Reviewed by Angie Webb, Library Clerk Oh, how I wish I had a book like this in my teen years growing up in Brooklyn, NY. The story tackles many pressing topics – love, questions of faith, sexuality, sexual harassment and body shaming, friendship, homophobia, self-acceptance – through Harlem native, Xiomara Batista, known as X. The novel’s epistolary-like structure makes the free-verse narration a gripping, quick read without making the verse gimmicky. And the compelling vulnerability and empowering passion of its young protagonist gives voice to the inner struggle of obedience to family and religious tradition with the anxiety of finding strength with self-discovery through the rebellion of young love and slam poetry. The relationships between X and her family and friends are authentic. I enjoyed how the story presented the Dominican culture of the Batista family through the eyes of someone unashamed of her heritage but wants to experience it differently from the tradition. X is relatable, I felt her struggles, I had her struggles, and like her, I wrote them down. Acevedo captured the...
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Saturday 10 to 4
- 099:00 AM-9:30 AMAug/Tue/2022-Pawling Free Library and Courtyard-Pawling Free Library
This program has been postponed. We hope to resume the programming for ages 0-18 months in September.
CANCELLED: Tuesdays 9:00 – 9:30 am – Ms. Neena
Early literacy is an important part of a baby’s healthy development. We read, sing, babble, and bounce together. Learn resources to use at home and meet other caregivers. Ends with social play. This program will be held outside in our courtyard as weather permits.
This is a six week program series. Attend as many or as few as you are able.10:00 AM-10:45 AMAug/Tue/2022
Age Range: 18 – 30 months and a caregiver
NEW TIME SLOT FOR SUMMER 2022, Tuesdays, 10:00 – 10:45 am –MIXED LOCATION
Interactive storytime featuring puppets, instruments, and elements of music & movement. Program ends with play. This is an six week series. The program or portions thereof may be held outside in our courtyard to utilize our outdoor play equipment as weather allows but fully move indoors if conditions are poor.
Registration is required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3678688847373:00 PM-4:00 PMAug/Tue/2022
Ages: 3-5 years and a caregiver
Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 PM – Miss Neena
Our Kindergarten readiness class uses a play-based curriculum to encourage learning connections. Our small group will focus on early literacy and math skills through a combination of hands-on activities and group story time. This is an six week series. The program or portions thereof may be held outside in our courtyard to utilize our outdoor play equipment as weather allows but fully move indoors if conditions are poor. Please dress for the weather, with sunscreen and bring water.
Registration required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3684855592273:00 PM-4:30 PMAug/Tue/2022-Library Annex-15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564
Join us each week to explore a different “tech” experience. This program runs once a week from July 12th to August 16th. Register for all weeks or pick and choose by the subject. This program is for rising 5th graders and up. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-tuesdays-tickets-350600374157
July 12th: Build an A.I. Vision Kit
July 18th: Explore Paper Circuits
July 26th: Learn 3-D Printing
August 2nd: Explore with Ozobots
August 9th: Explore Squishy Circuits
August 16th: Discover Lego Building5:30 PM-6:30 PMAug/Tue/2022-Library Annex-15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564
The Pawling Library’s Battle of the Books team will have a practice battle with the team from the Kent Library. To be held in the Library Annex. For more information, contact Young Adult Program Coordinator, Maureen McGrath @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Body System Disorders: The Digestive System - The Basis of Health of the Entire Body / Online Program7:00 PM-8:00 PMAug/Tue/2022
Presented by Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik
Tuesday, August 9
Registration is required. Register below or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.
The digestive system is made up of the gastrointestinal tract—also called the GI tract or digestive tract—and the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. The GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus. The hollow organs that make up the GI tract are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus. The liver, pancreas, and gallbladder are the solid organs of the digestive system.
The digestive system is often called “the second brain” because it breaks nutrients down so that your body can absorb them and use them for energy, growth, and cell repair. Each part of the digestive system helps to move food and liquid through your GI tract. Your large intestine absorbs water, and the waste products of digestion become stool. Nerves and hormones help control the digestive process.
Digestive disorders encompass a variety of diseases ranging from mild to severe. Common digestive disorders include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Chron’s, diverticulitis, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance and hiatal hernia. The most common symptoms of digestive disorders include bleeding, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, pain, nausea and vomiting.
Ayurveda recognizes that a dysfunction in the digestive system involves both digestion and assimilation of nutrients and, in this way, is the root cause of ill health.
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 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 teaching institution.
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.