LIBRARY NEWS 
A Message from
 Director Stephanie Harrison
Looking Forward!
We want to hear from you!
 
In May and June, the Patterson Library will be convening a series of community conversations with members of the Patterson community. These conversations will provide an opportunity to discuss what might make a difference in strengthening our community.
 
These will not be discussions about the library, town business, or politics —they will be conversations about what matters to you. They are meant to help us all better understand our collective aspirations for our community and to figure out how we can work together to achieve these aspirations.  
 
We plan to take what we learn from our conversations with you and use it to help make the library’s work in the community more effective. We can’t promise specific new programs or policies, but we do pledge to get back to you with what we learned and let you know how we will use what you told us. 
 
Stay tuned for an invitation from us to participate in one of these conversations. In the meantime, as always, your input is important to us, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at director@pattersonlibrary.org or to my staff if there is anything the library can assist you with.

Thanks,

Stephanie

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Your support and thoughts really matter and help us to serve you better.

Thank you!
Virtual Zoom Programs
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Although we are opening up in-person programs outdoors with Covid restrictions, we will still offer virtual Zoom presentations for the near future.

However, we find that many patrons are not receiving the reminder emails sent a few days before the adult programs from apa@pattersonlibrary.org. The final reminder, which comes automatically from our registration system, is sent from our Circulation Desk, which, unfortunately, is already closed by the time you are trying to access an evening program. If you reply to that email, you will not get a response until the next morning.

If you do not receive a reminder notice a few days before a program, please check your spam folder. If there is no email there, please contact us at apa@pattersonlibrary.org or 845-878-6121, ext 23, so we can resend the Zoom link.

If you find you cannot access a program when it starts, please email us at apa@pattersonlibrary.org since we are monitoring that email for problems throughout every program. 

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ADULT PROGRAMS
Ayurvedic and Autoimmunity: Treating the Root Cause
Tuesday, May 4 @ 7:00 PM
The Patterson Library and other Putnam County libraries will be hosting a series of Crowdcast lectures by Dr. Kaushik of the Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River. This month’s topic will discuss the Ayurvedic philosophy of body, mind, spirit and treating the root cause of autoimmunity.

This is a virtual program so a valid email address is required. If you need help with Crowdcast, contact Don at 845-202-3342 or dftechman@gmail.com to schedule a tech session. You will receive the program link by email from Crowdcast or the Desmond Fish Library.
 
Drive Traffic to Your Business with Google
Tuesday, May 11 @ 7:00 PM
In this session, Maggie Carey of Master It Media, LLC, will discuss Google My Business accounts. With your FREE Business Profile, you can easily connect with customers across Google Search and Maps. Learn what you need to know to get started and optimize your Google My Business page.

This is a virtual program and requires a working email to participate.
Virtual Movie Discussion
Wednesday, May 12 @ 1:00 PM
Reel Talk is Patterson Library’s monthly virtual movie club. This month we will be featuring "Julie & Julia," a charming story starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, and Stanley Tucci, about Julia Child's start in the cooking profession and food blogger Julie Powell's real-life 2002 challenge to cook all 524 recipes from Julia Child's classic cookbook. Watch the movie on your own time and join us for a lively discussion on May 12th. And just for fun, let us know your favorite recipe, how you learned to cook, and your funniest cooking mishap!

This is a virtual program, so a valid email address is required.
Topic: The Evolution of the Dog
Wednesday, May 12 @ 7:00 PM
Last month, cats ruled in our Science Readers discussion. This month we will be going to the dogs—specifically, the evolution of the dog. Join Patterson Science Readers on May 12, 2021, at 7 PM to learn how man's best friend evolved from the predatory wolf. Science Readers, facilitated by Dr. Ruth Light, meets monthly via Zoom at 7:00 pm on the second Wednesday to discuss a current topic using journal articles and video clips that will be emailed in advance. New participants are welcome.

This is a virtual program, so a valid email address is required.
Bagels and Books
Virtual Book Club
Monday, May 17 @ 11:30 AM
Library Director Stephanie Harrison's online monthly Book Club May selection is Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. Transcendent Kingdom is a deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief. It is a novel about faith, science, religion, and love. Exquisitely written and emotionally searing, this is an exceptionally powerful follow-up to Gyasi's phenomenal debut novel Homegoing. You can pick up the book at the Patterson Library. If you are interested in joining the online discussion, email Stephanie at director@pattersonlibrary.org to register. She will be sending a link to join the discussion.

This is a virtual program, so a valid email address is required.
Facebook Pages, Profiles and Groups
Tuesday, May 18 @ 7 PM
Maggie Carey of Master It Media, LLC is back to discuss Facebook and your businessTo represent your business on Facebook, you need a PROFILE to create a PAGE, and you should join a Facebook GROUP. Do you know the difference between Facebook pages, profiles, and groups? Your business presence on Facebook can rely on the various features and tools each type provides. We’ll show you how to leverage each one for your business! 

