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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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: $5.00, per class.

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

 

 

The Diabetes Prevention Support Group / Online Program

This program is open to all who are concerned about preventing prediabetes. Each month, at these supportive meetings, we’ll be encouraging one another to maintain a nutritious, balanced diet, get plenty of exercise, and keep a positive attitude…especially when we stray from our intended goals.

Some of the members of this group have completed a year-long National Diabetes Prevention Program through a partnership with Putnam Independent Living Services and the Pawling Library.

Please join us.

Meets on the 1st Thursday 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.

 

 

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.”

 

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 March 2022 to find the oldest book.

A winner will be chosen on Tuesday, April 5th 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/

 

 

 

 

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/

 

 

 

Spark Joy® with Shannon Huneycutt

A 48-hour virtual program presented by Shannon Huneycutt

Start Date: Wednesday, March 16th at 7am.

End Date: Friday, March 18th at 7am.

Live Virtual Q & A with Shannon Honeycutt: Thursday, March 17th at 6 pm.

NOTE: Participants can watch the pre-recorded part of the program at any time beginning on March 16th at 7 am.

Shannon Huneycutt will be bringing the life-changing magic of tidying to you through her Spark Joy® program.

The Beekman, Lagrange & Pawling Library are proud to be partnering for this inspiring presentation on what it means to lead a life that Sparks Joy.

You will learn the KonMari® philosophy and guiding principles needed to tidy once and for all and leave feeling motivated to Spark Joy® in your home, office, and life!

Be sure to have a standard t-shirt and a pair of pants ready for the folding activity as you will be learning the famous KonMari® Vertical folding technique.

One more surprise: Shannon is sharing her Spark Joy® Charlotte tidying checklist for you to use on your tidying journey! Print it out and let it be your guide to tidying up for good.

Checklist: https://sparkjoycharlotte.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/SJC-Tidying-Checklist.pdf

The mission of this program is to provide you with the necessary skills needed to maintain a tidy home for life. Through the KonMari Method® you will visualize and create the space you’ve always dreamed of as you learn what truly Sparks Joy®.

About our presenter: Shannon Huneycutt is the founder of Spark Joy® Charlotte and certified Gold level KonMari® Consultant trained by tidying expert Marie Kondo. Marie is the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and the creator of the KonMari Method®, which is a style of tidying focusing on decluttering and organizing your space by keeping only those items you love.

 

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/spark-joy-tidy-your-home-online-program/2022-03-16/

 

 

Dividing Perennials 

Presented by Master Gardeners Judy Killmer 

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/

 

 

The Sweets of Yesteryear with Elizabeth Carlson of Sunflour Bakery 

At this fun baking workshop, you’ll learn how to make cookies and other sweets that were so enjoyed at the turn of the 20th century when our library was still young.

Please join us, and celebrate a century of the Pawling Library.

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

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-24/2022-03-30/

 

 

Rediscovering Native Perennials as Alternatives to Invasives

Presented by Master Gardener Cathy Lane

The Pawling Library has incorporated native plant species into our garden landscape that not only provide beauty to the grounds but also benefit wildlife, from bees to butterflies and hummingbirds.

At this special Earth Day presentation, brought to us by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County Master Gardener Volunteers, you’ll learn how you can design a garden using native perennials that are full of color and vigor, replacing invasives, some of which can be harmful to our environment.

Please join us in discovering the value of native perennials…and imagine the beauty they can add to your landscape!

Tuesday, April 19
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Rediscovering Native Perennials as Alternatives to Invasives or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/rediscovering-native-perennials-as-alternatives-to-invasives-online-program/2022-04-19/

 

 

CHARLESTON & THE JAZZ AGE 

Dance like it’s 1921 or 2022—Let’s step back in time to the height of the jazz age, the roaring ’20s, when all the rage was a new dance called THE CHARLESTON! We will follow it from its origins to the dance hall to today!

 

This special program, in honor of the Pawling Library’s Centennial Celebration, was made possible through a partnership with Got2Lindy Dance Studios.

 

Got2Lindy Dance Studios
https://www.got2lindy.com/

 

Friday, April 22
7:00-8:30 pm

Click the link below to register for CHARLESTON & THE JAZZ AGE  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/?post_type=ecwd_event&p=24556&preview=true

 

 

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/

 

 

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, April 28
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-2/2022-04-28/

 

 

Theater in the last 100 years: Love Letters by A.R. Gurney

In honor of the Pawling Library’s centennial celebration, we look at dramatic fiction written within the last 100 years.

