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PaintNite Fundraiser Was A Great Success!

Everyone had a great time creating their masterpiece, while enjoying a fun night with friends and getting a break from the snowy weather! Thank you to everyone for coming out to support the library and to Gerry Dawes for donating the amazing assortment of wine for this special event!
Celebrate National Library Week
April 8 - 14
Find a golden ticket with our special "What We Love About You" message, hidden throughout the library during National Library Week and win a fun prize. It is our way of celebrating you, our valued patrons!
Winter Weather Announcements
With winter upon us, cancellations, delays and early closings are possible. Please check the calendar on our web page for updates and announcements.
AARP Free Tax Help
Free tax help for low to middle income taxpayers will be available at the library on Fridays through April 13. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 211 or the library at 845-878-6121 ext.15.

Every Other Tuesday 3 - 4:30 PM
Every Other Thursday 5 - 6:30 PM

Get answers to all your computer & technology questions at our weekly drop-in help session. No appointment necessary. 

*Dates and times are subject to change, please check our online calendar.
Annuals and Perennials
Saturday, April 7 @ 1 PM
Cornell Cooperative Extension educators and Master Gardener volunteers will show you how to incorporate annuals and perennials into your landscape to bring life and color to any garden.

Movie Matinee: Wonder
Wednesday, April 11 @ 1 PM

Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences, dealing with the struggle of trying to fit in and gain acceptance at his new school.
Starring: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay
Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, and some mild language

eBay: Buying and Selling
Wednesday, April 18 @ 7 PM

Looking to buy that special item at the best price? Have things you want to sell but don't know how or where? Lance Whitney will show you the tricks and techniques for bidding, buying, and selling on eBay.

Photography Workshop
Saturday, April 21 @ 1 PM

Learn how to take breathtaking photographs in this intermediate level photography workshop with professional photographer Justin Goodhart.
Topics Include
  • Aperture Priority
  • Exposure
  • Shutter Speeds
  • Composition and more!
You are welcome to bring your camera but it is not necessary!
Destination Spain
Saturday, April 28 @ 1 PM
(Rescheduled from March 3)
Wander the streets of Spain with Gerry Dawes, food blogger, photographer and President of the Spanish Artisan Wine & Spirits Group. Enjoy sampling the fine wines of Spain and a virtual tour of the cities, culture, food and wine through stories and photos of his travels. Over 21 only.

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Upcoming Adult Programs for our full program schedule.
Wonderful World of Butterflies
Mon Apr 2 10:30 - 12:00 PM
Grades K - 4
Butterfly expert Jerry Schneider will teach us all about butterflies. Each child will make a butterfly t-shirt to take home. Bring a t-shirt or purchase one for $4.00.
Cupcake Decorating
Tue Apr 3 11:00 - 12:30 PM
Grades 5 - 8
Do you want your food to look as good as it tastes? Come join us and decorate your own delicious cupcake.
Hudson Valley Aardvarks
Mon Apr 9 9:30 - 10:15 AM
Ages 6 months - 5 years
This fun interactive music class has songs that are original, and a vibe that’s funky! Kids and their music-loving grownups will have a ROCKING good time.
Fuel for School
Tue  Apr 10 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Ages 9 - 12
Tired of having the same boring lunch? Come get some ideas to add variety to your lunch and build your own bento box.
Intro to Sign Language
Fri  Apr 13 4:30 - 5:15 PM
Ages 7- 10
Emily, a National Honor Society member, will be teaching kids the basics of American Sign Language. This class will teach them how to sign their names and some common everyday words.
Cubing Club
Fri  Apr 13 6:00 PM
Ages 9 and up
Come try your hand at competitive speed cubing. Cubing Club is the place to learn tips, practice, and improve your skill at solving a cube! Ages 9 and up
*Participants should be able to solve a cube. We recommend participants bring their own cube if possible.
Spring Story Times
Beginning week of April 16
*Baby Brilliance
Ages up to 23 months
Start the day with stories, songs and rhymes, to help your baby's brain develop while improving motor, sensory and social skills in a fun environment.

