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Thousands of library supporters, including our own Board of Trustees member Karen Powers, traveled to Albany to meet with legislators on February 27 to discuss the relevance and importance of libraries to our communities. As part of the campaign, we asked our patrons to use the Library Value Calculator on our website to see how much they saved last year. The numbers were amazing! Since the Governor has decreased our library funding in his budget proposal, we needed our legislators to stand up for our libraries and they did! Thank you to everyone that supported and participated in Advocacy Day.
So Happy You Stopped By!
Emmy award winning Soap Opera star Roger Howarth stopped by the library to say hi while on a break from his role as Franco on General Hospital. And we thought Advocacy Day was exciting!
Library staff and trustees with representatives from NY State Senator Pete Harckham's office.
Library staff with Emmy winning actor Roger Howarth (aka Franco) of General Hospital.
Library staff with Assemblyman Kevin Byrne.
It was a busy month at the library with special friends and visitors. Representatives were on-hand from Senator Harckham's office to help seniors enroll in the new Enhanced Star program, while Assemblyman Kevin Byrne helped us celebrate Reading Across America Day. We were all a little star struck when daytime soap opera star Roger Howarth dropped by for a surprise visit.
Special Announcements & Closings
It's that time of year again! As we approach the winter months, please be sure to check the calendar on our website for updates, announcements, and information about delays, early closings, or cancellations.
Drop-In Open Computer & Tech Help

Twice Monthly
Tuesday 3- 4:30 PM 4/2
Thursday 5 - 6:30 PM 3/21, 4/18
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.
The Art of Dressing
Wednesday April 3 @ 7 PM
A closet full of clothes and nothing to wear? Tonia Tagliaferro of the Art of Dressing will share tips on how to select the perfect wardrobe for every body type, lifestyle and occasion.

Ecological Gardening
Saturday April 6 @ 1 PM

Learn how you can have a thriving vegetable and flower garden with the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Hear facts and tips about soil conditions, what plants grow and flourish in our area, plus techniques to keep your garden growing strong all season long. 

Movie Matinee: Instant Family
Wednesday April 10 @ 1 PM

Pete and Ellie are looking to start a family by taking in three foster siblings. Their life quickly changes as the couple begins to learn the joys and struggles of raising three kids.

Rated PG-13: for thematic elements, sexual material, language and some drug references.
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner and Rose Byrne

The Art of Edward Hopper
Wednesday April 10 @ 7 PM

Enjoy an evening of art and poetry as Jenn Patton of the Edward Hopper House Museum discusses the artist and his works. Tony Howarth will follow with a reading of his insightful original poems inspired by Edward Hopper’s paintings. 

Mummies and More: An Introduction to Ancient Egypt
Saturday April 27 @ 1 PM

Join Harvard trained Egyptologist Marisa Horowitz-Jaffe for a unique introduction to the art and archaeology of Ancient Egypt. Discover this fascinating culture through dynamic storytelling and the use of authentic ancient artifacts.

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Upcoming Adult Programs for our full program schedule.
Pre-K Movie Day
Tuesday April 2 @ 10 AM
Ages up to 5 years
Want to take your little ones to a movie? Come out for our movie day and enjoy a fun experience for the whole family!
*Saturday Stories
Saturday April 6 @ 10 AM
Ages 0-5
Can’t make it during the week for story time? This interactive once-a-month story time is designed for families with children ages birth to 5 years old. We will read stories, sing songs, play with shaker eggs, and more! Older siblings are welcome. 
*Caregivers must remain in program.
Wizard of Oz Auditions
Friday April 12 @ 5 PM
Grades 2 - 8
Audition for The Wizard of Oz! All registered participants will receive a role. Songs and lines will be provided for the auditions. *Join us on Wednesday, April 10 for audition prep from 4:30 - 6:00 PM!
Color Course
Monday April 15 @ 10:30 AM
Grades K - 5
Run, jump, and get messy in this obstacle course relay race. Teams will compete for fun awards, careful! You'll have to evade colorful chalk bombs during the race.
NERF Battle at Patterson Rec

Tuesday April 16 @ 6PM
Grades 3-5

Tuesday April 16 @ 7:30 PM
Grades 6 - 9
Patterson Library and Patterson Recreation are hosting a Nerf battle at the rec center! Each person must bring their own eye protection and gun. “Elite” dart-style NERF guns only. Registration is REQUIRED through Patterson Library Only.
Nature of Things
Tuesday April 16 @ 10:30 AM
Grades K - 5
Come get up close and personal with exotic animals. Increase your knowledge of our natural world and also learn about
endangered species.
Art Day
Wednesday April 17 @ 10:30 AM
Grades K - 5
Kids will have a blast participating in this day of architectural adventure!
Fairies & Pirates
Thursday April 18 @ 10:30 AM
Grades K - 5
Create your own “enchanted” creature to take home. Choose between a fairy and a pirate, and then personalize it to make it
truly one of a kind.
Movie Day
Friday April 19 @ 10:30 AM
Grades K - 5
The final day of spring break camp ends with movie day! Have popcorn, and watch a movie on the big screen.
*Babies, Books & Bubbles
Beginning April 24
Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM
Ages up to 23 months
Focus on developing your baby’s
pre-literacy skills and introduce a love for books by using song, movement, and rhyme. Improve motor, sensory, and social skills with caregiver and baby play time. And, of course, no day would be complete without bubbles!
  *Caregivers must remain in program.
*Half Pint Hootenanny ♫
April 24 - May 15
Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM
Ages 18 months to 3 years
Come sing, dance, and play with us as we explore music and movement together!
*Caregivers must remain in program.
*Twos in Town
Beginning April 25
Thursdays @ 10:30 AM
Age 2
Join us as we look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books. Story time fun will include stories, rhymes, felt boards, and more. We will finish up with a simple craft or activity.
*Caregivers must remain in program.
Junior Academy
Beginning week of April 22
Mondays @ 10:30 AM
Thursdays @ 11:15 AM
Ages 3 - 5
Reading, singing, and crafts, oh my! Get your kids excited for preschool. Funny stories, silly songs, and crazy crafts are just the start of this story time program.
This is a drop-off program.
Exploration Academy
Beginning April 23
Tuesdays @ 1:30 PM
Ages 3 - 5
Allow your child to explore science through art! Science experiments and art projects will be the norm in this exploratory program! Each week we'll be learning a new science fact and see it play out through exciting art projects and
activities. This is a drop-off program.
Read It and Eat!
Beginning April 25
Thursdays @ 4:30 PM
Grades K - 2
The perfect pastime with an added delight! Each week, kids will be engaged in fun fantastical fiction while munching on tasty snacks and doing awesome projects and activities. No at-home reading is required in this tasty book club. When the story is over, we’ll celebrate with a movie at the end!
Murder Mystery Night
Tuesday  April 5 @ 6:30 PM
Ages 13-17
Join us for a Spring Halloween celebration! There has been a murder in the library! Using short cue cards, teens will act their way through this night of rumors, bribes and accusations to determine who murdered one of their fellow guests!
  *Due to the nature of this program individual registration is required.
Don't Miss These Great
March Programs 
Adult Programs:

Saturday March 9 @ 1 PM
Get ready for the wearin' o' the green as Tom O'Carroll entertains us with Irish songs, stories, and humor.

Wednesday March 13 @ 1 PM
Follow the incredible story of Jackson Maine, an accomplished musician who meets and falls in love with a struggling artist named Ally. With Jackson's help, Ally's career takes off causing their relationship to struggle with the new found fame.
Rated R: for language throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse.
Starring: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Sam Elliot.

Wednesday March 13 @ 7 PM
Feeling out of sorts? Learn how Ayurveda epitomizes a true body-mind approach to health and wellness. Dr. Someeh N. Kaushik will explain how Ayurveda defines health as a balance of body, mind, and spirit and how imbalance results in disharmony and may cause illness.

Saturday March 23 @ 1 PM
Philomena Dunn, Genealogy Researcher and DAR, will take us through the exciting journey of discovering your family history and roots. Learn what you need to know to start researching your ancestors and family tree.

Kid Programs:

Friday March 8 @ 6 PM
Ages 4-7
Bring your favorite stuffed friend to the library for a sleepover! Don’t worry, you won’t be lonely at home because you will build a new friend and take them home with you. Your friend who spends the night will be very well taken care of and won’t get into ANY mischief! Come back on Saturday to pick them up, and find out what happens when the library closes at night.

Saturday March 9 @ 10 AM
Grades 5 - 8
Battle of the Books is starting again. Come to this info meeting to find out more! You’ll meet your team members and coaches and find out what books you’ll be reading. Must be entering 6th grade to 9th grade in September 2019.

Teen Programs:

Saturday March 9 @ 10:45 AM
Grades 8 to 11
Battle of the Books is starting again. Come to this info meeting and find out more! You’ll meet future team members and your coaches and find out the books you’ll be reading. *Participants must be entering grades 9 to 12 in September 2019.

Friday March 29 @ 6:45 PM
Ages 12-17
Outfit yourself with a NERF gun and enjoy a game of Monsters v. Humans. Extra ammo and snacks will be provided. Each person must bring their own eye protection and their own gun. “Elite” dart-style NERF guns only, please. *Due to the nature of this program, registration is REQUIRED. No walk-ins will be accepted.
**You must have a signed permission slip turned in to Patterson or Mahopac by 3/27.