Category: Adult Programs

Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley

Tuesday, May 21 7:00-8:00 pm Author Vincent Dacquino will be reading from his latest book Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley. Following his discussion, Mr. Dacquino will be autographing copies of his book. For those wishing to have an autographed copy, books must be purchased in advance. Order your copy of Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley at Pawling’s beautiful bookstore The Book Cove. About our presenter: Vincent T. Dacquino is the author of several books for children and adults. He has made numerous appearances at schools and historical sites based on his adult biography Sybil Ludington: The Call to Arms, published by Purple Mountain Press in 2000, and Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley: An Investigative Journey, published by The History Press in 2007. Dacquino has addressed teachers and historians at annual conferences at the local, county, state and national levels. He has presented at the BOCES Young Adult conferences for over thirty years and has conducted a writers’ workshop for the Mahopac Library for over twenty years. Dacquino was a teacher in Westchester...

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Tuesday, May 14 7:00-8:00 pm Alzheimer’s is not normal aging; it’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about: The impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research, treatments available to address some symptoms and Alzheimer’s Association resources. For more information, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

The Dance Goodbye: A Special Film Presentation

Directed by Ron Steinman. Produced and Written by Eileen Douglas and Ron Steinman. Saturday, May 11 2:00-4:00 pm We are very pleased and fortunate that Ron Steinman and Eileen Douglas will be joining us for the viewing of their documentary, The Dance Goodbye. At the end of the film our guest speakers will be hosting a Q & A. About the film: Acclaimed dancer Merrill Ashley departs from the New York City Ballet and must now determine how her life will unfold. This intelligent picture of a dancer’s world engages the mind as it touches the heart. Please join us and be a part of this event. This film is not rated. Run time: 56 min. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Tuesday, May 7 & Thursday, May 9 2:00-5:00 pm Tutoring is available for both adults and teens. Sessions are for one hour. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. This publication (product) was supported by (or “in part by”) funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.

Allergies and Asthma: The Ayurveda Approach

Tuesday, May 7 7:00-9:00 pm Allergies are the body’s response to toxins that a weakened immune system cannot handle. Seasonal allergies (external) and/or food allergies (internal) result when foreign elements invade the body and cannot be eradicated. Asthma is an allergic reaction to certain triggers that aggravate and inflame the lung tissue, and can become systemic over time. Keeping the body in balance, and the immune system strong, can prevent allergies from taking hold. Come and discover: * Why certain “body types” are more prone to allergies * How digestion impacts allergic reactions * The role of metabolism in allergic responses * The effect of vaccinations on the body * Techniques to balance and strengthen the immune system 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 America and is the recipient of...

Such Sweet Sorrow

Evelina has been the smiling face behind the circulation desk., and the” go to” person at the library with any issues regarding patron accounts for the last ten years… and she has loved being of service to the community. She has visited homebound patrons, the Friendship Center, and the Grand on a regular basis in order to bring library services to those who could not otherwise take advantage of them. She has loved bringing joy to these patrons through her visits, and we have been so happy to have her as part of the library family. Evelina has lived in Pawling for the last sixteen years. Now she and her husband Victor will be retiring to South Carolina. We wish them the best on their new adventure! We will be saying good-by to Evelina with some pastries and coffee at the library on April 27th at 10 am. We invite you to stop in to wish her a sweet farewell!

Sound Experience for your Body, Mind and Soul

with Cristina Reyes-Schleifer Sound Practitioner Wednesday, April 24 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. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to...

Graphic Novel Book Club

Tuesday, April 23 7:00-8:00 pm The book club will be discussing Paper Girls 1, by Brian K. Vaughan. The Graphic Novel Book Club is an adult book club that meets monthly to discuss comics and graphic novels. We will select from a wide variety of titles – indie and foreign comics to classic superhero storylines. Whether you are just getting into comics or a life-long reader, you’ll find good conversation and something new to read. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

The United Nations: Communicating Hope in an Age of Peril

Tuesday, April 16 7:00-8:00 pm What is the United Nations? Why established? How is it organized? What are the United Nations accomplishments and failures? Our era does have its challenges: climate change, the unsettled Middle east, wildcard Russia, nuclear weapons in rogue countries, financial volatility, an emerging China, stateless terrorists … and much more. Amidst these crises is the UN, an organization that gathers representatives from 193 countries under one roof. About our presenter: Dr. Robert J. Petrausch is an expert in communication and head of the public relations concentration and former chair of the Department of Mass Communication at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. He has a doctorate in education from the Department of Organization and Leadership at Columbia University. Dr. Petrausch has published in the field of communications, public relations and organizational learning. He is a former chief communications officer for a Fortune 500 company. He has also served in senior communications positions for global companies such as Shell Oil and GE. With regard to military service, he served as Captain...

Floral Arranging with Erica

Wednesday, April 10 7:00-8:30 pm During this fun-filled workshop we will be using a variety of interesting spring 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. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.