Events

THE SMYTH PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS:

Ask a Muslim Anything
Wednesday, February 20th at 6pm
A conversation with Robert Azzi. Are you challenged to understand all the media noise about Islam and what it means to be a Muslim? Join Robert Azzi, an Arab-American and a native of New Hampshire, for a conversation about his experiences as a Muslim in America.

Family Movie Night
Friday, February 22nd at 6pm
Showing- Orphan Horse
Rated PG
“A young runaway girl hides out in the barn of a retired horse trainer and forms a bond with his troubled filly.”

Marie Nickerson, Master Gardener
Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30pm
The Candia Garden Club will host guest speaker Marie Nickerson, a Master Gardener who works during the summer for UNH overseeing Celia Thaxter’s garden on the Isles of Shoals. Under Marie’s guidance the garden that had not been tended for some time has been brought back to it’s former glory just as Celia had planted it. Marie will present a slideshow of beautiful flowers and seascapes sure to brighten up the winter. The program is free and open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30PM at the Smyth Public Library, 55 High Street. Photo from UNH Extension.

Teen Movie: The Hate U Give
February 28th at 3:30pm
Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

History of the Hershey Chocolate family with presenter Laura Keyes
Monday, March 4th at 6pm
Today the name Hershey is synonymous with quality milk chocolate. But that wasn’t always the case. Milton S. Hershey worked hard and failed often before his chocolate company was finally successful. And when he did become a household name and had earned a vast fortune, Milton and his wife Catherine decided to give it all away. Because of their generosity, tens of thousands of orphans have been saved, protected, and educated. Attend this illustrated lecture to hear the “behind the scenes” story of this beloved American company.

Candia Meet the Candidates Night
Tuesday, March 5th at 6:30pm
Smyth Public Library is hosting another Meet the Candidates Night in our meeting room with Rick Mitchell again as Moderator.
https://www.candianh.org/announcement/meet-the-candidates-night

Cupcake Club (Grades 3-4)
Wednesday, March 6th at 3pm
New club!
Reading: Peace, Love , and Cupcakes: The Cupcake Club by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk
Discuss a book about cupcakes, then decorate cupcakes! Yum!

Robin Vergato Storytime
Thursday, March 7th at 6pm
Local author Robin Vergato will read her new true story children’s book “The Adventures of Miss Kitty: Finding A New Home” at a storytime. A signing for her book will follow the storytime.
Robin Vergato is also the author of “Charlie Finds A Home,” which can be found at our library.

Camino Trip Talk 1
Monday, March 11th at 6:30pm
Former Moore School teachers Judi Lindsey and Barb Robidoux will talk about completing walking a 500 mile, thousand year old pilgrimage path on the El Camino de Santiago in Spain. They walked from Saint Jean Pied de Port in September to Santiago de Compostela in October.
Visit their blog: www.candiatothecamino.com.
In photo, the end of the journey by the cross in front of the Atlantic Ocean in Finisterre – thought to be the ‘End of the world’ in medieval times! (Judi Lindsey on the right, Barb Robidoux on the left)

“Keeping A Sketchbook: Drawing Your World” 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.

Artist and instructor Sue Anne Bottomley flips through her sketchbook made on site while in a botanical garden. Her three class sessions will guide you through choosing a sketchbook, materials, tools, and techniques. Learn to record your favorite views of the world, both at home or in your town, or while traveling. It is never too late to explore your artistic POV.

Sue Anne is a graduate of UNH and a life-long artist. Since 2014, she has written and illustrated three books.

Class limit, ten adults

Link to download video: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZRUt97ZYg5sw6UUyrkxvghXxfpO4m9ecq77

Henry W. Moore School presents “Understanding Bullying and How Parents Can Help”
Tuesday, March 12th at 6:30pm
Join us at the Moore School for a presentation on bullying and cyberbullying among school aged children. Dr. Meghan McCoy will discuss ways parents can assist their children in developing skills to manage what they see and how to help. This event is open to all members of the Candia community.

Camino Trip Talk 2
Wednesday, March 13th at 6:30pm
Former Moore School teachers Judi Lindsey and Barb Robidoux will talk about completing walking a 500 mile, thousand year old pilgrimage path on the El Camino de Santiago in Spain. They walked from Saint Jean Pied de Port in September to Santiago de Compostela in October.
Visit their blog: www.candiatothecamino.com.
In photo, the end of the journey by the cross in front of the Atlantic Ocean in Finisterre – thought to be the ‘End of the world’ in medieval times! (Judi Lindsey on the right, Barb Robidoux on the left)

How to Mindfulness
Monday, March 18th at 6:30pm
Mindfulness Workshop: One-hour long workshop including instruction and discussion with a guided meditation and Q&A session.
Mindfulness is a great way to alleviate stress, develop more creativity, and cultivate more peace in your life. The practice can be added to any lifestyle and can be done anywhere. No special equipment or skills needed! Come and learn how to use your breath, mind, and body as tools to help you be more present and peaceful in every area of your life.

Walking France with Gale Carey
Wednesday, April 17th at 6pm
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

Covered Bridges of NH with Glenn Knoblock
Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:30pm
Covered wooden bridges have been a vital part of the NH transportation network, dating back to the early 1800s. Given NH’s myriad streams, brooks, and rivers, it’s unsurprising that 400 covered bridges have been documented. Often viewed as quaint relics of a simpler past, they were technological marvels of their day. It may be native ingenuity and NH’s woodworking tradition that account for the fact that a number of nationally-noted covered bridge truss designers were NH natives. Glenn Knoblock discusses covered bridge design and technology, and their designers, builders, and associated folklore.


Redline Hiking in the White Mountains     
Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30pm
Presentation documenting my personal journey as a Redline Hiker in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Redline Hiking is the goal to hike all the miles of trails on the map (denoted often as redlines) of some large area (in this case the 1,440 miles of trails in the White Mountains of NH and ME). Here I showcase and storytell some of my interesting trail encounters with wildlife, wildflowers, and wild scenery.
https://www.openworldexplorers.com/home.html

Currier Family Art Program
Thursday, May 30 at 6pm
In this class, parents will work side by side with their children to create a collage inspired by both the Mount Washington Cog Railway as well as artwork of the Railway in the Currier Museum of Art collection. Led by an Art Center instructor, students will use colorful cut paper and pastels to make their own scene of a train coming down a mountain.

The Great New England Sea Serpent
Tuesday, June 11th at 6pm
An enormous creature has been lurking off the coast of New England for centuries–at least according to numerous accounts. It has been seen by Native Americans, ship captains, clergymen, government officials, and residents of seacoast villages. Are these stories believable? Is this mammoth sea monster fact or fable? Were these witnesses lying or were they mistaken in what they saw? Or were they really seeing some still unidentified giant snake-like sea animal?
Michael Faiella will examine the legend and reality of the great New England sea serpent, the Gloucester Sea Serpent. Michael is a retired public school history teacher. He grew up on an island where the creature was spotted (according to Scientific American) in the 19th century. He and his wife tend a garden and chickens at their Northwood home, their three children having flown the coop.

Ongoing Programs:
Thursday, February 28th at 7:30pm Reading group featuring Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (pick up your copy at the front desk)

 

Thursday, March 14th at 11am- Reading group featuring Orchid & the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes (pick up your copy at the front desk)

Please see Reading Groups Page for a description of this month’s book.

Feel free to join the group for many interesting discussions!


Knit and Crochet Group

Every third Thursday at 6:30!


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!