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Take and Make Crafts

Pick up take and make crafts every Wednesday from all Paterson Library locations! You can register for crafts by clicking on the below links Children's Crafts Teen Crafts Adult Crafts

Outdoor Messy Science

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Join us as we learn about messy science and do various messy experiments! This is open to all ages! Main Library - 250 Broadway

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Take and Make Crafts

Pick up take and make crafts every Wednesday from all Paterson Library locations! You can register for crafts by clicking on the below links Children's Crafts Teen Crafts Adult Crafts

In-Person Tie Dye and Storytime

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Join us for an all age event! All ages are welcome to tie-dye (we will provide handkerchiefs or you may bring your own item) and we will also have a […]

In-Person Tie Dye and Storytime

Join us for an all age event! All ages are welcome to tie-dye (we will provide handkerchiefs or you may bring your own item) and we will also have a […]

In-Person Tie Dye and Storytime

Join us for an all age event! All ages are welcome to tie-dye (we will provide handkerchiefs or you may bring your own item) and we will also have a […]

In-Person Tie Dye and Storytime

Join us for an all age event! All ages are welcome to tie-dye (we will provide handkerchiefs or you may bring your own item) and we will also have a […]

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Take and Make Crafts

Pick up take and make crafts every Wednesday from all Paterson Library locations! You can register for crafts by clicking on the below links Children's Crafts Teen Crafts Adult Crafts

Outdoor Messy Science

Join us as we learn about messy science and do various messy experiments! This is open to all ages! Southside Branch - 930 Main Street

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Take and Make Crafts

Pick up take and make crafts every Wednesday from all Paterson Library locations! You can register for crafts by clicking on the below links Children's Crafts Teen Crafts Adult Crafts

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Take and Make Crafts

Pick up take and make crafts every Wednesday from all Paterson Library locations! You can register for crafts by clicking on the below links Children's Crafts Teen Crafts Adult Crafts

Jumbo Games In-Person

Join us as well play giant games outside of the library! There will be various types of games and snacks! All ages are welcome to join us and play games! […]

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Take and Make Crafts

Pick up take and make crafts every Wednesday from all Paterson Library locations! You can register for crafts by clicking on the below links Children's Crafts Teen Crafts Adult Crafts

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Take and Make Crafts

Pick up take and make crafts every Wednesday from all Paterson Library locations! You can register for crafts by clicking on the below links Children's Crafts Teen Crafts Adult Crafts

Summer Reading 2021 Finale

Totowa Branch 405 Union Ave, Paterson, NJ

Join us for our Summer Reading Finale! Feel free to join us Thursday, August 19, 2021 and/or Friday, August 20, 2021 for FREE books, FREE ice cream, FREE face painting, […]

Summer Reading 2021 Finale

Southside Library 930 Main Street, Paterson

Join us for our Summer Reading Finale! Feel free to join us Thursday, August 19, 2021 and/or Friday, August 20, 2021 for FREE books, FREE ice cream, FREE face painting, […]

Summer Reading Finale 2021

Northside Brnach 60 Temple Street, Paterson, NJ

Join us for our Summer Reading Finale! Feel free to join us Thursday, August 19, 2021 and/or Friday, August 20, 2021 for FREE books, FREE ice cream, FREE face painting, […]

Summer Reading 2021 Finale

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Join us for our Summer Reading Finale! Feel free to join us Thursday, August 19, 2021 and/or Friday, August 20, 2021 for FREE books, FREE ice cream, FREE face painting, […]

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Take and Make Craft Pick Up

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Pick up Take and Make Crafts for children 0 - 11 years old. Crafts will be available at each of our locations between 11am - 4:45pm

Hispanic Heritage Month Craft Pick Up

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by completing crafts that showcase various Hispanic cultures! Craft Kit pickups are available at each branch location, September 6, 2021 - October 15, 2021

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Virtual Story Time

Zoom

Join Ms. Jennifer on Zoom for story time! She will read engaging stories, do finger plays, and sing fun songs! Open to children 0 - 4 years old

