Author: Donald Partelow

The Healing Power of Breath / Online Program

Monday, September 28 7:00-8:00 pm with Gabrielle Semel ERYT 500 Founder Pawling Yoga & Wellness Click the link below to register for The Healing Power of Breath or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-healing-power-of-breath/2020-09-28/ Just as the ocean’s tides are an expression of the Moon’s gravitational pull, our breath is the expression of the energy that is contained within us. We can watch the shoreline shift throughout the day and know that the rotation of the earth and the tidal forces are at play. Similarly, our breath can show us the energetic quality we are experiencing within the forces around us.  Unlike the tidal forces, we have the ability to change a current breathing pattern, and effectively change our response to the forces around us. The mind is in direct relationship with the breath. When the mind is unsettled, so is the breath; and if we can change our breathing, we can change our mind-state.  Join Gabrielle for a simple approach to breath direction, a practice that will open up a new way...

Shamanic Workshop with Nadiya Nottingham / Online

Wednesday, September 23 4:00-5:00 pm Click the link below to register for Shamanic Workshop with Nadiya Nottingham or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/shamanic-workshop-with-nadiya-nottingham/2020-09-23/ Every ancient culture has creation myths which involve animals and half human/half animal creatures which may be helpful beings or fearsome guardians of some treasure, such as the Dragon. The elements of life on Earth are intertwined with ourselves and the beasts of the land, sea, river and air. In other words, we are one with nature. In this workshop we will work with Animal Spirits of both the natural realm and the mythical realm as they relate to where we are working energetically, in the deep reservoir of the Chakras or energy centers of the human body. Nadiya will guide you through a Shamanic Journey to converse with your Spirit Animal and she will help you relate your own experience to what you may need to heal in your life, set foot on a new path or transform what may need to be “composted” from the mud...

Meet the Artists of Holmes: an open discussion of their creative process / Online

Saturday, September 26 3:00-4:00 pm Click the link below to register for Meet the Artists of Holmes or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/meet-the-artists-of-holmes-an-open-discussion-of-their-creative-process/2020-09-26/ This program will feature the artists Amy and Jim Barry, Carol-Lee Kantor, Joe Kantor, Lulu Meng, Liliana Washburn and Jeremy Wolff. We invite you to this special event, to interact with artists, to discover the variety of unique ways in which they create works of art; what inspires and drives them to express this talent. These artists are our neighbors, our friends, our family from Holmes. This online open forum allows you the opportunity to safely connect with artists, to offer and receive insightful perspectives. Artwork will be displayed throughout the program. Many of our guest speakers have participated in the ArtEast Open Studio Tour, a special annual event that so many look forward to each year; a joyful experience that brings people together and enriches our community. Many of our guest speakers have participated in the ArtEast Open Studio Tour, a special annual event that so many...

Anxiety and Depression: Cultivating a Chemistry of Joy / Online

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500 Thursday, September 24 7:00-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for Anxiety and Depression: Cultivating a Chemistry of Joy  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/anxiety-and-depression-cultivating-a-chemistry-of-joy-online-event/2020-09-24/ In Ayurveda, balancing the three body types – pitta, vata, kapha – results in an outlook on life in which one feels in harmony with the universe. Imbalance allows disharmony to take hold and feelings of depression, anxiety, fear, and despair can result. These feelings and emotions resulting from the imbalance can, in turn, affect the chemistry of the body and create a vicious cycle of physical, mental, and emotional pain. Ayurveda has natural methods to restore the balance of body, mind, and spirit, and stop the painful cycle. Come and discover: Which body types are prone to depression, anxiety, anger The link between toxins, diet, lifestyle, and depression/anxiety How supplements can work with – or against – your body type  Foods that can effect – and change – your brain chemistry About our...

Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups

by Marian Grudko and T.A. Young Friday, September 18 7:00-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/claudine-a-fairy-tale-for-exceptional-grownups-2/2020-09-18/ Claudine is a ladybug who wanted more than anything to live in Paris – and take that city by storm. A wonderful surprise!  Marian Grudko and Roger Hendricks Simon reading Chapter One of Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups, written by Marian Grudko and T.A. Young. We are thrilled to bring you this performance, recorded spur of the moment live at The Book Cove, December 14th, 2019. Please enjoy this hilarious and endearing reading that launched the book.   

Healing with Chinese Medicine / online program

Presented by Julie Johns, L.Ac., Dipl. C.H., Dipl. Acu. (NCCAOM) Wednesday, September 16 6:30-7:30 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Healing with Chinese Medicine or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-event-10/2020-09-16/ Discover how Chinese medicine treats you individually and supports your immune system.

FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring / Inglés para los que hablan otros idiomas

FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring  English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna  Friday, September 18 & 25 5:00-8:00 pm  Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Tutoring or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.  https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/free-english-esol-online-tutoring/2020-09-25/ Tutoring sessions are one hour. Once you are registered Karina will email you a Zoom link. You can use Zoom on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.  One space is available for each class. Please indicate what day and time you’d like to make an appointment.  Time slots: 5:00-6:00 pm / 6:00-7:00 pm / 7:00-8:00 pm   Inglés para los que hablan otros idiomas con Karina Cerna Viernes 18 y 25 de septiembre 5:00-8:00 pm Es necesario registrarse. Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para reservar una clase particular o envíe un correo electrónico a Donald a adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/free-english-esol-online-tutoring/2020-09-25/ Las clases son de una hora. Una vez que esté registrado, Karina le enviará un enlace de Zoom por correo electrónico. Puede usar Zoom en su teléfono inteligente, tableta, o computadora. Hay un espacio disponible para cada...

You Can Learn English / Usted puede aprender inglés

      You Can Learn English: DCC-ESOL-English as a Second Language Dutchess Community College is providing quality online group English lessons. All ESOL levels, from 101 to 108, are available with classes taking place mid-morning and evenings. Students will need a computer, tablet or smartphone with Wi-Fi connection to participate. Stay safe and receive your education in the comfort of your home.  DCC’s teachers will help you to practice speaking, reading, writing and listening, while you receive individual attention. Register now and start learning. See our online calendar for a full listing of ESOL courses days & times. ESOL 101-106 classes start September 8, 2020 ESOL 107-108 classes start August 24, 2020 All ESOL courses cost $25.00 for the entire semester, payable by e-check, credit or debit card. Books are not included in the course fee. All new students must take an online placement test to determine their appropriate level. To request a placement exam email us at esl@sunydutchess.edu See full details on how to register at: http://www.sunydutchess.edu/esl NOTE: The last day to register is on Monday...

Art-Room: A Gathering of Artists / online program

Friday, August 21 6:30-7:30 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Art-Room or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/art-room-a-gathering-of-artists-online-program/2020-08-21/ Discuss art projects, the techniques and skills you naturally possess and those you’ve acquired with your fellow artists. Every month we’ll have a theme that will be selected to inspire a small work of art that will be shown and discussed at the next meeting. You need not create artwork if you don’t wish to…but if you feel inspired, please allow your artistic passion to follow its creative bliss.  Our theme for August is compassion.  Please bring to the group your ideas for September’s theme. This artist gathering meets once a month. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Words from the Heart: An evening of poetry

with Nancy Chiarello Friday, August 14 7:00-8:00 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to register for Words from the Heart or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-event-8/2020-08-14/ Life is an adventure! You never know where it will take you. Nancy Chiarello has worked in many arenas, from corporate to jewelry sales to becoming a licensed massage therapist. Then – much to her surprise – at the tender age of 70, she began writing poetry…and at 71 started her own podcast! Come hear Nancy tell her story and read from her collection, Soul Writing, including poems like “Finding Your Path,” “The Table”, “Feet”, and the uplifting “The Red Boa” – in which she encourages us to don that iconic scarf and become in our imaginations whoever we want to be.  Listen through your poetic souls, and most importantly, your sense of lightness and fun.