Category: Adult Programs

Summer Kicks off On Monday, June 20!

The Pawling Library’s Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Challenge begins on Monday, June 20th! Register online and count the time you spend reading all summer! Earn badges, free books and other prizes like baseball tickets! Help us reach our community goal of 20,000 minutes and we’ll have an ice cream party to celebrate! Plus, the Library will earn a Nintendo Switch to use during Library programs! Open to kids of all ages, teens, and adults! Register here to track online or pick up a paper log from our front desk. June 20th is also the day to sign up for all our summer programs! Please visit our online calendar, Teen Programs and Events page, or our Children’s Program page for all the details and to register. Join us on 6/20 at 3:30 pm for a special Oceans of Possibilities Magic Show with Jim Vargias for kids from kindergarten thru 8th grade. This program is in partnership with Pawling Recreation and will be held at the Lakeside Park auditorium. Register here.      

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club / Online Program

Tuesday, June 28 4-5 pm Click the link below to register for Tuesday Afternoon Book Club or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/tuesday-afternoon-book-club-online-program-17/2022-06-28/ The book club will be discussing The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. This afternoon book club is all about connecting with others just like you who have a passion for reading. Connect with friends and make new friends. We look forward to seeing you for an hour of friendly conversations. Book selections are agreed upon by our members. Please join us.

Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation

Wednesday, June 29 2-3 pm Instructor: Tina Orgera Click the link below to register for Line Dancing or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/line-dancing-at-pawling-recreation/2022-06-08/   Do you enjoy line dancing or want to learn? It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to this or experienced. Spend an hour dancing while listening to a variety of tunes. Line dancing is not just entertainment, it’s also a good form of exercise. Please join us. Be good to yourself and have some fun. Joy is healthy, too!   The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation for this program. 2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564 845-855-1131 Email: recreation@pawling.org http://pawlingrec.com

Natural Healing / Online Program

Presented by Julie Johns Wednesday, June 29 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Natural Healing or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.   https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-21/2022-06-29/   At this presentation you’ll learn the health benefits of Chinese medicine. Please join us and discover how you can naturally improve the quality of your life.   About our presenter: Julie Johns is a licensed Acupuncturist. She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She earned a MS degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a BS degree in Health Sciences in a three-year program at Mercy College which focused on acupuncture, theory of oriental medicine, Chinese herbology, health sciences, and clinical experience. Her first career was as a research assistant in two basic research laboratories, one at Stanford Medical School and the other at Weill Cornell Medical College. These experiences along with the BA degree in Biology she received from the University of California, Santa Cruz gave her a good grounding in science and the theories of allopathic (western)...

12 Easy Herbs for your Patio and Gardens / Online Program

Presented by Master Gardener Lorraine Seach Thursday, June 30 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for 12 Easy Herbs for your Patio and Gardens or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/12-easy-herbs-for-your-patio-and-gardens-online-program/2022-06-30/ Herbs are great multi-taskers for all kinds of gardens! Their culinary and ornamental value make them candidates for kitchen gardens, vegetable plots, perennial borders and all sizes and types of containers. Learn how to grow and use the easiest of herbs!

Inspiring Works by Women Writers (Book Club) / Online Program

Wednesday, June 15 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Inspiring Works by Women Writers (Book Club) or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/inspiring-works-by-women-writers-book-club-online-program-6/2022-06-15/   The book club will be discussing The Sisters Rosensweig, by Wendy Wasserstein.   Are you interested in reading and discussing novels, plays, and poems by women? Then this is your Book Club! This is a fun opportunity to indulge in some great works by women writers. We will begin each discussion with a little background history and tidbits on each female writer. I’ll ask a few questions to get us started and then it’s an open forum. My hope is that together we gain a little more insight into these books (and perhaps the authors as well). Some of these books you may know well. Some may be books you always meant to read and never got around to! It does not matter how expert you are with the works or the authors. If you are passionate about discussing books and would like to build...

Body System Disorders: The Skeletal System-Assisting our Foundation as a Whole / Online Program

Presented by Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Tuesday, June 14 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The Skeletal System or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-13/2022-06-14/   The skeletal system is made up of the bones (the skeleton), muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue that supports and binds tissues and organs together. Its primary functions include supporting the body, allowing motion, and protecting vital organs. It also is involved in the production of blood cells, storage of minerals, and endocrine regulation. While the adult human skeletal system includes 206 bones, the infantile skeletal system has many more, since not all of the bones have fused together yet. The mineral calcium helps your muscles, nerves, and cells work normally. If you do not get enough calcium in your diet, or if your body does not absorb enough calcium, your bones can get weak or will not grow properly. Your skeleton (bones) are a living organ. Teeth are not bones but are still part of...

From Memory to Family Memoir / Online Program

Wednesday, June 1 6:30-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for From Memory to Family Memoir or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/from-memory-to-family-memoir-online-program-5/2022-06-01/ Each of us has a wealth of memories. The goal of this once a month program is writing your life stories. At every gathering each person has 10 minutes to share a story with our group members in a very supportive environment. No one’s work and writing skills are ever critiqued. Your unique style of writing is the right way to write. Please join us every month. Relive your memories that will one day become your memoir. Surprise your family who’ve wanted you to do this. The biggest surprise you’ll find is recalling the stories of your life. We look forward to seeing you.

Poetry Reading with Linda McCauley Freeman / Online Program

Wednesday, May 25 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Poetry Reading with Linda McCauley Freeman or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-28/2022-05-25/   Poet Linda McCauley Freeman, author of the newly published book The Family Plot, will be sharing with us a selection of her poems during this interactive presentation.   About our presenter: Linda McCauley Freeman is the author of the full-length poetry collection The Family Plot (Backroom Window Press, 2022) and has been widely published in international journals, including in a Chinese translation. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize 2022. Recently she appeared in Delta Poetry Review, Poet Magazine, Amsterdam Quarterly, and won Grand Prize in StoriArts’Maya Angelou poetry contest. She received a grant from Arts Mid-Hudson and was selected for Poets Respond to Art 2020, 2021 and 2022 shows. She was a three-time winner in the Talespinners Short Story contest judged by Michael Korda. She has an MFA from Bennington College and is the former poet-in-residence of the Putnam Arts Council. She lives in the...

Inspiring Works by Women Writers (Book Club) / Online Program

Wednesday, May 18 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Inspiring Works by Women Writers or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/inspiring-works-by-women-writers-book-club-online-program-5/2022-05-18/ The book club will be discussing Beloved, by Toni Morrison. Are you interested in reading and discussing novels, plays, and poems by women? Then this is your Book Club! This is a fun opportunity to indulge in some great works by women writers. We will begin each discussion with a little background history and tidbits on each female writer. I’ll ask a few questions to get us started and then it’s an open forum. My hope is that together we gain a little more insight into these books (and perhaps the authors as well). Some of these books you may know well. Some may be books you always meant to read and never got around to! It does not matter how expert you are with the works or the authors. If you are passionate about discussing books and would like to build up your repertoire of works by...