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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 - […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Independence Day

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

All Branches of Paterson Free Public Library are Closed.

Labor Day

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

All Branches of Paterson Free Public Library are Closed.

Community Health Fair & Resource Event

639 E. 18th Street 639 E. 18th Street, Paterson, NJ

We will be attending the Community Health Fair & Resource Event from 10 AM - 2 PM at 639 E. 18th Street.  Stop on by our table!

Parents Back 2 School Kick-Off

Eastside High School 150 Park Ave, Paterson, NJ

We will be attending the Parents Back 2 School Kick-Off event from 10 AM - 2 PM at Eastside High School!

Library is Closed

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

All Branches of Paterson Free Public Library are Closed.

Hispanic Heritage Month Concert

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Mayor Andre Sayegh and the Paterson City Council Presents Hispanic Heritage Month Concert Friday, October 14th at 6 pm at Paterson Library Join us for Live Music, DJ, and Food

Parents Back 2 School Kick-Off

JFK High School 61-127 Preakness Ave, Paterson, NJ

We will be attending the Parents Back 2 School Kick-Off event at JFK High School from 10 AM - 2 PM!

Election Day

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

All Branches of Paterson Free Public Library are Closed.

Veteran’s Day

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

All Branches of Paterson Free Public Library are Closed.

Thanksgiving Day

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

All Branches of Paterson Free Public Library are Closed.

Library is closed

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

All Branches of Paterson Free Public Library are Closed.

Christmas Eve

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Library Opens half day.

Christmas Day

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

All Branches of Paterson Free Public Library are Closed.

New Year’s Eve

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

Library is open half day

New Year’s Day

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

All Branches of Paterson Free Public Library are Closed.