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Voter Registration Forms Available Here
The Patterson Library has Voter Registration Forms available for you to pick up, complete and mail or bring to the Putnam County Board of Elections. Forms must be delivered to the BOE or postmarked by October 12th for you to be eligible to vote in the November 6th election. These forms can also be used to enroll in a political party, change your name and/or address or request an absentee ballot. For more information contact the Putnam BOE at 845-808-1300.
Thank You For Making Our
School Supply Drive A Great Success!
Thank you to everyone that contributed to our school supply drive. Your generosity helped our local children in need get a great start to the new school year!
Patterson Library Park
Enjoy the great fall weather in our park while you read, have lunch, work on your computer, or just spend time with the kids. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times and park rules apply. Visit our website to see park rules.
Chat 'n' Chill
Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month
10/16 & 11/20 ... 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.

Twice Monthly
Tuesday 3 - 4:30 PM ... 10/23, 11/27, 12/18
Thursday 5 - 6:30 PM . 10/11, 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.
Harney Tea Tasting
 Saturday November 3 @ 1 PM
Learn how to brew the perfect cup of tea as Mike Harney, local tea master, explains the differences among teas and how they are grown, harvested and dried as we sample several of the more than 300 varieties of Harney & Sons Teas. 

Movie Matinee: Book Club
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 throughout and for language.
Starring: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen.

The Origins of the Victorian Christmas
Thursday November 15 @ 7 PM
Snow Date: 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.

Chat 'n' Chill
Tuesday October 16th &
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, games, crafts or just sit and chat. Registration not required. Adults only.

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Upcoming Adult Programs for our full program schedule.
Wonder Lab
Beginning Oct 2
Every other Tuesday @ 4:30 PM
Grades 3 - 6
 Kids will work together to explore the
concepts of STEAM through fun activities, exciting experiments, and awesome art.
Books & Breakfast Club
Beginning October 13
Second Saturday @ 10 AM
Grades 5 - 7
 Start your Saturday right, with a light tasty breakfast and a good book discussion. Join with a friend or meet new ones at this brand new middle school book club! *Sponsored in part by Reverie Caffé.
Murder Mystery Night
Friday  Nov. 2  6:30 PM
Ages 13-17
Join us for a post-Halloween celebration! There has been a murder in the library! Using short cue cards, teens will act their way through this night of rumors, bribes, and accusations to determine who murdered one of their fellow guests!  *Due to the nature of this program individual registration is required .
The Breakfast Club
Second Saturdays @ 11 AM
Beginning  October 13
Ages 13-17
This Saturday morning book club is a great addition to your weekend. Once a month we meet to chat about an exciting YA novel and indulge in delicious food while hanging out with old and new friends.
Don't Miss These Great
October Programs 
Adult Programs:

Wednesday October 3 @ 7 PM
Update the look of your home or get it market ready at this interactive presentation with Susan AtWell, home staging expert and President of AtWell Staged Home. See before-and-after images of locally staged homes and learn her top ten home staging tips that will make your home comfy and cozy for you, or ready for the real estate market.

Wednesday October 10 @ 1 PM
Horrifying creatures attack when they hear the slightest sound, forcing a terrified family to live in absolute silence to stay alive. This exciting thriller was filmed right here in Pawling & Dutchess County.
Rated PG-13: for terror and some bloody images.
Starring: John Kransinski and Emily Blunt

Tuesday October 16 @ 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.

Wednesday October 17 @ 7 PM
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the armistice of November 11, 1918 ending WWI, Roderick Cassidy, author of Putnam County Veterans of World War I , will discuss our local residents who served in the “War to End All Wars.”

The Patterson Historical Society will hold its annual meeting prior to the presentation at 6:30 PM. The public is invited to attend.

Tuesday October 23 @ 1 PM
Thursday October 25 @ 1 PM
Jeanette Rodriguez will introduce Soul Painting in this 2-part workshop. Part two meets 10/25 @ 1 PM. Soul Painting is a powerful intuitive practice to help you creatively unleash your relationship to your awareness. Think of it as meditating with a brush in your hand and your eyes open.
Limited space. Registration required.

Saturday October 27 @ 1 PM
Get an authentic taste of Korean culture as members of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project prepare a traditional home-cooked meal and share interesting details about their homeland. 

Kid Programs:

Friday October 5 @ 5 PM
Ages 8 - 12
 Hey kids ages 8-12...Got Talent? Come out and show us what you've got. Libraries across Putnam County will get together at Patterson Library to see what kind of talent we have in our community.

Friday October 26 @ 5 PM
Ages 4-7
 Come wearing your spookiest costume for our spooktacular party. Enjoy some ghoulish treats, games, scary crafts, and more!

 Spy Night
Friday October 26 @ 7 PM
Ages 8-12
 Will this be a Mission Impossible? Become a library secret agent. Kids will be challenged to break codes, make their way through a security field, decode secret messages, and more. Wear your best black secret agent clothes for this spy night spectacular!

Teen Programs:

Friday  October 5 @ 6:30 PM
Ages 13-17
The third event in the Teen Talent series will be hosted by Patterson Library! Show off your skills in singing, dancing, spoken word and more at this county-wide
mic-night for teens.