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  • 18

    Dementia Conversations / Online Program

    6:30 PM-7:30 PM

    Presented by Joan Carl

    Tuesday, January 18
    6:30-7:30 pm

    Registration is required. Register below or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at

    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.

  • 19

    Coloring Group: Adult Art Workshop

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    -Lakeside Park-
    2 Lakeside Drive Pawling, NY 12564

    1-2 pm

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

    NOTE: This in-person program will take place each Wednesday from 1-2 pm 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.

  • 19

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

    6:30 PM-7:30 PM

    Wednesday, January 19
    6:30-7:30 pm

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


    The book club will be discussing The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri.

    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.”


    Reading List:

    January: Jhumpa Lahiri “The Namesake” 2003
    February: Jane Austen “Sense and Sensibility” 1811
    March: Maya Angelou “Phenomenal Woman” Four Poems 1995.
    April: Virginia Woolf “Mrs. Dalloway” 1925
    May: Toni Morrison “Beloved” 1987
    June: Wendy Wasserstein “The Sisters Rosensweig” Play 1992
    July: Harper Lee “To Kill a Mockingbird” 1960 and “Go Set a Watchman!” 2015
    August: Susan Sontag “On Photography” Essay Collection 1973

  • 20

    Afternoon Hatha Yoga / Online Program

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    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

    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 January

    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.

    Thank you so very much.