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Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations.Thanks for your support!

Teen Fall - Early Winter Programming
Teen Events
* FOR ALL teen programs, click on the Online Calendar to register, or call the library at 914-232-5717.     
Teen Parent Talk - Understanding College Rankings: Thursday, March 8th 6:15 pm
(*Snow Date is 3/22 at 6:15 pm) - Math professor and SAT tutor, Mike Goodman presents the plusses and minuses of the popular college ranking formulas and explains how just 3 numbers tell you almost everything you need to know. This presentation is geared towards teens and parents of teens beginning their college search. Register using above link to our online calendar. 
Teen / Parent Talk: College Application Process from A-Z - Saturday, March 10th at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm @ the Somers Library - Presented by Neal Schwartz of College Planning of Westchester. Students are applying to more colleges than ever before and that has resulted in a significant drop in acceptance rates-especially at the top colleges. For the majority of high school seniors, it has become much more difficult to get into their first choice schools. So what can you do to best position your application? Topics include:  
What is the admissions office really looking for?
Common App Prompts
Common elements of great essays
How to bring your character into your personal statement
Supplemental essays and the rest of the application.
Tips on how to help your application stand out from the pack
Seating is limited. Register using above link to our online calendar. 
Middle School Newsletter Club - Meets every other Tuesday from March 13 through May 22 from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm - Do you like writing reviews for books, movies or music that you have enjoyed? Do you like to let others know about great restaurants or special events you have attended around our area? If so, then join us at the Somers Library for the opportunity to write for our newly created Middle School Newsletter! Published author and writing facilitator, Christine Adler will moderate this fun and informative group. Seating is limited. Register using above link to our online calendar. 
App Design for Beginners (Teens) - Wednesday, March 14th from 6:15 - 7:30 pm. Ever wanted to make your own app? Come and learn how to create an unique software program through coding and design. See what goes behind graphical user interfaces and let your ideas happen! Digital Media Specialist, Austin Olney from the White Plains Public Library will be up in Somers to present this great program for teens & tweens in grades 6th and up! Seating is limited. Register using above link to our online calendar. 
Teen: Intro to Fashion Design & Illustration Workshop - Wednesdays, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25 & 5/9 from 3:15 - 4:30. 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 supplies will be used for a fashion story/mood board. The following should be collected to brought to the library to 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. Register using above link to our online calendar. 
Teen Cake Decorating with Liza - Saturday March 24th from 1:30 - 3:00 - Join us at the Somers library to decorate a banner - team spirit cake to take home with you!  With the instruction of cake decorator Liza Calderon, participants will use confectioners' tools to create a beautiful and delicious work of art!  This program is intended for teens / tweens in grades 6th and up!  Space is limited. Register using above link to our online calendar. 
Admissions & Financial Aid: What it Takes to get into College Today - Wednesday, March 28th starting at 6:30 pm at the Somers Library - In this seminar, presented by College Planning 101, students and parents will learn the following: 
What it takes to get into college today including the financial aid system and how it works 
How to maximize your student's potential to receive scholarships, grants, & forms of merit-aid
The SAT & ACT tests and how colleges value them
What the more selective colleges really want to see on your student application. 
To make a timeline for success for where you should start in the college planning process
How it's possible to attend a private college for a public college price. 
Seating is limited. Register using above link to our online calendar. .
Ongoing Events
Foodie Club for Teens: Thursdays 3/8, 3/22, 4/19, & 5/3 from 3:15-4:30 pm.  Join us at the Somers Library to make snacks and small meals that the group can enjoy using the library staff kitchen. We will also be discussing and planning for the next meeting's meal while we are cooking! This program is for teens / tweens in grades 6th and up. Space is limited so please register using the link above.
Anime Nights! - Join us for a chance to watch anime from Crunchyroll with your friends! This program is for teens entering 7th grade & up!  Meets one Friday a month from 4:30 - 6:30  pm on the following dates  3/16, 4/13, 5/11, & 6/1
Anime Club: Every Wednesday starting 1/3 through 5/30 from 3:15-4:30 pm.  This program is for teens entering 7th grade & up! 
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: 3/2, 3/16, 4/13, 4/27, 5/11. 

Teen Volunteers at the Somers Library
 The Somers library is looking for teen volunteers to help make our library a great place to visit.  Of course, all volunteer hours earned can be used towards community service requirements.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact the Young Adult Librarian, Tara Ferretti at