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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, the perfect time to get a new card or replace your lost or damaged Mid-Hudson Library System card. Just bring your driver's license or other form of identification for proof of residency, and we will issue you a new or replacement card for free!

Your Patterson Library MHLS card saves you money with access to great books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, RBdigital magazines, hoopla , free or discounted museum passes, cake pans, garden tools and more in our collection, and the other 65 libraries in the Mid-Hudson system.

To make things easy, you can add your library card to apps such as Cardstar and Keyring so it is always with you.
School Supply Drive Extended
Through September 15

Help give our local kids in need a great start to the school year. Please donate new notebooks, binders, crayons, backpacks, pens, pencils, markers, lunch boxes, rulers and other items. Supplies will be collected in the library during business hours through September 15th.
Plein Air Event
Local artists enjoyed the beautiful scenery in our park, while they painted the landscape as part of our Plein Air Event. Beautiful paintings & sketches depicting the landscape were created in various mediums and will be on exhibit at the library in the near future. Stay tuned for dates and times.
*This project was made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council's Arts Link Grant Program, with public funds provided through the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.
Children's Summer Programs
In keeping with this summer's reading theme Libraries Rock! , we hosted a variety of fun programs. Kids created their own musical instruments, constructed with large blocks, enjoyed a fun "water day" in the park, did Balinese dancing, made beautiful terrariums, learned CPR, and participated in the summer reading challenge where they racked up 78,060 minutes of reading!

Each time the kids reported their reading minutes, stones were added to a guitar. They were so amazing, they filled it weeks ahead of schedule and met their goal! As part of the summer fun, Youth Services Assistant Miss Jane agreed to dye her hair blue, if they met the challenge. We can't wait to see Miss Jane sporting her new look!

Don't forget, book clubs for different age groups start this fall, so the kids can keep up the good work!
Community Art Exhibits
Come see our wonderful collection of paintings of Long Island's North Fork in watercolors and acrylics by Helen Cox in our Community Room and Cafe. Then take a stroll down our administrative hallway to view beautiful photographs of Spain by Gerry Dawes.
If you are a local artist and would like to exhibit your work at the library or have a special collection to display in our case, please stop by the library for an application and list of guidelines.
Patterson Library Park

Summer may be over, but you can still visit our park. Enjoy the sunshine and the great fall weather while you read, have lunch, work on your computer, or just spend time with the kids. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times and park rules apply. Visit our website to see park rules.
Chat 'n' Chill
Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month
9/18 & 10/16 ... 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.

Twice Monthly
Tuesday 3 - 4:30 PM ... 10/23, 11/27, 12/18
Thursday 5 - 6:30 PM ... 9/27, 10/11, 11/8, 12/6

Do you need help with your computer, cell phone or iPad? Stop in at our
bi-monthly 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.
Don't Miss These Great Programs
Wednesday September 26 @ 7 PM
M old, radon, leaking oil, and other environmental conditions and allergens are just a few of the hidden dangers that may be in your home.. Jim Rood of Lighthouse Environmental Consultants will discuss how to protect your family and make your home a healthy place lo live.

Decorating Your Home to Sell or Dwell
Wednesday October 3 @ 7 PM
 Update the look of your home or get it market ready at this interactive presentation with Susan Atwell, home staging expert and President of AtWell Staged Home. See before-and-after images of locally staged homes and learn her top ten home staging tips that will make your home comfy and cozy for you, or ready for the real estate market. 
Movie Matinee: A Quiet Place
Wednesday October 10 @ 1 PM
Horrifying creatures attack when they hear the slightest sound, forcing a terrified family to live in absolute silence to stay alive. This exciting thriller was filmed right here in Pawling & Dutchess County.

Rated PG-13: for terror and some bloody images.
Starring: John Kransinski and Emily Blunt. 

Chat 'n' Chill
Tuesday October 16 @ 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.

Putnam County Veterans of World War I
Wednesday October 17 @ 7 PM

Roderick Cassidy, author of Putnam County Veterans of World War I , will discuss our local residents who served in the “War to End All Wars” in recognition
of the 100th anniversary of the armistice of November 11, 1918 ending WWI.

The Patterson Historical Society will hold their annual meeting prior to the presentation at 6:30 PM. The public is invited to attend. 

