Event Category: Adult & Family

Stories about the Animals at a Farm Sanctuary  / Online Program

Stories about the Animals at a Farm Sanctuary  / Online Program

Thursday, July 22 7-8 pm Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.  Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary provides a lifelong home to farm animals rescued from slaughter and abuse. The sanctuary currently has 110 animals, including goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, turkeys, donkeys, and horses. The farm’s cofounders, Ellen and Bill Crain, will tell the stories of some of the animals.  The program will be of interest to children as well as adults. About our presenters: Ellen Crain is a retired pediatrician.  She is a professor emerita at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Bill Crain is a professor of psychology at The City College of New York. He is the author of The Emotional Lives of Animals and Children: Insights from a Farm Sanctuary.    For more information about Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary please visit http://www.safehavenfarmsanctuary.org  

Recycling in Dutchess County / Online Program

Recycling in Dutchess County / Online Program

Presented by Dutchess County Recycling Educator Kerry Russell Tuesday, May 11 7-8 pm  Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.  At this program, for adults & teens, you’ll find out what materials can be recycled in Dutchess County, and what happens to your recyclables once they’ve been collected. Also, you’ll learn why not everything is  recyclable.  Recycling is very important. It not only helps our community, but our world.   Please join us for this special informative program. 

Owls of the Night / Online Program

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

Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups

Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups

by Marian Grudko and T.A. Young Friday, September 18 7:00-8:00 pm Registration is required. You can make a reservation for Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups by registering below or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. Claudine is a ladybug who wanted more than anything to live in Paris – and take that city by storm. A wonderful surprise!  Marian Grudko and Roger Hendricks Simon reading Chapter One of Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups, written by Marian Grudko and T.A. Young. We are thrilled to bring you this performance, recorded spur of the moment live at The Book Cove, December 14th, 2019. Please enjoy this hilarious and endearing reading that launched the book.               

Caregiver Programming: Free General Parent Support Group

Caregiver Programming: Free General Parent Support Group

 Thursdays, 1:00 pm, June 4 – July 9 over Zoom For Parents of children 0-5 years old Registration Required – Click here to sign up online or email children@pawlinglibrary.org for assistance Our library has partnered with experienced therapist and support group leader, Stephanie Sandler, PH D, LMHC of Becoming Mental Health Counseling, and other area libraries to provide caregivers a supportive space for themselves. Join a community of parents dealing with the unexpected hurdles of parenting young children during the Coronavirus epidemic together. During a time of increased isolation, finding ways to connect with other parents and families with common experiences can be refreshing and beneficial. This program is participant driven, and it is recommended for optimal support that participants attend as regularly as they are able. However, interested caregivers are welcome to attend as few or as many as they can. All participants must adhere to group guidelines and norms to maintain a comfortable, welcoming, and safe atmosphere for all. *This support group is not considered a therapeutic support group. Though led by a mental health professional...