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.
 Check our Calendar for upcoming movies.

 

600-waterdropletHatha Yoga in the Afternoon
with Maria Polhemus

This program is for adults with prior yoga experience.

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

Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Please note: There is a program fee of $4.00.
Check our Calendar for Hatha Yoga in the Afternoon with Maria Polhemus

 

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.
Check our Calendar for Memory to Memoir.

Evening Book Club

600-open-book 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.
Check our Calendar for upcoming meetings and titles
for the Evening Book Club.

Evening Hatha Yoga with Maria Polhemus

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

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

Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Please note: There is a program fee of $4.00.
Check our Calendar for upcoming Evening Hatha Yoga Sessions.

Job Ready Sessions, with Rick McKinney
of Dutchess OneStop

600-jobMeet one on one with a Dutchess One Stop Representative.

Please bring a hard copy of your resume.

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

This is a great service for you if you….

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

Sessions are held the second Wednesday of each month from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for upcoming Job Ready Sessions.

 

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.

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

Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for upcoming meetings and titles
for the Tuesday Afternoon Book Club.

 Special Monthly Programs

Dutchess Community College presents

CLASES DE INGLÉS

Adult English Classes:
Beginner & Intermediate

Instructors: Danielle Rudi &  Karina Cerna

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

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

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

 

New Beginning:
Living What Matters in 2017

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

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

Tuesday, March 28, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for New Beginning: Living What Matters in 2017 

The Human Body is
designed to Heal

Presented by Dr. Nancy Iankowitz DNP, RN, FNP-BC, Director
Holistic and Integrative Healing LLC

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

Wednesday, April 19, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for The Human Body is designed to Heal

Lyme Tick-Borne Diseases:
A Scientific, Legislative
and Political Update

Please join us for this informative lecture presented by Lyme disease specialist Dr. Kenneth B. Liegner.

Dr. Liegner is the author of In the Crucible of Chronic Lyme Disease. Copies of his book can be ordered from The Book Cove, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com.

Tuesday, April 25, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Lyme Tick-Borne Diseases: A Scientific, Legislative and Political Update

 


Wild

Green Hair
Air Plant
Planters:
A Sculpting Workshop

Make a wild planter for an equally wild air plant.
We’ll supply you with your own air plant and easy care instructions.

Join us and let your imaginations soar!

For children and adults, age 6 and up.

Two Sessions:
Sculpting: Friday, May 12th and Painting: Friday, May 19th
6:30-8:30 pm
Registration and parental supervision is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Wild Green Hair Air Plant Planters

Jewelry Wire Wrapping with Fine Art Instructor Jeanette Rodriguez

Create a stunning wire wrapped pendant to wear or give as a gift!

Bring your crystals or stones if you like. My basic technique is easy to learn!

Wednesday, May 10, 7:00-9:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Jewelry Wire Wrapping

Eating Healthy on a Budget
with Eat Smart Nutrition educator Bintou Hinds, M.S., CLC

In this workshop, we will discuss the 3 steps to healthy eating on a budget, and how to plan meals and snacks ahead of time to save you money.

Try a sample of a new recipe during each workshop.

Make Healthy Eating Part of Your Total Lifestyle!

This program is brought to you by Cornell University Cooperative Extension,
Pawling Resource Center & the Pawling Library.

Tuesday, May 23, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Eating Healthy on a Budget

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.

Wednesday, May 24, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Yin Yoga and Meditation.

Know the 10 Signs:
Early Detection Matters

This program provides information about memory loss versus normal aging. Also learn about risk factors, the 10 warning signs of ALZ & resources to help.

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

Monday, June 5, 2:00-3:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Know the 10 Signs:Early Detection Matters

An Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Seminar Presented by The Blue Olive

Join The Blue Olive for an informative demonstration about complementing meals using the incredible trio that is summer vegetables, extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

There are so many wonderful vegetables available locally each spring and summer, but we don’t always know how to prepare them properly. This seminar and tasting will give you the know-how to apply basic olive oil and vinegar principles to even the most unlikely of veggies.

Tuesday, June 13, 7:00-8:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for An Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Seminar Presented by The Blue Olive

 

Boosting the Immune System

Presented by Dr. Nancy Iankowitz DNP, RN, FNP-BC, Director Holistic and Integrative Healing LLC

Learn how to cut through the mixed messages, warnings & promises made by well-meaning friends, family & health providers, so that you can embrace what works well for you, and toss what does not.

