Simsbury Public Library

Featured Programs

Wednesday Night is Business Night!

Tax Free in Retirement Strategies

Wednesday, May 31
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Program Room 2

Join us to learn about strategies that can help you get closer to a tax free retirement. If taxes increase in the future, will my chances of outliving my money be reduced? Should I take required minimum distributions earlier or later? Am I paying too much in taxes now and is there a way to reduce them? What is ‘The Tax Bridge’ and when do I cross it? What tax free vehicles exist and are they appropriate for me? Are Roth IRA conversions right for me and how does this affect my taxes today? What is a 72T distribution and is it right for me? How will retirement accounts impact my heirs? Discover how you can build a tax favored position in retirement using methods that have been around for over 150 years.

michael alimoJoin guest speaker Michael Alimo (CRPC; CLU; ChFEBC, Registered Investment Advisor). Beginning 30 years ago working for many Wall Street brokerage houses, veteran financial advisor Alimo’s last 15 years have been devoted to serving clientele around CT and New England at his USA Financial & Tax Services, LLC. With a focus on retirement planning and risk management; comprehensive financial planning; investment and portfolio management; wealth preservation and transfer strategies; estate tax planning; education funding. In gratitude for many years of business and support from customers around the state, Michael remains committed to giving back to the community via informational presentations and educational workshops. He has hosted many seminars, speaking to groups about a broad array of financial, investment and retirement topics.

College Bound Programs

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College Essay Writing Workshop

Tuesday June 6
6:30-8:00 pm
Program Room 2

Well over 50% of college admission officers say that the essay is very important in the admission decision. After grades and test scores, the essay is the most important component of your application. The more selective the college, the more important the essay is. C2Education Center Director, Lynne Mica, will share tips and suggestions for making your college essay the best it can be, from picking a topic to format and final product.

College Planning for Families

Wednesday June 7
6:30-8:00 pm
Program Room

A college education is one of the biggest investments a family will make so college planning should be a family affair. Please join Lynne Bossart, Independent College Advisor and owner of Simsbury-based Muse College Consulting LLC, for a college planning workshop where you will learn how to navigate the often overwhelming college admissions process, what colleges are looking for, finding the right college ‘fit” and paying for college. This workshop is intended for high school students and their parents.

Butterfly Gardens

Butterfly gardens may attract a host of beautiful winged creatures to your yard, not just butterflies.  Find out what makes a successful butterfly habitat.
Presenter Margery Winters is Vice-President of the Simsbury Land Trust Board of Trustees and Assistant Director of Roaring Brook Nature Center. Margery’s background is in geology, hydrology, and soils and she has worked in environmental impact assessment.  Margery worked for many years on water management issues with Rivers Alliance of Connecticut and has served on the Simsbury Inland Wetlands Commission since 2000.

Used Books Wanted

Have you been saving your books, puzzles, games, CD’s and DVD’s? The Friends need your donations for the Giant Annual Used Book Sale.

Book collection begins on Tuesday May 30th and will continue until August 26.
Books will be collected at the Library. Please bring your books and/or materials to the designated area on the lower level – just follow the clearly marked signs. A cart is available if you need one.

Collection Days and times:
Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10a.m. – Noon
Saturdays from 10a.m. till 3p.m.

What can you donate?
Any of the following in good, clean condition:
– Hardcover and paperback books
– Games and puzzles (must be complete)
– DVDs
– books and music on CD
– Recent software

Please DO NOT bring:
– Records, textbooks, VHS tapes, encyclopedias or magazines
– Anything stored in damp areas

Questions? Please call Charmaine Glew (860) 651-4192 or Annie Wallack (860) 658-7781.

SAVE THE DATES!! Our Giant Annual Book Sale
September 9 & 10, 2017