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Storms & Crashes
We Had It All!
A vehicle hit the columns in front of our main entrance knocking them to the ground on the same day the tornado ripped through Patterson. Thankfully the incident occurred before the library opened for business, and no one was injured. Later in the day, the tornado toppled trees and power lines creating havoc for area residents and parents trying to get to the library to pick up their children who were attending a program when the storm hit. Library staff stayed with the kids for several hours until parents arrived and provided a safe place for dozens of motorists that sought shelter in the midst of the tornado. Thanks to our generator and dedicated staff, many of whom sustained damage to their own homes, the library was opened throughout the week to provide people a comfortable place to get a cup of coffee or tea, snacks and charge their phones and devices, and chat with neighbors as they waited for power to be restored.
Take Us Along This Summer
Taking a road trip this summer? We can help make it fun and relaxing! Enjoy listening to a great audio book from our newly expanded summer collection! If eBooks are more your thing, we've got you covered for a summer of fun! Overdrive allows you to download up to ten audio books or eBooks t o your smartphone, tablet, or laptop completely free. You can even borrow a preloaded eReader for your kids. All you need is your Mid-Hudson Library Card.
Thursdays In The Park
Starting July 5th 12:30 - 2:30 PM
While you can enjoy our park any day of the week, starting Thursday, July 5th, we are setting aside time for everyone to get your friends together, have a picnic lunch or just drop by to meet new people and enjoy the sunshine and the outdoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times and park rules apply. Visit our website to see park rules .

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

Do you need help with your computer, cell phone or iPad? Stop in at our weekly drop-in help session to get answers to your computer or tech questions. No appointment necessary. 

*Dates and times are subject to change, please check our online calendar.
Movie Matinee: Only the Brave
Wednesday July 11 @ 1 PM
Watch the heroic story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who fought the flames of the historic wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona.

Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements.
Starring: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges.

Chat 'n' Chill
Tuesday July 17 @ 12 PM

Come gather with your friends or meet new ones, at this monthly get together. We will provide the space for you to bring your lunch, play cards, games, crafts or just sit and chat.
Registration not required
Adults only.

Yoga Through Dance
Wednesday July 18 @ 12:30 PM

Try this fun yoga class in our beautiful outdoor park with Julia Calabrese-Harrer of Yoga in the Trees. She will lead us through meditation and movement with yoga and music for a new experience with this ancient practice.
Attendance is limited.
Bring a yoga mat.
If it rains, we will meet in the Community Room.                                         

Summer Concert in the Patterson Library Park
Thursday July 19 @ 6 PM

The Bottoms Up Dixieland Jazz Band will have you tapping your toes, clapping your hands and singing along to the tunes of 1920s New Orleans. Bring your family, a picnic dinner and a chair or blanket and get ready for an incredible night! Inclement weather will move us to the Patterson Rec Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Park rules must be followed.
Registration preferred.
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Upcoming Adult Programs for our full program schedule.
Music with Marlana
Beginning July 9
Mondays @ 9:30 AM
Ages 2-4

Sing, dance, and laugh in this interactive class. A program that provides music, singing, dancing, and movement, using percussion instruments and pretend play.
Brunch and Books
Beginning July 9
Mondays @ 11 AM
Entering 3rd thru 5th grade

This club gives kids a chance to read just because it’s FUN and because they want to share what they read with others. We will enjoy a light brunch and meet outside on nice days!
Zumba Kids & Snack Party
Tuesday July 10 @ 10:30 AM
Ages 4-7

Kids will move and groove with Zumba Kids . This fun workout will be followed by a snack making session where kids will pick some nutritious foods and make their own high energy snack mix.
Making Music
Wednesday July 11 @ 10:30 AM
Ages 4-7

Be a music maker! Tambourines, pan
flutes and more! Come make your own instruments with everyday items you might have at home.
Real. Good. Play.
Thursday July 12 @ 10:30 AM
Ages 4-7

Build, create, and learn about gravity in this hands-on block building program. Real Good Play provides open, unstructured play for children featuring large foam blocks.
Baby Brilliance
Beginning July 13
Fridays @ 10 AM
Ages up to 23 months

Start the day with stories, songs, and rhymes to help your baby’s brain develop. Improve motor, sensory, and social skills and make new friends with free playtime.
Reading Puppies
Beginning July 13
Fridays @ 11 AM
Grades K-5

Kids can read their favorite book to an energetic guide dog-in-training! Sign up for 15-minute sessions with Miss Jenn.
Smoothie Soiree
Tuesday July 17 @ 10:30 AM
Ages 4-7

Come meet Miss Alli and learn about
delicious, nutritious and fun snacking habits while learning how to make yummy smoothies.
Water Day
Wednesday July 18 @ 10:30 AM
Ages 4-7

Enjoy some summer fun outside in our gazebo and park. We’ll find some ways to stay cool and maybe do a craft or two!
“Sounds” Fun
Thursday July 19 @ 10:30 AM
Ages 4-7

We’ll start with some interesting sound activities and then head into the Sound Explorers show and see sound come alive!

