-Virtual Program-

-Virtual Program-

This program will be hosted online. Please see the event details for more information.

Upcoming events

  • Jun/Wed/2022 7:00 PM - Jun/Wed/2022 8:00 PM

    Presented by Julie Johns, L.Ac., Dipl. C.H., Dipl. Acu. (NCCAOM)

    Wednesday, June 29
    7-8 pm

     

    Registration is required. Register below or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

     

    At this presentation you’ll learn the health benefits of Chinese medicine. Please join us and discover how you can naturally improve the quality of your life.

     

    About our presenter: Julie Johns is a licensed Acupuncturist. She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She earned a MS degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a BS degree in Health Sciences in a three-year program at Mercy College which focused on acupuncture, theory of oriental medicine, Chinese herbology, health sciences, and clinical experience. Her first career was as a research assistant in two basic research laboratories, one at Stanford Medical School and the other at Weill Cornell Medical College. These experiences along with the BA degree in Biology she received from the University of California, Santa Cruz gave her a good grounding in science and the theories of allopathic (western) medicine. Julie Johns has her own practice which is located in the village of Pawling, NY.

  • Jun/Thu/2022 1:00 PM - Jun/Thu/2022 2:00 PM

    Thursday afternoons, from 1-2 pm

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

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

    Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise.

    Spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility.

    Each session ends with a guided meditation.

    Program fee: $4.00, per class.

    Note: We ask that you pay in advance for a full month of yoga classes.

    For June

    One Thursday yoga class a week - $20

    You can make a non-refundable payment each month using our library’s PayPal account, by check or money order.

    Please make checks / money orders payable to Pawling Library, and mail to Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling, NY 12564.

    Make sure enclosed with your payment is your name, and indicate that payment is for Hatha Yoga classes.

    Thank you so very much.

  • Jun/Thu/2022 7:00 PM - Jun/Thu/2022 8:00 PM

    Presented by Master Gardener Lorraine Seach

    Thursday, June 30
    7-8 pm

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

     

    Herbs are great multi-taskers for all kinds of gardens!

    Their culinary and ornamental value make them candidates for kitchen gardens, vegetable plots, perennial borders and all sizes and types of containers.

    Learn how to grow and use the easiest of herbs!

  • Jul/Wed/2022 6:30 PM - Jul/Wed/2022 8:00 PM

    Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

    Registration is required. Register below or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    Each of us has a wealth of memories.

    The goal of this once a month program is writing your life stories.

    At every gathering each person has 10 minutes to share a story with our group members in a very supportive environment. No one’s work and writing skills are ever critiqued. Your unique style of writing is the right way to write.

    Please join us every month. Relive your memories that will one day become your memoir.

    Surprise your family who’ve wanted you to do this. The biggest surprise you’ll find is recalling the stories of your life.

    We look forward to seeing you.

  • Jul/Thu/2022 1:00 PM - Jul/Thu/2022 2:00 PM

    Thursday afternoons, from 1-2 pm

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

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

    Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise.

    Spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility.

    Each session ends with a guided meditation.

    Program fee: $4.00, per class.

    Note: We ask that you pay in advance for a full month of yoga classes.

    For July

    One Thursday yoga class a week - $16

    You can make a non-refundable payment each month using our library’s PayPal account, by check or money order.

    Please make checks / money orders payable to Pawling Library, and mail to Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling, NY 12564.

    Make sure enclosed with your payment is your name, and indicate that payment is for Hatha Yoga classes.

    Thank you so very much.

  • Jul/Thu/2022 6:30 PM - Jul/Thu/2022 7:30 PM

    Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month
    6:30-7:30 pm

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

    This program is open to all who are concerned about preventing prediabetes. Each month, at these supportive meetings, we’ll be encouraging one another to maintain a nutritious, balanced diet, get plenty of exercise, and keep a positive attitude…especially when we stray from our intended goals.

    Some of the members of this group have completed a year-long National Diabetes Prevention Program through a partnership with Putnam Independent Living Services and the Pawling Library.

    Please join us.

