Somers Library's virtual September events for adults

Important Note about the Senior Benefits Information Center (SBIC): Our SBIC program coordinators are still providing Medicare counseling by phone and by email. Clients can leave a question and their preferred contact method and our counselors will get back to them within two business days or sooner. The SBIC hotline information: (914) 231-3260 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Virtual Presentation: Race Amity of Northern Westchester & Putnam. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2 - 4 p.m. Please join us for our monthly discussion as we work to advance cross-racial and cross-cultural amity to impact the public discourse on race.  Our monthly meetings feature speakers, screenings, and presentations where discussions are aimed at educating one another on who we really are. No registration is necessary, and refreshments will be served. Please look for details on the Race Amity of Northern Westchester & Putnam Facebook page.
Demystifying Medicare Online Presentation. The Westchester Library System is offering an opportunity to learn how Medicare works, since a complete understanding of the whole system is key to making the best personal health insurance decisions. This interactive online workshop allows participants a chance to absorb audio chapters at their own pace and refer to downloadable handouts. Demystifying Medicare is designed not only for people currently enrolled in Medicare, but for those soon to be 65 or helping relatives and friends with their medical decisions and paperwork. Topics include Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, prescription drug plans, Medigaps (supplemental plans), EPIC, and cost-saving programs for people with limited resources. You can access all of these here.
Virtual Workshop: Painting in Autumn/w Judika.  Mondays, Sept. 14, 21, & Oct 5, 19 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. It's Fall, an inspirational season to create more ART. We can draw from Nature's colors using acrylic paints, watercolors or watercolor oil pencils. This class offers you the time & space to make new artwork to express yourself. Judika Lieberman is a local artist well-versed in all disciplines, and will demonstrate the advantages of each medium. Whether you are a novice or expert, you're all welcome! Please have your supplies for class: canvases, paper, brushes, water cup, palette, and your favorite medium. Then the fun will begin! Class is limited to 25 people.
Alzheimer's Conversations: Protecting Your Health and Wealth. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Please join us for this webinar presentation hosted by Judi McAnaw, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones and featuring a special guest speaker from the Alzheimer's Association. Alzheimer's is one of the costliest diseases; a lifetime cost of care can be over $350,000. This disease robs families of their relationships and their wealth - two things we work so hard to preserve. At this special presentation, we'll discuss:  Alzheimer's disease risk factors, warning signs, resources and how you can join the fight. Protecting your finances and family with designated beneficiaries, legacy and estate strategies, life insurance - and knowing the red flags of financial scams.
Virtual Presentation: Decorating Your Home to Sell (or Dwell). Monday, Sept. 21, 6:30 - 8 p.m. If you want to learn the tricks of the staging trade to sell your home or listings faster and for more money, or you just want to revitalize your home's appearance, join home staging expert Susan Atwell as she teaches you: 
  • The three keys to outshining the competition when selling your home.
  • Our top 10 Do-It-Yourself home staging tips guaranteed to sell homes faster.
  • How to accentuate your home's most attractive features using what you already have.
  • Tips to ditch the stress, mess, and overwhelm and get it all done at lightning speed! 
Whether you are a home seller, real estate professional, or just someone who enjoys interior decorating, this workshop is for you! Please register!
Please click here to register for events.

Virtual Presentation: 1968. Thursday, Sept. 24, 6:30 - 8 p.m. 1968 was the most turbulent year of the Swinging 60s, and America seemed to be coming apart: The Vietnam War become increasingly unpopular, both Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were assassinated, and a riot occurred during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. There were trouble spots around the world, in Czechoslovakia, France, and Mexico. Lyndon Johnson decided to not seek re-election as president and both women's lib and the civil rights movement were major issues. After all these stressful events, 1968 ends with man circling the moon. Please register!
Adult Ongoing Programs 
Virtual Rock Music Appreciation Club (For Adults and Teens 16+). Thursdays, Sept. 10 & 24 and Oct. 8 & 22, and Nov. 12 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. - The remote Rock Music Appreciation Club will continue to meet this month, on the 10th and 24th. Join us as we forge on through the 1970s and into the early 80s. New members welcome - please register to get a Zoom invitation.
Virtual Meeting of the Somers Library Book Group. Ongoing program. Friday, September 11, 2:30 - 4 p.m. We will be discussing Esi Edugyan's Washington Black. New members very welcome. Please register.
Virtual Poetry Workshop - Ongoing program. Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Virtual Westchester Writers Workshop - Ongoing program. Thursdays Sept. 3 & 17 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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


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