Events Calendar

Sky Watch with the New Hampshire Astronomical Society
On Thursday, June 6th the NH Astronomical Society visited the library and delivered a presentation followed by an observation of the night sky with a telescope. Check out the images captured that night! 



Family Movie Night: Wonder Park


Friday, June 28th at 6pm

Come join us to watch this animated film; rated PG it is perfect for families and kids of all ages!

Summer Reading: Build Your Own Nuts and Bolts Enterprise
Wednesday, July 3rd at 4 pm

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For: tweens/teens
Use simple nuts and bolts to build your own mini Starship Enterprise!
Please sign up at the front desk.

Summer Reading: Make Galaxy Slime
Wednesday, July 3rd at 3pm

For: grades k-6
Come make galaxy slime out of glue, starch, food coloring, and GLITTER!

Odds Bodkin: A Family Storytelling Concert Performance
Summer Reading Program KICKOFF
Wednesday, July 10th at 6:30pm

Odds Bodkin is back with more great music to start your summer off with a bang!

Celebrate NASA’s 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Historic Moon Landing!
Monday, July 15th at 4pm

Tune in to STARnet on Monday, July 15th at 4pm, for a Live Webcast Event to celebrate the milestone anniversary of this iconic event. This virtually guided recreation of Apollo 11’s journey will help you discover how the mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston. what was the sequence of this incredible mission? where on the Moon did they land? And how did they return safely to Earth?
Webcast URL:

This live webcast is provided by the American Museum of Natural History and the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program.

Summer Reading: Galaxy Painting on T-Shirts
Wednesday, July 17th at 3pm

For: Grades k-6
Come create a beautiful galaxy on a t-shirt with spray bottles and paint!

Summer Reading: Make Chocolates
Wednesday, July 17th at 4 pm

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For: Tweens/Teens
Make chocolates in space-themed molds like astronauts and planets!
Please sign up at the front desk.

Windham Swing Band
Wednesday, July 17th at 6:30

An 18 piece with music from the 20’s. Come hear many of your favorite swing and Big Band standards. With great instrumentals, this band is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Travel with us back to a time of top hats and tuxs!

Summer Reading: Cardboard Space Shuttles
Wednesday, July 24th at 3pm

For: Grades k-6
Make your own space shuttle with paint, cardboard, and toilet paper rolls!

Summer Reading: Water Balloon Relay Race
Wednesday, July 24th at 4 pm

For: Tweens/Teens
Beat the heat when you come to this relay race with WATER BALLOONS! Bring your friends!
Please sign up at the front desk.

Nicole Murphy
Wednesday, July 24th at 6:30pm

Candia favorite! Nicole can be found playing over a hundred shows a year at Bars, Clubs, Fairs, and Festivals though out New England. Along with her award wining original music, Nicole’s set includes some great classic country and rock covers.

Summer Reading: Space Suncatchers
Wednesday, July 31st at 3pm

For: grades k-6
Make your own space-y suncatcher with a plastic plate and paint!

Summer Reading: Bubble Paint
Wednesday, July 31st at 4 pm

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For: Tweens/Teens
Make a beautiful work of art with soap and paint!
Please sign up at the front desk.

Granite Planet
Wednesday, July 31st at 6:30pm

Granite Planet is a retro cover band with a diverse playlist includes rock, pop, dance/disco, today’s country & a bit of blues. Most of their songs are upbeat and high energy – you’ll want to get up and dance!

Summer Reading: Make a Bottle Rocket
Wednesday, August 7th at 3pm

Build a bottle rocket and launch pad, then shoot off the rocket with vinegar and baking soda!

Windham Community Band
Wednesday, August 7th at 6:30pm

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program with traditional and family-oriented music!

Make a Solar System
Wednesday, August 14th at 4pm

For: grades K-6
Come make your own solar system mobile!
Please sign up at the front desk.

Bedford Big Band
Wednesday, August 14th at 6:30pm

Come join the BBB for their annual night of summer fun at the Smyth Library in Candia!

Story Walk
Saturday, September 14th from 10am-1pm

The Friends of the Smyth Public Library will host a story walk for all ages! We will start in the library, then move to the woods and pond behind the library.

The Real Eastern Coyote with Chris Schadler, M.S., Conservation Biology
Wednesday, September 18th at 6:30pm

Learn the true story of the eastern coyote – how and when it arrived in New England, how it lives among us but is rarely seen and how it contributes to keep our forests and fields healthy.  Learn why it is a creature of our own making!  It is smart, beneficial and by its presence, gives “wild” back to our wild lands.  This New Wild also requires that livestock and pet owners step up to steward our creatures with greater care. Despite the ecological benefits the coyote brings, it is the most persecuted carnivore in North America.  Yet, it survives and thrives despite efforts to eradicate it. 

How To Knit & Crochet Night at SPL with Lisa Cote
Monday, September 23rd at 6:30pm

Learn to knit and crochet with Lisa Cote! Open to adults and children.
Please register.

NH History Program on Daniel Webster: “The God-Like Daniel”
Wednesday, October 16th at 6:30pm

Daniel Webster was born in 1782 on a small farm in the New Hampshire wilderness. Despite beginning life in poverty, he became a legend in New England and across America, both in his own lifetime and for a century after his death. He was Congressman, Senator, and Secretary of State under three Presidents. He is thought to have been one of the most outstanding lawyers ever, as well as the greatest public speaker in American history. Eighty five years after his death, he would be the hero in The Devil and Daniel Webster, the most popular short story ever written in America. In the words of the storyteller, “He was the biggest man in the country. He never got to be President, but he was the biggest man. There were thousands that trusted in him right next to God Almighty.”

Join us here at the library for this newly offered program where Michael Faiella, a retired history teacher, shall unveil Daniel Webster: the local boy, the man, and the legend!

Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire’s State Dog, the Chinook
Wednesday, November 13th at 6pm
Join us for this newly offered program!! In partnership With the New Hampshire Humanities, come learn how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions, Bob Cottrell covers the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of New Hampshire. Cottrell will be accompanied by his appropriately named Chinook, Tug.

Ongoing Programs:

Thursday, June 27th at 11am- Thursday Morning Group


Reading group featuring The High Season by Judy Blundell. Pick up your copy at the front desk.

Please see Reading Groups Page for a description of this month’s book.


Tuesday, June 25th at 7:30pm- Thursday Night Group


Reading group featuring Clock Dance by Anne Tyler. Pick up your copy at the front desk.

Feel free to join the group for many interesting discussions!

Please see Reading Groups Page for a description of this month’s book.

Knit and Crochet Group

Every third Thursday at 6:30pm!

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!