Category: Adult Programs

TWO LIVES IN ART

(Writing, Plays, Films and Novel), Acting and Directing International Theatre, Film/TV- novelist playwright Sarah Levine Simon (recently deceased) and actor/director Roger Hendricks Simon. Tuesday, July 24 7:00-8:00 pm Mr. Simon will discuss Ms. Levine Simon’s recent novel WINGED VICTORY and their theatre and film work in NYC, L.A., London and internationally. About our presenter: Roger Hendricks Simon played Bernie Jacobs in Oliver Stone’s WALL STREET, MONEY NEVER SLEEPS (Blue Ray DVD) opposite Michael Douglas and Josh Brolin, he previously received critical acclaim for playing the lead role in Best Feature and Audience Favorite award winner THE SUBLET. A graduate of Yale School of Drama and founding member of Robert Brustein’s Yale Rep Co. in ’67, he was elected to Notable Names in American Theatre for directing, acting and producing for Yale Rep, Joe Papp’s N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, London’s Royal Court Theatre, Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Lincoln Center, BAM, Edinburgh and Nancy (France) Festivals, O’Neill and Aspen (Co.) Playwrights Conferences, Juiliard Opera and Theatre Depts., LaMama and Roundabout Theatres. Directed John Travolta, John Lithgow,...

Intro to Calligraphy

Presented by Anne Tascio Tuesday, July 17 6:30-8:30 pm NOTE: This class has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 26, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Discover the elegant art of calligraphy. During this free introductory lecture and workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to express your own unique lettering style. Be inspired. Please join us for this fun and relaxing hands on event. All art supplies will be provided. Our presenter, artist Anne Tascio, teaches calligraphy at Bluestone Farm & Living Arts Center in Brewster NY. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Matters of the Heart

Wednesday, July 11 7:00-8:00 pm Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death amongst men and women in the US. In fact the first sign of heart disease in 50% of all cardiac deaths is death itself. However, there is a variety of alternative methods of early detection and natural treatments that most doctors don’t know about. In this lecture Dr. Ken Hoffman will present many cutting edge approaches to detection of early risk, natural treatments that can reverse these risks including diet and lifestyle advice. This lecture is a must if you want to learn how to avoid becoming a statistic. At the end of the lecture, Dr. Hoffman will be doing a free Heart screening using a non-invasive test called the DPA (Digital Pulse Wave Analysis). Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Chair Moves: Exercises for all Abilities

Presented by Sydney Leone Community Health Educator & Medicare Partnership Development Tuesday, June 26 7:00-8:00 pm Learn and execute chair exercises that can be beneficial for people who have difficulty with weight bearing exercise that can be easily replicated at home. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

A Conversation with Ron Steinman: 35 Years with NBC News

Tuesday, June 19 7:00-8:00 pm Ron Steinman, winner of the Peabody Award, a National Press Club award, two American Women in Radio & Television Awards, and five time Emmy nominee, will be sharing with us some of his most memorable experiences at NBC. About our presenter: With NBC News for 35 years, I was a writer and field producer on the Huntley-Brinkley show before going to Saigon as bureau chief in 1966 for more than three years, and covering the war off and on until 1973. He served as South East Asia bureau chief based in Hong Kong and then London bureau chief during the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland. He was Washington producer for Today and senior producer on Early Today and in the news division. He is a partner, producer and writer at Douglas/Steinman Productions where he directed the documentaries, “Luboml: My Heart Remembers,” “My Grandfather’s House,” and “The Dance Goodbye.” He is the author of “The Soldiers’ Story,” “The Soldiers’ Story: An Illustrated Edition,” “Women in Vietnam,” “Inside Television’s First War,” and the...

From Memory to Family Memoir

Wednesday, June 6 6:30-8:00 pm Each of us has a wealth of memories. Please join us and learn how to write your family and personal history. Our presenter Robin Lester will help you get started. You can do it. Surprise your children and grandchildren who’ve wanted you to do this. The biggest surprise for you will be in recalling your wonderful life! Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

Tuesday, May 29 7:00-8:00 pm Colin Dickey will read from his most recent nonfiction book, Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, a cultural history of the United States via its haunted houses, hotels, graveyards, and prisons. He’ll discuss stories of famous hauntings from the Hudson Valley, as well as what those stories tell us about ourselves and our relationship to history. We’ll also discuss why some places seem to be more haunted than others, and give you a chance to tell your own ghost experiences. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

LUCINDA SNOWDROP: a musical tale by Marian Grudko dedicated to all Grandmas

Saturday, May 26 at 1:30 pm. This presentation will take place at Front Street Gallery. The gallery is located at 21 Front St, in Patterson, NY. http://frontstreetgallery.org Lucinda is only a toy bunny, yet it’s up to her to save Emmie’s grandma. Will Lucinda make the right choice? Will she do the right thing? With the help of The Great Silver Falcon, Lucinda sets off on a transformative journey and learns the power and pain of promises and love. Marian performs this poignant story, accompanied by her enchanting music. The program is for adults and children ages 4 and up. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Yin Yoga & Meditation with Maria Polhemus

Wednesday, May 23 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.

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY, MAY 29, 7:00-8:00 PM Colin Dickey will read from his most recent nonfiction book, Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, a cultural history of the United States via its haunted houses, hotels, graveyards, and prisons. He’ll discuss stories of famous hauntings from the Hudson Valley, as well as what those stories tell us about ourselves and our relationship to history. We’ll also discuss why some places seem to be more haunted than others, and give you a chance to tell your own ghost experiences. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.