New Programs & Services

The library will be closed Monday, May 25, Memorial Day.

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

NEW! Author Suzanne Strempek Shea will be coming to the book discussion of her novel Becoming Finola on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Point & Shoot- Getting the Most from Your Digital Camera!camera
Thursday, May 28, 6:30 -8:00 p.m.
Fred Bird, local commercial photographer, will discuss features that are universal to all cameras, composition, light meters, use of the camera, specific settings, and more! Please call to register: 860-763-3501.

homeopathyIs Homeopathy for You?
Wednesday, June 3, 6:30 p.m.
Come learn how you can use homeopathy at home for minor ailments and how it can help with chronic health conditions. Program presented by Abby Beale, Certified Classical Homeopath. 
                             Please call to register: 860-763-3501.

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.

Scrabble Night- Looking for more players!
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, June 16 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans. Copies of the book are available at the library. The evening book discussion group led by Denise Stankovics will meet on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Becoming Finola by Suzanne Strempek Shea.

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!

Try Boopsie ! Now we go where you go…download our library app for your mobile device and get 24/7 access to library information and resources: www.biblio.boopsie.com