Category: Adult Programs

Recycling in Dutchess County / Online Program

Presented by Dutchess County Recycling Educator Kerry Russell Tuesday, May 11 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Recycling in Dutchess County  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/recycling-in-dutchess-county-online-program/2021-05-11/ At this program, for adults & teens, you’ll find out what materials can be recycled in Dutchess County, and what happens to your recyclables once they’ve been collected. Also, you’ll learn why not everything is  recyclable. Recycling is very important. It not only helps our community, but our world.   Please join us for this special informative program.  

Summer: One Community, One Book: The Great Gatsby with Stephanie Rogers / Online Program

Wednesday, June 9 6:30-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for Summer: One Community, One Book: The Great Gatsby with Stephanie Rogers or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/summer-one-community-one-book-the-great-gatsby-with-stephanie-rogers/2021-06-09/   The Pawling Library is Celebrating its Centennial. For this program we are not only commemorating our library’s anniversary but bringing  people together through their passion for great literary works.  We have selected four classic novels, one for each season, that were popular in the 1920s when our library first came into being.  Our presenter, Stephanie Rogers, will be reading an excerpt  from each novel and then lead a Q & A for our audience. Stephanie Rogers is the author of The Horse I Belong To: How a Misused and Almost Forgotten Grade Mare Showed Me the Way.  The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with our neighbors Pawling Recreation, the Book Cove and the Pawling Resource Center.  To participate in this program, order a copy of The Great Gatsby through our library. You can also support our partner, the Book Cove,...

T. S.  Eliot’s The Waste Land: Performance by Marian Grudko and Roger Hendricks Simon / Online Program

Friday, May 14 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The Waste Land or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/t-s-eliots-the-waste-land-performance-by-marian-grudko/2021-05-14/ Published in 1922, The Waste Land has widely been revered as one of the most important poems to emerge from this time period. It is brought to life in a performance by theater legend, actor, director Roger Hendricks Simon and  actress, author Marian Grudko. Following the show will be an interactive discussion. Roger Hendricks Simon is a founding member of the Yale Repertory Company, who went on to direct and act for Joe Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, London’s Royal Court Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, La Mama, Roundabout, Los Angeles Theatre Center, PBS, BBC-TV, National Public Radio and many more. Elected to Notable Names in American Theatre, Roger directed international premieres by Tennessee Williams, Sam Shepard, David Hare, Terrence McNally, Lanford Wilson, and William Saroyan. He has directed John Lithgow, John Travolta, James Earl Jones, and James Woods, to name but a few. Roger is the founding...

Job Search 101 / Online Program

with Maryann McKenzie Monday, May 10 10:00 am-12:00 pm Click on a link below to register for Job Search 101 or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. At this free monthly workshop, you’ll receive individual attention to aid you in your job search. You will learn how to create or update a winning resume and cover letter, practice your interviewing skills, complete job applications, and more.  If you’re not getting results in your job search, or don’t know how to begin, then this is the place to start. NOTE: Each 1/2-hour time slot is available for one participant. If a space becomes filled, you’ll be placed on a waiting list, and alerted to other openings.    Available Time Slots:  10:00 am-10:30 am https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/job-search-101-with-maryann-mckenzie-online-program/2021-05-10/   10:30 am-11:00 am https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/job-search-101-with-maryann-mckenzie-online-program-2/2021-05-10/   11:00 am-11:30 am https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/job-search-101-online-program/2021-05-10/   11:30 am-12:00 pm https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/job-search-101-online-program-2/2021-05-10/   This program is being brought to us by Dutchess One Stop.  

How to Properly Research a College or University / Online Program

Presented by Stephanie Mauro of College Planning 101 Monday, May 10 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for How to Properly Research a College or University  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/how-to-properly-research-a-college-or-university-online-program/2021-05-10/ In this webinar you will learn: Visiting a college whether in person or virtually, it’s important to ask questions so that you can make an informed decision.  This webinar will provide you with all the important questions you should be asking colleges in regard to academics internships/co-ops, students life on campus as well as what to do on a campus tour.

Social Security 101: Everything you wanted to know / Online Program

A FREE workshop from Social Security Presented by  Vincent J. Scocozza Public Affairs Specialist NOTE: This presentation has been rescheduled to Monday, June 28 from 1-2 pm. Monday, April 26 1-2 pm Click the link below to register for Social Security 101 or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/social-security-101-everything-you-wanted-to-know-online-program/2021-04-26/   At this workshop you’ll learn:  When are you eligible to receive retirement benefits? How does early retirement affect your benefits? Do you qualify for disability, survivors, and spouse benefits? How do you get the most from your benefit? What is the future of Social Security? When should you file for Medicare?   Learn how to use my Social Security online account and other online services. You should go to  http://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount to create a my Social Security account and print out your Social Security Statement before attending the workshop   About our presenter: Vincent J. Scocozza has 10 years of experience providing information and guidance about Social Security, Medicare, & Online Services.  He currently services NYC, Westchester County, & Lower Hudson Valley.  http://SocialSecurity.gov

Effective Communication Strategies / Online Program

with Community Engagement Manager Joan Carl Wednesday, April 28 7:00-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for Effective Communication Strategies or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/effective-communication-strategies-online-program/2021-04-28/ Individuals living with dementia often experience changes in behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. For caregivers, learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language can help both parties to connect and communicate in meaningful ways. This program will help explain the communication changes that take place in a person with dementia and identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. This program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. For further information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. 

Owls of the Night / Online Program

Presented by Naturalist & Preserve Steward John Foley of the Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center Thursday, April 22 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Owls of the Night or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/owls/2021-04-22/ They fly in silence. These nocturnal birds of prey have captured our interest and imaginations throughout time.   Worldwide there are nearly 250 species.  Please join us for this fascinating and beautiful special Earth Day event, as we learn together about the magnificent owls.  About our presenter: John is a self-taught naturalist who has spent years working in and around Great Hollow, studying the local plants and animals that make the area so special. He is a Connecticut-certified Master Wildlife Conservationist and has worked as a field technician for multiple agencies and organizations, such as the Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources and Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Great Swamp and the Naromi Land Trust. John’s passion is turtles, and he has spent the...

Dinner Table: Food and Conversation with Chef Peter Gobin / Online Program

Friday, April 23 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Dinner Table or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-program-2/2021-04-23/ Televised  cooking programs have never been more popular. We love to eat, and to eat well. Good food & good company always accompanies good conversation which is another reason for this unique program.  Each month Chef Peter Gobin will be talking about our favorite subject: food, and preparing a new dish to delight you.  Please join us for Dinner Table, to not only learn but to share your thoughts on your own special recipes & perhaps make new friends who, like yourself, love to cook!

Allergies and Asthma: An Ayurvedic Approach / Online Program

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500 Tuesday, April 20 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Allergies and Asthma or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/allergies-and-asthma-an-ayurvedic-approach/2021-04-20/ Allergies are the body’s response to toxins that a weakened immune system cannot handle. Seasonal allergies (external) and/or food allergies (internal) result when foreign elements invade the body and cannot be eradicated. Asthma is an allergic reaction to certain triggers that aggravate and inflame the lung tissue, and can become systemic over time. Keeping the body in balance, and the immune system strong, can prevent allergies from taking hold.  Come and discover: Why certain “body types” are more prone to allergies  How digestion impacts allergic reactions The role of metabolism in allergic responses  The effect of vaccinations on the body Techniques to balance and strengthen the immune system  Techniques to balance and strengthen the immune system