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 diabolical plot. Rating: PG-13 Passcode: 804284

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 […]

Recurring

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 […]

Virtual Children’s Reading Group

Zoom

Join us on zoom for our children's virtual reading group! Open to Prek - 2nd grade The book that will be read and discussed is "Mango, Abuela, and Me" by Meg Medina   Passcode: familia

Virtual Children’s Reading Group

Zoom

Join us on zoom for our children's virtual reading group! Open to grades 3 - 6 Readers can choose any biography about a person with Hispanic Heritage.   Passcode: familia

Recurring

Teen Trivia

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

Virtual Story Time

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Zoom Meeting id: 874 1462 3082 Passcode: Story Click here to participate

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 […]

Virtual Children’s Trivia

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Zoom Meeting id: 885 4196 4610 Passcode: clever

Virtual Story Time

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Zoom Meeting id: 874 1462 3082 Passcode: Story Click here to participate

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

Virtual Family Movie – Goosebumps

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Zoom Meeting id: 885 4196 4610 Passcode: goosebumps Click here to enter Upset about moving from the big city to a small town, young Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets his beautiful neighbor Hannah. The teen is surprised to learn that Hannah's mysterious father is R.L. Stine, the famous author of the […]

Children’s Virtual Reading Group

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

6:00 pm Grades Prek-2 Moldilocks and the Three Scares By Lynn Marie 6:30 pm Grades 3-6 Goosebumps: Escape from Shudder Mansion by R.L. StineZoom Meeting id: 822 8364 0941 Passcode: spooky Click here to participate

Daffodil Planting

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Pick-Up 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instrument Night – Winds/Brass

Performing Arts School 60 Locust Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Students sign up to perform a work in progress and receive feedback from a master teacher.

Virtual Story Times

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Meeting ID: 838 5667 0117 Passcode: story @ 10:30 & 3:30

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, jungle-themed game called Jumanji in the attic. When they start playing, they free Alan Parrish (Robin Williams), who's been stuck in the game's inner world […]

Dinosaur Trivia

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Meeting ID: 857 7934 2499 Passcode: clever

Jazz Clinic with Dennis Mackrel

New Jersey Youth Symphony 570 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ

Concert Preparation Reviewing aspects of the previous clinic and applying that information to the material that will be performed on the NJYS–BB & JO’s upcoming concert as well as discussing various issues including performance anxiety, stress and techniques to minimize them.

Salon Series: Two Pianos, Eight Hands

Performing Arts School 60 Locust Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ

A concert series curated by Andrew Nitkin with cabaret-style seating on stage with the performers in the Wharton Black Box Theater which serves as the setting for an intimate concert. Join us for an afternoon of Two Pianos, Eight Hands with Ryan Bridge, Po-Wei Ger, Diana Lin, and Eric Olsen. Tickets are $12/Adults and $6/Students […]

$6 – $12

Instrument Night – Piano

Students sign up to perform a work in progress and receive feedback from a master teacher.

Free

USAF Heritage of America Band Concert

New Providence High School 35 Pioneer Drive, New Providence, NJ

The New Jersey Youth Symphony co-presents a FREE concert featuring the United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band. Performing a mix of popular, classical, and patriotic tunes, there’s a little something for everyone! Join us at New Providence High School for this uplifting family-friendly concert.  Masks and social distancing required. Musicians from the […]

free

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 answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. When his notes bring unexpected personal responses, he begins to understand how these […]

Matilda

Performing Arts School 60 Locust Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Join us for a show-stopping performance of Matilda Jr. by the Wharton Players. Follow the story of a gifted young girl who proves to herself and those around her that you can accomplish anything with the right plan, direction, and attitude. A fun-filled performance of acting, singing, and dancing! Performances are Friday and Saturday at […]

$10 – $15

Matilda

Performing Arts School 60 Locust Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Join us for a showstopping performance of Matilda Jr. by the Wharton Players. Follow the story of a gifted young girl who proves to herself and those around her that you can accomplish anything with the right plan, direction, and attitude. A fun-filled performance of acting, singing, and dancing! Performances are Friday and Saturday at […]

