Category: Adult Programs

Emily Dickinson: The Flowers In Her Poetry / Online Program

Presented by Marian Grudko Wednesday, October 26 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Emily Dickinson: The Flowers In Her Poetry or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/emily-dickinson-the-flowers-in-her-poetry-online-program/2022-10-26/   Emily Dickinson was a great gardener as well as a great poet. In this workshop, we will talk about how Emily used flowers in her poetry to express her passions and deepest thoughts, and share some floral poetry of our own.   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. Her work can be seen on her YouTube channel and listened to at http://soundcloud.com

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

Wednesday, August 17 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-8/2022-08-17/   The book club will be discussing Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin.   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...

The College Applications Timeline – What To Do & When / Online Program

Presented by Priyanka Shingala Wednesday, September 28 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The College Applications Timeline or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/the-college-applications-timeline-what-to-do-when-online-program/2022-09-28/   The college applications process can sound complicated with all its moving parts: SAT/ACT testing, college searches, tours, essays, interviews, and so on. In this program, Priyanka Shingala of Let’s Talk College, LLC will provide an updated overview of the process, and cover the exact steps you should take to stay on track, and even get ahead. This program is geared towards parents of all high school students, particularly 10th-12th graders. Topics include, but are not limited, to: With universities going test-optional, should you take the SAT or ACT? College Tours: What should you look for and what questions should you ask? Personal statements/supplemental essays/interviews; Getting a head start on the admissions process; A breakdown of priorities and a timeline of 9-12th grades; and Helpful resources to guide you through the process.   About our presenter: Priyanka Shingala has been working in the test prep...

New Nature Preserve Deer Pond Farm – hiking, birding & more / Online Program

Tuesday August 16 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Deer Pond Farm or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/new-nature-preserve-deer-pond-farm-hiking-birding-more-online-program/2022-08-16/ Learn about the CT Audubon Society’s beautiful new nature preserve Deer Pond Farm that’s located only minutes from the Pawling Library in Sherman, CT. There are over 15 miles of trails to explore on 850 acres spanning Pawling, NY and Sherman, CT. Deer Pond Farm’s director, Cathy Hagadorn, will lead this informational / educational presentation. She will provide an overview of what to expect and enjoy when visiting on your own, on one of our many guided programs as well highlights of our environmental conservation work here and with community partners.   About our presenter: Cathy Hagadorn is the Director of Deer Pond Farm. Cathy, joined the Connecticut Audubon Society in the fall of 2015. In her first year, she served as the director of the Coastal Center at Milford Point. In 2017 she was then chosen to direct the newest sanctuary, Deer Pond Farm. Cathy is responsible for all...

Body System Disorders: The Urinary System – Balancing Doshas to keep Systems Regulated / Online Program

Presented by Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Thursday, September 29 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The Urinary System or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.   https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/body-system-disorders-the-urinary-system-balancing-doshas-to-keep-systems-regulated-online-program/2022-09-29/   The urinary system filters blood – ridding it of excess nitrogen, urea, salts, and water – and creates urine as a waste by-product. It also keeps chemicals, such as potassium and sodium, and water in balance. The organs of the urinary system include the kidneys, renal pelvis, ureters, bladder and urethra. When the body breaks down foods containing protein (meat, poultry and certain vegetables) urea is produced. It is then carried in the bloodstream to the kidneys, where it is removed along with water and other wastes in the form of urine. Other important functions of the kidneys include blood pressure regulation and the production of erythropoietin, which controls red blood cell production in the bone marrow. Kidneys also regulate the acid-base balance and conserve fluids. Disorders of the urinary system include: kidney disease, kidney infection, kidney stones,...

Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation

Wednesday, August 10, 17, 24 & 31 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-3/2022-08-10/   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

Inspiring Non-Fiction Works by Women (Book Club) Online Program

Wednesday, September 21 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Inspiring Non-Fiction Works by Women 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-9/2022-09-21/   The book club will be discussing Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy.   Are you interested in reading and discussing non-fiction books, mainly autobiographical, by women? Then this is your Book Club! This is an opportunity to read about real life accounts of extraordinary women and most of it first hand through memoirs and autobiographies. We’ll begin each discussion by offering up some tidbits and questions to get us started and then it’s an open forum. Our hope is that together we will get to know, not only important women in history, but women who are brave, creative, passionate, and original thinkers. It does not matter how expert you are with the works or the authors. If you love the idea of reading and discussing non-fiction books by women who have powerful and inspiring stories to share this might be the perfect place to begin. Maybe...

¡Latinos Unidos en Pawling!

Presentado por Inginia Jackson y Madelyn Ortiz martes 30 agosto / 7-8 pm Favor de notar: Este programa se llevará a cabo en Pawling Recreation (Lakeside Park). El primer taller de comunidad en Español.   Se puede registrar en el calendario de la biblioteca en nuestra página de internet o contactar a Donald, nuestro Coordinador de Programas de Adultos a su correo electrónico adult@pawlinglibrary.org. También, se puede registrar en persona o llamando a la biblioteca al 845-855-3444. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/latinos-united-in-pawling/2022-08-30/   En este taller, aprenderá sobre la organización sin fines de lucros Camino al Éxito Project For All y su misión para crear una variedad de servicios importantes para la comunidad Latina. Los asistentes tendrán la oportunidad de proporcionar información sobre sus intereses y necesidades para próximos talleres.   Acerca de las presentadoras:   Inginia Jackson tiene una maestría en Educación Especial y actualmente es una maestra bilingüe para el distrito de Bedford en Westchester. Con una pasión próspera para servir a la comunidad, la Sra. Jackson ha desarrollado diferentes talleres comunitarios en el distrito de Bedford...

Are your tickets entered for the summer reading raffle?

REMINDER: Our first raffle in our Summer Reading Challenge will be 7/15! If you’ve been logging your reading online or with a paper log, you’ve been earning raffle tickets to win prizes in our raffles! But have you stopped by the library to fill them out and pick up your other prizes? Want a chance to win? Kids and teens who have leveled up in the Summer Reading Challenge will need to stop by the library before 7/15 to pick up prizes and enter their raffle tickets or contact program coordinator Neena to redeem their tickets. Adult participants do not need to stop by; their tickets are automatically entered for them! For the 7/15 raffle, you could win tickets to games from awesome area teams like the Hudson Valley Renegades, New York Red Bulls, and Danbury Westerners. Got questions? Out of town or unable to stop in to redeem tickets? Contact Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org to find out about entering the raffle when you can’t come in. Thank you to the...

From Memory to Family Memoir / In-Person & Online Program

Tuesday, September 6 6:00-7:30 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-in-person-online-program/2022-09-06/   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.