Category: Adult Programs

Climate Education Project

Presented by  Robert Whittaker Wednesday, August 28 7:00-8:00 pm This presentation is a live in-person educational discussion of the essential facts we need to know to understand global warming and climate change, including mankind’s role in causing it, the realistic consequences, and what we can do to prevent, or at least mitigate, those consequences. It was created for non-scientists, so no minimal level of science background or knowledge is necessary, and questions are encouraged. Topics Covered Is the Planet Getting Warmer? * Potential Causes of Global Warming * Changes in the Amount of Carbon Dioxide in the Air * Rates of Change of CO2 Historically by Nature vs. Today * Causes of CO2 Emissions into the Air * Comparison of CO2 Emissions: Human vs. Natural * Acknowledgment by Fossil Fuel Companies * Scientific Consensus * Fracking * Consequences * Job Creation * Barriers to Action against Global Warming * What We Can Do Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Lyme and tick-borne diseases: 2019 update

Presented by Dr. Kenneth B. Liegner Tuesday, August 20 7:00-8:00 pm Discover what’s new in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme tick-borne diseases. Dr. Liegner is the author of In the Crucible of Chronic Lyme Disease. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Thank you to all who have participated in our American Creed-inspired presentations!

If you have not yet filled out a questionnaire from any of our three programs, please kindly answer one or all of the questions listed below, and / or make any additional comments. A brief comment is all that is needed, but we do welcome lengthier answers. Your responses are very helpful to us in gathering information that will be presented to the American Library Association grant committee. Please email your answers to Donald at The  photograph was taken of Lonna Kelly interviewing Ron Steinman during her program Hudson Valley Art Speak. Mr. Steinman was our guest host in June for a special film screening and discussion of the PBS documentary American Creed. Click on the link to watch the episode. Questions: 1. What do you think unites us as a nation? 2. What are your hopes and concerns for your community and/or the country? 3. How can we work together to overcome the divisions in our society?

A Summer Virtual Art Show

Friday, August 16 6:30-8:30 pm This unique digital exhibition honors the theme of “Community” – that of our world village and also our artistic hearts. Each artist will give a brief talk. Sculpture by Elisabeth Frischauf, Photography by Lonna Kelly, Illustrations by Donald Partelow Performance of a song, with music by Marian Grudko and lyrics by author/poet Johnny Ray Moore Reading of T.A. Young’s poem, “by the river” and an accompanying sculpture by Kaete Brittin Shaw T.A. Young and Kaete Brittin Shaw have never met – except through their art. There will be a reading of the letters they wrote to each other, which are literary works of art in themselves. Join us for this one-of-a-kind experience! Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. This program is designed to encourage community conversations and its inspiration is based on the PBS documentary American Creed. The film American Creed can be viewed on the web at Register to see our art show by calling the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 or send an email to Donald at

Adult English Classes with Karina Cerna

CLASES DE INGLÉS Tuesdays ( Martes) & Thursdays (Jueves) 9:30 am-12:30 pm Classes run from Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to Thursday, February 6, 2020 Come in and register on September 10th at 9:30 am Cost is only $25 for 120 hours of classes / Costo es solo $25 por 120 horas de clases Total number of classes: 40 NOTE: Students may only pay by check (cheque) or money order ( giro postal) CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION (845) 790-3590 OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES at DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE LLAME PARA MAS INFORMACIÓN (845) 790-3590

Shamanic Workshop

Tuesday, August 6 7:00-8:00 pm Every ancient culture has creation myths which involve animals and half human/half animal creatures which may be helpful beings or fearsome guardians of some treasure, such as the Dragon. The elements of life on Earth are intertwined with ourselves and the beasts of the land, sea, river and air. In other words, we are one with nature. In this workshop we will work with Animal Spirits of both the natural realm and the mythical realm as they relate to where we are working energetically, in the deep reservoir of the Chakras or energy centers of the human body. Nadiya will guide you through a Shamanic Journey to converse with your Spirit Animal and she will help you relate your own experience to what you may need to heal in your life, set foot on a new path or transform what may need to be “composted” from the mud to the garden of your life. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email...

Soul Painting

with Jeanette Rodriguez Wednesday, July 31 7:00-8:30 pm Soul painting is a powerful intuitive, creative practice. This workshop is designed to help you unleash your relationship to your awareness. To acknowledge it, when it speaks to you. Think of it as meditating with a brush in your hand, eyes open! As you awaken this sense you’ll begin to transform, detaching from judgment which allows you to be more in the present moment. Come unlock your intuition and explore from within. This workshop provides a guided meditation with self-energy healing. Please wear comfortable clothing. Material fee: $5.00. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Multi-Generational Legacy Planning

Presented by Kwabena Amo-Nyarko Wednesday, July 24 7:00-8:00 pm You are invited to attend Multi-Generational Legacy Planning, a complementary, informational workshop created specifically to explore an estate planning opportunity designed to provide for your children, your grandchildren and your own retirement. At this free presentation you will learn how to: *Create a legacy for your grandchildren *Provide a source of supplemental income for your children *Structure an arrangement where premium advances are returned to you Please join us! Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Graphic Novel Book Club

Tuesday, July 23 7:00-8:00 pm The book club will be discussing Prince of Cats, by Ronald Wimberly. 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

Ayurveda, Diet, and Nutrition: Achieving Balance and Harmony

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Tuesday, July 16 7:00-9:00 pm 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 America and is the recipient of the Dhanwantri Award, his profession’s highest...