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May 30 - June 05
  • 30
    30.May.Saturday

    Free Community Playwriting Workshop / Online Event

    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    May/Sat/2020

    Presented in partnership with Mid-Hudson Library System
    Saturday, May 30, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    (Online via Zoom)

    Everyone has an idea for a story, and this is your chance to bring that story to life. HVSF’s playwriting workshop will feature exercises that will teach you the basics. Following the workshops, all participants are invited to submit a short play to be considered on the evening of readings known as the HVSF Bake-Off. This year’s Bake-Off theme is Mahicantuck, “The River that Flows Both Ways.”

    Registered Now: https://hvshakespeare.org/production/community-bake-off/

    Other upcoming playwriting workshops via Zoom…

    Saturday, May 23, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
    Presented in partnership with Desmond Fish Library, Garrison, NY

    Sunday, May 24, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
    Presented in partnership with The Field Library, Peekskill, NY

    Saturday, May 30, from 1:00-3:00 pm
    Presented in partnership with The Julia Butterfield Library, a Philipstown Behavioral Health Hub

    Sunday, May 31, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
    Presented in partnership with Newburgh Free Library and Safe Harbors of the Hudson , Newburgh, NY

     

    COMMUNITY BAKE-OFF

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    What is a Bake-Off?

    Created by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, the Bake-Off is a communal writing event in which writers are given a random list of “ingredients” to incorporate into a play (for example: a kitchen sink, a front porch, and a withheld secret) to help inspire creativity and give writers permission to play. Hudson Valley community members are invited to submit short plays to be considered as part of the HVSF Community Bake-Off. Between 5-7 of these plays will be selected to be performed by professional actors online on Saturday, July 18. 

    Who is eligible to participate? 

    Anyone who has attended any of the bake-off workshops is eligible to submit a play.

    When are submissions due? 

    Play submissions should be emailed as a Microsoft Word PDF file to BakeOff@hvshakespeare.org by MIDNIGHT on Sunday, June 21. They will then be reviewed by a team of readers.

    When will I find out if my play has been selected to be part of HVSF2? 

    We’ll notify you by Friday, July 3.

    When will I need to be available if my play is selected? 

    The performance will be held online on Saturday, July 18. You will also be invited to a virtual rehearsal the day before to give feedback to the actors and director.

    How will I know what the ingredients are? 

    We will generate ideas for ingredients during the HVSF Community Playwriting Workshops, and final ingredients will be emailed to you by Friday, June 5. You should include at least three of these ingredients in your play.

    How long does my play have to be? 

    You should aim for around 10 pages, but if your play is a bit longer or shorter, that is okay.

    What information do I need to include with my submission? 

    On the first page, be sure to include the title, your name, and your phone number and email address. You should also include the setting (time and place) and a list of characters and short descriptions (including age or age range, and any other basic information you think is important to understand your play). For example: HAROLD – male, 50s. Jeannie’s father.

    Have questions? 

    Write Christine Scarfuto: BakeOff@hvshakespeare.org.

    Play format example:

    Scene 1

    Lights on the living room. Astrid sits by the fire with her gun in her lap. Mack and the men sit arranged  around her in a semi-circle. They all keep a  wary eye on her as Mack—very  gingerly—pours her tea. 

     

    It’s hot.                                                                                              ASTRID

    Tea is hot.                                                                                         MACK

    It’s strange to drink hot things.                                                          ASTRID

    It’s because it’s cold here.                                                                 MACK

    That’s strange too.                                                                             ASTRID

                                                                                                               A long awkward beat as she sips.

                                                                                                               WILEY
                                                                                                               (abruptly, explosively)

    Now see here. I object. I object to this, you see. You can’t just march in here and drink our tea. We don’t know who is drinking our tea and that is an insult. Do you understand? If we knew you, we might have invited you. But I don’t know you.

    I don’t know you.                                                                                 PETA

    I don’t know her. Either.                                                                       MACK

     

     

    Dungeons & Dragons: Advanced Group

    11:00 AM-3:00 PM
    May/Sat/2020

    Are you a veteran adventurer? Sign up for our advanced D&D group that meets every Saturday to continue your epic quest with friends!

