Events

THE SMYTH PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS:

The library is proud to now offer The Healing Library, kits to aid with coping with difficult situations. We offer The Death of a Loved One, The Death of a Pet, and Alzheimer’s & Your Family. These are be located in the children’s room, along with books about each topic. The kits are available to check out.

Now you can check out a telescope and check out the night sky! Check out the telescope for 1 week!

Now you can also check out our Mobile HotSpot for 1 week!

How to Mindfulness Program
Wednesday, February 21st at 6 pm
Wednesday, March 14th at 6 pm
Thursday, April 12th at 6 pm
Mindfulness teaches us how to be in the present moment and settle our racing minds and busy lives.
About the instructor Liz Korabek-Emerson: I am a certified mindfulness instructor, transformational workshop leader, and creative coach. Since 2012 I have been designing and facilitating mindfulness programs for individuals and organizations, including Beacon Hospice, Liberty Mutual, Portsmouth Hospital and Riverwoods Retirement Community.

How To Cranberry Chocolate Chip Scones
Tuesday, February 13th at 6 pm
Join local baker Jodi Headstrom in learning how to bake yummy cranberry chocolate scones! Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Sign up at the front desk.

The Art of Remembering Names with Neil Kutzen- Memory Trainer
Tuesday, February 20th at 6pm
https://youtu.be/N1POYRhP9Gk
What is the cost to you of not remembering names? Embarrassment? Missed opportunities? Missed connections? Fear of meeting new people? Lost business?
This method has been taught for over a hundred years to hundreds of thousands of students. It has led to extraordinary feats of memory. MemorizeBest makes it easier than ever to learn and use this method. You will see every person and their name more vividly, and remember their name surprisingly easily.

Specially designed learning exercises are practiced in class and then at home. Practice and you will amaze yourself and others with your memory for names.
“Participants were laughing and learning. Feedback was enthusiastic and positive, with one person very excited to try out the techniques she had learned at a wedding she was attending later in the day. Neil is a terrific presenter.”
Tricia Ryden, Asst. Director, Wiggin Memorial Library, Stratham, NH

Neil Kutzen 25 years as a corporate management trainer. BA and MA in Psychology. Neil is a sometime actor, award winning story teller and full time memory trainer. He created the MemorizeBest method. Visit: www.memorizebest.com

Movie Night: The Stray
Friday, February 23rd at 6:00pm
This month’s movie will be The Stray starring Michael Cassidy and Sarah Lancaster
“A young father takes his nine year old son, the family dog, and two of his son’s friends backpacking in the mountains of Colorado only for all five of them to be struck by lightning.”- IMDB

Dragons and Damsels of New Hampshire
Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30 pm
Welcome to the fascinating world of the insect order Odonata! You may be familiar with the dragonflies buzzing over your yard in the summer, or the damselflies that land on your kayak, but what do you REALLY know about these ancient insects? This program provides an overview of the biology and ecology of dragonflies and damselflies, from their amazing life cycle (content alert: some pretty crazy reproductive behavior is involved!) to their incredible diversity. It also highlights a few of NH’s notable species and their stories, and closes with some results from the “NH Dragonfly Survey,” a five year volunteer-based project that documented the distribution of these insects across the state.
This program is hosted and presented by the Candia Garden Club.

Candia Meet the Candidates Night
Thursday, March 8th at 6:30pm
Come to Candia Meet the Candidates Night! Rick Mitchell will join us again as the Moderator. This program will be held in our meeting room.

Climate Change in New Hampshire: Connecting the Dots
Thursday, March 29th at 6 pm

Fires in the west, flooding in Texas and Florida… drought, flooding and a blizzard in New Hampshire… are they connected? We will discuss the various climatic changes occurring across the globe, the country, and the impacts we are experiencing in New Hampshire. Local data from New Hampshire Climate Assessments, Mount Washington, and predicted future trends will be presented. We will connect the dots between the extreme weather events we are experiencing, what actions are being taken, and how we can all be better prepared.
This program is sponsored by the Candia Conservation Commission.

Poetry Event with Martha Carlson-Bradley and Liz Ahl
Wednesday, April 11th at 6:30pm
More information to come!

How To Downloadables and Ebooks
Wednesday, April 18th at 6pm
Come learn how to download and add e-books and downloadables to your iPad, iPod, phone, Kindle, or Nook!
Learn about our new download service Hoopla!

Candia Home Schooled Sight Screening
Thursday, April 19th from 10am-1pm
Come get your home schooled child’s sight tested! Pick up the consent form at the library. Sponsored by the Lion’s Club.
Cost: FREE
According to educational experts, 80% of learning is visual. Most young children don’t get their vision screened until they have problems learning. By then, it may already be too late. Unless vision problems are detected early and corrected, they risk becoming permanent by age 7. For example approximately 5% of all children under age 7 will have amblyopia, a treatable disorder that can result in permanently reduced vision when not addressed by an early age.

How to Currier Art Class
Tuesday, April 24th at 6pm
More information to come!

How to Fight Fatigue with Dr. Deborah Bonfanti
Tuesday, May 22nd at 6pm
Having trouble waking up? Falling asleep? Staying asleep? Come learn why you may be tired.

“There are different types of fatigue (low-energy), and identifying when one’s energy dips and rises are essential keys in discovering the underlying factors snagging one’s energy. If someone wakes up with energy, and it drops after lunch, that is very different from someone who wakes feeling tired but then has high energy at night. The cause is completely different, and so the treatment will need to be different, as well.” – Deborah Bonfanti, ND

LIBRARIES ROCK! ODDS BODKIN’S FAMILY RHYTHM AND STORIES SHOW! Summer Reading Program Opener!
Wednesday, July 11th at 6:30 pm
A mix of pure imagination, fun and music for the whole family! Kids and parents will blast it out when Odds Bodkin invites them to learn simple, catchy songs and really SING as part of The Rock ‘n Roll Three Little Pigs and Other Musical Tales!
Since 1982, Odds Bodkin has made his living as a master storyteller, author, creative musician and educator. He is renowned for his renditions of epic tales for universities and high schools and his ethics-based stories for children.

Cultural History of Mt. Washington with Dan Szczesny
Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 6:30pm
Dan Szczesny will discuss his new book The White Mountain.

Ongoing Programs:
Thursday, January 25th at 730pm Reading group featuring The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent(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
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 6:30 pm

See the “children,” “teen,” and “music series” tabs for more great events!