Somers Library September Programs for Adults, Teens and Children

September Teen Programs
Virtual Program:  Code Heroes:  Learn to Code / Change the World!  Wednesdays, 9/9, 
9/16, 9/23, 9/30 & 10/7 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Learning code is about much more than simply creating games.  Code can be used to educate our peers and change the world!  This program focuses on creating amazing experiences with code to educate our community on cyber bullying.  Students will address the impacts of cyber bullying and design a choose-your-own-adventure game that presents a variety of different cyber bullying scenarios, create custom graphics, and code their games using Scratch! This program is for participants in grades 6th - 8th.  Digital Arts Experience in partnership with AT&T and The Westchester Library System and is 100% free!  There are only 5 sessions, each 90 minutes.  Registrants are required to attend all sessions.  Space is limited.  Please register!
Virtual - Teen Kahoot! Trivia - Thursdays, 3:30 pm - 4:45 beginning October 1st.  Meeting dates:  10/1, 10/15,10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, & 12/17. Join us for a virtual quiz challenge using Kahoot, an online app. Teens will compete for small prizes in a variety of trivia categories. Topics will not be announced in advance and all teens must compete as individuals.  Registration is necessary. This program is intended for teens in grades 7th and up!
Important Note about the Senior Benefits Information Center (SBIC):  Our SBIC program coordinators are still providing Medicare counseling by phone and by email. Clients can leave a question and their preferred contact method and our counselors will get back to them within 2 business days or sooner. The SBIC hotline information: 914-231-3260 or
Virtual Presentation: Race Amity of Northern Westchester & Putnam. Sunday, 9/13, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Please join us for our monthly discussion as we work to advance cross-racial and cross-cultural amity to impact the public discourse on race.  Our monthly meetings feature speakers, screenings, and presentations where discussions are aimed at educating one another on who we really are. No registration is necessary, and refreshments will be served.  Please look for details on the Race Amity of Northern Westchester & Putnam Facebook page.
Demystifying Medicare Online Presentation - The Westchester Library System is offering an opportunity to learn how Medicare works, since a complete understanding of the whole system is key to making the best personal health insurance decisions.  This interactive online workshop allows participants a chance to absorb audio chapters at their own pace and refer to downloadable handouts.  Demystifying Medicare is designed not only for people currently enrolled in Medicare, but for those soon to be 65 or helping relatives and friends with their medical decisions and paperwork. Topics include Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, prescription drug plans, Medigaps (supplemental plans), EPIC, and cost-saving programs for people with limited resources. You can access all of these at:
Virtual Workshop:  Painting in Autumn/w Judika.  Mondays, September 14, 21, & Oct 5, 19 from 11:00am - 12:30pm. It's Fall, an inspirational season to create more ART! We can draw from Nature's colors using acrylic paints, watercolors or watercolor oil pencils.  This class offers you the time & space to make new artwork to express yourself. Judika Lieberman is a local artist well-versed in all disciplines, and will demonstrate the advantages of each medium.  Whether you are a novice or expert, you're all welcome! Please have your supplies for class: canvases, paper, brushes, water cup, palette, and your favorite medium.  Then the fun will begin! Class is limited to 25 people.
Alzheimer's Conversations: Protecting Your Health and Wealth.  Wednesday, September 16, 1:00 - 2:30 pm.  Please join us for this webinar presentation hosted by Judi McAnaw, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones and featuring a special guest speaker from the Alzheimer's Association. Alzheimer's is one of the costliest diseases; a lifetime cost of care can be over $350,000. This disease robs families of their relationships and their wealth - two things we work so hard to preserve. At this special presentation, we'll discuss:  Alzheimer's disease risk factors, warning signs, resources and how you can join the fight. Protecting your finances and family with designated beneficiaries, legacy and estate strategies, life insurance - and knowing the red flags of financial scams.
Virtual Presentation:  Decorating Your Home to Sell (or Dwell). Monday, September 21, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. If you want to learn the tricks of the staging trade to sell your home or listings faster and for more money, or you just want to revitalize your home's appearance, join home staging expert Susan Atwell as she teaches you: 
  • The 3 keys to outshining the competition when selling your home.
  • Our top 10 Do-It-Yourself home staging tips guaranteed to sell homes faster.
  • How to accentuate your home's most attractive features using what you already have.
  • Tips to ditch the stress, mess, and overwhelm and get it all done at lightning speed! 
Whether you are a home seller, real estate professional, or just someone who enjoys interior decorating, this workshop is for you! Please register!

