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eBooks, Simsbury Historical Society, and Self Publishing

5 things you need to know about Simsbury on Wednesday March 28, 2012

Good morning Simsbury, today is Wednesday March 28, 2012 and there are 278 days left in the year.

Today's Weather: Don't forget to pack your umbrella this morning, there's a chance we'll see some rain today according to the National Weather Service daily forecast. Showers are likely after 9 a.m., otherwise it will be mostly cloudy with a high near 56 degrees.

Tonight: Chance of showers before 11 p.m., mostly cloudy skies tonight with an overnight low around 43 degrees.

If you're looking for some guidance on how to operate that eBook reader you got for Christmas, swing by the library for a class on downloading eBooks. The Simsbury Public Library offers many free books available for Nooks, Kindles, iPads or Sonys. Register for the class at the library or call 860-658-7663. Visit the library website for more details.

The Red Stone Pub is hosting a book-signing and fundraiser event to benefit the Simsbury Historical Society. Mary Jane Springman and Alan LaHue, authors of the newly-published book "Simsbury," will be at the pub to sign copies. Guest bartender and "Survivor" alumni Terry Dietz will be serving up drinks, with a portion of the sales going to SHS.The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight.

Have a book or manuscript you'd like to see published? Join published author Anne Kelleher and published author and book-marketing consultant Brian Jud for a discussion about the ins and outs of getting your work published and marketed tonight at the Simsbury Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Make your reservation on the library website.

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