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 adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

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 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.

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 adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

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...

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Tuesday, May 14 7:00-8:00 pm Alzheimer’s is not normal aging; it’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about: The impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research, treatments available to address some symptoms and Alzheimer’s Association resources. For more information, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

The Great Pawling Library Book Sale Offers Many Surprises

Every spring the Pawling Library hosts its annual book sale. This year, the sale will take place at the newly renovated Lathrop Center located at 2 Lakeside Drive on Saturday June 1st from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, June 2nd, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and the following weekend on Saturday June 8th, from 9-4 and Sunday June 9the from 10-3. Aside from the amazing array (over 25,000 volumes) of books for sale in every category imaginable, both in hardcover and paperback, this year’s sale will definitely surprise and delight everyone who attends. Deb Barnett, chair of the 2019 Great Pawling Library Book Sale, shared, “When I was asked to chair this years Pawling Library Book Sale, I was excited to work with an amazing group of volunteers who were willing to expand the event from just selling books to creating an experience for all attending. I want to thank the library trustees for believing in my vision of growing the book sale into a festival, and this year is the first...

The Dance Goodbye: A Special Film Presentation

Directed by Ron Steinman. Produced and Written by Eileen Douglas and Ron Steinman. Saturday, May 11 2:00-4:00 pm We are very pleased and fortunate that Ron Steinman and Eileen Douglas will be joining us for the viewing of their documentary, The Dance Goodbye. At the end of the film our guest speakers will be hosting a Q & A. About the film: Acclaimed dancer Merrill Ashley departs from the New York City Ballet and must now determine how her life will unfold. This intelligent picture of a dancer’s world engages the mind as it touches the heart. Please join us and be a part of this event. This film is not rated. Run time: 56 min. Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Tuesday, May 7 & Thursday, May 9 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 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.

Allergies and Asthma: The Ayurveda Approach

Tuesday, May 7 7:00-9:00 pm Allergies are the body’s response to toxins that a weakened immune system cannot handle. Seasonal allergies (external) and/or food allergies (internal) result when foreign elements invade the body and cannot be eradicated. Asthma is an allergic reaction to certain triggers that aggravate and inflame the lung tissue, and can become systemic over time. Keeping the body in balance, and the immune system strong, can prevent allergies from taking hold. Come and discover: * Why certain “body types” are more prone to allergies * How digestion impacts allergic reactions * The role of metabolism in allergic responses * The effect of vaccinations on the body * Techniques to balance and strengthen the immune system 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...

We thank all the students who made our American Essay Contest possible

If you have not yet filled-out our questionnaire, kindly answer the three questions listed below. A brief comment is all that is needed, but we do welcome lengthier answers. Your responses are very helpful to us in gathering information that will be presented to the American Library Association grant committee. Please email your answers to adult@pawlinglibrary.org. Thank you.   After viewing the documentary American Creed, what were your immediate thoughts? Has the film changed the way you relate to others? Has the film inspired you to want to help and inform others in and beyond your community?