Events

THE SMYTH PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS:

“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.

Family Movie Night: Small Foot
Friday, December 28th at 6pm
“A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist.”

College Essay Workshop
Saturday, January 12th from 10am-1pm
In this one day workshop, students may arrive with no more than a college essay prompt and will leave with the tools they need to create finished products that
showcase their unique voices and experiences. We will inspire their creativity, help them inject personality into their essays so they stand out to readers, and
turn a task that seems as exciting as cleaning the bathrooms at the airport into one that you might actually enjoy.
At the conclusion of the workshop, students will also be encouraged to send final drafts of their essays to the instructors for feedback as part of their workshop
experience.

“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

Ask a Muslim Anything
Wednesday, February 20th at 6pm
A conversation with Robert Azzi. Are you challenged to understand all the media noise about Islam and what it means to be a Muslim? Join Robert Azzi, an Arab-American and a native of New Hampshire, for a conversation about his experiences as a Muslim in America.

“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

Camino Trip Talk
Wednesday, March 13th at 6:30pm
Former Moore School teachers Judi Lindsey and Barb Robidoux will talk about completing walking a 500 mile, thousand year old pilgrimage path on the El Camino de Santiago in Spain. They walked from Saint Jean Pied de Port in September to Santiago de Compostela in November.
Visit their blog: www.candiatothecamino.com.
In photo, the end of the journey by the cross in front of the Atlantic Ocean in Finisterre – thought to be the ‘End of the world’ in medieval times! (Judi Lindsey on the right, Barb Robidoux on the left)

How to Mindfulness
Monday, March 18th at 6:30pm
Mindfulness Workshop: One-hour long workshop including instruction and discussion with a guided meditation and Q&A session.
Mindfulness is a great way to alleviate stress, develop more creativity, and cultivate more peace in your life. The practice can be added to any lifestyle and can be done anywhere. No special equipment or skills needed! Come and learn how to use your breath, mind, and body as tools to help you be more present and peaceful in every area of your life.

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

Redline Hiking in the White Mountains     
Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30pm
Presentation documenting my personal journey as a Redline Hiker in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Redline Hiking is the goal to hike all the miles of trails on the map (denoted often as redlines) of some large area (in this case the 1,440 miles of trails in the White Mountains of NH and ME). Here I showcase and storytell some of my interesting trail encounters with wildlife, wildflowers, and wild scenery.
https://www.openworldexplorers.com/home.html

Ongoing Programs:
Thursday, November 29th at 7:30pm Reading group featuring The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George (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!