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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Come join us to play Magic the Gathering every Saturday through June (No meeting 5/28). Bring your own cards or borrow a deck from the library. This club is intended for Middle and High School students. Beginners and new members are welcome!
Meeting Dates & Times: 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4*, & 6/11* from 2:30 - 4:30 (*12:00pm-2:00pm in June)
Location
Conference Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 02, 2016
Time
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) - The Somers Library will be giving Somers teens / tweens the opportunity to make an impact on their library and their community through participation in the Somers Library TAG. The Somers Library TAG will work with the teen librarian and the library staff. The Somers Library TAG offers Somers teens / tweens the following opportunities:
To acquire volunteer hours (1-2 meetings per month plus helping with monthly teen programs)
To acquire a leadership role in this group (president, vice-president, etc.)
To work with adults and peers on a common goal and to serve the Somers Community in a fun and exciting way.
Next Meeting Date & Time: 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, & 6/6 from 3:15-4:30. Registration is required.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Money Skills for Teens - This workshop will cover what every teen should know about savings, checking and how to be financially independent and healthy. Specifically, we will cover how to best save money, why we need to save and to learn to budget their finances. This workshop will also cover how teens can build credit. Since minors need to be at least 16 yrs old to have checking account and 18 yrs old to get credit, this program is geared towards teens around that age group. Both parents and teens are welcome!!
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Teens & Tweens Yoga & Mindfulness
Thursdays March 17th from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (6 Sessions - See dates below)

This program will be presented by Denise Nobile, an ELA teacher at the Somers Middle School. Ms. Nobile is certified to teach yoga to chlidren 5 - 18.

Participants will learn to:
- slow down and increase their awareness both externally and internally
- use their breath to find their calm during times of challenge.
- feel energetic and balanced through grounding, strengthening & balancing
- have better awareness of their focus
- relax and restore both their body and mind.

Meeting Dates: 3/17, 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, & 5/19.

This Yoga & Mindfulness program is geared to teens / tweens in 5th grade and up. Participants must bring a yoga mat to class. Registration is required
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Saturday, May 7th from 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Owner and Creative Chemist of Augisa & Co. Organics, Niki Rodriguez-Williams, will show tweens and teens how to make their own Natural Body Oils. Each participant will get to formulate two different organic scented body oils to put in a glass roll-on applicator. They also will design their own labels and receive a mesh drawstring pouch to take them home. These would make a great gift for Mother’s Day!
Please join us for this great workshop that introduces cosmetic formulation, marketing, branding, and environmentally savvy entrepreneurship to the teens and tweens.
This program is geared to teens & tweens in 5-9th grade. Space is limited, please register on our online events calendar at www.somerslibrary.org or call the library at 232-5717.
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Come join us to play Magic the Gathering every Saturday through June (No meeting 5/28). Bring your own cards or borrow a deck from the library. This club is intended for Middle and High School students. Beginners and new members are welcome!
Meeting Dates & Times: 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4*, & 6/11* from 2:30 - 4:30 (*12:00pm-2:00pm in June)
Location
Conference Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Teen Cupcake Challenge – Saturday, May 7th from 2:30 – 4:00 pm. Show off your cupcake-making skills at the Somers Library! As teams, teens will compete against others to create a great tasting, perfectly presented cupcake. Of course, the cupcake decorators will have challenges like themes and secret ingredients to make everything just a little more interesting! Space is limited. Registration is required. Space is limited, please register on our online events calendar at www.somerslibrary.org or call the library at 232-5717.

*Supplies for this program are paid for by the Friends of the Somers Library.
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
The Middle School Book & Games Club meets every other Tuesday from 3:15 pm-4:30 pm starting September 22nd! Join us to discuss your favorite books and authors and play games! This club is intended for Middle School students in grades 6th-8th. Please register here. Meeting Dates & Time: 1/19, 2/2, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, & 6/7 from 3:15-4:30.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Anime Club - join us for everything anime & manga! Regular meetings are every other Wednesday. This club is intended for teens/tweens in grades 7th-12th. Meeting Dates & Time: 1/6, 1/20, 2/3, 2/17 (?), 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25, & 6/8 from 3:15-4:30.
Location
Staff Kitchen
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Teen Creative Writer's Workshop
Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 starting 1/14/16
Work on developing your creative writing in a fun & encouraging environment! Please join us for the Teen Creative Writers Workshop! Thursdays this fall - 3:30pm to 5:00pm on the following dates: 1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/10, 3/24, 4/14, 4/28 & 5/12
This program is for students in 8th grade and up. Registration is required. ***The bulk of the funding for this program is from a grant from Poets & Writers, Inc. Additional funding from the Friends of the Somers Library.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 13, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us on Fridays from 3:30-4:30 in the Somers Library
Program Room.
Meeting Dates: 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29 & 5/13

