Smyth Public Library Programs & News

Sept. 11 - Cruising New Hampshire History
On Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m., the Smyth Public Library presents “Cruising New Hampshire History” with Michael Bruno, a local author of a guide to New Hampshire’s roadside historical markers.

Sept. 13 - Thursday Morning Book Group
Smyth Public Library offers a new reading club on the second Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon. The book to be discussed is  “All the Beautiful Girls” by Elizabeth J. Church.

Sept. 17 - Night Telescope
The Smyth Public Library offers a night telescope stargazing on Monday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. with an instructor from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society. An outdoor guided moon watch is also offered, weather permitting.

Sept. 25 - Harmonica workshop
The Smyth Public Library presents a “how to” harmonica workshop with Mike Rogers on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. Harmonicas are $3 each. 

Oct. 10 - Walking France
The Smyth Public Library presents New Hampshire author Gale Carey with a program on “Walking France” on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.

Oct. 11 - Knitting and Crocheting
Smyth Public Library presents a “how to” on knitting and crocheting with Lisa Cote on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 13 - Beatles Night
Smyth Public Library presents the 12th Beatles Night on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. The evening will feature rare films, music, trivia, and door prizes.  

Oct. 17 - Bizarre Birds
Smyth Public Library presents “Bizarre Birds of the World” with Stephen R. Hale, owner of Open World Explorers, on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Ongoing Programs
Drop-in Coloring night for all ages, all supplies provided, takes place every Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Smyth Public Library Packets of materials are also available for use in the library any time it is open.

 Sept. 14, 28 - Writing Group
A writing group for all levels and abilities is offered at the Smyth Public Library on Sept. 14 and 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The group meets the second and fourth Friday of each month. 

Children’s Book Clubs
The first meeting of the season for children’s book clubs at the Smyth Public Library will be a discussion of what everyone read over the summer and what they will read this year in book club. Book clubs are:
• Magic Tree House Book Club for kindergarten through Grade 2, the third Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. The first meeting is Oct. 19. The club will read “Tigers at Twilight” by Mary Pope Osborne.
• Dear America Book Club meets Wednesday, Oct. 3 and will read “A City Tossed and Broken” by Judy Blundell.
• Rick Riordan Book Club meets Wednesday, Oct. 11 and will read “The Lightning Thief.”

STEM Club – Oct. 12
A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Club for kindergarten through grade 3 meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 4 p.m. at the Smyth Public Library; the first meeting is Oct. 12.

Art Club - Oct. 5
An art club for kindergarten-grade 5 meets the first Thursday of the month, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. at the Smyth Public Library.  

Creative Writing Club - Oct. 12
The Smyth Public Library offers a creative writing club for grades 4-7 on the second Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. The first meeting is Oct. 12.

Read to Simon
Children are invited to read to Gwen Paprocki’s therapy dog, Simon, on Monday and Thursday afternoons in the Children’s Library Room, one-on-one with Ms. Gwen and Simon. Simon and Gwen Paprocki are certified through Therapy Dogs International. Advance sign-up is requested.

Children’s Sewing Club - Oct. 1
Starting Oct. 1, the Smyth Public Library offers a Children’s Monday Night Sewing Club at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required; a $5 material fee is charged.

Children’s storytime with Jessica, the Smyth Public Library Storytime Librarian, meets Thursdays at 10 a.m., with preschoolers and babies welcome.

Family Game Night - first Friday of each month at 6 p.m. with snacks.
Snap Circuits - second Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. to build projects that include computer-interfaced experiments and solar cell applications. 

LEGO Night – third Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. for all ages.

Teen Book Club
Teen Book Club starts Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. and will discuss “House of Furies” by Madeline Roux. 
Teen Creative Club - Oct. 24
The Teen Creative Club meets at the Smyth Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m.

Fall Book Sale
The Friends of Smyth Public Library present a fall book sale from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Fill a bag for $5 at the library meeting room.

Home Delivery
Smyth Public Library is now offering home delivery of library materials for any Candia community residents in need. Contact the library for a registration form for this service or use this link to a form to fill out on our website:

Art Exhibit
The Smyth Library Art Gallery hosts artwork by Lorraine Woodford of Candia. The glass display case features new silver pieces crafted by the late Elizabeth Nutt, a Candia silversmith.


Local Fun Family Ideas for Weekends:

ALSO, Don’t forget to take advantage of our awesome variety of museum passes. Note-You can now reserve online at (Museum Pass tab)

New England Aquarium

Central Wharf, Boston MA

The New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. With more than 1.3 million visitors a year, the Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston and a major public education resource for the region. (Open daily 9-5)

Aviation Museum

Children’s Museum of NH

Currier Museum of Art

Libby Museum

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne State Park

SEE Science Center

Squam Lakes Science Center

Strawbery Banke

NEW! Woodman Museum, Dover , Established 1916

To Engage Minds, Ignite Curiosity, and Provoke Thought (10-5 Wed-Sun/


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