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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Boogie Woogie Babies

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

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 […]

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Boogie Woogie Babies

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

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 […]

Recurring

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, 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 StreetPaterson,

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, […]

Virtual Family Movie – Raya & The Last Dragon

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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: […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

$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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

$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 […]

$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 […]

$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 […]

$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 […]

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. […]

Giving Tuesday

Support community arts education and make a donation to support everything we do today!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

$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 […]

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 […]

$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 […]

$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 […]

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 […]