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Mar/Tue/2019 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
-Pawling Free Library-
Phone:845-855-3444
Address: 11 Broad St, Pawling NY 12564

English for Speakers of Other Languages
with Karina Cerna

12:30-3:30 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 adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

This publication (product) was supported by (or “in part by”) funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.

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  • Jun/Wed/2021 7:00 PM - Jun/Wed/2021 8:00 PM

    with Marian Grudko

    Wednesday, June 23
    7-8 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    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.

  • Jun/Thu/2021 1:00 PM - Jun/Thu/2021 2:00 PM

    Thursday afternoons, from 1-2 pm

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise.

    Spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility.

    Each session ends with a guided meditation.

    Program fee: $4.00, per class. 

    Note: We ask that you pay in advance for a full month of yoga classes.

    For  June: 

    One Thursday yoga class a week - $16

    You can make a non-refundable payment each month using our library’s PayPal  account, by check or money order.

    Please make checks / money orders payable to Pawling Library, and mail to Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling, NY 12564. 

    Make sure enclosed with your payment is your name, and indicate that payment is for Hatha Yoga classes. 

    Please email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org to let him know what payment type you are making. 

    Thank you so very much. 

  • Jun/Tue/2021 4:00 PM - Jun/Tue/2021 5:00 PM

    Tuesday, June 29
    4-5 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    The book club will be discussing A Long Time Gone, by Karen White.

    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.

  • Jun/Tue/2021 7:00 PM - Jun/Tue/2021 8:00 PM

    Tuesday, June 28
    7-8 pm

    Registration is required. Register below or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    The book club will be discussing The Sacrifice of Darkness by Roxane Gay and Tracy Lynne Oliver.

    The Graphic Novel Book Club is an adult book club that meets monthly to discuss comics and graphic novels. We 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.

  • Jul/Thu/2021 1:00 PM - Jul/Thu/2021 2:00 PM

    Thursday afternoons, from 1-2 pm

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise.

    Spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility.

    Each session ends with a guided meditation.

    Program fee: $4.00, per class. 

    Note: We ask that you pay in advance for a full month of yoga classes.

    For  July: 

    One Thursday yoga class a week - $20

    You can make a non-refundable payment each month using our library’s PayPal  account, by check or money order.

    Please make checks / money orders payable to Pawling Library, and mail to Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling, NY 12564. 

    Make sure enclosed with your payment is your name, and indicate that payment is for Hatha Yoga classes. 

    Please email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org to let him know what payment type you are making. 

    Thank you so very much. 

  • Jul/Thu/2021 6:30 PM - Jul/Thu/2021 7:30 PM

    with Lonna Kelly

    Thursday, July 1, 8 & 15
    6:30-7:30 pm

    This program is ongoing throughout the year. Please check our online calendar for the continuing dates. 

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    The Pawling Library and Putnam Independent Living Services are partnering to offer you the National Diabetes Prevention Program. 

    Are you prediabetic? 

    Work with a trained lifestyle coach and a CDC approved curriculum to prevent or delay types 2 diabetes.

    Prevent Type 2 will give you a full year of support to help you to: 

    • Eat healthy
    • Add physical activity to your day
    • Manage stress
    • Stay motivated 

     

    Please join us. 

    YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE FOR LIFE

     

    Putnam Independent Living Services and the Pawling Library partner to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program Virtually 

    Luke is one of the 84 million Americans who have been diagnosed with prediabetes, a condition where your blood sugar is high but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. He completed the Prevent Type 2 National Diabetes Prevention Program and had this to say “I’ve lost over 30 pounds.  It’s been a slow, steady change over the year I was enrolled in the Prevent T2 Program at Putnam Independent Living Services. I feel great!” 

    One in three American adults have prediabetes. You can take the CDC Risk Test at https://doihaveprediabetes.org / for a quick (2 minute) answer to what your risk is for developing the disease.  If you’re at high risk it’s a good idea to see your health care provider for a blood test.  The good news is that with an early diagnosis prediabetes can be reversed.  With December kicking off the holiday season, it’s a good time to get started.  

    By joining the National Diabetes Prevention Program you’ll learn how to make small changes, like altering your diet and exercising more which can help to reverse prediabetes and prevent type 2 diabetes.  You’ll read labels and make choices, keeping in mind that, if you plan for it, a small serving of your favorite holiday food it doesn’t have to be on the naughty list. 

    You can help to holiday proof your plan by making sure you keep moving. Walking with friends and family is a great activity after a holiday meal. Even when the weather is chilly you can dress appropriately and enjoy the crisp winter air.  

    Luke offers some advice “You have a lot on your plate this time of year so it’s also important to plan ahead and remember portion control.  Portion control was key for me.  Skip the seconds and stick to drinking water to eliminate high calorie beverages.”    

    Prevent Type 2 is a one-year program that offers a Life Style Coach, a Center for Disease Control (CDC) curriculum and the support of participants like you who are ready to get serious. The Life Style coach helps participants reach the goal of losing 7% of their body weight and increasing physical activity to 150 minutes or more every week.    

    PILS is partnering with the Pawling Library to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program free to adults in Dutchess County in January 2021. Sessions will be delivered to the group remotely and participants will need a phone, tablet or computer with internet access.  

