Category: Adult Programs

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) FREE HEALTH LECTURE – ONLINE

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Tuesday, May 5 7:00-8:00 pm This pandemic has raised a lot of anxiety and a lot of questions. It has also brought an opportunity to raise awareness. A shift in perspective can change worry and fear into care and compassion, panic into prudence, quarantine into retreat. Our minds are powerful – consciousness directs energy and determines outcome. Raising consciousness to encompass body, mind, and spirit enhances the path to health. Come and discover: How this virus is different from others – personally and culturally The population most at risk – low immune system Why a strong immune system – body mind spirit – is key Steps to keep your immune system at peak functioning The oral microbiome – our body’s first line of defense The critical link between diet, emotions, and mental outlook The importance of a seasonal detox – physical, mental, emotional NOTE: To participate in this very important online presentation, you must first register by emailing Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org and then follow the...

The United Nations: An Insider’s Perspective / CANCELLED

Tuesday, March 24 7:00-8:00 pm The UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. What exactly is this organization, created in the aftermath of WWII, that now has 193 nation state members? Is it a world government? Does the UN Declaration of Human Rights contradict the US Declaration of Independence? What are its successes, failures and opportunities? In this presentation, Dr. Kambalov, shares 21 years of personal experience at the UN and opens an exploration of the nuts and bolts of this institution, inviting questions and comments. About our presenter: Dr. Sergei Kambalov was the Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development before retirement in 2010 after 21 years of service at the UN. Prior to joining the UN in 1989, he was a First Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, and before that he worked in academic research on international economic relations. He has several academic publications, including a book on economic sanctions as a tool of foreign policy. Born in Riga, he...

Effective Communication Strategies / CANCELLED

with Joan Carl Tuesday, March 17 7:00-8:00 pm Individuals living with dementia often experience changes in behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. For caregivers, learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language can help both parties to connect and communicate in meaningful ways. This program will help explain the communication changes that take place in a person with dementia and identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. This program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association 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 Thursday, March 12 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.”

Admissions and Financial Aid: What it Takes to get into College Today

with Stephanie Mauro Thursday, February 20 6:30-8:00 pm At this presentation you will learn: 1) How to maximize their student’s potential to receive scholarships, grants and other forms of merit-aid. 2) The importance of the SAT & ACT tests and how colleges value them. 3) What the more selective colleges really want to see on a student’s application. 4) The difference between the FAFSA and CSS Profile financial aid forms and how they affect the cost of college. 5) What financial aid really means to a family and how need is determined. 6) The parental and student assets that take away from qualifying for financial aid. 7) How the financial aid system works and why it’s important to have an expected family contribution (EFC) calculated before a student visits colleges. 8) We will go over a timeline to successfully complete the college planning process and how it’s possible to attend a private college for a public college price. 9) Plus much, much more! Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or...

Hiking 101 with Eric Harvey

Tuesday, February 11 7:00-8:00 pm Hiking 101 is intended as a presentation for people with little or no previous experience who are interested in hiking. Topics to be discussed will include planning a trip, clothing to wear, and gear to bring along. Questions will be encouraged. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Heart Ornaments: Sculpting Workshop

Two Sessions: Friday, January 31 (Sculpting) & Friday, February 7 (Painting) Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Have a heart, and give a heart to make someone happy. The hearts we’ll be making will be donated to The Pawling Resource Center. …and please make a heart for yourself, too! Thank you for your talent & generosity. Age 7 & up Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 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 Thursday, February 6 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.”

Afternoon Hatha Yoga with Maria Polhemus

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 pm. Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise. Come spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Each session ends with a guided meditation. Program fee:$4.00. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Yin Yoga & Meditation

Wednesday, January 15 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. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.