FOR ALL Children's programs, click on the Online Calendar to register, or call the library at 914-232-5717 to speak to Vicki or Beth or email
ZOOM~Elephant Appreciation Day with Model Magic*
Tuesday, Sept 22 from 3:30-4:30
Prior Registration required~ register  here.
Registration ends Sept 21.
*You will also need to schedule a pick-up @ Somers Library of Model Magic clay and a few other materials.  
Call Vicki or Beth @ 914-232-5717 to schedule a pick-up Mon-Fri between 10-3. Materials need to be picked up by Sept 21.
StoryWalk returns again~monthly Sept to Dec 2020!!! (but no cookies though)

 See below for titles and dates!
  Enjoy the beauty of the seasons in the park and the outdoors as you walk in a socially distant manner around the outside of the library and read:

Sept 11-25:  The Barefoot King: A story about feeling frustrated by Andrew Jordan Nance

Oct 16-30:  Ginny Goblin Cannot Have a Monster for a Pet by David Goodner

Nov 13-25:  Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano
Dec 11-23:  Snow by Uri Shulevitz (weather permitting)
The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
1.  Yoga for Kids- Virtual program via Zoom! Best for PreK-Gr. 2.
Maximum: 10 Families.
Led by Pina Tripodi, children's book author,
teacher and yoga instructor!

6 Classes~please note: registration covers all 6 classes:  

Thurs Sept 10, 17, 24; Oct 1, 8, 15 from 3:30-4:30

Prior registration required~ Register here.
Please note:  Registration ends Sept 9!

Join author, artist and yoga teacher, Pina Tripodi, for a 6 week yoga + art series! Children will learn how to activate their inner power and unleash their creative expression through yoga, art, mindfulness practices and story time. Each class will focus on a new theme including: confidence, compassion, inspiration, intuition, emotions, and courage. Best for PreK-2.

You will receive instructions to sign on to this Zoom program prior to the start of the class.  Please do not share this link.

Materials needed prior for each class:
Yoga mat (optional), paper, markers/crayons/colored pencils.

2. Yoga & Sound Meditation for Kids Grades 3-6
6 ZOOM sessions*:
Sept 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3
Prior registration required- registration ends Sept 28.
Register here.
Note:  Registration covers all 6 classes.
*A link will be mailed to you prior to class start.  Please do not share this link.
Details:  Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that's non-competitive.  Classes will help children to learn techniques for self-health, relaxation and inner fulfillment.  Benefits from yoga are not only physically- it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness.  
In addition, a Tibetan Singing bowl will be played at the end of class to improve children's sense of calmness and relaxation.
Join 6 Zoom Children's Yoga classes:  exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self and develop a relationship with the natural world that surrounds them.
These classes will be led by Vivian Lee, a certificed Bikram Yoga, Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga insruvtor who has also been studying Children's yoga.
Helpful:  Have a yoga mat and stuffed animal prior to class start.
Pajama Story Time- Sept & Oct 2020 via Zoom
Dates: Sept 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 6:30-7:00
Led by Diana Cunningham.
Prior registration required- register here.
Virtual Story Times via Zoom with Vicki!
Tuesdays @ 11:00am: Sept 29-Oct 20.
Minimum five (5) registrants.
Pre-Registration is required for this Zoom program~ registration ends Sept 28. A link will be sent out prior to program.
Register  here. 
Binge Box Topics are:

Books to Movies- PreSchool
Books to Movies
Charlie Brown- Peanuts
Ocean Adventure
PBS Kids
Scooby Doo
See website here for further information.
Book Clubs for Grades 3 and 4/5 combined are starting!
Led by Beth Levine, and beginning in October, but register now to get your books in time for the meetings!
These meetings will take place on Wednesdays.
See complete details and registration information here.
Please note:  at present, these are scheduled as Zoom meetings.
Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations.  Thanks for your support!
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