     

  • 31
    31.May.Sunday
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  • 01
    01.June.Monday

    Roblox Group

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    Jun/Mon/2020

    Play games in Roblox with your friends! Share your favorite game modes and even introduce custom made games to the group! Now meeting twice a week for double the fun.

     

    Teen Cafe

    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    Jun/Mon/2020

    Meet weekly on Monday nights to get together with like minded teens to share interests that include shows, movies, books, and hobbies. A relaxed chat space awaits for this open program. No need to register!

  • 02
    02.June.Tuesday

    Afternoon Hatha Yoga / Online

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    Jun/Tue/2020

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Tuesday & Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm 

    Please join us for this very relaxing form of exercise.

    NOTE: To participate in our online Zoom Hatha Yoga Workshops, you must first register by emailing Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org and then follow the directions below.

    Click on the link and download the free Zoom app onto your smartphone, tablet or computer.  Don’t worry, Zoom is easy to use!

    https://zoom.us/download

    Before the day of the program, Donald will email you a link to the program with the date & time the program will take place. On the day of the program, click on the link Donald sent a few minutes before the program begins.

    You will be placed in a virtual waiting room and Donald will admit you before the program begins.

    Once you are admitted to the program, you will be able to see and hear everything going on in the presentation!

    That’s it!  It’s very easy.

    Roblox Group

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    Jun/Tue/2020

    Play games in Roblox with your friends! Share your favorite game modes and even introduce custom made games to the group! Now meeting twice a week for double the fun.

     

    THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: Balancing the Microbiome

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Jun/Tue/2020

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

    Tuesday, June 2
    7:00-8:00 pm

    Ayurveda believes a balance of body, mind, and spirit will naturally result in a strong immune system that combats pathogens. Being out of balance results in a weakened immune system allowing illness to develop. Balancing our microbiome – the bacteria, viruses, and fungi that exist in our bodies – is critical to our health. And, nourishing not only our body, but also our mind and spirit is key to the health of our microbiome.

    Come and discover:

    • How the microbiome effects body, mind, and spirit
    • Why mental attitude & emotions affect the microbiome and immune system
    • Ways to keep the microbiome in balance
    • How to nourish our bodies with proper diet and nutrition – seasonally
    • Lifestyle habits that support a strong immune system and healthy microbiome

    NOTE: To participate in THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: Balancing the Microbiome, you must first register by emailing Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org and then follow the directions below. 

    Before the day of the program, Donald will email you a link to the program with the date & time the program will take place.

    On the day of the program, click on the link Donald sent a few minutes before the program begins. 

    Download the free Zoom app onto your smartphone, tablet or computer. 

    You will be placed in a virtual waiting room and Donald will admit you before the program begins.

    Once you are admitted to the program, you will be able to see and hear everything going on in the presentation!

    That’s it!  It’s very easy. 

     

    About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500, is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY. With over 35 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America and is the recipient of the Dhanwantri Award, his profession’s highest honor. Dr. Kaushik recently founded the Institute for the Advancement of Ayurvedic Sciences, a research and After completing the 6 ½ years of schooling for his Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Kurukshetra University, India, in 1983, Dr. Kaushik worked as an Ayurvedic Medical Officer for two years. 

    Upon moving to the United States in 1985, Dr. Kaushik received his Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Alabama in 1988. He then worked as an Epidemiologist and Director of HIV/AIDS Sero-surveillance Program with the Alabama Department of Public Health in Birmingham while maintaining an Ayurvedic practice.

    In 1999 he moved to Connecticut and received his Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) from the University of Bridgeport, CT in 2003. He taught Ayurvedic Medicine and Public Health at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, University of Bridgeport, as well as serving as the Director of Admissions there. He has been a faculty member with the University of Bridgeport, Division of Health Sciences since 2001. Dr. Kaushik co-founded the Institute for Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Therapies in Fairfield, CT in 2006.

    Dr. Kaushik lectures on Ayurvedic Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR, as well as at various national and international symposiums and events. He also offers courses, workshops, lectures, and training in Ayurvedic medicine locally. Dr. Kaushik is an approved continuing education provider for Yoga teachers through the YACEP (Yoga Alliance for Continuing Education Providers) and has achieved the highest Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher certificate having completed 500 hours of training (E-RYT 500). He includes therapeutic Yoga in his practice.

