New Programs & Services

The library will be closed on Sundays beginning May 3.

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

New Museum Passes
The Friends of the Library recently purchased passes to the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst and to The Zoo in Forest Park.
If you need some rainy day activities, stop by the library or call about availability. Some of the other passes include the Lutz Museum, the Children’s Museums in West Hartford and Holyoke, ImagineNation, and the Connecticut State Park Pass.

School Vacation Week Activities
Leg
o Club
Tuesday, April 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
For children in grades 1-5. After hearing a story children will have time to construct a Lego® project related to the theme of the book. Register now for this event!

Kid’s Bingo
Wednesday, April 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
For ages 6 & up. Come and play BINGO for prizes! Children should have knowledge of how to play the game. Register now for this event.

Jeepers Creepers presented by Riverside Reptiles
Thursday, April 23, 1:30 p.m.
Encounter some creepy-looking creatures!  See and touch a variety of reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, insects and more!  Free tickets available now.

Read to the Dogs with Allan’s Angels R.E.A.D. Team
Saturday, May 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Readers 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.

Scrabble Night
Wednesday, May 20, 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 – Temporarily suspended while we replace equipment
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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