Somers Library
August 2017 
Keys to the Past .... Gateway to the Future
80 Primrose Street
Route 139 & Reis Park
Somers, NY 10589
Summer Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed 10am - 5pm 
Thurs 11am - 8pm 
Fri 10am - 5pm 
Sat 10am - 3pm 
Director's Corner
Changes are coming to the Somers Library! You may have noticed that the vestibule project has started, and we expect it to be completed early this month. Once the vestibule is complete we will begin our bathroom renovation. During this time we may have to close some of our entrances for periods of time. We ask for your patience  while these projects are underway, and look forward to their completion.
Adult Events

* FOR ALL adult programs, click on the Online Calendar to register, or call the library at 914-232-5717. Please register each person separately for events. Current events are listed below; check our Online Calendar for upcoming events. All programs take place at the Somers Library unless otherwise noted. 
It's Your Health . August 3, 10, 17, 14 at 12:30pm. This four week workshop focuses on practical information and strategies for healthy eating, stress management, fitness and accessible activities.  Topics include reading labels, portion sizes, and daily servings recommended for food groups, how to better manage stress and methods to practice, and a discussion on adding activity into your day and increasing your fitness.  Each week there will be a healthy snack and recipes for in season foods. Participants will be encouraged to share their experience with the group. Register online at or call 914-232-5717.

Ongoing Events 
Coloring Book Club for Adults. Relax, color, socialize - all for free at Somers Library! Materials are provided, or bring your own colored pencils and coloring books (recommended.) Registration is not required; meetings will be held in the conference room every Friday from 10:30-12:30. 
Westchester Writers. 6:30pm on the first, third and fifth Thursday of each month in the program room. Join a safe, supportive, and creative environment to share literary works in progress. This is not a writing class, but rather an ongoing group of writers offering assistance to its members who are looking to improve their writing skills through positive feedback and helpful critiques. Beginners as well as experienced writers over the age of 18 are welcome.   
Teen Events

* FOR ALL Teen programs, click on the Online Calendar
to register, or call the library at 914-232-5717. 

Teens Create: Up-cycled T-shirt Pillow - Thursday, August 3rd from 4:00 -5:30 pm - turn your favorite tee shirt it into a keepsake pillow! Please bring a (clean) tee-shirt that you would like to turn into a keepsake decorative pillow. This program is intended for teens in grades 5th and up! Please register.

Summer Anime Club - This club meets every Wednesdays through August 16th from 3:00-4:30 pm. Join us for a chance to watch anime from Crunchyroll with your friends! 

Summer Teen/Tween Pokemon Club - Join us at the Somers Library to meet, discuss and battle your friends using your Nintendo 3DS (or even using your cards)! This program is for teens/tweens entering grades 5th and up.  Meetings date - 8/11. Please register.

Summer Anime Nights! - Meets Friday 4:30-6:30 pm on 8/4. Join us for a chance to watch anime from Crunchyroll with your friends. 

Summer Magic the Gathering at the Somers Library: Tuesdays 8/8 & Tuesday 8/15 from 12:30-2:30 pm. Come and play the Magic the Gathering card game. Bring your own cards or borrow a deck from the library! New members and beginners always welcome!

Coming this Fall...

* FOR ALL upcoming Teen programs, click on the Online Calendar
to register, or call the library at 914-232-5717.
Teen Debate Workshop at the Somers Library - Saturdays 9/15, 9/29, 10/6, 10/27, & 11/3 from 3:30 - 4:45 pm. For 6th graders and above! 

