Follow Candia native Judi on her blog as she walks the 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago in Spain starting September 10th!



Friends of the Smyth Library Fall Book Sale
Friday, September 21st from 6-8pm
$5 per bag! Book sale will be held at the library.
Friday, September 21st from 6-8pm
Saturday, September 22nd from 10am-1pm

Friends of the Smyth Library Fall Book Sale
Saturday, September 22nd from 10am-1pm
$5 per bag! Book sale will be held at the library.
Friday, September 21st from 6-8pm
Saturday, September 22nd from 10am-1pm

How to Harmonica Workshop
Tuesday, September 25th at 6pm
Mike Rogers has been playing harmonica since the age of fifteen. Mike performs with harmonica and guitar and is blind as a result of retinitis pigmentosa. He simultaneously draws on forty-eight years of professional musicianship, fifteen years of teaching secondary education and twenty years of performing in schools from Maine to Georgia and throughout the Bahamas. Mike is joined by his wife Beverly who brings to the duo ten years of substitute teaching experience as well as previous work as a children’s storyteller for the public library system in Peach County, Georgia. They have been presenting these workshops for the past thirty years.
Mike and Beverly offer harmonica workshops for folks, ages eight through adult. Each student receives a harmonica. The workshop teaches simple songs and basic techniques. Most, if not all, students come away with a feeling of accomplishment and self-worth. Attitudes shift in each and every student, as they become absorbed with the process of entering the world of music!

Candia Garden Club Monarchs Talk
Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30pm
The Candia Garden Club will host guest speaker Donna Miller, a citizen scientist for Monarch Watch who helps with the tracking of monarchs during their fall migration. Her presentation, ” Where Have all the Monarchs Gone”, will cover the monarchs declining population in New Hampshire and how we can help. She will show slides of gardens designed specifically to attract monarchs and will discuss research work being done. The program is free and open to the public.

Movie Night: Wonderstruck
Friday, September 28th at 6pm
Tells the tale of two children separated by fifty years. In 1927, Rose searches for the actress who’s life she chronicles in her scrapbook; in 1977, Ben runs away from home to find his father.
Rated PG

Walking France with Gale Carey
Wednesday, October 10th 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

Book Club
Thursday, September 13th at 11am
Reading: Anatomy of  a Miracle by Jonathan Miles
Rendered paraplegic after a traumatic event four years ago, Cameron Harris has been living his new existence alongside his sister, Tanya, in their battered Biloxi, Mississippi neighborhood where only half the houses made it through Katrina. One stiflingly hot August afternoon, as Cameron sits waiting for Tanya during their daily run to the Biz-E-Bee convenience store, he suddenly and inexplicably rises up and out of his wheelchair.

In the aftermath of this “miracle,” Cameron finds himself a celebrity at the center of a contentious debate about what’s taken place. And when scientists, journalists, and a Vatican investigator start digging, Cameron’s deepest secrets—the key to his injury, to his identity, and, in some eyes, to the nature of his recovery—become increasingly endangered. Was Cameron’s recovery a genuine miracle, or a medical breakthrough? And, finding himself transformed into a symbol, how can he hope to retain his humanity?

How to Knit/Crochet with Lisa Cote
Thursday, October 11th at 6pm
Learn how to knit and crochet with Lisa Cote!

12th Annual Beatles Night 2018
Saturday, October 13th at 7pm
Join us for a night of classic music!

Bizarre Birds of the World with Steve Hale from Open World Explorers
Wednesday, October 17th at 6:30pm
With over 10,000 bird species in the world, there are some extreme examples that stretch our understanding of what it means to be a bird. This entertaining and educational program features extreme examples of birds and bird biology. Examples include the Hoatzin, Kakapo, Oilbird, Standard Wing Nightjar, and more.

Bear-Paw Regional Greenways Drinking Water Lecture
Thursday, October 25th from 5:30-7pm
Bear-Paw Regional Greenways will hold a public lecture to inform the residents about where their drinking water comes from and how to protect it.

Movie Night: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Friday, October 26th at 6pm
Count Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware that their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family.

Halloween Party
Wednesday, October 31st at 3pm
Come in costume for games and snacks! All ages welcome! PLEASE REGISTER

Candia “Antiques Roadshow”
Thursday, November 8th at 6:30 pm
Our own local “Antique Roadshow” comes to Candia! Sponsored by the Heritage Commission.

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.

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.

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!

Holiday Gingerbread House Making Party
Saturday, December 8 at 11 am
For: All ages!
All goodies provided, just sign up and bring your smiles!

Sketching Class Presentation with Sue Anne Bottomley
Tuesday, December 11th at 6pm
Sue Anne Bottomley will preview her sketch classes. The preview would include the how and the why of tool and material selection, observation and recording, drawing volume and negative spaces, textures, and symbolism.

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.

Ongoing Programs:
Thursday, September 27th at 7:30pm Reading group featuring Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (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</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!