Simsbury Public Library

Featured Programs

Wednesday Night is Business Night!

Start, Manage & Grow Your Business with ReferenceUSA
Wednesday, September 20

6:30 – 8:00 PM
Program Room

Guest speaker, TJ Pridell, with ReferenceUSA will be hosting an interactive lead generation marketing seminar catering to the Simsbury business community. To accommodate the needs of business owners, sales & marketing representatives and job seekers, Simsbury Public Library is offering a service called ReferenceUSA, an online provider of business and consumer research.

ReferenceUSA helps library users create effective marketing plans, conduct essential competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people in order to expand & grow their book of business. The online database provides real-time access to more than 44 million businesses and 270 million consumers.

Simsbury Public Library cardholders may access this resource from within the library or at home or work with Internet access. The database features nine detailed modules of information: “US Business”, “US New Business”, “US Historical Business”, “US New Movers/Homeowners”, “US Healthcare”, “US Standard White Pages”, “Canadian Business”, “Canadian White Pages”, and “US Jobs & Internships”.

Users can select a location and radius to search through a database of millions of businesses and locate direct business contact names. Many entries also include links to job postings.

Students can utilize ReferenceUSA to find articles for research on businesses and find data summaries to profile neighborhoods, cities and states, as well as researching demographics by business type, sizes and median income.

Users can access ReferenceUSA at under “Research > Databases > ReferenceUSA” Members may log in by typing in their active library card number. For more information, please contact the Reference Department at 860-658-7663.

Please join us to learn more about how you can assist your business in establishing and growing your book of business with ReferenceUSA!

Simsbury Reads YA: A book club for Teens & Adults

Wednesday, September 20
7:00-8:00 pm
Program Room 2
Sign up here

Simsbury has a book club celebrating young adult literature! Open to Teens (grades 7-12) and adults. Pizza and dessert served! Please list your food allergies on the sign up form or contact Sara. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation desk.

This month’s pick is Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta: When fourteen-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he’s plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare. The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him. Now all that remains between them and the boy are Ethan and Allison Serbin, who run the wilderness survival program; Hannah Faber, who occupies a lonely fire lookout tower; and endless miles of desolate Montana Mountains. The clock is ticking, the mountains are burning, and those who wish Jace Wilson dead are no longer far behind.

100th Anniversary of America’s Entry into World War I

World War I Genealogy Tuesday, September 19, 6:30-8:00 pm
HFPG Technology Learning Center
Celia Roberts, SPL Reference Librarian and genealogist, will show you how to explore resources that are available for researching your World War I era ancestors, including recently digitized records such as Connecticut’s World War I Questionnaires and World War I draft cards.
For more information and to make a reservation click here.

World War I Digitization Day
Tuesday, September 26, 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Bring your World War I photos, letters and other keepsakes to the Simsbury Public Library to have them photographed or scanned by staff from the CT State Library. Digital images of these objects will be made available online and preserved in the CT Digital Archive. The only prerequisite for inclusion in this project is that participants are Connecticut residents and that items are related to World War I.
The Remembering World War One Digitization Day has been made possible in part by the Connecticut State Library and a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

All programs will take place in the FSPL Program Room unless otherwise noted.

Download a pdf of the program booklet.