Category: Adult Programs

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...

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

with Community Engagement Manager Joan Carl Tuesday, June 30 7:00-8:00 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.  https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-event-7/2020-06-30/ 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. For further information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. 

The Early Days of Television

Tuesday, June 23 7:00-9:00 pm Click the link below to register for The Early Days of Television or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.  https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-early-days-of-television/2020-06-23/ Television started in 1928 in Schenectady, New York but it was incubated in two laboratories, one in Pittsburgh in George Westinghouse’s Labs and the other in General Electric’s Lab. TV goes through growing pains including World War II. But when GI’s come home, they want their TV. They want to watch Ed Sullivan, Meet the Press, Uncle Miltie, Milton Berle, Joe Friday, Lucy and Desi and Ralph Kramden and even test patterns. TV also reflected society of the time. Blacklisting and Nat King Cole could not get a sponsor. Stroll down Memory Lane and get reacquainted with the 1940s and 1950s TV. The Early Days of TV. The programming looked cheap but it came right into the living room. Watching in front of stores, getting rid of rolling, snow and moving that antenna the right way. About our presenter: Evan Weiner, recognized globally as an expert in the politics of the sports...

Marco Polo: The Silk Road & China: The UN in Action

Guest Speaker: Dr. Joseph Baxer President of the United Nations Association of Connecticut Wednesday, June 24 7:00-8:00 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Marco Polo: The Silk Road & China: The UN in Action or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.  https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/marco-polothe-silk-road-china-the-un-in-action/2020-06-24/ Images of the ancient Silk Road and the medieval journey of Marco Polo invite fascinating images of caravans of camels navigating long stretches of desert, caravanserai hosting a veritable Babel of tongues and cooperation midst diversity as traders, diplomats and adventurers came in contact. The UN is far from an office building in Manhattan, but alive, in action, rooted across a continent in which China reimagines the ancient routes at sea, on ice and through cyberspace. Is it true that no longer do all roads lead to Rome, but now to Beijing? Dr. Baxer, following an immersion in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, Bangkok and Istanbul, will explore the vitality and promise of the UN in action within the context of Marco Polo’s world. About our presenter: Dr Joseph J...

Effective Communication Strategies: Online Event

with Community Engagement Manager Joan Carl Tuesday, June 16, 7:00-8:00 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Effective Communication Strategies or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.  https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-event-4/2020-06-16/ 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.   

Qigong with Nadiya Nottingham

Monday, June 8 4:00-5:00 pm Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is a Taoist system of physical movement that is both ritual and exercises, breathing techniques and focused intention. It is an ancient form of energy enhancement and is the basis of Tai Chi. It is perhaps the most under-estimated form of self-development and yet one of the most profound and deeply healing on all levels.  It is understood in Traditional Chinese Medicine to boost the immune system and help release blocked energy in the meridians, the organ branches within the body. Please join us for this gentle, life enhancing practice. Enhance your life. About our presenter: Nadiya Nottingham is a certified Medical Qigong Practitioner by Robert Peng and a Qigong teacher by Masters Liu Dong and Liu He of the Linggui School in Portland, OR. Nadiya’s deep heart teachings spring from her own struggles as a young woman. She has overcome addiction, survived an attempt on her own life at age 15, and at age 62 she has many authentic, tried and true life teachings to share...

D-Day: The Mighty Endeavor / Online Event

Presented by Jeffrey Urbin Wednesday, June 10, 6:30-7:30 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for D-Day: The Mighty Endeavor or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.  https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-65/2020-06-10/   On June 6th 1944 the world held its collective breath as the largest military armada ever assembled stormed the Normandy beaches to breach Hitler’s Atlantic wall. This presentation examines the planning and execution of the battle that turned the course of the war and changed world history. 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 college and adult learning programs. In addition, he provides training, programs and presentations for teachers and assists museum educators across the country in developing educational programs for their own museums. He has been a pioneer in developing distance learning programs for the Presidential Library System for which he received a...

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...