Category: Adult Programs

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...

T. S.  Eliot’s The Waste Land: Performance by Marian Grudko and Roger Hendricks Simon / Online Program

Friday, May 14 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The Waste Land or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Published in 1922, The Waste Land has widely been revered as one of the most important poems to emerge from this time period. It is brought to life in a performance by theater legend, actor, director Roger Hendricks Simon and  actress, author Marian Grudko. Following the show will be an interactive discussion. Roger Hendricks Simon is a founding member of the Yale Repertory Company, who went on to direct and act for Joe Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, London’s Royal Court Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, La Mama, Roundabout, Los Angeles Theatre Center, PBS, BBC-TV, National Public Radio and many more. Elected to Notable Names in American Theatre, Roger directed international premieres by Tennessee Williams, Sam Shepard, David Hare, Terrence McNally, Lanford Wilson, and William Saroyan. He has directed John Lithgow, John Travolta, James Earl Jones, and James Woods, to name but a few. Roger is the founding...

Chronic Fatigue/Adrenal Fatigue: Fantasy vs Reality / Online Program

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500 Tuesday, May 18 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Chronic Fatigue / Adrenal Fatigue or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   When you are so exhausted that you cannot get through the day; when a good night’s sleep leaves you tired upon waking; when there is no evidence of any underlying medical condition; when your doctors (you’ve seen many) say it’s all in your head; what can you do?    Come and discover: Why these syndromes are so controversial  The reality of these syndromes and treatment plans that do work  How to determine the underlying cause(s)  The connection with yeast, parasites, pathogens, toxins, and heavy metals Vitamins, supplements, and herbs that can help  Diet, nutritional, and detox guidelines to follow that reverse the symptoms    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 35 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician,...

I Remember When / Online Program

Wednesday, May 19 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for I Remember When or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at This special panel discussion program features a group of people, our friends and neighbors, who have lived in Pawling for some time. They are with us to share stories of their lives. Please join us not only to listen but to share your stories of what life was like back then in this quaint place nestled in the Hudson Valley, that we call home. The Pawling Library celebrates 100 years of service to our community.  We celebrate the people who make our community.

Summer: One Community, One Book: The Great Gatsby with Stephanie Rogers / Online Program

Wednesday, June 9 6:30-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for Summer: One Community, One Book: The Great Gatsby with Stephanie Rogers or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   The Pawling Library is Celebrating its Centennial. For this program we are not only commemorating our library’s anniversary but bringing  people together through their passion for great literary works.  We have selected four classic novels, one for each season, that were popular in the 1920s when our library first came into being.  Our presenter, Stephanie Rogers, will be reading an excerpt  from each novel and then lead a Q & A for our audience. Stephanie Rogers is the author of The Horse I Belong To: How a Misused and Almost Forgotten Grade Mare Showed Me the Way.  The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with our neighbors Pawling Recreation, the Book Cove and the Pawling Resource Center.  To participate in this program, order a copy of The Great Gatsby through our library. You can also support our partner, the Book Cove,...

Recycling in Dutchess County / Online Program

Presented by Dutchess County Recycling Educator Kerry Russell Tuesday, May 11 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Recycling in Dutchess County  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at At this program, for adults & teens, you’ll find out what materials can be recycled in Dutchess County, and what happens to your recyclables once they’ve been collected. Also, you’ll learn why not everything is  recyclable. Recycling is very important. It not only helps our community, but our world.   Please join us for this special informative program.  

Job Search 101 / Online Program

with Maryann McKenzie Monday, May 10 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 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   10:30 am-11:00 am   11:00 am-11:30 am   11:30 am-12:00 pm   This program is being brought to us by Dutchess One Stop.  

How to Properly Research a College or University / Online Program

Presented by Stephanie Mauro of College Planning 101 Monday, May 10 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for How to Properly Research a College or University  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at In this webinar you will learn: Visiting a college whether in person or virtually, it’s important to ask questions so that you can make an informed decision.  This webinar will provide you with all the important questions you should be asking colleges in regard to academics internships/co-ops, students life on campus as well as what to do on a campus tour.

Social Security 101: Everything you wanted to know / Online Program

A FREE workshop from Social Security Presented by  Vincent J. Scocozza Public Affairs Specialist NOTE: This presentation has been rescheduled to Monday, June 28 from 1-2 pm. Monday, April 26 1-2 pm Click the link below to register for Social Security 101 or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   At this workshop you’ll learn:  When are you eligible to receive retirement benefits? How does early retirement affect your benefits? Do you qualify for disability, survivors, and spouse benefits? How do you get the most from your benefit? What is the future of Social Security? When should you file for Medicare?   Learn how to use my Social Security online account and other online services. You should go to to create a my Social Security account and print out your Social Security Statement before attending the workshop   About our presenter: Vincent J. Scocozza has 10 years of experience providing information and guidance about Social Security, Medicare, & Online Services.  He currently services NYC, Westchester County, & Lower Hudson Valley.

Effective Communication Strategies / Online Program

with Community Engagement Manager Joan Carl Wednesday, April 28 7:00-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for Effective Communication Strategies or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at 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. For further information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.