If you are registered for this day of camp you are automatically registered for Sound Explorers.
Sound Explorers
Thursday July 19 @ 11 AM
Ages 4 and up

With Matthew Cantello, discover scientific principles that make sound come alive while having a load of fun! Join our adventure of sound and music that gets everyone playing, moving, and using our ears in ways we never thought possible.
Self-Defense & Smoothie Party
Tuesday July 24 @ 11 AM
Ages 8-12

Pawling Karate will teach kids some basic self-defense techniques. Then we will make delicious smoothies with nutritionist Allison Stowell of Pawling Hannaford.
Magic Day
Wednesday July 25 @ 11 AM
Ages 8-12

Do you believe in magic? Learn simple magic tricks to amaze your friends. Then, join us as magician and juggler Scott Jameson leaves all of us spellbound!

If you are registered for this day of camp you are automatically registered for the Illusionist.
Wednesday July 25 @ 12 PM
Ages 4 and up

Join illusionist Scott Jameson for an
extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat.
The Color Course
Thursday July 26 @ 11 AM
Ages 8-12

Run, jump, and get messy in this obstacle course relay race. Teams will compete for fun awards, but...Be careful! You’ll have to evade colorful chalk bombs during the race.
Dance & Henna
Tuesday July 31 @ 11 AM
Wednesday August 1 @ 11 AM
Ages 8-12

In this two-day program, kids will learn a full routine of ancient Balinese dance that they will perform on Aug 1. The second half of day one we will be practicing the art of henna too!
Murder Mystery Night: Teen Idol Edition
Friday July 20 @ 6:30 PM
Ages 13-17

Join us for another night of mayhem with a teen idol twist! After one of the guests is found murdered, teens will use clues and cue cards to figure out who the killer is! But, be careful, everyone is a suspect in this night of mystery.
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June Programs 
Adult Programs:

Wednesday June 6 @ 1 PM
Jane Adler has her life all figured out until she finds herself stuck between her new boyfriend and her ex-husband who is determined to win her back.
Rated R for some drug content and sexuality.

Wednesday June 6 @ 7 PM
Maura Geist, Evidential Medium, Intuitive Teacher, Reiki Practitioner and Author, will discuss the power of intuition in this informative program. Learn what intuition is, how we use it and how you can sharpen your intuitive skills.

Wednesday June 13 @ 7 PM
Lance Whitney will discuss Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to help you connect and network with other people in your personal and professional life. Learn what these sites offer, how to set up your accounts and profiles, how to promote yourself, and how to share the right information with other people.

Tuesday June 19 @ 12 PM
Come gather with your friends or meet new ones at this monthly get together. We will provide the space for you to bring your lunch, play cards, games, crafts or just sit and chat. Registration not required. Adults Only.

Wednesday June 20 @ 7 PM
The Patterson Historical Society will present the fascinating history of Route 22, Birch Hill, Haviland Hollow and the surrounding neighborhoods East of the Croton through personal letters and journals of former residents and photographs from 1910.

Kids' Programs:

The 3 Sisters: Exploring a Garden
Ages 8 - 12
Through the delightful story of "The Three Sisters," we will be exploring Native American culture in this three-part series taught by Cornell Cooperative. Kids will plant in the garden, make a corn husk doll, harvest crops, and cook delicious food for the class to eat!

Wednesday June 20 @ 1:00 PM
Ages 8 and up
It’s the first day of summer! Come watch Sandlot , the classic summer movie on our big screen. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. *Rated PG. Contains some profanity.

Thursday June 21 @ 1:00 PM
Grades 5-8
Empower yourself with the knowledge to save a life in this amazing workshop. Learn the basics of CPR to help someone in cardiac arrest.

Friday June 22 @ 1:00 PM
Ages 4 and up
Observe several raptor species up close while learning about their adaptations, behavior, ecological importance, and natural history. Demonstrations, games, and museum specimens will help illuminate the fascinating lives of these amazing avians.

Tuesday June 26 @ 10:00 AM
Ages 10 and up
This 4-hour course prepares students to be safe when watching younger siblings or babysitting. Learn to negotiate pay and stay safe in an emergency. Please bring a bag lunch, paper, and pen or pencil.

Wednesday June 27 @ 11:00 AM
Ages 6 - 12
In a galaxy not so far away, meet Star Wars characters, do crafts, play games, and eat snacks at this Star Wars celebration.

Thursday June 28 @ 11:00 AM
Ages 7 and up
Do you love American Girl and WellieWishers? Come have tea and lunch with your doll, make a craft, and have your doll's hair styled. After, your doll will walk the runway! Wear your favorite fancy outfit to this special event.