Category: Adult Programs

Hanging Ornaments: Sculpting Workshop

Design an ornament for a holiday, as a gift, or perhaps for yourself to be enjoyed throughout the year. Come join us and be creative! Free Program Two Sessions: Sculpting: Friday, November 30 6:30-8:30 pm Painting: Friday, December 14 6:30-8:30 pm Please note: This sculpting workshop is for adults. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Yin Yoga & Meditation with Maria Polhemus

Wednesday, November 28 7:00-8:00 pm Feel the peace by being present in the moment. Quiet and calm your mind and body. Experience your genuine self. Please join us for a relaxing session of Yin Yoga followed by Meditation. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Program fee: $4.00. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Relaxation through Color

Wednesday, November 28 1:00-3:00 pm We look forward to the holiday season but this time of the year can also be a stressful one. For many people, coloring is a relaxing activity. At this afternoon program, we’ll be focusing on feeling better in the moment by coloring mandalas while listening to calming music. Printed mandala designs and pencils will be provided. NOTE: This program will take place at the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association. The HWLCA is Located at 239 Route 292 in Holmes, NY.  Relaxation through Color is an adult program and registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.


Tuesday, November 27 7:00-8:00 pm Reflexology involves applying pressure to and massaging certain spots on the feet, hands and ears that correspond to and can have a healing effect upon internal organs. With repeated Reflexology sessions, this relaxing and stress-relieving procedure can bring about an improvement in health and one’s overall well-being. Discover for yourself, the benefits of reflexology. Find out if this alternative non-invasive healing practice is right for you. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Thursday, November 8 12:30-3:30 pm Tutoring is available for both adults and teens. Sessions are for one hour. To schedule an appointment with Karina register at the front desk or call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444. This publication (product) was supported by (or “in part by”) funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.

Psychic Messages

Tuesday, November 6 7:00-9:30 pm Receive insightful messages from loved ones and spirit guides. Discover how your future will unfold. *If possible, please bring an item or photograph that has a connection to the spirit you wish to receive a message. Program fee: $20.00. NOTE: This program will take place at Angel Aura Spiritual Boutique, located at 12 West Main St in Pawling. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.


with Maggie Kwet Information Services Specialist, Dutchess County Office for the Aging Wednesday, October 24 6:30-8:00 pm TOPICS • Supplemental Insurances • EPIC • Prescription Drug Plans • Medicare Advantage Plans • and MUCH more. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

The Blue Olive: An Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Seminar

Tuesday, October 16 7:00-8:30 pm The Pawling Library will host The Blue Olive for another special event exploring the many ways to use extra virgin olive oil and aged vinegar. Co-founder John Canevari will lead an interactive tasting seminar to guide the class through several unique palette-pleasing recipes. Guests will have the opportunity to taste each recipe and take notes on the preparation and cooking process used to create each dish. The Blue Olive is excited to share brand new products and fantastic recipes from their test kitchen with new cooks and experienced chefs alike. Program fee: $10.00. Please join us! Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Arts Mid-Hudson: Information Session

Thursday, October 11 1:00-3:00 pm Funding Available: Dutchess, Orange & Ulster Counties Over $100,000 Available. *All artistic disciplines are eligible. Funds support arts-related activities, which may include workshops, exhibits, performances, concerts, festivals, screenings, readings, cultural programming, artist-initiated projects, and public school arts residencies in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties. Do you have an idea for a projects? One of our priorities is supporting new programming. Attend an information session (required to apply) or contact Arts Mid-Hudson directly to learn more about the program, how to develop a competitive proposal and what steps are needed to apply. See Arts Mid-Hudson’s website for full guidelines, eligibility and more details. Deadline: November 15, 2018 Info Sessions Begin: September 11, 2018 Full Information: THREE CATEGORIES INDIVIDUAL ARTIST COMMISSIONS: Direct grants of $2,500 to select individual artists who propose to create new work. Can engage a particular community in the artist’s creative process and/or presentation (NEW 2019). PROJECT GRANTS: Funds up to $5,000 are available to support projects including exhibitions, workshop series, performances, festivals, screenings, readings, folk arts and...

Floral Arranging with Erica

Tuesday, September 25 7:00-8:30 pm During this fun-filled workshop we will be using a variety of interesting autumn flowers to create a burst of color that will draw attention and beautify the home. In addition, you’ll also learn essential tips on flower purchasing and care. Note: Participants should bring SMALL SHARP clippers and or scissors. Some might wish to wear an apron. Material fee: $15.00. Containers will be provided. About our presenter: Erica was the owner of The Flower Market in Westchester County for more than 20 years. She provided flowers and event planning, from simple occasions to high profile venues that included The Pierre and The Rainbow Room in New York City to, locally, Tappan Hill, The Kittle House and the Westchester Country Club. Now semi-retired, she enjoys working privately for long-time customers. Registration is required. To Register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.