Roger Hendricks Simon and Marian Grudko perform Love Letters, a sweetly moving play for two actors by A.R. Gurney. An interactive discussion will follow the performance, examining the changes in theater over the last 100 years, from the time the library was built through the debut of Love Letters in 1989 and into the present day.

Friday, May 6
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/theater-in-the-last-100-years-love-letters-by-a-r-gurney-online-program/2022-05-06/

 

 

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/

 

 

Gardening in Small Spaces / Online Program

Presented by Master Gardener Chris Ferrero

Garden beauty can come in small packages!

Not everyone has a big yard or acres of land for gardens.

But you can create beauty in a roadside bed, on a narrow strip by your walkway, or in containers on your deck or patio.

It just takes planning, wise plant choices, and attention to 5 Key Principles… which can enhance the design of ANY size garden!

Tuesday, May 17
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Gardening in Small Spaces or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/gardening-in-small-spaces-online-program/2022-05-17/

 

 

Art Deco Floral Centerpiece Workshop at Pawling Recreation

During this fun-filled workshop we’ll be using a variety of beautiful flowers used in floral arrangements that were popular in the roaring twenties.

Step back in time with us and create a centerpiece that will add a sumptuous touch of elegance to the home.

This program is being held in honor of the Pawling Library’s centennial.

 

Participants should bring small sharp clippers and or sharp scissors.
Some might wish to wear an apron.

Material fee: $20.00.

NOTE: The material fee will be collected on the day of the program. Please have exact change. Credit cards will not be accepted. Thank you.

Containers will be provided.

 

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

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

Pawling Recreation is located at 2 Lakeside Drive
845-855-1131
http://pawlingrec.com

 

Thursday, May 19
6:30-7:45 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/art-deco-floral-centerpieces-workshop-at-pawling-recreation/2022-05-19/

 

 

Poetry Reading with Linda McCauley Freeman / Online Program

Poet Linda McCauley Freeman, author of the newly published book The Family Plot, will be sharing with us a selection of her poems during this interactive presentation.

About our presenter: Linda McCauley Freeman is the author of the full-length poetry collection The Family Plot (Backroom Window Press, 2022) and has been widely published in international journals, including in a Chinese translation. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize 2022. Recently she appeared in Delta Poetry Review, Poet Magazine, Amsterdam Quarterly, and won Grand Prize in StoriArts’Maya Angelou poetry contest. She received a grant from Arts Mid-Hudson and was selected for Poets Respond to Art 2020, 2021 and 2022 shows. She was a three-time winner in the Talespinners Short Story contest judged by Michael Korda. She has an MFA from Bennington College and is the former poet-in-residence of the Putnam Arts Council. She lives in the Hudson Valley, NY. Follow her at www.Facebook.com/LindaMcCauleyFreeman

Wednesday, May 25
7-8pm

Click the link below to register for Poetry Reading with Linda McCauley Freeman  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-28/2022-05-25/

 

 

Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation

Instructor: Tina Orgera

Do you enjoy line dancing or want to learn?

It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to this or experienced.

Spend an hour dancing while listening to a variety of tunes.

Line dancing is not just entertainment, it’s also a good form of exercise.

Please join us.

Be good to yourself and have some fun.

Joy is healthy, too!

The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation for this program.

Wednesday, June 8, 15 & 29
2-3 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/line-dancing-at-pawling-recreation/2022-06-08/

 

 

 

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/

 

 

The Faces of Trees: Family Sculpting Workshop

If a tree had a face, what would it look like?

Each tree has its own personality, strength, beauty, and wisdom.

It stands tall and gives us shade and air to breathe.

When the wind blows through its leaves, we can hear it speak.

Trees have much to say and can grow to be very old: the oldest living forms of life in our world.

At this workshop we will be giving a face to a tree.

Each tree face sculpture will be photographed together with the tree that inspired you.

These photographs will be displayed on the Pawling Library’s Instagram page.

If a tree had a face, what would it look like?

Look and listen, and the tree will speak to you, and you will know.

Please join us.

Material Fee: $5.00

Age: 6 & up

Parental supervision is required.

Two Sessions…

Friday, June 17: Sculpting
Friday, June 24: Painting

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-program-5/2022-06-17/

 

 

12 Easy Herbs for your Patio and Gardens / Online Program

Presented by Master Gardener Lorraine Seach

Herbs are great multi-taskers for all kinds of gardens!

Their culinary and ornamental value make them candidates for kitchen gardens, vegetable plots, perennial borders and all sizes and types of containers.

Learn how to grow and use the easiest of herbs!