  • Jul/Mon/2022 7:00 PM - Jul/Mon/2022 8:00 PM

    Monday, July 11
    7-8 pm

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

    Each month, in a respectful and open environment, we will explore a new topic led by a different community leader.

    At the start of the program, we will be watching a 16-minute TED TALKS video, entitled “Stand with Ukraine in the fight against evil," with chess player turned politician Garry Kasparov.

    Following the viewing, we will open up a group discussion led by Dr. Joseph Baxer of the United Nations Association of Connecticut. He will discuss how this anti-Putin TED TALK intersects with the values and positions of the United Nations, and then invite participants to discuss their own responses and points of view.

    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 contexts. The opinions expressed by the video presenter, conversation facilitator, and program participants are welcomed for the purpose of fostering discussion and reflection, but are not intended to represent the views of the Pawling Free Library.

    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 being provided through a partnership with the Pawling Library and Pawling Yoga & Wellness. https://pawlingyogawellness.org

     

    About our presenter: Dr. Joseph Baxer is President of the United Nations Association of Connecticut and previous US representative to the United Nations for the London based NGO, Strategies for Peace. He is engaged in sustaining cultural diversity and mediating cross-cultural conflicts. His focus involves creating the atmosphere/conditions in which reconciliation can occur. He has led seminars and lectured locally and internationally on conflict resolution and cross cultural dialogue, including participation in international peace missions. His career has included stints teaching physics, serving as a high school principal, directing a homeless shelter, university lecturer and Church ministry.

    In a book published in English and French, he explores An Intercultural Life, the crossroads of religion and culture. He lives with his wife Barbara in Kent, Connecticut.

  • Jul/Tue/2022 7:00 PM - Jul/Tue/2022 8:00 PM

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

    Tuesday, July 12
    7-8 pm

    Registration is required. Register below or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

     

    The muscular system aids in movement, blood flow, and other bodily functions. The muscular system is made of three different types of muscles. (1) Skeletal muscles that are connected to bone and aid in voluntary movement. (2) Smooth muscles that are found inside organs and help to move substances through organs. (3) Cardiac muscles that are found in the heart and help pump blood.

    Muscle disorders include a large group of conditions which fall under the umbrella terms of muscular dystrophy (a genetic disorder), neuromuscular conditions, and neuromuscular disorders. These conditions can affect skeletal muscles (and may overlap with skeletal issues), organs such as the heart and lungs (and may overlap with cardiovascular or respiratory issues), as well as muscles in the arms and legs. These disorders may cause weakness, loss of motor function (cerebral palsy), or paralysis even in the presence of an intact nervous system. Other conditions include: myasthenia gravis, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), rhabdomyolysis, mitochondrial myopathies, fibromyalgia, gout, lupus, bursitis tendinitis, myositis, dermatomyositis, and polymyositis (inflammation and progressive weakening of the skeletal muscles), rotator cuff injury, myofascial pain, muscle cramps, and sprains or strains.

    Ayurveda identifies the particular dosha imbalance and corrects it with treatment and remedies.

     

    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.

     

    Top Photograph by Moreno Boeron

  • Jul/Wed/2022 6:30 PM - Jul/Wed/2022 7:30 PM

    Wednesday, July 13
    6:30-7:30pm

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

     

     

    The book club will be discussing The Other Bennet Sister: A Novel by Janice Hadlow

     

    Share your passion for reading.

    Enjoy friendly discussions about your favorite books.

    This evening is for you.

    Book selections are made by our members.

  • Jul/Thu/2022 1:00 PM - Jul/Thu/2022 2:00 PM

    Thursday afternoons, from 1-2 pm

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

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

    Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise.

    Spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility.

    Each session ends with a guided meditation.

    Program fee: $4.00, per class.

    Note: We ask that you pay in advance for a full month of yoga classes.

    For July

    One Thursday yoga class a week - $16

    You can make a non-refundable payment each month using our library’s PayPal account, by check or money order.

    Please make checks / money orders payable to Pawling Library, and mail to Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling, NY 12564.

    Make sure enclosed with your payment is your name, and indicate that payment is for Hatha Yoga classes.

    Thank you so very much.