Programs for Families and Adults

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

 

Click the link below for a complete listing of our Adult and Family Programs

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/calendar/

 

Ongoing Online Adult Programs

 

 

Coloring Group: Adult Art Workshop 

Coloring is more than being creative, it’s a very relaxing activity that has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. 

Each Monday we’ll be coloring a new mandala design, while also enjoying a good round of conversation. You can pick up a mandala design at our library or download free designs of your choice from the link below.

You don’t have to have a degree in art to participate…just paper and color pencils. 

Note: Participants will have to provide their own coloring supplies. 

Please join us. Relax and connect with like minded people, and begin each  week with  a burst of color!

https://mondaymandala.com/m

Starting in July

Mondays 2:00-3:00 pm

Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Coloring Group  or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/coloring-group-adult-art-workshop-online-program-4/2021-07-19/

 

 

 

Afternoon Hatha Yoga 

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. Each session ends with a guided meditation.

Instructor: Maria Polhemus.

Tuesdays & Thursday 1:00-2:00 pm

Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Afternoon Hatha Yoga  or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/afternoon-hatha-yoga-online-11/2021-04-01/

 

 

From Memory to Family Memoir 

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 prisoner 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 will be 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.

This program  takes place on the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:00 pm.

Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for From Memory to Family Memoir or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/from-memory-to-family-memoir-online-3/2021-04-07/

 

 

Evening Book Conversations

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. Click the link below to reserve a space for Evening Book Conversations or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/evening-book-conversations-online-program-3/2021-04-14/

 

 

Art-Room: A Gathering of Artists

Enjoy lively discussions with your fellow artists about projects and techniques. 

We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Allow your artistic passion to follow its creative bliss!

Meets the third Friday of the month, 6:30-7:30 pm.

Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Art-Room or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/art-room-a-gathering-of-artists-online/2021-04-16/

 

 

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club 

This afternoon  book club is all about connecting with others just like you who have a passion for reading.  Connect with friends and make new friends. We look forward to seeing you for an hour of friendly conversations. Book selections are agreed upon by our members. Please join us.

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

Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Tuesday Afternoon Book Conversations or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/tuesday-afternoon-book-club-online-program-3/2021-04-27/

 

 

Graphic Novel Book Club

The Graphic Novel Book Club is an adult book club that meets monthly to discuss comics and graphic novels. We select from a wide variety of titles – indie and foreign comics to classic superhero storylines. Whether you are just getting into comics or are a life-long reader, you’ll find good conversation and something new to read.

Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:00-8:00 pm.

Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for the Graphic Novel Book Club or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/graphic-novel-book-club-online-15/2021-04-27/

 

 

 


You Can Learn English!

100% Online

2x per week

A.M. or P.M. sessions available

All levels available, beginner – advanced

Cost of course is $25, books not included

 

DCC – ESOL • ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Quality group lessons and individual attention.

Practice speaking, reading, writing and listening.

Flexible schedules.

Improve your English skills!

If you have any questions please contact DCC at 845-790-3590 or esl@sunydutchess.edu.

See schedule and how to register at: http://www.sunydutchess.edu/esl

 

 

 

Special Online Programs

 

FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna

Time slots: 5:00-6:00 pm / 6:00-7:00 pm / 7:00-8:00 pm

This program is offered twice per month. 

Click the link below to register for FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/free-english-esol-online-tutoring-8/2021-04-23/

Once you are registered Karina will email you a Zoom link. You can use Zoom on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

One space is available for each class. Please indicate what day and time you’d like to make an appointment.

Thank you!

This publication was supported in part by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.

 

 

Shamanic Workshop with Nadiya Nottingham

Every ancient culture has creation myths which involve animals and half human/half animal creatures which may be helpful beings or fearsome guardians of some treasure, such as the Dragon. The elements of life on Earth are intertwined with ourselves and the beasts of the land, sea, river and air. In other words, we are one with nature. In this workshop we will work with Animal Spirits of both the natural realm and the mythical realm as they relate to where we are working energetically, in the deep reservoir of the Chakras or energy centers of the human body.

Nadiya will guide you through a Shamanic Journey to converse with your Spirit Animal and she will help you relate your own experience to what you may need to heal in your life, set foot on a new path or transform what may need to be “composted” from the mud to the garden of your life.

About our presenter: Nadiya Nottingham is a certified Medical Qigong Practitioner by Robert Peng and a Qigong teacher by Masters Liu Dong and Liu He of the Linggui School in Portland, OR. Nadiya’s deep heart teachings spring from her own struggles as a young woman. She has overcome addiction, survived an attempt on her own life at age 15, and at age 62 she has many authentic, tried and true life teachings to share with deep love.

 

Tuesday, January 5
7:00-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for Shamanic Workshop with Nadiya Nottingham or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/shamanic-workshop-with-nadiya-nottingham-online/2021-01-05/

 

 

Admissions and Financial Aid: What it Takes to get into College Today

Presented by Stephanie Mauro of College Planning 101

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…

Thursday, January 7
7:00-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for Admissions and Financial Aid: What it Takes to get into College Today or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/admissions-and-financial-aid-what-it-takes-to-get-into-college-today-4/2021-01-07/

 

 

National Diabetes Prevention Program

with Lonna Kelly

The Pawling Library and Putnam Independent Living Services are partnering to offer you the National Diabetes Prevention Program. 

Are you prediabetic? 

Work with a trained lifestyle coach and a CDC approved curriculum to prevent or delay types 2 diabetes.

Prevent Type 2 will give you a full year of support to help you to: 

  • Eat healthy
  • Add physical activity to your day
  • Manage stress
  • Stay motivated 

Please join us. 

YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE FOR LIFE

This online program begins on Thursday, January 14
6:30-7:30 pm

Click the link below to register for the National Diabetes Prevention Program or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/national-diabetes-prevention-program-online/2021-01-14/

 

 

Meet Author Danielle Martin

 

Danielle Martin will be discussing her debut novel, Glimmer As You Can. Participants will have the opportunity throughout this online program to interact with the author.

 

 

About the author: Danielle Martin started her professional career as an assistant with the William Morris agency before pursuing a degree in teaching. She previously worked as a special education teacher in New York, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana. Currently she works as a freelance writer near New Orleans. Born in Putnam County, NY and raised by two generations of native Brooklynites, her depictions of the boroughs of New York were informed by her childhood experiences, family accounts, and a love of city history.

