Smyth Public Library Programs & News
February 14, 6 pm "How To" Zendoodle
Zendoodling is a creative way to unwind your mind. Zen doodling is a form
of meditation using ink and paper.
All supplies provided and it is FREE Ongoing 2nd Tuesday of each month
For any questions contact: Laura Briggs 370-7162
Wednesday, February 15, 6 pm Valentine Special! How to Chocolate Science
with the Mariposa Museum
Tuesday, February 28, 6 pm NH Cultural program with local author and
photographer Rebecca Field
A photographer from the Concord area, Becky has published a book. "Different
Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire's Cultural Diversity," (Peter E. Randall
Publisher, 2015) features her photography, while also including firsthand
stories by New Hampshire immigrants of their journeys to resettle here, and
an introduction by Maggie Hassan. The book recently won two national awards.
The program is an engaging and informative discussion of immigration,
refugee and asylum-seekers and the many challenges they face both coming to
America and after they arrive.
For more information on the book and project, visit
Thursday, March 2 at 6:30 pm- "Meet the Candia Candidates" night at Smyth
Public Library, Rick Mitchell, Moderator
Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 pm How to make Kombucha, a healthy tea, with
Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 pm How to Painting class with Holly Rousseau from
the Currier Art Museum
In this beginner level painting class for teens and adults, students will
begin by exploring Pablo Picasso's "Woman Seated in a Chair" (on view at the
Currier Museum of Art). Led by an Art Center instructor, students will then
use this inspiration to create Cubist style portraits in colorful acrylic
Wednesday, April 12, 6 pm, Reptile and Raptor Wildlife Program with Maine
Center for Wildlife Instructor, Sarah Kern
Also coming soon-New "How To" and program nights:
*Winter Telescope Stargazing-Tuesday, March 14, 7 pm (outdoor guided moon
watch weather permitting)
*CPR/AED training-Monday, March 27, 5:30 pm (registration and $5 fee
required; limited enrollment)
*Artisan bread baking-Thursday, April 6, 6 pm-come learn to make Italian
bread with Jodi Hedstrom
*El Camino Trail Walk- visual presentation by local author Christy Day-
Wednesday, April 19, 6 pm
*Advanced Retirement Planning Strategies; Tuesday, April 25 (two available
sessions 2:30-4 pm and 6-7:30 pm)
Exciting new TEEN events coming in the New Year!
New Teen Creative Club held on the third Monday of each month at 5 pm.
Next Meeting: February 20, Jewelry
Upcoming months featuring: Lightbulb art; Poetry and Creative writing;
Melted Crayon art
Also a New Teen Book Club (Grades 6-12)
First (open) Monday of each month at 5 pm with free pizza for all who sign
Future Friday Features:
Card games; Jacks; Life size Pacman; Marbles; Carnival; Dominoes; Minute to
win it; Giant Yahtzee; Quidditch
Next Monthly Family Movie Night on Friday, February 24, 6 pm, featuring "Trolls" Rated PG. Join
us for popcorn and a movie!
These events are free and open to the public. Please call the library for
further information at 483-8245. We look forward to hosting and hope to see
We are also extremely pleased to present our new Orion StarBlast 4.5"
telescope which will be available for individual patron checkout. This is
provided to the library through the generous donation of the Friends of
Smyth Public Library. We hope you will try it out and enjoy these crystal
clear winter skies!
February Title: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
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)
Fridays, February 10 and 24 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.
NEW CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS:
Friday, February 10 at 6 pm. Special NEW Snap Circuit Night. Come create
and build your own board of electrical inventions. Build over 175 exciting
projects now with lights. All new kits and all ages welcome! Have fun
learning all about electronics!
CHILDREN'S WINTER PROGRAMS for December! Please sign up at the Front desk!
Magic Tree House Book Club (K-2)-Third Thursday 3pm; Meeting: February 16th
(Viking Ships at Sunrise by M. Osborne)
Fifth Grade Book Club- Wednesday, February 15th (Gone Crazy in Alabama by
Math and Science Club-combined for January (K-3)
Second and Fourth Monday 4pm
Meeting: February 13th and 27th featuring "Building"
Art Club (K-5)
First Thursday 3pm
Meeting: February 2 featuring CD Art
Creative Writing Club (Grades 4-7)
Second Thursday 3pm
Meeting: February 9th featuring Fractured Fairytales
Read to Simon, Gwen Paprocki's therapy dog.
Want to boost reading confidence?
NEW "Drop In" Read to Simon Monday afternoons for 15 minute slots. Call Gwen
at 483-8245 for more information.
Why is reading to a dog educational AND fun? Because Simon is soft, furry
and warm and he loves the attention you give him when you practice your
reading out-loud skills! In the Children's Library Room ~ one-on-one with
Ms. Gwen and Simon present. (Simon and Gwen Paprocki are certified through
Therapy Dogs International) Please sign up if interested.
Children's Monday Night Sewing Club 6:30 pm- Registration required; $5
material fee, limited class size.
More Exciting Children's program:
*Storytime with Samantha on Thursdays 10 am (ages: preschool and babies
welcome) PJ Storytime second Friday of each month 6pm!
* Monthly FUN Night-(first Friday of each month) Family Game night with
*Snap Circuits: (2nd Friday of each month 6:30 pm) Build exciting projects
including computer interfaced experiments and solar cell applications.
*Monthly Lego night -Third Friday of the month 6:30pm-all ages welcome.
