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Just a short drive from downtown Hartford, Simsbury is a progressive community that combines the forward-thinking concepts of sustainable living with the simplicity of days gone by.

With a master plan built around true community living and a meaningful connection to nature, Simsbury is set among acres of green space and walking distance to nearby restaurants, shops, arts, and businesses.

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NPR Journalist/Author Anne Garrels at Library
Thursday, March 30

NPR Journalist/Author Anne Garrels at Library

Thursday, March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Simsbury Public Library |  725 Hopmeadow Street
View event website | Free

More than twenty years ago, NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow. The longtime home of the Soviet nuclear program, the Chelyabinsk region contained beautiful lakes, shuttered factories, mysterious closed cities, and some of the most polluted places on earth. Garrels’s goal was to chart the aftershocks of the U.S.S.R.’s collapse by traveling to Russia’s heartland.

In Putin Country, Garrels crafts an intimate portrait of Middle Russia. As Vladimir Putin tightens his grip on power and war in Ukraine leads to Western sanctions and a lower standard of living, the local population mingles belligerent nationalism with a deep ambivalence about their country’s direction. Through it all, Garrels sympathetically charts an ongoing identity crisis. Drawing on close friendships sustained over many years, Garrels explains why Putin commands the loyalty of so many Russians, even those who decry the abuses of power they regularly encounter. Garrels’s portrait of Russia’s silent majority is both essential and engaging reading at a time when cold war tensions are resurgent.

Anne Garrels is a former foreign correspondent for NPR and the author of Naked in Baghdad. She was awarded the Courage in Journalism Award by the International Women’s Media Foundation in 2003 and the George Polk Award for Radio Reporting in 2004.

Sponsored by Friends of the Simsbury Public Library. Registration suggested.

Simsbury Mini Maker Faire Comes to Town
Saturday, April 1

Simsbury Mini Maker Faire Comes to Town

Saturday, April 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Simsbury Public Library |  725 Hopmeadow Street
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SIMSBURY TO HOLD 1ST ANNUAL MINI MAKER FAIRE

The Simsbury Mini Maker Faire, sponsored by the Simsbury Public Library and Simsbury Main Street Partnership, will take place Saturday, April 1, 2017, in and around the grounds of the Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT, from 10 am – 4 pm.

The Simsbury Mini Maker Faire is free and open to all, with hands-on, interactive learning opportunities and fun and creative activities for people of all ages. Libraries, learning and innovation have always gone together. We are excited to offer a gathering place where scientists, inventors, artists and creators can demonstrate their talents and collaborate in an open forum.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. The Maker Faire is a venue for makers to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

The Call for Makers of all Types: Performers, Engineers, Crafters, etc. is Open Now through March 10, 2017.

The Simsbury Mini Maker Faire is calling all makers to apply to exhibit what they love to do! There is no cost to exhibit or attend. Come out to demonstrate your creations to curious attendees and meet fellow makers. Scientists, engineers, artisans, crafters, garage inventors, hobbyists, and students are all invited to complete the online

Maker application form here. Apply soon for early placement. Event organizers will reply to applications with further instructions for participation.

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine. It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events. The Simsbury Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

The Pout-Pout Fish comes to Library!
Wednesday, April 5

The Pout-Pout Fish comes to Library!

Wednesday, April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Simsbury Public Library |  725 Hopmeadow Street
View event website | Free

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to meet the author of the Pout-Pout Fish book series, Deborah Diesen.

Join Friends of the Library as we celebrate the release of her newest book, The Pout-Pout Fish, Far, Far From Home. In this story, Mr. Fish explores new places and meets new friends. He might just learn that a few bumps along the way are all part of the journey and that love doesn’t have to be packed, it travels with you always.

The Pout-Pout Fish is a New York Times bestselling series. This program is open to children of all ages and their caregivers.

Advance registration is requested. Thank you to the Friends of the Simsbury Public Library for making this event possible.

Spring Craft Fair by Holiday Mischief
Saturday, April 8

different colored patchwork stacked on a table

Spring Craft Fair by Holiday Mischief

Saturday, April 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hop Meadow Country Club | 55 Firetown Road

Local crafters and artisans selling wares for spring.

Admission – canned food for the Simsbury Food Closet

Open to the public. Bar and cafe open.

9th Annual “Taste in Simsbury” – Hold the Date!
Thursday, August 31

9th Annual “Taste in Simsbury” – Hold the Date!

Thursday, August 31 @ 5:30 am - 8:30 pm
The Riverview | 10 Winslow Place
View event website | $50.00

9th Annual “Taste in Simsbury” to be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at The Riverview in Simsbury
HOLD DATE and watch for further information.

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