The Somers Public Library is currently open with restricted hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
No appointments necessary, walk-ins welcome!
However, you MUST still wear a mask inside the Library, check in with the staff member in the Lobby for our capacity count and we ask that you try to limit your visit to one hour per day.
- Curbside pickup is still available during our open hours. Please call us at 860-763-3501 to schedule your pickup.
- All returns will be accepted in the outside drop-box slots only.
- The Teen Room will remain closed and unattended students may not come into the Library during afterschool hours as we cannot properly socially distance in that space.
- The Blake Community Room will be available with severe safety precautions in place. Please email Jessica at email@example.com for details.
- Donations will be accepted on MONDAYS.
Would you like to see a summary of the results from our 2019/2020 Strategic Plan Survey? Click here. If you’d like even more detailed information, please email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 4th at 2:30 p.m. – Cozy Mystery Book Bunch Join us to discuss Plaid and Plagiarism, the first Highland Bookshop Mystery, by Molly MacRae. (*masks must be worn, zoom option also available) Set in the weeks before the annual Inversgail Literature Festival in Scotland, Plaid and Plagiarism begins on a morning shortly after the four women take possession of their bookshop in the Highlands. Unfortunately, the move to Inversgail hasn’t gone as smoothly as they’d planned. First, Janet Marsh is told she’ll have to wait before moving into her new home. Then she finds out the house has been vandalized. Again. The chief suspect? Una Graham, an advice columnist for the local paper—who’s trying to make a name for herself as an investigative reporter. When Janet and her business partners go looking for clues at the house, they find a body—it’s Una, in the garden shed, with a sickle in her neck. Janet never did like that garden shed. Who wanted Una dead? After discovering a cache of nasty letters, Janet and her friends are beginning to wonder who didn’t, including Janet’s ex-husband. Surrounded by a cast of characters with whom readers will fall in love, the new owners of Yon Bonnie Books set out to solve Una’s murder so they can get back to business. Copies of the book are available at the Library or through curbside pickup. Please call 860-763-3501 if you’d like to request a physical book. Email Jessica at email@example.com if you would prefer the Zoom link for the event.
Monday, November 9th through Saturday, November 21st – Take and Make Adult Craft Kit “Fall Hoop Art” – Available for Pickup from Monday, November 9 – Saturday, November 21, while supplies last. The Somers Public Library is happy to present another TAKE AND MAKE adult craft kit in the month of November! Our Fall Hoop Art kit includes an embroidery hoop, fall fabric, white background fabric, two colors of embroidery floss, an embroidery needle and the pattern. All you need to provide is scissors and creativity! To reserve your kit, please call the Library at 860-763-3501 beginning on Wednesday, November 4th.
Tuesday, November 10th at 2:30 p.m.- Nonfiction Book Club Join us to discuss The Widow Washington: The Life of Mary Washington by Martha Saxton. (*masks must be worn, zoom option also available) The Widow Washington is the first life of Mary Ball Washington, George Washington’s mother, based on archival sources. Her son’s biographers have, for the most part, painted her as self-centered and crude, a trial and an obstacle to her oldest child. But the records tell a very different story. Mary Ball, the daughter of a wealthy planter and a formerly indentured servant, was orphaned young and grew up working hard, practicing frugality and piety. Stepping into Virginia’s upper class, she married an older man, the planter Augustine Washington, with whom she had five children before his death eleven years later. As a widow deprived of most of her late husband’s properties, Mary struggled to raise her children, but managed to secure them places among Virginia’s elite. In her later years, she and her wealthy son George had a contentious relationship, often disagreeing over money, with George dismissing as imaginary her fears of poverty and helplessness. Martha Saxton’s The Widow Washington is a necessary and deeply insightful corrective, telling the story of Mary’s long, arduous life on its own terms, and not treating her as her son’s satellite. Copies of the book are available at the Library or through curbside pickup. Please call 860-763-3501 if you’d like to request a physical book.Email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would prefer the Zoom link for the event.
For more information about upcoming virtual programs be sure to check out our Events Calendar