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National Library Week Celebration
April 9 - 14
"What We Love About You"

Find a golden ticket with our special "What We Love About You" message hidden throughout the library during April 9 - 14, and win a fun prize. It is our way of celebrating you, our valued patrons! * One winner per family
Book Sale Update
The Patterson Library Friends regrettably announce they will not hold their Annual Book Sale in 2018. They would like to thank all our local partners and everyone that supported the sale in the past. While it was a great fundraising success for many years, the task of overseeing and managing the sale became impossible for the handful of volunteers that gave months of their time to make it happen. The lack of new volunteers and rising expenses were also factors in their decision. For anyone wishing to donate books or find a sale, you can check out , a site which many libraries use to list their sales. We appreciate your continued support and will keep you posted on future fundraising events.
New Program
Chat 'n' Chill
Every 3rd Tuesday Starting April 17
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Pack a lunch and join your friends or meet new friends at this monthly get together. We will provide the space for you to bring your cards, games, crafts or just sit and chat. Registration not required. Adults only.


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.
New Tax Laws
Wednesday May 2 @ 7 PM
Fiduciary Advisor, Frank Marano, will discuss the changes in the tax laws and the impact they will have on all of us. Learn how they affect your personal taxes, finances, small businesses and your retirement and financial planning.

Movie Matinee: Darkest Hour
Wednesday May 9 @ 1 PM

Follow the incredible story of Winston Churchill as the newly appointed British Prime Minister who inspired and led his people through the horrors of World War II.  

Starring: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas
Rated PG-13: for Thematic Material

Solar Energy
Wednesday May 16 @ 7 PM

EZ Clean Energy, a licensed sustainable energy consultation team, will discuss the facts about solar energy and the many options it offers so you can decide if solar energy is right for you.
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Upcoming Adult Programs for our full program schedule.
Summer Theatre Auditions
Friday May 4  @ 5:30 PM
Entering Grades 3 - 7
This year’s play will be Beauty and the Beast! Come out and audition for any part you’d like! Registration required.
Putnam County
Kids Talent Night
Friday May 11  @ 5 PM
Ages 8 - 12
Hey kids. Come out and show us what you’ve got! Represent Patterson at Julia L. Butterfield library in Cold Spring. Registration required.
Tuesday May 22  @ 10 AM
Up to age 5
Come with your infant, toddler, or preschooler and dance, laugh, wiggle, and sing! See what the buzz is all about with this fun music and movement program from the makers of Zumba! Registration required.
The 3 Sisters:
Exploring a Garden
Wednesday May 30  4:30-5:30 PM
Wednesday Jun 6  4:30-5:30 PM
Wednesday Aug 15  11-12 PM
Ages 8 - 12
Through the delightful story of The Three Sisters, we will explore Native American culture in this three-part series. This class, taught by Cornell Cooperative, will feature planting in the garden, making a corn husk
doll, harvesting the crops, and cooking delicious food for the class to eat ! Registration required.
Teen Play Info Session
Friday  May 4 @ 4 PM
Ages 13 - 17
Our first teen play was a hit, so here we are for round two! If you are 13 and older and would be interested in the Teen Play, come to our info session! Registration required.
Putnam County Teen Talent Night
Friday May 11  @ 6:30 PM
Ages 13-17
Our first talent night was a huge success, so the second event is in the works. This time Julia L. Butterfield Library in Cold Spring will host this great night. We hope to see everyone that participated in the first show, plus new talent! Registration required.
Don't Miss These Great
 April Programs 
Adult Programs:

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.

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. 

Wednesday April 18 @ 7 PM
Looking to buy that special item at the best price? Have items that 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.

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 Triangle, Shutter Speeds, Composition, and more! You are welcome to bring your camera, but it is not necessary.

Saturday April 28 @ 1 PM
Wander the streets of Spain with Gerry Dawes, food blogger, photographer and President of the Spanish Artisan Wine & Spirits Group. Enjoy 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.

Kids' Programs:

Tue  Apr 10 @ 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Ages 7 - 12
Tired of having the same boring lunch? Come get some ideas to add variety to your lunch and build your own bento box.

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.

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. Caregivers must remain in program.

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! Caregivers must remain in program.

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. Caregivers must remain in program.
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.

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 360, board games, group games, and Legos.

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!

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.

Beginning Apr 24
Every other Tue @ 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Ages 9 - 13
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.