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  Adult Programs

 

 

Monday Matinee at Pawling Recreation

Spend an entertaining afternoon with us enjoying a newly released film!

This movie presentation is for an adult audience.

The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation.

Mondays  2-4 pm.

Registration is required. Register on our online calendar or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

 

 

COME TOGETHER PAWLING: Viewing of TED TALK video and discussion  / Online Program

Each month, in a respectful and open environment, we’ll explore a new topic led by a different community leader.

This program is being provided through a partnership with the  Pawling Library and Pawling Yoga & Wellness.

This program  takes place on the first Monday of each month, 7-8 pm.

Registration is required. Register on our online calendar or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

 

 

Gentle Hatha Yoga / Online Program

Instructor: Maria Polhemus

This yoga program focuses upon gentle stretches, breath work, and mindfulness. Following the exercises, the class ends with a peaceful 15 minute savasana.

Please join us.

Relax and restore your inner peace.

Namaste.

This program  takes place on the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30-7:30 pm.

Program fee: $4.00.

Registration is required. Register on our online calendar or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

 

 

Coloring Group: Adult Art Workshop

NOTE: This in-person program will take place at Pawling Recreation

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

Each week we’ll be coloring a new mandala design, while also enjoying a good round of conversation. 

 

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

Please join us. Relax and connect with like-minded people, and add a burst of color to your day!

All supplies will be provided.

The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation.

 

 

Wednesdays 1-2 pm.

Registration is required. Register on our online calendar or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

 

 

Afternoon Hatha Yoga / Online Program

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.

Thursdays 1-2 pm.

Program fee: $4.00, per class.

Registration is required. Register on our online calendar or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

 

 

From Memory to Family Memoir / Online Program

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Each of us has a wealth of memories. The goal of this once a month program is writing your life stories. At every gathering each person has 10 minutes to share a story with our group members in a very supportive environment. No one’s work and writing skills are ever critiqued. Your unique style of writing is the right way to write.

Please join us every month. Relive your memories that will one day become your memoir. Surprise your family who’ve wanted you to do this. The biggest surprise you’ll find is recalling the stories of your life.

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

Registration is required. Register on our online calendar or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

 

Evening Book Conversations / Online Program

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. Register on our online calendar or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

 

 

Inspiring Works by Women Writers (Book Club) / Online Program

Are you interested in reading and discussing novels, plays, and poems by women? Then this is your Book Club! This is a fun opportunity to indulge in some great works by women writers.

We will begin each discussion with a little background history and tidbits on each female writer. I’ll ask a few questions to get us started and then it’s an open forum. My hope is that together we gain a little more insight into these books (and perhaps the authors as well).

Some of these books you may know well. Some may be books you always meant to read and never got around to! It does not matter how expert you are with the works or the authors. If you are passionate about discussing books and would like to build up your repertoire of works by women, this might be the perfect place to start. To quote Mary Shelley: “The beginning is always today.”

 

About our presenter: Agi Fodor is a current resident of Pawling. She is a short form writer, producer and video editor in the entertainment industry. She got her start in kids’ television (Nickelodeon). She is passionate about communicating ideas, telling stories, and making people think about things in new ways. She has been a lover of books her entire life. One of the reasons she was excited to go to Sarah Lawrence College was that Alice Walker went there — she had just published The Color Purple in 1982. During her junior year abroad at Oxford University she decided to study Modern Playwrights and British Art History and realized that writing and art are very closely related. In her off time, she is focusing on reading more books written by women because well… she IS a woman and feels that maybe it’s about time to appreciate the works of women writers a bit more. She hopes that you will enjoy the journey of discovering or re-discovering inspiring works by women writers.

 

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

Registration is required. Register on our online calendar or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

 

 

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club / Online Program

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, 4-5 pm.

Registration is required. Register on our online calendar or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

 

 

 

 

Special Online Programs

 

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 has selected and photographed four Pawling scenes reproduce on postcards. On the front of the postcard appears 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 posted on the websites for the Pawling Library & lonnakellystudio.com.

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) 

 

 

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 on Tuesday, March 1st and awarded a $50.00 gift certificate from the Book Cove.

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

 

 

Body System Disorders: The Immune System-Its Importance to Whole Body Health 

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik

Our immune system is made up of both individual cells and proteins as well as entire organs and organ systems. The organs of the immune system include the skin and mucous membranes, and the lymphatic system. Your skin and mucous membranes act as a physical barrier and are the first line of defense against pathogens entering from outside the body.

