Category: Adult Programs

Interior Design

Tuesday, July 9 7:00-8:00 pm At this creative and fun presentation designer Allison Miller of Allison Grace Design will introduce you to the interior design process as well as current trends and how to avoid common pitfalls. She’ll instruct you how to approach a construction or decorating project, including planning, budget, resources and finding a contractor. You’ll learn about areas of design such as space planning, kitchen and bath design, lighting, paint color selection, window treatment options, as well as wall decor, furniture and fabric selections. Following the presentation will be a Q & A. Lots of samples will be on hand for you to view and be inspired. Please join us. Find your style to create the home of your dreams! About our presenter: Allison Miller has been working in the interior design industry for 20 years. After graduating from the University of Vermont with a degree in Art and Art History, her love of textiles drew her to interior design. She flourished as a window treatment and soft-goods designer and then went on...

A Writer’s Workshop Part I: The Opening Sentence

Presented by author/editor Marian Grudko Thursday, June 27 7:00-8:00 pm You have 10 seconds to catch the attention of an editor/reader. Can anything be more crucial than your opening sentence? Well, yes – the second sentence! Come to the first in a series of writer’s workshops where Marian will discuss this important topic and more, and take a look at your writing problems. Is she judgmental? No. Is her editing ruthless? Oh, yeah. Bring in your writing and prepare to LEARN. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Essential Oils

with MaryAnn Augi and Dawn Kelly Tuesday, June 25 7:00-8:00 pm Essential oils have been used throughout history for their therapeutic purposes, dating back to ancient societies. At this fun-filled presentation you’ll find out the most popular ways to use essential oils from aromatically to topically. A variety of scents will be on hand for you to try. Please join us and discover which essential oils are right for you. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Chronic Fatigue / Adrenal Fatigue: Fantasy vs Reality

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Tuesday, June 18 7:00-9:00 pm. 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 30 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America and is the recipient of the...

American Creed: A special film screening & discussion with Ron Steinman

Saturday, June 15 at 2 pm In the documentary film AMERICAN CREED, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America’s promise across deepening divides. This film is not rated / 1h About our guest speaker: Ron Steinman’s career began at NBC News. His time at the network spans over three decades. He was a writer and field producer on the Huntley-Brinkley show before going to Saigon as bureau chief in 1966 for more than three years, and covering the Vietnam War off and on until 1973. He served as South East Asia bureau chief based in Hong Kong and then London bureau chief during the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland. He was Washington producer for Today and senior producer on Early Today and in the news division. He is a partner, producer and writer at Douglas/Steinman Productions where...

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

with Community Engagement Manager Joan Carl Tuesday, June 4 7:00-8:00 pm This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging: cognitive activity, exercise, diet & nutrition, and social engagement. We will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do now to improve or maintain our overall health. This program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Graphic Novel Book Club

Tuesday, May 28 7:00-8:00 pm The book club will be discussing Through the Woods, by Emily Carroll. The Graphic Novel Book Club is an adult book club that meets monthly to discuss comics and graphic novels. We will select from a wide variety of titles – indie and foreign comics to classic superhero storylines. Whether you are just getting into comics or a life-long reader, you’ll find good conversation and something new to read. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Thursday, May 30 2:00-5:00 pm Tutoring is available for both adults and teens. Sessions are for one hour. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at This publication (product) was supported by (or “in part by”) funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.

Intro to Calligraphy

Presented by Anne Tascio Wednesday, May 22 6:30-8:30 pm Discover the elegant art of calligraphy. During this free introductory lecture and workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to express your own unique lettering style. Be inspired. Please join us for this fun and relaxing hands on event. All art supplies will be provided. Our presenter, artist Anne Tascio, teaches calligraphy at Bluestone Farm & Living Arts Center in Brewster NY. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at

Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley

Tuesday, May 21 7:00-8:00 pm Author Vincent Dacquino will be reading from his latest book Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley. Following his discussion, Mr. Dacquino will be autographing copies of his book. For those wishing to have an autographed copy, books must be purchased in advance. Order your copy of Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley at Pawling’s beautiful bookstore The Book Cove. About our presenter: Vincent T. Dacquino is the author of several books for children and adults. He has made numerous appearances at schools and historical sites based on his adult biography Sybil Ludington: The Call to Arms, published by Purple Mountain Press in 2000, and Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley: An Investigative Journey, published by The History Press in 2007. Dacquino has addressed teachers and historians at annual conferences at the local, county, state and national levels. He has presented at the BOCES Young Adult conferences for over thirty years and has conducted a writers’ workshop for the Mahopac Library for over twenty years. Dacquino was a teacher in Westchester...