Virtual Family Movie – The Greatest Showman

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Join us as we watch The Greatest Showman! Growing up in the early 1800s, P.T. Barnum displays a natural talent for publicity and promotion, selling lottery tickets by age 12. After trying his hands at various jobs, P.T. turns to show business to indulge his limitless imagination, rising from nothing to create the Barnum & […]

Student Success Web Series: Goal Setting and Decision-Making

A 30 minute web session for students on goal setting and decision-making strategies hosted by Tutor.com's Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman. Topics include: 1. Setting realistic and achievable goals 2. Examining how you spend your time 3. Strategies for properly road-mapping your goals 4. Making use of apps and gamification to help you achieve goals […]

Family Virtual Movie : Wall-E

Zoom

Join us as we watch Wall-E on Zoom! "WALL-E, short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class, is the last robot left on Earth. He spends his days tidying up the planet, one piece of garbage at a time. But during 700 years, WALL-E has developed a personality, and he's more than a little lonely. Then […]

Family Virtual Movie : The Sonic Movie

Zoom

Join us as we watch The Sonic Movie! "The world needed a hero -- it got a hedgehog. Powered with incredible speed, Sonic embraces his new home on Earth -- until he accidentally knocks out the power grid, sparking the attention of uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik. Now, it's supervillain vs. supersonic in an all-out […]

Virtual Family Movie – The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-Ween

Zoom

Join us for the virtual family movie - The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-Ween "Best friends Harold and George love everything about Halloween, especially the costumes and the free candy. But when Melvin hoodwinks the town into canceling the holiday, the boys and their favorite skivvies-clad superhero, Captain Underpants, have to come up with […]

Virtual Check ’em Out Book Club

Zoom

Virtual book club October 13, 2020 @ 6:00 PM! Read "The Cabin" by Natasha Preston or "Dear Martin" by Nic Stone or BOTH! Join us as we discuss these books!

TeenLINKS – Dating Violence Workshop

Teen-led conversation and mini workshop about dating violence. Register using this link: https://www.weareplannedparenthood.org/a/teen-links-dating-violence-workshop

Virtual Family Movie – Hocus Pocus

Zoom

Join us for the Virtual Family Movie - Hocus Pocus "After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend, Allison. After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches who used to live in the house. Now, with […]

Black History Month Reading Challenge

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Celebrate Black History Month! Learn more about African-American culture, milestones, & achievements through these fun activities included in Paterson Public Library's Black History Month Reading Challenge. Register: Patersonpl.Beanstack.org This is open to all ages!

Teen Take and Make Kit: Citrus Foot Scrub

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Teen Take and Make Kit: Citrus Foot Scrub! All supplies will be provided! Kits are available to ages 11-19 from 2/8/21-2/11/21 If you would like to register for a kit, send us a direct message or email buchanan@patersonpl.org

Virtual Movie – I Spy

Join us for a virtual viewing of the movie I Spy! I Spy summary: When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott (Owen Wilson), is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up […]

Virtual Movie – In Remembrance of Martin

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Join us for a virtual viewing of the movie In Remembrance of Martin. A 60 minute documentary on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Will be shown on Zoom

Virtual Paint and Sip

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Join us for a virtual Paint and Sip on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM. Artist Bro Christopher Fabor Muhammad will lead the program! Register before 2/23/21 for the event and an art kit! Art kits include canvas, easel, paint, and paint brush. Open to ages 16+

Open Mic

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

The Speak Series in collaboration with Paterson Public Library hosts a live open mic virtual program. Participants register in advance and voice their own poems live via Zoom to YouTube. Register: https://www.wordseedinc.org/the-speak-series  

Teen Trivia

Join us as we play 2 games of trivia with Kahoot on Facebook Live! Top player of each game wins a prize

Teen Game Night

Join us as we play games on Discord.

The Speak Series

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

The Speak Series in collaboration with Paterson Public Library host the regularly scheduled Speak Series. Participants submit their poems as documents to the Word Seed Inc website. Poets read the submitted poems live to Facebook. https://www.wordseedinc.org/the-speak-series

Youth Open Mic

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

The Speak Series in partnership with the Paterson Public Library host a Youth Open Mic. Youth participants between 12-18 appear live to recite their own poems via Zoom to YouTube.  https://www.wordseedinc.org/the-speak-series  

Multilingual Speak Series

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Paterson Poets submit their poem in their native language via the Word Seed Inc. website platform on video or audio files. The poems are posted to the YouTube page for Word Seed Inc. https://www.wordseedinc.org/the-speak-series

Matinee Movie – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Zoom

Join us as we watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Summary: When it's discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, the rebels must race against the clock to find out his whereabouts. Finn and Poe lead the Resistance to put a stop to the First Order's […]

Movie Matinee – Escape Room

Join us as we watch Escape Room Summary: Six adventurous strangers travel to a mysterious building to experience the escape room -- a game where players compete to solve a series of puzzles to win $10,000. What starts out as seemingly innocent fun soon turns into a living nightmare as the four men and two […]

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Teen Games

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Join us as we play Jackbox games via Zoom

Movie Matinee – Crazy Rich Asians

Join us as we watch Crazy Rich Asians Summary: Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend […]

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Teen Games

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Join us as we play Jackbox games via Zoom

