Body System Disorders: The Nervous System– Its Connection to Whole Body Functionality / Online Program

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Tuesday, February 8 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The Nervous System or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/body-system-disorders-the-nervous-system-its-connection-to-whole-body-functionality-online-program/2022-02-08/ The nervous system includes: the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (nerves that branch off from the spinal cord and extend to all parts of the body). Ayurveda recognizes the connection of the nervous system to each of the other body systems and emphasizes the optimization of this connection for complete functionality of all systems. The nervous system transmits signals between the brain and the rest of the body, including internal organs. In this way, the nervous system’s activity controls the ability to move, breathe, see, think, and more. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood. There are more than 600 neurologic diseases. Major types include: Multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...

Retaining the Qualities of Childhood: The Creativity of Albert Einstein & Implications for Our Lives / Online Program

Tuesday, February 15 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Retaining the Qualities of Childhood or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-22/2022-02-15/ William Crain has just written a new book, Forever Young: How Six Great Individuals Have Drawn upon the Powers of Childhood and How We Can Follow Their Lead. In this talk, Bill will focus on the biography of Albert Einstein and will suggest that Einstein’s capacity for childhood wonder is available to us, too. About our presenter: William Crain is professor emeritus of psychology at The City College of New York. His writings include the book, Reclaiming Childhood: Letting Children Be Children in Our Achievement-Oriented Society. With his wife Ellen, Bill founded Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary in Poughquag, which gives a lifelong home to farm animals rescued from slaughter. Bill and Ellen have three grown children and six grandchildren.

The Discovery of a Masterpiece / Online Program

Presented by Mallory Mortillaro Thursday, February 17 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The Discovery of a Masterpiece or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-23/2022-02-17/ Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ. While she was cataloging the artwork housed inside of the Hartley Dodge Memorial she uncovered a masterpiece that had been lost to the art world since the 1930’s. After a year of research, the piece was authenticated as an official work by Auguste Rodin. Mallory will share the story of how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece’s provenance, and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history. About our presenter: Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation. In this position she worked to authenticate an original Rodin sculpture, lost to the art world since the 1930’s. Mallory holds a BA and MAT, both from Drew University. She balances her work as an Art...

Poetry Workshop: The Cinquain / Online Program

Presented by Marian Grudko Wednesday, February 23 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Poetry Workshop or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/reserved-for-online-program-20/2022-02-23/ In honor of the Pawling Library’s centennial celebration, this poetry workshop will look at the 5-line poetic form known as the “cinquain,” from the 1920’s to present day. Participants are invited to write their own “cinquain” and bring it to read aloud at the program. Instructions for this fun poetic form will be sent to you by email when you register for the workshop.   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.

Bulbs for all Seasons / Online Program

Presented by Master Gardener Linda DiGasper Thursday, February 24 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Bulbs for all Seasons or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/bulbs-for-all-seasons-online-programs/2022-02-24/ Come autumn, it’s all about planting spring-blooming bulbs like daffodils, tulips and hyacinths, but the beauty of bulbs is that there are so many more species that store up delightful displays for year-round enjoyment! Proper siting in the garden and tips on selection, installation, repelling unwanted critters and coaxing bulbs to bloom indoors will be discussed.

Community Book Read: The Age of Innocence with Stephanie Rogers / Online Program

Wednesday, March 9 6:30-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for The Age of Innocence or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/spring-one-community-one-book-the-age-of-innocence-with-stephanie-rogers/2022-03-09/ The Pawling Library is Celebrating its Centennial. For this program we are not only commemorating our library’s anniversary but bringing people together through their passion for great literary works. We have selected four classic novels, one for each season, that were popular in the 1920s when our library first came into being. Our presenter, Stephanie Rogers, will be reading an excerpt from each novel and then lead a Q & A for our audience. Stephanie Rogers is the author of The Horse I Belong To: How a Misused and Almost Forgotten Grade Mare Showed Me the Way. The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with our neighbors Pawling Recreation, the Grand: Rehabilitation & Nursing, the Pawling Resource Center & the Book Cove. To participate in this program, order a copy of The Age of Innocence through our library. You can also support our partner, the Book Cove, by...

2021’s Popular Kid’s Books List

Looking for a surefire hit? We’ve rounded up the most popular books in our juvenile collection for 2021. While favorite series like Dog Man, The Babysitter’s Club, Pinkalicious, and Mo Willem’s Elephant and Piggie continue to be our popular borrows, they’re not the only well-loved books in our collection. Click here to check out our list of recently released titles that have been checked out many times this year and come with our local community’s seal of approval! The list includes board books, picture books, early and middle grade chapter books, non-fiction, and even top digital titles from 2021! https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Most-Popular-2021-Infographic.pdf Looking for more suggestions? Stop by and check out our Most Popular 2021 Book Displays, which feature even more titles that have been popular with kids and families this year!

Body System Disorders: The Immune System-Its Importance to Whole Body Health / Online Program

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Tuesday, January 11 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The Immune System or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/body-system-disorders-the-immune-system-its-importance-to-whole-body-health-online-program/2022-01-11/ Our immune system is made up of both individual cells and proteins as well as entire organs and organ systems. The organs of the immune system include the skin and mucous membranes, and the lymphatic system. Your skin and mucous membranes act as a physical barrier and are the first line of defense against pathogens entering from outside the body. The primary lymphatic system is composed of bone marrow and the thymus; Secondary are the lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils, and certain tissues in various mucous membrane layers in the body such as in the bowel. It is in these organs where the cells of the immune system do their actual job of fighting off germs and foreign substances When the immune system does not function properly, complications arise. Some issues are less pervasive, such as pollen allergy, while others are extensive, such as genetic...

COME TOGETHER PAWLING: Viewing of TED TALK video on Choice, Happiness and Spaghetti Sauce & Discussion / Online Program

Monday, January 10 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for COME TOGETHER PAWLING or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/come-together-pawling-viewing-of-ted-talk-video-on-choice-happiness-and-spaghetti-sauce-online-program/2022-01-10/ Each month, in a respectful and open environment, we’ll explore a new topic led by a different community leader. At the start of the program, we’ll be watching a 17-minute TED TALKS video, entitled Choice, Happiness and Spaghetti Sauce. Following the viewing, we’ll open up a group discussion. Our wellness as individuals and as a community depends on continued sharing, support and conversation in times of celebration as well as in times of conflict. Come Together and join us in fostering deeper conversations, listening to disparate experiences and points of view in the realm of challenging context such as racism, sexism, bipartisanship, whiteness and social justice. We understand that these conversations could be difficult to have, and believe that by coming together to find the willingness to listen and learn, we can aspire to create a stronger Pawling, where ALL community members feel safe, welcome and represented. This program is...

Closing Early on New Year’s Eve

The library will close at 3 PM on Friday for New Year’s Eve. We will reopen at our normal time of 12 PM on Sunday January 2nd. We wish everyone a safe, happy, and healthy new year.