Premise: The human body is designed to heal and each body is unique. We have the power to become strong and healthy.

“Boosting the Immune System” is a short presentation that addresses the role of the skin, tongue & gastrointestinal system in protecting us.

Participants will learn about the role of the GUT in healing and immunity, how to avoid and heal quickly from colds & flu viruses using food, herbs, vitamins & minerals to strengthen their own body’s natural defenses. They’ll learn how to speed up the body’s own healing schedule regarding minor cuts & bruises to the skin and how to choose the right foods & beverages to help recover from minor viral illnesses.

Wednesday, July 12, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Boosting the Immune System

Zentangle

Presented by Bohdanna Murynec

Zentangle is an easy to learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. The Zentangle Method can be used to reduce stress, increase focus and creativity and provide artistic satisfaction. Using simple strokes a pattern can be reproduced by anyone – even those who doubt their artistic abilities.

Material Fee: $8.00.

Wednesday, July 19, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Zentangle.

Successful Aging

Presented by Brian Jones
Outreach Coordinator of Dutchess County Office of the Aging

What steps can you take to ensure the best possible quality of life as you age? What factors contribute to having the highest levels of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in adults? Successful Aging is not just about living a long life, but in making sure the life we do lead is the most rewarding and fulfilling life possible, no matter how long we live. It is never too late (or too early) to start taking the steps to help you age more successfully. The Office for the Aging has gathered 12 strategies to help you achieve this goal and deliver them in a PowerPoint presentation called Successful Aging.

Monday, August 7, 2:00-3:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Successful Aging

The Teahouse of an August Moon

An introduction to Japanese Culture

Our Presenter: Paul Upham is an experienced teacher, and human resources consultant. He was the SVP and only non-Japanese Board member at NTT Data Intl, Tokyo. He managed mergers and acquisitions for NTT in the US, Europe, and East Asia. Paul is an adjunct faculty member at Marist and Mount Saint Mary College, and a business consultant dba Wesley Associates.

Tuesday, August 8, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for The Teahouse of an August Moon

An Entertaining History of Cartoons

Presented by cartoonist Chris Siemasko

Please join us for an afternoon of animated entertainment for humans of all ages. Hand selected by cartoonist and amateur historian Chris Siemasko, these shorts span the last century. Watch as a clown grows to 100 feet and wanders depression-era New York City! See two famous sailors battle with song and also fists! Follow the musical beats back into human pre-history! Witness the exciting life of a rock! And meet a mouse who just wants to be helpful.

We’ve got the popcorn and you supply the laughter.

In addition to the films, Chris will be sharing with us his very
creative background.

About our presenter: Chris Siemasko has been working in the field of animation since 1999 on projects ranging from web cartoons, commercials, television shows and feature animation. In addition to his work as an animator, Chris has also directed, drawn storyboards, written screenplays, created shows, voiced characters, created motion graphics and designed characters and graphics. Some of his many credits include the films Rio, Epic, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Ice Age: Continental Drift.

Saturday, August 12, 2:00-4:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for An Entertaining History of Cartoons

NO-Knit Neurons
Presented by Jackie Muller

Did you know that the way your brain is wired determines how you cope with stress and external pressures?

Did you know that being under stress too often and for too long can cause health related problems?

Want to learn how to control the way you feel through knitting neurons?

For the purpose of the workshop and time constraints we will complete a no-knit neuron while we learn the wonderful and amazing way of how our brain works. We may not be able to control the thoughts, but we can guide the way we think through fiber arts.

Participants will be given a complimentary pass to attend a session of Knit, Needle and Nibble at Dynamic Intervention Wellness Solutions of Pawling. Continue your learning of fiber arts in a fun commUNITY of aspiring needle artist and learn how to Knit Neurons or other cool stuff.

Wednesday, August 16, 7:00-8:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for NO-Knit Neurons.

Let’s Get Organized

Presented by Sydney Leone
Community Health Educator & Medicare Partnership Development


Helpful tips on managing your clutter and time.

