Smyth Public Library Programs & News

The Library will be closed on Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.

 “How To” nights: Thursday, Jan. 11, 6 p.m.,
“How To” Mindfulness with Liz Korabek (Part 1 of a four-part monthly series January-April);
The Practices That Grow the Brain Library Series - Learn How To settle your mind and be present.

This is a one-hour experiential workshop with Liz Korabek-Emerson, certified mindfulness teacher;
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m., “How To” Fight Fatigue with Dr. Deborah Bonfanti;
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m., “How To” Vision Boards with Laura Klain;
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m., “How To” Cranberry Chocolate Chip Scones with Jodi Hedstrom;
and Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m., “How To” Improve your Memory - Confirming Names workshop with Neil Kutzen

Free First Friday Family Game Nights: Jan. 5, 6:30 p.m. this month- Board Games. Future Friday features: Card games; Jacks; Carnival; Dominoes; Minute to Win it; Giant Yahtzee.

Free Monthly Family Movie Night on Friday, Jan. 26, 6 p.m. Join us for popcorn and a movie. 

Drop in Coloring night for all ages, all supplies provided, is every Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. Packets are also available for use in the library anytime it is open.

Writing Group for writers of all levels and abilities, meeting the second and fourth Friday of each month, Jan. 12 and 26, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Children’s Book Club: Magic Tree House Book Club (Kindergarten-Grade 2) -Third Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. meeting: Jan. 18. The group is reading “Polar Bears Past Bedtime”by Mary Pope Osborne.

Dear America Book Club - Wednesday, Jan. 3, 3 p.m., reading “The Winter of Red Snow”by Kristiana Gregory

Fifth Grade Book Club - Wednesday, Jan. 10, 3 p.m., reading “The Lemonade War” by Jacqueline Davis.

STEM Club (Kindergarten-Grade 3) - combined Math and Science, meets second and fourth Thursdays of month at 3 p.m., meeting Jan. 11 and 25.

Art Club (Kindergarten-Grade 5), First Thursday of the month, 3 p.m., meeting: Jan. 4.

Read to Simon, Gwen Paprocki’s therapy dog, Monday and Thursday afternoons in the children’s library room, meeting one-on-one with Simon with Gwen present. Sign up in advance at the library.

Children’s Monday Night Sewing Club, 6:30 p.m., registration required; $5 material fee, limited class size. Sign up at front desk of library.

Storytime with Samantha on Thursdays at 10 a.m., preschool and babies welcome).

PJ Storytime, second Friday of each month at 6 p.m.

Snap Circuits, second Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Build projects including computer interfaced experiments and solar cell applications.

Monthly LEGO Night, third Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m., all ages welcome.

Teen Book Club, Monday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m., discussing “The Fourteenth Goldfish”by Jennifer Holm. Pizza served. Sign up in advance.

Teen Creative Club, Monday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. Sign up in advance.


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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