Soul Painting
Tuesday October 23 @ 1 PM &
Thursday October 25 @ 1 PM

Jeanette Rodriguez will introduce Soul Painting in this 2-part workshop. Soul Painting is a powerful intuitive practice to help you creatively unleash your relationship to your awareness. Think of it as meditating with a brush in your hand and your eyes open. Space is limited and registration is required. 

A Taste of Korea
Saturday October 27 @ 1 PM

Get an authentic taste of Korean culture as members of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project prepare a traditional home-cooked meal and share interesting details about their homeland.  
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Upcoming Adult Programs for our full program schedule.
Wonder Lab
Beginning Oct 2
Every other Tuesday @ 4:30 PM
Grades 3 - 6

Kids will work together to explore the
concepts of STEAM through fun activities, exciting experiments, and awesome art.
Kids Open Mic
Friday October 5 @ 5 PM
Ages 8 - 12

Hey kids ages 8-12...Got Talent? Come out and show us what you've got. Libraries across Putnam County will get together at Patterson Library to see what kind of talent we have in our community.
Books & Breakfast Club
Beginning October 13
Second Saturday @ 10 AM
Grades 5 - 7

Start your Saturday right, with a light tasty breakfast and a good book discussion. Join with a friend or meet new ones at this brand new middle school book club! *Sponsored in part by Reverie Caffé.
Halloween Spooktacular
Friday October 26 @ 5 PM
Ages 4-7

Come wearing your spookiest costume for our spooktacular party. Enjoy some ghoulish treats, games, scary crafts, and more!
Spy Night
Friday October 26 @ 7 PM
Ages 8-12

Will this be a Mission Impossible? Become a library secret agent. Kids will be challenged to break codes, make their way through a security field, decode secret messages, and more. Wear your best black secret agent clothes for this spy night spectacular!
Teen Open Mic Night
Friday  October 5 @ 6:30 PM
Ages 13-17

The third event in the Teen Talent series will be hosted by Patterson Library! Show off your skills in singing, dancing, spoken word and more at this county-wide
mic-night for teens.
The Breakfast Club
Second Saturdays @ 11 AM
Beginning  October 13
Ages 13-17

This Saturday morning book club is a great addition to your weekend. Once a month we meet to chat about an exciting YA novel and indulge in delicious food while hanging out with old and new friends.
Don't Miss These Great
September Programs 
Adult Programs:

Wednesday September 12 @ 1 PM
Black Panther returns to his home country of Wakanda when a new threat seeks to sell the reclusive nation's incredibly valuable natural resource.
Rated: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira and Martin Freeman.

Tuesday September 18 @ 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 September 19 @ 7 PM
Join the wellness movement of essential oils as Angela Caputo shares her knowledge of the century old practices and modern scientific research behind essential oils and their unique powers for physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.

Wednesday September 26 @ 7 PM
Is your house safe? Jim Rood of Lighthouse Environmental Consultants will discuss the hidden dangers that may be in your home. Learn how to protect your family from mold, radon, leaking oil, and other environmental conditions and allergens.

Kid Programs:

Thursdays September 13 & 20 @ 4:30 PM
Grades 4 - 6
Ready to code but not exactly sure what coding is? This program is perfect for you! We start with the basics of coding. Then we will create a simple computer game using block coding. Before you know it, you will be Ready-to-Code on your own! *This program is intended for coding newbies.

Tuesday September 18 @ 9:30 AM or 10:30 AM
Ages up to 3 years
If you don’t have time to get to the gym, bring your stroller and your little one and join us for a workout! Each workout comprises strength training, cardio, and core restoration, all while entertaining your little ones with songs, activities, and fun!

*Baby Brilliance
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 while making new friends during free playtime. *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, and dance, stretch, and jump to music. *Caregivers must remain in program.

Talented Twos
Age 2
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. Young 3 year-olds not ready for independent story time welcome. *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.
This is a drop off program.

Beginning September 25
Every other Tuesday @ 4:30 PM
Grades 3 & 4
A book club with something for everyone! This twice-a-month club will get kids reading books that are fun and fantastic. We'll be coupling them with cool activities and projects that will get them involved with the stories and one another.

September 27 - November 15
Thursdays @ 4:30 PM
Grades K - 2
Are you ready to get crazy? Math will never be the same! During this 8-session club, Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess… All while bonding with new friends over math!