Patterson Library Announces July Events

Westfield, NY — 7/6/2019 —July has really shown its true colors with the heat and humidity! Come cool down at the Patterson Library for July’s jam-packed calendar of events!
Every Monday at 11:15AM through August 5, 2019, we have a special program for “A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program. These events are open and free to everyone! Every Wednesday through July 31, 2019 are our special Summer Reading Story-Time Groups in Patterson Park. We will read, create, learn, laugh and have fun with each other. We have not forgotten our teens, who will have special Teen Nights on Friday, 7/12, Friday, 7/26 and Friday, 8/9 from 7PM – 10PM in the lower level of the library. Of course, all adults need a Summer Reading escape, as well! Come join us on Tuesday 7/9, and Tuesday 7/23 for an adult Summer Reading Group with local Sci-Fi author, Charles Freedom Long, as we delve into the his cosmic worlds of fantasy! Then on Thursday, 7/11 we will host an Adult Game Night, Summer Reading Edition, and on Thursday 7/25 we have an Adult Summer Reading Program Mixer planned. Come down, have some snacks, drinks, and laughs while you socialize in our beautiful Pergola Garden. All of the above events begin at 6PM, and are open and free to the public.
Some other recurring events in July are “Dancing with Your Soul” in the Pergola Garden every Tuesday at 5:30PM. Tuesday’s at 1PM features the Knit & Knatter Club in the Main Reading Room for knitters, crocheters, crafters, quilters, or anyone who likes to have a good gab and laugh. Every Thursday from 7/11 – 8/1, Kay Barlow will be with us in Patterson Park for a special Summer “Music Together” program from 6:15PM – 7PM. Call the main desk to register now, as spaces are very limited! Write Now Writer’s Group will meet in the Reference Room on Thursday 7/11, and Thursday, 7/25 at 6PM.
On Friday, 7/12 the Octagon Gallery will unveil the works of artist Tom Ferraro at 7PM. Also on Friday 7/12, come find our table at First Friday by Peaceful Designs as we ramp up for our Books-N-More Galore Sale! The sale will take place from Thursday 7/18 – Saturday 7/20 during normal library business hours. On Wednesday, 7/17 we will have an exclusive Books & Brew for as a pre-sale event for Patterson Society Members to have first dibs at the merchandise for the Books-N-More Galore Sale! If you would like to join the Patterson Society before the event, please call the front desk right away at (716) 326-2154. We are taking donations for the sale up until Monday, 7/15/19 (this includes board and card games, DVDs, blue-rays, hobby kits, and books galore!).
The Patterson Library Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, 7/11/19 at 7PM. We are very proud to host Winifred Montgomery on Thursday, 7/18/19 at 5PM. Winifred will speak about “Hacking the Teenage Brain”. On Tuesday 7/23/19, the Alzheimer’s Association will be here to present “Healthy Living for Brain & Body” at 5PM. July 24th will bring a 6PM survey meeting for a new Mystery Book Club. On 7/25/19, we will host our good friend and author Jill Mattson, who will talk with us about “Healing with Crystals”. Do not forget to come and see the Decho Ensemble make its debut at the Patterson Library on Friday 7/26/19 at 7PM. On 7/31/19 at 12 Noon, Culinary Creations meets to discuss local specialty recipes during their regular meeting.
We will also be hosting a library fundraiser on Tuesday 7/30, Tuesday, 8/13, and Tuesday 8/20. This fundraiser is a paint night, hosted in the Pergola Garden, and taught by our very own Art Gallery Curator, Nancy Nixon-Ensign. Patterson Paint with a Pinot in the Pergola will seat up to 15 people for each of these three classes. Tickets at $35 each, and include all supplies, and two complimentary glasses of pinot! Call the main desk to reserve your seat today, and bring a friend to enjoy the fun with you!
Remember to check our website at for our full schedule events for the month of July, or call us at (716) 326-2154 for more information or to register for a program, or just simply pop on down to the library to pick up a printed calendar of events. Our events can also be located on the Westfield Community Calendar, on Facebook under Patterson Library, and in the local Penny Saver. If you would like to receive our monthly e-newsletters, please email the library director, Tom Vitale, at