$10 – $15

Matilda

Performing Arts School 60 Locust Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Join us for a showstopping performance of Matilda Jr. by the Wharton Players. Follow the story of a gifted young girl who proves to herself and those around her that you can accomplish anything with the right plan, direction, and attitude. A fun-filled performance of acting, singing, and dancing! Performances are Friday and Saturday at […]

$10 – $15

Matilda

Performing Arts School 60 Locust Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Join us for a showstopping performance of Matilda Jr. by the Wharton Players. Follow the story of a gifted young girl who proves to herself and those around her that you can accomplish anything with the right plan, direction, and attitude. A fun-filled performance of acting, singing, and dancing! Performances are Friday and Saturday at […]

$10 – $15

Instrument Night – Voice/Guitar

Performing Arts School 60 Locust Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Students sign up to perform a work in progress to receive feedback from a master teacher.

Free

Virtual Story Times

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Meeting ID: 838 5667 0117 Passcode: story @ 10:30 & 3:30

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 protectors of mankind, and evil demons. Since Adam is neither human nor demon, gargoyle Queen Leonore (Miranda Otto) and demon Prince Naberius (Bill Nighy) each want […]

Family Movie

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

When a young Inuit hunter needlessly kills a bear, he is magically changed into a bear himself as punishment with a talkative cub being his only guide to changing back. Meeting ID: 885 4196 4610 Passcode: movie

Giving Tuesday

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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 certainly does. Vargas is an innovator who listens to her customers and delivers results. When she loses the job to a college-educated candidate, Maya sets […]

Reading Group

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Grades PreK-2 @ 6:00pm Mama, Do You Love Me Grades 3-6 @ 6:30pm Nat the Great Talks Turkey Meeting ID: 822 8364 0941 Passcode: reading

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

NJYS Concerts at Dolan Hall at the University of St. Elizabeth

Dolan Hall, St. Elizabeth University 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ

The New Jersey Youth Symphony presents a concert featuring Primo Strings, Sinfonia, Concertino Strings, Flute Choir, Flute Forum, and Fortissimo Flutes performing works by Mendelssohn, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Valerie Coleman, Soon Hee Newbold, and more.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

$15 – $20.

Berkeley Heights Winter Walk

The Berkeley Heights Winter Walk is an all-inclusive holiday event which takes place before the Berkeley Heights Recreation Department’s tree lighting ceremony at Peppertown Park. This event draws thousands of residents from Berkeley Heights and neighboring communities to the Berkeley Heights downtown business district. Our goal every year is to give back to the community […]

Free

NJYS Concerts at Dolan Hall at the University of St. Elizabeth

Dolan Hall, St. Elizabeth University 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ

The New Jersey Youth Symphony presents a concert featuring Concertino Winds, Clarinet Ensemble, CL4tet, and Philharmonia performing works by Brahms, Grieg, Puccini, Emma Lou Diemer, and more.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors.  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

$15 – $20

NJYS Concerts at Dolan Hall at the University of St. Elizabeth

Dolan Hall, St. Elizabeth University 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ

The New Jersey Youth Symphony presents a concert featuring the NJYS Jazz Orchestra, Big Band, Saxophone Ensemble, and Combos performing works by Ellington, Mingus, Miles Davis, and more.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

$15 – $20

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 modern times. An attack on a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague throws Rogers into a web of intrigue that places the whole world at risk. Joining forces with […]

REGULAR MEETING of the Library Board of Trustees of the Paterson Free Public Library

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, December 8, 2021 at 6:00pm, to be held via ZOOM. Formal Action will be taken. Public Portion : Call 646-558-8656, Meeting ID CODE 949 6232 […]

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 wreak havoc. Rating: PG-13

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 […]

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 imperious grandmother. His father has resettled thousands of miles away. But Conor finds a most unlikely ally when the Monster (Liam Neeson) appears at his […]

Chocolate Reading Club

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Join us during the month of February for the chocolate reading club. Children can check out books throughout the month of February for chocolate! This is available at all Paterson library branches.    

