The library remains open during the road construction at the intersection of Main Street and Ninth District Road. Please use alternate routes: from the east take Rt. 83 (South Road) to Field Road, turn right onto Billings Road and right onto Ninth District Road; from the west take Maple Street to Pinney Road, turn left onto Billings Road and left onto Ninth District Road.
Passport to CT Libraries
Don’t forget - turn in your finished Passport to any participating library by Saturday, October 4 to be eligible for a VISA gift card prize of $150 for an adult and $100 for a child. For more information visit Facebook.com/passporttoctlibraries.
Take the Library Survey
The Somers Library is conducting a survey this fall. We are hoping to get input from residents about the programs and services we offer so that we can plan for the future. Click on the link below to complete online, or stop by the library to fill out a paper form and receive a free gift. Thank you for your help!
Silent Film Special Event
Join us for a special showing of the silent film classic “The General” on Sunday, October 12 in the Blake Community Room beginning at 1:00 p.m. The film stars Buster Keaton and is considered an American classic. Cellist Gideon Freudmann will perform a live soundtrack during this special feature. An introduction and commentary will be presented by silent film enthusiast Michael Gruber. Light refreshments will be provided. This special event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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! (Sign up for Ancestry Class, on Oct. 8, see below) You can also access the Historical Hartford Courant, 1764-1988, by clicking on the ‘Online Resources’ tab right on our web page.
Call or come into the library to sign up for the
Ancestry.com class: 10am, Wednesday, Oct. 8
or you can sign up on the Events Calendar on this webpage.
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
Drop off donated books beginning Saturday, Sept. 27, 9:00-12:00 and throughout the week at the library. The book sale will be held in the Blake Community Room at the library. Preview: Friday, Oct. 3, 6:30 -8:00; Book Sale: Saturday, Oct. 4, 9:00-4:00, Sunday, Oct. 5, 10:00-2:00.
The non-fiction discussion group will meet on Tuesday, October 21 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss Curse of the Narrows by Laura M. MacDonald. The evening book discussion group led by Denise Stankovics will meet on Wednesday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor. Copies of the books are available at the library.
Each month the library features one or more newly released films. Check the Events Calendar for a description of upcoming films.
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