Category: Adult Programs

Russia: Adversary or Partner to the US

Tuesday, December 18 7:00-8:00 pm Russia and the United States are members of the Security Council “Permanent 5″ at the United Nations. Their history has been both collaborative and conflictual. In the age of Putin, Crimea, the Syrian Civil War, the Iran Nuclear Agreement, Cyber security and Sanctions, what opportunities and challenges await us? Dr. Kambalov, having served at the UN in various posts over 20 years, brings his expertise to explore this subject and will welcome q and a. 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 grew up in Novosibirsk. He has...

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Thursday, December 13 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.

disAbility & Employment Workshop

This program is being provided by Taconic Resources for Independence December 14 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. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

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.