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

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, February 23, 2022, at 6:00pm, to be held via ZOOM. Formal Action will be taken. Public Portion : Call 646-558-8656, Meeting ID CODE 949 6232 […]

Black History Month Bingo

Zoom

Join us for bingo! Children's bingo - 2/17/22 @ 6:00pm Bingo cards can be picked up from any Paterson Library branch from 2/7/22 - 2/16/22

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

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 begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip […]

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 a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed […]

La La Land

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Movie Tuesday Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82089571332?pwd=NFZXRmMvRnN4cFZZc0dPWEVjekZXZz09 Meeting ID: 820 8957 1332 Passcode: 506557

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!

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 […]

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!

American Graffiti

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Movie Tuesday Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82089571332?pwd=NFZXRmMvRnN4cFZZc0dPWEVjekZXZz09 Meeting ID: 820 8957 1332 Passcode: 506557

The Iron Lady

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Movie Tuesday Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82089571332?pwd=NFZXRmMvRnN4cFZZc0dPWEVjekZXZz09 Meeting ID: 820 8957 1332 Passcode: 506557

Just Mercy

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Movie Tuesday Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82089571332?pwd=NFZXRmMvRnN4cFZZc0dPWEVjekZXZz09 Meeting ID: 820 8957 1332 Passcode: 506557

Maze Runner – The Scorch Trials

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, March 23, 2022, at 6:00pm, to be held via ZOOM. Formal Action will be taken. Public Portion : Call 646-558-8656, Meeting ID CODE 949 6232 […]

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.

Selma

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Movie Tuesday Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82089571332?pwd=NFZXRmMvRnN4cFZZc0dPWEVjekZXZz09 Meeting ID: 820 8957 1332 Passcode: 506557

Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Movie Tuesday Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82089571332?pwd=NFZXRmMvRnN4cFZZc0dPWEVjekZXZz09 Meeting ID: 820 8957 1332 Passcode: 506557

Respect

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Movie Tuesday Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82089571332?pwd=NFZXRmMvRnN4cFZZc0dPWEVjekZXZz09 Meeting ID: 820 8957 1332 Passcode: 506557

STEAM Craft

Zoom

Join us for a virtual STEAM Craft! We will make lava lamps and learn about line art. April 13, 2022 at 6:30PM for ages 6 - 11. Registration is REQUIRED due to limited supplies. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NIhy73yUaMW_DIesPmPG5tFmCxnKeDsLXuw0J90LfEQ/viewform?edit_requested=true

Good Friday

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

All Branches of Paterson Free Public Library are Closed.

The House with a Clock in its Walls

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Movie Tuesday Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82089571332?pwd=NFZXRmMvRnN4cFZZc0dPWEVjekZXZz09 Meeting ID: 820 8957 1332 Passcode: 506557

The Giver

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Movie Tuesday Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82089571332?pwd=NFZXRmMvRnN4cFZZc0dPWEVjekZXZz09 Meeting ID: 820 8957 1332 Passcode: 506557

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 […]

Memorial Day

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

All Branches of Paterson Free Public Library are Closed.

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 […]

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 the large-scale campaign that the entire war effort hinges upon. Clashing with his political opponents, the troubled leader receives unwavering support from his devoted wife, […]

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 fringes of the sunken Miami coast, his life is forever changed as he uncovers a violent conspiracy while trying to solve the mystery behind a […]

Juneteenth

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

All Branches of Paterson Free Public Library are Closed.

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 ID: 820 8957 1332 Passcode: 506557

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 own relationships are outlandish, odd, crazy and far from perfect.   PG-13   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82089571332?pwd=NFZXRmMvRnN4cFZZc0dPWEVjekZXZz09 Meeting ID: 820 8957 1332 Passcode: 506557