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New Year, New Look!
Check Out Our New Website
Starting January 15th!
Our website will have a great new look with scrolling news items, program information and easy to use icons and features that will make accessing all of our great resources a breeze. With upcoming programs listed on the sidebar, you will always know what great events are coming up. You can even get a temporary library card right from your own home.
Take Your Child To The Library Day
Come In And Check Out Our Staff Picks
Our staff loves to read! Come check out their favorite books and movies in our new "Staff Picks" display!
Follow Us On Facebook And Be Entered In Our Special Raffle Drawing!
Help us spread the word about the library. During the month of January start following Patterson Library on Facebook and like our page and the raffle post at the top of our timeline to be entered to win a great raffle prize. Drawing will be on February 4th and the winner will be notified via Facebook! Don't forget to share the post with your friends and family! Open to ages 18+ over only.

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.

Twice Monthly
Tuesday 3 - 4:30 PM 1/15, 2/5, 3/5
Thursday 5 - 6:30 PM 1/24, 2/21, 3/21
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.
Chocolate Making
Saturday February 2 @ 1 PM
Do you love chocolate? Now you can learn to create your own hand-crafted chocolates with Maria Brandriff in this fun demonstration as she guides you through the step by step process. Learn about the different varieties of chocolate, tempering, and more. Plus, enjoy samples of Maria's homemade treats.
Adults 18+ only.

Movie Matinee: First Man
Wednesday February 13 @ 1 PM

Follow the amazing story of Neil Armstrong and NASA's race to put an astronaut on the moon in this exciting film.
Rated PG-13: for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language.
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Jason Clarke
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Upcoming Adult Programs for our full program schedule.
Kids Night Out
Friday February 15 @ 6:30 PM
Grades K - 4
Enjoy a parents' night out while the kids
have a blast hanging out with friends at this fun carnival-themed night supervised by our staff. There will be crafts, snacks, face painting, and more!
Kids Open Mic @ Kent Library
Friday February 22 @ 5:00 PM
Ages 8 - 12
Got Talent? Libraries across Putnam County will gather at Kent Library to showcase the incredible talent we have in our communities. Let’s start this year’s series off with a bang!
Style Express
Friday February 1 @ 6 PM
Ages 11 - 15
The Secret Hair Studio will show you how to create your own curly hair styles and braids,using mannequins in this hands-on session. You'll also take home free samples of easy-to-use hair care products and coupons to the salon! 
Putnam County Open Mic Night @ Kent Library
Friday February 22 @ 6 PM
Ages 13 - 17
Kent Library will be hosting their first Open Mic Night to start off the 2019 series! Come out and show your skills for the first time, or come share your talents again. We would love to start off the new series with a bang!
Don't Miss These Great
January Programs 
Adult Programs:

Wednesday January 9 @ 12 PM
Learn smart eating habits and important nutritional facts to keep you healthy with information from Hannaford Dietitian Allison Stowell, who will show you how a healthy diet can be nutritious and delicious!
Feel free to bring your lunch while you listen in on this great program.

Saturday January 12 @ 1 PM
Start the new year off organized and clutter free with tips and strategies for getting and staying organized with Colleen Ashe of Ashe Organizing. Learn what to keep, storage ideas and more to help you take on your home.

Wednesday January 16 @ 1 PM
Nick, a bachelor from an incredibly rich and influential Asian family falls in love with a woman outside of his social circle which causes major problems in their relationship and with his family.
Rated PG-13: for suggestive content and language.
Starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding.

Friday January 25 @ 7 PM
Snow Date: February 8 @ 7 PM
Enjoy a fun-filled night at another great trivia event! Come solo or bring a group of friends and play to win great prizes. Hudson Valley Trivia will host and bring Trivia Night to another level with music and questions on the big screen!
Kids ages 3-11 can stay for arts and crafts, snacks, movies, and more during Fun Friday while their parents play. Kids must be registered.

