Friends of the Simsbury Public Library
Annual Used Book Sale
Collection Site: at the Library (signs posted) Dates: from May 28 through August 24 Days & Times: Tuesdays & Fridays: 10 am - noon
Saturdays: 10 am - 3 pm
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. 7 & 8 @ Simsbury High
Questions? Want to Volunteer? Call Charmaine Glew (860) 651-4192 or Ann
Wallack (860) 658-7781
Saturday, May 25
CONCERT – YOUNG ARTIST PIANO COMPETITION FINALIST
Ling Zhou received her first piano lessons at age
5. From 1996 through 2000, she attended Wuhan Conservatory, studying
under Liping Jiang and with guest pianists from
. She was in pre-college at the Manhattan School of Music and between
2003 and 2010, she studied with Israeli pianist Arnold Avner, Italian
pianist Simone Ferraresi and Professor Solomon Mikowsky. She received a
full scholarship to the Hartt School of Music in 2010, where she studies
under Luiz de Maura Castro. She was a finalist in the Piano Concerto
Competition held at Hartt in her Freshman year. Since 2011, Lin Zhou has
been studying independent conducting under Professor Bolkovac and
. In addition to her schooling, Ling has been teaching in
for 10 years, helping her students pass the highest level in both the
and England Royal piano examination. She is also an experienced
accompanist. Ling is currently a senior at the
and will pursue her studies in both piano and conducting.
Saturday, May 25
May is bicycle month! Bring your bikes to this
interactive workshop led by Steve Novy of Bicycle Repairs Express, and
learn basic bike maintenance. He will start with a basic flat
repair, then go into how to repair a broken chain. From there he
will cover basic bike lubrication and cleaning of bikes, ending
with open questions from the audience on things they might want to learn
about. If you bring your helmets, Steve will check them for proper
fit and adjust them. Steve's website is www.bicyclerepairsexpress.com.
Simsbury Library is pleased to offer new service: IndieFlix.
IndieFlix is a web site, available to
Simsbury Library cardholders, that allows you to watch movies on your
computer or mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet computer.
HOW DOES IT
IndieFlix lets you watch movies in the
Internet browser of your choice.No
other software or equipment is necessary. You
will be asked to create a free account with an email address and a
password.Then you will
be asked for your Library card number.Remember,
this will only work with Simsbury Library cards.
School 125th Anniversary Community Gift presented to the teens of
Simsbury - A grant awarded to the Simsbury Public Library to purchase
books for young adult readers - January 2013. For a complete list of
titles click here.
Library is pleased to provide a second option for downloading books.
LANGUAGE CLASSES AT THESIMSBURYPUBLIC
offering a variety of free “drop-in” conversational language classes
on the upper level of the Library.
AM, the Conversational English Group is meeting. This group is for
adults (18+) wishing to improve their spoken English. The class welcomes
people who are just beginning to learn English or who have limited
skills in speaking English. Marty Allison, English teacher and public
relations professional, leads the informal classes.
French Group is held on Mondays from 6:30 to7:30
PM. Led by native French speaker Christian Gaborit, this group is for
people interested in refreshing their knowledge of the French language
or perhaps learning enough to just get by on a visit to the country.
Mandarin Chinese Conversation Class is held on Thursdays from 7:00 to8:00
PM. Open to all ages and ability levels, from very basic to advanced
Mandarin, the class is led by Yunan Jiang, native-born Chinese teacher
and local businesswoman.