Patterson Rotary & Patterson Library staff from left to right
John Flanagan,Madelyn White,Dan Horkan,Library Director Patti Haar,  Library BOT President Donald Ferraro, Patty Searson

Patterson Rotary Community Technology Grant 

Thanks to the generosity of the Patterson Rotary, the library will receive a $16,000 grant over a two year span, as part of a community partnership to help with the purchase of new public computers and software.

The grant will allow for the expansion of computer classes and programs for both adults and kids, and will significantly impact the library's ability to meet the technology needs of the community.

Thank you Patterson Rotary!

Summer Giveaways!
Participate in our special programs and events to get a ticket to win great door prizes! Thanks to donations from area businesses and organizations, you and your family may win an evening of fun entertainment to make this summer a memorable one! 

Each child that signs up for our Summer Reading Game will receive a pass for a free game of glow in the dark mini golf at the new Monster Mini Golf in Danbury.

You can win a great family 4-pack of tickets to a Hudson Valley Renegades baseball game of your choice on July 19th at the Sinatra Concert, and on July 20th at the Outragehisss... Pets show for kids.

Attendees at our African Dance and Drum performance on August 22, can win a gift certificate for bowling at the beautiful, new Spins Bowl in Carmel. The gift certificate includes 2 lanes for 2 hours and shoe rentals for 8 people! 

On September 29th, one lucky teen attending the Pizza and Paint Night, will win a pass for a group of 10 to the exciting, new Escape Room 101 in Danbury!  

So don't miss out! Register for these great programs today for your chance to win. You must be present to win.

Weekly Open Computer Help

Every Other Tuesday 1:30 - 3 PM
Every Other Thursday  6 - 7:30 PM

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

*Dates and times are subject to change, please check our online calendar.
Movie Night: CHEF
Wednesday, August 2   7 PM
Join us for our first evening movie! Come watch a heartwarming story of a chef who quits his job at a restaurant to purchase a food truck in an effort to create the food he loves and bring his family back together.
Rated R for language, including some suggestive references. 

Harvesting and Cooking from the Vegetable Garden
Thursday, August 17   1 PM

Come for a fun afternoon to pick and prepare the vegetables from our library garden. Learn how to create tasty dishes for you and your family with the Cornell Cooperative Extension.  

African Dance and Drum Performance
Tuesday, August 22   6 PM
Rain date: August 23   6 PM

Enjoy an exciting West African dance performance by professional African drummers and dancers in authentic costumes. Bring a blanket or chairs, a picnic dinner, and make it a family outing in our beautiful park. 
Registration is required. 

Visit our webpage at and click on
Upcoming Adult Programs for our full program schedule.
Build a Fun Summer:
Brick  Kids
Tuesday, August 1
10:30 - 12:30 PM
What better way to build a fun summer than to construct a big and impressive project with LEGOs! Kids ages 7-11 can join us for a building project and some free play!
Registration Required.
Build A Fun Summer:  
Wednesday, August 2                   10:30 - 12:30 PM
Kids ages 7-11 will be cooking with Miss Jane. Come whip up a batch of tasty waffles and other delicious treats!    
Registration Required.
Build A Fun Summer:        
Build A Bridge & Paper Crafts
Thursday, August 3                         10:30 to 12:30 PM
Learn about the Hudson Valley bridges in this fascinating,interactive presentation with Miss Sparacino from Historic Bridges of the Hudson Valley. Kids will make their own amazing bridge plus other fun paper crafts.
Registration Required.
Family Movie Days
Bring the family and come enjoy a movie on the library's big screen.



A DOG'S PURPOSE  (Ages 8+)

Children must be accompanied by an adult for Family Movie Days.
Don't Miss These Great
  July Programs 
Adult Programs:

Tuesday, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1   1 PM  
Learn how to knit in this four week course for beginners in our gazebo.Get first hand instruction on the basics you need to start a new hobby and create beautiful, handknit items.
Needles and yarn will be provided.
Registration required, class size limited to 15.

Tuesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 13   7 PM
Are you serious about the craft of writing? Do you dream of becoming a great-writer? Sign up for our interactive, 2-session workshop designed to help you advance your creativity, build confidence and vanquish writer's block. 
This project is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council's Arts Link Program, with public funds provided through the NY State Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature
Participants will meet on July 11 and July 13.
Registration required for both dates. Seating is limited.

Wednesday, July 19   6 PM
Spend a wonderful summer evening in our beautiful library park listening to your favorite Frank Sinatra songs with the Tony T. Orchestra. This four piece band will have you singing and dancing all night long.
Registration is required as inclement weather will move us indoors.

Kids' Programs:

Mondays from July 10 to July 31    9:30 - 10:00 AM
Babies will have fun with their caregivers reading stories, playing with shaker eggs and scarves, singing, and enjoying free play time.
Registration Required

Mondays from July 10 to August 7    4:30 - 6:00 PM
Keep your mind sharp this summer! Kids in grades K-5 can join a teenage buddy to practice reading and math facts, work on book reports, etc.
You must register with Miss Jenn at (845) 878-6121 x13.

Wednesday, July 19    10:30 to 12:00 PM
Cornell Cooperative will be joining us to show kids ages 4-6 a plant's journey as it starts from a seed and grows into its final state. Kids will dissect lima bean seeds and enjoy a story time and craft to reinforce what they've learned.
Registration Required.

Thursday, July 20    12:00 PM
Have you ever seen a wallaby up close and personal? Here’s your chance to learn about amazing animals! Watch a chinchilla take a dust bath, listen to a macaw talk, and watch a tree frog dine on some bugs. Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult. Door prizes will be raffled off during program; must be present to win.
Registration Required.

Friday, July 21 7:30 to 10:00 PM
Kick off the summer with a viewing of The Descendants 2 on the library's big screen! Enjoy some popcorn and hang out with friends now that school is out for the summer! For Ages 7+
Registration Required.

Wednesday, July 26    10:30 to 12:30 PM
Kids ages 7-11 will be spending the whole day outside learning hula hoop tricks as well as playing other outdoor games and activities! 
Registration Required.

Thursday, July 27    12:00 to 1:00 PM
Have fun learning about sound and sound waves. Make bag pipes out of trash bags and a speaker out of a trash can. Create a shock wave!  
If you have registered for Super Heroes and Science you are automatically registered for this program.
Registration Required.