Magazine Merit Award winners. Discover new markets and help fuel the resurgence of this time honored literary form.

Wednesday, September 12, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

 

 

 

Stop the Bleed

Presented by Joseph A. Ryan
Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator
Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response

Stop the Bleed is intended to encourage bystanders to become empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss by any means necessary. Participants will receive “hands on” training in the proper use of direct pressure, wound packing and tourniquets.

Tuesday, September 18, 7:00-9:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

Floral Arranging with Erica

During this fun-filled workshop we will be using a variety of interesting autumn flowers to create a burst of color that will draw attention and beautify the home.

In addition, you’ll also learn essential tips on flower purchasing and care.

Note: Participants should bring SMALL SHARP clippers and or scissors.

Some might wish to wear an apron.

Material fee: $15.00.

Containers will be provided.

About our presenter: Erica was the owner of The Flower Market in Westchester County for more than 20 years. She provided flowers and event planning, from simple occasions to high profile venues that included The Pierre and The Rainbow Room in New York City to, locally, Tappan Hill, The Kittle House and the Westchester Country Club. Now semi-retired, she enjoys working privately for long-time customers.

Tuesday, September 25, 7:00-8:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

Intro to Calligraphy
Presented by Anne Tascio

Discover the elegant art of calligraphy. During this free introductory lecture and workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to express your own unique lettering style.

Be inspired. Please join us for this fun and relaxing hands on event.

All art supplies will be provided.

Our presenter, artist Anne Tascio, teaches calligraphy at Bluestone Farm & Living Arts Center in Brewster NY.

Wednesday, September 26, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

 

Arts Mid-Hudson: Information Session

Funding Available: Dutchess, Orange & Ulster Counties

Over $100,000 Available.

*All artistic disciplines are eligible.

Funds support arts-related activities, which may include workshops, exhibits, performances, concerts, festivals, screenings, readings, cultural programming, artist-initiated projects, and public school arts residencies in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties.
Do you have an idea for a projects? One of our priorities is supporting new programming.

Attend an information session (required to apply) or contact Arts Mid-Hudson directly to learn more about the program, how to develop a competitive proposal and what steps are needed to apply. See Arts Mid-Hudson’s website for full guidelines, eligibility and more details.

Deadline: November 15, 2018
Info Sessions Begin: September 11, 2018
Full Information: www.artsmidhudson.org

THREE CATEGORIES

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST COMMISSIONS: Direct grants of $2,500 to select individual artists who propose to create new work. Can engage a particular community in the artist’s creative process and/or presentation (NEW 2019).

PROJECT GRANTS: Funds up to $5,000 are available to support projects including exhibitions, workshop series, performances, festivals, screenings, readings, folk arts and more.

ARTS LEARNING GRANT: Funds up to $5,000 are available for sequential, skill-based workshops focused on the arts and artistic process. Projects can take place in-school during the school day or in after-school and community-based settings for groups of any age. Artists, cultural groups and nonprofit organizations may apply.

This grant program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

Thursday, October 11, 1:00-3:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

disAbility & Employment Workshop

This program is being provided by Taconic Resources for Independence

2nd Friday every other month
October 12th / December 14th 2018 / February 8th 2019

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

Friday, October 12, 3:00-4:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

 

MEDICARE 101

with Maggie Kwet
Information Services Specialist,
Dutchess County Office for the Aging

TOPICS • Supplemental Insurances • EPIC •
Prescription Drug Plans • Medicare Advantage
Plans • and MUCH more
www.dutchessny.gov/aging

Monday, October 15, 2:00-3:30 pm & Wednesday, October 24, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

The Blue Olive: An Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Seminar

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.

Please join us!

Tuesday, October 16 , 7:00-8:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

 

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: tips from the latest research

NOTE: This program will take place at the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association. The HWLCA is Located at 239 Route 292 in Holmes, NY. Phone: 845-878-6302.

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

For more information, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 800.272.3900.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.

Friday, November 2, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

 

Psychic Messages

with Medium Elka Boren

Receive insightful messages from loved ones and Spirit Guides.
Discover how your future will unfold.
*If possible, please bring an item or photograph that has a connection to the spirit you wish to receive a message.

Elka Boren: From an early age in Panama and for the past 30 years has had a natural healing ability to connect and communicate with the unseen world. Her energetic healings and clairvoyance remove blockages on all levels.

Program fee: $20.00.

NOTE: This program will take place at Angel Aura Spiritual Boutique, located at 12 West Main St in Pawling.

Tuesday, November 6, 7:00-9:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

 

Hanging Ornaments: Sculpting Workshop

Design an ornament for a holiday, as a gift, or perhaps for yourself to be enjoyed throughout the year.

