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December
LIBRARY NEWS & PROGRAMS 
New Beginnings!
No endings, just new beginnings for our new Director Stephanie Harrison and and longtime Director Patti Haar. Stephanie brings her years of library experience and great sense of enthusiasm to the library as she steps into her new role, while Patti starts the next chapter of her wonderful story.
Best wishes to both of you!

Part-time
Information Specialist
A friendly person is needed to provide public service at the Information Desk two evenings and Saturdays.
The Patterson Library has an immediate opening for a permanent, reliable part-time information specialist. Shift includes Monday and Tuesday evenings and Saturdays. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, with college experience preferred, have strong computer and problem solving skills, and be customer-oriented, courteous, and able to work with the public in a small community setting. Position includes providing friendly customer service to library patrons of all ages, overseeing public computer use, assisting patrons with a variety of information needs, processing materials, and other information department tasks. Previous library experience is a plus. Salary starting at $12.50/hour. Please send cover letter and resume to director@pattersonlibrary.org or stop by the library to fill out an application. 
Donate To The Library When
You Shop On Amazon
'Tis almost the season! Here is a great way to give more this holiday season. With every purchase you make at Amazon through smile.amazon.com, Amazon will make a donation to the Patterson Library. It's a win-win! Someone gets a special gift and you help support the library with one simple click!
Happy Shopping!

Toys for Tots & Holiday Food Drive
A little goes a long way when neighbors come together to help our local families in need. We will collect food for the Patterson Food Pantry's "Holiday Food Drive" and new unwrapped toys for the Marine Corps' annual "Toys for Tots" program. Food for the Thanksgiving collection should be dropped off by Friday, November 16th. Toys will be collected until December 15th. Donations may be dropped off in our vestibule during business hours.
Thank you for your continued generosity.
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.
Chat 'n' Chill
Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month
11/20 & 12/18 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Pack a lunch and join your friends or meet new ones 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.
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DROP-IN OPEN
COMPUTER & TECH HELP 

Twice Monthly
Tuesday 3 - 4:30 PM 11/27, 12/18
Thursday 5 - 6:30 PM 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.
   ADULT PROGRAMS
Movie Matinee:
Daddy's Home 2
Wednesday December 5 @ 1 PM
Plans for an awesome Christmas go awry when both Dusty's and Brad's fathers arrive for the holidays.  

Rated PG-13: for suggestive material and some language.
Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow and Mel Gibson.
Medicare and Elder Law
 Thursday December 6 @ 1 PM
Bernadette Pacific and a panel of experts will discuss Medicare changes, benefits, Elder Law, scams, and other issues facing senior citizens.



Holiday Concert
Saturday December 8 @ 1 PM

Kick off the season at this festive concert and sing along to your favorite holiday songs with the Bob Martinson Trio.
Registration required. Ages 16+.

Chat 'n' Chill
Tuesday December 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 or games, work on crafts or just sit and chat. Registration not required. Adults only.

Visit our website at www.pattersonlibrary.org  and click on
Upcoming Adult Programs for our full program schedule.
KIDS' PROGRAMS
*Paint & Play
Tuesday December 11
@ 10:15 AM or 11 AM
Ages 14 - 23 months
Caregivers and their children will create delightful creations in this toddler art class designed to engage the creative area of the brain while allowing your child to develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and color awareness.
*Caregivers must remain in program.
Winter Wonderland
Story Time
Thursday December 13 @ 11:15 AM
Ages 3 - 5
Celebrate the winter with a fun, interactive story time! We’ll be singing songs, playing games, and creating a beautiful craft
to take home.
 
*Gingerbread House
Decorating
Tuesday December 18
@ 4:30 PM or 5:30 PM
Get creative and decorate your own
gingerbread house with delicious, colorful
candy and enjoy listening to some festive music!  Please bring a bag of decorating candy to share, if possible.
*Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
*Toddler Holiday Story Time
Wednesday December 19
@ 10:15 AM
Ages 18 mos - 3 years
Our very own staff person & children's author Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak will be reading her new book "I Love You Through and Through at Christmas Too!" We will sing some Christmas carols and you can purchase and have the book signed if you choose.
*Caregivers must remain in program.
Community CPR
Friday December 28 @ 11 AM
Ages 9 and up
Empower yourself with the knowledge to save a life. Learn the basics of CPR to help someone in cardiac arrest.
Noon Year’s Eve
Monday December 31 @ 11 AM
Ages 5+
Celebrate the “Noon” year at Patterson Library! Get dressed up and join us for some dancing and tasty treats with games and more as we ring in the “Noon” year!
Don't Miss These Great
November Programs 
Adult Programs:

Wednesday November 7 @ 1 PM
Four longtime friends decide to read the steamy bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey, in their book club and end up spicing up their lives in ways they never thought possible.
Rated PG-13: for sex-related material and language
Starring: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen & Mary Steenburgen

Wednesday November 7 @ 3 PM
Enjoy the beautiful works of art and meet the artists who participated in our August Plein Air Event. Their works are on display in the Community Room now until November 7th.

Thursday November 15 @ 7 PM
Snow Date: Wednesday November 28 @ 7 PM
Ever wonder why you bring a tree inside to decorate at Christmas? Leon DiMartino will explain how Victorian traditions made Christmas the holiday we celebrate today and their impact on movies, literature and American culture.

Tuesday November 20 @ 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 or games, work on crafts, or just sit and chat.
Registration not required. Adults only.