New Programs & Services

The library will be closed all day Good Friday, April 3 and Easter Sunday, April 5. We are open 10-3 on Saturday.

For a complete listing of upcoming events be sure to check our Events Calendar!

TAX FORMS:
The IRS is no longer supplying the variety of Federal forms and publications that it has in the past. You can use our computers to print out forms from www.IRS.gov. or copy forms from our Reproducible Forms book supplied by the IRS.

Read to the dogs with Allan’s Angels R.E.A.D.® Team
Saturday, April 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

dog noseReaders in grades K-4 are invited to register for a 10 minute slot to read to one of Allan’s Angels R.E.A.D.® Team, trained dogs who love to listen to books. Children can choose a story to read to a furry friend in a relaxed, “dog-friendly” atmosphere. Register now for this event.

Wild Birds of Connecticut
Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.
wood thrushNature author and columnist Robert Tougias will talk about the rare and common birds of Connecticut, share his collection of vivid slides, discuss the natural history of our local bird life, and talk about enticing birds to feeders and yards.

A Visit with Elephant & Piggieelephant and piggie
Sunday, April 12, 1:30 p.m.

Do you love Gerald and Piggie from the Mo Willems’ early reader series? This is your chance to meet them and have your picture taken with them. Gerald the Elephant and Piggie will be visiting us for this special program. Bring your cameras and don’t forget to get your free tickets now for this enormously fun event! Sponsored by the Friends of the Somers Public Library.

Scrabble Night
Wednesday, April 15, 6-7:30 p.m.
scrabbleJoin us for a fun game of Scrabble! All skill levels are welcome, but participation is limited to adults and teens. Scrabble Night is free and open to the public.

Computer Classes
In April we will be  offering  instruction on using the genealogical research database Ancestry.com. Please check our Events Calendar for specific dates and times and register by calling the library at 860-763-3501.

Book Discussions
The non-fiction discussion group will meet on Tuesday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink. Copies of the book are available at the library. The evening book discussion group led by Denise Stankovics will meet on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

Somers District Art Show 2015
The Somers Public Schools will hold its annual District Art Show at the Somers Public Library from Thursday, April 30th  to Wednesday, May 13th.   An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, April 30th from 6 pm – 7:30 pm.  Artwork from select students from grades K – 12 will be represented and the art may be viewed during library hours.  Please come and enjoy the show !

Movie Matinees
Each month the library features one or more newly released films. Check the Events Calendar for a description of upcoming films.

New Services: The library now subscribes to Ancestry.com. For genealogists of all levels, this library edition provides users access to the U.S. Census, Immigration & Naturalization records,  and much more. This resource can only be used from within the library. Stop in and start searching!  You can also access the Historical Hartford Courant, 1764-1988, by clicking on the ‘Online Resources’ tab right on our web page.

Homebound Delivery:
If you are a Somers resident and unable to get to the library because of age or disability, the “library” can come to you. If you would like to take advantage of this service call Francie Clark at 860-763-3501 to arrange an initial visit.

Text Messaging Now Available!
You are now able to choose text messaging while placing a hold as the method of delivery of your hold notification. Also, you have the option to set in ‘MY ACCOUNT’ text messaging as the default, including your cell phone number, so that you do not need to type it in each time you place a hold. Try it out!

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