Events

Follow Candia native Judi on her blog as she walks the 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago in Spain starting September 10th!
http://candiatothecamino.com/

THE SMYTH PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS:

Walking France with Gale Carey-Postponed and will be rescheduled (Date to be Announced)

One pilgrim’s story of 500 miles on the Chemin de St. Jacques.
The Chemin de St. Jacques is an amazingly beautiful walking route cherished by the French and traveled by pilgrims for nearly 1000 years. The journey through lush woodlands, flower-laden fields, volcanic formations, and ancient villages and towns, allows for meditative walking, engaging conversation, and introspection. Gale made this 35-day trek last summer and brings us the story of her journey as a modern day pilgrim – from the practical to the philosophical.

Gale Carey

How to Knit/Crochet with Lisa Cote-Postponed and will be rescheduled (Date to be Announced)
Learn how to knit and crochet with Lisa Cote!

Movie Night: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Friday, October 26th at 6pm
Count Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware that their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family.

Halloween Party
Wednesday, October 31st at 3pm
Come in costume for games and snacks! All ages welcome! PLEASE REGISTER

Book Club
Thursday, November 8th at 11am
Reading: American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee
Pick up the book at the library front desk!
“With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one of these wolves, O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth. Uncommonly powerful, with gray fur and faint black ovals around each eye, O-Six is a kind and merciful leader, a fiercely intelligent fighter, and a doting mother. She is beloved by wolf watchers, particularly renowned naturalist Rick McIntyre, and becomes something of a social media star, with followers around the world.”

Cultural History of Mt. Washington with Dan Szczesny
Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 6:30pm
Author Dan Szczesny will discuss his book “The White Mountain: Rediscovering Mount Washington’s Hidden Culture.”
Books will be available for sale.

Candia “Antiques Roadshow”
Thursday, November 15th at 6:30 pm
Our own local “Antique Roadshow” comes to Candia! Sponsored by the Heritage Commission.

Currier Fall Art Program
Monday, November 19th at 6 pm
Currier Art Museum Instructor, Holly Rousseau, is coming to lead a painting lesson inspired by “Ethan Murrow: Hauling.”

Holly Rousseau is a graduate of Plymouth State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Art Education, concentrating on ceramics and printmaking. In 2013, she was a National Writing Project Institute Fellow. Along with her work at the Art Center, she is a full time Art Teacher in the Manchester School District.

Bear-Paw Regional Greenways Drinking Water Lecture
Monday, November 26th from 6pm-7pm
Where does your water come from?
What can you do to protect it?
Bear-Paw Regional Greenways is offering a workshop for landowners, their families, and others interested in how land conservation helps protect drinking water. Have you been thinking about doing something to help protect water quality? Are you wondering if land conservation is an option for your property? This workshop will be an opportunity to learn more and get expert advice. Questions? Contact: info@bear-paw.org or call (603) 463-9400

Make Your Own Holiday Cards with Debbie Dunn!
Tuesday, November 27th at 6pm
Debbie Dunn will teach you how to make your own holiday cards to give to friends and family!

Holiday Gingerbread House Making Party
Saturday, December 8 at 11 am
For: All ages!
All goodies provided, just sign up and bring your smiles!

Drawing Your World: Sketching Class Preview with Sue Anne Bottomley
Tuesday, December 11th at 6pm
Sue Anne Bottomley is doing her preview presentation for her sketch class on Dec. 11 and then three classes early 2019. Jan. 15; Feb. 12; Mar. 12; all on Tuesdays at 6pm.
She also will have her work displayed in our art gallery space for the month of January.

PJ Storytime: Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Friday, December 14th at 6pm
A special Christmas PJ Storytime with our favorite couple from up North!

“How To” Holiday Gift Wrapping Party
Monday, December 17th at 6pm
All supplies provided, just sign up and bring your gifts!

5th Annual Christmas Cookie Swap
Saturday, December 22nd from 11am-1pm
This year feel free to come join in the fun at 11 am. Bring 5 dozen to share and mingle while you swap. If you would rather just drop off Friday and pick up Saturday that is fine also.
Requirements: Drop off 5 dozen homemade holiday cookies in a disposable container on Friday 12/21 between 5 and 7 pm and library elves will box up an assortment for you to pick up the next day 12/22 between 11-1 pm.
Sign up by December 11 to participate.

Drawing Your World: Sketching Class with Sue Anne Bottomley
Tuesday, January 15th at 6pm
Sue Anne Bottomley is doing her preview presentation for her sketch class on Dec. 11 and then three classes early 2019. Jan. 15; Feb. 12; Mar. 12; all on Tuesdays at 6pm.
She also will have her work displayed in our art gallery space for the month of January.

 

Drawing Your World: Sketching Class with Sue Anne Bottomley
Tuesday, February 12th at 6pm
Sue Anne Bottomley is doing her preview presentation for her sketch class on Dec. 11 and then three classes early 2019. Jan. 15; Feb. 12; Mar. 12; all on Tuesdays at 6pm.
She also will have her work displayed in our art gallery space for the month of January.

Drawing Your World: Sketching Class with Sue Anne Bottomley
Tuesday, March 12th at 6pm
Sue Anne Bottomley is doing her preview presentation for her sketch class on Dec. 11 and then three classes early 2019. Jan. 15; Feb. 12; Mar. 12; all on Tuesdays at 6pm.
She also will have her work displayed in our art gallery space for the month of January.

Ongoing Programs:
Tuesday, October 27th at 7:30pm Reading group featuring The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith (pick up your copy at the front desk)

Please see Reading Groups Page for a description of this months book.

Feel free to join the group for many interesting discussions!


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)

Try out our new “Volunteer Your World” ideas at Smyth Public Library. Come to our monthly meeting (Last Monday of the month) or visit our Volunteer Your World Page</a to find ways you can share your time and skills for the good of others.

Whether you have experience or just want to have fun
Second and Fourth Fridays at 6:30 pm


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!