New Programs & Services

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.

What a way to start Spring!
Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m.
seed-starting-seeds_previewLearn how to start your own plants from seed. Master Gardener and local resident Jack Kertenis will talk about the equipment needed, seed sources, and timing of planting and transplanting. Questions and answers will follow the presentation.


Scrabble Night
Wednesday, March 18, 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.

Writers Group Forming
If you are a writer looking for support, technical help, or ideas, the Somers Public Library will offer a meeting space for anyone interested in working with a group of other writers. The program is free and open to adults and high school students. Please contact Cecelia Becker at 860-763-3501.

Computer Classes
During the winter months we will be  offering computer instruction on various topics, including Ancestry.com. Please check our Events Calendar for specific dates and times and register by calling the library at 860-763-3501.

Book Sale
Drop off donated books on Saturday, March 21, 9:00-12:00 p.m. and throughout the week at the library.
The Friends of the Library hold their annual spring book sale:
Preview Sale: Friday, March 27, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Book Sale: Saturday, March 28, 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.
                        Sunday, March 29, 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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.

Book Discussions
The non-fiction discussion group will meet on Tuesday, March 17 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Copies of the book are available at the library. The evening book discussion group led by Denise Stankovics will meet on Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott.

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

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