Movie Matinee – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Zoom

Summary: Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has […]

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Virtual Story Time

Zoom

Join Ms. Jennifer on Zoom for story time! She will read engaging stories, do finger plays, and sing fun songs! Open to children 4 -5 years old

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Take and Make Craft Pick Up

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Pick up Take and Make Crafts for children 0 - 11 years old. Crafts will be available at each of our locations between 11am - 4:45pm

Movie Matinee – The Marksman

Zoom

Summary: Jim is a former Marine who lives a solitary life as a rancher along the Arizona-Mexican border. But his peaceful existence soon comes crashing down when he tries to […]

Virtual Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia

Zoom

Join us on zoom as we play a few games of trivia through Kahoot. We will learn more about important Hispanic authors, inventors, innovators, etc. This Trivia event is open […]

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Virtual Story Time

Zoom

Join Ms. Jennifer on Zoom for story time! She will read engaging stories, do finger plays, and sing fun songs! Open to children 0 - 4 years old

Movie Matinee – Daddy’s Home 2

Zoom

Summary: Father and stepfather Dusty and Brad join forces to make Christmastime perfect for the children. Their newfound partnership soon gets put to the test when Dusty's old-school, macho dad […]

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Virtual Story Time

Zoom

Join Ms. Jennifer on Zoom for story time! She will read engaging stories, do finger plays, and sing fun songs! Open to children 4 -5 years old

Movie Matinee – Beyond the Mask

Zoom

Summary: On the run in the American Colonies, a mercenary (Andrew Cheney) must regain the trust of the woman (Kara Killmer) he loves, while racing against time to foil a […]

Virtual Family Movie – Ferdinand

Zoom

Join us on Zoom for the virtual family movie where we will watch Ferdinand Ferdinand is a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain after his […]

Movie Matinee – Going in Style

Zoom

Summary: Lifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Albert (Alan Arkin) decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. […]

Movie Matinee – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Zoom

Summary: Ten years after simian flu wiped out much of the world's homosapiens, genetically enhanced chimpanzee Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his ever-growing band of followers have established a thriving colony […]

Movie Matinee – Adrift

Zoom

Summary: Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp couldn't anticipate that they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, […]

Movie Matinee – The Craft Legacy

Zoom

Summary: An eclectic foursome of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they lean into their newfound powers. Rating: PG-13 Passcode: 804284

Movie Matinee – Jumanji

Zoom

Summary A magical board game unleashes a world of adventure on siblings Peter (Bradley Pierce) and Judy Shepherd (Kirsten Dunst). While exploring an old mansion, the youngsters find a curious, […]

Movie Matinee – Collateral Beauty

Zoom

Summary: When a successful New York advertising executive (Will Smith) suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks […]

Movie Matinee – I, Frankenstein

Zoom

Summary: Two centuries after Dr. Frankenstein assembles and reanimates his creature, Adam (Aaron Eckhart) is still living. He becomes embroiled in a war between two immortal races: gargoyles, the traditional […]

Movie Matinee – Second Act

Zoom

Summary - Value Shop assistant manager Maya Vargas wants only one thing for her 43rd birthday -- a promotion. While her résumé may not scream upper management, her track record […]

Second Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Second Annual Gingerbread House Contest!!! Register by December 10, 2021 Pick-up house between December 13 - 20, 2021 Winner announced December 29, 2021 Contest is open to all ages! Register […]

Movie Matinee – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Zoom

Summary: After the cataclysmic events in New York with his fellow Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans), lives in the nation's capital as he tries to adjust to […]

Movie Matinee – Night at the Museum

Zoom

Summary: A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and […]

Movie Matinee – Polar Express

Zoom

Summary: Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a […]

Movie Matinee – A Monster Calls

Zoom

Summary: Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother (Felicity Jones) is ill. He has little in common with his […]

