Patterson Library announces monthly events

WESTFIELD — June is in full bloom and your dance card is covered at the Patterson Library this whole month! Come check out material displays on gardening, painting, Juneteenth, and Pride.

There are two film series running this month; the World War II Film Series featuring “Das Boot” on Tuesday June 18, “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” on Friday June 21, and “The Eagle Has Landed” on Thursday June 27 all at 6 p.m. in the Octagon Gallery. These films complement the Octagon Art Gallery’s opening: “A Mighty Endeavor: A tribute to the men and women who made the world safe for Democracy during WWII” curated by Nancy Nixon Ensign, Charles Freedom Long, and Joel Hornick on Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m.

The second film series is a Pride Month Film Series, featuring “From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?” on Thursday, June 20, “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” on Tuesday, June 25, and “The Favourite” on Friday, June 28, all at 6 p.m. in the Octagon Gallery. The newly formed Westfield Chapter of P-FLAG will meet on Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m. during the screening of “From Selma to Stonewall” and will hold its regularly scheduled meeting after the film, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the NYC Stonewall riots.

On Friday, June 14, the library will host Twe’Evening for all 10 to 12 year olds in the area, from 5 to 7 p.m, and then host Teen Night for all 13 to 19 year olds from 7 to 10 p.m.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday June 19 and 20, Katherine Galbraith will teach Plein Air painting in the pergola garden; call the front desk to register for this free class.

Last, but not least, the Culinary Creations Club will prepare and enjoy dishes from Delectable France this month of Wednesday, June 26 at noon in the Main Reading Room.

Remember that every Tuesday at 1 p.m., the Knitter-Knatter Club meeting in the Main Reading Room to knit, crochet, quilt, and craft. Also on Fridays at 9:30 a.m., the library hosts Storytime Fun in Patterson Park! Come down to the library now to register for the Summer Reading Program: “A Universe of Stories.” There is a great line up of special guests every Monday in July, and into August, as well as special Summer Reading Story groups every Wednesday from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. The teens will meet every other Friday for special Teen Night Summer Reading Program events, and the library will have summer reading program events and a book group for adults.

Remember to check the website at www.pattersonlibrary.info for our full schedule events for the month of June, or call 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. Events can also be located on the Westfield Community Calendar and on Facebook under Patterson Library. If you would like to receive monthly e-newsletters, please email library Director Tom Vitale at director@pattersonlib.org..