Patterson Library Newsletter

January 2019
Welcome 2019! A new year, means it is time to try new things, meet new people, and set new goals. Patterson Library would like to welcome two new team members: Kale Perry, Library Maintenance Technician, and Emily Collins, Children's Programming Assistant. Kale comes to us after many years in purchasing and product management, and has brought with him a truly spic-and-span attitude! His elbow grease is renewing the beauty of our grand library! Emily is a Junior English Education Major at SUNY College at Fredonia, and brings much enthusiasm for children's services, and programming. 

Our team is working hard on planning programming and events for the coming months. In January please join us for any or all of our book clubs - they are open to everyone! Blue Marble will be discussing The Broken Country by Paisley Rekdal on Tuesday, 1/22/19 at 6PM in the Main Reading Room. "The Broken Country uses a violent incident that took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2012 as a springboard for examining the long-term cultural and psychological effects of the Vietnam War. To make sense of the shocking and baffling incident―in which a young homeless man born in Vietnam stabbed a number of white men purportedly in retribution for the war―Paisley Rekdal draws on a remarkable range of material and fashions it into a compelling account of the dislocations suffered by the Vietnamese and also by American-born veterans over the past decades. She interweaves a narrative about the crime with information collected in interviews, historical examination of the arrival of Vietnamese immigrants in the 1970s, a critique of portrayals of Vietnam in American popular culture, and discussions of the psychological consequences of trauma. This work allows us to better understand trans-generational and cultural trauma and advances our still complicated struggle to comprehend the war."

Another highlight of 2019 is the renewal of our commitment to education, and our partnership with our surrounding school districts. Patterson Library will offer homework help and tutoring every Monday - Friday in the children's area. We are here to help you succeed! 

Please take a look at all of the fliers and posters in the newsletter, below. All of our events, programs, and classes are open to everyone, and free of charge, unless otherwise noted. We'd love to see you at Patterson often, and with your friends! If every patron brought one new friend with them this year - we would see our visitation grow to over 130,000! One of my goals for 2019 is to increase our usership, and expand our programming. Remember that you can always submit suggestions for new programs, events, and materials to me at director@pattersonlib.org, through the electronic suggestion box on our website, or via physical note in our wooden suggestion box in the library's vestibule. 
This Month's Octagon Gallery Opening:
"All Fired Up" An exhibition by Chautauqua Area Potters & Friends
 
Join Our Book Groups!

All are welcome to join at any time! Click on the flyers below to view each group's selections.
 
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