Movie Matinee – Downton Abbey

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Join us as we watch Downton Abbey Summary: The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the king and queen of England soon unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue -- leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Rating: PG Passcode: 804284   […]

Movie Matinee – Emma

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Join us as we watch Emma Summary: Following the antics of a young woman, Emma Woodhouse, who lives in Georgian- and Regency-era England and occupies herself with matchmaking - in sometimes misguided, often meddlesome fashion- in the lives of her friends and family. Rating: PG Passcode: 804284

Movie Matinee – Harriet

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Join us as we watch Harriet Summary: From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told. Rating: PG13 Passcode: 804284

Movie Matinee – Honest Thief

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Join us as we watch Honest Thief Summary: Hoping to cut a deal, a professional bank robber agrees to return all the money he stole in exchange for a reduced sentence. But when two FBI agents set him up for murder, he must now go on the run to clear his name and bring them […]

Movie Matinee – Cats

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Join us as we watch Cats Summary: A tribe of cats must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Rating: PG Passcode: 804284

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Join us for our summer reading kick-off! We will have free books, crafts, and ice cream for all ages! 930 Main Street: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM 405 Union Ave: 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 60 Temple Street: 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM 250 Broadway: 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM​

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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

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 children's storytime during the same time for our smallest patrons! Southside Branch - 930 Main Street

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 children's storytime during the same time for our smallest patrons! Totowa - 405 Union Ave

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 children's storytime during the same time for our smallest patrons! Northside - 60 Temple Street

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 children's storytime during the same time for our smallest patrons! 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

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Teen Book Club

Join us for teen book club as we discuss what we liked and didn't like about the book we read! Open to all teens aged 12 - 18 years old

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! Northside - 60 Temple 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

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Teen Book Club

Join us for teen book club as we discuss what we liked and didn't like about the book we read! Open to all teens aged 12 - 18 years old

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, and more! #PatersonPL #SummerReading2021 #PatersonStrong

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, and more! #PatersonPL #SummerReading2021 #PatersonStrong

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, and more! #PatersonPL #SummerReading2021 #PatersonStrong

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, and more! #PatersonPL #SummerReading2021 #PatersonStrong

Virtual Teen Book Club

Zoom

Join us on Zoom for September's Book Club, where we will discuss "Clap When You Land" by Elizabeth Acevedo A novel-in-verse that explores the intricacies of love and mourning. Clap When You Land tells the story of Camino and Yahaira, two sisters whose fates become intertwined when a tragic accident forces them to discover the truth […]

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 stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery […]

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Teen Trivia

Join us as we play trivia via Kahoot on Facebook Live! Open to all teens aged 12 - 18

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Virtual Art Club

Zoom

Join us on Zoom for a fun and educational art club. We will explore different type of art ranging from painting to poetry. Open to all teens 12 - 18

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 protect a boy on the run from members of a vicious cartel. Rating: PG-13 Passcode: 804284

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 to all ages!

Virtual Manga Club

Zoom

Join us for Manga club as we discuss Black Clover Vol. 1. Black Clover is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yūki Tabata. The story centers around Asta, a young boy born without any magic power. This is unknown to the world he lives in because seemingly everyone has some sort of magic […]

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 and Brad's gentle father arrive to turn the holiday upside down. After a sudden change in plans, the four men decide to take the kids […]

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 father never returns from a showdown with a matador. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand's peaceful existence comes crashing down when […]

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Virtual Art Club

Zoom

Join us on Zoom for a fun and educational art club. We will explore different type of art ranging from painting to poetry. Open to all teens 12 - 18

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. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three men risk it all by embarking on a daring adventure to […]

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Teen Trivia

Join us as we play trivia via Kahoot on Facebook Live! Open to all teens aged 12 - 18

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 just outside San Francisco in Muir Woods. Meanwhile, a small band of human survivors emerges, which forces Caesar -- as leader -- to grapple with […]

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, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope of rescue, Tami must now find the strength and determination […]

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

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 here: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLScmUi9c1yxRlj.../viewform

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 doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder […]

Scholarship Q & A

Zoom

Join us as we discuss the best places to look for scholarships, give tips on how to apply for scholarships, and answer basic scholarship search questions. This is geared to high school juniors and seniors Registration is REQUIRED

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

Black History Month Bingo

Zoom

Join us for bingo! Teen's bingo - 2/17/22 @ 6:45pm Bingo cards can be picked up from any Paterson Library branch from 2/7/22 - 2/16/22

Teen Book Club – Punching the Air

Zoom

Join us for our virtual teen book club as we discuss "Punching the Air" by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam   Summary: Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, because of a biased system he’s seen as disruptive and unmotivated. Then, one fateful night, an […]

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!

Conversation with a Psychologist

Zoom

Join us as we speak with Dr. Carman about his profession as a Psychologist. He will also teach a few simple coping skills. This is open to teens 12 - 18 years old.

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 more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of survival […]

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 Julia Childs' landmark cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." Intertwined with Julie's story is the true tale of how Julia Child (Meryl Streep) herself […]

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 of a lifetime: a spot on the world's first 24-hour global cable news network. Ron quickly assembles his team: Champ Kind (David Koechner), Brian Fantana […]

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 most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence, she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will […]

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 officer who masterminded the transportation logistics that brought millions of innocent Jews to their deaths in concentration camps. Hoping to sneak him out of the country […]