This Week at Somers Library

Programs for All Ages. Adult, YA & Children.

Somers Library 80 Primrose Street, Route 139 and Reis Park, Somers, NY 10589

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Somers Library Classic Book Group meets to discuss, "Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf

Hybrid, Monday, September 11th, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Mrs. Dalloway is the portrait of one day in June, 1923, showing how the First World War continued to affect those who had lived through it five years later. “Heralded as Virginia Woolf’s greatest work of fiction,” it reportedly “transformed the art of the novel.”

The Somers Library Classic Book Group discusses classic titles recommended by the group, identified by surveys, and facilitated by Diana Cunningham, Librarian. The group meets on Monday nights, bimonthly. Meetings are now both in person and Zoom and open to all interested Somers residents. Copies of the current title to be discussed are available at the circulation desk. Join us!

Tot Time

Tuesdays, September 12th & 26th, 10:30 AM

Enjoy songs, rhymes and books. Ages 0-3 and caregivers. Registration required.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Playdates at the Library

Wednesdays, Starting September 13th, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We’re trying something new for our families in the area! Join us at the library for a play date. We’ll have some arts and crafts (self-guided), books & music for children to enjoy while parents/guardians get a chance to meet and mingle.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Graphic Novel Book Club

2nd Wednesday of each month,

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Starting September 13th

For Grades 6th - 10th.

Did you know that “a growing body of research, focused on how the brain processes the combination of images and text, indicates that graphic novels are also excellent resources for advanced learners?”(Northwestern University, 2017) Graphic novels have become a popular format in classrooms, partly due to their appeal to reluctant readers. Apart from the adults, the teens love them and they cover many topics and forms. We will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. A school bus is available from both the middle and high school.

NYC Walking Tour: Immigration and the Lower East Side

Virtual, Thursday, September 14th,

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

At the turn of the 20th century, the Lower East Side was the most densely populated area of New York City; some historians believe it was the most densely populated place on earth ever. Most new immigrants in the late 19th century were Jews who came from Eastern Europe and Russia. They mingled (and sometimes didn't mingle) with earlier German, Irish, Italian, and Central European, and Chinese immigrants who spread across the area from the former Five Points to what we now call the East Village.

This tour will look at the architectural, cultural, religious, and gastronomic cross-pollination that took place. 1901 was the year more stringent tenement house laws were passed, so we'll also look at how improving the lives of these New Yorkers perhaps also brought about the end of the neighborhood.

This virtual tour is led by James Nevius, author (with his wife Michelle) of Frommer's 24 Great Walks in New York, Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City, and Footprints in New York: Tracing the Lives of Four Centuries of New Yorkers.

Art & Monuments: Honoring Memory & Service by the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Virtual, Friday, September 15th,

11 AM - 12:30 PM

During this interactive program, representatives of the American Battle Monuments Commission and the Smithsonian American Art Museum contextualize the history of overseas WWI and WWII memorials, monuments, and art in their collections. Explore how the design of sculpture, architecture, war memorials, and 2-D artworks convey the themes of honor, service, and sacrifice through symbolism and allegory.

Dmitri Kolesnik Jazz Trio

Sunday, September 17th, 2 PM

The Friends of the Somers Library fall performance series opens by welcoming once again the fabulous Dmitri Kolesnik Jazz Trio. “Russian-born bassist Kolesnik feels right from the first note. Hipster shuffles, bop burners and dreamy ballads are all performed with urbane aplomb by a dynamite band… Everything clicks.” - Jazz Times Magazine

No registration - first come, first served.​


Our programs are supported by the Friends of the Somers Library through our patrons' generous contributions.



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