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:

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”
GADGETS, GIZMOS & ODDITIES FROM CANDIA BARNS, ATTICS AND BASEMENTS
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!

Family Movie Night: Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas
Friday, November 30th at 6pm
“Tad Jones, the most awkward explorer, must rescue his beloved Sara from a millionaire who is looking for King Midas’ necklace.”

Holiday Gingerbread House Making Party
Saturday, December 8 at 11 am
Limited to 15 people, so please formally register by emailing librarian@smythpl.org or calling the library at 603-483-8245!
For: All ages!
All goodies provided, just sign up and bring your smiles!

“Keeping A Sketchbook: Drawing Your World” 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.

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

Book Club
Thursday, December 13th at 11am
Reading: A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
Pick up the book at the library front desk!
“As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. There is Hadia: their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition. Huda, the middle child, determined to follow in her sister’s footsteps. And lastly, their estranged son, Amar, who returns to the family fold for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride. What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture? Can Amar find his way back to the people who know and love him best?”

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: Cookie Drop-off
Saturday, December 21st from 5pm to 7pm
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.

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.

“Keeping A Sketchbook: Drawing Your World” 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.

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

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

“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

 

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

Ongoing Programs:
Thursday, November 29th at 7:30pm Reading group featuring The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg (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!


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)

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!