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LIBRARY NEWS 
A Message from
Director Stephanie Harrison
It has been so nice to see our patrons back in the library in September to browse for a book, use a computer, and to copy, scan and fax. As we constantly assess the community’s response to our services, we hope to be able to ease some restrictions to in-person access in the next few weeks—so please stay tuned!

For those of you who are not yet comfortable coming into the library, we still offer curbside pickup, laptop checkout for use on our grounds, virtual tech support, and email printing services. Call 845-878-6121 x 10 for more information on these curbside and virtual services.

Although we continue to hold our programs exclusively online, our programming staff has worked tirelessly to plan virtual programs for our patrons of all ages that are informative, entertaining, and allow you to connect with your friends and neighbors. I hope you will check out their descriptions below and join us for one or more of these fun events!

As always, the safety of our staff and patrons is our guiding priority as we move through our Phased Reopening Plan. We will continue to post updates to our operating status on our website, social media pages and through our enewsletter. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or suggestions at director@pattersonlibrary.org.


Be well!
Stephanie Harrison, Library Director
Come On In!
Welcome back inside the Patterson Library! Thirty minute appointments will be available for browsing the collection and the Family Center, as well as for faxing, scanning and copying. One hour appointments will be available for using a computer. To make an appointment, call the library at 845-878-6121 ext. 10.

Masks will be required for all visitors 2 years of age and over and social distancing rules will apply. During this phase of our reopening, the Community Room, Café, and Study Room will not be available for public use, and our programs will continue to be conducted virtually. The measures are part of the library’s efforts to comply with state and local COVID-19 mandates to help keep staff and visitors safe. Click here for more information.

The digital resources, virtual technical support and curbside services for material pickup, reference and printing services, and laptop use on our grounds will continue to be available.

Please check our website and social media pages on Facebook and Instagram for updates and changes.
Become a Patterson Library Trustee
Patterson Library is looking for new Board of Trustees members! It's a great way to meet new people, while serving your community! Patterson residents are encouraged to join us in continuing to expand the Patterson Library services to meet the growing needs of our residents. Come join this group and share your thoughts and expertise. The Trustees meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM. Click here for more information and an application.
The Great Giveback:
Patterson Senior Citizen Grab 'n' Go Breakfast
As part of The Great Give Back, the Patterson Library will be providing a “drive-thru” boxed breakfast for Patterson Senior Citizens on Saturday, October 17, from 10:00 am to noon.

Please register at www.pattersonlibrary.org or call 845-878-6121, ext. 10 to reserve your to-go box to pick up from your car.
FOOD DRIVE:
NEIGHBOR HELPING NEIGHBOR
Beginning November 2, we will start our annual Holiday Food Drive for distribution by the Patterson Community Church Food Pantry. Donations may be left in the Food Pantry bin located in the library vestibule during library hours. Please be sure that items are not expired. Thank you for helping your neighbors.
Laptops and Printing Available
No laptop, no problem. Patrons 18 and older with an MHLS library card in good standing may reserve a laptop to use on our outdoor premises. If you need to stay connected, you can access the library's Wi-Fi on our grounds. We also have one WI-Fi hotspot available for checkout and home use. Patrons 18 and older with an MHLS library card in good standing may reserve it for 7 days. Click here for details.

We also now offer limited printing services for pickup. Patrons may submit one printing request per day for up to 10 pages of black and white printing. You can submit print requests via email to reference@pattersonlibrary.org. Please include your full name and the documents to be printed as an attachment. Patterson Library staff will print the documents exactly as they are attached to the email. Staff will not make changes or edits to submissions and items will not be reprinted. Printed materials will be available for pickup at the front desk by the next business day. Patrons will receive a call or an email when printed materials are available for pickup.  
Easy Pickup at the Front Desk
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You can place holds for books, audiobooks, DVDs, and music CDs through the online catalog, for delivery to the library for pickup. You may also email circdesk@pattersonlibrary.org or call the library at 845-878-6121 x 12 to place holds if you do not have access to a computer. Please note, deliveries will take longer to process than normal due to preventative quarantine practices. As soon as your items are ready for pickup you will receive an automated phone call or email.

