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Check Out Our New Milestones Exhibit
It is said "A picture is worth a thousand words" and when you stop by our Café to check out our new Milestones exhibit, you will certainly see why. The pictures tell the story from our early beginnings on South Street to the community center we are today, depicting the library's transitions and transformations over the decades. We hope you come by to take a look!
Putnam Libraries Celebrate Pride Month
The Putnam Libraries will celebrate Pride Month with a series of programs and events across the county. On Tuesday, June 11 from 6:30 - 8 PM Patterson Library will host a panel discussion with representatives from GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) an organization dedicated to helping LGBTQ students. The workshop will address where you can get support, find resources and answer your questions. Please visit the Putnam County library websites for information on their events. Registration is preferred but walk- ins are welcome. Ages 13 & up
You won't have to worry about renewing your library book anymore! If your book is eligible (not on hold for anyone else), it will automatically be renewed two days before the due date. If you're finished, just return it. It's that easy!
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.
Drop-In Open Computer & Tech Help

Twice Monthly
Tuesday 3 - 4:30 PM 5/7, 6/11
Thursday 5 - 6:30 PM 5/23, 6/20
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.

Planning & Planting the Vegetable Garden
Saturday June 1 @ 1 PM

Learn how to keep your vegetable garden producing all season as the Master Gardeners from the Putnam County Cornell Cooperative Extension return. We will be out in the soil planting and learning how to read plant tags and seed packets as well as discussing the best way to choose your vegetables. 

Movie Matinee: Vice
Wednesday June 12 @ 1 PM

Follow the story of Dick Cheney who quietly became one of the most powerful men in the world while serving as Vice President for George W. Bush.

Rated R for language and some violent images.
Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell

Where the Ancestors Lived:
Making Geographical Sense Out of Colonial Data
Wednesday June 19 @ 7 PM

Author Pam Ricciardi Paschke will discuss how local 18th century maps, tax lists, census and other records help trace the history of the area and the families who lived there. The Patterson Historical Society will provide some local case examples connecting these old records with modern parcel boundaries through aerial photos and old maps.

The Patterson Historical Society will meet at 6:30 pm and the public is invited to attend.
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Upcoming Adult Programs for our full program schedule.
Beginning June 5
Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM
Ages 2-4
Enhance your child’s love of music, while igniting all areas of child development. Music encourages movement, helping with muscle development, strength, and balance. Children will have fun as they sing and dance with Miss Tara.
*Caregivers must remain in program.
Monday June 10 @ 10 AM
Ages 18 mos. - 2 years
VeGa Gymnastics will be giving this fun, interactive obstacle course for little ones and their caregivers.
*Caregivers must remain in program.
Monday June 10 @ 10:45 AM
Ages 3 - 5 years
Join VeGa Gymnastics for an introductory obstacle course styled gymnastics class. Kids will be rolling and tumbling to their hearts content in this interactive program.
Friday June 21 @ 5:30 PM
Ages 4-9
Pitch your own tent at our after-hours library camp-in! We will read stories and sing songs around the "campfire." And, of course, no camp-out is complete without s'mores!
Tuesday June 25 @ 3:30 PM
All Ages
Join us for our summer kick off! We will start with an ice cream social in the park, where you can sign up for our summer reading program. At 5:00, Jester Jim will bring even more fun and laughs! SEPARATE REGISTRATION FOR EACH PART OF THIS EVENT. See next item.
*In the event of inclement weather, the ice cream social will be cancelled.
Tuesday June 25 @ 5 PM
Ages 4 and up
Join us for our summer kick off! Following our ice cream in the park event, Jester Jim brings even more fun and laughs! With his trunk full of props and a looping machine, Jim takes the stage to juggle and joke! It is hilarious fun for the whole family.
Thursday June 27 @ 10 AM
Ages 10 and up
This four-hour class prepares students to be safe when watching younger siblings or babysitting. Learn to negotiate pay and stay safe in an emergency. Please bring a bag lunch, paper and pen or pencil.
Friday June 7 @ 6 PM
Ages 13 - 17
Come paint with us! We’ll be hosting a teen paint night event where you and your friends can come in and create your own version of a beautiful work of art! Snacks and drinks will be provided! 
Tuesday June 11 @ 6:30 PM
Ages 13 and up
Putnam Libraries will celebrate pride month with a series of programs and events across the county. Join us for a panel discussion with GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) and members of the LGBTQ community. Learn where you can get support, ask any questions you want and become educated on LGBTQ rights. Please visit the websites for the other Putnam County Libraries for information on their events. 
Call for Volunteers!

If you are 12 and up and you need volunteer hours for religion education programs, community service, college applications or more, let us know and we can help! From prepping for future programs to program help in current events, we can use all the help we can get! For more information contact Miss Jenn @ or 845.878.6121 ext. 13.
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May Programs  
Adult Programs:

Wednesday May 8 @ 1 PM
Follow the story of an Italian - American bouncer who becomes the driver for an accomplished African - American pianist who is touring the south during the 1960’s. Watch as their friendship grows as they overcome societal prejudices.
Rated PG-13 for thematic content, language including racial epithets, smoking, some violence and suggestive material.    
Starring: Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali

Thursday May 9 @ 7 PM
Join us as Barry Wiesenfeld takes us on a musical journey to explore the phenomenon that was The Beatles, their growth, originality, musical innovations, and lyrics.

Wednesday May 22 @ 1 PM
Become a bird watching enthusiast! The Bedford Audubon Society will discuss how to identify some of the most common species of birds in New York and their unique characteristics so you can become a bird watching expert!

Kid Programs:

Thursday May 16 @ 4:30 PM
Ages 9 - 13
Do you like drawing or painting? What if you could build a robot that creates its own art? Come create an Art Bot, a robot with markers for “legs” that creates drawings as it moves across paper. This is a beginner-level class with no robotics experience necessary.

 Teen Programs:

Thursday May 30 @ 6 PM
Ages 13 and up
Need Help? For the final part of the Requiem Project series, Chess Cabrera will be hosting a self-help talk that will open up the conversation about depression and anxiety, give you information on healthy coping habits, and share resources on where and how to find help.