Friday, January 29
6:30-7:30 pm

Click the link below to register for Meet Author Danielle Martin or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/meet-author-danielle-martin-online-event/2021-01-29/

 

 

A Ghost Hunter’s Favorite Cases

Paranormal investigator Barry Pirro has investigated hundreds of haunted houses, businesses, and historic sites. He has also been a consultant for paranormal TV shows Ghost Adventures, Ghost Nation, Kindred Spirits, and Paranormal Survivor. Join Barry as he discusses some of his most chilling cases of ghosts, demons, and haunted objects. In addition, hear real ghost voices recorded during ghost investigations, and watch an amazing video of a ghost captured on film. Participants will also have a chance to ask questions about ghost hunting, and to share their own true ghost stories. 

Tuesday, February 9
6:30-7:30 pm

Click the link below to register for A Ghost Hunter’s Favorite Cases or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/a-ghost-hunters-favorite-cases-online-program/2021-02-09/

 

 

 

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 Master Certified Coach (MCC) 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”. 

Tuesday, February 16
7:00-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for New Beginning: Living What Matters  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/new-beginning-living-what-matters-2/2021-02-16/

 


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

with Community Engagement Manager
Joan Carl

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.

For further information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. 

Thursday, February 18
7:00-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/healthy-living-for-your-brain-and-body-tips-from-the-latest-research-online-program/2021-02-18/

 

 

Kirtan: An Evening of Musical Meditation / CANCELLED

Presented by Jane Slotnick
Kirtan Leader
Certified Meditation Teacher  American Meditation Society

Kirtan is the repetitive chanting of the same sounds. It has a hypnotic effect on the mind, thus releasing it from stress and transferring it into a state of higher consciousness and concentration. This makes us more aware of everything around us, leading to development of powerful intuitive abilities over time. We bring ourselves to higher frequencies and bring ourselves out of negativity.

Come sing till your heart dances with joy!

Let the musical vibrations lead you to a place of peace.

Chanting in Sanskrit has a hypnotic effect on the mind. 

It is relaxing and uplifting at the same time. 

Let’s share the healing, joyful power of chant.

Energize yourself at this musical meditation and find the divinity already within you.

Please join us for a beautiful, blissful evening of music.

Note: no experience is necessary. 

About our presenter Jane Slotnick: As a special education teacher, I found myself exhausted by the end of the day. Wanting to give my students my best, I embarked on a spiritual journey to find inner peace.  I found the world of meditation and my spiritual journey began.  One day after mediation class I was invited to a Kirtan. Curious yet nervous since I couldn’t even read music, I set off on a new journey.  Expecting to be an observer, I walked into the yoga center and quickly found a seat way in the back. As the music played and others began to sing I found myself quietly starting to sing along.  The magic of the melodies had carried me away to a place of peace. I was hooked after the first night. After attending many Kirtans, one summer I decided to treat myself to a harmonium and signed up for classes. I ventured out to yoga studios, wellness centers and retreat centers. Now with a passion to share my love for this sacred, healing, modality, I offer you to join me.

Thursday, March 4
7:00-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for Kirtan: An Evening of Musical Meditation or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/kirtan-an-evening-of-musical-meditation-online-program/2021-03-0

 

 

 

An Evening with Author Ann Pearlman

Pulitzer Prize nominee, writer Ann Pearlman, will be joining us for a special book discussion of her best selling novel The Christmas Cookie Club. In addition to discussing the novel, participants will be able to have a conversation  with the author about her extensive and exciting career.

About the author: Ann Pearlman is eclectic, a writer in several genres and an artist in several media. Getting Free: Women and Psychotherapy was written with two colleagues and used as both a consciousness-raising book in the women’s movement and a college textbook.  Keep the Home Fires Burning: How to Have an Affair With Your Spouse, garnered the attention of the Oprah Winfrey Show and other TV talk shows. Her memoir, Infidelity, was nominated for a National Book Award, a Pulitzer Prize, and made into a Lifetime movie by Lionsgate: Dzanc Books reprinted a new edition in August 2018. Inside the Crips, with a foreword by Ice T, took readers into the life of a Crip gang member and the California Prison system. The Christmas Cookie Club became an international bestseller, spawning cookie exchanges and donations to charity.  The Christmas Cookie Cookbook: All the Rules and Delicious Recipes to Start Your Own Holiday Cookie Club was written with her friend, Marybeth Bayer, who is the originator of the cookie exchange Ann attends.  A Gift for My Sister, the second in the series, won a first place award for General Fiction in 2013.  The Lottery, is the third novel of the Christmas Cookie Club Series. His Eye is on the Sparrow was part of the initial launch of Shebooks, short works by women, for women.

When she’s not writing, Ann makes art: metal sculptures, acrylic, oil and cold wax,  watercolor paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and felted objects. She has combined her love of writing and art in three illustrated short stories: Other Lives, Angels and The Story of Mr. Blue.  On a winter day in Ann Arbor, you can find Ann dancing, doing yoga with her friends and family or making homemade jams, cookies and inventing recipes.  Ann has three children, five grandchildren and a great grandson. 

Ann has lived in three countries and eleven different cities, most in the Midwest, and, for the longest stretch of time, in Ann Arbor, where The Christmas Cookie Club series is set. Ann received an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, and a graduate degree in Clinical Social Work and maintained a private psychotherapy and family therapist practice. She studied writing at the University of Michigan, attended workshops at Sewanee and Squaw Valley Writers’ Conferences.

Wednesday, March 10
6:30-7:30 pm

Click the link below to register for An Evening with Author Ann Pearlman or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/evening-book-conversations-online-program-2/2021-03-10/

 

 

Creating a Timeless Interior 

Interior designer Allison Miller, of Allison Grace Design, will teach you how to design spaces that are current without being trendy.

We will also touch upon creating spaces to accommodate Working from Home and Remote Learning. 

Join me for this informative online experience!

About our presenter: Allison Miller has been working in the interior design industry for 20 years. After graduating from the University of Vermont with a degree in Art and Art History, her love of textiles drew her to interior design. She flourished as a window treatment and soft-goods designer and then went on to establish East Hill Design, a handbag company that utilized the unique fabrics she used in interior design. Allison then moved to California to further her design career and obtain a degree in Interior Design. While in California she worked as a designer and project manager for firms doing high-profile jobs such as the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Nordic Natural’s new headquarters, and private residences throughout Silicon Valley, Monterey, and the San Lucia Preserve in Carmel. Allison also became immersed in the green industry, managing the construction of the LEED certified Gaia Hotel & Spa and working as a designer for the first sustainable furnishings showroom in Northern California. Now located in the Hudson Valley of New York, Allison looks forward to sharing her experience and creativity with you.

Tuesday, March 16
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Creating a Timeless Interior or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-program/2021-03-16/

 

 

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease 

with Community Engagement Manager
Joan Carl


Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. 

The one-hour program covers: 

  • Typical age-related changes. 
  • Common warning signs of Alzheimer’s. 
  • How to approach someone about memory concerns. 
  • Early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process. 
  • Alzheimer’s Association resources.  