The primary lymphatic system is composed of bone marrow and the thymus; Secondary are the lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils, and certain tissues in various mucous membrane layers in the body such as in the bowel. It is in these organs where the cells of the immune system do their actual job of fighting off germs and foreign substances

When the immune system does not function properly, complications arise. Some issues are less pervasive, such as pollen allergy, while others are extensive, such as genetic disorders that wipe out the presence or function of an entire set of immune cells. Immune deficiencies may be temporary or permanent. Temporary (acute) immune deficiency can be caused by a variety of sources that weaken the immune system. Common infections, including influenza and mononucleosis, can suppress the immune system. Autoimmune disorders (lupus and RA) and sepsis are two serious (chronic) immune dysfunctions. Ayurveda identifies the importance of the connectivity of the immune system to the other body systems and emphasizes how this is critical to the health of the whole body.

 

Tuesday, January 11
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/body-system-disorders-the-immune-system-its-importance-to-whole-body-health-online-program/2022-01-11/

 

 

 

Dementia Conversations 

This educational program is being presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

When someone shows signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations to address some of the most common issues. 

Topics covered in the program include:

*  Going to the doctor
*  Deciding when to stop driving
*  Making legal and financial plans

Please join us for a free virtual event.

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

Tuesday, January 18
6:30-7:30 pm
Click the link below to register for Dementia Conversations or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/dementia-conversations-online-program/2022-01-18/

 

 

Protecting your Garden from Nuisance Wildlife

Presented by Master Gardener Mary Nisley

Is wildlife driving you crazy in your garden? Learn strategies for protecting your garden from deer, woodchucks, rabbits and more, using fencing, repellents and plant selection. This presentation has emphasis on vegetable gardening.

Wednesday, January 26
7-8 pm
Click the link below to register for Protecting your Garden from Nuisance Wildlife or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/protecting-your-garden-from-nuisance-wildlife-online-program/2022-01-26/

 

 

Couponing Class

with Carla Biggs

In this class, we will look at all aspects of how to coupon in the 21st century. Couponing is easier now than ever before and you can learn how to lower the costs of your household bills and even learn how to get some freebies! We will explore the use of paper and digital methods of couponing, including using phone apps, websites, and social media. We will also learn the different methods of couponing at popular drug stores and ways to save at the grocery store!

 

Thursday, January 27
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/couponing-class-online-program/2022-01-27/

 

 

 

Body System Disorders: The Nervous System– Its Connection to Whole Body Functionality

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik

The nervous system includes: the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (nerves that branch off from the spinal cord and extend to all parts of the body). Ayurveda recognizes the connection of the nervous system to each of the other body systems and emphasizes the optimization of this connection for complete functionality of all systems.

The nervous system transmits signals between the brain and the rest of the body, including internal organs. In this way, the nervous system’s activity controls the ability to move, breathe, see, think, and more. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood. There are more than 600 neurologic diseases. Major types include: Multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as well as

• Diseases caused by faulty genes, such as Huntington’s disease and muscular dystrophy
• Problems with the way the nervous system develops, such as spinal bifida
• Degenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease
• Diseases of the blood vessels that supply the brain, such as stroke
• Injuries to the spinal cord and brain
• Seizure disorders, such as epilepsy
• Cancer, such as brain tumors
• Infections, such as meningitis

Tuesday, February 8
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/body-system-disorders-the-nervous-system-its-connection-to-whole-body-functionality-online-program/2022-02-08/

 

 

 

Retaining the Qualities of Childhood: The Creativity of Albert Einstein & Implications for Our Lives

William Crain has just written a new book, Forever Young: How Six Great Individuals Have Drawn upon the Powers of Childhood and How We Can Follow Their Lead. In this talk, Bill will focus on the biography of Albert Einstein and will suggest that Einstein’s capacity for childhood wonder is available to us, too.

About our presenter: William Crain is professor emeritus of psychology at The City College of New York. His writings include the book, Reclaiming Childhood: Letting Children Be Children in Our Achievement-Oriented Society. With his wife Ellen, Bill founded Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary in Poughquag, which gives a lifelong home to farm animals rescued from slaughter. Bill and Ellen have three grown children and six grandchildren.

Tuesday, February 15
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-22/2022-02-15/

 

 

 

The Discovery of a Masterpiece

Presented by Mallory Mortillaro

Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ. While she was cataloging the artwork housed inside of the Hartley Dodge Memorial she uncovered a masterpiece that had been lost to the art world since the 1930’s. After a year of research, the piece was authenticated as an official work by Auguste Rodin. Mallory will share the story of how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece’s provenance, and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history.

About our presenter: Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation. In this position she worked to authenticate an original Rodin sculpture, lost to the art world since the 1930’s. Mallory holds a BA and MAT, both from Drew University. She balances her work as an Art Historian with teaching 7th grade English. She lives in Whippany, New Jersey with her husband.

Please join us for this fascinating presentation.

Celebrate a century of the Pawling Library.

