Events

THE SMYTH PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS:

Family Movie Night
Friday, January 25th at 6pm
Showing- Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
“The true story of a stray dog who joins his new master on the battlefields of the First World War. For his valorous actions, Sgt. Stubby is still recognized as the most decorated dog in American history.”

Teen Movie: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
January 30th at 3:30pm
Come to book club first on Jan. 16th at 4pm, then watch the movie on Jan. 30th at 3:30pm! We’ll compare the movie to the book!

How to Knit and Crochet
Wednesday, January 30th at 6:30pm
Learn to knit and crochet with Lisa Cote! Open to adults and children.
Please register.

“Keeping A Sketchbook: Drawing Your World” 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.

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

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.

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. 

“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

Camino Trip Talk
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 November.
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.

Ongoing Programs:
Thursday, January 31st at 7:30pm Reading group featuring Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (pick up your copy at the front desk)

Thursday, February 14th at 11am- Reading group featuring Love and Ruin by Paula McLain (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!