Category: Adult Programs

Owls of the Night / Online Program

Presented by Naturalist & Preserve Steward John Foley of the Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center Thursday, April 22 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Owls of the Night or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at They fly in silence. These nocturnal birds of prey have captured our interest and imaginations throughout time.   Worldwide there are nearly 250 species.  Please join us for this fascinating and beautiful special Earth Day event, as we learn together about the magnificent owls.  About our presenter: John is a self-taught naturalist who has spent years working in and around Great Hollow, studying the local plants and animals that make the area so special. He is a Connecticut-certified Master Wildlife Conservationist and has worked as a field technician for multiple agencies and organizations, such as the Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources and Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Great Swamp and the Naromi Land Trust. John’s passion is turtles, and he has spent the...

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

Friday, April 23 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Dinner Table or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at 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!

Allergies and Asthma: An Ayurvedic Approach / Online Program

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500 Tuesday, April 20 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Allergies and Asthma or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Allergies are the body’s response to toxins that a weakened immune system cannot handle. Seasonal allergies (external) and/or food allergies (internal) result when foreign elements invade the body and cannot be eradicated. Asthma is an allergic reaction to certain triggers that aggravate and inflame the lung tissue, and can become systemic over time. Keeping the body in balance, and the immune system strong, can prevent allergies from taking hold.  Come and discover: Why certain “body types” are more prone to allergies  How digestion impacts allergic reactions The role of metabolism in allergic responses  The effect of vaccinations on the body Techniques to balance and strengthen the immune system  Techniques to balance and strengthen the immune system 

Sound Experience

with Cristina Reyes-Schleifer Sound Practitioner Wednesday, April 21 7:00-8:30 pm Click the link below to register for Sound Experience or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at 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.


In celebration of Earth Day, the Pawling Library is collaborating with artist Lonna Kelly for her art project that Ms. Kelly calls Synergy, offering a space for community expression. The theme for this art project is Our Earth. To participate, artistically express what our Earth means to you. This can be a sketch, a painting, photograph, mixed-media, etc. Send jpeg images of your art to Donald at by April 15. This art project is open to both adults and children. Artwork will be posted on the websites of the Pawling Library  & Lonna Kelly Studio.   Click the link below for more information.

Art-Room: A Gathering of Artists / Online Program

Friday, April 16 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Art-Room or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at 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!

Haunted Objects / Online Program

Presented by with Barry Pirro Tuesday, April 13 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Haunted Objects or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Paranormal investigator Barry Pirro has investigated hundreds of haunted houses, businesses, and historic sites. He has also been a consultant for paranormal TV shows Ghost Adventures, Ghost Nation, Kindred Spirits, and Paranormal Survivor. Join Barry as he shares chilling stories of haunted objects. Just as a house can be haunted, any object can become haunted or cursed. Hear stories of haunted paintings, jewelry, dolls, furniture, and musical instruments. Participants will also have a chance to ask Barry questions about his experiences as a ‘ghost hunter,’ and to share their own true ghost stories. 

Admissions and Financial Aid: What it Takes to get into College Today / Online Program

Presented by Stephanie Mauro of College Planning 101 Tuesday, April 6 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Admissions and Financial Aid or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at In this seminar you will learn: A time-line for success—where you should start in the college planning process. How important are SAT & ACT tests and how do colleges value them. What the more selective colleges really want to see in your student’s application. The financial aid systems and how they work. How to maximize your student’s potential to receive scholarships, grants, and forms of merit-aid. How it’s possible to attend a Private College for a Public College Price. Plus much, much more…

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease / Online Program

Thursday, March 18 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease  or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.  The one-hour program covers:  Typical age-related changes.  Common warning signs of Alzheimer’s.  How to approach someone about memory concerns.  Early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process.  Alzheimer’s Association resources.   This  program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. For further information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. 

FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Friday, March 19 Time slots: 5:00-6:00 pm / 6:00-7:00 pm / 7:00-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Once you are registered Karina will email you a Zoom link. You can use Zoom on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. One space is available for each class. Please indicate what day and time you’d like to make an appointment. Thank you! This publication was supported in part by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.