*CALDECOTT CHALLENGE - read through the award winning titles on your own or
with a friend
*1000 BOOKS before Kindergarten- Personal memory registers and book bags are
available for parents
Smyth Library has available:
2017 Candia Conservation Calendars-Local scenery featured by Candia's own
talented photographers. ($10 to the Candia Conservation Commission-all
proceeds go toward sending a Candia student to Barry Conservation camp)
Candia Walking Tour Guides to Candia Village, East Candia and Meetinghouse
Hill ($2 each or $5 for all three to the Heritage Commission)
A Sense of Place: Candia's Past & Present 1763-2014 A Compilation of Town
Tributes, Personal Histories & Cherished Memories in Celebration of the
Semiquincentennial ($15 to the Heritage Commission) Water Powered Mill Sites
in Candia, New Hampshire ($20 to the Heritage Commission)
And coming soon- Free Tax forms and instruction books for 1040/1040A/1040EZ
as well as other printable forms.
Children’s Monday Night Sewing Club 6:30 pm- Registration required; $5 material fee, limited class size.
More Exciting Children’s program:
*Storytime with Samantha on Thursdays 10 am (ages: preschool and babies welcome) PJ Storytime second Friday of each month 6pm! Special Snowflakes on January 13th!
* Monthly FUN Night-(first Friday of each month) Family Game night with snacks!
*Snap Circuits: (2nd Friday of each month 6:30 pm) Build exciting projects including computer interfaced experiments and solar cell applications.
*Monthly Lego night -Third Friday of the month 6:30pm-all ages welcome.
*CALDECOTT CHALLENGE – read through the award winning titles on your own or with a friend
*1000 BOOKS before Kindergarten- Personal memory registers and book bags are available for parents
Smyth Library has available:
Candia Walking Tour Guides to Candia Village, East Candia and Meetinghouse Hill ($2 each or $5 for all three to the Heritage Commission)
A Sense of Place: Candia’s Past & Present 1763-2014 A Compilation of Town Tributes, Personal Histories & Cherished Memories in Celebration of the Semiquincentennial ($15 to the Heritage Commission) Water Powered Mill Sites in Candia, New Hampshire ($20 to the Heritage Commission)
Don’t forget to take advantage of our awesome variety of museum passes. Here are some to consider during the Holiday break: Note-You can now reserve online at www.smythpl.org (Museum Pass tab)
Boston Museum of Science
Children’s Museum of NH
Currier Museum of Art
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne State Park
SEE Science Center
Squam Lakes Science Center
Inclement Weather Notice -
The Library may close when weather conditions exist making it hazardous for travel. The primary criteria for any decision will be the safety of the staff and the library patrons. If hazardous road conditions occur, the following means of notification will be used, whenever possible: a posting on the website or a sign on the door. The Library and the Moore School do not always respond to a weather event in the same way. However, if school is canceled or delayed, there will be no children’s programs at the Library that day.
Please visit the Smyth Library In House Book Sale.
Thanks to all who attended the annual book sale. If you missed it or want more, please visit our in-house book sale. We have a brand new selection to choose from. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Smyth Library. Also, if you are looking for a suggestion, please ask, we would love to help you find some new literary adventures to borrow or buy for your own! Hidden treasure awaits you at Smyth Public Library, come and discover!
Also, Two book bags for sale with details, “Smyth Public Library” or “Keep Calm and Read On”.
Special Art Exhibits through the end of the year at the Smyth Library Art Gallery
Come see the beautiful and creative work of the 7th and 8th Grade students of Henry W. Moore School. Students in 7th and 8th grade choose a four week “Unit of Study” which concentrates on a specific media. For their final project they are tasked to create a personally meaningful work of art demonstrating their mastery of that media. Please stop by and enjoy their work, but please do not touch. Thank you.
Also, by the display cabinet, Lisa Cote showcases some of the award winning ‘Stitching Up the World’ knitting creations.
Coming to our Art Gallery in January:
The Road Not Taken: Artistic Interpretations of the Poetry of Robert Frost
This is a special traveling art exhibit by Corinne Dodge, Inge Seaboyer, and Judy Krassowski.
Please pass the word to artists and artisans of the Smyth Library art gallery’s new oak display shelves. We would love to present local art work and look forward to hosting new pieces soon.
We hope you enjoy these exhibits!
Children’s Book Clubs
The Magic Tree House Book Club for students in Kindergarten-Grade 2 meets at 3 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. On Dec. 15 it will discuss “Revolutionary War.” The Third & Fourth Grade Book Club meets Wednesday, Dec. 14 to discuss “The Last Slice of Rainbow.” The Fifth Grade Book Club meets Wednesday, Dec. 21 to discuss “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes,” and the Cookbook Book Club meets the third Friday of the month at 5:30 p.m., meeting Dec. 16 to discuss “Monkey Pudding and Other Dessert Recipes.”
Coloring Night, Fridays
A drop in coloring night for all ages, with all supplies provided, takes place every Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Smyth Library Packets are also available for use in the library during all open hours.
The Smyth Library writing group meets the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 6:30 p.m., for writers of all levels and abilities.
Storytime with Samantha
Storytime with Samantha meets Thursdays at 10 a.m. for babies through children in preschool and the second Friday of each month at 6 p.m.. Sign up at the front desk.
Smyth Library’s Art Club for Kindergarten through Grade 5 meets the first Thursday of the month at 3 p.m.
The Children’s Monday Night Sewing Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at Smyth Library. Registration is required; a $5 material fee is charged.
Monthly LEGO nights at Smyth Library are the third Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. for all ages.
Teen Advisory Group
Teens are invited to participate in the Smyth Library Teen Advisory Group. The goal is to bring suggestions and fresh perspective to the Smyth Public Library programs. The group would meet once per month during the school year and be facilitated by a staff member and would present ideas to the Director and be responsible for creating, initiating, promoting and implementing the programs. To apply for membership, email email@example.com for an application or more information.
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see you there!
Heidi and Staff
Smyth Public Library
55 High Street
Candia, NH 03034
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