    Luke endorses the program heartily, “My tests show that I’m no longer prediabetic and I credit the Diabetes Prevention Program for the help and support. “   

    To find out more about Prevent Type 2 contact Lonna Kelly at 845.228.7457 ext.1110 or email lkelly@putnamils.org. Additional information is available at http://www.putnamils.org/diabetes-prevention-program / Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC) and Putnam Independent Living Services (PILS) are consumer controlled nonresidential centers for independent living, which provide information and advocacy to persons with disabilities. In addition, WILC/PILS operates a Regional Resources Development Services Program (seven counties) and New York Connects. Visit http://www.PutnamILS.org for a full look at the range of programs available.  

     

    Photo by Nick Abrams

  • Jul/Wed/2021 6:30 PM - Jul/Wed/2021 8:00 PM

    Wednesday, July 7
    6:30-8:00 pm

    Registration is required. Register below or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    Each of us has a wealth of memories.

    Please join us and learn how to write your family and personal history.

    Our presenter Robin Lester will help you get started.

    You can do it.

    Surprise your children and grandchildren who’ve wanted you to do this.

    The biggest surprise for you will be in recalling your wonderful life!

    About our presenter: Robin Lester is a historian, writer and retired teacher. He has led the Hull House Oral History project in Chicago and the gathering of memories among former members of the Henry Street Settlement House in New York. He is in the process of preserving his family history in a narrative.

  • Jul/Thu/2021 6:30 PM - Jul/Thu/2021 7:30 PM

    with Lonna Kelly

    Thursday, July 1, 8 & 15
    6:30-7:30 pm

    This program is ongoing throughout the year. Please check our online calendar for the continuing dates. 

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    The Pawling Library and Putnam Independent Living Services are partnering to offer you the National Diabetes Prevention Program. 

    Are you prediabetic? 

    Work with a trained lifestyle coach and a CDC approved curriculum to prevent or delay types 2 diabetes.

    Prevent Type 2 will give you a full year of support to help you to: 

    • Eat healthy
    • Add physical activity to your day
    • Manage stress
    • Stay motivated 

     

    Please join us. 

    YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE FOR LIFE

     

    Putnam Independent Living Services and the Pawling Library partner to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program Virtually 

    Luke is one of the 84 million Americans who have been diagnosed with prediabetes, a condition where your blood sugar is high but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. He completed the Prevent Type 2 National Diabetes Prevention Program and had this to say “I’ve lost over 30 pounds.  It’s been a slow, steady change over the year I was enrolled in the Prevent T2 Program at Putnam Independent Living Services. I feel great!” 

    One in three American adults have prediabetes. You can take the CDC Risk Test at https://doihaveprediabetes.org / for a quick (2 minute) answer to what your risk is for developing the disease.  If you’re at high risk it’s a good idea to see your health care provider for a blood test.  The good news is that with an early diagnosis prediabetes can be reversed.  With December kicking off the holiday season, it’s a good time to get started.  

    By joining the National Diabetes Prevention Program you’ll learn how to make small changes, like altering your diet and exercising more which can help to reverse prediabetes and prevent type 2 diabetes.  You’ll read labels and make choices, keeping in mind that, if you plan for it, a small serving of your favorite holiday food it doesn’t have to be on the naughty list. 

    You can help to holiday proof your plan by making sure you keep moving. Walking with friends and family is a great activity after a holiday meal. Even when the weather is chilly you can dress appropriately and enjoy the crisp winter air.  

    Luke offers some advice “You have a lot on your plate this time of year so it’s also important to plan ahead and remember portion control.  Portion control was key for me.  Skip the seconds and stick to drinking water to eliminate high calorie beverages.”    

    Prevent Type 2 is a one-year program that offers a Life Style Coach, a Center for Disease Control (CDC) curriculum and the support of participants like you who are ready to get serious. The Life Style coach helps participants reach the goal of losing 7% of their body weight and increasing physical activity to 150 minutes or more every week.    

    PILS is partnering with the Pawling Library to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program free to adults in Dutchess County in January 2021. Sessions will be delivered to the group remotely and participants will need a phone, tablet or computer with internet access.  

    Luke endorses the program heartily, “My tests show that I’m no longer prediabetic and I credit the Diabetes Prevention Program for the help and support. “   

    To find out more about Prevent Type 2 contact Lonna Kelly at 845.228.7457 ext.1110 or email lkelly@putnamils.org. Additional information is available at http://www.putnamils.org/diabetes-prevention-program / Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC) and Putnam Independent Living Services (PILS) are consumer controlled nonresidential centers for independent living, which provide information and advocacy to persons with disabilities. In addition, WILC/PILS operates a Regional Resources Development Services Program (seven counties) and New York Connects. Visit http://www.PutnamILS.org for a full look at the range of programs available.  

     

    Photo by Nick Abrams

  • Jul/Thu/2021 1:00 PM - Jul/Thu/2021 2:00 PM

    Thursday afternoons, from 1-2 pm

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise.

    Spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility.

    Each session ends with a guided meditation.

    Program fee: $4.00, per class. 

    Note: We ask that you pay in advance for a full month of yoga classes.

    For  July: 

    One Thursday yoga class a week - $20

    You can make a non-refundable payment each month using our library’s PayPal  account, by check or money order.

    Please make checks / money orders payable to Pawling Library, and mail to Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling, NY 12564. 

    Make sure enclosed with your payment is your name, and indicate that payment is for Hatha Yoga classes. 

    Please email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org to let him know what payment type you are making. 

    Thank you so very much. 

  • Jul/Mon/2021 10:00 AM - Jul/Mon/2021 10:30 AM

    with Maryann McKenzie

    Monday, July 12
    10:00 am-10:30 am

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting 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. 

    This program is being brought to us by Dutchess One Stop.