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

For further information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. 

Thursday, March 18
7:00-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/10-warning-signs-of-alzheimers-disease-online-program/2021-03-18/

 

 

Medicare 101

At this  informative  presentation you’ll learn about Medicare plans Part A, B, and D. You’ll also find out about “the donut hole” & Medigap and much more. 

Open Enrollment  for Medicare takes place from October 15-December 7. Be prepared and apply for Medicare during this time to ensure your benefits will be  available to you.

Our presenter, Gerri Ann Brenner, has worked in the insurance industry since 1985. Her 34-year career covers several areas including Medicare.

Monday, March 22
6:30-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for Medicare 101 or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/medicare-101-online-program/2021-03-22/

 

 


Financial Health: Take Control of Your Finances

with Leona O’Connell 

This course has been designed to help you achieve financial health.

Course topics  include: 

*Effective budgeting

*Understanding credit 

*Setting financial goals and the tools to achieve them

Please join Leona O’Connell, Housing Counselor at Hudson River Housing’s NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, for this FREE in-depth financial  presentation. 

Thursday, March 25
5:00-6:30 pm

Click the link below to register for Financial Health: Take Control of Your Finances or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/financial-health-take-control-of-your-finances/2021-03-25/

 

 

Admissions and Financial Aid: What it Takes to get into College Today

Presented by Stephanie Mauro of College Planning 101

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…

Tuesday, April 6
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Admissions and Financial Aid or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/admissions-and-financial-aid-what-it-takes-to-get-into-college-today-online-program/2021-04-06/

 

 

Haunted Objects

Paranormal investigator Barry Pirro has investigated hundreds of haunted houses, businesses, and historic sites. He has also been a consultant for paranormal TV shows Ghost Adventures, Ghost Nation, Kindred Spirits, and Paranormal Survivor. Join Barry as he shares chilling stories of haunted objects. Just as a house can be haunted, any object can become haunted or cursed. Hear stories of haunted paintings, jewelry, dolls, furniture, and musical instruments. Participants will also have a chance to ask Barry questions about his experiences as a ‘ghost hunter’, and to share their own true ghost stories. 

Tuesday, April 13
6:30-7:30 pm

Click the link below to register for Haunted Objects or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

 

 

Allergies and Asthma: An Ayurvedic Approach

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500

Allergies are the body’s response to toxins that a weakened immune system cannot handle. Seasonal allergies (external) and/or food allergies (internal) result when foreign elements invade the body and cannot be eradicated. Asthma is an allergic reaction to certain triggers that aggravate and inflame the lung tissue, and can become systemic over time. Keeping the body in balance, and the immune system strong, can prevent allergies from taking hold.

 Come and discover:

  • Why certain “body types” are more prone to allergies 
  • How digestion impacts allergic reactions The role of metabolism in allergic responses 
  • The effect of vaccinations on the body Techniques to balance and strengthen the immune system 
  • Techniques to balance and strengthen the immune system 

 

Tuesday, April 20
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Allergies and Asthma or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/allergies-and-asthma-an-ayurvedic-approach/2021-04-20/

 

 

Sound Experience 

with Cristina Reyes-Schleifer
Sound Practitioner

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.

Note: Wearing headphones or earbuds is recommended for this presentation.

Wednesday, April 21
7:00-8:30 pm

Click the link below to register for Sound Experience for your Body, Mind and Soul or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/sound-experience-for-your-body-mind-and-soul-online-program/2021-04-21/

 

 

Owls of the Night

Presented by Naturalist & Preserve Steward John Foley of the Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center

They fly in silence. These nocturnal birds of prey have captured our interest and imaginations throughout time.   Worldwide there are nearly 250 species. 

Please join us for this fascinating and beautiful special Earth Day event, as we learn together about the magnificent owls. 

About our presenter: John is a self-taught naturalist who has spent years working in and around Great Hollow, studying the local plants and animals that make the area so special. He is a Connecticut-certified Master Wildlife Conservationist and has worked as a field technician for multiple agencies and organizations, such as the Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources and Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Great Swamp and the Naromi Land Trust. John’s passion is turtles, and he has spent the past several years collecting valuable data on the movement patterns and survivorship of turtles inhabiting Great Hollow and neighboring natural areas. At Great Hollow, John works hard to maintain the trails that so many people enjoy hiking while also managing the land to optimize habitat for native plants and wildlife. John also maintains Great Hollow’s many facilities and coordinates and leads many of our events and outreach initiatives.

 

Thursday, April 22
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Owls of the Night or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-program-2/2021-04-22/

 

 

Dinner Table: Food and Conversation with Chef Peter Gobin

Televised  cooking programs have never been more popular.

We love to eat, and to eat well.

Good food & good company always accompanies good conversation which is another reason for this unique program. 

Each month Chef Peter Gobin will be talking about our favorite subject: food, and preparing a new dish to delight you. 

Please join us for Dinner Table, to not only learn but to share your thoughts on your own special recipes & perhaps make new friends who, like yourself, love to cook!

Friday, April 23
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Dinner Table or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-program-2/2021-04-23/

 

 

Social Security 101: Everything you wanted to know

A FREE workshop from Social Security.

Presented by   Vincent J. Scocozza
Public Affairs Specialist

 

 

At this workshop you’ll learn: 

  • When are you eligible to receive retirement benefits?
  • How does early retirement affect your benefits?
  • Do you qualify for disability, survivors, and spouse benefits?
  • How do you get the most from your benefit?
  • What is the future of Social Security?
  • When should you file for Medicare?

Learn how to use my Social Security online account and other online services. You should go to http://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount to create a my Social Security account and print out your Social Security Statement before attending the workshop.

About our presenter: Vincent J. Scocozza has 10 years of experience providing information and guidance about Social Security, Medicare, & Online Services.  He currently services NYC, Westchester County, & Lower Hudson Valley. 

Monday, April 26
1-2 pm

Click the link below to register for Social Security 101: Everything you wanted to know or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/social-security-101-everything-you-wanted-to-know-online-program/2021-04-26/

 

 

Effective Communication Strategies

with Community Engagement Manager
Joan Carl

Individuals living with dementia often experience changes in behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. For caregivers, learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language can help both parties to connect and communicate in meaningful ways. This program will help explain the communication changes that take place in a person with dementia and identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

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

For further information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. 

Wednesday, April 28
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Effective Communication Strategies or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/effective-communication-strategies-online-program/2021-04-28/

 

 

Altered Art: Images of Pawling

Welcome to Lonna Kelly’s Postcard Mail Art Project wherein participants creatively modify postcards to their liking. 

Altered Art: Images of Pawling is part of a year of celebrations to honor our library’s one-hundredth anniversary. 

