Programs for Families and Adults

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

Check our Calendar for a complete listing of our Adult and Family Programs.

 

Ongoing Adult Programs

Monday Matinee

600-admit-oneSpend an entertaining afternoon with us enjoying a newly released film. We’ll have popcorn but please feel free to bring your own snack and beverage. This afternoon movie presentation is for an adult audience. Please observe the film’s ratings. And let us know what movies you’d like to see. See you at the movies!

Mondays at 2:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

Hatha Yoga in the Afternoon with Maria Polhemus

This program is for adults with prior yoga experience.

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

Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Program fee: $4.00.

From Memory to Family Memoir with Robin Lester

600-dad-and-son-beachEach of us has a wealth of memories. Please join us and learn how to write your family and personal history. Our presenter Robin Lester will help you get started. You can do it! Surprise your children and grandchildren who’ve wanted you to do this. The biggest surprise for you will be in recalling your wonderful life!

About our presenter:
Robin Lester is a historian, writer and retired teacher. He has led the Hull House Oral History project in Chicago and the gathering of memories among former members of the Henry Street Settlement House in New York. He is in the process of preserving his family history in a narrative.

Meets the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

Evening Book Club

Share your passion for reading.
Enjoy friendly discussions about your
favorite books.
This evening is for you.

Book selections are made by our members.

 

Meets the second Wednesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event. 

Evening Hatha Yoga with Maria Polhemus

Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise.

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

Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event.
Please note: There is a program fee of $4.00.

 

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club

Indulge yourself. Share your thoughts about your favorite novels with friends.

Book selections are agreed upon by our members… we want you to be happy after all.
Please join us.

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

Registration is required for this event.

 

Yin Yoga and Meditation with Maria Polhemus

Feel the peace by being present in the moment.
Quiet and calm your mind and body.
Experience your genuine self.
Please join us for a relaxing session of Yin Yoga followed
by Meditation.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket.
Program fee: $4.00.

 

Special Monthly Programs

Dutchess Community College presents

CLASES DE INGLÉS
Adult English Classes:
Level 3

Instructor: Karina Cerna

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

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

CLASSES BEGIN ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

REGISTER IN PERSON OR CALL THE PAWLING LIBRARY at 845-855-3444.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES
at DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (845) 790-3590

LLAME PARA MAS INFORMACIÓN (845) 790-3590 / https://www.sunydutchess.edu

 

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring
English for Speakers of Other Languages
with Karina Cerna

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:30-3:30 pm

Tutoring is available for both adults and teens.
Sessions are for one hour.

To schedule an appointment with Karina register at the front desk or call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

 

This publication (product) was supported by (or “in part by”) funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.

 

disAbility & Employment Workshop

This program is being provided by Taconic Resources for Independence

If you are under the age of 65 and have questions about how to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI); or have questions about how much can you earn without losing your benefits including Medicaid and/or Medicare, then sign-up for one of the following workshops presented by TRI’s Mobile Benefits Counselor!

*If you require a sign-language interpreter you must call or email 2 weeks in advance to Attn: Mandi (845) 452.3913 x119, m.sheraden@taconicresources.org

Friday, December 14, 3:00-4:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

Russia: Adversary or Partner to the US

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

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

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

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

 

Hanging Ornaments: Sculpting Workshop

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

Come join us and be creative!

Free Program

Two Sessions:

Sculpting: Friday, January 11
6:30-8:30 pm

Painting: Friday, January 25
6:30-8:30 pm

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

 

Relaxation through Color

For many people, coloring is a very relaxing activity.

At this evening program, we’ll be focusing on feeling better in the moment by coloring mandalas.

Please join us and replace unwanted stress with enjoyment.

Printed mandala designs and pencils will be provided.

Relaxation through Color is an adult program.

Tuesday, January 29, 6:30-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

disAbility & Employment Workshop

This program is being provided by Taconic Resources for Independence

If you are under the age of 65 and have questions about how to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI); or have questions about how much can you earn without losing your benefits including Medicaid and/or Medicare, then sign-up for one of the following workshops presented by TRI’s Mobile Benefits Counselor!

*If you require a sign-language interpreter you must call or email 2 weeks in advance to Attn: Mandi (845) 452.3913 x119, m.sheraden@taconicresources.org

Friday, February 8, 3:00-4:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

Making Every Moment Count

At this informative presentation we’ll dispel the myths associated with Hospice. You’ll learn what you need to know before a crisis and whether to consider advance care planning to assist you in speaking with and comforting your loved ones.

Tuesday, March 5, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

New Beginning:Living What Matters

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

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

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

 

1968: How Events 50 Years Ago Shaped The World

Join award-winning sports journalist Evan Weiner, for this in-depth look at how the media – especially television – came into its own in the 1960s. From the first of the Kennedy-Nixon debates in 1960, to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the scathing assessment of Vietnam by Walter Cronkite, Weiner explores how the media matured. You’ll learn how Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy laid the groundwork. The foundation for the media we have today can be traced to these events and these important figures.

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

 

THE UNITED NATIONS: COMMUNICATING HOPE IN AN ERA OF PERIL

What is the United Nations? Why established? How is it organized? What are the United Nations accomplishments and failures? Our era does have its challenges: climate change, the unsettled Middle east, wildcard Russia, nuclear weapons in rogue countries, financial volatility, an emerging China, stateless terrorists … and much more. Amidst these crises is the UN, an organization that gathers representatives from 193 countries under one roof.

About our presenter: Dr. Robert J. Petrausch is an expert in communication and head of the public relations concentration and former chair of the Department of Mass Communication at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. He has a doctorate in education from the Department of Organization and Leadership at Columbia University. Dr. Petrausch has published in the field of communications, public relations and organizational learning. He is a former chief communications officer for a Fortune 500 company. He has also served in senior communications positions for global companies such as Shell Oil and GE. With regard to military service, he served as Captain in the United States Air Force. He was the former president of the Westchester-Fairfield Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, and is a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and now serves on the board of directors for the Connecticut chapter of the United Nations Association.

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

Wednesday, April 16, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.

 

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 24, 7:00-8:30 pm.
Registration is required for this event. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

 

Allergies and Asthma: The Ayurveda Approach
Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician

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

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

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

 

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s is not normal aging; it’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about: The impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research, treatments available to address some symptoms and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

For more information, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

 

Tuesday, May 14, 7:00-8:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

 

Ayurveda, Diet, and Nutrition: Achieving Balance and Harmony
Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician

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

Come and discover:

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

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

 

Tuesday, July 16, 7:00-9:00 pm.
Registration is required for this event.