Category: Adult Programs

Sound Experience for your Body, Mind and Soul

with Cristina Reyes-Schleifer Sound Practitioner Wednesday, December 12 7:00-8:30 pm Immerse yourself in the soothing waves of sound Reduce muscle tension and stress Enter a deep meditative state Enhance your awareness Feel lighter and energized The sound of Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, chimes, bells and gongs will open up a new dimension in your life. About our presenter: Cristina Reyes-Schleifer is a certified sound practitioner, with accreditation and certification by the Sound and Music Institute. She has devoted countless hours to investigating the effects of tonal vibrations on the human body and has personally studied with Alexandre Tannous and John Beaulieu, two of the pioneer researchers in the field. Having practiced meditation for over two decades and conducted meditation and spiritual development groups for over six years, Cristina has combined these modalities into her own creation of an integrated and therapeutic “sound bath,” which, accompanied with guided meditation and relaxation techniques, she uses in private and group sessions. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Ayurveda, Diet, and Nutrition: Achieving Balance and Harmony

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Tuesday, December 4 7:00-9:00 pm PLEASE NOTE: This program has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.   Ayurveda defines health as a balance of body, mind, and spirit. When imbalance occurs, illness can result. To restore balance a highly individualized regimen, based on one’s body constitution (or dosha), is followed. Diet and nutrition are central to this approach. Come and discover: *How to determine if you are out of balance *Steps to correct an imbalance and prevent illness *Why certain foods may not be right for you but OK for others *The importance of eating “seasonally” and which foods to avoid *Foods that will clear your mind and make your body and soul “sing” About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY. With over 30 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North...

Winter Celebrations

Sunday, December 2 4:00-8:00 pm A program featuring winter celebrations observed by Indian, Jewish, and African American communities. The festivals of Diwali (India), Hanukkah (Judaism), and Kwanzaa (African American) each feature elements of light to illuminate elements of belief and understanding. Join us to learn more about these unique observances through displays and food. This program is partially funded by the Robert R. Chapman Grant of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and the Stewarts Holiday Match. NOTE: Winter Celebrations will take place at the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association. The HWLCA is located at 239 Route 292 in Holmes, NY. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

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.

Reflexology

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.

MEDICARE 101

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. http://www.dutchessny.gov/aging 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.