    Each year, Dr. Kaushik and his family travel to India to set up camps offering free medical care for underserved populations. He’d like to expand this service to other countries as well.

    Dr. Kaushik brings his unique background as an Ayurvedic and Naturopathic practitioner with experience in public health and health education to this locality. He welcomes you into his wellness community.

  • 03
    03.June.Wednesday

    3D Model Design

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    Jun/Wed/2020

    This program is dedicated to designing 3D models that can be 3D printed at the library upon our reopening. Teens will be introduced and guided through a set of websites where model making is made easy and share their creations.

     

    Fantasy World Builders

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM
    Jun/Wed/2020

    Calling all aspiring writers, creators, and game masters! An introduction to online tools to help manage imaginary worlds. Create timelines, characters, locations etc. Share and discuss your worlds with other young creators.

    From Memory to Family Memoir Online

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    Jun/Wed/2020

    Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

    Each of us has a wealth of memories.

    Please join us and learn how to write your family and personal history.

    Our presenter Robin Lester will help you get started.

    You can do it.

    Surprise your children and grandchildren who’ve wanted you to do this.

    The biggest surprise for you will be in recalling your wonderful life!

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

    NOTE: There are limited spaces available for this online Zoom program. To participate you must first register by emailing Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org and then follow the directions below. 

    Click on the link and download the free Zoom app onto your smartphone, tablet or computer.  Don’t worry, Zoom is easy to use!

    https://zoom.us/download

    Before the day of the program, Donald will email you a link to the program with the date & time the program will take place. 

    On the day of the program, click on the link Donald sent a few minutes before the program begins. You will be placed in a virtual waiting room and Donald will admit you before the program begins.

    Once you are admitted to the program, you will be able to see and hear everything going on in the presentation!

    That’s it!  It’s very easy.

     

  • 04
    04.June.Thursday

    Caregiver Programming: Free General Parent Support Group

    1:00 PM-1:45 PM
    Jun/Thu/2020

     Thursdays, 1:00 pm, June 4 – July 9 over Zoom

    For Parents of children 0-5 years old

    Registration Required – Click here to sign up online or email children@pawlinglibrary.org for assistance

    Our library has partnered with experienced therapist and support group leader, Stephanie Sandler, PH D, LMHC of Becoming Mental Health Counseling, and other area libraries to provide caregivers a supportive space for themselves. Join a community of parents dealing with the unexpected hurdles of parenting young children during the Coronavirus epidemic together. During a time of increased isolation, finding ways to connect with other parents and families with common experiences can be refreshing and beneficial. This program is participant driven, and it is recommended for optimal support that participants attend as regularly as they are able. However, interested caregivers are welcome to attend as few or as many as they can. All participants must adhere to group guidelines and norms to maintain a comfortable, welcoming, and safe atmosphere for all.

    *This support group is not considered a therapeutic support group. Though led by a mental health professional with experience in supporting parents and families, this support group does not take the place of personalized mental l health treatment, and should not be treated as such.

    Afternoon Hatha Yoga / Online

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    Jun/Thu/2020

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Tuesday & Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm 

    Please join us for this very relaxing form of exercise.

    NOTE: To participate in our online Zoom Hatha Yoga Workshops, you must first register by emailing Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org and then follow the directions below.

    Click on the link and download the free Zoom app onto your smartphone, tablet or computer.  Don’t worry, Zoom is easy to use!

    https://zoom.us/download

    Before the day of the program, Donald will email you a link to the program with the date & time the program will take place. On the day of the program, click on the link Donald sent a few minutes before the program begins.

    You will be placed in a virtual waiting room and Donald will admit you before the program begins.

    Once you are admitted to the program, you will be able to see and hear everything going on in the presentation!

    That’s it!  It’s very easy.

  • 05
    05.June.Friday

    Dungeons & Dragons: Beginner Group

    3:00 PM-6:30 PM
    Jun/Fri/2020

    New or newer to the table top RPG gaming world? Sign up for our beginner group to take your first steps into a larger world!

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