Category: Programs

Chronic Fatigue / Adrenal Fatigue: Fantasy vs Reality

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Tuesday, June 18 7:00-9:00 pm. When you are so exhausted that you cannot get through the day; when a good night’s sleep leaves you tired upon waking; when there is no evidence of any underlying medical condition; when your doctors (you’ve seen many) say it’s all in your head; what can you do? Come and discover: Why these syndromes are so controversial The reality of these syndromes and treatment plans that do work How to determine the underlying cause(s) The connection with yeast, parasites, pathogens, toxins, and heavy metals Vitamins, supplements, and herbs that can help Diet, nutritional, and detox guidelines to follow that reverse the symptoms 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 30 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...

American Creed: A special film screening & discussion with Ron Steinman

Saturday, June 15 at 2 pm In the documentary film AMERICAN CREED, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America’s promise across deepening divides. This film is not rated / 1h About our guest speaker: Ron Steinman’s career began at NBC News. His time at the network spans over three decades. He was a writer and field producer on the Huntley-Brinkley show before going to Saigon as bureau chief in 1966 for more than three years, and covering the Vietnam War off and on until 1973. He served as South East Asia bureau chief based in Hong Kong and then London bureau chief during the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland. He was Washington producer for Today and senior producer on Early Today and in the news division. He is a partner, producer and writer at Douglas/Steinman Productions where...

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

with Community Engagement Manager Joan Carl Tuesday, June 4 7:00-8:00 pm This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging: cognitive activity, exercise, diet & nutrition, and social engagement. We will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do now to improve or maintain our overall health. This program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Volunteer Interns and Leadership Interns

Applications now open for tweens and teens 11-18 to volunteer with our children’s programming this summer. We’ve added new ways to help, aimed at making teen involvement more impactful and fun. Former volunteers 15-18 are invited to apply for part-time employment as a Leadership intern. Applications for volunteers due on or before June 16th; Leadership Intern applications due by June 12th. For more information, visit

Graphic Novel Book Club

Tuesday, May 28 7:00-8:00 pm The book club will be discussing Through the Woods, by Emily Carroll. The Graphic Novel Book Club is an adult book club that meets monthly to discuss comics and graphic novels. We will select from a wide variety of titles – indie and foreign comics to classic superhero storylines. Whether you are just getting into comics or a life-long reader, you’ll find good conversation and something new to read. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Thursday, May 30 2:00-5:00 pm Tutoring is available for both adults and teens. Sessions are for one hour. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at This publication (product) was supported by (or “in part by”) funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.

Intro to Calligraphy

Presented by Anne Tascio Wednesday, May 22 6:30-8:30 pm Discover the elegant art of calligraphy. During this free introductory lecture and workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to express your own unique lettering style. Be inspired. Please join us for this fun and relaxing hands on event. All art supplies will be provided. Our presenter, artist Anne Tascio, teaches calligraphy at Bluestone Farm & Living Arts Center in Brewster NY. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley

Tuesday, May 21 7:00-8:00 pm Author Vincent Dacquino will be reading from his latest book Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley. Following his discussion, Mr. Dacquino will be autographing copies of his book. For those wishing to have an autographed copy, books must be purchased in advance. Order your copy of Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley at Pawling’s beautiful bookstore The Book Cove. About our presenter: Vincent T. Dacquino is the author of several books for children and adults. He has made numerous appearances at schools and historical sites based on his adult biography Sybil Ludington: The Call to Arms, published by Purple Mountain Press in 2000, and Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley: An Investigative Journey, published by The History Press in 2007. Dacquino has addressed teachers and historians at annual conferences at the local, county, state and national levels. He has presented at the BOCES Young Adult conferences for over thirty years and has conducted a writers’ workshop for the Mahopac Library for over twenty years. Dacquino was a teacher in Westchester...

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Tuesday, May 14 7:00-8:00 pm Alzheimer’s is not normal aging; it’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about: The impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research, treatments available to address some symptoms and Alzheimer’s Association resources. For more information, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

The Dance Goodbye: A Special Film Presentation

Directed by Ron Steinman. Produced and Written by Eileen Douglas and Ron Steinman. Saturday, May 11 2:00-4:00 pm We are very pleased and fortunate that Ron Steinman and Eileen Douglas will be joining us for the viewing of their documentary, The Dance Goodbye. At the end of the film our guest speakers will be hosting a Q & A. About the film: Acclaimed dancer Merrill Ashley departs from the New York City Ballet and must now determine how her life will unfold. This intelligent picture of a dancer’s world engages the mind as it touches the heart. Please join us and be a part of this event. This film is not rated. Run time: 56 min. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at