Category: Community

Inspiring Non-Fiction Works by Women (Book Club) Online Program

Wednesday, September 21 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Inspiring Non-Fiction Works by Women or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/inspiring-works-by-women-writers-book-club-online-program-9/2022-09-21/   The book club will be discussing Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy.   Are you interested in reading and discussing non-fiction books, mainly autobiographical, by women? Then this is your Book Club! This is an opportunity to read about real life accounts of extraordinary women and most of it first hand through memoirs and autobiographies. We’ll begin each discussion by offering up some tidbits and questions to get us started and then it’s an open forum. Our hope is that together we will get to know, not only important women in history, but women who are brave, creative, passionate, and original thinkers. It does not matter how expert you are with the works or the authors. If you love the idea of reading and discussing non-fiction books by women who have powerful and inspiring stories to share this might be the perfect place to begin. Maybe...

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

Presented by Priyanka Shingala 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/   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...

Body System Disorders: The Urinary System – Balancing Doshas to keep Systems Regulated / Online Program

Presented by Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Thursday, September 29 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/body-system-disorders-the-urinary-system-balancing-doshas-to-keep-systems-regulated-online-program/2022-09-29/   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,...

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club / Online Program

Tuesday, August 23 4-5 pm Click the link below to register for Tuesday Afternoon Book Club or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/tuesday-afternoon-book-club-online-program-19/2022-08-23/ The book club will be discussing The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies. 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.

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

Wednesday, August 17 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Inspiring Works by Women Writers or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/inspiring-works-by-women-writers-book-club-online-program-8/2022-08-17/   The book club will be discussing Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin.   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...

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

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/event/new-nature-preserve-deer-pond-farm-hiking-birding-more-online-program/2022-08-16/ 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.   About our presenter: Cathy Hagadorn is the Director of Deer Pond Farm. Cathy, joined the Connecticut Audubon Society in the fall of 2015. In her first year, she served as the director of the Coastal Center at Milford Point. In 2017 she was then chosen to direct the newest sanctuary, Deer Pond Farm. Cathy is responsible for all...

From Memory to Family Memoir / In-Person & Online Program

Tuesday, September 6 6:00-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for From Memory to Family Memoir or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/from-memory-to-family-memoir-in-person-online-program/2022-09-06/   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. We look forward to seeing you.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

with Community Engagement Manager Joan Carl 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/   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.

PCSD School Budget

The Pawling Central School District has posted its proposed budget for 2022-2023. For full details, please visit https://www.pawlingschools.org/finance

Free Covid Tests

Dutchess County has provided the Pawling Library with at-home Covid tests. Anyone who would like a free two-pack of tests may pick one up at the library any time we are open, while supplies last.