As of 8/4/2021 FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED for ALL visitors to the Library, per Town policy. For patrons who choose not to visit the library at this time, curbside pickup service will continue to be offered.
Thursday mornings at 11:00 am – Craft and Chat Join us for a low key time discussing topics of all kinds while working on individual crafting projects. Materials are not provided. Please bring whatever you are currently working on!
Teen 2-sentence Horror Story Contest! Teens and Tweens in grades 6-12 are invited to submit their spookiest two-sentence horror story for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. Submit your story by October 30th at 3pm to email@example.com or drop off a hard copy at the library.
Wednesday, October 20th at 6:00 p.m. – Teen Movie: Hocus Pocus (1993 PG 96 minutes) Join us for a Halloween classic! After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.
Tuesday, October 26 after school (starting around 2:30) Teen Pumpkin Carving! Join us outside on the courtyard for an opportunity to carve a pumpkin. All supplies and pumpkins are provided, but capacity is limited. Be sure to register early by calling 860-763-3501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, October 27 at 1:30 p.m. – October Book Discussion: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell. (NOTE: Earlier time to avoid school parking congestion.) In person. Led by Denise Stankovics. Chosen by the New York Times as one of the 10 best books of 2020, Hamnet is especially appropriate for our own time as it tells the story of a family living in Stratford-upon-Avon in England during a pandemic in the 1580s that takes the life of their son. The father, William, is a playwright whose career on the London stage is just taking off… In her review in the Times, novelist Geraldine Brooks wrote, “O’Farrell has a melodic relationship to language. There is a poetic cadence to her writing and a lushness in her descriptions of the natural world.” Copies will be available at the library. Please call 860-763-3501 to register.
Somers Public Library provides delivery service to residents of Somers who are home-bound due to illness, surgery, lack of transportation, etc. Contact Allison at 860-763-3501 ext. 305.
For more information about upcoming virtual programs be sure to check out our Events Calendar