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June 06 - June 12
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    06.June.Sunday
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    07.June.Monday
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  • 08
    08.June.Tuesday

    The Kidney, Liver, and Lymph: Essential Detox Pathways / Online Program

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Jun/Tue/2021

    Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500

     

    NOTE: Dr. Kaushik’s informative health lecture was recorded on June 8th. If you were unable to attend this program, or would just like to review the information, click on the link below to watch the presentation.

     

    https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/DohGSK2kZ5olGt70GCDW1ZnZhNueKKf09mMU7–sfl5Y0pT_9-cNSAJzjYvlTIrU.ZdZ-ra-27f57LXg8

     

    The kidneys, liver, and lymph system are the body’s natural detoxification pathways and are critical organs for maintaining the body’s overall health.  When they are out of balance, overloaded with toxins, or blocked by stressors (physical or emotional) they cannot function efficiently and illness can result. Learning how to care for these critical organs is essential and discovering what interferes with their functioning is key.

    Come and discover:

    • Foods, herbs, teas, supplements that will help to keep these organs healthy 
    • Specific triggers that cause interference – i.e. anger overloads the liver
    • Why hydration is critical – and how to determine the right amount for you
    • The importance of sleep as a regenerative component
    • Exercises and meditations that reduce stress and help circulation
    • The benefit of a periodic detox protocol

    About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY. With over 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 teaching institution.

    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.

  • 09
    09.June.Wednesday

    Summer: One Community, One Book: The Great Gatsby with Stephanie Rogers / Online Program

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    Jun/Wed/2021

    On June 9th our presenter, Stephanie Rogers, gave a short dramatic reading of The Great Gatsby before leading a Q & A for our audience. Click on the link below to view.

    https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/6GmGLzytfiOT2jj4eE_c1IptjXUGqThNgiR1OVjzVR-by6s1NSK-Tgt-Khqqm0fA.89iZa-J-yWPAZIX4

    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. 

    To participate in this program, order a copy of The Great Gatsby through our library. You can also support our partner, the Book Cove, by purchasing this classic novel from our favorite book store. The Great Gatsby was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published in 1925. 

    Thank you for growing with us throughout the years.

     

     

    Pawling Recreation 
    2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564

    https://pawlingrec.com/info/default.aspx

     

    Book Cove
    22 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling NY 12564
    http://www.pawlingbookcove.com

     

     

    Pawling Resource Center
    126 East Main St, Pawling NY 12564
    https://www.pawlingresourcecenter.org

     

     

     

     

  • 10
    10.June.Thursday

    Afternoon Hatha Yoga / Online

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    Jun/Thu/2021

    Thursday afternoons, from 1-2 pm

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

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

    Spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility.

    Each session ends with a guided meditation.

    Program fee: $4.00, per class. 

    Note: We ask that you pay in advance for a full month of yoga classes.

    For  June: 

    One Thursday yoga class a week – $16

    You can make a non-refundable payment each month using our library’s PayPal  account, by check or money order.

    Please make checks / money orders payable to Pawling Library, and mail to Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling, NY 12564. 

    Make sure enclosed with your payment is your name, and indicate that payment is for Hatha Yoga classes. 

    Please email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org to let him know what payment type you are making. 

    Thank you so very much. 

    Princess/Superhero Storytime Series: Hermione Granger

    4:30 PM-5:00 PM
    Jun/Thu/2021-Jun/Fri/2021
    Featuring favorite characters like Elsa, Wonder Woman, and Princess Leia, join us live or request a recording of storytimes to watch anytime. This month, our special guest is Hermione Granger!

    About this Event

    Watch live on Facebook! : Second Thursday of the month, March-October, 4:30 – 5:00 PM EST Click here to join our Facebook Live Group and watch.

    Watch anytime: A recording of the program will be available on Facebook shortly after the event premieres. Not on Facebook? Click here to request a recording that will be delivered straight to your inbox!

