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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.     
 
Introduction to Babysitting: Essential Knowledge for the Smart Sitter - Saturday, April 28 from 10:30 to 2:30pm - Want to know all of the ins and outs of babysitting? Then Join Us at the Somers Library! For 5th Graders and up! Topics include: Infant Care, Playing, Responsibilities & Emergencies. Please bring lunch, a drink, a notebook, and a pencil. Certificates of completion will be given at the end of class. Space is limited so please register online or call 232-5717.
 
Teen: Intro to Fashion Design & Illustration Workshop - Wednesdays, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9 & 5/23 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 with a final project being a collage illustration which will be displayed at the library. Supplies needed:  drawing pad or paper, pencil, eraser, markers or colored pencils, craft glue, scissors (sharp enough to cut fabric), and anything that inspire your creativity. This class is for teens in grades 6 and up. Register using above link to our online calendar.
 
Web Design for Beginners(Teens & Tweens) - Wednesday, April 11th from 6:15 - 7:30 pm.  Ever wondered how the internet works? Nowadays, having your own website puts you ahead in the world. Participants will learn how to design a basic website layout and experience being a web developer using free software. Space is limited.  Register using above link to our online calendar.
 
Teen Conversational Spanish Workshop - Thursdays, 4/12, 4/26, & 5/10 from 3:15 - 4:30 pm - Could you use a bit of help learning to carry on a basic conversation in Spanish?  Join us for 3 bi-weekly workshops to practice speaking to a native Spanish speaker in a friendly, comfortable setting. This program is for teens in grades 7 & up. Register using above link to our online calendar.
 
How to Pay for College Without Going Broke! - Thursday, April 12th starting at 6:30 pm at the Somers Library.  In this seminar, presented by College Planning 101, parents will learn the following:
  • Differences are between the FAFSA and CSS Profile financial aid forms 
  • What is financial aid  and how need is determined. Parental and student assets that take away from  qualifying for financial aid will also be discussed.
  • How the financial aid system works and why it's important to have your expected family contribution (EFC) calculated before your student visits colleges.
  • To understand the federal and private loan programs.
This program is designed for parents of high school students. Seating is limited. Register using above link to our online calendar.
 
Researching Colleges: A Guided Tour -  Thursday, April 26 from 7:00 pm - Join us at the Somers Library for a presentation given by Jeffrey Hirsch of College Starter-Admissions & Application Academy. During this workshop, participants learn to prioritize various criteria, e.g. size, location, school setting, course offerings, etc. that make a particular set of colleges a good fit. In addition, we will look at multiple online tools and resources for researching colleges and learn how certain factors at each college, e.g. selectivity, retention, and graduation rates, can guide a student's decision whether or not to apply to or attend that school.  Register using above link to our online calendar.
Ongoing Events
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  4/27, 5/11, & 6/1

Anime Club: Every* Wednesday starting 4/4 through 5/30 (*NO Meeting 4/11) 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: 4/6, 4/20, 4/27 & 5/11 (NO meeting 4/13). 

Coming Soon!
May Events for Teens!

Teen / Parent Talk: College Application Process from A-Z - Thursday, May 10th at 7:00 pm - 8:30 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.  Registrater above.

Tween/Teen Home Alone Workshop - Grades 5 - 8 with Adult.  What would you do if you were home alone and there was an emergency?  In this workshop, for preteens who spend time alone at home and the adults who love them, you'll learn how to stay safe from EMT Joan Lloyd.  Seating is limited.  Register above.

Teen Henna Workshop at the Somers Library - Thursday, May 31st from 4:30-6:00 pm. For centuries mehndi, the art of henna painting on the body has been practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East, where the henna plant is believed to bring love, good fortune, and protection. When you adorn yourself with mehndi you are the recipient of an ancient female art form, a tradition that has been passed from one generation to the next. The henna we will be using is all natural, made from finely sifted henna, lemon juice and essential oils. With proper care a henna stain can last between 2-3 weeks. This is a hands on workshop where you will create your very own henna designs and everyone who wants one will go home with a henna by Margie. This program is intended for teens/tweens entering grades 6 and up (as of September 2018). Please register above. 
IMPORTANT: All Participants must have a signed permission slip from their parent or guardian. Margie Nugent is an accomplished body artist and owner of Making Faces Parties in Mount Kisco, NY.


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 tferretti@wlsmail.org. 

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