Category: Programs

An Elephant and Piggie Mystery: LIVE! (Grades K-4)

Thursday, 5/28, 4:00 – 5:00 pm Gerald and Piggie hear something..but what is it? Can you help them figure it out? This active game requires paper and a pencil or markers to participate. Registration is required. Click here to register online or contact children@pawlinglibrary.org   All live programming will be held over Zoom, so an internet connected device is required. Caregivers must be present while setting up the connection and remain in the same room as participating children under 5 years during programming. We encourage caregiver participation in all our live programs, as our staff is not able to monitor children’s internet activity while live. Registration is required and connection details will be provided privately after registration to help maintain class security. New to Zoom? You will need to download the app to your device in advance of your first live program. Visit https://zoom.us/download to find the right connection for your device. Contact us children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-350-2771 for assistance.

Live Stories and Songs!

Live Stories and Songs (Ages 0-5 and a caregiver) Wednesday, 5/13 and 5/27, 10:30-11:00 am Live on Zoom Best for ages 2-5, though younger children and their caregivers are welcome. Join Ms. Neena for a chance to sing, hear a live story, and socialize with other children! Registration is required. Click here to register online or contact children@pawlinglibrary.org for assistance.     All live programming will be held over Zoom, so an internet connected device is required. Caregivers must be present while setting up the connection and remain in the same room as participating children under 5 years during programming. We encourage caregiver participation in all our live programs, as our staff is not able to monitor children’s internet activity while live. Registration is required and connection details will be provided privately after registration to help maintain class security. New to Zoom? You will need to download the app to your device in advance of your first live program. Visit https://zoom.us/download to find the right connection for your device. Contact us children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-350-2771 for assistance.

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: Balancing the Microbiome

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 effect 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   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...

Free Community Playwriting Workshop / Online Event

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. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’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...

Parent/Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver Programming: Free General Parent Support Group* • For Parents of children 0-5 years old • Thursdays, 1:00 pm, June 4 – July 9 over Zoom 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...

Changing Habits with Self-Hypnosis: A two-part online presentation 

Presented by Susan Olin-Dabrowski Tuesday, May 19 & Thursday, May 21 Time: 7:00-8:00 pm Self-hypnosis is a powerful technique that brings you  in touch with your subconscious mind, the part of the mind responsible for habits.  During this presentation you’ll learn about the hypnotist’s model of the mind and how to successfully harness the power of your subconscious to create the change you desire.  Through guided group hypnosis we’ll be exploring motivating energy for habit change, empowering memories, and a positive vision of the future self.  Using the principles of positive self-hypnosis participants will create effective personalized auto-suggestions to use in self-hypnosis. We’ll examine a variety of techniques for entering into the hypnotic state and how to use auto-suggestions. Time at the end of the second class will be reserved questions.  Participants should have pen and paper with them as there is some writing involved. Wearing headphones or earbuds is recommended for this presentation. About our presenter: Susan Olin-Dabrowski, creator of Whole Person Healing, has been a Certified Hypnotist since 1999. She has helped hundreds...

Meditation with Maria / Online Program

Wednesday, May 13 6:30-7:30 pm This guided meditation, brought to us by the calming voice and words of Maria Polhemus, is intended to promote relaxation. Please join us for this soothing program to help you to release unwanted tension. Wearing headphones or earbuds is recommended for this presentation. NOTE: To participate in our online meditation, 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. 

Read-A-Thon Update: 8,000 minutes read!

We’re two weeks in to our all ages Read-a-Thon, and great progress has been made! Patrons of all ages have contributed time to reach a collective 8,034 minutes (or 133.9 hours) read, and we’re well on our way to reaching 20,000 minutes by June 1st. However, we can’t do it without you! Are you reading eBooks, listening to audiobooks, or reading picture books with your family? No matter how you’re reading, you can contribute your effort to our community Read-a-Thon, unlock online content, and win prizes.  Help us prove that staying home doesn’t mean reading and learning stops, no matter your age! It’s painless and quick to log your time. Visit http://pawlinglibrary.ny10.readsquared.com/ to participate with us!

Family Trivia – Favorite Picture Book Characters

Who Am I? Picture Book Characters Anyone looking for a little fun can participate in our online family trivia games! This week’s quiz–Who am I? Picture Book Characters. Can you name these beloved characters from some of our library’s most popular picture books? Click on this link to play: https://kahoot.it/challenge/0395721?challenge-id=201c7240-b4c4-4c9a-9257-b6216aee1159_1586453640113 or type code 0395721 into the Kahoot app. No account is needed to play. Children will need assistance to complete the quiz, though they will likely know the answers to most of the questions! We’ll be posting a new quiz every Friday between now and when we reopen. To see what other quizzes are available, visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/children/programs/

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) FREE HEALTH LECTURE – ONLINE

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Tuesday, May 5 7:00-8:00 pm This pandemic has raised a lot of anxiety and a lot of questions. It has also brought an opportunity to raise awareness. A shift in perspective can change worry and fear into care and compassion, panic into prudence, quarantine into retreat. Our minds are powerful – consciousness directs energy and determines outcome. Raising consciousness to encompass body, mind, and spirit enhances the path to health. Come and discover: How this virus is different from others – personally and culturally The population most at risk – low immune system Why a strong immune system – body mind spirit – is key Steps to keep your immune system at peak functioning The oral microbiome – our body’s first line of defense The critical link between diet, emotions, and mental outlook The importance of a seasonal detox – physical, mental, emotional   Dr. Kaushik’s informative health lecture was recorded on May 5th. If you were unable to attend this program, or would just...