Somers Library Newsletter
News from Somers Library
June 2017
In This Issue
Summer Hours of Operation  
80 Primrose Street 
(Reis Park, Route 139) 
Somers, NY 10589 

Mon. 10am - 5pm 
Tue. 10am - 5pm 
Wed. 10am - 5pm 
Thu. 11am - 8pm 
Fri. 10am - 5pm 
Sat. 10am - 3pm 
Did You Know... June is National Iced Tea Month?
"To celebrate one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world and one of nature's most perfect beverages, and to encourage American's to refresh themselves with this all natural, low-calorie, refreshing thirst-quencher." ~Chase's Calendar of Events
New Books

Other Countries - Jo Bannister
Force - Don Winslow
indecent Exposure - Stuart Woods
A Just Clause - Lorna Barrett
Accomplished Guest - Anne Beattie
Murder in St. Germain - Cara Black
Black Elfstone - Terry Brooks
Lies That Bind - Stella Cameron
Trap the Devil - Ben Coes
Wanted - Robert Crais
Knife Creek - Paul Doiron
Dangerous Minds - Janet Evanovich
Switch - Joseph Finder
Unsub - Meg Gardiner
House Among the Trees - Julia Glass
Grief Cottage - Gail Godwin
Chalk Artist - Allegra Goodman
Sunshine Girls - Jane Green
You Belong to Me - Colin Harrison
Identicals - Elin Hilderbrand
What the Dead Leave Behind - David Housewright
G-Man - Stephen Hunter
Defectors - Joseph Kanon
Lockdown - Laurie King
Silent Corner - Dean Koontz
Every Last Lie - Mary Kubica
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Initiative - Eric Lustbader
Dark so Deadly - Stuart MacBride
Unquiet Grave - Sharyn McCrumb
Someone Like You - Judith McNaught
Escape Artist - Brad Meltzer
Beach House for Rent - Mary Alice Monroe
Dis Mem Ber - Joyce Carol Oates
Endgame - Bill Pronzini
Swallow's Nest - Emilie Richards
Ultimatum - Karen Robards
Come Sundown - Nora Roberts
No Mortal Thing - Gerald Seymour
Duchess - Danielle Steel
Rise & Fall of D.O.D.O - Neal Stephenson
Saints for All Occasions - Courtney Sullivan
Use of Force - Brad Thor
New DVDs

A Cure for Wellness
The Last Word
A United Kingdom
The Sense of an Ending
John Wick: Chapter 2
Table 19
Get Out
Everybody Loves Somebody
Before I Fall
 Quotes We Love 
"Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?" ~Neil Gaiman

"There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book." ~Marcel Proust 

"I believe we should spend less time worrying about the quantity of books children read and more time introducing them to quality books that will turn them on to the joy of reading and turn them into lifelong readers."
~James Patterson

"A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people - people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book."  ~E. B. White  
Art Gallery 
Art Gallery Our featured artist this month is Supriya Hermeneze. Supriya hopes that her art, inspired by French Impressionists, will uplift and transport the viewer. She has been painting since 2004. She has shown her work at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, at SCAN shows in Newtown and  at the Rowayton Arts Center. Come meet the artist on Saturday, June 17th from 12-2:30 .

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

Flowers of the Month  
The flowers that you see at the library are sponsored by the Friends of Somers Library and donated by local businesses. We thank Appliance Sales Plus for donating this month's flower arrangement.
Social Media


Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, or browse our book-related boards on Pinterest.View our photos on Flickr. Watch our videos on YouTube, or read our blog on Blogger.     


Twitter Pinterest Facebook
Join Our Mailing List
Director's Corner

We want to take this opportunity to wish all of our patrons and friends a happy summer! Summer Hours: on Saturdays beginning June 3 we will be closing at 3pm instead of 5pm. This will be in effect through September. See our website for summer reading programs. 
Andrew Farber
Library Director 
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!   

