Simsbury Public Library

Featured Programs

Small Business Saturday: Shop Small

The Simsbury Public Library and the Simsbury Main Street Partnership are proud to be Neighborhood Champions for Small Business Saturday on November 25th. We want to support our small business owners and encourage our patrons to shop local and show love to our community.

Beginning on November 1st, bring any receipt from purchases made from a local business to Simsbury Public Library within the month of November. Show your receipt to a library staff member to receive a ticket. You will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card to Fitzgerald’s Foods. Please make sure to write your name and phone number on the back of the ticket so we can contact you if you win.

Join us as we work together to build strong families, strong businesses, and a strong community.

Intro to 3D Drawing

Saturday December 2
2:00-3:00 PM
Program Room 2
Sign up here

Basics of 3 dimension drawing (on paper) will introduce the participants to visualize and understand the depth or width aspect of any object. This will help the attendees to transform simple 2 dimension shapes into realistic looking 3 dimension objects.

This program will cover introduction of Isometric Views for simple objects like rectangular, circular or triangular blocks and a combination of these to draw a little bit more complex ones like a staircase.
Introduction of the Perspective View which will help the attendees to visualize much larger objects like a building or a house.

Open to Adults and Teens (Grades 6-12). Limited Space Available. Registration required.

Smart Answers to Tough Questions: Advance Directives, Power of Attorney and Wills

Planning for the future from a legal, medical and financial perspective can be confusing and overwhelming. Henry C. Weatherby, founding principal of the law firm of Weatherby & Associates, PC will discuss the importance of advance directives, power of attorney and wills to give you a voice in decisions about your end of life.

Hank has a BS in Human Resource Management from the State University of New York, Albany and a JD degree from the University of Connecticut School Of Law. He is a member of the Connecticut and Idaho Bar Associations and the Hartford County Bar Association. Hank has developed and regularly conducts continuing education programs on estate, business and exit planning, as well as elder law in both Connecticut and Massachusetts.

This event is co-sponsored by the Library and the Simsbury Senior Center.  Register here.

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month (often shortened to NaNoWriMo)is an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30. Well-known authors write “pep-talks” to keep them motivated throughout the process. The website provides participants with tips for writer’s block, information on where local participants are meeting, and an online community of support. NaNoWriMo focuses on the length of a work rather than the quality, encouraging writers to finish their first draft so that it can later be edited at the author’s discretion.

Writers wishing to participate first register on the project’s website, where they can post profiles and information about their novels, including synopses and excerpts. Word counts are validated on the site, with writers submitting a copy of their novel for automatic counting. The Library is sponsoring a series of author talks and other events for budding writers during the month.

See the brochure for details or download the pdf here.


Connecticut Icons

Author Charles Monagan brings his book, Connecticut Icons, (Globe Pequot) to the Simsbury Public Library. There will be an entertaining Connecticut Trivia Quiz, based on icons found in the book, and discussion on Connecticut’s longstanding inability to define itself among all states. Q&A is welcome.

Charles Monagan was the Editor of Connecticut Magazine 1989-2013 and is the author of 10 books, including the novel Carrie Welton, The Neurotic’s Handbook and How to Get a Monkey into Harvard, as well as the musical Mad Bomber. He lives in Middlebury, CT, with his wife Marcia.

Registration requested.

We now have two 3D printers available for use!

Have you visited the Innovators’ Workshop lately? We now have two Makerbot 3D printers available for you to use!*

  • The Makerbot 5th Generation is drop-in, first come first served. That means if you walk by the Innovators’ Workshop and see that it is free, you can drop in and use it for up to 2 hours!
  • The Makerbot Replicator should be reserved in advance. If you have a print that will take longer than two hours, this is the option for you. Click here to reserve it online.

Take a one time class to Learn to Use the 3D Printer and get certified. Then come back anytime to use the equipment. For class times and to sign-up, check our events calendar. If you can’t attend one of our scheduled classes, please email with some possible dates and times and we’ll try to accommodate you.

*Patrons must take a 3D printing class and must sign an Innovators’ Workshop Liability Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement form. Children must attend a class with a parent or caregiver and have an Innovators’ Workshop Minor Liability Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement form signed by a parent. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who is also certified.