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Corsets, Calling Cards Talk Tops Somers Library Events For October

Denise Vanaria
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SOMERS, N.Y. – Corsets, calling cards and courtship will kick off a long list of October events at the Somers Library.

Denise Vanaria’s talk about what “proper” Victorians and Edwardians wore and how they behaved starts at 2 p.m. Saturday.

On display will be period mannequins representing different stages of dress and a “Gibson Girl” couple from Vanaria's collection of Edwardian dolls.

Registration is not required for the free event, but seating is limited and is offered strictly on a first-come, first-seated basis.

The library is at 82 Primrose St.

Other upcoming events include the following:

  • “Become a More Confident and Content Parent”: Theresa Wienecke, a certified LifeMastery consultant, will offer tips for nurturing self-confident, happy and capable children. For parents of children ages one to 18. The free talk is set for 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. To register, call the library at (914)-232-5717, or register online at www.somerslibrary.org .
  • C oncert by The Hudson Bells: The Friends of Somers Library will sponsor a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct 11. The Hudson Bells, a women's choral group, sings three and four-part harmony, both a cappella and with piano accompaniment. Registration for this free concert is not required, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis. There is no reserved seating for late arrivals.
  • AARP Defensive Driving Course: The course is set for 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19. The fee is $20 for AARP members; $25 for non-members. Pre-payment is required. Space is limited, so register early. To register, call the library at (914)-232-5717. There is no online registration for this event.
  • Somers Holocaust Memorial Commission Special Presentation: Holocaust survivor and commission member Lola Margulies will speak at 7 p.m., Oct. 20. Displayed will be art projects made by tenth-graders from North Salem High School and Somers High School. The artworks were created by students during their Human Rights unit and showcased at the commission’s Yom Hashoah Service last spring. Registration is not required for the free event.
  • Reading of “Jug of Silver”: Voice actor Alan Sklar will read Truman Capote’s early story about life in a small town in Alabama at 6 p.m., Thusday, Oct. 22. Registration required for the free event. To register, call the library at (914)-232-5717, or at www.somerslibrary.org .
  • M&M Performing Arts: The play “Sight Unseen” will be presented at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct 31. Written by Donald Margulies and directed by Ed Friedman, the play centers on Brooklyn-born artist Jonathan Waxman and explores issues of identity, home, and the place of art in our society. Registration is not required for this free event but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis.

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