Kid Programs:

Tuesdays January 8 - January 22 @ 11:00 AM
Ages 18 mos - 2 yrs
Your little one will be mesmerized in this music class for children ages 18 months to two years. Marlana combines guitar, vocals, dancing, sing-a-longs, and more to get your child clapping, giggling and singing along. *Caregivers must remain in program.

Tuesdays January 8 - January 22 @ 11:30 AM
Ages 3 - 5
Children will sing and dance along with Marlana and her acoustic guitar in this interactive preschool class. This program provides music and movement, using percussion instruments and pretend play. *Caregivers must remain in program.

Wednesdays January 9 & 16 @ 10:30 AM
Ages up to 23 months
Engage your little one while stimulating their development. Learn musical ways to interact and connect with your child, with lively activities that will utilize both fine and gross motor skills. Children will sing and giggle as they bounce and wiggle to music and rhymes with Miss Tara. *Caregivers must remain in program.

Beginning January 30
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.

Beginning February 1
Fridays @ 9:30 AM
Walkers up to 23 months
Experience joy playing with your little one while enhancing their gross motor skills and coordination by dancing to the music! Children who are walking, up to age 23 months, are welcome to come sing, dance, and play with instruments in this 20-minute class. *Caregivers must remain in program.

Twos in Town
Beginning January 31
Beginning February 1
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.

Beginning January 30
Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM
Age 2
Delight your toddler with rhythm, song, and rhymes using instruments, movement, and beat activities to nurture their growth and development. We will create an environment to foster your child’s musical aptitude while developing early literacy skills. *Caregivers must remain in program.

Beginning January 5
Saturdays @ 10:00 AM
Ages birth to 5 years
Can’t make it during the week for story time? Try this interactive once-a-month story time designed for families with children ages birth to 5 years old. We will read stories, sing songs, play with shaker eggs, and more! *Caregivers must remain in program.

Wednesday January 23 @ 10:00 AM
Ages up to 3 years
No time to get to the gym? Join us for a workout with your stroller and your little one. Each workout comprises strength training, cardio, and core restoration, all while entertaining your little ones with songs, activities, and fun! *Children must be in a stroller.

Junior Academy
Beginning January 28
Beginning January 31
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.

Beginning January 29
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.

Beginning January 8
Every other Tuesday @ 4:30 PM
Grades 3 & 4
A book club with something for everyone! Kids will read fun and fantastic books. Cool activities and projects will get them involved with the stories and one another. This club will be run by a high school student with our supervision as part of an honors project.

Beginning January 16
Wednesdays @ 4:30 PM
Ages 7 and up
Chess is a game of pure skill. Everyone and anyone can learn the game and play it well. The more we learn about the game, the more fun we can have playing!

Beginning January 17
Thursdays @ 4:30 PM
Grades K and up
Share your creativity, and join us for a fun day of building in our Lego Club! Join in the fun, creating and using your imagination. Be sure to show up for a building good time!

Beginning January 29
Tuesdays @ 4:30 PM
Grades K - 2
The perfect past-time with an added delight! This weekly book club will engage kids with fun fantastical fiction while we munch on some tasty snacks and do awesome projects and activities. There is no reading required at home in this tasty book club.

Friday January 25 @ 7 PM
Ages 3-11
Hey parents, want to attend Trivia Night for Adults but need someone to watch the kids? Kids 3-11 can stay for arts and crafts, snacks, movies, and more during Fun Friday. This program is only open to children whose parents are attending adult trivia.

Teen Programs:

Friday January 25 @ 7 PM
Ages 13-17
Think you got what it takes to win this trivia extravaganza? All movie buffs, pop culture gurus, sports die-hards and more are challenged to show off their knowledge at this fast paced trivia night. From books to the bizarre, your knowledge could be the ticket to awesome prizes and bragging rights for your team. No team? No problem! We’ll set you up with other teens upon arrival. *Snow date Friday, Feb. 8.