Patterson Library is pleased to announce a full schedule of activities and programs beginning in September. Interim director, Amy Stephenson, states "I am so pleased that we are planning to continue many of the programs and events previously shared, along with some new offerings. Patterson Library is such an inviting locale for all ages. We hope you will join us this fall. There is truly 'something for everyone."'
Please stop in at the library or call 326-2154 to register or for more information.
Music Together: Kay Barlow will once again present an 8-week class for children ages Infants to Kindergarten. This internationally recognized program brings families together in a rich musical environment with a variety of musical activities. There is a fee for this class and pre-registration is necessary as space is limited.
"Read Me a Story" story time with Amy Stephenson will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 11 and meet weekly. Children ages 2 - 5 are invited to enjoy stories, songs, art activities, fingerplays and much more as we celebrate wonderful children's literature. Registration requested.
"After School Fun" Each weekday the children's area welcomes students after school from 3:00-5:00. Children's library staff will be on hand to assist with homework and school programs, arts and crafts, science exploration, and other activities. We ask that children under 10 please be accompanied by an adult.
"Wonderful Wednesdays" On Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-5:00 the teen area will be open to all ages for movies and videogames. Come and join us in our great teen area.
TWEENS and TEENS
"After School Activities" Each day the teen and children's area will be open. Come on in to work on school projects or just hang out and talk, play a game, watch a movie or participate in craft, science and other activities that will be placed out on a rotating basis. Wednesdays are a special afternoon at which time tweens are welcome to "invade" the teen area.
Beginning in October, tweens and teens are invited to join a new crocheting and knitting group. Each Thursday at 3:30 we will have two needlework experts available to work with small groups or one-on-one. Create wonderful items for yourself or as gifts. No registration necessary. Stop in or call for details. Some beginner supplies will be available for use at the library. Volunteer Luci Petrella also plans other great activities and special guests through the year on Thursday afternoons.
Teen Coffee House High school students are invited to come to Patterson Library for an informal Saturday evening coffee house. Enjoy conversation, music, movies and more. Dates to be announced. Watch for more information soon.
Bestsellers Group Once again Patterson Library will begin a monthly series of book discussions based on current bestsellers. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. Books for the fall include "Paris: A Love Story" by Kati Marton on Sept. 3, "And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini on Oct. 1, "The Autistic Brain" by Temple Grandin on Nov. 5, "The Woman Upstairs" by Claire Messud on Dec. 3.
Blue Marble Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. the Blue Marble group will continue its monthly meetings to "explore our world through documentary films and non-fiction books." Themes along with film and book suggestions will be available at the library.
Literary Circle Meeting dates are set for Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 19 and Dec. 14 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Stop in or call the library for more information.
Foreign Film Faire Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m. The first film of the fall season will be "The Twilight". No registration required. Film Faire nights will continue monthly on Nov. 21 and Dec. 19.
"Exploring Pastels with Alberta Parker"- Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Registration required. Please call the library for more information regarding this class.
OCTAGON ART GALLERY EVENTS
Sept. 20 Oct. 11: "The NSAA and PIAA Senior Exhibit". Artist reception Friday Sept. 20, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Oct. 18-Nov. 8: "Thing That Go Bump in the Night". Artist reception Friday, Oct. 18 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.