Category: Adult Programs

Advanced Care Planning

with Laura Palermo Tuesday, October 22 7:00-8:00 pm Advanced Care Planning….. what does that mean in terms of my health decisions and what are the forms I need to know about? What is the difference between a Living Will and a MOLST form? Do I need a DNR and a Health Care Proxy? Laura Palermo from Hudson Valley Hospice will review and explain these forms and answer any questions you may have about them. Laura Palermo is also a notary should you want to complete the forms with her help and have them notarized that night! Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

The Middle East: Promise and Peril

Presented by Dr. Joseph J Baxer, President United Nations Association of Connecticut Tuesday, October 15 7:00-8:00 pm The Middle East appears to be in disarray. The Arab Awakening is crushed by Arab autocrats. Consider Saudi Arabia! Sunni and Shia tensions continue. No settlement is on the radar screen for Israel and Palestine. Millions are displaced from a devastated Syria. Persian Iran is ambitious, Turkey in upheaval. The Gulf States are accused of human rights abuses. In this patchwork perilous puzzle, what may be signs of hope, promise? Returning from visits to the Arab Gulf States and drawing on previous visits to Iran, Syria, Turkey, Egypt and Israel, Dr. Baxer will reflect on this complex situation and invite a dialogue. 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, October 15 & Thursday, October 17 1:00-4:00 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.”

An Afternoon with Actor / Director Roger Hendricks Simon at the Akin Free Library

Saturday, October 12 2:00-3:00 pm Roger Hendricks Simon, who most recently appeared in the film Love in Kilnerry, will discuss and read Sarah Levine Simon’s second novel, the murder mystery, Locked Out. We’ll also be viewing Roger Hendricks Simon’s award-winning documentary film The Boys of Late Summer. Following the presentation, copies of Locked Out will be available for sale. The Akin Free Library is located at 378 Old Quaker Hill Road in Pawling. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an emailto Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

disAbility & Employment Workshop

This program is being provided by Taconic Resources for Independence Friday, October 11 3:00-4:30 pm If you are under the age of 65 and have questions about how to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI); or have questions about how much can you earn without losing your benefits including Medicaid and/or Medicare, then sign-up for one of the following workshops presented by TRI’s Mobile Benefits Counselor! *If you require a sign-language interpreter you must call or email 2 weeks in advance to Attn: Mandi (845) 452.3913 x119, m.sheraden@taconicresources.org Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

FREE Computer Classes for the Beginner

Tuesday, October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Thursday, October 3, 17, 24 & 31 Time: 7:00-8:00 pm Please choose either Tuesdays or Thursdays to attend. NOTE: An additional class will be held on Friday, October 11, from 5:00-6:00 pm. This weekly class will cover everything about using a computer, from email, surfing the web and more. Our instructor, Carl Traina, will be happy to answer all your questions. Come learn at the library. We look forward to seeing you. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Sound Experience for your Body, Mind and Soul

with Cristina Reyes-Schleifer Sound Practitioner Wednesday, September 25 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...

Writers Workshop Part 2: 10 Common Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Presented by author/editor Marian Grudko Tuesday, September 24 7:00-8:00 pm What is the best way to deal with mistakes? Don’t make them in the first place! In Writers Workshop Part 2, Marian will present concrete examples of some of the worst writing mistakes, followed by clear directions on how not to have them spoil your own writing. You will learn to avoid the sometimes not-so-obvious problems that cause an editor to toss a submission even before getting to the “good part”! Examples will range from narrative pacing and dialogue to specific issues of grammar, word usage and punctuation. Give your otherwise excellent efforts a chance to shine: Edit yourself! Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Looking Back 50 Years: The Exceptional Events of 1969

Presented by Evan Weiner, Journalist, TV pundit, radio commentator and podcaster Tuesday, September 17 7:00-8:00 pm Milestone events of 1969 include the landing of the first man on the moon, the introduction of the artificial heart, the Stonewall Riots marking the beginning of the modern gay rights movement, the Miracle Mets World Series victory, and the last public performance by the Beatles, as well as the introduction to the world of such classics as Sesame Street, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet. About our presenter: Evan Weiner, recognized globally as an expert in the politics of the sports business, produces a daily podcast on that topic in addition to being a regular on television and radio in both the United States and the United Kingdom, including appearances on BBC Radio, MSNBC and ABC television, and The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. Weiner has also written nine books and speaks in a variety of venues, including cruise ships, colleges, and libraries. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to...

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Tuesday, September 17 & Thursday, September 19 1:00-4:00 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.”