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January
LIBRARY NEWS & PROGRAMS 
Part-Time Custodian Needed
The Patterson Library needs a friendly, reliable person for cleaning and light building maintenance. Hours are Monday thru Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM plus some occasional evening and Saturday hours. Position requires bending, lifting, operating machinery and using cleaning solutions. Must be 18 or older, $12/hour. Application available on our website or at our front desk. Completed applications can be mailed to Patterson Library, PO Box 418 - 1167 Route 311, Patterson, NY 12563, or emailed to phaar@pattersonlibrary.org
Holiday Food & Toy Drive: Neighbors Helping Neighbors
The Patterson Library will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Patterson Food Pantry and new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots until December 18. Thank you for helping your neighbors during this holiday season.
It's The Season of Giving
It’s that time of year again when we reflect on the past and how fortunate we are to serve such a wonderful community. Many of you have asked how you can make a donation to the library. While there are many ways to donate from planned giving and being a major benefactor to making a small donation, each gift, regardless of the amount, is greatly appreciated and helps us to grow and meet the needs of our community. As a not-for-profit organization, your donations are tax deductible and may be made through our website. You can click on the  Donate   icon or mail a check to Patterson Library, P.O. Box 418, Patterson, NY 12563, Attention: Patti Haar. We thank you for your continued support and generosity and wish you all a very happy holiday season.
 
Stay Healthy: Free Blood Pressure Screening
Stay healthy this holiday season. Drop in on Wednesday, December 13 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for a free blood pressure screening with Registered Nurse Jovelita Riebold. Learn what blood pressure is, what is "normal", why it's important and how to maintain healthy levels. Plus, learn ways you can protect yourself from infections during this cold and flu season. 
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WEEKLY OPEN
COMPUTER/TECH HELP


Hours:
Every Other Tuesday 1:30 - 3 PM
Every Other Thursday 6 - 7:30 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.
   ADULT PROGRAMS
Food As Medicine: How Nutrition Impacts Your Health
Saturday, January 6 @ 1 PM
Start the New Year right and keep those dieting resolutions! Michael Dubin, MD and Jamie Casey, RD CDN of Health Quest Systems will explain how different foods affect your body and how a good diet can be the best medicine of all.

Movie Matinee:
Victoria & Abdul
Wednesday, January 10 @ 1 PM

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected and sometimes controversial friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) comes from India in 1887 to England's court for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Festivities, he stays long after. As their friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes. 
Rated PG-13 for adult themes
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Upcoming Adult Programs for our full program schedule.
KIDS' PROGRAMS
Winter Story Times
Beginning week of January 15

*Baby Brilliance
Ages up to 15 months
Start the day with exciting stories and songs that incorporate finger play and rhymes to prepare your baby’s brain for reading!
 
*Little Steps
Ages 16-23 months
Bring your favorite grown-up to this 
awesome class! Fingerplay, silly songs, and free play will get your baby laughing. We will explore new stories while encouraging language and motor skills development.
 
*Talented Toddlers
Ages 2-3
We’ll engage your toddler with exciting
stories paired with crafts, experiments, 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.
 
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.
 
*Caregivers must remain in program
Ready to Read
Beginning January 22
Mondays 4:30-5:15 PM
Pre-K/Age 4 and Kindergarten
Four-year-olds who are ready for more and kindergarteners will explore the five early literacy practices - read, sing, talk, write, and play - in this brand new class.
*KinderMusik
Tuesday, January 9 10:30 AM
Ages 2-5
Your child’s natural love of music will shine through in this class, where they will sing, move, play instruments, and hear stories. 
At the same time, they will be developing their growing language and social skills.

*Caregivers must remain in program
Lego Club
Starting January 18
Every other Thursday 4:30-5:30 PM
Ages 5+
Share your creativity and join us for a fun day of building in our Lego Club!
Teen Talent Night
January 12 6:30 PM
Ages 13-17
Bring your instrument, bring your voice, bring your talent, and bring your friends to the first Teen Talent night hosted by libraries across Putnam County. Our first Teen Talent Night will take place at Mahopac Library. Come represent your library at this multi-library event. There will be a basket of prizes for one lucky participant. *Must be present to win. Performers must be ages 13 and up and spectators must be ages 10 and up. (Snow date: January 19)
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 December Programs 
Adult Programs:

Wednesday, December 6 @ 1 PM
Salma Hayek shines as Beatriz in this provocatively funny fish-out-of-water comedy. When fate brings Beatriz and a ruthless real-estate developer (John Lithgow) together at a dinner party, it leads to a culture clash of wildly comic proportions. 
Rated R for language and a scene of violence.


Kids' Programs:

Friday, December 15 @ 7:00 PM
Can you solve a cube? Cubing Club is the place to practice, learn tips and try your hand at competitive speed cubing. Cube as fast as you can! *Participants should be able to solve a cube before joining this club. We recommend participants bring their own cube if possible. For ages 9 and up.

Tuesday, December 19 @ 4:30 and 5:30 PM
Get creative and decorate your own gingerbread house with delicious, colorful candy and enjoy some festive music! Please bring a bag of decorating candy to share if possible.

*Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday, December 20 10:30 - 11:15 AM
Ages 3-5
Junior Geniuses are invited to celebrate the winter holidays with a fun, interactive story time! We’ll be singing songs, playing games, and creating a beautiful craft to take home.

Thursday, December 28 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ages 6+
Join us for a fun drop-off kids movie! Drinks and snacks will be served .

Sunday, December 31 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Ages 5+
Celebrate the “noon” year at Patterson Library! Get dressed up and join us for some dancing and tasty treats with games and more as we ring in the “noon” year!