Somers Library
February 2018  
Keys to the Past .... Gateway to the Future
80 Primrose Street
Route 139 & Reis Park
Somers, NY 10589
Mon, Tue, Wed 10am - 5pm 
Thurs 11am - 8pm 
Fri 10am - 5pm 
Sat 10am - 5pm 
Director's Corner
The Somers Library is excited to announce the coming completion of our bathroom renovation.  The bathrooms will open in the beginning of February, and the hallway will be finished the following week.   We thank the Town of Somers and NYS for there support on this project, and thank you for your patience during this time.
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. Registration required for most programs. 
Poetry Workshop for Adults. T hursdays, 1/4 - 12/27, 11:00 - 12:30 pm. Beginner and experienced poets "will hold these truths to be self-evident" that all poems can be created using trial and error, and serendipity along with learning the processes of craft in this poetry workshop. Discover your muse as Thea Schiller introduces an established poem, leads discussions and creates in-class writing exercises, leaving time to write and share each week. Participating members will be encouraged to expand their repertoire of poems. 

Bridge At The Somers Library . Mondays, 1/8 - 12/31/18, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Always wanted to play bridge? Here is your chance! These classes are for both beginners and players with some experience. Bridge maven Walter Heitner will help you navigate your way around the game. Covered will be the mechanics of the game, bidding basics and how to work on the play of the hand. By working with a group, you will all become better players together! Space is limited; please register online at or call the library at 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.

SAT Practice ExamSaturday, February 3rd from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Free SAT Practice Test at the Somers Library offered by the Princeton Review.  Here is your opportunity to try your hand at the SAT without having to worry about the score going anywhere. After the test, participants will receive an extensive score-report and a personalized consultation to go over your scores and answer your questions! Registration is required. Please  sign-up using the link above.
Teen Talk: Improving Your Score on the New SAT - Thursday, February 8th from 6:15 - 7:45 pm. - SAT and math tutor, Michael Goodman will offer students tips on the following topics: the right way to read a passage on the SAT, the right way to approach an SAT math problem, and surprising things that help improve your score.
Space is limited.  Register  using the link above.

Ongoing Events

Foodie Club for Teens: Thursdays, 2/15, 3/8, 3/22, 4/19, & 5/3 from 3:15-4:30 pm.  Join us at the Somers Library to make snacks and small meals that the group can enjoy using the library staff kitchen. We will also be discussing and planning for the next meeting's meal while we are cooking! This program is for teens / tweens in grades 6th and up. Space is limited so please register using the link above.

Teen Creative Writers Workshop - Thursdays from 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm on the following dates: 2/1, 2/15 & 3/1. Work on developing your creative writing in a fun & encouraging environment! This program is geared towards students in 7th grade and up.   Space is limited so please register using the link above.
Anime Nights! - Join us for a chance to watch anime from Crunchyroll with your friends! This program is for teens entering 7th grade & up!  Meets one Friday a month from 4:30 - 6:30  pm on the following dates 2/16, 3/16, 4/13, 5/11, & 6/1

Anime Club: 
Every Wednesday through 5/30 from 3:15-4:30 pm.  This program is for teens entering 7th grade & up!

Teen/Tween Pokemon Club @ the Somers Library - 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 in grades 5th and up. The library will supply snacks and an opportunity to meet friends interested in Pokemon! Meeting dates are Fridays on the following dates: 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 4/13, 4/27, 5/11.
Children's Events

* FOR ALL Children's programs*, click on the Online Calendar to register, or call the library at 914-232-5717.
*Funding for programs provided by Friends of Somers Library.

The 2018 Winter Olympics begin Feb 8!  Stop in the Children's Room and take out our books on the Olympics; color an Olympics coloring page; play and then take home instructions for a traditional Korean game of Yutnori.

Model Magic Valentine's Day Craft with art teacher Wendy Podell! Saturday, February 10 from 10:30-11:30. Parents are welcome to stay with your child.
Registration required- register here.

Valentine's Day Drop-In Card Making: Saturday, February 10 during library hours. Use our materials and your imagination to make a Valentine's Day card.

Valentine's Day Display includes cookbooks, cake pan kits and cookie kits!  Be sure to check these out!

