Climate Education Project

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Aug/Wed/2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
-Library Annex-
Phone:845-855-3444
Address: 15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

with Robert Whittaker

Wednesday, August 28
7:00-8:00 pm

This presentation is a live in-person educational discussion of the essential facts we need to know to understand global warming and climate change, including mankind's role in causing it, the realistic consequences, and what we can do to prevent, or at least mitigate, those consequences. It was created for non-scientists, so no minimal level of science background or knowledge is necessary, and questions are encouraged.

Topics Covered

Is the Planet Getting Warmer? * Potential Causes of Global Warming
* Changes in the Amount of Carbon Dioxide in the Air
* Rates of Change of CO2 Historically by Nature vs. Today
* Causes of CO2 Emissions into the Air * Comparison of CO2 Emissions: Human vs. Natural
* Acknowledgment by Fossil Fuel Companies * Scientific Consensus
* Fracking * Consequences * Job Creation * Barriers to Action against Global Warming
* What We Can Do

Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to
Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Related upcoming events

  • May/Thu/2020 1:00 PM - May/Thu/2020 2:00 PM

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Tuesday & Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm 

    Registration is required. You can reserve a space for Afternoon Hatha Yoga by registering below or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    Please join us for this very relaxing form of exercise.

  • May/Sat/2020 10:00 AM - May/Sat/2020 1:00 PM

    Presented in partnership with Mid-Hudson Library System
    Saturday, May 30, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    (Online via Zoom)

    Everyone has an idea for a story, and this is your chance to bring that story to life. HVSF’s playwriting workshop will feature exercises that will teach you the basics. Following the workshops, all participants are invited to submit a short play to be considered on the evening of readings known as the HVSF Bake-Off. This year’s Bake-Off theme is Mahicantuck, “The River that Flows Both Ways.”

    Registered Now: https://hvshakespeare.org/production/community-bake-off/

    Other upcoming playwriting workshops via Zoom…

    Saturday, May 23, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
    Presented in partnership with Desmond Fish Library, Garrison, NY

    Sunday, May 24, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
    Presented in partnership with The Field Library, Peekskill, NY

    Saturday, May 30, from 1:00-3:00 pm
    Presented in partnership with The Julia Butterfield Library, a Philipstown Behavioral Health Hub

    Sunday, May 31, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
    Presented in partnership with Newburgh Free Library and Safe Harbors of the Hudson , Newburgh, NY

     

    COMMUNITY BAKE-OFF

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    What is a Bake-Off?

    Created by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, the Bake-Off is a communal writing event in which writers are given a random list of “ingredients” to incorporate into a play (for example: a kitchen sink, a front porch, and a withheld secret) to help inspire creativity and give writers permission to play. Hudson Valley community members are invited to submit short plays to be considered as part of the HVSF Community Bake-Off. Between 5-7 of these plays will be selected to be performed by professional actors online on Saturday, July 18. 

    Who is eligible to participate? 

    Anyone who has attended any of the bake-off workshops is eligible to submit a play.

    When are submissions due? 

    Play submissions should be emailed as a Microsoft Word PDF file to BakeOff@hvshakespeare.org by MIDNIGHT on Sunday, June 21. They will then be reviewed by a team of readers.

    When will I find out if my play has been selected to be part of HVSF2? 

    We’ll notify you by Friday, July 3.

    When will I need to be available if my play is selected? 

    The performance will be held online on Saturday, July 18. You will also be invited to a virtual rehearsal the day before to give feedback to the actors and director.

    How will I know what the ingredients are? 

    We will generate ideas for ingredients during the HVSF Community Playwriting Workshops, and final ingredients will be emailed to you by Friday, June 5. You should include at least three of these ingredients in your play.

    How long does my play have to be? 

    You should aim for around 10 pages, but if your play is a bit longer or shorter, that is okay.

    What information do I need to include with my submission? 

    On the first page, be sure to include the title, your name, and your phone number and email address. You should also include the setting (time and place) and a list of characters and short descriptions (including age or age range, and any other basic information you think is important to understand your play). For example: HAROLD – male, 50s. Jeannie’s father.

    Have questions? 

    Write Christine Scarfuto: BakeOff@hvshakespeare.org.

    Play format example:

    Scene 1

    Lights on the living room. Astrid sits by the fire with her gun in her lap. Mack and the men sit arranged  around her in a semi-circle. They all keep a  wary eye on her as Mack—very  gingerly—pours her tea. 

     

    It’s hot.                                                                                              ASTRID

    Tea is hot.                                                                                         MACK

    It’s strange to drink hot things.                                                          ASTRID

    It’s because it’s cold here.                                                                 MACK

    That’s strange too.                                                                             ASTRID

                                                                                                               A long awkward beat as she sips.

                                                                                                               WILEY
                                                                                                               (abruptly, explosively)

    Now see here. I object. I object to this, you see. You can’t just march in here and drink our tea. We don’t know who is drinking our tea and that is an insult. Do you understand? If we knew you, we might have invited you. But I don’t know you.

    I don’t know you.                                                                                 PETA

    I don’t know her. Either.                                                                       MACK

     

     

  • Jun/Tue/2020 1:00 PM - Jun/Tue/2020 2:00 PM

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Tuesday & Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm 

    Registration is required. You can reserve a space for Afternoon Hatha Yoga by registering below or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

  • Jun/Tue/2020 7:00 PM - Jun/Tue/2020 8:00 PM

    Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik
    Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician

    Tuesday, June 2
    7:00-8:00 pm

    Registration is required. You can reserve a space for THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: Balancing the Microbiome by registering below or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    Ayurveda believes a balance of body, mind, and spirit will naturally result in a strong immune system that combats pathogens. Being out of balance results in a weakened immune system allowing illness to develop. Balancing our microbiome – the bacteria, viruses, and fungi that exist in our bodies – is critical to our health. And, nourishing not only our body, but also our mind and spirit is key to the health of our microbiome.

