SOMERS, N.Y. The Somers Library will celebrate its 30th anniversary as a public library in Reis Park on Saturday, April 14. The week leading up to the big event will feature special events as well.
Monday, April 9
Story Walk The Story Walk will take place all day, every day this week. Stroll through the grounds of the library and read Ezra Jack Keats Over the Meadow, then go inside for a cookie.
Win a LEGO Building Book Do-it-yourself activities for young engineers and architects will be available all day. Build with LEGOs and guess how much sidewalk chalk is in the giant container. The winner gets the chalk!
Meet the Authors 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Its Meet the Authors night, with coffee and tea provided by the library and pot luck dessert provided by people who attend. Meet the authors, hear about their works and listen to some short readings. A Q&A period will follow.
Tuesday, April 10
Celebrity Readers 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Local educational celebrities, such as principals and school district administrators, will have their chance to read aloud to a roomful of children.
Wednesday, April 11
Healthy Cooking 3:30 p.m. Parents, learn a little more from Mary Opfer of Mary Kates about conjuring up some tasty but healthy treats for your kids and yourself. Adults go to the Reading Room, children can wait under supervision in the Childrens Room.
Thursday, April 12
Rug Hooking 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mary Parker, president of the Westchester Basketmakers Guild, whose work is on display at the library during April, will demonstrate the art of 19th-century rug hooking. Youll get a chance to try it for yourself.
The Lorax 4 p.m. See an original skit by Somers Middle School students, based on the Dr. Seuss book.
Friday, April 13
Book Sale Sneak Preview 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. This is an opportunity for Friends of the Library to choose books from the sale before the public comes in. If you havent already joined or you havent yet renewed your 2012 Friends membership, you can do it at the door.
Saturday, April 14
Happy Birthday, Library!
Book Sale & Late Fee Amnesty 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Story Walk 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Read with Sammy the Therapy Dog 10:00 a.m. - noon
Face Painting and Balloon Animals 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Clowns, Balloons and Games for Children 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Duplos and LEGOs in the Children's Room 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Children's Room Self-Directed Activities 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Roaming Juggler Noon - 2 p.m.
Story Time Stage Musical Performance for Children 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Birthday Cake 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Singing Harp Chamber Music 3 p.m.
Read with Romeo the Therapy Dog 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
History of the Library Talk 4 p.m.
Raffle Drawings 4:30 p.m.
All Day E-reader information, bake sale, popcorn, childrens games and more!
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