Thursday, June 30
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for 12 Easy Herbs for your Patio and Gardens or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/12-easy-herbs-for-your-patio-and-gardens-online-program/2022-06-30/

 

 

 

Natural Healing / Online Program

Presented by Julie Johns, L.Ac., Dipl. C.H., Dipl. Acu. (NCCAOM)

At this presentation you’ll learn the health benefits of Chinese medicine. Please join us and discover how you can naturally improve the quality of your life.

About our presenter: Julie Johns is a licensed Acupuncturist. She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She earned a MS degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a BS degree in Health Sciences in a three-year program at Mercy College which focused on acupuncture, theory of oriental medicine, Chinese herbology, health sciences, and clinical experience. Her first career was as a research assistant in two basic research laboratories, one at Stanford Medical School and the other at Weill Cornell Medical College. These experiences along with the BA degree in Biology she received from the University of California, Santa Cruz gave her a good grounding in science and the theories of allopathic (western) medicine. Julie Johns has her own practice which is located in the village of Pawling, NY.

 

Wednesday, June 31
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-21/2022-06-29/

 

 

 

Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation

Instructor: Tina Orgera

Do you enjoy line dancing or want to learn?

It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to this or experienced.

Spend an hour dancing while listening to a variety of tunes.

Line dancing is not just entertainment, it’s also a good form of exercise.

Please join us.

Be good to yourself and have some fun.

Joy is healthy, too!

The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation for this program.

Wednesday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27
2-3 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/line-dancing-at-pawling-recreation-5/2022-07-06/

 

 

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/

 

Infamy to Victory: FDR as Commander in Chief in World War II / Online Program

On December 7, 1941 the United States – ranked 17th in the world in military power at the time – was unexpectedly plunged into World War II. A grueling 1,365 days later we emerged as the world’s first Superpower. This presentation outlines how Franklin Roosevelt’s leadership addressed some of the major challenges to win victory in a global war, bringing us from a ‘day of infamy’ to ‘absolute victory. ’Interactive discussion topics include: Why is the role of Commander-in-Chief so important? What actions did FDR take to mobilize the country for war? How did being Assistant Secretary of the Navy during World War I help FDR as Commander in Chief? How did the wartime conferences of the Big Three shape the strategies and conduct of the war? How did Roosevelt’s famous communication skills help win the war?

 

Tuesday, July 19
6:30-7:30 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/infamy-to-victory-fdr-as-commander-in-chief-in-world-war-ii-online-program/2022-07-19/

 

 

Latinos United in Pawling!

Presented by Inginia Jackson and Madelyn Ortiz

The Pawling Library and Camino al Éxito Project for All invite you to the first community workshop in Spanish.

At this introductory program you’ll learn about the non-profit organization Camino Al Éxito’s Project for All and their mission to create a variety of important services for the Latino community. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide input on their interests and needs for upcoming workshops.

About our presenters:

Inginia Jackson holds a Master Degree in Special Education and is currently a bilingual teacher at the Bedford Central School district. With a thriving passion to serve the community, Ms. Jackson has developed different community workshops for the Bedford Central School District to educate and integrate the Latino community. She is affiliated with Neighbors Links to speak about teachers’ expectations in the early grades, and has also worked for a non-profit organization in the Westchester area to support U.S residents with their citizenship application process. Inginia Jackson and her husband invested in the town of Pawling 6 years ago and are thrilled to be part of the Pawling community.

Madelyn Ortiz has been an educator and advocate for multilingual learners and families for over 25 years. Ms. Ortiz’s experience as a Bilingual and TESOL teacher has allowed her to engage in a variety of projects that promote language development for multilingual learners. Ms. Ortiz is a leader and pioneer in the planning and implementation of curriculum and school programming. Her engagement with families extends beyond the classroom, as she has collaborated with Neighbor’s Link, a community based organization to offer workshops for parents on how to optimize learning during remote instruction and connect with school personnel to promote learning for their child. Ms. Ortiz engages in political action as a NYSUT representative, is an adjunct professor at CUNY Hunter College and is a regional delegate for NYSABE. Her work centers on advocacy for the multilingual community. Ms. Ortiz holds degrees and credentials from the City University of New York at Lehman College, College of New Rochelle and the College of St. Rose where she completed her Certificate in Advanced Studies in School Building Administration. Her work with Camino Al Éxito Project For All will help integrate the linguistically diverse community and elevate their participation to allow for voice and membership.

Camino Al Éxito’s Project for All

Camino al Éxito is a Hispanic led organization which strives to provide services to the Latino community for its successful integration and development.