    Want to give your child an experience they’ll never forget? Become friends with a real princess or hero as they read, sing, tell engaging stories, and play games together — Plus, she will respond to your child’s live comments by name! This is the fourth in a series of eight programs. Watch live on Thursday, June 10th, at 4:30pm to participate in the interactive experience and be automatically entered to win a video call from Hermione herself!

    Schedule of special guests:

    March 11 – Princess Elsa

    April 8 – Wonder Woman

    May 13 – Princess Leia

    June 10 – Hermione Granger

    July 8 – Pirate

    August 12 – Captain Marvel

    September 9 – Supergirl

    October 14- Belle (Beauty and the Beast)

    Program is designed for ages 3-8, but families with youth of any age are welcome to join and participate! This is a partnership between Parties with Character and the following libraries:

    – Pawling Free Library – Patterson Library – Hurley Library

    – Desmond Fish Public Library – Stone Ridge Library – Pleasant Valley Library

    – Morton Memorial Library and Community House -NorthEast-Millerton Library

    With questions, contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444

    Board of Trustees Meeting

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    Jun/Thu/2021
    -Lakeside Park-
    2 Lakeside Drive Pawling, NY 12564

    The Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting at Lakeside Park beginning at 6:30 pm. Members of the public are welcome.

    National Diabetes Prevention Program / Online

    6:30 PM-7:30 PM
    Jun/Thu/2021

    with Lonna Kelly

    Thursday, June 3, 10 & 17
    6:30-7:30 pm

    This program is ongoing throughout the year. Please check our online calendar for the continuing dates. 

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    The Pawling Library and Putnam Independent Living Services are partnering to offer you the National Diabetes Prevention Program. 

    Are you prediabetic? 

    Work with a trained lifestyle coach and a CDC approved curriculum to prevent or delay types 2 diabetes.

    Prevent Type 2 will give you a full year of support to help you to: 

    • Eat healthy
    • Add physical activity to your day
    • Manage stress
    • Stay motivated 

     

    Please join us. 

    YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE FOR LIFE

     

    Putnam Independent Living Services and the Pawling Library partner to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program Virtually 

    Luke is one of the 84 million Americans who have been diagnosed with prediabetes, a condition where your blood sugar is high but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. He completed the Prevent Type 2 National Diabetes Prevention Program and had this to say “I’ve lost over 30 pounds.  It’s been a slow, steady change over the year I was enrolled in the Prevent T2 Program at Putnam Independent Living Services. I feel great!” 

    One in three American adults have prediabetes. You can take the CDC Risk Test at https://doihaveprediabetes.org / for a quick (2 minute) answer to what your risk is for developing the disease.  If you’re at high risk it’s a good idea to see your health care provider for a blood test.  The good news is that with an early diagnosis prediabetes can be reversed.  With December kicking off the holiday season, it’s a good time to get started.  

    By joining the National Diabetes Prevention Program you’ll learn how to make small changes, like altering your diet and exercising more which can help to reverse prediabetes and prevent type 2 diabetes.  You’ll read labels and make choices, keeping in mind that, if you plan for it, a small serving of your favorite holiday food it doesn’t have to be on the naughty list. 

    You can help to holiday proof your plan by making sure you keep moving. Walking with friends and family is a great activity after a holiday meal. Even when the weather is chilly you can dress appropriately and enjoy the crisp winter air.  

    Luke offers some advice “You have a lot on your plate this time of year so it’s also important to plan ahead and remember portion control.  Portion control was key for me.  Skip the seconds and stick to drinking water to eliminate high calorie beverages.”    

    Prevent Type 2 is a one-year program that offers a Life Style Coach, a Center for Disease Control (CDC) curriculum and the support of participants like you who are ready to get serious. The Life Style coach helps participants reach the goal of losing 7% of their body weight and increasing physical activity to 150 minutes or more every week.    

    PILS is partnering with the Pawling Library to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program free to adults in Dutchess County in January 2021. Sessions will be delivered to the group remotely and participants will need a phone, tablet or computer with internet access.  

