WHERE: Patterson Library (40 South Portage Street, Westfield, NY)
PRICE: $40/person for a ticket. Tickets are available with a library trustee, or at the Patterson Library.
WHAT: Western New York is in the heart of America's Grape Country. Experience the Lake Erie Wine Country with donated wine from wineries in the area. The wine will be accompanied by hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Pianist Valerie Gelsimino will provide musical entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Patterson Library's programs and services.
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER: Patterson Library will offer a free babysitting service. Parents will be able to drop off their kids in the downstairs area during the event. While this is a free service, we ask you to contact us at 326-2154 to reserve a spot. Please consider making a $5 to $10 donation.
QUESTIONS?: Contact us at (716) 326-2154, or email library director, Erin Hauenstein at email@example.com.
Patterson Library is pleased to partner with the SUNY Fredonia English Department for a special program on this year’s Big Read book The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
This year’s program, Gender and the Great Gatsby: Women of the Roaring 20s, is being presented in collaboration with two SUNY Fredonia Senior English majors on Thursday, April 16th at 6:00 PM. The event will be free and open to the public with light food and drink provided.
Attendees are encouraged to read or re-read this poignant American classic before the event. Copies of the book are available for check out at the library, along with other adaptations including the recently released movie by Baz Luhrmann.
The book tells the story of Jay Gatsby, a young and mysterious millionaire of the Roaring Twenties and his passionate obsession over his first love, Daisy Buchanan. Narrated by Gatsby’s neighbor and perhaps one true friend, Nick Carraway, the reader explores themes of idealism, excess, and perhaps wariness of the American Dream.
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest. Patterson Library has partnered with Daniel A. Reed Library at the State University of New York at Fredonia, in cooperation with the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System to make this program possible.
For more information about this event or other Big Read events in the area contact Erin Hauenstein at 326-2154 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for An Evening of Fine Taste are now available for purchase. Join us on Saturday, April 18 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for an intimate pairing of wine, food and music. The cost of a ticket is $40 and can be obtained at the main circulation desk. Until then, enjoy some photos from last year.
Tomorrow we will be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss. We'll read a few classic Seuss books including "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish". For art time we will make our own beautiful fish and enjoy some goldfish crackers. Hope you can join us. "Tell Me A Story" is open to children ages 2 1/2 - 5, along with a parent or caregiver. We meet weekly on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
For the younger set, "Itty Bitty Baby Time" takes place on Thursday evenings at 6:30. Enjoy stories, rhymes, rhythm and lots of active fun as we introduce babies and toddlers to Patterson Library.
"Best Book Bunch" takes place on Wednesdays at 3:45 for children 4 through Grade 2. Great books and authors are introduced along with great activities. This week we will be having a "Backwards, Upside Down" day.
For more information about any of these children's programs, stop in or call the library at 326-2154. Amy