New for Summer: "Rainy Day Thursdays"
If it rains on any Thursday in July or August, the SFL will show a movie at 3:00 p.m. Call 860-408-1336 or visit simsburyfreelibrary.org to find out what is playing. Free.
Upcoming Genealogy Programs
July 12th and August 9th: Genealogy Road Show
July 26th at 11 a.m.: Online Research
SFL genealogy librarian Diane LeMay will share tips and tricks for success with genealogy related online searches. Diane will teach tactics to be more productive when using google.com, ancestry.com and findagrave.com, as well as explain many of Google's tools and elements that will help in conducting research. Free to members; $5 for non-members.
August 23 at 11 a.m.: Breaking Down that Brick Wall with a Book (Print Research)
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.
July 24th at 1 p.m.: The Book Thief
The story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. When her mother can no longer care for her, Liesel is adopted by a German couple. Though illiterate when adopted, her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words and imagination helps Liesel and Max, a Jew hiding in the family’s home, escape from the events unfolding around them in this extraordinary, acclaimed film. PG-13. Free.
August 28th at 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. Received 6 Academy Award nominations. Rated R. Free.
Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming fall programs: A talk on the lost village of Pilfershire on September 13th, a talk on Hartford history on September 23rd, a Farmingtonc Canal talk TBD, and much more!