THE SOMERS PUBLIC LIBRARY STAGED REOPENING
For patrons who cannot wear a face covering or who chose not to visit the library at this time, curbside pickup service will continue to be offered.
The Somers Public Library will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Operation hours will be increased in slow increments over time.
The Library is still asking patrons to try to maintain a one hour time limit and there will be a strict capacity per hour to maintain social distancing capabilities in the computer and Teen areas of the building.
- Masks will be required for all people entering the library, per Governor’s executive order and town policy.
- All returns will be accepted in the outside drop-box slots only. Items will continue to be quarantined for at least 48 hours.
- Computers will be available for one hour per day.
- Meeting rooms will not be available at this time.
- Donations will be accepted on Mondays.
Tuesday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. – Virtual Cooking Class: Vegetable Potstickers! Join Food Explorers to make Vegetable Potstickers. We’ll be using Wonton wrappers for this recipe, which are found in the specialty refrigerated section. These are NOT the same as Egg Roll wrappers. You’ll need the following ingredients: your choice of vegetables to shred and chop (cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, etc), soy sauce and optional ginger, sesame oil, chives, green onions and honey. Please call us at 860-763-3501 to register to receive the Zoom link for this class.
Wednesday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m. – Fiction Book Discussion Join Denise Stankovics virtually to discuss Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person — no mean feat for a black woman in the ’30s. Janie’s quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots. One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years-due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist-Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature. Physical copies of the book are available through curbside pickup, or you can borrow the ebook or digital audiobook through the Library’s Hoopla account. Please call 860-763-3501 if you’d like to request a physical book and to register to receive the Zoom link for the event.
Thursday, April 15 – Thursday, April 29th. – Take and Make Craft: SLIME for Teens and Tweens. Our slime kits were so popular, we decided to do offer them again. Kits include everything you need to make your own slime, (including instructions). Just add your own food dye or glitter. Sign up today – these kits are going to go fast! Call 860-763-3501 or email email@example.com to reserve yours.
For more information about upcoming virtual programs be sure to check out our Events Calendar
Spring 2021 Used Book Sale
Sponsored by the Friends of the Somers Library held at the Somers Public Library
COVID Safety Measures: Masks required, 6-foot social distancing, hand sanitizer available, separate entry/exit locations, outside checkout, and 50% room capacity maintained. Patrons are encouraged to provide their own bags for transporting purposes.
Preview: Friday, May 14th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm ($10.00 fee / free for Friend’s members)
Free Days: Saturday / Sunday, May 15th & 16th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Educator /Teacher Discount (both days) – Get one free for every 10 purchased of equal or lesser value with K-12 ID)
Monday, May 17th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Thursday, May 20th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday / Sunday, May 22nd & 23rd from10:00 am to 2:00 pm (half price both days, “Stuff a Bag” on Sunday as well)