Hours available for pickup are:
Monday: 1 - 6 PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 10 - 4 PM
Wednesday: 3 - 8 PM
Friday: 12 - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 - 1 PM.
Museum Passes Are Available Again!
Boscobel
American Museum of
Natural History
Storm King
Museum passes are back! Now you can visit a great museum for free! Click here to see what passes we have available to borrow. To reserve a pass, call 845-878-6121, ext.10 or email circdesk@pattersonlibrary.org with your request. Please include the pass you would like, the day you would like to pick it up, your contact information and MHLS library card number (must be in good standing). Passes may be reserved up to 1 month in advance and must be picked up on the agreed date or the reservation will be forfeited. Two passes per family at a time, not including AMNH & FDR vouchers. A refundable $25 deposit (cash or check)is required to hold until the pass is returned on time.
Since many museums are still closed or on limited hours due to COVID-19, be sure to contact the museum for their hours, required advance reservations and any restrictions in place.
Home and Garden Tools
Available for Borrowing
Do you know the library has tools you can borrow from our Lending Tool Shed? If these crisp Fall days have you raking up leaves and planting bulbs for next Spring, stop by and check out some of the tools you will need instead of buying them. We have a variety of garden tools, including a leaf blower, that can be borrowed by MHLS card holders for 3 days with a $25 refundable deposit. There are also several household tool kits and a portable power station/air compressor available for check out. See the "Library of Things" tab for the tools available and details on borrowing them.
Check Out Our Annual Report
All Patterson residents should have received the 2019 Patterson Library Annual Report in their mail. In addition to messages from our Director, Stephanie Harrison, and our Board of Trustees President, Don Ferraro, the report details facts and figures about how our library was used in 2019. And, don't forget the photos! See if you, your family and/or friends are included in any of the pictures we took at the library throughout the year. Not a Patterson resident? We will have the report posted on our website as well as print copies available at the library. Just ask for one to be included in your curbside pickup request.
Have You Tried Our Resources?
Trace Your Family History, Make an Amazing Craft or Listen to a Fantastic Audio Book

Those are just a few of the things you can do using our digital resources. Just check out our webpage for hundreds of resources to help you find a job, take an accredited class or learn a new hobby, all for free with your MHLS library card. All you need to access all the databases and apps is your library card number and pin. If you don’t have a card and are a resident of the Town of Patterson, you can clichere to get a temporary online card. If you have forgotten your pin and need help resetting it, or have questions, we can help, just email dbc@pattersonlibrary.org. To check out our full list of resources click here.
Tech Tutor Available For Help With Your Phone, PC, Devices, Internet & More
Completely lost with how to manage meetings, homework and other tasks virtually? Do you know that your devices can do more, but have no idea how to use those features? Would you like to get better at simple things like texting, emailing, using the Cloud and keeping things updated? Don, our tech guru volunteer, is offering individualized lessons on how to use your technology, work through your digital problems and introduce new apps and teach you the skills to use them.
Contact Don at 845-202-3342 or dftechman@gmail.com to discuss your needs and set up a time and day for weekly or biweekly Zoom lessons, tailored to your interests. (And yes, Don can help you set up and use Zoom first, if need be.)
Do you just need help with a particular tech issue? He can do that as well.
Thank you, Don, for helping the non-techies among us through this new virtual-everything world.
ADULT PROGRAMS
Virtual Discussion
October 14 @ 7:00 PM
The meeting of the Science Readers discussion group will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm. New participants are welcome. Register with your email to receive the articles to be discussed.

This is a virtual program so a valid email address is required.
Virtual Presentation
October 15 @ 7:00 PM
One, two, three o'clock,
four o'clock, rock!

Recall the rapid fire of rockin' rhythm and the sweet harmonies of doowop as Craig Harris presents an exciting multimedia program that combines archival audio tracks, a professionally edited film montage spanning from 1922 to the Beatles, behind-the-scenes storytelling, stimulating discussion, and lots of memories.                                                    
This is a virtual program so a valid email address is required.
Virtual Discussion
October 19 @ 11:30 AM
In keeping with social distancing, Patterson Library Director Stephanie Harrison has moved her monthly Book Club discussion online! Her October book selection is Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land. This New York Times bestseller is a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. You can request the book for pickup with your library card at https://pattersonlibrary.org/. If you are interested in joining the online discussion, email Stephanie at director@pattersonlibrary.org to register and to receive a link to join the discussion.
This is a virtual program so a valid email address is required.
Virtual Presentation
November 5 @ 7:00 PM
Jeff Urbin, Education Specialist at the FDR Presidential Library & Museum will present a fascinating talk on First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Hear some of the behind-the-scenes stories and facts that made Eleanor Roosevelt a beloved First Lady, and how her legacy and inspiration to others live on in the world today.

This is a virtual program so a valid email address is required.
Virtual Workshop
November 10 @ 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Artist Jeanette Rodriguez will lead us through a fun step-by-step online workshop to create a stunning Earring Organizer with her easy to learn basic technique. Register by November 1 and pick up the needed supplies at the library. (Earrings not included.) Enjoy making this for yourself or gift it to a friend.

This is a virtual program so a valid email address is required. Space is limited.
Virtual Presentation
December 3 @ 7:00 PM
Jeff Urbin, Education Specialist at the FDR Presidential Library & Museum will present an interactive historic talk perfect for the holiday season. Learn
about the Roosevelt family's holiday traditions and customs as they celebrated Christmas during the dark times of the Great Depression and World War II. See how they kept the spirit of Christmas alive during some of the most challenging times in our history.