This class is for teens in
grades 6 & up!
There is a minimal supply
list for this class.
Registration is required.
Supply List:lots of fashion magazines we can cut up to make collages (they can be old)
fabric swatches
sketchbooks : spiral, 10 x 12 or 11 x 14 if fine
glue sticks
t-shirts: 3 large or xlarge, any colors that we can cut up and turn into other garments bags/ accessories
embellishments: buttons, ribbons, velvro, elastic
sewing supplies: needles and thread, seam rippers, fabric scissors
colored pencils and markers.
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Come join us to play Magic the Gathering every Saturday through June (No meeting 5/28). Bring your own cards or borrow a deck from the library. This club is intended for Middle and High School students. Beginners and new members are welcome!
Meeting Dates & Times: 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4*, & 6/11* from 2:30 - 4:30 (*12:00pm-2:00pm in June)
Location
Conference Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 16, 2016
Time
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) - The Somers Library will be giving Somers teens / tweens the opportunity to make an impact on their library and their community through participation in the Somers Library TAG. The Somers Library TAG will work with the teen librarian and the library staff. The Somers Library TAG offers Somers teens / tweens the following opportunities:
To acquire volunteer hours (1-2 meetings per month plus helping with monthly teen programs)
To acquire a leadership role in this group (president, vice-president, etc.)
To work with adults and peers on a common goal and to serve the Somers Community in a fun and exciting way.
Next Meeting Date & Time: 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, & 6/6 from 3:15-4:30. Registration is required.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Teens & Tweens Yoga & Mindfulness
Thursdays March 17th from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (6 Sessions - See dates below)

This program will be presented by Denise Nobile, an ELA teacher at the Somers Middle School. Ms. Nobile is certified to teach yoga to chlidren 5 - 18.

Participants will learn to:
- slow down and increase their awareness both externally and internally
- use their breath to find their calm during times of challenge.
- feel energetic and balanced through grounding, strengthening & balancing
- have better awareness of their focus
- relax and restore both their body and mind.

Meeting Dates: 3/17, 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, & 5/19.

This Yoga & Mindfulness program is geared to teens / tweens in 5th grade and up. Participants must bring a yoga mat to class. Registration is required
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 20, 2016
Time
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
High School Gaming Club - The High School Gaming Club meets every other Friday. Please join us to play board games and video games or to just hang out! New members welcome. The next meeting dates & time are: 1/29, 2/12, 2/26 3/18, 4/8, 5/20, & 6/3​ from 2:45-4:30.
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 20, 2016
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
One Friday a Month from 4:30-6:30 pm. Join us in the Somers Library Program Room for a chance to watch anime from Crunchyroll on our big screen TV. This Program is for teens in 7th grade and up!
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Please join us on Saturday, May 21st from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm for a discussion about the financial concerns of sending your child to college.
Topic to be explores are:
FASFA
Expected Family Contribution
Student Loan
Direct Subsidized / Unsubsidized & other loans
Scholarships & Grants
Educational Savings Accounts, financial gifts and other tax benefits.
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Come join us to play Magic the Gathering every Saturday through June (No meeting 5/28). Bring your own cards or borrow a deck from the library. This club is intended for Middle and High School students. Beginners and new members are welcome!
Meeting Dates & Times: 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4*, & 6/11* from 2:30 - 4:30 (*12:00pm-2:00pm in June)
Location
Conference Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
The Middle School Book & Games Club meets every other Tuesday from 3:15 pm-4:30 pm starting September 22nd! Join us to discuss your favorite books and authors and play games! This club is intended for Middle School students in grades 6th-8th. Please register here. Meeting Dates & Time: 1/19, 2/2, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, & 6/7 from 3:15-4:30.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Anime Club - join us for everything anime & manga! Regular meetings are every other Wednesday. This club is intended for teens/tweens in grades 7th-12th. Meeting Dates & Time: 1/6, 1/20, 2/3, 2/17 (?), 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25, & 6/8 from 3:15-4:30.
Location
Staff Kitchen
Library
Somers Library

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Important Messages
A summer reading event just for Teens! This year, play bingo and earn a chance to enter a raffle to win Amazon gift cards!

First Prize - $75, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25, and more!

To download your BINGO Card, click on the link towards the bottom left of this screen called IMPORTANT LINKS!

Participants will receive 1 raffle ticket for each completed row, column, and/or diagonal on their BINGO Card. YOU MUST RETURN YOUR LIBRARY CARD TO THE LIBRARY TO GET YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS!

Also, participants will receive 1 raffle ticket for every 5 recommendations (reviews) completed online. And, yes, you can use the same books used to complete your BINGO cards!

Prizes are generously donated by the Friends of the Somers Library!


Reviews
Review
The book that I read, The Black Reckoning, was a tense, fantastic last book in a trilogy. First, one thing I liked about the book is that the way the author wrapped up the trilogy was superb. Finally, another thing I liked about the book is that the youngest of the three siblings, Emma, became more mature and developed nicely. I would recommend this book to someone, but only after that person had read the first two books in the trilogy, The Emerald Atlas, and The Fire Chronicle.
Title
The Black Reckoning
Author
John Stephens
Review
The book, Another Whole Nother Story, was an exciting, tense, hilarious, creative, action-filled novel. Another Whole Nother Story is about Ethan Cheeseman and his three children who go into the LVR (a time machine invented by Ethan Cheeseman and his past wife Olivia) to stop the curse of the White Gold Chalice and to bring back Olivia Cheeseman. The book was a pleasure to read and I would recommend this book to someone, but only after that person read the first book in this trilogy, A Whole Nother Story.
Title
Another Whole Nother Story
Author
Dr. Cuthbert Soup
Review
Tom Ward, the Spook's last apprentice, has all the blades ready for the ritual. Though not the courage. Is there any other way to not sacrifice Alice? Alice is willing to sacrifice herself. Or is she? Also during the last volume, all of the demons and witches crash and collide. The servants of the Fiend are fighting the enemies of the Devil. This fight takes place on Wardstone. This both heart-breaking and frightening tale will make you have goosebumps from your head to your toes! And forget the happy ending.
Title
Fury of the Seventh Son
Author
Joseph Delaney