    Come and discover:

    • How the microbiome effects body, mind, and spirit
    • Why mental attitude & emotions affect the microbiome and immune system
    • Ways to keep the microbiome in balance
    • How to nourish our bodies with proper diet and nutrition – seasonally
    • Lifestyle habits that support a strong immune system and healthy microbiome

    About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500, is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY. With over 35 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 Dhanwantri Award, his profession’s highest honor. Dr. Kaushik recently founded the Institute for the Advancement of Ayurvedic Sciences, a research and After completing the 6 ½ years of schooling for his Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Kurukshetra University, India, in 1983, Dr. Kaushik worked as an Ayurvedic Medical Officer for two years. 

    Upon moving to the United States in 1985, Dr. Kaushik received his Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Alabama in 1988. He then worked as an Epidemiologist and Director of HIV/AIDS Sero-surveillance Program with the Alabama Department of Public Health in Birmingham while maintaining an Ayurvedic practice.

    In 1999 he moved to Connecticut and received his Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) from the University of Bridgeport, CT in 2003. He taught Ayurvedic Medicine and Public Health at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, University of Bridgeport, as well as serving as the Director of Admissions there. He has been a faculty member with the University of Bridgeport, Division of Health Sciences since 2001. Dr. Kaushik co-founded the Institute for Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Therapies in Fairfield, CT in 2006.

    Dr. Kaushik lectures on Ayurvedic Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR, as well as at various national and international symposiums and events. He also offers courses, workshops, lectures, and training in Ayurvedic medicine locally. Dr. Kaushik is an approved continuing education provider for Yoga teachers through the YACEP (Yoga Alliance for Continuing Education Providers) and has achieved the highest Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher certificate having completed 500 hours of training (E-RYT 500). He includes therapeutic Yoga in his practice.

    Each year, Dr. Kaushik and his family travel to India to set up camps offering free medical care for underserved populations. He’d like to expand this service to other countries as well.

    Dr. Kaushik brings his unique background as an Ayurvedic and Naturopathic practitioner with experience in public health and health education to this locality. He welcomes you into his wellness community.

     

  • Jun/Wed/2020 6:30 PM - Jun/Wed/2020 8:00 PM

    Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

    Registration is required. You can reserve a space for From Memory to Family Memoir by registering below or email Donald 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.

     

  • Jun/Thu/2020 1:00 PM - Jun/Thu/2020 2:00 PM

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Tuesday & Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm 

    Registration is required. You can reserve a space for Afternoon Hatha Yoga by registering below or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    Please join us for this very relaxing form of exercise.

  • Jun/Mon/2020 4:00 PM - Jun/Mon/2020 5:00 PM

    Monday, June 8
    4:00-5:00 pm

    Registration is required. You can reserve a space for Qigong with Nadiya Nottingham by registering below or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is a Taoist system of physical movement that is both ritual and exercises, breathing techniques and focused intention. It is an ancient form of energy enhancement and is the basis of Tai Chi. It is perhaps the most under-estimated form of self-development and yet one of the most profound and deeply healing on all levels.  It is understood in Traditional Chinese Medicine to boost the immune system and help release blocked energy in the meridians, the organ branches within the body.

    Please join us for this gentle, life enhancing practice.

    Enhance your life.

    About our presenter: Nadiya Nottingham is a certified Medical Qigong Practitioner by Robert Peng and a Qigong teacher by Masters Liu Dong and Liu He of the Linggui School in Portland, OR. Nadiya’s deep heart teachings spring from her own struggles as a young woman. She has overcome addiction, survived an attempt on her own life at age 15, and at age 62 she has many authentic, tried and true life teachings to share with deep love. 

  • Jun/Tue/2020 1:00 PM - Jun/Tue/2020 2:00 PM

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Tuesday & Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm 

    Registration is required. You can reserve a space for Afternoon Hatha Yoga by registering below or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

  • Jun/Wed/2020 6:30 PM - Jun/Wed/2020 7:30 PM

    Presented by Jeffrey Urbin

    Wednesday, June 10
    6:30-7:30 pm

    Registration is required. You can reserve a space for D-Day: The Mighty Endeavor by registering below or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    On June 6th 1944 the world held its collective breath as the largest military armada ever assembled stormed the Normandy beaches to breach Hitler’s Atlantic wall. This presentation examines the planning and execution of the battle that turned the course of the war and changed world history.

    About our presenter: Jeffrey Urbin is the Education Specialist and Director of the Pare Lorentz Film Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York where he is responsible for developing all of the Library's education offerings ranging from second grade to college and adult learning programs. In addition, he provides training, programs and presentations for teachers and assists museum educators across the country in developing educational programs for their own museums. He has been a pioneer in developing distance learning programs for the Presidential Library System for which he received a 2014 Presidential Libraries Achievement Award.

    He attended college on a Harry S Truman Scholarship and is a recipient of the Eugene Sheridan Award for Excellence in History, Government and Economics, numerous teaching awards and the National Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award. He holds degrees in Public Administration, Political Science, and has a Certificate of Advanced Study in Latin American and Caribbean Affairs. Mr. Urbin served as a Youth Asset Development Coordinator for the YMCA of Greater New York and taught history and government for public and private colleges in the Hudson Valley for more than ten years before joining the National Archives and Records Administration at the Roosevelt Presidential Library in 2001.

     

  • Jun/Thu/2020 1:00 PM - Jun/Thu/2020 2:00 PM

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Tuesday & Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm 

    Registration is required. You can reserve a space for Afternoon Hatha Yoga by registering below or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    Please join us for this very relaxing form of exercise.