This is a virtual program so a valid email address is required.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Grades K - 8

Need help with homework? Contact Miss Jenn and she will set up a virtual appointment with a member of our Teen Leadership Council to help your child with homework.

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required.
Every Wednesday
4:30 PM
All Ages

Love Animal Crossing? Join us on Patterson Library Island for a virtual party full of fishing, scavenger hunts, and prizes! Registration is open for all ages. All you need is Animal Crossing: New Horizons and a Nintendo Online account. Email
syoungman@pattersonlibrary.org to register or for more information.

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required.
Begins Mon November 2
5 PM
Ages 10 and up

Let the adventure begin! Join us for virtual "table top" adventures of sneaking through forests, hunting down monsters and dangerous quests. You'll create your character the first day and our dungeon master, Sarah, will walk you through your adventure! Materials will be provided. All levels welcome.

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required.
Begins Wed November 4
4 PM
Grades 5 - 8

Have you ever read a book that is only pictures? Have you read them "backwards"? Sign up for this fun intro book club to manga and graphic novels! Every other week we'll read a different manga novel! This is a great book club for reluctant readers.

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required.
Wed November 18
10:30 AM
Ages 2 & up

Celebrate Thanksgiving with silly stories, fun songs and an adorable turkey themed craft!

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required.
Thu November 19
5 PM
Ages 9 - 14 years

We'll show you how to make an easy tasty treat using simple ingredients and a microwave!

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required.
TEEN PROGRAMS 
Begins Mon November 2
5 PM
Ages 10 and up

Let the adventure begin! Join us for virtual "table top" adventures of sneaking through forests, hunting down monsters and dangerous quests. You'll create your character the first day and our dungeon master, Sarah, will walk you through your adventure! Materials will be provided. All levels welcome.

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required.
Fri November 13
7 PM
Ages 13 & up

Come join us for a fun trivia night over Zoom! Test your knowledge on movies, pop culture and more! You'll be playing for some awesome prizes in this everyone for themselves competition!

(This event was rescheduled from September 18, 2020.)

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required.
Thu November 19
5 PM
Ages 9 - 14 years

We'll show you how to make an easy tasty treat using simple ingredients and a microwave!

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required.
Sat November 21
10 AM
Grades 7 and up

Teen Leadership Council is a program for teens run by teens. Earn community service hours, plan programs for your peers and mentor younger kids in children’s programs. You will volunteer with members of the community and your adult adviser will be helping you along the way. Run for officer or just participate, it’s up to you! Let your voice be heard, join today!

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required.
Sat November 21
10:45 AM
Ages 13 and up
Grades 8 and up

Bring your own breakfast to this Saturday morning book club! Each month we'll be reading an exciting YA novel. Come meet online to discuss great books and hang out with friends! A fun way to stay connected over Zoom!

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required.
Don't Miss Out On These
Great October Programs!
Children's Programs:
Begins Monday October 5
4:15 PM
Grades 5 - 7
On top of reading a colorful and diverse array of great books, you'll be working to NAME this book club at your very first meeting.

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required.
Begins Tuesday October 6
4:15 PM
Grades 3rd & 4th
In this spooky books club we'll be reading the Eerie Elementary series! On top of regular book discussions, we'll play trivia games and have take and make activities.

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required.
Begins Thursday October 8
4:15 PM
Grades K - 2
Let's get ready to read! This book club is a read along club! Together we'll read a full chapter book over 5 weeks and at the end we'll have a movie day!

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required.
Wednesday October 28
10:30 AM
Ages 2 years and up
Celebrate Halloween with silly stories, fun songs and a spooktastic craft!

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required
Teen Programs:
Saturday, October 17 @ 10 AM
Grades 7 and up
Teen Leadership Council is a program for teens run by teens. Earn community service hours, plan programs for your peers and mentor younger kids in children’s programs. You will volunteer with members of the community and your adult adviser will be helping you along the way. Run for officer or just participate, it’s up to you! Let your voice be heard, join today!

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required.
Saturday October 24 @ 10:45 AM
Ages 12 and up
Grade 8 and up
Bring your own breakfast to this Saturday morning book club! Each month we'll be reading an exciting YA novel. Come meet online to discuss great books and hang out with friends! A fun way to stay connected over Zoom!

Since we will be meeting online, a working email is required.
Virtual Program Disclaimer
Please be advised that the Library makes no warranties and/or representations concerning the virtual programs. The Patterson Library Trustees and Staff do not promote or endorse the opinions or views of the presenters or performers. Your decision to participate, or allow your minor child to participate, in the programs is an express consent on your part to waive any and all claims against the Library which may result from said participation and hereby release and discharge the Patterson Library from any and all liabilities.
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