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Upcoming Events
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Date
Friday, August 18, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Show off your creativity. Drop in during library hours for this week's craft
Location
Children's Room
Library
Somers Library

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Date
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Hear stories and then make a solar craft in anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse. Best for ages 5+. Bring FLAT object- leaf, cutout, paper clips, etc. Registration necessary.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Somers Library

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Date
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Show off your engineering skills. Drop in for free building with K'NEX
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

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Date
Friday, August 25, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Show off your creativity. Drop in during library hours for this week's craft
Location
Children's Room
Library
Somers Library

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Date
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Show off your engineering skills. Drop in for free building with K'NEX
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

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Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For families with children up to 2 years old, and with a caregiver, enjoy books, songs, fingerplays, and more. NEW: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. For Somers Residents only
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

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Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For 2 and 3 year olds with parents or caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by a simple craft to do together. NEW: Registration is necessary. This program will be limited to Somers residents.

Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

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Date
Friday, September 08, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For 2 and 3 year olds with parents or caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by a simple craft to do together. NEW: Registration is necessary. This program will be limited to Somers residents.

Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

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Date
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
The New Cambridge Trio consists of flute, piano and double bass with repertoire that includes a wide variety of music. On September 10th at 2pm they will be playing Bolling Suite #2 for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio at the Somers Library.

Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library.

About the Performers:

Alice Miller, flutist, is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and was a member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra for nine seasons. She has also played with the London, Ontario Symphony (Principal Flute), the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Tanglewood festival and the Spoleto, Italy Festival of Two Worlds. Ms. Miller taught the flute extensively in Westchester before moving to the North Shore of Boston where she continues to teach and perform.

Tony Coretto, pianist, has a long musical history starting piano lessons at nine, singing the lead in “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at twelve, and becoming an organist and choirmaster at thirteen. He studied music theory and history with Louise Vosgerchian and Elliot Forbes while at Harvard, and continued performing while a graduate student in Philosophy at Stanford. He performs, as a pianist, and vocally, throughout the Westchester area.
Marcel Villaflor, double bassist, started playing the double bass at 13 years old and performed with the Brooklyn All-Borough and New York All-City High School orchestras. He has been a member of the International Society of Double Bassists (a non-profit organization) since 1992 and as its treasurer since 2002. Currently Marcel performs with the Yonkers Philharmonic, Chappaqua Orchestra and the Croton Choral Society.

About the Composer - Claude Bolling

10 April 1930, Cannes, France. After showing prodigious talent as a child pianist, Bolling began playing professionally while still in his early teens. Strongly influenced by ragtime and early jazz pianists and by other figures as diverse as Duke Ellington and Art Tatum, Bolling
swiftly became recognized in France as a major pianist. He played at concerts, festivals and on record with many visiting jazzmen including Paul Gonsalves, Lionel Hampton and Rex Stewart. He also led his own small groups from the late 40s onwards, forming bigger bands in the 50s including the Show Biz Band, which remained in intermittent existence for the next three decades. In addition to playing jazz, Bolling has also written for films. He has composed and recorded music that mixes jazz and the classical form, although he has done so in a manner that remains closer to the mainstream than the so-called third stream. Bolling makes infrequent appearances outside his homeland but has played in the UK, leading his powerful big band from the piano.

Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

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Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
THRERE IS NO BABYTIME TODAY.
Library
Somers Library

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Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For 2 and 3 year olds with parents or caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by a simple craft to do together. NEW: Registration is necessary. This program will be limited to Somers residents.

Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

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Date
Friday, September 15, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For 2 and 3 year olds with parents or caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by a simple craft to do together. NEW: Registration is necessary. This program will be limited to Somers residents.

Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

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Important Messages
You are eligible for a prize every time you reach 25% of the goal of 1,000 pages (a prize every 250 pages). Thank you to the SIS PTA for providing the prizes!





Reviews
Review
I liked this book a lot, because
Rodrick keeps bossing Greg around. Rodrick makes Greg get him ice cream. Rodrick also sends Greg to the basement to get chairs for a party and locks him in the basement.
Title
Diary of A Wimpy Kid - Rodrick Rules
Author
Jeff Kinney
Review
I like this book, because it taught us about Nascar. I learned how the cars are built and that a new car has to be built for every new race. I like Nascar, because of my dad and Dale Earnhard Jr.
Title
The World of Nascar
Author
Damien Crean
Review
I liked this book, because it taught you about the early legends of sports from America. For example, the book told us about great baseball players like Jackie Robinson.
Title
American Sports Legends
Author
Jeffrey B. Fuerst