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.  

                                           Friends of the Somers Library                                                                                                  FALL 2021   USED BOOK SALE!
Preview: Friday, October 15th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
                                                                              
($10.00 fee / free for Friends Members)
Free Days: Saturday, October 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.                                                               
(Educator Discount – get 1 free for every 10 purchased with K-12 ID*)                                Sunday,October 17thfrom 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.                                                               (Half-price all day & “stuff a bag”*)                                                                                                                                        *Special guidelines apply


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!

SPL celebrates National Library Card Sign-up Month! During the month of September, if you sign up for a new library card, renew an expired one, help a friend sign-up, or even just use a card that’s been inactive for a while, you’ll get one entry into our drawing for an exciting gift bag!

Wednesday, September 29 at 1:30 p.m. – Book Discussion: Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck. NOTE: EARLIER TIME TO EASE PARKING ONCE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION
Led by Denise Stankovics. Written by a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature and the U.S. Medal of Freedom, The Winter of Our Discontent tells the story of Ethan Allen Hawley, a clerk in a Long Island grocery story once owned by his family. No longer members of the upper class, his wife is restless and his teenage son wish for material comforts that the family can no longer afford. In a moment of moral crisis, Ethan sets aside his scrupulous standards as a the novel explores the line between private and public honesty and offers a penetrating insight into the American condition. Copies will be available at the library. Call 860-763-3501 to register.

Wednesday, September 29 at 5:00 p.m. – Teen Games Night! Join us for an evening of table-top games. We have tons of great games available, including Catan, Monopoly, RISK, Clue, and many others. You’re also encouraged to bring your favorites!

Saturday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m. – Teen Advisory Board.  The Teen Advisory Board is an opportunity for teens to help plan and set up library programs, provide invaluable teen perspective on library policies and procedures, and it looks great on a college application! Anyone in grades 6-12 is encouraged to participate. Contact Brooke at som-teen@biblio.org for more information. 

Monday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. – Monday Matinee: Tesla. (PG13 102 minutes) Visionary inventor Nikola Tesla fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition, then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy.

Tuesday, October 5, afterschool – Tuesday Teen Crafternoon. Prior to the pandemic, our teen “crafternoons” were well-attended and popular, weekly programs in which teen and tween patrons would be provided with supplies to make a craft in the hours immediately afterschool. It’s been a while, but we’re happy to announce that Teen Crafternoon is back! We will start small with a paint craft on October 5 and see how things go for future crafternoons. Registration is not required. Just stop by afternoon on Tuesday the 5th and we’ll set you up with a fun, creative, (and easy!) project. Remember: the teen room is currently open with limited capacity and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Wednesday, October 13 at 1:30 p.m. – Nonfiction Book Club: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson. (NOTE: Earlier time to avoid school parking congestion.) In person; led by Cecelia Becker.
Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature breaks out (i.e. A Walk in the Woods). In a Sunburned Country is his report on what he found in Australia. Australia has the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity. Bryson takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond that beaten tourist path. Australia has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide.
Multiple copies are available at the library, ready for pickup!

Wednesday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m. – Virtual Family Trivia Night. Join us on ZOOM for an exciting evening of trivia. We’ll be answering trivia questions through the Kahoot! app. Families are encouraged for compete together as a team. If you have any questions or wish to sign up, please contact Brooke at 860-763-3501 or email som-teen@biblio.org.

Monday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m. – Monday Matinee: City of Lies. (PG13 102 minutes). Police Drama. Los Angeles Police Department detective Russell Poole has spent years trying to solve his biggest case — the murders of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur — but after two decades, the investigation remains open. Jack Jackson, a reporter desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to find out why. In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies.

Monday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. –  Beyond the Breed: Exploring Dog DNA. This adult program presented by the CT Humane Society will test your knowledge of different dog breeds and teach attendees how genetics contribute to pet health. Have a dog, or thinking about adding one to your family in the future? Find out more about different types of dogs with us! To register, call the library at 860-763-3501.

 


For more information about upcoming virtual programs be sure to check out our  Events Calendar

 

Phone: 860-763-3501
Fax: 860-763-1718
somerspubliclibraryct@gmail.com

Somers Public Library
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Somers, CT 06071

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