Adult Events & Information
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Adult Summer Reading 2020
- BOOK BINGO -
Book Bingo for Adults is an adult summer reading challenge. You can h
ave fun reading and who knows...you might be a lucky winner!
Details and registration coming soon
Important Note about the Senior Benefits Information Center (SBIC): Our SBIC program coordinators are still providing Medicare counseling by phone and by email. Clients can leave a question and their preferred contact method and our counselors will get back to them within 2 business days or sooner. The SBIC hotline information: 914-231-3260 or SBICS@wlsmail.org.
Demystifying Medicare Presentation is now available on your own time with these audio recordings! This presentation of the library system's Westchester Seniors Out Speaking is perfect for anyone trying to navigate our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions. The engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Technical questions can be directed towards email@example.com. Questions for the presenter can be left at 914-231-3236 or SBICmedia@gmail.com. Click here to access the website.
Virtual Presentation: Planning for Pandemics and Beyond - Tuesday, June 2, from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 pm - Join us for an informative webinar for top lessons learned around proactive strategies to take, and key documents to have in place for life's expected - and unexpected events. Speakers: Lauren Enea (Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney, Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP) & Judi McAnaw (Financial Advisor, Edward Jones). You must register to be invited to this Zoom meeting. Please register.
Virtual Poetry Workshop for Adults at the Somers Library. Thursdays, 6/4 - 6/25, 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. Please register.
Virtual Meeting of the Somers Library Book Group. Friday, June 5, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. We will virtually discuss via Zoom the landmark Isabel Wilkerson book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. Please register.
Virtual Presentation: New York Skyscrapers 1870-1931. Saturday, June 6, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Using original photographs and historic images, Kevin Woyce tells the story of New York's greatest skyscrapers, from the 1890 New York World building to the Woolworth, Chrysler, and Empire State buildings. He will explain how and why they were built, and introduce the architects and businessmen whose visions shaped New York City's world-famous skyline. Please register.
Virtual Painting In A New Way: Acrylics /Watercolors: Presented virtually via Zoom, Mondays 6/8, 6/15, 6/22 & 6/29 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. This class will offer students a dual venue as an instructional class and/or a free studio. The participants will have the option to receive step-by-step instructions so that each week they will finish one complete painting! Or, if some students choose to create on their own, they will receive suggestions, support and critiques in a comfortable relaxing environment. Instructor - Judika Lieberman. Please register in order to receive a meeting invitation. Supplies: Paints (Acrylics or Watercolors), brushes, pencil, palette or paper plate, cup for water, canvas, canvas board or paper, ruler/ straight edge, & blue painters' tape. Please register.
Virtual Presentation: Top Planning Considerations for Home Buyers and Investors in Today's Uncertain Environment. Wednesday, June 17 from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm. Join us for a Webinar discussion around current trends and opportunities in investing and listing/refinancing a home in today's unprecedented environment. Speakers:
Judi McAnaw, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Carol Christiansen, Principal Broker/Owner, Café Realty
Don Rizzo, Mortgage Broker, Sun Mortgage Company
Virtual Presentation - WINK (WHAT I NEED KNOWN) - Join us on Saturday, June 20, 11:00 to 12:30 PM. What vital information about you do family and friends need to know? The Friends of the Somers Library, in collaboration with Tracy Christen Reimann, Esq., have created a program featuring a document that each person should complete in case of emergency, called "WINK (What I Need Known) - Important Information About Me". As a registrant, you will receive a copy of this document by mail. At the meeting, you will be instructed on this document's general use. A WINK document is a significant gift for your loved ones as well as a significant self-care document. Categories include Personal Information, Financial Information, Health Information, Information about my Home, and Final Wishes. Each person completes and keeps their own document, to be left easily accessible to others, and includes the details they want to share - from basics like the garage door code, to information about the care of your pet, to how you pay bills, or where your important legal papers are stored. You get the idea. Please register as early as possible to ensure your blank document copy.
Virtual Presentation: Decorating Your Home to Sell (or Dwell). Monday, June 22, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. If you want to learn the tricks of the staging trade to sell your home or listings faster and for more money, or you just want to revitalize your home's appearance, join home staging expert Susan Atwell as she teaches you:
- The 3 keys to outshining the competition when selling your home.Our top 10 Do-It
- Yourself home staging tips guaranteed to sell homes faster.
- How to accentuate your home's most attractive features using what you already have.
- Tips to ditch the stress, mess, and overwhelm and get it all done at lightning speed!
- Whether you are a home seller, real estate professional, or just someone who enjoys interior decorating, this workshop is for you! Please register.
Virtual Presentation: The Space Race 1957-1975. Saturday, June 27, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. The Soviet Union stunned the world in 1957, by putting the first artificial satellite into Earth orbit. By 1961, the Russians had also launched the first manned spacecraft and sent the first robotic probes to the Moon. In May, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced his daring plan for the American space program: landing a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. This presentation is packed with historic photographs and vintage concept art. Relive the dramatic "Space Race," from the pioneering Mercury and Gemini flights to the first Apollo Moon landings and the lesser-known scientific missions that followed. Along the way, you will learn about the visionaries and scientists who made space travel possible, and the American astronauts who boldly traveled "Where no one has gone before." Please register.