*Talented Toddlers
Ages 2 - 3
We’ll engage your toddler with exciting
stories, crafts, and games designed to
encourage participation between caregiver and child. Your child will learn letter recognition, sounds, and new words through fun songs and rhymes.
*Tots & Tunes
Ages 2 - 3
Channel all of that wonderful toddler energy! Join us while we share stories,sing songs, dance, stretch and jump to music!

Junior Geniuses
Ages 3 - 5
With longer stories and more involved crafts and activities, this class aims to increase your child’s attention span and improve fine motor skills. We’ll be singing, playing games, and doing crafts as we travel through tales. Monday’s class will be outside in our gazebo.
 *Caregivers must remain in program.
Board After School
Beginning Apr 17
Every other Tue 4:30 - 5:15 PM
Ages 5 - 8
Don't stay home after school. Come out and play with friends at this new club. This gaming club will feature laptop games, Xbox, board games, group games, and Legos.
Ready to Read
Beginning Apr 19
Thu  4:30 - 5:15 PM
Pre-K/Age 4 and Kindergarten
This class for kindergartners and four year olds who are ready for more, will explore the five early literacy practices - reading, singing, talking, writing, and playing, in a way that is engaging and fun!
  Kids Paint Night: Disney Theme
Fri  Apr 20 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Ages 8 - 12
Join us for an evening of painting fun. This Disney-themed paint night will be led by Lydia, a local teen artist. All painting supplies are included, and food and drinks will be provided.* Let us know if your child has any allergies.
Games for Days
Beginning Apr 24
Every other Tue 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Ages 9 & up
Come to our brand new after-school gaming club. Play Xbox with friends, try a new board game, build with Legos, and play RoBlox on our laptops.
Teen Snack Attack
Tuesday  Apr 3  1:00 PM
Ages 13 & up
Join us as we revamp some favorite “junk” foods and turn them into a healthier option for a late night snack.
Don't Miss These Great
 March Programs 
Adult Programs:

Wednesday, March 14 @ 1 PM
(Rescheduled from March 7)
Stronger is the true-life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary Boston native who lost his legs in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. While recovering from the trauma of the event, Jeff unwittingly becomes a symbol of hope for a city unnerved; a predicament that puts undue strain on Jeff and his relationships with his family and his girlfriend Erin.
Rated R for language, injury images and brief nudity.
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany

Wednesday, March 21 @ 7 PM
The Internet can be a hazardous place, but you can take the necessary precautions to protect your identity, your computer and mobile phone as well as your financial and personal information. Lance Whitney will show you how to stay safe and secure when surfing the Web.

Kids' Programs:

Thursdays, March 15 & 22
9:30 - 10:15 AM
Ages 3 - 5
Children will be mesmerized in this music class. Music with Marlana combines acoustic guitar, vocals, dancing, sing-a-longs, and more.

Wednesday, March 21
11:00 - 11:30 AM
Ages 2 - 3
Springtime is here! Shake off winter with a bright, colorful story that will strengthen your toddler’s attention span with lively songs and a stimulating craft.

Saturday, March 24 7:30 PM
Grades 2 - 6
Now you can watch the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on the big screen! Strut down our red carpet in your party clothes and enjoy snacks while watching the 2018 Kids' Choice Awards! Patterson Library’s own Kids' Choice Awards will be given out during commercial breaks, so be sure to prepare your speeches!

Teen Programs:

Friday, March 16  4:30 PM
Battle of the Books is beginning again and we want you to join the Patterson Library team! Check it out at our informational session where you will find out what titles we’ll be reading, practice battle dates and possible team members. If you’re interested, be sure to sign up with Miss Jenn!

Friday, March 16 6:00 PM
Ages 13 - 17
“The Ring,” a horror/thriller classic that tells the story of Rachel, a reporter who investigates an urban legend after four teenagers mysteriously die after watching a video tape. *Drinks and snacks will be served at this event. NOTE: This movie is rated PG-13.

Wednesday, March 28 4:30 PM
The 2017 Champions of Middle School Battle of the Books competition are aiming to maintain their title for 2018! Come to the first meeting if you would like to join this winning team.

Friday, March 30 6:30 PM
Ages 13 - 17
You’re never too old for an egg hunt! Come to the Patterson Library for this after-hours scavenger hunt, where you will find treats and prizes, and decorate eggs too! The hunt begins at sundown.