Come join us and be creative!

Free Program

Two Sessions:

Sculpting: Friday, November 30
6:30-8:30 pm

Painting: Friday, December 14
6:30-8:30 pm

Please note: This sculpting workshop is for adults.

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

 

 

Reflexology

Reflexology involves applying pressure to and massaging certain spots on the feet, hands and ears that correspond to and can have a healing effect upon internal organs.

With repeated Reflexology sessions, this relaxing and stress-relieving procedure can bring about an improvement in health and one’s overall well-being.

Discover for yourself, the benefits of reflexology. Find out if this alternative non-invasive healing practice is right for you.

Tuesday, November 27, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

 

 

Relaxation through Color

NOTE: This program will take place at the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association. The HWLCA is Located at 239 Route 292 in Holmes, NY. Phone: 845-878-6302.

We look forward to the holiday season but this time of the year can also be a stressful one.

For many people, coloring is a relaxing activity.

At this afternoon program, we’ll be focusing on feeling better in the moment by coloring mandalas while listening to calming music.

Printed mandala designs and pencils will be provided.

Wednesday, November 28, 1:00-3:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

 

Winter Celebrations

A program featuring winter celebrations observed by Indian, Jewish, and African American communities. The festivals of Diwali (India), Hanukkah (Judaism), and Kwanzaa (African American) each feature elements of light to illuminate elements of belief and understanding. Join us to learn more about these unique observances through displays and food

This program is partially funded by the Robert R. Chapman Grant of the
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and the Stewarts Holiday Match.

NOTE: This program will take place at the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association. The HWLCA is Located at 239 Route 292 in Holmes, NY. Phone: 845-878-6302.

Sunday, December 2, 4:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

 

Ayurveda, Diet, and Nutrition: Achieving Balance and Harmony

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician

Ayurveda defines health as a balance of body, mind, and spirit. When imbalance occurs, illness can result. To restore balance a highly individualized regimen, based on one’s body constitution (or dosha), is followed. Diet and nutrition are central to this approach.

Come and discover:

*How to determine if you are out of balance
*Steps to correct an imbalance and prevent illness
*Why certain foods may not be right for you but OK for others
*The importance of eating “seasonally” and which foods to avoid
*Foods that will clear your mind and make your body and soul “sing”

Tuesday, December 4, 7:00-9:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

 

Sound Experience for your Body, Mind and Soul
with Cristina Reyes-Schleifer

Immerse yourself in the soothing waves of sound
Reduce muscle tension and stress
Enter a deep meditative state
Enhance your awareness
Feel lighter and energized

The sound of Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, chimes, bells and gongs will open up a new dimension in your life.

About our presenter: Cristina Reyes-Schleifer is a certified sound practitioner, with accreditation and certification by the Sound and Music Institute. She has devoted countless hours to investigating the effects of tonal vibrations on the human body and has personally studied with Alexandre Tannous and John Beaulieu, two of the pioneer researchers in the field. Having practiced meditation for over two decades and conducted meditation and spiritual development groups for over six years, Cristina has combined these modalities into her own creation of an integrated and therapeutic “sound bath,” which, accompanied with guided meditation and relaxation techniques, she uses in private and group sessions.

Wednesday, December 12, 7:00-8:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

 

Russia: Adversary or Partner to the US

Russia and the United States are members of the Security Council “Permanent 5″ at the United Nations. Their history has been both collaborative and conflictual. In the age of Putin, Crimea, the Syrian Civil War, the Iran Nuclear Agreement, Cyber security and Sanctions, what opportunities and challenges await us? Dr. Kambalov, having served at the UN in various posts over 20 years, brings his expertise to explore this subject and will welcome q and a.

About our presenter: Dr. Sergei Kambalov was the Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development before retirement in 2010 after 21 years of service at the UN. Prior to joining the UN in 1989, he was a First Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, and before that he worked in academic research on international economic relations. He has several academic publications, including a book on economic sanctions as a tool of foreign policy. Born in Riga, he grew up in Novosibirsk. He has graduated magna cum laude from the Department of Economics of the Moscow State University and has a PhD in International Economics from the Diplomatic Academy, Moscow. Sergei is a patented inventor. He and his wife live in Middlebury, Connecticut. They have four children and five grandchildren.

This presentation is being brought to us by the United Nations Association of Connecticut.

Tuesday, December 18, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

 

New Beginning:Living What Matters

Come join us in an engaging, enlivening conversation exploring what really matters to you and how you can design the life you want to live! 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) coach trainer 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”. www.dianeingram.com.

Wednesday, March 13, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.