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!

kid chef snack kit registration- Pink Punch

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Read the recipe for a fun snack and practice your cooking skills, too! Email Ms. Jen cullen@patersonpl.org or message us on Facebook or Instagram to register for a snack kit.

Stem

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Learn about S.T.E.M. skills with these special activities.

Literacy

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Kids questions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

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

Tongue Twisters

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

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 […]

Kid craft registration – lovebug and treat bag

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

A fun craft children can learn about or make at home. Email Ms. Jen cullen@patersonpl.org or message us on Facebook or Instagram to register for a craft kit.

kid chef snack kit registration- Cupid’s Crunch Mix

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Read the recipe for a fun snack and practice your cooking skills, too! Email Ms. Jen cullen@patersonpl.org or message us on Facebook or Instagram to register for a snack kit.

Virtual Candy Trivia For Kids

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Answer a variety of questions about all kinds of candy! Win tasty prizes! Zoom link provided in Facebook Events. Online Zoom: Meeting ID: 857 7473 0454

New Service: book bundles for kids

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Need some books? Request a Book Bundle! Choose from Picture Books, Early Readers, Subjects (dinosaurs, robots etc.) and Chapter Books.

Stem

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Learn about S.T.E.M. skills with these special activities.

Literacy

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Kid Questions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Tongue Twisters

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

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

kid craft registration – tic tac toe and woven heart

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

A fun craft children can learn about or make at home. Email Ms. Jen cullen@patersonpl.org or message us on Facebook or Instagram to register for a craft kit.

Kid Chef

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Read the recipe for a fun snack and practice your cooking skills, too! Email Ms. Jen cullen@patersonpl.org or message us on Facebook or Instagram to register for a snack kit.

Virtual Family Movie: Soul

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Watch a movie together as a family: SOUL. The story follows a middle school music teacher named Joe Gardner, who seeks to reunite his soul and his body after they are accidentally separated, just before his big break as a jazz musician. Zoom login info on fb events Zoom Meeting ID: 885 4196 4610

Virtual Movie – Gemini Man

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Join us for a virtual viewing of the movie Gemini Man, which stars Will Smith Gemini Man: Henry Brogan is an elite 51-year-old assassin who's ready to call it quits after completing his 72nd job. His plans get turned upside down when he becomes the target of a mysterious operative who can seemingly predict his […]

Children’s Virtual Book Group

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Title: The Snowy Day by Ezra Keats. There are many copies available in Pals Plus. Contact the library to put a copy on hold for pickup. Zoom Meeting ID: 822 8364 0941

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

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

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 24, 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 5525 Passcode: 911741 The […]

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+

kid chef snack kit registration – Tic Tac Toe Snack

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Read the recipe for a fun snack and practice your cooking skills, too! Email Ms. Jen cullen@patersonpl.org or message us on Facebook or Instagram to register for a snack kit

New Destiny Family Success Center

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Black History Month Celebration Children's Music (Live DJ), Storytelling from Paterson Free Public Library. History and Games. Call New Destiny Success Center for more information. 973.278.0220

Kid Questions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

How many children's books can you name with a color in the title?

Tongue Twisters

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Fox Socks Box Knox. Knox in box. Fox in socks. Knox on fox in socks in box

Craft kit Registration

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Thing 1 & Thing 2 Handprints and Thing1&Thing 2 Pencil Toppers

Book Suggestions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Dr. Seuss Books

Stem

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Learn about S.T.E.M. skills with these special activities.

Kid Questions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

What is this animal and which children's book is it in?

Tongue Twisters

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

No need to light a night-light on a light night like tonight

Craft Kit Registration

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Cardboard Tube Leprechauns and Leprechaun Trap

Virtual Reading

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Children's Virtual Reading Group: Green Eggs and Ham Zoom Meeting ID: 822 8364 0941

Trivia For Kids

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Virtual Dr. Seuss Zoom Meeting ID: 857 7473 0454

Book Suggestions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Read Across America: Books that help "Cultivate Compassion"

Literacy ACtivities

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Gold Coin Letter Hunt: Search for letters to create words!

Kid Questions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Which children's book is this? The Day the Q_ _ _?

Tongue Twisters

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Rustle of trees and ripple of rain, roaring of rivers across the plain.

Craft Kit Registration

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

3D Shamrock and In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Book Suggestions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Women's History Month Books

Literacy Activities

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Shamrock Letter Spin

Kid Questions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

In The Lorax, what did the Once-ler make from Truffula Trees?

Family Movie

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Virtual Family Movie: Horton Hears a Who Zoom Meeting ID: 885 4196 4610

Tongue Twisters

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch

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

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

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 24, 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 5525 Passcode: 911741 The […]

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  

Virtual Matinee Movie – Jumanji

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

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, 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

Virtual Matinee Movie – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

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, 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  

Virtual Matinee Movie – The Book Thief

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

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, NJ

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, NJ

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, 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 […]

Recurring

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 […]

Movie Matinee – Green Lantern

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

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 […]

Recurring

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​