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National Library Card Sign-Up Month
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! It's the perfect time to get a new card or replace your lost or damaged Mid-Hudson Library System card. Just bring your driver's license or other form of identification for proof of residency, and we will issue you a new or replacement card for free!

Plus every time you use your library card during the month of September, you can enter to win a great raffle basket of prizes!

You're always a winner with a Patterson Library MHLS card! It saves you money with access to great books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, RBdigital magazines, Hoopla, free or discounted museum passes, cake pans, garden & home tools and more in our collection plus resources from the other 65 libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System. To make things easy, add your library card to apps such as Cardstar and Key Ring so it's always with you.
Library Give Back Day
October 19 is 'The Great Give Back' day for New York State public libraries. The mission of the day is to provide opportunities for library patrons to participate in meaningful, service-oriented experiences.

The Patterson Library will be joining in this statewide initiative by hosting a PawSafe Animal Adoption event and Pet Supply Drive. PawSafe is a local animal rescue organization that strives to help animals find a better life. Come meet with these furry friends and perhaps adopt a new family member! PawSafe volunteers will be at the library from 9:30 - 11:30 am on Saturday, October 19. Visit for more information or to pre-apply to adopt a dog.

You can also help by contributing to our Pet Supply Drive with donations of trash bags, paper towels, bleach, laundry detergent, towels, scent free baby wipes, spray bottles, dog toys made of rubber (no cloth or rawhide) and/or money. These items can be brought to the library during business hours from September 14 through October 19.
New Mahjong Club
Are you interested in playing or learning Mahjong?

Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in  C hina  during the
Qing dynasty. This popular game has spread throughout the world since
the early 20th century. A volunteer will lead the group and will teach you Mahjong basics and facilitate play.The group will meet on Friday mornings from 10:00 - 12:00 pm beginning October 4.

If you would like to join the fun, contact 845-878-6121, ext. 23, email, or stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up.
Just let us know if you are a beginner or seasoned player and if
you have a set of tiles to bring.

We've Added Home Tools To Our Collection!
Get those pesky home repairs done without breaking the bank! Stop in and check out the growing collection of tools available through our lending tool shed! New items include a home owner's tool kit, mechanic's tool set, complete wrench set, screwdriver set, and even a Portable Power Station that acts as a jump-starter, charging station and air compressor!
Special Announcements & Closings
As we found out last year, winter is not the only season that weather may force cancellations. Storms impact us all year long so please be sure to check the calendar on our website for updates, announcements, and information about delays, early closings, or cancellations.
Open Computer Help
Drop-In Open Computer & Tech Help

Twice Monthly
Tuesday 3 - 4:30 PM 9/10, 10/8, 11/5
Monday 5 - 6:30 PM 9/23, 10/21, 11/18
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.
Combat ID Theft, Fraud and Scams
Thursday October 3 @ 1 PM

New York State Trooper Kristi Wilson of NYS Troop K will be here to discuss internet, telephone, "contractors" and other frauds and criminal activity. Learn how to recognize a scam and what to do to avoid being a victim.

Movie Matinee: The Public
Wednesday October 9 @ 1 PM

Watch as a Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night.
Rated PG-13 for thematic material, nudity, language, and some suggestive content.
Starring:   Alec Baldwin Taylor Schilling Emilio Estevez

Patterson Historical Society Presents:
The Original Hell's Angels
Wednesday October 16 @ 7 PM

Hear the story of the WWII B-17 bomber known as “Hell’s Angels” which was part of the U.S. Army Air Force’s 303rd Bombardment Group. Jon Fiorella will share some of the story passed on by his uncle, John Kosilla, who was a staff sergeant on the maintenance crew of Hell’s Angels and played a large role in her record achievements. The talk will also cover the evolution of the U.S Army Air Corps into the modern U. S. Air Force, and will include some information about local veterans who were members of bomber crews during WWII. 
The Patterson Historical Society will have its Annual Meeting at 6:30 pm. The public is invited to attend.

Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley
Thursday October 17 @ 7 PM

Listen my children and you shall hear of the spirits residing here and near!
Vincent Dacquino will discuss his paranormal experiences while researching his books on Sybil Ludington and "Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley."
Visit our website at  and click on
calendar for our full program schedule.
Begins Tuesday October 1 @ 4:30 PM
Grades 3 & 4

A book club with something for everyone! This bi-weekly book club will get kids reading books that are fun and fantastic. We'll be coupling them with cool activities and projects that will get them involved with the stories and one another.
Junior Academy
Begins Week of October 7
Ages 3 - 5 years

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.
Begins Tuesday October 8 @ 1:30 PM
Ages 4 - 5 years

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.
Twos in Town
Begins Wednesday October 9
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.
Begins Thursday October 10 @ 4:30 PM
Ages 5 years and up

Don't stay home after school. Come out and play with friends at this new club. This gaming club will feature laptop games, X-box, board games, group games, and LEGOs.
Thursday October 24 @ 4:30 PM
All Ages

Let's get spooky! We'll be having our first ever Haunted Halloween House decorating event! Get creative making your own funky, scary house with our great selection of creepy candy to start your Halloween right! *Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday October 19 @ 10 AM
Grades 7th 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 go out into the community and volunteer with your adult advisor helping you along the way. Run for office or just participate, it's up to you! Let your voice be heard. Join today! *Contact Miss Jenn for more details.
* Earn Community Service hours during meetings and double community service hours if you work special library programs and community events throughout the year. 
Don't Miss These Great
September Programs  
Adult Programs:

Wednesday September 11 @ 1 PM
The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that led to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.
Rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive content. 
Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux

Thursday September 12 @ 6 PM
Thursday September 19 @ 6 PM
Will your money last as long as you do? Join Fiduciary Advisor Frank Marano in this 2-part class on how to successfully navigate retirement with options, strategies and solutions designed to help in your financial journey.

Wednesday September 18 @ 7 PM
Join Frank Pidala of the Staatsburgh State Historic Site as he shares with us tales of the Titanic from the point of view of those who would have traveled in luxury. He will also discuss the lives of Titanic return voyage ticket holders Ruth and Ogden Mills.

Thursday September 26 @ 7 PM
Cut your shopping costs for the holidays and year round. Learn savvy hints from Gina Juliano to keep your gift giving budget under control by earning gift cards, cutting grocery purchases in half, receiving free stocking stuffers and getting cash back. 

Children's Programs:

Beginning Wednesday September 11 @ 9:30 AM
Ages up to 23 months.
Start the day with stories, songs, and rhymes to help your baby's brain develop. Improve motor, sensory, and social skills and make new friends with free playtime. *Caregivers must remain in program.

Beginning Wednesday September 11 @ 10:15 AM
Ages Walker to 4 years.
This free play group will give your child the chance to socialize through play! We'll have different toys and activities out for the kids each week so they can play their way through the morning with their siblings and new friends. *Caregivers must remain in program.

Beginning Thursday September 19 @ 4:30 PM
Ages 10 and up
Creative kids will love this beginner crochet class. This 4-week series will teach your kids the basics of this art form and at the end they will have a completed project!

Beginning Tuesday September 17 @ 4 PM
Grades 5th thru 8th
Books are always better with food! Come to our once-a-month book club where we'll talk about fantastic fiction and devour delicious pizza. *8th graders may also register for our teen book club.

Monday September 23 @ 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. *Must sign a waiver to participate.

Friday September 27 @ 6 PM
Ages 9 & up
The Secret Hair Studio will teach you how to create your own curly hair styles and how to braid using hair on mannequin heads in this hands-on session. You'll also take home free samples of easy-to-use hair care products and coupons to the salon!

 Teen Programs:

Begins Saturday September 21 @ 10 AM
Grades 7th 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 go out into the community and volunteer with your adult advisor helping you along the way. Run for office or just participate, it's up to you! Let your voice be heard. Join today! *Contact Miss Jenn for more details.

Begins Saturday September 21 @ 11 AM
Ages 13 and up
Read your morning away! This Saturday morning book club is a great addition to your weekend. Once-a-month we meet to chat about an exciting, new YA novel and indulge in delicious food while hanging out with friends old and new. *8th graders may also register for our teen book club.