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Events at Public Library – July, August

Friday, July 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

| Free

Simsbury Public Library  |   725 Hopmeadow Street , Simsbury, CT 06070

Enjoy the Simsbury Public Library this summer – see events for July and August.


Self-Defense with SunMi, Wednesdays July 6 – August 10 (6 classes), 1:00-2:00 pm, Program Room
Olympic Taekwondo Academy Head Master SunMi Jung will teach you self-defense techniques from Korea’s signature martial art, Taekwondo. For all ages. Registration required.

Metro Bis Series – Einkorn: Recipes for Nature’s Original Wheat with Author Carla Bartolucci, Thursday, July 7, 2:00-3:30 pm, Program Room
Carla Bartolucci introduces you to the ancient grain Einkorn, while Metro Bis treats you to a sample from Carla’s cookbook.

The Art of DayCation, Thursday, July 7, 6:30-8:00 pm, Program Room
Nina Lesiga will help you find experiential, authentic and intriguing day trips.

Stars and Stripes Forever: Picnic & Movie, Friday, July 8, 12:30-3:00 pm, Program Room
Clifton Webb, Robert Wagner and Debra Paget star in this 1952 biography of John Philip Sousa. A picnic lunch will be served at 12:30. Registration required with the Senior Center at 860-658-3273.

Jack Brin Music Video Series (3 programs), Monday, July 11, 25 and August 8, 1:00-3:00 pm, Program Room
July 11: Americana in Painting and Music
July 25: Ravel and Relaxation
August 8: Paintings from the Wadsworth Atheneum (with music)

Creating the Habit of Wellness, Thursday, July 14, 6:30-8:00 pm, Program Room
Donna Martin will teach you to re-examine the products you use, rethink the concept of medicine, and rewire your habits for a new path to wholehearted living.

Less Stressed, Less Depressed, Less in Pain: the Power of Mindfulness, Wednesday, July 20, 6:30-8:00 pm, Program Room
Stephen Cuddy will teach you the techniques of mindfulness. Register with Simsbury Senior Center, 860-658-3273.

Growing up in Connecticut (CT Historical Society on the Road program), Thursday, July 28, 1:30-3:00 pm, Program Room
Explore the issues that have faced CT children and adolescents since the 1930s that show how we all grew up. Register with the Senior Center at 860-658-3273.


“Is This Thing on?” Navigating the Digital World – Talk & Lunch, Tuesday, August 2, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, Program Room
Abby Stokes helps “digital immigrants” understand what’s out there and what might be beneficial to you. “Is this thing on?” (General Info) @ 11:30 am; Lunch @ 12:30 pm; “How to be Smart with your Smartphone & Tablet” @ 1:00 pm. Registration required with the Senior Center at 860-658-3273.

Flowers for Ornament and the Table: Cultivating and Consuming Edible Flowers, Monday, August 8, 6:30-8:00 pm, Program Room
Lawrence Davis-Hollander helps you discover the best edibles for beauty and nutrition.

Meditation-The WOW Factor: Younger, Thinner, Healthier and More…, Thursday, August 11, 6:30-8:00 pm, Program Room
Dr. Matthew Raider explores the nature of consciousness and shares what keeps you young even as your body ages. Register with the Senior Center at 860-658-3273.

The Posture/Pain Connection – Does Your Back Still Hurt? Tuesday, August 16, 6:30-7:30 pm, Program Room
Linda Huntting Congdon will introduce you to the Gokhale Method to help re-establish your body’s structural integrity and regain a pain-free life. Registration required with the Senior Center at 860-658-3273.

Read to Win!
Share what you are reading and be entered to win raffle prizes! Submit a review of each book you read or listen to at the Checkout Desk or submit your reviews online @ simsburylibrary.info. There will be prize drawings every other Friday with a Grand Prize of a 6-month family membership at the Farmington Valley YMCA drawn on August 20.

Simsbury Public Library in the Community
Library staff will be out and about in Simsbury this summer. Watch for us in locations around town!

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