This is a virtual program and requires a working email to participate. 
Using a Mailing List
Tuesday, May 25 @ 7:00 PM
In this session, Maggie Carey of Master It Media will show us how to use a free valuable tool to drive leads, get repeat clients and help you become seen as an authority in your industry. We’ll show you how to create a mailing list, sign-up form, and newsletter. See how you can identify who opens your email and what they click on.

This is a virtual program and requires a working email to participate.
Demystifying Instagram
Tuesday, June 1 @ 7 PM
Join Maggie Carey of Master It Media for our final tech workshop and learn about Instagram. Do you know that over 2 million businesses connect with people on Instagram? Are you one of them? Are you looking to gain more insight into how to use it better to promote your business? In this session, learn how to use Instagram to reach new customers, grow your audience, and engage with existing customers.
    
This is a virtual program and requires a working email to participate.
Fridays, Starting June 4 @ 10:30 AM
Beginners and experienced players are welcome to join the Mahjong Drop-In program every Friday morning at 10:30 AM, beginning June 4th, weather permitting. We will be setting up tables in the Library Park gazebo and grounds. Bring your own water bottle and wear your mask.                  
 
This is an in-person outdoor program. Masks are required.
If it rains, the program will be canceled.
Thursdays, June 10 and 17 @ 10:30 AM
Try this fun class for all levels of yoga practitioners in our beautiful outdoor park with Julia Calabrese-Harrer of Yoga in the Trees. Through meditation and movement with yoga and music, Julia will lead you to a new experience in this ancient practice. Bring a yoga mat or a blanket, your own water bottle, and wear your mask. Attendance is limited.

This is an in-person outdoor program. If it rains, the program will be canceled and we will try to reschedule.
Allergies and Asthma: An Ayurvedic Approach
Tuesday, June 22 @ 7:00 PM
The Patterson Library and other Putnam County libraries will be hosting a series of Crowdcast lectures by Dr. Kaushik of the Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River. This month’s topic is an Ayurvedic approach to allergies and asthma.

This is a virtual program so a valid email address is required. If you need help with Crowdcast, contact Don at 845-202-3342 or dftechman@gmail.com to schedule a tech session. You will receive the program link by email from Crowdcast or the Desmond Fish Library.

Checking in With Creamsickle!
Creamsickle spent their April prepping for a busy summer of traveling! Starting the last week of June, Creamsickle will be counter hopping around a bunch of Patterson businesses. If you see Creamsickle around town, take a picture and show the YS staff for extra raffle tickets toward the grand prize baskets, and if you're the first person to see Creamsickle this summer, then you get an extra prize!

What kinds of things do you want to see Creamsickle doing?
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS 
Begins Monday June 7
4:15 PM
Ages 8 & up

Ready to begin your adventure? Come join us during June for Minecraft Mondays! From chopping down trees to defeating the Ender Dragon, together we will learn all the tips and tricks needed to become a Minecraft pro. Beginners and experienced players welcome.
Please note if you have your own Minecraft account.

This is an in-person outdoor program. Masks are required.
Thursdays 6/10, 7/8, 8/12, 9/9 & 10/14
4:30 PM
Ages 2 & up

Meet your favorite superhero or princess in this monthly storytime! Our Princess or Superhero will read an exciting book about their adventures while walking the kids through songs and activities.
*This program will be held on Facebook Live using the link below:


Make sure you fill out the questionnaire two days before the event to ensure your approval.

This is a virtual program, so a valid email address is required.
Friday, June 25
2 PM or
All Ages

Sign up for our summer reading game, get a prize, AND a free book all while meeting adorable animals from Farm to You Revue! The library will provide simple snacks and Uncle Louie G will be selling ice cream! 

Please register for one Summer Kick-Off session.

This is an in-person event. Masks required.
Begins Monday, June 28
11 AM
Grades 3 & 4

This weird and wonky book club will start readers on the Upside Down Magic series! We'll read through the beginning of the book series, play trivia games, and have a movie meeting at the end!

This is a virtual program so a valid email is required.
Begins Tuesday, June 29
10:15 AM
Ages 2 -3 years

Let's keep our stories coming! Twos and threes get to meet together to read wonderful stories, create wacky crafts, all while singing silly songs! This class will help strengthen gross and fine motor skills and letter awareness through reading, singing, and art! This class will be a combination of in-person and virtual meetings.

Masks will be required for all
in-person meetings.
This is a virtual program, so a valid email address is required.
Begins Tuesday, June 29
11:15 AM
Ages 4 to 7

Join this fun storytime that exercises your child's mind and body! After reading a fun "fairy tale", we'll be showing them fantasy-themed exercises to get them moving.

*This is an in-person, outdoor program. Masks required.
or
11:15 AM
Ages 3 - 5

Welcome, all Princes and Princesses, Kings and Queens to our Royal Readers. Together, we will adventure through stories, create our own crafty kingdoms and celebrate everything it means to be royalty! Join this big kids storytime for the little royals in your family!

*Wednesdays will be a virtual class.
Fridays will be a live class, masks will be 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.