Category: Adult Programs

Let’s Get Organized

Helpful tips on managing your clutter and time.         Tuesday, August 22 7:00-8:00 pm Presented by Sydney Leone Community Health Educator & Medicare Partnership Development Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

An Entertaining History of Cartoons

Presented by cartoonist Chris Siemasko Saturday, August 12th / 2:00-4:00 pm Please join us for an afternoon of animated entertainment for humans of all ages. Hand selected by cartoonist and amateur historian Chris Siemasko, these shorts span the last century. In addition to the films, Chris will be sharing with us his very creative background. About our presenter: Chris Siemasko has been working in the field of animation since 1999 on projects ranging from web cartoons, commercials, television shows and feature animation. In addition to his work as an animator, Chris has also directed, drawn storyboards, written screenplays, created shows, voiced characters, created motion graphics and designed characters and graphics. Some of his many credits include the films Rio, Epic, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Ice Age: Continental Drift. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Successful Aging

Presented by Brian Jones Outreach Coordinator of Dutchess County Office of the Aging Monday, August 7 2:00-3:00 pm What steps can you take to ensure the best possible quality of life as you age? What factors contribute to having the highest levels of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in adults? Successful Aging is not just about living a long life, but in making sure the life we do lead is the most rewarding and fulfilling life possible, no matter how long we live. It is never too late (or too early) to start taking the steps to help you age more successfully. The Office for the Aging has gathered 12 strategies to help you achieve this goal and deliver them in a PowerPoint presentation called Successful Aging. Please join us. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Zentangle

Presented by Bohdanna Murynec Wednesday, July 19 / 6:30-8:30 pm Zentangle is an easy to learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. The Zentangle Method can be used to reduce stress, increase focus and creativity and provide artistic satisfaction. Using simple strokes a pattern can be reproduced by anyone – even those who doubt their artistic abilities. Material Fee: $8.00. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.  

Boosting the Immune System

Presented by Dr. Nancy Iankowitz of Holistic and Integrative Healing LLC Wednesday, July 12 7:00-8:00 pm Boosting the Immune System is a short presentation that addresses the role of the skin, tongue & gastrointestinal system in protecting us. Participants will learn how to avoid and heal quickly from colds and flu viruses using food, herbs, vitamins and minerals to strengthen their own body’s natural defenses. They’ll learn how to speed up the body’s healing schedule regarding minor cuts and bruises and how to choose the right foods and beverages to help recover from minor viral illnesses. 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 Friday, July 7th and 21st 2:00 – 5:00 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 program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program.

An Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Seminar

Presented by The Blue Olive Tuesday, June 13 / 7:00-8:30 pm Join The Blue Olive for an informative demonstration about complementing meals using the incredible trio that is summer vegetables, extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. There are so many wonderful vegetables available locally each spring and summer, but we don’t always know how to prepare them properly. This seminar and tasting will give you the know-how to apply basic olive oil and vinegar principles to even the most unlikely of veggies. Program fee: $10.00. Registration is required. To register please contact the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Know the 10 Signs:Early Detection Matters

Monday, June 5 2:00-3:00 pm This program provides information about memory loss versus normal aging. Also learn about risk factors, the 10 warning signs of ALZ & resources to help. This program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is required. To register please contact the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Eating Healthy on a Budget

with Eat Smart Nutrition educator Bintou Hinds Tuesday, May 23  / 7:00-8:00 pm In this workshop, we will discuss the 3 steps to healthy eating on a budget, and how to plan meals and snacks ahead of time to save you money. Try a sample of a new recipe. Make Healthy Eating Part of Your Total Lifestyle! Registration is required. To register please contact the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Wild Green Hair Air Plant Planters: A Sculpting Workshop

NOTE: This program has been rescheduled. New Dates: Sculpting: Friday, May 12th and Painting: Friday, May 19th Make a wild planter for an equally wild air plant. Join us and let your imaginations soar! For children and adults, age 6 and up. Registration and parental supervision is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.