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This Week @ the Library

What's Trending at the Library 

Mobile & Wireless Printing has arrived!

The Simsbury Public Library now offers mobile printing. Send documents, photos and more to be printed from your own computer, laptop or mobile device to the Library. All documents may be printed at the Print Release Station located in the Copy Room located in the Reference Area. Documents will be available to print for up to 48 hours. Documents not released within 48 hours are automatically deleted. Click on the icon to begin and follow the instructions.


Saturday, Sept. 12th   (9am-5pm)
Sunday, Sept. 13th (10am-4pm)
Simsbury High School

Our famous annual GIANT USED BOOK SALE includes:

  • over 30 categories of non-fiction books

  • fiction books sorted alphabetically by author/genre

  • a huge children’s section

  • DVDs, CDs, games, puzzles and Books on Tape

  • A “Special Selections” section with old/rare/collectibles

Most books are priced at $.50 - $4.00. Sunday features our all day bag sale ($10 for a bag we supply) - fill one with almost anything you choose! Cash, check & credit cards accepted. 100% of the proceeds go toward programs and services at the Simsbury Library.

3D Thursdays
10:00-11:30 am
Reference Area

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.etails to come. Drop in.

Congratulations to Heather O'Connor who was our Grand Prize winner of an overnight stay for two at Green Acres B&B. 


Congratulations also to Abigail Vacca who won dinner for two at Metro Bis Restaurant. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Adult Summer Reading Program. 

Kindle Small Group Instruction
Tuesday, September 1
Wednesday, September 2
1:00-2:00 & 2:00-3:00 pm
Business Resource Center Computers 

Small group instruction to learn how to download free e-books to the Kindle. Preregistration is required.

Achieve Peak Sales Performance: Drive B2B Sales by Developing: Mental Strength, Emotional Intelligence and Business Acumen (session 3)
Tuesday, September 1
6:00-8:00 pm , Program Room 

This is a 3-part B2B program.  Ideally you should attend all 3 sessions; however, each session will be created to deliver value as a standalone module. Speaker Duane Cashin works with organizations that want to increase profitable sales, shorten the sales cycle, and obtain referrals at the executive level.

Introduction to Word 2013 (Part 1/5) 
Wednesday, September 2, 10:00 - Noon
Technology Learning Center  

In this course you will learn valuable word processing skills like creating, saving and retrieving documents; inserting and deleting text; formatting text; and using cut, copy and paste. Attendees should have some experience with the computer and the Windows operating system. This course will be taught every Wednesday in September 2015.

Realistic HDR , Histograms and Camera Raw 
Wednesday, September 2
6:30-8:30 pm , Program Room  

Frank Zaremba of the Simsbury Camera Club will be discussing how to create realistic High Dynamic Range ( HDR ) images and how to read the Histogram from your images to help create them. Camera Raw image format will also be covered. The software and workflow used to create the images will be demonstrated. You do not need to be a member of the Simsbury Camera Club to attend.

Gen Y Book Discussion Group 
Wednesday, September 2
7:00-8:00 pm , Barnes Room  

The Library offers a book group for men and women in their 20's and 30's. Liza Pagano is the moderator. If you are interested, please email Liza or just drop in. This month's book is Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards.

Free Business Counseling with SCORE
Thursday, September 3
10:00-11:00 , 11:00 - Noon , Noon-1:00, 1:00-2:00 pm
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! One hour, face to face appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Follow-up appointments are also available. Call the BRC 860-658-7663 ext 2107.

So You Want to Get a Dog 
Thursday, September 3
7:00-8:30 pm , Program Room  

Barbara Dwyer, Animal Behavior Specialist, Trainer & Counselor will help you make a decision on how to choose the dog that's right for your family and for the dog that will be joining you. With over 20 years of experience working in competitive obedience, behavior, group teaching, rescue and consultation, she offers the unusual combination of experience and knowledge with a variety of species.

iPad iOS 8 
Friday, September 4
10:00-11:30 am , Program Room  

This course is a comprehensive introduction to using the iPad including all of the included apps. Please be sure to:

  • Bring a fully charged device to class.

  • Make sure you bring (or remember) your Apple ID and password if you have one.

  • Make sure you bring password information for any other email or social media accounts to class.

  • Bring any iPad accessories you want to share.

This class will be taught progressively over four sessions in September. Attendees may come for one or all sessions. This class replaces the iPad Lab, and is designed for new users.

Friday Flicks: Suddenly Last Summer (1959) 
Friday, September 4
1:00-3:30 pm , Program Room 

NR | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.


Upcoming Movies:
Celebrating the Career of Elizabeth Taylor 
September 11 - National Velvet
September 18 - Father of the Bride
September 25 - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Nerdfest/Fandom Social for Teens 
Friday, September 4
3:00-5:30 pm , Program Room  

Got Fandoms? This is the place for you! Different themes TBA. Participate in trivia, earn prizes, and discuss your favorite fandoms! Simsbury 's most popular ongoing Teen Program. Drop in!



Library Staff will be at the
Farmer's Market on:

  • September 10

Questions? We've got the answers.

Stop by the Town Booth at 
Septemberfest and visit for awhile. We'd love to see you there!




Library Staff will be at the 
Simsbury Fly In on 
September 20th


Stop by and see us while plane watching!


Ends August 29
Collection Site: at the Library (signs posted)
Days & Times: Tuesdays & Fridays: 10 am - noon
Saturdays: 10 am - 3 pm

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

Questions? Want to Volunteer? Call Charmaine Glew (860) 651-4192 or Ann Wallack (860) 658-7781


Language Classes

French Conversation  
Monday, No classes until 9/14

6:00-7:30 pm
, Fireside - Upper Level  

Spanish Conversation Class  
Wednesday, August 26
10:30-11:30 am , Wagner Room    

English Conversation Group  
Tuesday, No class till Fall
10:30 - 11:30 am , Barnes Room  

English Conversation Club  
Friday, No class till Fall  
10:30-1:00 pm ,  Program Room 2  

August Art Exhibits

  • Program Room - Watercolors, oils, pastels and acrylics by The Traveling Valley Artists
  • East Gallery - Photography by members of the Simsbury Camera Club
  • West Gallery - Quilts by Joan Duffy
  • Display Case - Kiln worked glass and mixed media by Susan Hackett



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