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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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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

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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​

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

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 – 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 – 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 – 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   […]

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Teen Games

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Join us as we play Jackbox games via Zoom

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 […]

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Teen Games

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Join us as we play Jackbox games via Zoom

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

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 – 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 […]

Open Mic

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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  

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

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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 […]

Tongue Twisters

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch

Family Movie

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Kid Questions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Literacy Activities

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Shamrock Letter Spin

Book Suggestions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Women's History Month Books

Craft Kit Registration

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Tongue Twisters

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Kid Questions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Literacy ACtivities

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Book Suggestions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Read Across America: Books that help "Cultivate Compassion"

Trivia For Kids

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Virtual Dr. Seuss Zoom Meeting ID: 857 7473 0454

Virtual Reading

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Craft Kit Registration

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Cardboard Tube Leprechauns and Leprechaun Trap

Tongue Twisters

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Kid Questions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Stem

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Book Suggestions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Dr. Seuss Books

Craft kit Registration

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Tongue Twisters

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Kid Questions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

New Destiny Family Success Center

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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 chef snack kit registration – Tic Tac Toe Snack

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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 Paint and Sip

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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+

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

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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 […]

Children’s Virtual Book Group

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Virtual Movie – Gemini Man

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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 […]

Virtual Family Movie: Soul

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Kid Chef

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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.

kid craft registration – tic tac toe and woven heart

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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.

Virtual Movie – In Remembrance of Martin

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Tongue Twisters

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Kid Questions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Literacy

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

New Service: book bundles for kids

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

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

Virtual Candy Trivia For Kids

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

kid chef snack kit registration- Cupid’s Crunch Mix

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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.

Kid craft registration – lovebug and treat bag

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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.

Teen Take and Make Kit: Citrus Foot Scrub

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

Kids questions

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Literacy

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Stem

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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

kid chef snack kit registration- Pink Punch

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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.

Black History Month Reading Challenge

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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!

Children’s Virtual Book Group: The Very Caterpillar

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Join us as we practice reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We will practice reading the story and talk about what happens in it. You can also talk about your favorite Eric Carle books too!  On Zoom. Online: us02web.zoom.us  

Kid’s Crafts

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Paper Plate Penguin and Pop-Up Penguin. Call the library or email Ms. Jen cullen@patersonpl.org to pick up a kit.

Kid’s Crafts

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Socktopus Handwarmers and Melted Snowman. Call the library or email Ms. Jen cullen@patersonpl.org to pick up a kit.

Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

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 2, 2020, at 6:00pm, to be held via ZOOM. Formal Action will be taken. Public Portion : Call 646-558-8656, Meeting ID CODE 949 6232 […]

Census Takers at the Library

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Census takers will be at the Main Library to help people fill out the Census!

Virtual Family Movie – The Greatest Showman

Main Library 250 Broadway, Paterson

Join us as we watch The Greatest Showman! Growing up in the early 1800s, P.T. Barnum displays a natural talent for publicity and promotion, selling lottery tickets by age 12. After trying his hands at various jobs, P.T. turns to show business to indulge his limitless imagination, rising from nothing to create the Barnum & […]