A different  postcard ( see below) will be available at the Pawling Library during each season.  Ask for a postcard at the front desk of our library and mail it back to us.

Let your imagination run wild 

Use whatever medium you prefer from pencil to paint

Create an original work of art

Celebrate our library and our community

Photographer and Mail Art fan Lonna Kelly will select and photograph four Pawling scenes to reproduce on postcards. On the front of the postcard will be the message “Modify and Mail.” Library patrons can take and modify the cards before mailing the postcard back to the library. Previous projects have resulted in postcards that have been modified with paint, markers, pens, and glued-on objects/images and been created by all age groups.

Artwork will be scanned and displayed within the library  when our centennial programs have come to a close. 

We’d like to thank artist Lonna Kelly for her talent and time and for making this program possible. 

Lonna Kelly: Photography helps me define my life. I’ve carried a camera for years and find myself an opportunistic photographer, documenting what I see rather than occasional studio work or things set up in advance. I move between photographing people on the street of nearby cities, events (Women’s March NYC, Diner En Blanc, NYC Dance Parade) to photographing the scenery of the Harlem and Hudson Valley. Street shooting, with subject unaware, is a strong theme in my work. At times, trying to be unobtrusive I can often feel invisible. Occasionally the subject will acknowledge me and collaborate.

Experiments with a Camera Obscura fascinate me and include an installation during the ArtEast Open Studio Tour 2018 and at The Akin Library 2019.  

Starting in 2016, inspired by the mail art of Ray Johnson, I began a yearly practice of designing a postcard and inviting the public to modify the cards and mail them back to me. The many postcards I’ve received back from my co-creators (many are strangers) have resulted in a remarkable assortment of responses. 

Growing out of my postcard project, SYNERGY has become a digital & international mail art project that asks What’s Life Like These Days, Living in the Time of COVID? Let’s Talk, Create, Do It Together.

May—July 2021 (summer)

August—November 2021 (fall)

December—February 2022 (winter) 

March—May 2022 (spring) 

 

 

 

 

 

Recycling in Dutchess County

Presented by Dutchess County Recycling Educator Kerry Russell

At this program, for adults & teens, you’ll find out what materials can be recycled in Dutchess County, and what happens to your recyclables once they’ve been collected. Also, you’ll learn why not everything is  recyclable. 

Recycling is very important. It not only helps our community, but our world.  

Please join us for this special informative program. 

 

Tuesday, May 11
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Recycling in Dutchess County or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/recycling-in-dutchess-county-online-program/2021-05-11/

 

 

 

How to Properly Research a College or University

Presented by Stephanie Mauro of College Planning 101

 

In this webinar you will learn:

 

  • Visiting a college whether in person or virtually, it’s important to ask questions so that you can make an informed decision. 
  • This webinar will provide you with all the important questions you should be asking colleges in regard to academics internships/co-ops, students life on campus as well as what to do on a campus tour.

 

Monday, May 10
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for How to Properly Research a College or University or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/how-to-properly-research-a-college-or-university-online-program/2021-05-10/

 

 

T. S.  Eliot’s The Waste Land: Performance by Marian Grudko and Roger Hendricks Simon

Published in 1922, The Waste Land has widely been revered as one of the most important poems to emerge from this time period. It is brought to life in a performance by theater legend, actor, director Roger Hendricks Simon and  actress, author Marian Grudko. Following the show will be an interactive discussion.

 

Roger Hendricks Simon is a founding member of the Yale Repertory Company, who went on to direct and act for Joe Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, London’s Royal Court Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, La Mama, Roundabout, Los Angeles Theatre Center, PBS, BBC-TV, National Public Radio and many more. Elected to Notable Names in American Theatre, Roger directed international premieres by Tennessee Williams, Sam Shepard, David Hare, Terrence McNally, Lanford Wilson, and William Saroyan. He has directed John Lithgow, John Travolta, James Earl Jones, and James Woods, to name but a few. Roger is the founding artistic director for The Simon Studio in New York City.

Marian Grudko is the author of Lucinda Snowdrop and co-author of Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups, with T.A. Young. She is also a composer and storyteller.  Her work can be seen on her YouTube channel and listened to at http://soundcloud.com  

 

Friday, May 14
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for T. S.  Eliot’s The Waste Land or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/t-s-eliots-the-waste-land-performance-by-marian-grudko/2021-05-14/

 

 

 

Chronic Fatigue / Adrenal Fatigue: Fantasy vs Reality


Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500

When you are so exhausted that you cannot get through the day; when a good night’s sleep leaves you tired upon waking; when there is no evidence of any underlying medical condition; when your doctors (you’ve seen many) say it’s all in your head; what can you do? 

Come and discover:

  • Why these syndromes are so controversial 
  • The reality of these syndromes and treatment plans that do work 
  • How to determine the underlying cause(s) 
  • The connection with yeast, parasites, pathogens, toxins, and heavy metals
  • Vitamins, supplements, and herbs that can help 
  • Diet, nutritional, and detox guidelines to follow that reverse the symptoms 

 

Tuesday, May 18
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Chronic Fatigue/Adrenal Fatigue or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/chronic-fatigue-adrenal-fatigue-fantasy-vs-reality-2/2021-05-18/

 

 


I Remember When

This special panel discussion program features a group of people, our friends and neighbors, who have lived in Pawling for some time.

They are with us to share stories of their lives.

Please join us not only to listen but to share your stories of what life was like back then in this quaint place nestled in the Hudson Valley, that we call home.

The Pawling Library celebrates 100 years of service to our community. 

We celebrate the people who make our community.

Wednesday, May 19
6:30-7:30 pm

Click the link below to register for I Remember When or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/i-remember-when-online-program/2021-05-19/

 

 

 

Fashion: Past to Present 

with Nicòl Furlong of NICÓLJOË

From the age of flappers to the Mod 60s, and beyond, the ever evolving styles of the fashion world is explored.

About our presenter: Nicòl Furlong holds a bachelor of science degree in merchandising management from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and her background includes 20 years of experience in the field. Some companies she has worked for include Lord and Taylor, Ethan Allen Global, Nine West, Jones Apparel Group and Federated Department Stores. NICÓLJOË was founded in 2020 by Nicòl and her son Joseph. Their boutique will be recognized as the place to shop in the Pawling village for the latest men and women’s fashion trends at affordable prices.

NICÓLJOË is located in the village of Pawling at 23 East Main Street.

https://www.nicoljoeny.com

Wednesday, May 26
7:00-7:30 pm

Click the link below to register for Fashion: Past to Present or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/fashion-past-to-present/2021-05-26/

 

 

No One Walks Alone

Presented by Donna Thomas and Dr. Jamie Arnoff of James’s Warr;ors

A personal and open discussion about depression, mental illness, and suicide and how to talk about it. 