Thursday, February 17
7-8 pm
Click the link below to register for The Discovery of a Masterpiece or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-23/2022-02-17/

 

 

 

Poetry Workshop: The Cinquain

At this workshop we will look at the 5-line poetic form known as the “cinquain.” Participants are invited to write their own “cinquain” and bring it to read aloud at the program. Instructions for this fun poetic form will be sent to you by email when you register for the workshop.

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, February 23
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-20/2022-02-23/

 

 

 

 

All About Bulbs

Presented by Master Gardener Linda DiGasper

Come autumn, it’s all about planting spring-blooming bulbs like daffodils, tulips and hyacinths, but the beauty of bulbs is that there are so many more species that store up delightful displays for year-round enjoyment! Proper siting in the garden and tips on selection, installation, repelling unwanted critters and coaxing bulbs to bloom indoors will be discussed.

Thursday, February 24
7-8 pm
Click the link below to register for Bulbs for all Seasons or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/bulbs-for-all-seasons-online-programs/2022-02-24/

 

 

 

Body System Disorders: The Endocrine System- A Whole Body Approach to Treatment

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik

The endocrine system is a collection of glands throughout your body, and includes the thyroid gland, thymus gland, pituitary gland, pineal gland, adrenal gland, pancreas, parathyroid, testes, and ovaries.

These glands secrete a variety of hormones, which travel to specific target organs via the bloodstream, and have specific functions such as regulating growth, metabolism, temperature, and reproductive development. Like the nervous system, the endocrine system acts as a signaling pathway, although hormones are slower acting than nerve impulses. Endocrine signals can last from a few hours to a few weeks. The main control center for the organs in the endocrine system is the brain’s hypothalamus.

Endocrine disorders, which include diabetes, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Cushing’s Disease, adrenal fatigue – among others – are typically grouped into two categories:

*Endocrine disorders that result when a gland produces too much or too little of an endocrine hormone, creating a hormone imbalance.

* Endocrine disorders due to the development of lesions (such as nodules or tumors) in the endocrine system, which may or may not affect hormone levels.

Symptoms include fatigue and weakness. Treatment is complex – as hormones are interrelated and treating one may adversely affect another. Ayurveda takes a whole body approach to treatment.

Tuesday, March 8
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/rehttps://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-10/2022-03-08/served-for-online-program-10/2022-03-08/

 

Community Book Read:  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 Grand: Rehabilitation & Nursing, the Pawling Resource Center & the Book Cove.

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/

 

 

Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. Join us to learn about important legal and financial issues you may face and how to put plans into place.

Join us for this free virtual program in partnership the Red Hook Public Library featuring guest speaker Rachel Flanagan Frost, Esq.

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

Tuesday, March 15
3:00-4:30 pm

Click the link below to register for Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/legal-financial-planning-for-alzheimers-disease-online-program/2022-03-15/

 

 

Dividing Perennials 

Presented by Master Gardeners Judy Killmer & Chris Ferrero

Is there a traffic jam in your garden? Are your perennials getting floppy or losing vigor? Do you want to multiply your favorites for other spaces in your garden or for friends? This presentation will give you the Why, When and How of dividing perennials with different root systems, as well as planting and caring for your new divisions.

Thursday, March 24
7-8 pm
Click the link below to register for Dividing Perennials  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/bulbs-for-all-seasons-online-programs/2022-02-24/

 

 

 

Exploring Your Immigrant Ancestor  

As we think about the history of our library that has stood in our village since 1920, and how life in our community, country and world has changed over a century, we think of those, our relatives, our ancestor(s) who came to America and would eventually settle in Pawling. 

At this program, presented by Genealogist Sarah Gutmann, you’ll learn how to find and examine ship passenger lists, naturalization records, and other documents. This is a great program for people looking to find the town or city of origin of their immigrant ancestors.

Please join us. Find out about your family’s past, find it here at the Pawling Library, a pivotal part of our community that has served your family and friends for generations.

Wednesday, April 27
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Exploring Your Immigrant Past or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/exploring-your-immigrant-ancestor/2022-04-27/

 

 

Body System Disorders: The Circulatory System -Assessing each Body Constitution 

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

The circulatory system is considered to be one of the most vital systems as it helps in the transportation of nutrients throughout the body. It is composed of three basic parts: the heart, which is responsible for pumping; the blood vessels, which act as the channels to connect one body part to another; and the blood, which is a vital component in the functioning of the human body.

The circulatory system has two divisions which function simultaneously: the pulmonary, which helps in the transportation of the blood to the heart from the lungs and vice versa; and the systemic, which carries the blood from the heart to the rest of the organs in the body and vice versa.

Circulatory/cardiovascular diseases include: arteriosclerosis, mitral valve prolapse/regurgitation, mitral stenosis, angina pectoris, arrhythmia and dysrhythmia, cardiac Ischemia, high cholesterol, heart failure, heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, peripheral artery disease, venous thromboembolism, aortic aneurysms.

