Category: Adult Programs

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.

Art-Room: A Gathering of Artists / Online Program

Friday, June 18 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Art-Room: A Gathering of Artists or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/art-room-a-gathering-of-artists-online/2021-06-18/ Enjoy lively discussions with your fellow artists about projects and techniques. We look forward to seeing you soon. Allow your artistic passion to follow its creative bliss!

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

A FREE workshop from Social Security. Presented by Vincent J. Scocozza Public Affairs Specialist Monday, June 21 1-2 pm Click the link below to register for Social Security 101 or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/social-security-101-everything-you-wanted-to-know-online-program-2/2021-06-21/ 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 http://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount 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. http://SocialSecurity.gov

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.

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).

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...

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 adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/summer-one-community-one-book-the-great-gatsby-with-stephanie-rogers/2021-06-09/   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,...

The Kidney, Liver, and Lymph: Essential Detox Pathways / Online Program

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500 Tuesday, June 8 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The Kidney, Liver, and Lymph: Essential Detox Pathways or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-kidney-liver-and-lymph-essential-detox-pathways-online-program/2021-06-08/ The kidneys, liver, and lymph system are the body’s natural detoxification pathways and are critical organs for maintaining the body’s overall health.  When they are out of balance, overloaded with toxins, or blocked by stressors (physical or emotional) they cannot function efficiently and illness can result. Learning how to care for these critical organs is essential and discovering what interferes with their functioning is key. Come and discover: Foods, herbs, teas, supplements that will help to keep these organs healthy  Specific triggers that cause interference – i.e. anger overloads the liver Why hydration is critical – and how to determine the right amount for you The importance of sleep as a regenerative component Exercises and meditations that reduce stress and help circulation The benefit of a periodic detox protocol About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik...