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August
LIBRARY NEWS & PROGRAMS 
CHECK OUT OUR NEW MUSEUM PASSES
Just in time for summer, we have added two new passes to our Museum Pass collection so you can have a blast with your family without spending a fortune!
The pass for the Westchester Children's Museum in Rye is valid for 4 admissions (1 adult must be present). Since the museum is located in the Playland complex, there is a parking fee from May to September. However, your parking is good for the day and you can take the family to the beach or Playland (for the appropriate entrance fees) and make a fun day of it.
We have also added a pass for the Putnam History Museum in Cold Spring. This museum pass entitles 4 adults to free admission and 10% off at the museum shop.
Check out the many other museum passes and discounts we have available and treat your family or visitors to a day exploring the area. Two museum passes may be checked out at a time for 3 days and can be reserved up to 1 month in advance. Passes are available to MHLS card holders in good standing with a $25 refundable deposit.
DO YOU WANT A GREAT WAY TO SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS WHILE MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO YOUR COMMUNITY?

JOIN OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES OR PATTERSON LIBRARY FRIENDS
A library is a wonderful community resource which offers thousands of products and services for every demographic. Children, families, seniors and everyone in between all benefit by a thriving library. Here are two great ways you can give back to your community while utilizing your life experience and skills. Trustees enjoy serving on our board and help shape and direct the growth of the library by setting policies, overseeing operations, directing our budget vote campaigns and ensuring the library is fiscally responsible. For more information about becoming a Patterson Library Trustee or for an application click here: BOT applications

Our Patterson Library Friends plan and run fun events and programs to raise funds for special resources, programs, events and equipment. If you are interested in becoming a Patterson Library Friend and would like to attend an informational meeting in September, please send your contact information to PR@pattersonlibrary.org .
New Book Club
Bagels & Books
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Sign up for a new book club for adults starting this fall! Our library director, Stephanie Harrison, will lead this book club with her favorite selections spanning across many interesting genres and topics. The book club will meet at 11:15 am on the 3rd Monday of every month.The first meeting will be on Monday, September 16. If you are interested in joining our Bagels & Books club, sign up at the front desk or e-mail your contact information to pr@pattersonlibrary.org.
Lawn Games Are Out!
Our lawn games are out! Bring the kids, a picnic lunch and enjoy a day in the park while playing a fun game of corn hole, bowling, tic tac toe, ring toss & more.
Census 2020
2020 Census and You!
Did you know that a census is much more then just a simple count of people? By participating you help the Town of Patterson in many different ways! From community funding, planning for the town's future, and even seats in the House of Representatives, there are so many reasons why the census will affect you and your family. Click here for more info.
Special Announcements & Closings
As we found out last year, winter is not the only season that weather may force cancellations. Please be sure to check the calendar on our website for updates, announcements, and information about delays, early closings, or cancellations.
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Drop-In Open Computer & Tech Help

Twice Monthly
Tuesday 3 - 4:30 PM 7/9, 8/6
Thursday 5 - 6:30 PM 7/25, 8/22
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.
This service is supported by funds from the New York State Library's Adult Literacy Library Services grant program.
    ADULT PROGRAMS
Alzheimer's & Dementia
Thursday August 8 @ 1 PM

Learn about Alzheimer’s Disease with the Alzheimer’s Association. They will be here to discuss disease stages and risk factors, how Alzheimer’s differs from dementia, available treatments, current research, and resources from the Alzheimer’s Association. 
Movie Matinee:
Bohemian Rhapsody
Wednesday August 14 @ 1 PM

Bohemian Rhapsody is a celebration of the legendary rock band Queen, their music, and their lead singer Freddie Mercury who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history's most beloved entertainers.

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material, language and drug content.
Starring: Ramie Malek, Lucy Boynton and Gwilym Lee 

Summer Concert: 
The Great American Songbook

Thursday August 15 @ 6 PM
Rain Location:
Patterson Recreation Dept.
Front Street, Patterson

Get ready to tap your toes and snap your fingers as you groove to songs we all know with Jerry Costanzo & his Quartet.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
See our website (www.pattersonlibrary.org) for park rules.
Inclement weather will move us to the Patterson Rec Center on Front Street.
This project is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program with public funds provided through the NY State Council on the Arts with support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature.

Cooking from the Garden
Wednesday August 21 @ 1 PM

Come for a fun afternoon to pick and cook the vegetables from our library garden. Learn how to create tasty
dishes for you and your family with the Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Visit our website at www.pattersonlibrary.org  and click on
Upcoming Adult Programs for our full program schedule.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Thu  Aug 1  @ 10:30 - 12:30 PM
Ages 7 - 11
Games with foam swords, fantasy and capture the flag are all part of the fun in this live-action role playing experience your kids will never forget!
Teen Play: Cinderella

Come see the Patterson Library Teens present Cinderella. This play is directed, choreographed and performed by teens. Come and show your support for all their hard work!
 
*This program is partially funded by a grant from The Putnam Arts Council.
TEEN PROGRAMS
Tuesday August 6 @ 1 PM
Ages 12 - 19 years

Let the adventure begin! Join us for table top adventures of sneaking through forests, hunting down monsters and dangerous quests. Materials will be provided. All levels welcome.
Don't Miss These Great
July Programs  
Adult Programs:

Wednesday July 10 @ 1 PM
Follow the story of Mary Stuart as she returns to Scotland and tries to take the throne of England from her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. Experience the pain both sides felt as the family is torn apart.
Rated R: for some violence and sexuality. 
Starring: Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie

Wednesday July 17 @ 7 PM
Gina Juliano will give us savvy hints, tips and tricks for free gift cards, stocking stuffers and more to save money and keep your holiday budget under control. 

Family Programs:

Tuesday July 23 @ 7 PM
Join Kevin Manning, a former consultant to NASA, as he guides us on this family friendly tour of the universe from the very small to the very large. Following an indoor presentation of galactic wonders, we will be going outside to observe the constellations and planets through a telescope.
Children ages 8+ are welcome and must be  accompanied by an adult.

Children's Programs:

Let’s Read Together
Beginning July 8
Grades K-5
Prevent the summer slide and practice reading and writing with a YS staff member! Sign up for your 15-minute sessions with Miss Jenn.

Beginning Mon. July 8 @ 11:30 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!

Beginning Mon.  July 8 @ 2 PM
Ages 7 & up
Kids ages 7 and up are welcome to come play chess with others for fun. Play with other kids and perfect your game. All levels welcome.
 
Tue.  Jul 9  @ 10:30 AM
Start off the summer with books, board games, activities and more in this fun beginning to our summer camp adventures!
 
Wed.  July 10  @ 10:30 AM
This delicious class will have your kids creating their own nutritious snack in no time!
 
Thu.  July 11  @ 10:30 AM
Animals at the library! Come see the cutest, prettiest, most amazing animals that you’ll be able to pet and play with while we learn about them. *Everyone registered for this program is automatically registered for Outragehisss Pets.
 
Thu.  July 11 @ 11 AM
Ages 4 and up
Animals at the library! Come see the cutest, prettiest, most amazing animals that you’ll be able to pet and play with while we learn about them. *Everyone registered for Animals at the Library day of Summer Camp is automatically registered for this program.
 
Fri.  July 12 @ 6 PM
Ages 8 & up
If you sing, if you dance, if you practice monologues or poetry then come on out to this talent night event where you can showcase your skills.
 
Mon. @ 10:00 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.
 
Mon. @ 11 AM
Ages 2 - 3
Parents and caregivers will explore language through stories with their child. Songs, picture books, flannels and a craft will help create a love of books! *Caregivers must remain in program.
 
Tue.  July 16 @ 10:30 AM
Grab your towel, bathing suit and sunscreen and join us for water play, sprinklers, ice pops and fun! *May switch with Crafty Critters depending on weather.
 
Wed.  July 17  10:30 - 12 PM
We’ll start the day off with fun music games before we head in to see Turtle Dance Music! *Everyone registered for this event is automatically registered for Turtle Dance Music.
 
Wed.  July 17  11 - 12 PM
Up to age 10
Drop your kids off for a music and comedy event! Singing, dancing, beat boxing and more at this fun and fantastic show! *Everyone registered for Music, Music, Music day of Summer Camp is automatically registered for this event.
 
Thu.  July 18  10:30 - 12 PM
We’ll be creating GIANT collages in this colorful, free form art class. Kids will be able to plan and design their own giant piece of wall art to bring home.
*May switch with Water Day depending on weather.
 
Tue.  July 23  10:30 - 12:30 PM
If you love dancing or want to try it out for the first time, come for this super fun class where you’ll learn basic breakdancing moves and steps to delight your friends and family.
 
Wed.  July 24  10:30 - 12:30 PM
Simple, easy, no-bake snacks will be a part of this yummy food class!
 
Thu.  July 25  10:30 - 12:30 PM
Lets get messy with some outdoor art. Kids can try drip painting techniques, still life drawing or free drawing time where they get to use their creative side outside!
 
Tue.  July 30  10:30 - 12:30 PM
Kids will be learning beats, time signatures and more in this interactive drum circle class! They will be working together to find a beat that works for the entire group!
 
Wed.  July 31  10:30 - 12:30 PM
Delight your children with a trip to the stars! Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum will be giving an interactive show in their inflatable planetarium.

 Teen Programs:

Fri. July 12  6 PM
Ages 13 & up
If you sing, if you dance, if you practice monologues or poetry then come on out to this talent night event where you can showcase your skills.

Wed. July 31 @ 1 PM
Ages 12 - 19 years
Let the adventure begin! Join us for table top adventures of sneaking through forests, hunting down monsters and dangerous quests. Materials will be provided. All levels welcome.