James’s Warr;ors goal is to teach our communities to talk about shame and secrecy and to stop the stigmas associated with depression, anxiety and suicide. 

Thursday, May 27
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for No One Walks Alone.

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvdeGupjIvH9Gx09E9xdsSoxmsj_ZVDkMK

 

 

 

The Kidney, Liver, and Lymph: Essential Detox Pathways

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500

The kidneys, liver, and lymph system are the body’s natural detoxification pathways and are critical organs for maintaining the body’s overall health.  When they are out of balance, overloaded with toxins, or blocked by stressors (physical or emotional) they cannot function efficiently and illness can result. Learning how to care for these critical organs is essential and discovering what interferes with their functioning is key.

Come and discover:

  • Foods, herbs, teas, supplements that will help to keep these organs healthy 
  • Specific triggers that cause interference – i.e. anger overloads the liver
  • Why hydration is critical – and how to determine the right amount for you
  • The importance of sleep as a regenerative component
  • Exercises and meditations that reduce stress and help circulation
  • The benefit of a periodic detox protocol

Tuesday, June 8
7-8 pm 

Click the link below to register for The Kidney, Liver, and Lymph: Essential Detox Pathways or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-kidney-liver-and-lymph-essential-detox-pathways-online-program/2021-06-08/

 

 

Summer:  One Community, One Book:  The Great Gatsby with Stephanie Rogers

The Pawling Library is Celebrating its Centennial.

For this program we are not only commemorating our library’s anniversary but bringing  people together through their passion for great literary works. 

We have selected four classic novels, one for each season, that were popular in the 1920s when our library first came into being. 

Our presenter, Stephanie Rogers, will be reading an excerpt  from each novel and then lead a Q & A for our audience. Stephanie Rogers is the author of The Horse I Belong To: How a Misused and Almost Forgotten Grade Mare Showed Me the Way. 

The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with our neighbors Pawling Recreation, the Book Cove and the Pawling Resource Center. 

To participate in this program, order a copy of The Great Gatsby through our library. You can also support our partner, the Book Cove, by purchasing this classic novel from our favorite book store. The Great Gatsby was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published in 1925. 

Thank you for growing with us throughout the years.

 

Wednesday, June 9
6:30-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for Summer:  One Community, One Book:  The Great Gatsby with Stephanie Rogers or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/summer-one-community-one-book-the-great-gatsby-with-stephanie-rogers/2021-06-09/

 

 

Author Maya Gottfried on writing as a celebration of life, even when life is tough

At this special presentation, Maya Gottfried will talk about how even her writing on serious topics is ultimately a celebration of life, and how she goes about acknowledging and addressing mistakes of the past as an author.

About our presenter: Maya Gottfried is the author of three children’s books, including Good Dog and Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary (both published by Knopf), as well as the adult nonfiction lifestyle guide Vegan Love. Her essays have appeared in media outlets including Oprah Daily,  The Washington Post, and Stat (Boston Globe Media).

Wednesday, June 16
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Author Maya Gottfried on writing as a celebration of life, even when life is tough or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/author-maya-gottfried-on-writing-as-a-celebration-of-life-even-when-life-is-tough/2021-06-16/

 

 

 

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

with Community Engagement Manager
Joan Carl

During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts to exhibit new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication, and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia. This program will help attendees identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia and learn strategies for addressing common dementia-related behaviors.

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

For further information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. 

Thursday, June 17
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/understanding-and-responding-to-dementia-related-behaviors-online-program-2/2021-06-17/

 

 

 

Poetry Workshop: Exploring the art and craft of writing poetry from past to present 

with Marian Grudko

The 1920s ushered in the modern era in the world of poetry, and its influences are still going strong, 100 years later. 

At this workshop, we will listen to and examine the poetry of T.S.Eliot, Robert Frost, Marianne Moore and Langston Hughes. You will then be invited to read a poem of your own –  and see how the grand shift in style of the earlier time still echoes in our work today.

About our presenter: Marian Grudko is the author of Lucinda Snowdrop and co-author of Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups, with T.A. Young. She is also a composer and storyteller, and her work can be seen on her new and evolving YouTube channel and at soundcloud.com.

Wednesday, June 23
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Poetry Workshop: Exploring the art and craft of writing poetry from past to present or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/poetry-workshop-exploring-the-art-and-craft-of-writing-poetry-from-past-to-present/2021-06-23/

 

 

 

Multi-Organ Inflammatory Disease: An Ayurvedic Approach to a Modern Dilemma

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500

Shortly after Covid-19 arrived on the world scene, a mysterious array of symptoms began appearing in children. At first these symptoms were similar to those of other childhood ailments, but soon the severity increased to reveal life-threatening inflammation (lungs, kidney, heart, brain, skin, GI tract) requiring hospitalization. These symptoms also appeared in adults following exposure to Covid, and a link was hypothesized.  As yet, the cause of Multi-Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and Adults (MIS-C/MIS-A) is not known.

Come and discover:

  • The most recent findings about MIS-C/MIS-A and the conventional approach
  • Why this syndrome may be more prevalent in certain populations
  • How Ayurveda’s holistic approach uncovers root causes
  • The Ayurvedic philosophy regarding symptoms and treatment
  • The connection between diet, toxins, GI tract, blood flow, and inflammation

Tuesday, July 13
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Multi-Organ Inflammatory Disease or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/multi-organ-inflammatory-disease-an-ayurvedic-approach-to-a-modern-dilemma-online-program/2021-07-13/

 

 

Lyme Disease Update 2021 

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. 

 

Tuesday, July 20
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Lyme Disease Update 2021 or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/lyme-disease-update-2021-online-program/2021-07-20/

 

 

Financial Health: Take Control of Your Finances 

This course has been designed to help you achieve financial health.

Course topics  include: 

  • Effective budgeting
  • Understanding credit
  • Setting financial goals and the tools to achieve them

Please join Leona O’Connell, Housing Counselor at Hudson River Housing’s NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, for this FREE in-depth financial  presentation.

Wednesday, July 21
5:00-6:30 pm

Click the link below to register for Financial Health: Take Control of Your Finances or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/financial-health-take-control-of-your-finances-online-program/2021-07-21/

 

 

Stories about the Animals at a Farm Sanctuary

Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary provides a lifelong home to farm animals rescued from slaughter and abuse. The sanctuary currently has 110 animals, including goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, turkeys, donkeys, and horses. The farm’s cofounders, Ellen and Bill Crain, will tell the stories of some of the animals.  The program will be of interest to children as well as adults.

 

About our presenters: Ellen Crain is a retired pediatrician.  She is a professor emerita at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Bill Crain is a professor of psychology at The City College of New York. He is the author of The Emotional Lives of Animals and Children: Insights from a Farm Sanctuary. 

