Patterson Library Announces August Events

Westfield, NY — 8/6/2019 —August, already? How did that happen so fast? We’ve been incredibly busy at the library working on Summer Reading Programs for all ages, planning for autumn programming, and readying for our major fundraisers! Thanks to the community, we raised close to $2,700 during the Books-N-More Galore Annual Sale! It’s because of the kindness of our community and surrounding neighbors that we are able to continue Hannah’s legacy in such a robust manner, that we hope would make her proud.


On Wednesday 8/21 at 6:30 PM, we will host our inaugural meeting of the Mystery Book Club, reading “The Moonstone” by Wilkie Collins, this book club, like all of our book and creative groups is free and open to everyone. Come join us!


Do you have a little one preparing to enter Kindergarten this September? Come join Ms. Amy on Monday, 8/19 at 11 AM for Ready, Set, Kindergarten. Free and open to all, but registration with our main desk is required. Also, remember that on Friday, 8/16 at 10 AM the St. Bonaventure Art Mobile comes to Patterson Library to teach us about the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and to let us pain Northern Light Landscapes! This event is free and open to any 5 – 12 year old, but the Art Mobile will allow some exceptions. Come early!


We will also be hosting a library fundraiser on 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!


We have G.C. Myers presenting his Icons & Exiles show in the Octagon Gallery on Friday, 8/23 at 7PM. Teen Night will take place on Friday, 8/9 from 7PM – 10PM. Culinary Creations will create cold and cool potluck dishes for its monthly meeting on Wednesday, 8/28 at 12 noon in the Main Reading Room.


Finally yet importantly, our Annual Auction and Chicken Barbecue is next Wednesday, 8/14 from 5PM – 7PM at Eason Hall. We are taking donations now for the silent and live auction now. We are also selling Chiavetta’s Chicken Barbecue tickets for $12 per person, which will include a generous portion of chicken, two sides, and wonderful desserts prepared by our very own library supporter, and volunteer Karin Cockram, who this year serves as one of our Patterson Society Co-Presidents. We will also feature a cork pull, and a basket raffle! This is our single biggest fundraiser of the year – so please come and support your community library, and thank you in advance!


Don’t forget our recurring monthly events: Knit & Knatter Club meets every Tuesday at 1PM in the Main Reading Room. Write Now Writer’s Group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month in the Main Reference Room.


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