The Friends of the Library have donated the new landscape seen at the Somers Library. On Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11 am, they will host a dedication "garden party" for anyone interested in learning about the gift and the various plants that are now gracing the library building. Refreshments will be served. The landscape design was donated by Ultimate Services Professional Grounds Management, and the plants were purchased from and planted by Katonah Nursery. The Friends were able to provide this substantial donation thanks to its many donors.

Upcoming Concerts:
Somers Library Foundation   
Somers Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Immediate Need for Volunteers!
Battle of the Books 
Volunteer Reader Meeting 
June 6th at 6:00 pm
The Somers Library is in need of volunteers (adults and teens 14+) to read a young adult book and then make up practice trivia questions to help the Somers Library get their Battle of the Books team ready for their competition in October.

If you are interested in volunteering, please register here to attend the Battle of the Books Volunteer Reader Meeting to go over specifically the task at hand.
New Kits at the Library   
Two new kits have been added to our ever growing maker collection. The first is a flower gardening kit, which contains a book, a soil meter, and a DVD. The other kit is a vegetable gardening kit which also contains a book, soil meter, and DVD. These two kits were donated by Physician's One Urgent Care.

Stop in and see what else is available in our awesome maker collection including bird watching kits, telescope/astronomy kits, bongo drum kits, ukulele kits, and tambourine/triangle kits, cookie decorating kits, cake pans, knitting kits, and crocheting kits.

Each of these kits can be borrowed for 3 weeks.
Book Bingo for Adults 
  BingoBack by popular demand...Book Bingo for Adults, an adult summer reading challenge!

Begins Monday June 26.  
Fill out a registration form and give to the reference librarian. Receive a game card to take home and keep until you have completed your Book Bingo card. Participants will receive one free book for registering (while supplies last.) 
Put an 'X' through each completed square on the game card. Try to get a 'Bingo' by completing a full row in any direction. Keep track of all the books you have read, etc. on the back of the game card.
All game cards must be returned on or before August 31.
Once you have completed and turned in your game card, you will be entered into a raffle for a grand prize drawing. So go ahead - have fun, try something different, and join with children and teens in summer reading. Who might be a lucky winner!
Steeped in Knowledge

