Monday, June 19, 2017

Health Care Navigators at the Library

Are you aware of the benefits and services available to you as a Westchester County Senior? Stop by the library on Mondays or Tuesdays from 10-3 (beginning June 26) through October...no appointment necessary, and sit down with an “Ambassador for Successful Aging”

Information can be provided to you on:
Housing
Home Care
Transportation Options
Counseling Programs
Memory Care
Nutrition
Vision and Dental Services
Benefits – SNAP (food stamp); HEAP; EPIC; STAR; SEC 8….

And many other programs, benefits and services that can help save you money and help in planning for the future. Sponsored by Westchester County Deptartment of Senior Programs & Services.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Teen Summer Programs

The Somers Library has plenty to do for teens and tweens this summer! Build a Better World by getting into reading and relaxing with the 2017 Somers Library Teen Summer Reading Program. The program runs from June 21st - August 30th, but you can register as early as June 18th, 2017!

Raffle Prizes: Amazon Gift Cards gift cards ($75, $50 & $25), $25 Chili's Gift Card, $25 Aunt B's Gift Card &, Gift Cards from Route 100 Market & many more prizes! Plus...$10 iTunes Gift Cards to the top 3 readers with the most pages read!

How To Get Raffle Tickets
  • For every 100 pages read - 1 raffle ticket will be submitted in your name.
  • For every 1 review submitted - 1 raffle ticket will be submitted in your name.
  • For every teen event you attend during the summer - 1 raffle ticket will be submitted in your name. Important: you must sign the attendance sheet when at the program. 
  • Register Early - 1 raffle ticket will be submitted for the first 25 participants to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program! Important: Registration starts June 18, 2017! Bonus: 1 raffle ticket will be submitted in your name for every visit to the library (6/19-8/30). Please see Tara Ferretti (or the librarian at the Reference Desk) for the form to sign!!! (NOTE:You can earn up to a maximum of 5 raffle tickets by visiting the library).
Cool off at the library by participating in the Teen Summer Programming - Build A Better
World through Creativity. Please register for all programs.
  • Teen Dream Board Thursday, June 29th from 4:00—5:30 pm Vision boards are powerful visualization tools that can help you attract the people & things into your life—that YOU want! Vision boards are collections of affirmations, inspirational words; pictures, quotations, etc. Using the art of collage, create a vision board to define your goals! This event is for teens /tweens entering 6th grade and up! 
  • Teens & Adults Earring Making Saturday, July 8th at noon. Can’t make it at 12pm? Join us anytime up until 2:00pm. Join us at the Somers Library to make your own beaded earrings and make additional pairs to donate. For every pair of earrings you make for yourself, you will also make the same amount to be donated to a local women's shelter. This program is free and is intended for teens, 5th grade and up, as well as their parents.  
  • Henna Workshop Thursday, July 13th from 3:15 pm—5:00 pm - For centuries mehndi, the art of henna painting on the body has been practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East, where the henna plant is believed to bring love, good fortune, and protection. The henna we will be using is all natural, made from finely sifted henna, lemon juice and essential oils. With proper care a henna stain can last between 2-3 weeks. This program is intended for teeens/tweens entering grades 6 and up. IMPORTANT: All Participants must have a signed permission slip from their parent or guardian. Margie Nugent is an accomplished body artist and owner of Making Faces Parties in Mount Kisco, NY.  
  • Teens: Decorate Your Flip-Flops! Thursday, July 20th from 4-5:30 pm. Join us at the Somers Library to decorate a pair of flip flops. Please bring a pair of new flip flops! (You can buy a pair for $1 at Walmart, Old Navy or the dollar store!) We will provide all decorative materials. You will also receive a small bag as well to take home your new flip flops. Plus, you can pick out a free teen book to take home. This program is for teens/tweens entering grades 6 & up. 
  • Create Your Own Coloring Book Thursday July 27th from 4:00-5:30 pm. Chill out, relax and join the trend! Create and design your very own handmade Color Me Book with Art teacher Wendy Podell. By melding collage & scrapbooking techniques, participants will use their imagination to create a collection of images that are unique and meaningful to the individual participants. This program is intended for teens & tweens entering grade 6 and up. 
  • Create a T-Shirt Pillow Keepsake Thursday, August 3rd from 4-5:30 pm. Did you outgrow your favorite t-shirt and would you like to save it as a special memento? Then join us at the Somers Library to turn it into a keepsake pillow! Please bring you’re a favorite (clean) tee-shirt that you would like to turn into a keepsake decorative pillow and we will provide all other materials. This program is for teens/tweens entering grades 5 & up.
Join us at the library for some fun Teen Clubs this summer!
  • Teen Coloring Club: Join us at the Somers Library to for some low key art therapy...Relax, color, and socialize. Blank coloring pages and Prismacolor Pencils are provided, or you may bring your own. Tuesdays, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15. No registration necessary! 
  • Anime Club: Join us for a chance to watch anime from Crunchyroll with your friends! Every Wednesday 6/28 - 8/16 from 3-4:15. 
  • Pokemon Club: Teen/Tween Pokemon Club @ the Somers Library - Join us at the Somers Library to meet, discuss and battle your friends using your Nintendo 3DS (or even using your cards)! This program is for teens/tweens in grades 5th and up. The library will supply snacks and an opportunity to meet friends interested in Pokemon! Meetings dates: 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, & 8/11. 
  • Anime Nights! - Join us for a chance to watch anime from Crunchyroll with your friends! 7/7 & 8/4 from 4:30-6:60 pm

