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Upcoming Events
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Date
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
SAT Practice Exam: Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Free SAT Practice Test at the Somers Library offered by the Princeton Review. Here is your opportunity to try your hand at the SAT without having to worry about the score going anywhere. After the test, participants will receive an extensive score-report and a personalized consultation to go over your scores and answer your questions! Registration is required. Please go to our online calendar at www.somerslibrary.org or call us at 914-232-5717. Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations.
Thanks for your support!
Location
Reading Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Most students don’t start the formal application process soon enough, and miss important opportunities. In this presentation and Q & A, learn critical insights for completing a competitive college application. This seminar for parents of college-bound students will explore relevant tips that will help make the most of this timetable, new information, and admissions insider's knowledge. Open to all. Please share details with other parents! Topics discussed will be: Learn insider tips for a competitive Common Application and Coalition Application; Discuss how to write compelling essays that stand out; Uncover tips to maximize chances of financial aid, including FAFSA insights; Create a personalized application timeline that increases changes of admission.
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us in the Somers Library Program Room to watch anime from Crunchyroll on our big screen TV & to hang out with friends.
This program is for teens entering 7th grade & up!
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us in the Somers Library Program Room to watch anime from Crunchyroll on our big screen TV & to hang out with friends.
This program is for teens entering 7th grade & up!
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 06, 2018
Time
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
ACT Practice Exam: Saturday, October 6th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - There is a difference between the SAT and the ACT, and some students do better on one over the other! Here is your opportunity to try your hand at the ACT without having to worry about the score going anywhere. After the test, participants will receive an extensive score-report showing you exactly where your strengths and weaknesses are, PLUS a personalized consultation to go over your scores and answer your questions! Please bring graphing calculator, pens, pencils, and water and snack bar (optional). Registration is required. Please go to our online calendar at www.somerslibrary.org or call us at 914-232-5717. Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations.
Thanks for your support!
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 06, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Ghost Hunter 101 - Saturday, October 6th at 2:00 - 3:30 pm - Join us at the Library for an informative and interesting talk about ghosts! Have you ever wanted to meet a real Ghost Hunter? Do you want to hear actual recordings of ghosts captured at haunted houses in and around the Connecticut and New York area? Join paranormal investigator Barry Pirro of ConnecticutGhostHunter.com who will share chilling stories from recent investigations, play recordings of real ghosts, and share ghost hunting tips. Questions will be answered and members of the audience will have a chance to share their ghost stories. This event is geared toward adults and young adults, ages 12 and up. 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, October 06, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Description
Join us to play Dungeons & Dragons this fall! Familiarity with Dungeons and Dragons is encouraged. Grades 6 and up. No registration required.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us in the Somers Library Program Room to watch anime from Crunchyroll on our big screen TV & to hang out with friends.
This program is for teens entering 7th grade & up!
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This class is a snapshot of what a fashion designer’s job is all about. Each student will design a storyboard, a textile and a fashion illustration based on a theme of their choosing The final project will be a collage illustration which will be displayed at the library. Supplies needed:
Drawing pad or paper
Pencil and eraser
Markers or colored pencils
Craft glue
Scissors (sharp enough to cut fabric)
Things that inspire your creativity

These will be used for a fashion story/mood board. The following should be collected to bring before the first class: small fabric scraps, trims, bits from nature, decorative buttons, sequins, inspiring photos and magazine clippings. This class is for teens in grades 6 and up.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 15, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
College interviews are your opportunity to bring your college application to life and let admissions representatives or college alumni get to know you. Some colleges are using technology to have applicants submit recordings of supplemental questions. How do students prepare for this process? What questions might be asked? What should students ask? Are there any trick questions I should know how to answer? Join us for an interactive session about how to effectively navigate this exciting process!
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Created by Carnegie Mellon, it allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. This program is for teens/tweens in grades 6 and up. We will be using the public computers for this class, but please let us know if you can bring your own laptop to use in class. Space is limited.
Location
Public Computers
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Join us to play Dungeons & Dragons this fall! Familiarity with Dungeons and Dragons is encouraged. Grades 6 and up. No registration required.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Somers Library

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Important Messages
Teen Summer Reading Challenge 2017
June 21st - August 30th
Registration starts June 18th, 2017!

Prizes:
- Raffle Prizes: $75, $50, & $25 Amazon Gift Cards, $25 Chili's Gift Card, $25 Aunt B's Gift Card, plus many more!
- Plus...Prizes to top 3 readers with the most pages read!
How To Get Raffle Tickets:
- For every 100 pages read, 1 raffle ticket will be submitted in your name.
- For every 1 review submitted, 1 raffle ticket will be submitted in your name.
- 1 raffle ticket will be submitted in your name for every teen event you attend; remember-you must sign the attendance sheet when at the program.
- Be one of the first 25 participants to register for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge and 1 raffle ticket will be submitted in your name.
- Bonus: 1 raffle ticket will be submitted in your name for every visit to the library (6/19-8/30), please see Tara Ferretti (or the librarian at the Reference Desk) to sign the form!!! (NOTE: You can earn up to a maximum of 5 raffle tickets by visiting the library)



Reviews
Review
Great book. The Baudelaire's continue their miserable lives escaping from Count Olaf, who is trying to steal their fortune. They encounter mushrooms, a mechanical monster, and a distressing message from a lost friend. Read the book to find out why the 11 addition to this series only makes it better.
Title
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Grim Grotto
Author
Lemony Snicket
Review
Good book. The story of a great American who traveled to California during the Gold Rush mixed with the story of the San Fransisco Earthquake, 1906.
Title
I Survived The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
Author
Larun Tarshis
Review
This book was amazing. It had a wonderful plot line and it always left you with a cliff hanger. I would recommend this book.
Title
It Started with a Dare
Author
Lindsay Faith Rech