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
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.

Wild Brook Trout Restoration Program
RESCHEDULED! New date to be announced!
Learn about native fish wild brook trout. Presented by Doug Whitfield from NH Fish & Game.

Lyme Disease and Food-Based Healing with Laura Piazza
Tuesday, March 27th at 6pm
Learn more about Lyme disease prevention and food-based healing from Sunapee resident and author Laura Piazza, who has made nutrition a priority in her fight against Lyme disease.

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
April is National Poetry Month! We’ll have a poetry Reading with two published poets, Liz Ahl and Martha Carlson-Bradley, longtime New Hampshire residents with strong followings and performing great events together. Martha is the author of Begin with Trouble, while Liz wrote Beating the Bounds.
About Beating the Bounds: “Readers will recognize places and elements of their lives in many of these poems—three-season camps, town meetings, rutted mud-season roads, farm stand sweet corn, and chores like splitting firewood or making trips to the transfer station.”
About Begin with Trouble: “Begin with Trouble captures different voices in the Puritan community, from white Puritan children struggling with class and mortality, duty
and the afterlife, to a Native American survivor of internment and an enslaved young man from Africa.”

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 Painting: Currier Art Class
Tuesday, April 24th at 6pm
In this beginner level painting class for teens and adults, students will begin by exploring a piece currently on view at the Currier Museum of Art. Led by an Art Center instructor, students will then use this inspiration to create Cubist style portraits in colorful acrylic paints.

Friday, April 27th at 6:00pm
This month’s movie will be Coco
“Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.”
– IMDB

How to Essential Oils
Wednesday, May 16th at 6pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Smyth Library.

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

The Art of Remembering Names with Neil Kutzen- Memory Trainer
NEWLY POSTPONED TO Tuesday, MAY 29th 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

2nd Annual Trivia Night!
Thursday, June 7th at 6:45pm
Get your teams together!!!
Two things of note: The emcee promises better questions and “We Have Pizza” has disbanded and will not defend their title.

How to Pizza on the Grill with Jodi Hedstrom
Saturday, June 9th from 12-2pm
Join Jodi for a class on how to cook your own pizza right on the grill!

How to Hand-Stamp Cards with Debbie Dunn
Tuesday, June 12th at 6pm
Join Debbie in this class on how to create your own beautiful hand-stamped cards!

How to Hiking Safety
Wednesday, June 20th at 6pm
Although many fatalities took place on Mount Washington, in recent years more deaths have occurred elsewhere. Most of the deaths didn’t have to happen. They were the result of an oversight or a bad decision. Julie Boardman wrote Death in the White Mountains in the belief that by studying past fatalities and identifying the mistakes that caused them we can learn how to be safe in the mountains.

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, April 26th at 7:30pm Reading group featuring The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman(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!