    Luke endorses the program heartily, “My tests show that I’m no longer prediabetic and I credit the Diabetes Prevention Program for the help and support. “   

    To find out more about Prevent Type 2 contact Lonna Kelly at 845.228.7457 ext.1110 or email lkelly@putnamils.org. Additional information is available at http://www.putnamils.org/diabetes-prevention-program / Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC) and Putnam Independent Living Services (PILS) are consumer controlled nonresidential centers for independent living, which provide information and advocacy to persons with disabilities. In addition, WILC/PILS operates a Regional Resources Development Services Program (seven counties) and New York Connects. Visit http://www.PutnamILS.org for a full look at the range of programs available.

      

    Photo by Nick Abrams

  • 11
    11.June.Friday

    Princess/Superhero Storytime Series: Hermione Granger

    4:30 PM-5:00 PM
    Jun/Fri/2021-Jun/Fri/2021
    Featuring favorite characters like Elsa, Wonder Woman, and Princess Leia, join us live or request a recording of storytimes to watch anytime. This month, our special guest is Hermione Granger!

    About this Event

    Watch live on Facebook! : Second Thursday of the month, March-October, 4:30 – 5:00 PM EST Click here to join our Facebook Live Group and watch.

    Watch anytime: A recording of the program will be available on Facebook shortly after the event premieres. Not on Facebook? Click here to request a recording that will be delivered straight to your inbox!

    Want to give your child an experience they’ll never forget? Become friends with a real princess or hero as they read, sing, tell engaging stories, and play games together — Plus, she will respond to your child’s live comments by name! This is the fourth in a series of eight programs. Watch live on Thursday, June 10th, at 4:30pm to participate in the interactive experience and be automatically entered to win a video call from Hermione herself!

    Schedule of special guests:

    March 11 – Princess Elsa

    April 8 – Wonder Woman

    May 13 – Princess Leia

    June 10 – Hermione Granger

    July 8 – Pirate

    August 12 – Captain Marvel

    September 9 – Supergirl

    October 14- Belle (Beauty and the Beast)

    Program is designed for ages 3-8, but families with youth of any age are welcome to join and participate! This is a partnership between Parties with Character and the following libraries:

    – Pawling Free Library – Patterson Library – Hurley Library

    – Desmond Fish Public Library – Stone Ridge Library – Pleasant Valley Library

    – Morton Memorial Library and Community House -NorthEast-Millerton Library

    With questions, contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444

    Dinner Table: Food and Conversation with Chef Peter Gobin / Online Program

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Jun/Fri/2021

    Friday, June 11
    7-8 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

     

    NOTE: For this class, the chef will be preparing a chicken pot pie with a biscuit crust. Please see below for a list of ingredients and tools.

     

    Televised  cooking programs have never been more popular.

    We love to eat, and to eat well.

    Good food & good company always accompanies good conversation which is another reason for this unique program. 

    Each month Chef Peter Gobin will be talking about our favorite subject: food, and preparing a new dish to delight you. 

    Please join us for Dinner Table, to not only learn but to share your thoughts on your own special recipes & perhaps make new friends who, like yourself, love to cook!

     

    For the biscuits

    2 cups all purpose flour

    1 tablespoon baking powder

    .5 teaspoon cream of tartar

    1 teaspoon salt

    2 tablespoons sugar

    1 cup milk

    .5  cup melted butter (preferably unsalted)

    .5 cup sour cream

    Water (I’ll explain how much when we make the biscuits)

    For the stock and chicken

    5 or 6 skin on/bone in chicken thighs

    Water to cover

    A few tablespoons of oil to sear the chicken

    This will yield about 2 quarts of stock

    For the roux

    .25 cup butter (preferably unsalted)

    .25 cup all purpose flour

    For the vegetables

    Any fresh or frozen vegetables you like in your pie cut into bite size pieces. An amount equal to about 3 cups total. I like carrots, onions, green beans, peas and corn. You can use anything you like.

    Hardware

    A small stockpot

    Any medium casserole dish or baking/brownie pan. I use a 9×9 inch pyrex casserole dish.

    A rubber spatula is helpful, as well as a small whisk.

    We will be using the range and the oven for this recipe. Also we may have extra biscuit dough and a cookie sheet would be handy to bake the extra biscuits.