Camino al Éxito’s core mission is to provide English as a Second Language adult education, GED programs, mentoring for teens, after school tutoring, college readiness guidance, citizenship application assistance, empowerment seminars and community engagement workshops including parent education and early childhood programs.

Tuesday, July 26
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-program-8/2022-07-26/

 

 

 

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/

 

Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation

Instructor: Tina Orgera

Do you enjoy line dancing or want to learn?

It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to this or experienced.

Spend an hour dancing while listening to a variety of tunes.

Line dancing is not just entertainment, it’s also a good form of exercise.

Please join us.

Be good to yourself and have some fun.

Joy is healthy, too!

The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation for this program.

 

Wednesday, August 10
2-3 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/line-dancing-at-pawling-recreation-3/2022-08-10/

 

 

New Nature Preserve Deer Pond Farm – hiking, birding & more / Online Program

Learn about the CT Audubon Society’s beautiful new nature preserve Deer Pond Farm that’s located only minutes from the Pawling Library in Sherman, CT. There are over 15 miles of trails to explore on 850 acres spanning Pawling, NY and Sherman, CT. Deer Pond Farm’s director, Cathy Hagadorn, will lead this informational / educational presentation. She will provide an overview of what to expect and enjoy when visiting on your own, on one of our many guided programs as well highlights of our environmental conservation work here and with community partners.

Tuesday, Tuesday August 16
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/?post_type=ecwd_event&p=24989&preview=true

 

 

The Changing Sound of Broadway 

Presented by Stephen Nachamie

In this entertaining virtual multimedia presentation, our host, actor/director Stephen Nachamie will explore how the styles and sounds of Broadway have changed in the last century, from Oklahoma to Moulin Rouge.

Thursday, August 18
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for The Changing Sound of Broadway  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-changing-sound-of-broadway-online-program/2022-08-18/

 

 

The Great Swamp: The Wonder in your Backyard / Online Program

Presenter: Dr. James Utter

Discover the magnificence of the Great Swamp, one of largest freshwater wetlands in New York State.

Thursday, August 25
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-great-swamp-the-wonder-in-your-backyard-online-program/2022-08-25/

 

 

Sound Experience for your Body, Mind and Soul
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.

 

Wednesday, August 31
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-program-6/2022-08-31/

 

 

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/

 

 

The College Essay: A strategy and activity guide for parents & guardians / Online Program


Presented by Kasey Stecher

 

The dreaded blinking cursor. The pressure of a looming deadline and 650-word counts left empty….the college essay! This piece of writing is often the first big struggle High School Seniors face. The students themselves may receive a lot of resources and guidance on how and what to write, but this workshop speaks to the parents, guardians and support systems for juniors in High School. This event will seek to give families strategies to help their high schoolers with brainstorming and generating ideas for the college essay. This event will also give adults an opportunity to practice some of these strategies so that they can better understand the process their own children will go through when writing the all-important college essay.

Monday, September 19
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-college-essay-a-strategy-and-activity-guide-for-parents-guardians-online-program/2022-09-19/

 

 

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.

Tuesday, September 20
7-8 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-2/2022-09-20/

 

 

The College Applications Timeline – What To Do & When / Online Program

Presented by Priyanka Shingala

The college applications process can sound complicated with all its moving parts: SAT/ACT testing, college searches, tours, essays, interviews, and so on.

In this program, Priyanka Shingala of Let’s Talk College, LLC will provide an updated overview of the process, and cover the exact steps you should take to stay on track, and even get ahead. This program is geared towards parents of all high school students, particularly 10th-12th graders.

Topics include, but are not limited, to:

With universities going test-optional, should you take the SAT or ACT?
College Tours: What should you look for and what questions should you ask?
Personal statements/supplemental essays/interviews;
Getting a head start on the admissions process;
A breakdown of priorities and a timeline of 9-12th grades; and
Helpful resources to guide you through the process.

About our presenter: Priyanka Shingala has been working in the test prep industry for almost 10 years and started her own business Let’s Talk College, LLC in 2018. Her ultimate goal is to empower families to make informed decisions about their own testing and college application process.

 

Wednesday, September 28
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-college-applications-timeline-what-to-do-when-online-program/2022-09-28/

 

 

Body System Disorders: The Excretory System – Proper Elimination for Peak Organ Performance 

Online Program

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

The excretory system is made up of numerous organs that work in unison to ensure that waste is effectively removed from your body. The primary organs are the kidneys, skin, and lungs; the accessory organs are the liver, gall bladder, organs of the urinary system, and large intestine.

