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Vicki DiSanto-
Children's Librarian 
Beth Levine- Library Assistant

Special Events~scroll to the bottom to see all the events!
Our Programs are funded by the Friends of Somers Library through your donations.  Thanks for your support !

Creative Kitchen for Kids- 2 sessions!

Led by Ali McDowell.

A hands-on exploratory cooking class. Children explore the ingredients in a selected recipe using all their senses, then work together to make it! Each session willl end with a 'family meal' and time to talk with friends around the table.

Session #1 for children K-2: Sensational Salads!
Tuesday, October 24 from 3:45-4:45.

Make a homemade vinaigrette and a seasonal salad. Children will bring home a sample of the vinaigrette and a recipe to make again!

Session #2 for children Grades 3-5: Young Entertainers!
Thursday, December 7 from 3:45-4:45.
Children will learn how to make some simple hors d'oeuvres to serve to family and friends at your next dinner, party or holiday celebration! Children will bring home recipes to make at home.

Registration required~ please register below:
Session # 1: Register here.
Session #2:  Register here.

Funding provided by Friends of Somers Library.

Mommy/Caregiver and Me Play and Clay Magic!
Best for ages 3-5 years old.

2 classes:
Thursday, November 9 from 10:30-11:00
Friday, November 10 from 10:30-11:00 
Wednesday, December 6 from 10:30-11:00

Hands on fun! You and your little ones will love exploring the hands-on world of clay as you create and take home precious memories and keepsakes.

Led by Art Teacher Wendy Podell.

Somers residents only; best for ages 3-5 with adult.

Space is limited, and registration is required.

For Thursday, November 9 class, register here.
For Friday, November 10 class, register here.

For Wednesday, December 6 class, register here.

3 Storytime and Craft Programs for November and December 2017!

Native American: Tuesday, November 14 from 3:30-4:30~ The Wampanoag inhabited the area which is known today as Somers. Read about the tribe and talk about Native American Life. Create "The Three Sisters"- a Watsu (home).

Thanksgiving: Tuesday, November 21 from 3:30-4:30~ a story of yesterday and today in Somers. Read about the trip aboard the Mayflower, beginning the first Plimouth (old English spelling) settlement and learn about early celebrations of the holiday here in Somers. Create a scene depicting sailing on the Mayflower and landing at Plimouth Rock; and Pilgrim and Native American puppets.

Carrie's World: Tuesday, December 12 from 3:40-4:30~ from young to the famous book about Caroline Wright Reis, visit the world of Caroline here in Somers through her designs, sketches, travels and stories.  Create a true sketch book and watercolor celebration of Caroline.

Best for ages 6+; led by Doris Jane Smith- Somers Town Historian and teacher.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Register for each program separately.
For Nov 14 program, register here.
For Nov 21 program, register here.
For Dec 12 program, register here.


Cupcake Decorating!
For children in grades 3-5:
Friday, December 8 from 3:45-4:45.
Create a cupcake using fondant and more like the experts do!
Registration required- see below. Please note that space is limited.
For children in Grades 3-5~ register here.

sunWinter Solstice Celebration
Wednesday, December 20 at 3:30-4:15 pm
For all ages
Celebrate the sun and the return of longer days! Stop by the Library to listen to stories honoring the sun and enjoy a special sunshine cookie. Make an orange and clove pomander that will enhance your home with its beautiful scent for the rest of the winter. No registration necessary.

For all ages!  Gingerbread House Decorating!
November 25, 2017
In conjunction with Somers Historical Society, drop-in to the library and decorate a community of gingerbread houses at Somers Library- Children's Room* on
Saturday, November 25 from 10:00-4:00.
Materials will be provided.
Be sure to check out during the holiday season:
Wright Reis Homestead! "Holidays at the Homestead Gingerbread Festival 2017" on:
Dec 3 & 9 from 1pm-4pm
Muscoot Farm Main House~ "Holiday House Tours" on:
Dec 10 & 17 from noon-3pm
"A Christmas Carol"
Dec 10, 15, 16, 17

Funding for this program is provided by Friends of Somers Library and Somers Historical Society.

*Please consider bringing a  non-perishable item 'entry fee' which will be donated to St. Luke's Food Pantry.

Autumn Snack & Pinecone Craft

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Best for ages 6+.

Make an autumn snack: turkey, apple, sweet potato, cranberry wrap
a pinecone candle craft!

Led by Heather Maguire.

Space is limited and registration required.
Register here.