August Events Announced at Simsbury Free Library

For all events, RSVPs are requested via email (simsburyfreelibrary@gmail.com) or phone (860-408-1336).

Simsbury Free Library (Credit: Simsbury Free Library page on Facebook)
Simsbury Free Library (Credit: Simsbury Free Library page on Facebook)
The following information was provided by the Simsbury Free Library.

In August, The Simsbury Free Library (SFL) will continue its Genealogy Road Show program. The SFL’s summer movie selections will not be limited to foreign language and documentary films. If it rains on a summer Thursday, the SFL will show a movie.

The SFL will also host a genealogy print research session to demonstrate how to uncover genealogy information in common books. For all events, RSVPs are requested via email (simsburyfreelibrary@gmail.com) or phone (860-408-1336).

Genealogy Road Show, Aug. 9, 2014, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

If you are researching your family tree, but don’t know where else to look to find your missing ancestors, bring in your tree.  Genealogy librarian Diane LeMay can help with deciphering handwriting, online research, Massachusetts and French-Canadian research, and much more.  Free to members; $5 for non-members.

Film Offering, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 1 p.m.

Nebraska.  When a father, Bruce Dern, and his adult son, Will Forte, embark on a journey to claim a million-dollar prize, what begins as a fool’s errand becomes a search for the road to redemption.  Rated R.  Free.

Genealogy Print Research: Breaking Down that Brick Wall with a Book, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, 11 a.m.

This special presentation by SFL genealogy librarian Diane LeMay will explore some of the many books – from a city directory to a gazeteer – common to most libraries and the surprising genealogy-related information they contain.  Free to members; $5 for non-members.    


New for Summer: Rainy Day Thursdays

If it rains on any Thursday in August, the SFL will show a movie at 3:00 p.m.  Call 860-408-1336 or visit simsburyfreelibrary.orgto find out what is playing.  Free.

About the Simsbury Free Library

The Simsbury Free Library (the Simsbury Genealogical and Historical Research Library) opened on the second floor of the Hopmeadow District School in 1874. In 1890, the Library’s collection was moved to its present location at 749 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. Today the Simsbury Free Library (SFL) seeks to promote interest in genealogy and history by providing access to research material and expertise, artifacts, and educational and cultural programs. It seeks to help patrons connect with the past and to learn from and be inspired by those who have gone before them. The SFL provides a relaxed setting in which people can pursue family research history at their own pace. For everyone from seasoned genealogy veterans to beginners, the SFL has the staff and resources necessary to help visitors develop the skills required to create family trees, search local histories, look up census records, explore vital records, etc.  

The Simsbury Free Library – the Gracious Yellow Lady – is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. as well as by appointment. To RSVP or for more information, visit simsburyfreelibrary.org, or call (860) 408-1336.


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