Virtual Matinee Movie – Jumanji

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Join us as we watch Jumanji : The Next Level Summary: When Spencer goes back into the fantastical world of Jumanji, pals Martha, Fridge and Bethany re-enter the game to bring him home. But the game is now broken -- and fighting back. Everything the friends know about Jumanji is about to change, as they […]

Teen Trivia

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

The Speak Series

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Virtual Matinee Movie – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Join us as we watch The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Summary: As his marriage to Sunaina draws near, Sonny sets his eye on opening a second residence for the elderly, but finds the project requires more time than he can spare. Meanwhile, Evelyn and Douglas wonder where their relationship is going, Norman and Carol […]

Youth Open Mic

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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  

Virtual Matinee Movie – The Book Thief

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Join us as we watch The Book Thief Summary: In 1938, young orphan Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) arrives at the home of her new foster parents, Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson). When Hans, a kindly housepainter, learns that Liesel cannot read, he teaches the child the wonders of the written language. Liesel grows to […]

Seedlings with Ms. Felicia

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Word Seed Inc. presents Seedlings with Ms. Felicia as part of the Seed to Three Literacy program in conjunction with the Paterson Public Library. This program is intended for very small children (ten and younger). Ms. Felicia reads her own published children's books and those of other children's authors. The audience is not live. https://www.wordseedinc.org/the-speak-series

Virtual Matinee Movie – The Great Wall

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Join us as we watch The Great Wall Summary: When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism […]

Children’s Virtual Reading Group

Zoom

We will practice reading "The Earth Book" by Todd Parr and talk about what happens in it. You can also talk about other books that you like to read and we will talk about Earth Day, which is 4/22/2021. Passcode: Earth

Multilingual Speak Series

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

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 […]

Movie Matinee – Green Lantern

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Join us as we watch Green Lantern Summary: Sworn to preserve intergalactic order, the Green Lantern Corps has existed for centuries. Its newest recruit, Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), is the first human to join the ranks. The Green Lanterns have little regard for humans, who have thus far been unable to harness the powers of […]

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, May 26, 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 […]

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Teen Games

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Join us as we play Jackbox games via Zoom

Movie Matinee – Downton Abbey

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

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

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

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

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

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

In-Person Storytime

Join us for an in-person story time! Open to children 2 - 5 years old   Main 10:00am Northside 10:00am Southside 1:00pm Totowa 3:00pm

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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

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

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

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In-Person Storytime

Join us for an in-person story time! Open to children 2 - 5 years old   Main 10:00am Northside 10:00am Southside 1:00pm Totowa 3:00pm

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

Virtual Children’s Reading Group

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 "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" By Bill Martin, Jr.

Virtual Children’s Reading Group

Join us on zoom for our children's virtual reading group! Open to grades 3 - 6 The book that will be read and discussed is "Fantastic Mr. Fox" by Roald Dahl

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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 Storytime

Join us for an in-person story time! Open to children 2 - 5 years old   Main 10:00am Northside 10:00am Southside 1:00pm Totowa 3:00pm

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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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Boogie Woogie Babies

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Join us for a great in-person program for children and caregivers. Boogie Woogie Babies is a 45 minute dance class for Baby and their big person! Location is still to be determined but will be updated soon.

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Boogie Woogie Babies

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Join us for a great in-person program for children and caregivers. Boogie Woogie Babies is a 45 minute dance class for Baby and their big person! Location is still to be determined but will be updated soon.

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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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In-Person Storytime

Join us for an in-person story time! Open to children 2 - 5 years old   Main 10:00am Northside 10:00am Southside 1:00pm Totowa 3:00pm

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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

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

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

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 Family Movie – Raya & The Last Dragon

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Join us on Zoom for Virtual Family. Raya and the Last Dragon is an epic fantasy adventure with southeast Asian themes, set in a realm called Lumandra, described as “a reimagined earth inhabited by an ancient civilization”. Five clans form the land of the dragon, and Raya is determined to find the last dragon.

Virtual Children’s Reading Group

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 "Fly Guy's Big Family" by Tedd Arnold

Virtual Children’s Reading Group

Join us on zoom for our children's virtual reading group! Open to grades 3 - 6 The book that will be read and discussed is "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo

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 […]

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Take and Make Craft Pick Up

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

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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 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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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

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

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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 […]

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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 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 […]

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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 diabolical plot. Rating: PG-13 Passcode: 804284