The Simsbury Free Library (SFL) presents a different documentary or foreign language film on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. On February 26, 2013, the SFL will show “Exit Through the Gift Shop.”
Nominated in 2011 for an Oscar for Best Documentary, the film is the story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results (from Amazon.com).
While the event is free and open to the public, donations to the SFL are encouraged and appreciated and new members are always welcome. RSVPs are requested via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (860-408-1336).
Upcoming documentary and foreign language film dates and titles are:
- March 26: “In Darkness”
- April 23: “This Way of Life”
- May 28: “Precious Life”
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 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. as well as by appointment. For more information, visit www.simsburyfreelibrary.org or call (860) 408-1336.