Thursday, July 22
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Stories about the Animals at a Farm Sanctuary or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/stories-about-the-animals-at-a-farm-sanctuary/2021-07-22/

 


Start Climbing Your Pawling Family Tree: An Introduction To Genealogy

with Genealogist Sarah Gutmann

The Pawling Library is celebrating its One-Hundredth Anniversary.

What better way to celebrate from years past to present day than by creating a chart of your family’s history that spans over generations.  It is a priceless gift to give to yourself and to your loved ones.

During this program you’ll learn tips and tricks on how to get started building your family tree.

You, our patrons, our library family, will always have a special place on our Family Tree. 

 Please join us.

Wednesday, July 28
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Start Climbing Your Pawling Family Tree: An Introduction To Genealogy or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/start-climbing-your-pawling-family-tree-an-introduction-to-genealogy/2021-07-28/

 

 

The Roosevelts and Race

Presented by  Jeffrey Urbin

America in the 1930s and 40s was a nation ripe with segregation and discrimination. This presentation examines how the Roosevelts promoted progressive policies and programs, such as Executive Order 8802, support for Marian Andersen and the creation of the Tuskegee Airmen, in the face of prejudice during the Great Depression and World War II. 

About our presenter: Jeffrey Urbin is the Education Specialist and Director of the Pare Lorentz Film Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York where he is responsible for developing all of the Library’s education offerings ranging from second grade to college and adult learning programs. In addition, he provides training, programs and presentations for teachers and assists museum educators across the country in developing educational programs for their own museums. He has been a pioneer in developing distance learning programs for the Presidential Library System for which he received a 2014 Presidential Libraries Achievement Award.

He attended college on a Harry S Truman Scholarship and is a recipient of the Eugene Sheridan Award for Excellence in History, Government and Economics, numerous teaching awards and the National Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award. He holds degrees in Public Administration, Political Science, and has a Certificate of Advanced Study in Latin American and Caribbean Affairs. Mr. Urbin served as a Youth Asset Development Coordinator for the YMCA of Greater New York and taught history and government for public and private colleges in the Hudson Valley for more than ten years before joining the National Archives and Records Administration at the Roosevelt Presidential Library in 2001.

 

Thursday, July 29
6:30-7:30 pm

Click the link below to register for The Roosevelts and Race or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-roosevelts-and-race-online-program/2021-07-29/

 

 

Talking about Health: Healing the Body and Mind 

with Dr. Nancy Iankowitz, Carol-Lee Kantor and Gabrielle Semel

At this supportive Q & A panel discussion, our guest hosts will be offering their professional advice to aid those who are looking for answers to assist them in improving their physical and emotional well-being. 

Friday, July 30
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Talking about Health or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/talking-about-health-healing-the-body-and-mind-online-program/2021-07-30/

 

 

Reminiscing Pawling

This special edition of our monthly memoir program is dedicated to the Pawling Library’s 100 anniversary. 

Participants will be sharing stories of Pawling, and hopefully a tale or two about our library. 

We are very grateful to Dr. Robin Lester who created our monthly From Memory to Family Memoir program which he has been leading for years, enriching the lives of all those who attend.  

Wednesday, August 4
6:30-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for Reminiscing Pawling or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reminiscing-pawling-online-program/2021-08-04/

 

 

 

Addictions: Recovering with Ayurveda 

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500

Addictions come in many forms: drugs, alcohol, smoking, food, sex, shopping, work, exercise, social media, negativity, etc. They provide a temporary escape from stress. But, when inappropriate methods are used, an imbalance occurs. The root cause of the stress, hidden in the unconscious, is not resolved. And, a vicious cycle ensues.

Ayurveda is a healing system that not only restores balance, its methodology removes the unconscious blocks that create chronic stress. Ayurvedic treatments such as diet, nutritional herbs, meditation, therapeutic Yoga, and an herbal detoxification process known as panchakarma, work hand-in-hand to create a shift on a physical level, as well as on a mental and spiritual level. The result is a transformation and unification of body, mind, and spirit that resolves the separation responsible for the addiction. Your true self emerges and the addiction is no longer necessary.

Tuesday, August 10
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Addictions: Breaking Free with Ayurveda or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/addictions-breaking-free-with-ayurveda-online-program/2021-08-10/

 

 

Classics of the Twenties: An examination of the novels that changed literature 

Fitzgerald, Woolf, Hemingway are just a few of the geniuses that stepped into the spotlight and gained international renown during the twenties.  These authors and others whose novels would go on to become as legendary as their names will be discussed.

About our presenter: Marian Grudko is the author of Lucinda Snowdrop and co-author of Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups, with T.A. Young. She is also a composer and storyteller, and her work can be seen on her new and evolving YouTube channel. 

 

Wednesday, August 18
7:00-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for Classics of the Twenties or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/classics-of-the-twenties-an-examination-of-the-novels-that-changed-literature/2021-08-18/

 

 

Ann Pearlman: My Life as a Writer 

Pulitzer Prize nominee author Ann Pearlman returns to our library for a very special presentation, sharing fascinating stories of her life and writing career.

About the author: Ann Pearlman is eclectic, a writer in several genres and an artist in several media. Getting Free: Women and Psychotherapy was written with two colleagues and used as both a consciousness-raising book in the women’s movement and a college textbook.  Keep the Home Fires Burning: How to Have an Affair With Your Spouse, garnered the attention of the Oprah Winfrey Show and other TV talk shows. Her memoir, Infidelity, was nominated for a National Book Award, a Pulitzer Prize, and made into a Lifetime movie by Lionsgate: Dzanc Books reprinted a new edition in August 2018. Inside the Crips, with a foreword by Ice T, took readers into the life of a Crip gang member and the California Prison system. The Christmas Cookie Club became an international bestseller, spawning cookie exchanges and donations to charity.  The Christmas Cookie Cookbook: All the Rules and Delicious Recipes to Start Your Own Holiday Cookie Club was written with her friend, Marybeth Bayer, who is the originator of the cookie exchange Ann attends.  A Gift for My Sister, the second in the series, won a first place award for General Fiction in 2013.  The Lottery, is the third novel of the Christmas Cookie Club Series. His Eye is on the Sparrow was part of the initial launch of Shebooks, short works by women, for women.

Tuesday, August 31
6:30-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for Ann Pearlman: My Life as a Writer or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/ann-pearlman-my-life-as-a-writer/2021-08-31/

 

 

 

 

Autumn: One Community, One Book:  A Passage to India with Stephanie Rogers

The Pawling Library is Celebrating its Centennial.

For this program we are not only commemorating our library’s anniversary but bringing  people together through their passion for great literary works. 

