Category: Adult Programs

Poetry Workshop: Exploring the art and craft of writing poetry from past to present / Online Program

with Marian Grudko Wednesday, June 23 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Poetry Workshop or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/poetry-workshop-exploring-the-art-and-craft-of-writing-poetry-from-past-to-present/2021-06-23/ The 1920s ushered in the modern era in the world of poetry, and its influences are still going strong, 100 years later. At this workshop, we will listen to and examine the poetry of T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Marianne Moore and Langston Hughes. You will then be invited to read a poem of your own – and see how the grand shift in style of the earlier time still echoes in our work today. About our presenter: Marian Grudko is the author of Lucinda Snowdrop and co-author of Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups, with T.A. Young. She is also a composer and storyteller, and her work can be seen on her new and evolving YouTube channel and at soundcloud.com.

Multi-Organ Inflammatory Disease: An Ayurvedic Approach to a Modern Dilemma / Online Program

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500 Tuesday, July 13 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Multi-Organ Inflammatory Disease: An Ayurvedic Approach to a Modern Dilemma or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/multi-organ-inflammatory-disease-an-ayurvedic-approach-to-a-modern-dilemma-online-program/2021-07-13/ Shortly after Covid-19 arrived on the world scene, a mysterious array of symptoms began appearing in children. At first these symptoms were similar to those of other childhood ailments, but soon the severity increased to reveal life-threatening inflammation (lungs, kidney, heart, brain, skin, GI tract) requiring hospitalization. These symptoms also appeared in adults following exposure to Covid, and a link was hypothesized. As yet, the cause of Multi-Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and Adults (MIS-C/MIS-A) is not known.   Come and discover: The most recent findings about MIS-C/MIS-A and the conventional approach  Why this syndrome may be more prevalent in certain populations How Ayurveda’s holistic approach uncovers root causes The Ayurvedic philosophy regarding symptoms and treatment The connection between diet, toxins, GI tract, blood flow, and inflammation   About our presenter: Dr....

Lyme Disease Update 2021 / Online Program

Presented by Dr. Kenneth B. Liegner   Tuesday, July 20 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Lyme Disease Update 2021 or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/lyme-disease-update-2021-online-program/2021-07-20/ 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.

Financial Health: Take Control of Your Finances / Online Program

with Leona O’Connell Wednesday, July 21 5:00-6:30 pm Click the link below to register for Financial Health or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/financial-health-take-control-of-your-finances-online-program/2021-07-21/     This course has been designed to help you achieve financial health.   Course topics include: Effective budgeting Understanding credit Setting financial goals and the tools to achieve them   Please join Leona O’Connell, Housing Counselor at Hudson River Housing’s NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, for this FREE in-depth financial presentation.   For information about Hudson River Housing, please click the link below. https://hudsonriverhousing.org

Stories about the Animals at a Farm Sanctuary / Online Program

Thursday, July 22 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Stories about the Animals at a Farm Sanctuary or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/stories-about-the-animals-at-a-farm-sanctuary/2021-07-22/ Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary provides a lifelong home to farm animals rescued from slaughter and abuse. The sanctuary currently has 110 animals, including goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, turkeys, donkeys, and horses. The farm’s cofounders, Ellen and Bill Crain, will tell the stories of some of the animals. The program will be of interest to children as well as adults. About our presenters: Ellen Crain is a retired pediatrician. She is a professor emerita at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Bill Crain is a professor of psychology at The City College of New York. He is the author of The Emotional Lives of Animals and Children: Insights from a Farm Sanctuary. For more information about Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary please visit http://www.safehavenfarmsanctuary.org

Job Search 101 / Online Program

with Maryann McKenzie Monday, June 14 10:00 am-12:00 pm Click on a link below to register for Job Search 101 or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. At this free monthly workshop, you’ll receive individual attention to aid you in your job search. You will learn how to create or update a winning resume and cover letter, practice your interviewing skills, complete job applications, and more. If you’re not getting results in your job search, or don’t know how to begin, then this is the place to start. NOTE: Each 1/2-hour time slot is available for one participant. If a space becomes filled, you’ll be placed on a waiting list, and alerted to other openings   Available Time Slots:    10:00 am-10:30 am https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/job-search-101-online-program-3/2021-06-14/   10:30 am-11:00 am https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/job-search-101-online-program-4/2021-06-14/   11:00 am-11:30 am https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/job-search-101-online-program-5/2021-06-14/   11:30 am-12:00 pm https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/job-search-101-online-program-6/2021-06-14/       This program is being brought to us by Dutchess One Stop.

Just Keep Writing: Author Maya Gottfried on writing as a celebration of life, even when life is tough / Online Program

Wednesday, June 16 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Just Keep Writing: Author Maya Gottfried on writing as a celebration of life, even when life is tough or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/author-maya-gottfried-on-writing-as-a-celebration-of-life-even-when-life-is-tough/2021-06-16/ At this special presentation, Maya Gottfried will talk about how even her writing on serious topics is ultimately a celebration of life, and how she goes about acknowledging and addressing mistakes of the past as an author. About our presenter: Maya Gottfried is the author of three children’s books, including Good Dog and Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary (both published by Knopf), as well as the adult nonfiction lifestyle guide Vegan Love. Her essays have appeared in media outlets including Oprah Daily,  The Washington Post, and Stat (Boston Globe Media).

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors / Online Program

with Community Engagement Manager Joan Carl Thursday, June 17 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/understanding-and-responding-to-dementia-related-behaviors-online-program-2/2021-06-17/ During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts to exhibit new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication, and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia. This program will help attendees identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia and learn strategies for addressing common dementia-related behaviors. This program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. For further information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

Dinner Table: Food and Conversation with Chef Peter Gobin / Online Program

Friday, June 11 7-8 pm NOTE: For this class, the chef will be preparing a chicken pot pie with a biscuit crust. Please see below for a list of ingredients and tools. Click the link below to register for Dinner Table: Food and Conversation with Chef Peter Gobin  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/dinner-table-food-and-conversation-with-chef-peter-gobin-online-program-2/2021-06-11/   Televised  cooking programs have never been more popular. We love to eat, and to eat well. Good food & good company always accompanies good conversation which is another reason for this unique program.  Each month Chef Peter Gobin will be talking about our favorite subject: food, and preparing a new dish to delight you.  Please join us for Dinner Table, to not only learn but to share your thoughts on your own special recipes & perhaps make new friends who, like yourself, love to cook!   For the biscuits 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder .5 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup milk .5  cup melted butter (preferably...

Centennial Jazz Concert

The Pawling Library is hosting a free jazz concert on the Village Green on Saturday May 22nd, 1-3 PM. Why is the Pawling Library kicking off its year-long centennial celebration with a New Orleans Jazz band? Because in 1921, when the library received its Charter from the New York State Board of Education, what was known then as Dixieland Jazz, was all the rage all over the country! In the early twentieth century, the Great Migration of talented Black and Creole musicians who left New Orleans to seek a better life in the north, brought this vibrant musical genre to Chicago, Philadelphia and New York. And what better way to celebrate our one hundred years of service to our community than to shout out our excitement with this “brassy” introduction to our thrilling year of programming and events brought to you by the generosity of the Oliver S. and Jennie R. Donaldson Charitable Trust. While you’re celebrating with us, dance on over to the information tent where we will be sharing our program schedule for...