Black Inventors Trivia

Zoom

Join us as we play Black Inventors Trivia! We will play with Kahoot through Zoom! Top 2 players will win a prize All ages are welcome

Amezing Grace

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Movie Tuesday Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88115431573?pwd=WTZtNFp3cFdpL1p5dzgrVjFlZWtidz09 Meeting ID: 881 1543 1573 Passcode: 757418

REGULAR Library Board Meeting

Zoom

PUBLIC NOTICE : Pursuant to N.J.S.A 10:4-8(b), be advised that the REGULAR MEETING of the Library Board of Trustees of the Paterson Free Public Library, will be held on Wednesday, […]

Tuesday Movie Matinee

Zoom

Summary: Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that […]

Non-Fiction Book Club – Born a Crime

Zoom

Join us as we discuss "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah. This book club will be hosted by the Paterson Free Public Library's Director! Born a Crime is the story of […]

February Fiction Book Club

Zoom

Join us February 22, 2022 at 6:30PM on Zoom as we discuss "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Introduction to Hoopla

Zoom

Join our Reference Librarians as they tell you how to use Hoopla digital to borrow books, movies, music, comic, and magazines!

Black History Month Bingo

Zoom

Join us for bingo! Adult's bingo - 2/24/22 @ 6:30pm Bingo cards can be picked up from any Paterson Library branch from 2/7/22 - 2/16/22

Author Talk with Shane Gerald

Zoom

Join us as we speak with local author Shane Gerald about his life and his book "Two Worlds, One Hood"

Black History & Today Trivia

Zoom

Join us for Black history & today trivia night! We will play with Kahoot through Zoom! All ages are welcome! Top 2 people will win a prize!

REGULAR Library Board Meeting

Zoom

PUBLIC NOTICE : Pursuant to N.J.S.A 10:4-8(b), be advised that the REGULAR MEETING of the Library Board of Trustees of the Paterson Free Public Library, will be held on Wednesday, […]

Movie Matinee

Zoom

Movie Matinee - Pirates of the Caribbean : Dead Men Tell No Tales Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even […]

Movie Matinee

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Movie Matinee - Julie & Julia Frustrated with a soul-killing job, New Yorker Julie Powell (Amy Adams) embarks on a daring project: she vows to prepare all 524 recipes in […]

Movie Matinee

Zoom

Movie Matinee - Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues Seven years after capturing the heart of co-anchor Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), newsman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is offered the chance […]

Family Garden Workshop with City Green

Southside Library 930 Main Street, Paterson

Join City Green in planting out the Paterson Public Library garden! We will prepare the garden beds and plant beans, tomatoes, corn, potatoes cucumbers, squash, flowers, and more.

Movie Matinee

Zoom

Movie Matinee - I Feel Pretty An ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the […]

Movie Matinee

Zoom

Movie Matinee - Operation Finale Fifteen years after the end of World War II, a team of top-secret Israeli agents travels to Argentina to track down Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi […]

Movie Matinee

Zoom

Movie Matinee - Churchill Tensions mount for beleaguered British Prime Minister Winston Churchill as D-Day nears in June 1944. Fearful of repeating past mistakes, Churchill is reluctant to embark on […]

Movie Matinee

Zoom

Movie Matinee - Reminiscence: Nick Bannister, a private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. Living on the […]

Movie Matinee

Zoom

Emperor About: An escaped slave travels north and has chance encounters with Frederick Douglass and John Brown. Based on the life story of Shields Green. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82089571332?pwd=NFZXRmMvRnN4cFZZc0dPWEVjekZXZz09 Meeting […]

Movie Matinee

Zoom

Love, Weddings, & Other Disasters It is a multi-story romantic comedy about the people who work on weddings to create the perfect day for a loving couple - while their […]

Community Health Fair & Resource Event

639 E. 18th Street 639 E. 18th Street, Paterson, NJ

We will be attending the Community Health Fair & Resource Event from 10 AM - 2 PM at 639 E. 18th Street.  Stop on by our table!