Smyth Public Library Programs & News

Dear America Book Club – Feb. 6
The Dear America Book Club meets Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. at Smyth Public Library and reads “ The Fences Between Us; The Diary of Piper Davis” by Kirby Larson.

Children’s Art Club – Feb. 7
Smyth Public Library hosts a children’s art club for grades kindergarten through 5 on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. It will feature gingerbread cookie decorating.

Writing Group – Feb. 8, 22
Smyth Public Library offers a writing group on Fridays, Feb. 8 and 22, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The group meets the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

‘How to’ Sketch - Feb. 12
The Smyth Public Library offers “How to” Sketch on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. with Sue Anne Bottomley.

Comic Book Club – Feb. 13
Smyth Public Library hosts a Comic Book Club on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m.

Thursday Morning Book Group - Feb. 14
Smyth Public Library offers a new reading club on the second Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon. The Feb. 14 title is “Love and Ruin” by Paula McLain.

Children’s STEM Club – Feb. 14, 28
A STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) STEM Club for children in kindergarten through grade 3 meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 3 p.m. at Smyth Public Library. This month’s meetings are Feb. 14 and 28.

‘How to’ Ask a Muslim Anything - Feb. 20
“A Conversation with Robert Azzi is set for Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Smyth Public Library on the topic, “How To Ask a Muslim Anything.” Azzi, an Arab-American and native of New Hampshire, will discuss his experiences as a Muslim in America. 

Teen Book Club - Feb. 20
Smyth Public Library hosts a Teen Book Club on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. The book to be discussed is “Dear Martin” by Nic Stone. Pizza will be served.

Magic Tree House Book Club – Feb. 21
The Magic Tree House Book Club for children in kindergarten through Grade 2 meets the third Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. at Smyth Public Library. The next meeting is Feb. 21 and features “A Big Day for Baseball” by Mary Pope Osborne.

Hershey Chocolate - March 4
Smyth Public Library presents the Hershey Chocolate Dynasty with Laura Keyes on Monday, March 4, at 6 p.m. All attendees will receive chocolate. This illustrated lecture goes "behind the scenes" of this American company. 

Meet the Candia Candidates – March 5
Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. is Meet the Candia Candidates night with moderator Rick Mitchell at the Smyth Public Library.

El Camino Trail - March 13
On Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m., “Walking the El Camino Trail” is presented by Judi Lindsey at the Smyth Public Library.

‘How to’ Mindfulness - March 18
On Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m., the Smyth Public Library presents “How To” Mindfulness with Liz Korabek-Emerson, part of the Practices That Grow the Brain Library Series. She will present how to settle your mind and be present in a one-hour experiential workshop with Korabek-Emerson, a certified mindfulness teacher.

Snap Circuits
Smyth Public Library offers a Snap Circuits gathering on the second Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Build projects including computer interfaced experiments and solar cell applications. 

LEGO Night
Smyth Public Library hosts LEGO Night on the third Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. for all ages.

Art Exhibit

Sketches by Sue Anne Bottomley are featured in February at the Smyth Public Library Art Gallery. In March, student artwork from Moore School will be featured. The glass display case features silver pieces crafted by the late Elizabeth Nutt, a Candia Silversmith. 

Storytime with Jessica takes place at the Smyth Public Library on Thursdays at 10 a.m. for preschoolers and babies.

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime takes place at Smyth Public Library on the second Thursday of each month 6 p.m. with Maryjo.


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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Heidi and Staff

Smyth Public Library

55 High Street

Candia, NH 03034


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