We have selected four classic novels, one for each season, that were popular in the 1920s when our library first came into being. 

Our presenter, Stephanie Rogers, will be reading an excerpt  from each novel and then lead a Q & A for our audience. Stephanie Rogers is the author of The Horse I Belong To: How a Misused and Almost Forgotten Grade Mare Showed Me the Way. 

The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with our neighbors Pawling Recreation, the Book Cove and the Pawling Resource Center. 

To participate in this program, order a copy of A Passage to India through our library. You can also support our partner, the Book Cove, by purchasing this classic novel from our favorite book store. A Passage to India was written by E. M. Forster and published in 1924. 

Thank you for growing with us throughout the years.

Wednesday, September 8
6:30-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for Autumn: One Community, One Book:  A Passage to India with Stephanie Rogers or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/autumn-one-community-one-book-a-passage-to-india-with-stephanie-rogers/2021-09-08/

 

 

Living an Extraordinary Life with Diane Ingram

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 Master Certified Coach (MCC) 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”. http://www.dianeingram.com

Tuesday, September 14
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Living an Extraordinary Life or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/living-an-extraordinary-life-online-program/2021-09-14/

 

 

Japanese  American Internment

Presented by  Jeffrey Urbin

The roundup and relocation of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry in the wake of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor is one of the darkest blemishes on the Roosevelt record. This presentation explores the intent and consequences of Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066. 

About our presenter: Jeffrey Urbin is the Education Specialist and Director of the Pare Lorentz Film Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York where he is responsible for developing all of the Library’s education offerings ranging from second grade to college and adult learning programs. In addition, he provides training, programs and presentations for teachers and assists museum educators across the country in developing educational programs for their own museums. He has been a pioneer in developing distance learning programs for the Presidential Library System for which he received a 2014 Presidential Libraries Achievement Award.

He attended college on a Harry S Truman Scholarship and is a recipient of the Eugene Sheridan Award for Excellence in History, Government and Economics, numerous teaching awards and the National Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award. He holds degrees in Public Administration, Political Science, and has a Certificate of Advanced Study in Latin American and Caribbean Affairs. Mr. Urbin served as a Youth Asset Development Coordinator for the YMCA of Greater New York and taught history and government for public and private colleges in the Hudson Valley for more than ten years before joining the National Archives and Records Administration at the Roosevelt Presidential Library in 2001.

Wednesday, September 22
6:30-7:30 pm

Click the link below to register for Japanese  American Internment or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/japanese-american-internment-online-program/2021-09-22/

 

 

Ayurveda and Skin Disorders: Psoriasis Eczema, Hives, Rash and more

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500

Getting to the root cause of a disorder is the tenant of Ayurveda. With skin disorders the main causes are diet and lifestyle – the effect of which an individual may be unaware. Nutrition and habits that aggravate the basic nature of an individual cause imbalances that contaminate body tissues and can manifest as skin disruptions. Knowing your basic constitution (dosha), and how to maintain balance, is key to avoiding, and reversing, skin disorders.

Come and discover:

  • The body type that is most prone to skin disorders 
  • How seasonal changes affect the body constitution and promote skin disorders
  • Diet and lifestyle changes that maintain balance and reverse skin disorders
  • Treatments, and home remedies, for the root cause of skin disorders

Tuesday, September 28
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Ayurveda and Skin Disorders or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/ayurveda-and-skin-disorders-psoriasis-eczema-hives-ace-rash-and-more-online-programs/2021-09-28/

 

 

Financial Health: Take Control of Your Finances

This course has been designed to help you achieve financial health.

Course topics  include: 

  • Effective budgeting
  • Understanding credit 
  • Setting financial goals and the tools to achieve them

Please join Leona O’Connell, Housing Counselor at Hudson River Housing’s NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, for this FREE in-depth financial  presentation.

Tuesday, October 5
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Click the link below to register for Financial Health: Take Control of Your Finances or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/financial-health-take-control-of-your-finances-online-program-2/2021-10-05/

 

 

Seasonal Detoxing: How to do it Gently and Safely

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500

Ayurveda advocates seasonal detoxing to strengthen your immune system and help your body function at its best. Weather shifts can wreak havoc on your entire system. “Spring-summer-fall-winter cleaning” will clear stagnation, eliminate toxins, and re-balance body, mind, and spirit. But, a safe detox is critical to avoid detrimental effects.

 

Come and discover:

  • The difference between a general detox and one precisely for your body type
  • Specific seasonal foods that are beneficial (or detrimental) for a detox
  • Harmful effects to look out for with a “do it yourself” detox program
  • Easy recipes that can simplify detoxing and make it satisfying and fun
  • Tips to detox your body inside and out – herbs and oils for your bath, hair, etc.

 

Tuesday, October 12
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Seasonal Detoxing or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/seasonal-detoxing-how-to-do-it-gently-and-safely-online-program/2021-10-12/

 

 

 

HAUNTINGS OF THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY: An Investigative Journey

with Vincent T. Dacquino

Do spirits still stalk the Hudson River Valley? In Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley, Vin Dacquino works determinedly to discover the true story behind three enigmatic folk legends: Sybil Ludington, Chief Daniel Nimham and George Denny. Each was the central figure in a dramatic series of events; each became enshrined in local lore for their actions; each has had his/her story obscured; and each may have left behind a spiritual residue. Follow Dacquino as he interviews local experts, explores areas where hauntings may have occurred such as Carmel’s legendary Smalley’s Inn and digs deep into historical archives to open new windows into the lives and possible afterlives of these three mysterious characters. The truth is out there, hidden in remote, tucked-away corners of the valley…are you ready to uncover it? 

About our presenter: Vincent T. Dacquino is the author of several books for children and adults. He has made numerous appearances at schools and historical sites based on his adult biography Sybil Ludington: The Call to Arms and Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley: An Investigative Journey. Dacquino has addressed teachers and historians at annual conferences at the local, county, state and national level. He has presented at the BOCES Young Adult conferences for over thirty years and has conducted a writers’ workshop for the Mahopac Library for over twenty years. Dacquino was a teacher in Westchester County and retired in 2007 to dedicate more time to his writing and family. He resides with his wife, June, in Mahopac, New York.

Wednesday, October 20
7:00-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for HAUNTINGS OF THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY: An Investigative Journey or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/hauntings-of-the-hudson-river-valley-an-investigative-journey/2021-10-20/

 

 

Classic Old World Recipes Prepared by The Blue Olive  

For this special cooking demonstration John Canevari, co-founder of The Blue Olive, will be creating sumptuous dishes to delight you that have been passed down from generations.

