Events

THE SMYTH PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS:
Now you can check out a telescope and check out the night sky! Check out the telescope for 1 week! How to night and concert displays coming this July so stay tuned!


NH Cultural program with local author and photographer Rebecca Field

Tuesday, February 28, at 6pm
Please see Rebecca Field’s display in our gallery, available until the end of the month.


Candia Town Meet the Candidates Night
-All Candidates Welcome
Thursday, March 2nd, at 6:30 pm
Open to the Public
Hosted by Smyth Public Library
Moderated by Rick Mitchell

How to Chocolate Science with the Mariposa Museum
Wednesday, March 8, at 6pm

“Enjoy a Mayan legend about the theft of chocolate from paradise, and take part in a chocolate-making demonstration. While we wait for our home-made chocolate to temper (or crystallize), younger children can create a paper craft illustrating the origins of their favorite chocolate treat, and parents and older kids are invited to learn where the cacao tree grows, how the beans are processed, and what the “organic” and “fair-trade” designations mean in the world of cocoa. Everyone will have an opportunity to taste raw cacao nibs, imagine whether or not they would have enjoyed the original Mayan or Aztec drink, and sample a modern version of Mexican spiced hot chocolate. Kids will leave knowing that chocolate really does grow on trees!”

How to Kombucha, a healthy tea, with Mariah Kimball
Wednesday, March 15, at 6:30pm

How To CPR/AED Training
Tuesday, March 28, at 5:30pm
Sign Ups Required!!!

How to Painting class with Holly Rousseau from the Currier Art Museum
Wednesday, March 29, at 6:30pm

How to Artisan Bread with Jodi Headstrom
Thursday, April 6, at 6pm
Sign Ups Required!!!

Raptor Wildlife Program with Maine Center for Wildlife Instructor, Sarah Kern
Wednesday, April 12, at 6pm

Christy Day talks about her El Camino Trip
Wednesday, April 19th, at 6pm
Enjoy a delicious Santiago Cake during the program!

A LITTLE ABOUT ME
I am a Wyoming ranch girl who migrated to the East Coast and is now firmly rooted in New Hampshire. I have two grown daughters who migrated West and they are my inspiration. I walked El Camino de Santiago de Compostela when I was 66 and it was the most transformative experience of my lifetime (so far). I love to travel, I love hiking and camping. I am sailor and I have my private pilot’s license. Photography and writing are the two ways I express myself best.

About the book
Walking from Here to There: Finding My Way on El Camino is about what I experienced doing the 500 mile Pilgrimage across northern Spain. It is full of facts, details, reflection, and information. I met Pilgrims from age 8 to 78 and from 40 countries. I offer suggestions and I hope to inspire others to reach for their own stars. We are all on a pilgrimage our whole lives, always searching for meaning, always connecting with other people. I want my book to speak to people who plan to go and people who know they won’t and want to know what it is like. Transformation is a powerful word and the Pilgrimage of The Way of St. James is truly transforming. It was hard and it was amazing and I hope my book captures this for the reader.


How to Advanced Retirement Planning Strategies with Steve Pessotti

Tuesday, April 25th, at both 3-4:30pm and 6-7:30pm

Sign Ups Required!!!

Most people are so busy with the day to day
job of living they don’t have time to
acquire the financial education necessary
to secure a wealthy and prosperous future.
SOFA is a 501c3 non- profit, educational
speaker’s bureau, comprised of
various professionals (financial, tax, real
estate, mortgage, wellness, and estate
planning) to provide overall financial
education to various individuals and
organizations.
Through workshops and seminars, SOFA
introduces keys to a successful and
wealthy future.
Workshops also help people to become
aware of risk management, investment
opportunities, and tax savings.
Each workshop is customized to assist individuals
in identifying and qualifying his/
her personal and family financial planning
needs.
All education programs are available at
NO CHARGE to corporate and community
groups for the advancement of financial
education.

All qualified attendees are also eligible for a Estate Planning Documents Package discount from an Elder Law attorney.

*Disclaimer: They are not attorneys and are not providing legal advice

How to Memoir Writing with Nicole Escobar
Wednesday, May 3rd, at 630pm

How to Artisan Bread Part Two with Jodi Headstrom
Thursday, May 11th, at 6pm
Sign Ups Required!!!

New England Lighthouses & The People Who Kept Them
Wednesday, May 17th, at 630pm
Jeremy D’Entremont has written more than 15 books and 300 articles on lighthouse history and other maritime topics. He is the official historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation and the founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses. D’Entremont has lectured and narrated cruises from Maine to California, and his photographs have appeared in many books and magazines. He is also editor of the website “New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide” at www.newenglandlighthouses.net. He emphasizes the rich human history of lighthouse keepers and their families in his presentations.

About the presentation –
Everyone knows that there’s “something about lighthouses” that gives them broad appeal, but their vital role in our history and culture is little appreciated. Our early nation was built on maritime economy, and lighthouses were part of the system that made that possible. Due to automation, traditional lighthouse keeping is a way of life that has faded into the past. Jeremy D’Entremont tells the history of New England’s historic and picturesque lighthouses primarily focusing on the colorful and dramatic stories of lighthouse keepers and their families.


Family Stories: How and Why to Remember and Tell Them

Wednesday, May 24, at 6pm

Ongoing Programs:

Thursday, February 23rd at 730pm Reading group featuring A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (pick up your copy at the front desk)

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)

Second Tuesday of every month come join our Zendoodle Group at 6pm
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 6:30 pm

See the “children,” “teen,” and “music series” tabs for more great events!