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Steeped in Knowledge



Books and tea go together like peanut butter and jelly. Thanks to all of the book and tea lovers, there's a wealth of books about teas that will make your heart go all warm and cozy. If you are looking for recipe books, general books about tea, or just books with 'tea' in the title, then these books are for you!
  • World Atlas of Tea by Krisi Smith
  • A Time for Tea: Travels Through China and India in Search for Tea by Jason Goodwin
  • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
  • A Catered Tea Party: A Mystery with Recipes by Isis Crawford
  • The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide by Mary Lou Heiss
  • Tea with Jam and Dread by Tamara Myers
  • Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties by Kevin Gascoyne  
  • The Harney and Sons Guide to Tea by Michael Harney
  • The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jeffries
  • The Tea Book: All Things Tea by Louise Cheadle
  • A Social History of Tea by Jane Pettigrew
  • Culinary Tea: More Than 150 Recipes Steeped in Tradition from Around the World by Cynthia Gold
  • Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs
  • The Art and Craft of Tea: An Enthusiast's Guide to Selecting, Brewing, and Serving Exquisite Tea by Joseph Uhl
  • Teatime in Paris! A Walk Through Easy French Patisserie Recipes by Jill Colonna
  • Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea by Jeff Koehler
  • Tea: A History of the Drink that Changed the World by John Griffiths
  • Ming Tea Murders by Laura Childs
  • The Everything Healthy Tea Book by Babette Donaldson
  • Homegrown Tea: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting and Blending Teas and Tisanes by Cassie Liversidge
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New Kits at the Library



Two new kits have been added to our ever growing maker collection. The first is a flower gardening kit, which contains a book, a soil meter, and a DVD. The other kit is a vegetable gardening kit which also contains a book, soil meter, and DVD. These two kits were donated by Physician’s One Urgent Care.


Stop in and see what else is available in our awesome maker collection including bird watching kits, telescope/astronomy kits, bongo drum kits, ukulele kits, and tambourine/triangle kits, cookie decorating kits, cake pans, knitting kits, and crocheting kits.
Each of these kits can be borrowed for 3 weeks.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Summer Hours and Summer Loan



Library Hours

Monday          10am - 5pm
Tuesday         10am - 5pm
Wednesday    10am - 5pm
Thursday        11am - 8pm
Friday             10am - 5pm
Saturday        10am - 3pm
Sunday          CLOSED
Beginning June 12, 2017, books for Summer Loan may be charged out for the entire summer. Summer Loan books must be returned by September 9, 2017.  Patrons with an up-to-date library card may charge out a maximum of seven older fiction and/or non-fiction books.  

Books belonging to other libraries, 14-Day Books, Books from the Summer Reading List, Express Books, Travel Books, Magazines, and AV material, may NOT be charged out for Summer Loan.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Celebrating Our Heritage - Happy Birthday Reis Park!

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the library put together a wonderful collaborative celebration to honor Carolyn Wright Reis and celebrate the 50th anniversary of her legacy—the bequest of her farmstead and its contents to the Town of Somers which became Reis Park.  This program plan presented our local history in an appealing, multi-generational way.
Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk

The focus of the day was the prominent local historical figure Carolyn Wright Reis, who, upon her death, donated 84- plus acres of farmland to the Town of Somers and is the land on which the library was built in 1982 after being moved from another location.  Her bequest was made with the stipulation that this land be used by the Town of Somers for recreational and educational purposes.  Mrs. Wright Reis was also one of the earliest members of the Somers Library's Board of Trustees.

Perhaps Carolyn played a hand in the weather that day as we had sunny skies and warm breezy temperatures.  The day started with historical storytelling by master storyteller, Jonathan Kruk and a new sign dedication at the Mt Zion Church.  

After that, there were plenty of places for people of all ages to have fun and to explore.  The library front yard had face painting, old fashioned games, storytelling and balloon art.  The Wright-Reis Homestead was open for tours. Also at the homestead, there was a meet the Muscoot Farm animals exhibit as well as a special exhibit inside the house.  Under the park pavilion, local authors displayed their books. There was also a concert on the park stage with musicians Scott Urgola and Fred Gillen, Jr. As the day began to wind down, we had, of course, a birthday cake and closing remarks by town and other local officials.

This collaborative program with the Somers Library and the Somers Historical Society was made possible with funding from the Westchester Library System's mini-grant initiative supported by Entergy and Con Edison.  Additional support is being provided by the Friends of the Somers Library, Somers    Library Foundation, Somers Custom Framing Shop and Somers Historical Society.  Special thanks to the Somers Parks & Rec and the Somers Police.



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

How-To's For Your BBQ



When it comes to mouthwatering BBQ, you can never get enough. You can't go wrong with barbecue, or a juicy burger, or a nice salad! If you are looking for new recipes, these books are a great resource for your next barbecue outdoor adventure.
  • BBQ Lovers Big Book of BBQ Sauces by Cheryl Jamison
  • BBQ Rules by Myron Mixon
  • Around the Fire: Recipes for Inspired Grilling and Seasonal Feasting from Ox Restaurant
  • Essential New York Times Grilling Book
  • Guy on Fire by Guy Fieri
  • Grill with Levi by Levi Roots
  • The Italian Grill by Mario Batali
  • The Gardener and the Grill by Karen Adler
  • New Vegetarian Grill by Andrea Chesman
  • Bobby Flay's Grill It by Bobby Flay
  • Soaked, Slathered, and Seasoned: A Complete Guide to Flavoring Food for the Grill by Elizabeth Karmel
  • The Ultimate Guide to Grilling by Rick Brown
  • The Great Barbecue Companion: Mops, Sops, Sauces, and Rubs
  • Smoke and Spice by Cheryl Jamison
  • Mediterranean Grilling by Diane Kochilas
  • The Barbecue Bible by Steve Raichlen
  • The Low-Carb Barbecue Book by Dana Carpender
  • Everyday Gourmet Grilling by Ted Reader
  • Let the Flames Begin by Chris Schlesinger
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