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    About our presenter:  I’d like to tell you a bit about my evolution as a chef. I have loved feeding people for as long as I can recall. I have also loved to educate and inspire, to instruct people through new and amazing experiences. I have always felt that these experiences should bring about a change in the way we see things. They should change how we feel about the everyday mundane necessities. Eating, for example, is a basic need, but something that I experienced early in life as a pleasure not to be squandered. I was fortunate to be surrounded by people who fostered this same attitude. It was through these people that I became intensely involved in food and experienced my first eggplant, my first perfect tomato, my first sushi and eventually my first caviar, foie gras and oyster. 

         I was pursuing a degree in English when I began my career in restaurants. I worked first in the front-of-house as a waiter and bartender. After several years of exposure to the unique culture of restaurant life through these positions, I ventured behind the scenes and into the kitchen at age 22. Struck by an initial obsession with pastry, I took a job as pastry chef at a small restaurant in my native Providence, Rhode Island. Before long, I turned my attention to savory fare and began working at Al Forno Restaurant, also in Providence, to start my first formal training in the kitchen with Chefs George Germon and Johanne Killeen. From Al Forno I migrated to the restaurant New Rivers to train with Chef Bruce Tillinghast, who himself had been instructed in purist French technique at Madeleine Kamman’s school, Modern Gourmet. 

         Long an admirer of the Los Angeles landmark establishment Patina, having drawn inspiration from the pages of its much circulated cookbook, I became determined to one day train in its kitchen. In 2002, I made the critical move to Los Angeles, where I obtained a coveted position at the high-profile restaurant, initially as a vegetable cook for Chef de Cuisine Eric Greenspan. When Patina moved downtown to the newly built Walt Disney Concert Hall, I was promoted to meat/fish chef and ultimately Sous Chef under Theo Shoenagger, an acclaimed Italian Chef from Northern Italy. 

         A year and a half later, Eric Greenspan invited me to accompany him to his new venue, Meson G, voted “Los Angeles’ Sexiest Restaurant 2005” by Angeleno Magazine. Another year later, I was recruited by Kor Hotel Group for the position of Executive Chef at the newly opened bistro in the Chamberlain West Hollywood Hotel. There my passion for French cuisine found full expression in a supportive, creative and intellectual environment.

         I returned home to New England in 2008 to raise my family and to be part of the culinary revitalization here. I want to educate people about the joys of cooking and eating. In August of 2011 I opened Mijos Tacos, serving authentic LA style Mexican street food to the people of Providence. My commitment to local food and home cooking has never been stronger. 

         While pursuing an English degree, I started working as a server and quickly became obsessed with the food and beverage world. I decided to try my hand at pastry, and worked at Seven Stars Bakery for long enough to know that pastry wasn’t my passion. I then moved on to work as a prep cook at Al Forno and New Rivers in Providence. It was while I was at New Rivers that I discovered the Patina cookbook and decided that someday I would work at Patina. I moved to Los Angeles to pursue that dream. I worked my way up from veg cook to sous chef at Patina under Eric Greenspan, and Theo Shoenagger. I left Patina to be sous chef with Eric Greenspan at Meson G, before accepting an executive chef position at the Chamberlain Hotel in West Hollywood. It was there that I got to flex my creative muscles and really stretch out as a cook. The one constant during my time in LA was that after work, I’d head out for a few beers (or bourbons depending on how bad I got my butt kicked at work) and inevitably hit the taco trucks for late nite deliciousness. When I moved back to RI to raise my children, we celebrated having ready babysitters but mourned the loss of our beloved taco trucks. So, I started making tacos. First I made them for us and our friends who used to visit us in LA, then they started telling other people, and before I knew it I was feeding 20+ people at a stretch every time I made tacos and getting harassed for not making them often enough. I ran my taco truck around New England for 8 wonderful years and finally sold it for a less mobile cooking life in the winter of 2018. Food trucks are a young persons game. Now I offer private cooking lessons, personal chef services, in home fine dining and food and beverage consulting services. Let’s have some fun.

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