WHAT’S HAPPENING AT SOMERS PUBLIC LIBRARY?? For a complete listing of upcoming events be sure to check our Events Calendar
Saturday, February 22nd at 11:00 a.m. – Movie Matinee: Harriet The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. (PG-13/125 mins)
Wednesday, February 26th at 2:30 p.m. – Fiction Book Discussion Join Denise Stankovics to discuss Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. In an unnamed South American country, a world-renowned soprano sings at a birthday party in honor of a visiting Japanese industrial titan. Alas, in the opening sequence, a ragtag band of 18 terrorists enters the vice-presidential mansion through the air conditioning ducts. Their quarry is the president, who has unfortunately stayed home to watch a favorite soap opera. And thus, from the beginning, things go awry. Among the hostages are Russian, Italian, and French diplomatic types. Swiss Red Cross negotiator oachim Messner comes and goes, wrangling over terms and demands. Days stretch into weeks, the weeks into months. Joined by no common language except music, the 58 international hostages and their captors forge unexpected bonds. Time stands still, priorities rearrange themselves. Ultimately, of course, something has to give. Copies of the book are available at the library. Please call 860-763-3501 to reserve your copy and register for this event.
Saturday, February 29th at 2:00 p.m. – A Downton Tea & Chocolate Pairing A fun talk highlighting the history and health benefits of tea and dark chocolate.. We will discuss how to brew a proper cuppa and have fun with Downton Abbey trivia! Includes samplings of English tea, chocolate, and even lemon curd. Space is limited. Please stop by or call 860-763-3501 to register.
Tune in Together with Renee Coro
Friday, March 6, 10:30 a.m.
Miss Renee’s interactive music program is designed for children aged birth-5 and their families. We will sing, dance and play instruments together, supporting your child’s development in a fun, inviting social setting. Come make friends, learn new songs and create music with your child in this dynamic music program! Due to space being so limited, we can only take Somers residents at this time.
Read to a Dog
Saturday, March 7 & April 4
Practice your reading skills by reading to a dog in a relaxed, “dog-friendly” atmosphere. All dogs have been trained, tested and certified by Healers with Halos. Participants may bring a book or select one at the library. The time slots are for fifteen minutes at 10:30, 10:45, 11:00, and 11:15. Registration is required.
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.