Tuesday, August 22, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Let’s Get Organized

 

The Brain is Designed to Calm Itself

Presented by Dr. Nancy Iankowitz

The brain is calm when the needs of the mind and body are met; that is, when the mind is at ease and the body is comfortable, the brain sends out signals that we are relaxed. Some refer to this as mind/body/spirit balance. The questions become: “What impacts mind/body/spirit balance?” “How can I tell when I’m out of balance?” and “How can I get back on track?” This presentation will focus on answering these, highlighting the impact of lifestyle choices on the brain’s natural ability to calm itself, and how we can use them to our advantage.

Dr. Nancy Iankowitz will discuss how meditation, food, sleep & exercise can be used to get back on track. Participants will learn (1) how to pick up on signals sent by the brain and (2) simple, easy-to-use natural (non-pharmaceutical) interventions to help address signals that indicate imbalance. Interpreting messages sent by the brain is key to healing and maintaining mind/body/spirit balance.

Wednesday, August 30, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for The Brain is Designed to Calm Itself

Your Gut: The Gateway to Good Health

Did you know that what goes on in your intestinal tract has a huge impact on your health and wellness?

Or that your gut is key to your immune system functioning?

Have you heard of “Leaky Gut” and wondered what it was, or do you have it?

Do you struggle with digestive issues, have difficulty losing weight and wonder why?

Join Integrative Health Coach Nancy Osborn as she educates us on gut health.

Learn about:

* The role and function of your gut
* The microbiome
* The gut/brain connection
* Leaky Gut
* The link between a healthy gut and a healthy you

And then join her again on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 pm as she talks about how to heal your gut and keep it healthy.

Tuesday, September 12, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Your Gut: The Gateway to Good Health

Healthy Gut Healthy You

 

Have you been hearing the buzz about microbiomes, inflammation, leaky gut and the connection to all manner of physical and mental health issues?

What about the maze of recommendations for prebiotics, probiotics, and fermented foods?

Would you like to know more?

If so join Integrative Health Coach Nancy Osborn as she talks about how to heal your gut and keep it healthy.

During this workshop you’ll learn more about:

Prebiotics and Probiotics
Fermented Foods
Tips and strategies for healing your own gut, improving your microbiome
and living a healthy life.

Tuesday, September 26, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Healthy Gut Healthy You

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

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.

Wednesday, September  27, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Qigong

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.

Our presenter Nadiya Nottingham is a certified Qigong teacher by Dr. Liu Dong who’s grandfather was physician to the Last Emperor of China. Nadiya has a 40 year meditation practice. As a native of Ireland, she instinctively connects to the wisdom of the natural elements, which is the foundation of Qigong. Nadiya is a senior teacher at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City, where she has taught for over 18 years. She now happily resides in Amenia. www.nadiyanottingham.net.

Two Sessions: Tuesday, October 3 and 10, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Qigong

Jack-o’-lanterns

Not all Jack-o’-lanterns are grown in a pumpkin patch. Some are crafted by the mystical. We invite witches and wizards to partake in this event on two eerie nights.

Make a Jack-o’-lantern of your own that casts a ghostly glow. Watch shadows of bats and spiders on walls. See the eyes of spooks hiding in the night.

Join us and light up your Halloween with magic!

Age: 6 and up.
Material Fee: $5.00.

Two sessions:

Friday, October 6: Sculpting
Friday, October 13: Painting
6:30-8:30 pm

Registration and parental supervision is required.
Check our Calendar for Know the Jack-o’-lanterns.

 

Color your World

Presented by Sydney Leone
Community Health Educator & Medicare Partnership Development

 

Learn how color brings our world alive in terms of our health, food, safety, decorating and so much more.

Wednesday, October 11, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Color your World.

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, October 17, 7:00-8:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Estate Planning: How to Protect Your Parents and Yourself

Vietnam War Vignettes

Presented by Professor Paul Upham

A memoir of the early days of the War by a Navy Intel Officer
serving in-country and off the coast.

Wednesday, October 18, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Check our Calendar for Vietnam War Vignettes


Medicare Orientation

A free educational seminar with Maggie Kwet
Aging Information Services Specialist
Dutchess County Office for the Aging

At this presentation you’ll learn:

* When to apply for Medicare so that benefits are in place
when you need them.

* What to expect from your Medicare benefits.

* What you are required to do and so much more.

Tuesday, November 14, 6:30-8:00 pm.
Registration required for this event.

Check our Calendar for Medicare Orientation