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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
ACT Practice Exam: Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00 am - 2:00 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. Notice: If there are not enough registrants by the middle of September, this program may be cancelled and the library will notify the registrants accordingly. 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
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time
3:15 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.
Anime Club—Every Wednesday starting 9/13 through 12/13 from 3:15-4:30 pm
&
Anime Nights! - Fridays 9/15, 10/13, 11/3 & 12/1
from 4:30-6:30 pm
These programs are for teens entering 7th grade & up!

The Somers Library
914-232-5717
www.somerslibrary.org
Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations.
Thanks for your support!
Location
Staff Kitchen
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Thursday, September 28 from 7:30-9 pm. As young people progress from elementary to middle, and from middle to high school, the demands on their time mushroom. Coursework becomes more challenging while extracurricular and social opportunities multiply. In the background, social media, procrastination and inertia drain our most precious resource: time. In this workshop, master teacher and President of Crimson Coaching™, an elite tutoring firm serving Westchester County and the New York City metropolitan area, Dr. Dominique Padurano teaches students a variety of techniques for managing their time to complete different types of assignments and achieve realistic long-term goals. She also guides parents through how to effectively monitor and assist their children at home as they experiment with these new strategies. Students must be accompanied by a parent and should bring a notebook and a pen or pencil.

Please register both parent and student separately!
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 29, 2017
Time
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Teen/Tween Pokemon Club @ the Somers Library - Join us at the Somers Library to meet, discuss and battle your friends using your Nintendo 3DS (or even using your cards)! This program is for teens/tweens in grades 5th and up. The library will supply snacks and an opportunity to meet friends interested in Pokemon! Meeting dates are Fridays on the following dates: 9/15, 9/29, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, & 12/15.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 29, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Teen Debate Workshop at the Somers Library - Fridays 9/15, 9/29, 10/6, 10/27, & 11/3 from 3:30 - 4:45 pm. For 6th graders and above! This workshop is designed to teach students the fundamentals of public speaking and argumentation skills that will help develop confidence, self-esteem, leadership, creativity, critical thinking skills, and communication skills. Many interactive speaking and debating activities will be offered. Registration is required. Please signup on the library online calendar or call. The Somers Library - 914-232-5717 ~ www.somerslibrary.org. 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
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Preparing Your Child for College -Grades 9 & 10: Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:00 pm - This Program is for Parents, but students are welcome! Topics to be covered: College Planning Timeline, Academic Courses, Standardized Testing, Integrating Roadmaps with their Schedule, College Introductory Visits, & Quality Elements for their Application Folder. Registration is required / 914-232-5717 / www.somerslibrary.org. For additional information contact the presenter of this program: Neal Schwartz of College Planning of Westchester - 914-864-2203 (nschwartz@collegeplanningofwestchester.com).
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
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Time
3:15 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.
Anime Club—Every Wednesday starting 9/13 through 12/13 from 3:15-4:30 pm
&
Anime Nights! - Fridays 9/15, 10/13, 11/3 & 12/1
from 4:30-6:30 pm
These programs are for teens entering 7th grade & up!

The Somers Library
914-232-5717
www.somerslibrary.org
Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations.
Thanks for your support!
Location
Staff Kitchen
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 06, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Teen Debate Workshop at the Somers Library - Fridays 9/15, 9/29, 10/6, 10/27, & 11/3 from 3:30 - 4:45 pm. For 6th graders and above! This workshop is designed to teach students the fundamentals of public speaking and argumentation skills that will help develop confidence, self-esteem, leadership, creativity, critical thinking skills, and communication skills. Many interactive speaking and debating activities will be offered. Registration is required. Please signup on the library online calendar or call. The Somers Library - 914-232-5717 ~ www.somerslibrary.org. 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 07, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Teen Color Me Book Creation: Saturday, October 7th from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Chill out, relax and join the trend! Create and design your very own handmade coloring page scrapbook with art teacher Wendy Podell. By melding collage & scrapbooking techniques, participants will use their imagination to create a collection of images that are unique and meaningful to the individual participants. This program is intended for teens & tweens entering grade 6 and up. Space is limited, please register on our online events calendar or call the library.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time
3:15 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.
Anime Club—Every Wednesday starting 9/13 through 12/13 from 3:15-4:30 pm
&
Anime Nights! - Fridays 9/15, 10/13, 11/3 & 12/1
from 4:30-6:30 pm
These programs are for teens entering 7th grade & up!

The Somers Library
914-232-5717
www.somerslibrary.org
Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations.
Thanks for your support!
Location
Staff Kitchen
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Description
Note Taking and Studying Effectively: Students Grades 6-12 & their Parents

Thursday, October 12 from 7:30 pm - 9 pm.

As schools across the nation race to raise academic standards, sometimes basic skills get lost in the shuffle. In this workshop, master teacher and President of Crimson Coaching™, an elite tutoring firm serving Westchester County and the New York City metropolitan area, Dr. Dominique Padurano teaches students a variety of techniques for note taking and studying, two skills essential for secondary school success but often not taught explicitly. She also guides parents through how to effectively monitor and assist their children at home as they experiment with these new strategies. Students must be accompanied by a parent and should bring a pen or pencil and a notebook.
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 13, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Join us for a chance to watch anime from Crunchyroll with your friends! Meets one Friday a month from 5:00-7:00 pm on the following dates 9/15, 10/13, 11/3, & 12/1*.
(*Meet time for 12/1 meeting is 4:30 - 6:30 pm).
Location
Program Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 16, 2017
Time
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess for Beginners and Intermediate Players - Grades 6th and up! - Mondays this fall from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm. Meeting dates: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, & 12/18 - Beginners will learn the mechanics of the Game: the board and its lines of movement, the pieces – names, powers, movements, the object of the game, opening moves, & planning strategies. Intermediate Players will improve their knowledge base of the game of chess and will have the opportunity to meet and play with other players to improve their skills. The Somers Library / 914-232-5717 / www.somerslibrary.org
Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations. Thanks for your support!
Location
Conference Room
Library
Somers Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time
3:15 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.
Anime Club—Every Wednesday starting 9/13 through 12/13 from 3:15-4:30 pm
&
Anime Nights! - Fridays 9/15, 10/13, 11/3 & 12/1
from 4:30-6:30 pm
These programs are for teens entering 7th grade & up!

The Somers Library
914-232-5717
www.somerslibrary.org
Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations.
Thanks for your support!
Location
Staff Kitchen
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