Saturday, September 7th from 10am-2pm
The Friends of the Smyth Public Library will host a story walk for all ages! We will start in the library, then move to the woods and pond behind the library. Come join us for this outdoor literary experience. The story walk features the book, In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming. In this book, a child explores the wonders of the natural world in this rhyming, beautiful bright colored picture storybook about the lives of small animals and insects living around a freshwater pond.
How to Retirement Plan Panel
Tuesday, September 10th at 6pm
Hosted by Donna Wilton, join us here at the library to learn more about retirement planning with this panel and discussion session. Local Medicare experts along with other professionals will provide a variety of educational information, so come prepared with any questions!
Project Coyote with Chris Schadler
Wednesday, September 18th at 6:30pm
Chris Schadler earned his Master of Science in Conservation Biology at Antioch University Graduate School and her these focused on the natural recovery of the Eastern Timber Wolf in Michigan. Now, come learn the true story of the eastern coyote – how and when it arrived in New England, how it lives among us but is rarely seen and how it contributes to keep our forests and fields healthy. Learn why it is a creature of our own making! It is smart, beneficial and by its presence, gives “wild” back to our wild lands. This New Wild also requires that livestock and pet owners step up to steward our creatures with greater care. Despite the ecological benefits the coyote brings, it is the most persecuted carnivore in North America. Yet, it survives and thrives despite efforts to eradicate it.
How To Knit & Crochet Night at SPL with Lisa Cote
Monday, September 23rd at 6:30pm
Learn to knit and crochet with Lisa Cote! Open to adults and children.
Please register at the front desk.
How To Edible Plants
Tuesday, October 8th at 6pm
Join us at the library for an event hosted by the educational environmental program from the NH State Park Rangers. In theory, if every grocery store on Earth suddenly disappeared and you were not permitted to consume any meat, you could survive nicely on what is grown in the soil and on trees alone. But would you know how to? New Hampshire is a small New England state in a region of the U.S. renowned for its lovely pine trees, its fall foliage and the allure of the forests at the northern reaches of the Appalachian Mountain range. New Hampshire in particular boosts a number of edible wild plants; although you’ll want a field guide handy to confirm the safety of anything you decide to ingest, this program is a starter kit to some of the Granite State’s botanical and fungal snack offerings.
Lithuanian Travel Program
Wednesday, October 9th at 6pm
Attend this newly offered program, hosted by award winning Chef/Instructor, Speaker, Consultant, and Cookbook Author, Oonagh Williams. Bordering Poland, Latvia, and Belarus, Lithuania is considered the southernmost country of Europe’s Baltic States and was formerly part of the Soviet bloc nation. Come learn more about this historical country and dive into the nation’s history culture, food, and current events. Food will be included in a tasting buffet and full recipes will be provided. Registration is required and can be completed in the library, at the front desk.
How to Labyrinth Walk
Thursday, October 10th at 6:30pm
Attend this how to program hosted by Judi Lindsey and discover the ancient practice of labyrinth walking. Used by many different faiths for spiritual centering, contemplation, and prayer, labyrinth walking has the ability to guide you in finding wisdom and sources of change or renewal.
Saturday, October 19th from 7-9pm
This shall mark the thirteenth year of the Beatles night at the Smyth Public Library! The evening will include rare films, music, trivia, and door prizes. Every year features a new program so come join the music and fun!
NH History Program on Daniel Webster: “The God-Like Daniel”
Wednesday, October 16th at 6:30pm
Daniel Webster was born in 1782 on a small farm in the New Hampshire wilderness. Despite beginning life in poverty, he became a legend in New England and across America, both in his own lifetime and for a century after his death. He was Congressman, Senator, and Secretary of State under three Presidents. He is thought to have been one of the most outstanding lawyers ever, as well as the greatest public speaker in American history. Eighty five years after his death, he would be the hero in The Devil and Daniel Webster, the most popular short story ever written in America. In the words of the storyteller, “He was the biggest man in the country. He never got to be President, but he was the biggest man. There were thousands that trusted in him right next to God Almighty.”
Join us here at the library for this newly offered program where Michael Faiella, a retired history teacher, shall unveil Daniel Webster: the local boy, the man, and the legend!
Tuesday, October 29th at 6pm
Turning 65 or retiring in 6 months or a year? Get yourself educated, receive some guidance navigating through all the Medicare information, come understand the Medicare basic Parts A, B, C and D. Hosted by Donna Wilton, learn what Original Medicare covers and how supplement insurance works with your Medicare so you can make the best decisions for your health care needs in retirement. Know the importance of enrollment periods and making sure you avoid lifetime penalties.
Bring your questions to this informal educational session and simplify your understanding of Medicare.
Please stop by the front desk to sign up, or RSVP at (603)-553-0913.
Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire’s State Dog, the Chinook
Wednesday, November 13th at 6pm
Join us for this newly offered program!! In partnership With the New Hampshire Humanities, come learn how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions, Bob Cottrell covers the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of New Hampshire. Cottrell will be accompanied by his appropriately named Chinook, Tug.
Thursday, August 29th at 11am- Thursday Morning Group
Reading group featuring Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson. Pick up your copy at the front desk!
Thursday, August 29th at 7pm- Thursday Night Group
Reading group featuring Empty Seats by Wanda Adams Fischer. This book will not be available for pick-up at the library.
Feel free to join these groups for many interesting discussions!
Please see Reading Groups Page for a description of this month’s book.
Knit and Crochet Group
Every third Thursday at 6:30pm!
Drop in Coloring night for all ages, all supplies provided, every Friday 6-7 pm. (packets also available for use in library anytime we are open)
SEEKING WRITERS of all levels and abilities! We have a wonderful writing group at Smyth Public Library on the second and fourth Friday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Please let us know if you would like to be a part and sign up or just come by and start writing. Writers group meets 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at 6:30 pm
See the “children,” “teen,” and “music series” tabs for more great events!