 

Thursday, October 21
7:00-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for Classic Old World Recipes Prepared by The Blue Olive or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/classic-old-world-recipes-prepared-by-the-blue-olive/2021-10-21/

 

 

 

BOOK SEARCH: The Quest To Find The  Oldest Book In Pawling

Do you have a collection of vintage books in your house? Want to take a look?

The Pawling Library is holding this Book Search contest as part of our Centennial Celebration. 

You have from November 2021 to February 2022 to find the oldest book.

A winner will be chosen in March 2022 and awarded a prize (to be announced) from our Centennial Committee. 

Hidden away in your attic, in a cabinet, box or chest, might be that literary treasure. 

Please bring your vintage books to our library so that we can make a note of the titles and dates of publication. We’ll also of course need your contact information.

Thank you so very much for participating in this contest.

For a century the Pawling Library has been serving our community and will continue  to do so  in the years to come.

Photo by Chris Lawton

 

 

Theater and Film of the 1920’s and ’30’s As Seen By My Dad – NY theater illustrator and cartoonist Harold K.Simon

Presented by Roger Hendricks Simon

At the turn of the 20th century, artist Harold K. Simon created a variety of works of art for Broadway and the famed Radio City Music Hall in the form of posters, playbills, and magazine illustrations.He was also a theatrical cartoonist, and his art appeared in publications such as the Daily News, and the New York Daily Mirror, just to name a few. His son, actor, director, Roger Hendricks Simon, will be reminiscing about the gifted career of his talented father, and how he interpreted  theatre & film through his art during the 1920s and 30s. 

Celebrate a century of the Pawling Library.

Please join us for this fascinating and bittersweet program. 

About our presenter: A founding member of the Yale Repertory Company, Roger Hendricks Simon went on to direct and act for Joe Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, London’s Royal Court Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, La Mama, Roundabout, Los Angeles Theatre Center, PBS, BBC-TV, National Public Radio and many more. Elected to Notable Names in American Theatre, Roger directed international premieres by Tennessee Williams, Sam Shepard, David Hare, Terrence McNally, Lanford Wilson, and William Saroyan. He has directed John Lithgow, John Travolta, James Earl Jones, and James Woods, to name but a few. Roger is the founding artistic director for The Simon Studio in New York City.

 

Tuesday, November  16
7:00-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for Theater and Film of the 1920’s and ’30’s As Seen By My Dad or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/?post_type=ecwd_event&p=21096&preview=true

 

 

Ayurveda and the Winter Season: Preparing for and Thriving in the Dark and Cold 

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500

Ayurveda advocates seasonal detoxing to strengthen your immune system and help your body function at its best. Weather shifts can wreak havoc on your entire system. “Spring-summer-fall-winter cleaning” will clear stagnation, eliminate toxins, and re-balance body, mind, and spirit. But, a safe detox is critical to avoid detrimental effects.

 

Come and discover:

  • The difference between a general detox and one precisely for your body type
  • Specific seasonal foods that are beneficial (or detrimental) for a detox
  • Harmful effects to look out for with a “do it yourself” detox program
  • Easy recipes that can simplify detoxing and make it satisfying and fun
  • Tips to detox your body inside and out – herbs and oils for your bath, hair, etc.

 

Tuesday, November 30
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Ayurveda and the Winter Season or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/ayurveda-and-the-winter-season-preparing-for-and-thriving-in-the-dark-and-cold-online-program/2021-11-30/

 

 

The Healing Power of Gratitude: A Body, Mind, and Spirit Elixir

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500

Ayurveda, the world’s oldest healing system, defines health as a balance of body, mind, and spirit – epitomizing a true holistic approach to wellness. Ayurveda offers a healing system and a prevention system – a lifestyle that helps curtail disease before it manifests in the body. Central to this is the cultivation of an “attitude of gratitude” – a powerful approach to health and wellness that impacts both the giver and receiver. 

 

Come and discover:

  • How gratitude can heal the mind and heart
  • Why healing the mind and heart precedes healing the body
  • The biochemical impact of gratitude on emotions, the mind, and the body
  • How to view the “opportunity” to heal as a blessing
  • Why positive thinking is critical to healing
  • The place emotions have in healing
  • How music and sound facilitate healing on all levels

Tuesday, December 28
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for The Healing Power of Gratitude or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-healing-power-of-gratitude-a-body-mind-and-spirit-elixir-online-program/2021-12-28/

 

 

Winter: One Community, One Book:  The Mysterious Affair at Styles with Stephanie Rogers

The Pawling Library is Celebrating its Centennial.

For this program we are not only commemorating our library’s anniversary but bringing  people together through their passion for great literary works. 

We have selected four classic novels, one for each season, that were popular in the 1920s when our library first came into being. 

Our presenter, Stephanie Rogers, will be reading an excerpt  from each novel and then lead a Q & A for our audience. Stephanie Rogers is the author of The Horse I Belong To: How a Misused and Almost Forgotten Grade Mare Showed Me the Way. 

The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with our neighbors Pawling Recreation, the Book Cove and the Pawling Resource Center. 

To participate in this program, order a copy of The Mysterious Affair at Styles through our library. You can also support our partner, the Book Cove, by purchasing this classic novel from our favorite book store. The Mysterious Affair at Styles was written by Agatha Christie and published in 1920. 

Thank you for growing with us throughout the years.

Wednesday, December 8
6:30-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for Winter: One Community, One Book:  The Mysterious Affair at Styles with Stephanie Rogers or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/winter-one-community-one-book-the-mysterious-affair-at-styles-with-stephanie-rogers/2021-12-08/

 

 

Spring: One Community, One Book:  The Age of Innocence with Stephanie Rogers

The Pawling Library is Celebrating its Centennial.

For this program we are not only commemorating our library’s anniversary but bringing  people together through their passion for great literary works. 

We have selected four classic novels, one for each season, that were popular in the 1920s when our library first came into being. 

Our presenter, Stephanie Rogers, will be reading an excerpt  from each novel and then lead a Q & A for our audience. Stephanie Rogers is the author of The Horse I Belong To: How a Misused and Almost Forgotten Grade Mare Showed Me the Way. 

The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with our neighbors Pawling Recreation, the Book Cove and the Pawling Resource Center. 

The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with our neighbors Pawling Recreation, the Book Cove and the Pawling Resource Center. 

To participate in this program, order a copy of The Age of Innocence through our library. You can also support our partner, the Book Cove, by purchasing this classic novel from our favorite book store. The Age of Innocence was written by Edith Wharton and published in 1920. 

Thank you for growing with us throughout the years.

Wednesday, March 9
6:30-8:00 pm

Click the link below to register for Spring: One Community, One Book:  The Age of Innocence with Stephanie Rogers or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/spring-one-community-one-book-the-age-of-innocence-with-stephanie-rogers/2022-03-09/