Books and tea go together like peanut butter and jelly. Thanks to all of the book and tea lovers, there's a wealth of books about teas that will make your heart go all warm and cozy. If you are looking for recipe books, general books about tea, or just books with 'tea' in the title, then these books are for you!
  • World Atlas of Tea by Krisi Smith
  • A Time for Tea: Travels Through China and India in Search for Tea by Jason Goodwin
  • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
  • A Catered Tea Party: A Mystery with Recipes by Isis Crawford
  • The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide by Mary Lou Heiss
  • Tea with Jam and Dread by Tamara Myers
  • Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties by Kevin Gascoyne
  • The Harney and Sons Guide to Tea by Michael Harney
  • The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jeffries
  • The Tea Book: All Things Tea by Louise Cheadle
  • A Social History of Tea by Jane Pettigrew
  • Culinary Tea: More Than 150 Recipes Steeped in Tradition from Around the World by Cynthia Gold
  • Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs
  • The Art and Craft of Tea: An Enthusiast's Guide to Selecting, Brewing, and Serving Exquisite Tea by Joseph Uhl
  • Teatime in Paris! A Walk Through Easy French Patisserie Recipes by Jill Colonna
  • Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea by Jeff Koehler
  • Tea: A History of the Drink that Changed the World by John Griffiths
  • Ming Tea Murders by Laura Childs
  • The Everything Healthy Tea Book by Babette Donaldson
  • Homegrown Tea: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting and Blending Teas and Tisanes by Cassie Liversidge
Find additional titles on this topic and many others by visiting our Pinterest boards. You may also place a hold on books by clicking here
Adult Programs & 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 Grocery Bag: Eating for Optimum Aging . Thursday June 1 from 12:30-2pm. Dietician led  workshop on Eating for Optimal Aging takes a scientific look at how eating well can enrich your life and the natural  process of aging. "Anti-Aging" implies that there is something unwelcome about the aging process. "Optimal aging" views aging as a natural process that we have the ability to impact through our lifestyle choices. Aging is inevitable, optimal aging is a choice. Because eating and aging should be pleasurable, this lecture takes a scientific look at the food do's and dont's to enrich your quality of life so that eating and aging are working hand in hand year after year. 
Breathing Techniques and Meditation to Reduce Stress . Thursday June 8 from 6-7:30pm. Internationally acclaimed seminar based on innovative breathing techniques that can reduce stress and heighten mental clarity and awareness. 
Clear the Clutter, Clear Your Mind . Friday
June 16 at 1pm at the Somers Library. When you become overwhelmed by the clutter and all the stuff in your home (and life) you can no longer think clearly.  Here are some steps on how to clear the decks and clear your mind, so that you can start to take control of your home and life.  Workshop presented by Andrea Deinstadt, Professional Organizer, serving Westchester for over 10 years.      
Summer Painting Class . July 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 21, 28 at 10:30am. You can begin OR continue to explore painting with acrylics. This fun, relaxed class with inspirational music in the background will inspire your creativity. Instruction will include mixing colors and additives, and the application of paint with different tools to achieve dramatic effects. $25.00 fee payable to the instructor (Judika Lieberman) on the first day of class. Register online at or call 914-232-5717. Call for supply list.
 Ongoing Adult 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 Summer Reading 
June 21st - August 30th
Click here for more information
Registration starts June 19th, 2017!
  • Raffle Prizes - Amazon Gift Cards & plus many more!
  • Prizes to top 3 readers with the most pages read!
How To Get Raffle Tickets:
  • For every 100 pages read, receive 1 raffle ticket.
  • For every 1 review submitted, receive 1 raffle ticket
  • Earn 1 raffle ticket for every teen event you attend; remember-you must sign the attendance sheet when at the program. 
  • Register Early-1 raffle ticket will be given to the first 25 participants to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program!
  • Bonus: you can earn 1 raffle ticket for every visit to the library (6/19-8/30)!  
Teen Events
Teen Algebra Tutoring at the Library - Mondays  6/5 from 3:15-4:30 pm- This session will help students with:  Topic help with examples & homework help. Middle and high school students welcome. Please register here.
Teen Put Your Dreams on Paper-Create a Vision Board - Thursday, June 29th 4-5:30 pm. Vision boards are collections of affirmations, inspirational words and pictures, quotations, etc. Have fun mapping out your future, remain true to yourself, and define your goals with a vision board! Register here.
Clubs for Teens    
Anime Club - This club meets every* Wednesday  6/7, 6/14, 6/21, & 6/28 from 3:15-4:30 pm.
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 in grades 5th and up.  Meets 6/2, 6/16, & 6/30.

Teen Summer Programs:
Children's Programs & Events

 New: 'Bingo' cards! Each month will bring new activities. See Vicki or Beth beginning June  1 to receive your card. When you complete all 6 (six) activities, bring in your card and pick out a prize from the treasure chest!
►Stepping Back in Time- Local History for Kids! Led by teacher and Somers Town Historian Doris Jane Smith- Session ends:  June 13 from 3:30-4:30. Best for grades K-3. Register here.  

►Special book displays this month: Kindergarten, Summer, Summer Reading, Easy Non-Fiction!
►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.
Specific dates will be posted.  Registration required. 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
May 16-June 13 (no program May 2, 9, June 6).  NEW-Registration is now necessary, and you must have a Somers Library Card. See the Story Time schedule here.
Story times for Toddlers (ages 2-3) meets Thursdays at 10:30 am  May 11- June 15 (No program 
May 4) and Fridays  at 10:30 May 12- June 16 (No program May 5).  NEW- Registration is now necessary and you must have a Somers Library Card. See the Storytime schedule here.

►Summer Reading Kick-Off~ June 23 @ 1:00!

►Summer Reading programs~ see website here for all of activities!

Book Buddy information*~ see website here for younger and older* book buddy applications.

*Please note:  OLDER Book Buddy applications are due by JUNE 8!  OLDER Book Buddy orientation is Thursday, June 22 @ 4pm.