SAT Practice Exam - Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

ACT Practice Exam: Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Children's Events

* FOR ALL Children's programs, click on the Online Calendar to register, or call the library at 914-232-5717.
Summer Reading is in full swing!  See our website for all activities*   *Some programs require registration.  Check out the website link for more information!
Build a Better World Community Project!  Thursday, August 10 @ 10:30. Westchester SPCA program followed by a project to make dog toys.
Jungle Jim's Minecraft Madness Show!  Friday, August 11 from 12:30-1:15.
Model Magic with Art Teacher Wendy Podell!  Tuesday, August 15 from 10:30-11:30.  Best for ages 5+.  Registration required- register here.
Ice Cream End of Summer Reading Party!  Wednesday, August 16 @ 1:00pm.  All Family Read-to-Me; K-2 participants and Gr. 3-5 SIS participants are invited!  Ice Cream generously supplied by Coldstone Creamery.
Solar Eclipse Story Time & Craft!  Saturday August 19 from 10:30-11:15.  In anticipation of the solar eclipse, come hear stories and make a Nature Print Solar picture*.  *Bring FLAT objects you wish to print- leaves, keys, lace, cutouts, etc.
Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21!  Visit the library and watch NASA streaming of this event beginning 1:23pm, ending 4:01pm. 
Build with K'Nex!  Every Saturday in August from 1:00-2:00.    

StoryWalk returns August 21-Sept 3!  Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin will be posted around the exterior of the library. Come into the library during hours and receive a cookie for completing the storywalk. Cookies are provided courtesy of Friends of Somers Library. 
Special book displays this month: Kindergarten, Summer, Summer Reading, Camping, Travel!
PreSchool Story Time & Craft will resume in September  (for ages 4-5 years old~ without caregivers); Somers residents only
-Tuesdays 1:00-1:45- dates to be posted
-Wednesdays 1:00-1:45- dates to be posted
K- 2 Book Clubs  will resume in September!
Kindergarten will meet Mondays;
1st Grade will meet Tuesdays;
2nd Grade will meet Wednesdays.
Time:  3:30-4:15
*Children must be in the grade for which they are registering.  Registration required. Somers residents only.  Children's Librarian Vicki DiSanto will run these book clubs.

Grades 3-5 Book Clubs  will resume in October and will meet Wednesdays from 3:45-4:45.  There will be a separate Grade 3 Book Club and a combined Grade 4/5 Book Club.   Specific dates will be posted. Registration required. Somers residents only. Children must be in the grade for which they are registering.
Story times for Babies (6 months to 2 years) meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 and 11:30 ( select one session
July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8.  NEW-Registration is now necessary, and you must have a Somers Library Card.

Toddler Story Time for children ages 2-3 with caregivers @ 10:30:
Thursday August 3; Friday August 4. (select one session)

 See the Story Time schedule   here.   

Bits and Pieces

Flowers: The flowers that you see at the library are sponsored by the Friends of Somers Library and donated by local businesses. We thank Mancini Realty for donating this month's flower arrangement.

Artist: Our featured artist this month is Rhonda Gentry. Rhonda is known for her
landscape paintings, still life paintings, flowers and other subjects. She enjoys painting intuitively; just letting go and getting her whole body involved. She loves colors, especially vivid rich colors. Patterns and textures play an integral role in her work, and when all three are combined with intuitive painting, it takes her to a happy place in which she gets lost painting.

If you are interested in displaying your art, please email somersartgallery@wls for an application.
Somers Library Foundation

Save the Dates!
  • Saturday, September 9 - Celebrate Somers Day at Somers Towne Centre. Stop by the Library's booth and learn about what the Foundation is doing to improve our Library for the community. The event, sponsored by the Somers Chamber of Commerce, will run from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there.
  • Sunday, September 17 -  The Library Foundation's Sixth Annual 5K Trail Run and Family Fun Run at Reis Park. Bring the family for a fun morning; run or walk with us to show your support for the Library!
Have you seen the work in progress on the Library's vestibule? Thanks to the Foundation's donors, this fall you will be able to enjoy a bright new entrance and a new community information center in that space.

Consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Foundation today and help us continue working to modernize and update our Library. For more information, contact us at

Somers Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Friends of Somers Library

Programs and concerts are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library, through your donations. Thank you for your continued support!    
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