This Week @ the Library
Need a Boost?
Library has recently purchased a new charging station now located in the
Teen area. Never again worry about getting caught with a dead battery
for your phone or device. A special Thank You to the Friends of
the Simsbury Public Library for the generous gift which made this
Introducing Our Newest Database
Over 63 languages to choose from that are completely self-paced and become fluent in just a few months. Just set up a free account and log in with your Library card. It's that easy! Learning a language has never been this fun. Start learning now.
It's not too late to sign up for our summer reading programs. Children can earn bones to feed our Library dog in support of animal heroes, teens can earn raffle tickets for autographed books and gift cards to local shops and adult can earn raffle tickets towards our Escape the Ordinary gift baskets and enter to win our grand prize of a night's stay for 2 at Green Acres Bed & Breakfast. Pick up a brochure to see more exciting summer events. Pick up a brochure or check the calendar for events.
Sign up here:
Interested in learning how the Library's 3D printer works?
Come in for live demonstrations and instructions. Learn how to find and print items for your home or business. You may choose an object to print or send us your file and we'll print it for you.
Simsbury Small Business
Monday, July 6
7:00-8:30 pm, Program Room 2
Simsbury Small Business is a group of business owners and entrepreneurs in Simsbury, formed to provide support and group mentoring to help all of our businesses succeed. The group meets monthly at the Library, the first week of the month, alternating Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.
Join us if you own or operate a small business and would like a forum to talk about the issues, challenges, and opportunities you face in your local business. Join our Facebook group to learn about updates and share information between live meetings.
Questions? Contact Jenna Mayotte, Business Resource Center Coordinator, at 860-658-7663 x2107
Kindle eBook Instruction
Tuesday, July 7
Wednesday, July 8
1:00-2:00 pm & 2:00-3:00 pm,
Business Resource Center
Small group instruction to learn how to download free e-books to the Kindle. Preregistration is required.
Wellness on the Web (part 1)
The web is a phenomenal resource for health information. This course will introduce you to the types of websites you can use to learn about health issues, blogs to follow on health, online resources to work out with and mobile apps that can help you in your journey toward a healthier tomorrow. Instructed by Ellen Cartledge. Space is limited so please pre-register. Free and open to all.
Keeping the Home Fires Burning:
Techie Tuesday: 3D Printer Demo & TinkerCAD
Stop by the library for a 3D Printer demonstration and learn how to make your own design using TinkerCAD. Participants can pick up their design at a later date TBD.
Free Business Counseling with SCORE®
Wednesday, July 8
Call for available appointments, Barnes Room
Are you an entrepreneur who wants to expand, improve profitability, or improve operations? Or are you thinking of starting a new business? If so, SCORE® can help! SCORE® counselors represent a full range of business skills and experience. Counselors volunteer their time to provide advice on every aspect of business planning, start-up, management and growth. One hour, face to face appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Follow-up appointments are available. Registration is required in advance. Contact Jenna Mayotte, 860-658-7663 ext 2107
The Complete Job Search (Part 1)
In this course you will begin conducting a modern job search:
Registration is requested.
Lunch & Lit for Teens
Get free books! Bring a brown bag lunch. We'll provide drinks & dessert. Let's discuss what you're reading this summer. Drop in.
Crafternoon for Teens: Superhero Buttons
Use discarded comics or draw your own superhero buttons! Blank paper & markers will also be provided for you to create your own button.
Comic Construction Drawing for Teens
Interested in learning about comic construction and what it takes to create your own characters and storyline? If so, comic book artist Matt Ryan from Free Lunch Studio will lead the group through the creation of a 5 panel storyline as well as how to make well rounded characters. Previous drawing/writing experience is not necessary.
Family Movie Night: Finding Nemo
Wellness on the Web (part 2)
The web is a phenomenal resource for health information. This course will introduce you to the types of websites you can use to learn about health issues, blogs to follow on health, online resources to work out with and mobile apps that can help you in your journey toward a healthier tomorrow. Instructed by Ellen Cartledge. Free and open to all.
Cardfight Vanguard for Teens
Open to any teens interested in playing or learning to play Cardfight Vanguard. Drop in.
Nerdfest/Fandom Social for Teens
Come discuss your fandoms and participate in trivia, raffles, and more! Snacks Provided! Theme TBA. Drop in.
Sit & Stitch Needlework Group
Looking for inspiration? Bring a project to work on and share ideaswhile you enjoy the company of other crafters. Held the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Drop in.
Friday Flicks: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Library Staff will be at the
to demonstrate many of our databases and services. If you're shopping at
the market come and check us out.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Author
The Friends of the Simsbury Public Library are delighted to host a panel of four award-winning, New England Science Fiction and Fantasy writers:
This lively panel should prove both entertaining and enlightening to science fiction and fantasy fans and all readers alike!
Copies of the authors' books will be available for purchase and signing. The program is free of charge, and open to all. Prior registration is requested before July 10, 2015. Sign up at the library’s reference desk, register on-line at www.simsburylibrary.info (and click on “Calendar”), or call the library at (860) 658-7663.
Simsbury Community Read
Join members of the SHS crew team, coaches and community members for a discussion of the book The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel J. Brown. Our discussion will be led by Mary Jane Springman as we all learn what it means to be part of "the boat." Pick up your copy today and become part of the discussion!
2015 USED BOOK SALE COLLECTIONS!
Bring: Books, games, puzzles, CDs, DVDs & Computer software; all in GOOD, CLEAN condition Don't Bring:Records, magazines, encyclopedias, textbooks, video/audio tapes, or books in poor condition
BOOK SALE Dates: Sept. 12 & 13 @ Simsbury High
Questions? Want to Volunteer? Call Charmaine Glew (860) 651-4192 or Ann Wallack (860) 658-7781
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