Ayurveda’s approach to circulatory issues is based on an assessment of each individual’s unique body constitution (dosha). A one-size-fits-all approach is ineffective.

Tuesday, May 10
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-12/2022-05-10/

 

 

Body System Disorders: The Skeletal System-Assisting our Foundation as a Whole

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

The skeletal system is made up of the bones (the skeleton), muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue that supports and binds tissues and organs together. Its primary functions include supporting the body, allowing motion, and protecting vital organs. It also is involved in the production of blood cells, storage of minerals, and endocrine regulation.

While the adult human skeletal system includes 206 bones, the infantile skeletal system has many more, since not all of the bones have fused together yet. The mineral calcium helps your muscles, nerves, and cells work normally. If you do not get enough calcium in your diet, or if your body does not absorb enough calcium, your bones can get weak or will not grow properly. Your skeleton (bones) are a living organ. Teeth are not bones but are still part of the human skeletal system.

Skeletal diseases include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis. Primary symptoms of skeletal disease, which may overlap with muscle and tissue conditions, include pain, stiffness, swelling, limited range of motion, weakness, fatigue, and decreased physical function.

Ayurveda assists our foundation – the skeletal system – by addressing its components as a whole while analyzing and treating individual symptoms and issues.

Tuesday, June 14
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-13/2022-06-14/

 

Body System Disorders: The Muscular System – Identifying and Correcting the Dosha Imbalance

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

The muscular system aids in movement, blood flow, and other bodily functions. The muscular system is made of three different types of muscles. (1) Skeletal muscles that are connected to bone and aid in voluntary movement. (2) Smooth muscles that are found inside organs and help to move substances through organs. (3) Cardiac muscles that are found in the heart and help pump blood.

Muscle disorders include a large group of conditions which fall under the umbrella terms of muscular dystrophy (a genetic disorder), neuromuscular conditions, and neuromuscular disorders. These conditions can affect skeletal muscles (and may overlap with skeletal issues), organs such as the heart and lungs (and may overlap with cardiovascular or respiratory issues), as well as muscles in the arms and legs. These disorders may cause weakness, loss of motor function (cerebral palsy), or paralysis even in the presence of an intact nervous system. Other conditions include: myasthenia gravis, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), rhabdomyolysis, mitochondrial myopathies, fibromyalgia, gout, lupus, bursitis tendinitis, myositis, dermatomyositis, and polymyositis (inflammation and progressive weakening of the skeletal muscles), rotator cuff injury, myofascial pain, muscle cramps, and sprains or strains.

Ayurveda identifies the particular dosha imbalance and corrects it with treatment and remedies.

 

Tuesday, July 12
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-14/2022-07-12/

 

 

Body System Disorders: The Digestive System – The Basis of Health of the Entire Body

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

The digestive system is made up of the gastrointestinal tract—also called the GI tract or digestive tract—and the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. The GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus. The hollow organs that make up the GI tract are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus. The liver, pancreas, and gallbladder are the solid organs of the digestive system.

The digestive system is often called “the second brain” because it breaks nutrients down so that your body can absorb them and use them for energy, growth, and cell repair. Each part of the digestive system helps to move food and liquid through your GI tract. Your large intestine absorbs water, and the waste products of digestion become stool. Nerves and hormones help control the digestive process.

Digestive disorders encompass a variety of diseases ranging from mild to severe. Common digestive disorders include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Chron’s, diverticulitis, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance and hiatal hernia. The most common symptoms of digestive disorders include bleeding, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, pain, nausea and vomiting.

Ayurveda recognizes that a dysfunction in the digestive system involves both digestion and assimilation of nutrients and, in this way, is the root cause of ill health.

 

Tuesday, August 9
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-15/2022-08-09/

 

Body System Disorders: The Urinary System – Balancing Doshas to keep Systems Regulated

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

The urinary system filters blood – ridding it of excess nitrogen, urea, salts, and water – and creates urine as a waste by-product. It also keeps chemicals, such as potassium and sodium, and water in balance. The organs of the urinary system include the kidneys, renal pelvis, ureters, bladder and urethra.

When the body breaks down foods containing protein (meat, poultry and certain vegetables) urea is produced. It is then carried in the bloodstream to the kidneys, where it is removed along with water and other wastes in the form of urine.

Other important functions of the kidneys include blood pressure regulation and the production of erythropoietin, which controls red blood cell production in the bone marrow. Kidneys also regulate the acid-base balance and conserve fluids.

Disorders of the urinary system include: kidney disease, kidney infection, kidney stones, urethritis, cystitis, urinary tract infections, nephritis, and urinary incontinence. Other issues include: renal failure, bladder cancer.

Ayurveda determines the particular dosha imbalances and treats them accordingly to rebalance the system.

 

Tuesday, September 13
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-16/2022-09-13/