The skin is the largest organ of the body and it eliminates body waste through sweat. The lungs expel carbon dioxide from the blood, so respiration is a function of the excretory system. The kidneys, bladder, and urethra are part of the urinary system and in combination they rid the blood of excess nitrogen, urea, salts and water in the form of urine. The liver performs two functions for the excretory system. First, it breaks down toxins and transforms them, such as turning ammonia into urea, which are then excreted through the kidneys as urine. The liver also makes bile, which breaks down fat. Bile is then stored within the gallbladder, and it is released in the small intestine where it breaks down fat and ethanol. The large intestine removes any excess water from waste as it travels through the intestine. The remaining solid waste is then excreted.

Disorders include: gall stones, diseases of the urinary system, diseases of the liver and large intestine, skin disorders. Ayurveda’s protocols ensure the proper elimination of toxins so that all systems function at their peak and the body can be kept in balance.

Tuesday, October 11
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-17/2022-10-11/

 

 

Bog Turtles: Family Sculpting Workshop

The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. They spend a good deal of their time hidden under mud, and like to come out at night.

Bog turtles are usually dark brown, both skin and shell, and have a unique bright orange spot on each side of their neck. Sadly, these turtles are considered threatened, and protected under the United States’ Endangered Species Act.

At this workshop we’ll be sculpting these elusive beautiful little creatures.

Please join us and make your very own, very special bog turtle.

Age: 6 & up.

Registration & parental supervision is required.

Two Sessions:

Friday, October 7: Sculpting
Friday, October 14: Painting

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/bog-turtles-family-sculpting-workshop/2022-10-07/

 

 

Emily Dickinson: The Flowers In Her Poetry / Online Program

Presented by Marian Grudko

Emily Dickinson was a great gardener as well as a great poet. In this workshop, we will talk about how Emily used flowers in her poetry to express her passions and deepest thoughts, and share some floral poetry of our own.

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. Her work can be seen on her YouTube channel and listened to at http://soundcloud.com

Wednesday, October 26
7-8 pm

Click the link below to register for Emily Dickinson: The Flowers In Her Poetry or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/emily-dickinson-the-flowers-in-her-poetry-online-program/2022-10-26/

 

 

Body System Disorders: The Integumentary System – Investigating the Root Cause of Disorder 

Online Program

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

The integumentary system is an organ system that protects the body from damage, loss of water, or abrasion from outside. This body system includes human skin, hair, and nails.

Disorders include:

* Acne – Acne is a disorder of the hair and oil glands presenting itself as red bumps on the face, chest, and/or back.

* Warts – Warts are bumps caused by a viral infection most commonly on the hands and feet. Vitiligo – With this condition, there is a loss of skin color that appears in blotches.

* Eczema – This is a condition that presents as red, itchy, flaky skin.

* Vitiligo – With this condition, there is a loss of skin color that appears in blotches.

* Psoriasis – This inflammatory skin condition presents as red, itchy plaques that occur most commonly on the knees and elbows.

* Melanocytic Nevus – This is a usually noncancerous disorder of pigment-producing skin cells commonly called a birth mark or mole.

* Basal Cell Carcinoma – With this type of cancer, the skin has a slight pearl color which rarely spreads to other parts of the body but must be treated.

* Squamous Cell Carcinoma – This skin cancer shows as a rough-surfaced skin-colored lesion, which causes death in about 10 percent of affected patients.

* Melanoma – Melanoma is a skin cancer presenting as a dark, changing, bleeding skin spot which can be fatal in 35 percent of patients diagnosed.

Ayurveda investigates the root cause of these issues and treats the whole body accordingly.

Tuesday, November 8
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-18/2022-11-08/

 

 

Body System Disorders: The Reproductive System- Following a Lifestyle for Reproductive Health

Online Program

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

The reproductive system is a combination of bodily organs and tissues used in the process of producing offspring.

Diseases and disorders include:

• Cervical Cancer – Cervical cancer results in a malignant tumor of the cervix.
• Prostate Cancer – This type of cancer occurs in a man’s prostate, a small sized gland that produces seminal fluid.
• Vaginal Yeast Infection – This is an infection caused by a yeast fungus in the vagina.
• Endometriosis – Endometriosis is a condition where tissue that normally lines the uterus ends up outside the uterus.
• Gonorrhea – Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection that may cause infertility if left untreated.
• Erectile Dysfunction – This occurs when a man can’t keep or get an erection during sexual intercourse.

Ayurveda is a lifestyle and following its principles are essential for reproductive health and wellness of parents and their offspring.

 

Tuesday, December 13
7-8 pm

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

https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-19/2022-12-13/