Play & Clay~Caregiver/Mommy & Me (takes place of Toddlertime on these dates): 
Thursday, February 15 from 10:30-11:15~ register here.
Friday, February 16 from 10:30-11:15~ register here.
Thursday, March 8 from 10:30-11:15~ register here.
Friday, March 9 from 10:30-11:15~ register here. 

Mid-Winter Break Activities! 
Monday, Feb 20:  Model Magic Snowman Craft with Art Teacher Wendy Podell, 
10:30-11:30; Parents welcome to stay with your child.   
Registration required~ register here.
Monday Feb 20-Friday Feb 23: 'Houses Around the World' crafts!  Drop-In and make a Lincoln Log Cabin; an Igloo; a Pyramid; an ABC house.  

New activities: Stepping Back in Time- local history for kids with Doris Jane Smith~ Somers Town Historian and Teacher! Feb 27; March 6, 20, April 17 from 3:30-4:30. For children grades K-3- register here.

Special book displays this month : Winter, Olympics, Valentine's Day, Purim, President's Day, Black History Month, Groundhog Day
PreSchool Story Time & Craft~  (for ages 4-5 years old~ without caregivers); 
Registration required~ minimum of 5 (five) registrants to run program.
Somers residents only
-Tuesdays 1:00-1:45 
-Jan 2-Feb 27 (no program Feb 13, 20)
-Register here.
K- 2 Book Clubs:
Kindergarten will meet Mondays~ Jan 8- Feb 26 (no club Feb 12, 19)
1st Grade will meet Tuesdays~Jan 2- Feb 27 (no club Feb 13, 20)
2nd Grade will meet Wednesdays~Jan 3-Feb 28 (no program Feb 14, 21)
Time:  3:30-4:15
*Children must be in the grade for which they are registering.  
Registration required.
Register here.
Somers residents only.  
Vicki DiSanto (Children's Librarian) will run these book clubs.

Grades 3-5 Book Clubs:  Meeting day is Thursday from 3:45-4:45 as follows:  
Grade 3 Book Club~Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 5, May 3
Combined Grade 4/5 Book Club~ Feb 15, Mar 22, Apr 19, May 17
Bus transportation available- Bus "K".
Registration required. 
Register here.
Somers residents only. 
Children must be in the grade for which they are registering.  
Beth Levine (Library Assistant) will run these book clubs.
Story times for Babies for 6 months to 2 years with caregivers meets on 
Tuesdays at 10:30. 
Jan 2- Feb 27 (no program Feb 6, 20)
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~ Jan 4- Feb 8 (no program Feb 8, 15, 22)
Friday Jan 5- Feb 27 (no program Feb 9, 13, 23)
NEW- Registration is now necessary, and you must have a Somers Library Card.

 See the Story Time, Book Clubs and Program schedules  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.

Art Gallery
If you are interested in displaying your art, please email somersartgallery@wls for an application. 
Somers Library Foundation
Book Lovers - We Need Volunteers. We are busy preparing for a used book sale in April that will benefit the Somers Library, but we need your help to make it a success. If you have an interest or expertise in any genre such as children's and young adult fiction, mystery, thriller or other genres, we would appreciate your help. We also need volunteers to sort and alphabetize books. All volunteers are welcome, including students who want to earn community service hours. No heavy lifting is required. For more information, please email or call us at (914) 361-9979.
Save the Date! The long awaited used book sale is scheduled from April 20 - 23, 2018; all proceeds will support the Library. Look for updates about the sale on the Library Foundation's Facebook page or on our website .
Become an integral part of our Library's future by making a charitable donation today. Your gift will help fund projects that beautify, modernize and enrich the Library's capabilities. To learn more about the Library Foundation, visit our website and our Facebook , or call us at (914) 361-9979.
We wish you a happy and healthy new year in 2018.
Somers Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Friends of Somers Library

Friends make all the difference! 
The Friends provide support to enhance, preserve, and strengthen the library as it serves individuals, families and the community throughout the year, and each year we are tasked with raising sufficient funds to provide meaningful programs for children, teens and adults.   Your generosity so far in response to our 2018 Annual Appeal has been truly outstanding.  If you haven't yet made a contribution, our appeal continues into the new year.   If you don't have our current brochure, you can pick one up at the library, or donate using your PayPal account to  Thank you! 
The Friends of the Somers Library were chartered in 1979 by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.  

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