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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