WHAT’S HAPPENING AT SOMERS PUBLIC LIBRARY?? For a complete listing of upcoming events be sure to check our Events Calendar
Thursday, Jan. 2nd – Friday, Jan. 31st – 2020 Adult Winter BINGO Challenge Do you love to read? Play the Somers Public Library Book Bingo Challenge in January 2020! The challenge starts on Thursday, January 2nd and cards must be returned to the Somers Public Library by Friday, January 31st. Read five books that meet any space requirements on the Bingo card and be entered to win a prize at the end of the challenge. Your first five books do not need to complete an official line, BUT for each completed vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line (five spaces) on the Bingo card, you will get an extra entry into the prize drawing. The grand prize winner’s name will be drawn on Monday, February 3rd and the winner will have until Saturday, February 15th to collect their prize.
Friday, January 17th at 1:30 p.m. – Non-Fiction Book Club Join Reference Librarian, Cecelia Becker, for a discussion of The Art of the Heist by Myles Connor and Jenny Siler. America’s most notorious art thief, Boston-based Myles Connor, tells the unapologetic true story of his life of crime in The Art of the Heist. Co-written with acclaimed author Jenny Siler, Connor’s eye-opening memoirs offer readers a rare, detailed, and intimate look into the mindset of a master criminal—a cat burglar, thief, and con man, veteran of numerous brazen museum heists, who shares the unparalleled “rush” of a life lived on the far side of the law. Copies of the book will be available at the Library. Please call 860-763-3501 to register for this event.
Wednesday, January 22nd at 6:00 p.m. – Create Your Own Writing Journal Workshop Learn how to track your reading throughout the year in various fun ways! You’ll receive a blank journal and we’ll provide templates and supplies to get you started before you leave with your 2020 Reading Journal.
Monday, January 27th at 10:30 a.m. – Healthy Eating Seminar Led by Registered Dietician, Katie Shephard. Ditch the Diet! Join us for a morning of diving into nutrition! The world of food and nutrition can be a confusing place, with information coming at you from all different directions. As a Dietician, Katie provides evidence-based recommendations, and will answer your nutrition questions as we tackle the beginning of a new year. A (nut free) snack will also be provided.
Wednesday, January 29th at 2:30 p.m. – Fiction Book Discussion Join Denise Stankovics to discuss Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte. Leaving her idyllic home and close-knit family, Agnes arrives at the Bloomfield’s residence, inside whose walls reign cruelty and neglect. Although faced with tyrannical children and over-indulgent parents, the generosity of spirit and warm candour learnt from her own family never desert her. Agnes also remains firm in the Murray household, where she is used by the two disdainful young daughters for their own deceitful ends and where her chances of happiness are almost spoiled for her. A deeply moving account, Agnes Grey seriously discusses the contempt and inhumanity shown towards the poor though educated woman of the Victorian age, whose only resource was to become a governess. Copies of the book are available at the library. Please call 860-763-3501 to reserve your copy and register for this event.
Ongoing Programs for Adults: Craft & Chat!! meets every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. Adult Coloring Club! meets every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to Noon..
The Library now has POWER WALLETS for in-Library use by adults. These are portable charging units for tablets, ereaders, and smartphones. Please ask at the front desk for more information! *Thanks to the Friends of the Somers Library for this great additional service to the public!!*
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 Allison Rief at 860-763-3501 to arrange an initial visit.