Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Teen Writers Find Their Creative Voices

Recently, a representative from Poets & Writers asked the moderator of the Somers Library Teen Creative Writers Group - Christine Adler - to collaborate with them by participating in their program's blog in a featured interview!  The interview would would offer Poets & Writers’ blog readers a glimpse into the process and experiences of workshop facilitators. Click here to read the full article.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Year’s Resolutions: Get Organized!!

Every January millions of people make resolutions to improve themselves in some way. Whether it’s to eat healthier, exercise more, volunteer or learn a new language, many people give up after only a few months for various reasons, mostly because it’s difficult to change their ways. Is getting organized your goal for 2018? If so, the library has books that might help you make that resolution stick.
  • Organizing from the inside out: the foolproof system for organizing your home, your office, and your life by Julie Morgenstern
  • How to organize (just about) everything: more than 500 step-by-step instructions for everything from organizing your closets to planning a wedding to creating a flawless filing system by Peter Walsh
  • Stephanie Winston's best organizing tips: quick, simple ways to get organized and get on with your life by Stephanie Winston
  • Spark joy: an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up  by Marie Kondō
  • The life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing by Marie Kondō
  • 1000 best quick and easy organizing secrets by Jamie Novak
  • Real life organizing : clean and clutter-free in 15 minutes a day by Cassandra Aarssen
  • Simpler living handbook: a back to basics guide to organizing, decluttering, streamlining, and more by Jeffrey Davidson
  • Small space organizing: a room-by-room guide to maximizing your space by Kathryn Bechen
  • Home Organizing & Closet Makeovers: Inspiration + Expert Advice by Bridget Bradley
  • How to clean and organize your house: the ultimate DIY house hack guide for speed cleaning, de-cluttering, organizing: learn how to save money and simplify your life by Sam Siv
Find additional titles on this topic, and many others by visiting our Pinterest boards, or place a hold on any of these books by clicking here.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Staff Picks 2017

The “Best Books of the Year” lists are out in abundance, and librarians and other staff from Somers Library are eager to share some of their favorite books of the year as well. All of the books on this list were read by members of the Somers Library staff in 2017. Some were hot off the press; others have stood the test of time.


Bradley, Alan Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d
Connelly, Michael The Late Show
Estes, Kelli The Girl Who Wrote in Silk
Fellowes, Julian Belgravia
Fergus, Jim One Thousand White Women
Fergus, Jim The Vengeance of Mothers
Jiles, Paulette News of the World
Karon, Jan To Be Where You Are
Moriarty, Liane The Husband’s Secret
Moyes, Jojo The Horse Dancer
Pataki, Allison Accidental Empress
Penny, Louise Glass Houses
Ryan, Jennifer The Chilbury Ladies Choir
See, Lisa The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Sendker, Jan-Phillip The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Umrigar, Thrity Everybody’s Son
Walker, Martin The Templar’s Last Secret
Weina Dai Randel The Moon in the Palace
White, Karen The Night the Lights Went Out
Wiggs, Susan Map of the Heart
Wiseman, Ellen Marie The Life She Was Given

Andersen, Kurt Fantasyland
Bard, Elizabeth Picnic in Provence
Calcaterra, Regina Girl Unbroken
Forsthoefel, Andrew Walking to Listen
Grann, David Killers of the Flower Moon
Kingsolver, Barbara Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow Gift from the Sea
Wiking, Meik The Little Book of Hygge