Category: Programs

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors / Online Program

with Community Engagement Manager Joan Carl Tuesday, August 11 7:30-8:30 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/understanding-and-responding-to-dementia-related-behaviors-online-program/2020-08-11/ During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts to exhibit new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication, and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia. This program will help attendees identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia and learn strategies for addressing common dementia-related behaviors. This program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. For further information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

REVEAL! Donald’s Art

Did you know that Donald Partelow, our adult program coordinator, also illustrates books and creates wonderful art? Well, this last week, as part of our Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Challenge, we let Pawling decide what Donald would draw for our Community. The winning option: “At night I can turn into a monster”   Check out Donald’s take on this super theme below:   Want to vote for what should happen next? Visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/summer-reading-challenge/ to vote in this week’s choose your own adventure, where YOU decide what wild, bright color Ms. Neena, our Children’s Program Coordinator, should dye her hair! The options are bright blue, deep purple, and unicorn pink. YOU decide. By participating, you’ll also be entered in a raffle to win a gift certificate to The Imperial Castle Toy Shop.

REVEAL! Phil’s New Look

Wow! What a vote this week! Teen Coordinator, Phil Prout, let Pawling vote for what historical style he should use for his disguise as he heads back in time to visit his Pawling relatives from the 1800s.  Since there were two winning looks, Phil did them both! Check out our video to see Phil’s new look.   Want to vote for what should happen next? Visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/summer-reading-challenge/ to vote in this week’s choose your own adventure, where YOU decide what special and unique piece of art Donald Partelow creates. Donald serves as the Adult Program Coordinator at our library, and recently illustrated Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grown Ups. One lucky voter will also win a gift certificate to The Book Cove.  

REVEAL! Condiment Conundrum

We let Pawling decide what should be in the messy balloons that our mess monsters threw at Ms. Carla as part of our 2020 Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program. The winner was… condiment filled balloons! So check out the mess as Ms. Carla gets pelted with eggs, sprinkles, jelly, and more! Want to vote for what should happen next? Visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/summer-reading-challenge/ to vote in this week’s choose your own adventure, where YOU decide how Teen Coordinator, Phil Prout, changes up his giant beard and mustache. One lucky voter will also win a gift certificate to Vinny’s Deli.

STRESS AND INSOMNIA: Breaking the Cycle / online event

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Wednesday, July 29 7:00-8:00 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for STRESS AND INSOMNIA: Breaking the Cycle or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/stress-and-insomnia-breaking-the-cycle/2020-07-29/ Reasons for insomnia – whether acute (temporary) or chronic (ongoing) – abound. Stress, anxiety, depression, physical discomfort, pain, illness, side effects from medications, schedule or lifestyle changes, and environmental triggers, are just a few things that can impact sleep. The results are numerous and can result in a never-ending downward spiral of irritability, mood swings, impaired judgement, cognitive functioning, accidents, as well as being a precursor to serious illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, aging, and more. Come and discover: * Causes for insomnia and/or interrupted sleep patterns * Why 8 hours may not be the correct amount of sleep for you * How to regain balance and establish the right sleep pattern for you * If age has anything to do with your sleep pattern * Body types that are more prone to stress and...

RESULTS: Dance Party

For the second week of our Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program, we let Pawling vote for what dance move our staff should try and learn… and then perform! The winner…Flossing!  We never expected this trend to come back from the dead and be your favorite. (Follow this link if video does not appear above: https://youtu.be/DVMCDIBn-Rk) For more information on summer reading, visit our Imagine your Story Summer Reading and Learning Challenge Page.

RESULTS: The Case of The Missing Lunch

We let Pawling vote what weird food combination our programming staffers should eat for the first week of summer reading. The winner….Oreos in BBQ sauce! Check out our reactions, and visit https://forms.gle/QwYYjvifDnaZRMYG9 to vote for what happens next…Here’s a hint–we’ll be dancing! For more information on summer reading, visit our Imagine your Story Summer Reading and Learning Challenge Page.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease 
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with Community Engagement Manager Joan Carl Tuesday, July 21 7:00-8:00 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease.  https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-event-5/2020-07-21/ 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. 

Sound Experience for your Body, Mind and Soul / Online Presentation

with Cristina Reyes-Schleifer Sound Practitioner Wednesday, July 22 7:00-8:30 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Sound Experience. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/sound-experience-for-your-body-mind-and-soul-4/2020-07-22/ Immerse yourself in the soothing waves of sound Reduce muscle tension and stress Enter a deep meditative state Enhance your awareness Feel lighter and energized The sound of Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, chimes, bells and gongs will open up a new dimension in your life. Note: Wearing headphones or earbuds is recommended for this presentation.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Compassion and Betrayal / online event

Presented by Jeffrey Urbin Tuesday, July 14 7:00-8:00 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Eleanor Roosevelt: Compassion and Betrayal or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.  https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-66/2020-07-14/ Eleanor Roosevelt was born a shy, timid girl in a family of power, position, and wealth. From the outside her life would seem to be charmed, but a closer examination charts a lonely course from one betrayal to another. The compassion that she showered on others, here and around the world, was developed in part by her personal understanding what it feels like to be hurt, left out and neglected. This talk examines the trials and turmoil in the life of one of the greatest and most influential woman in the history of our republic. About our presenter: Jeffrey Urbin is the Education Specialist and Director of the Pare Lorentz Film Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York where he is responsible for developing all of the Library’s education offerings ranging from second grade to...