Smyth Public Library Programs & News

Thursday, June 1, 6 pm, Artisan bread baking (Part III)-come learn to make grilled pizza crust with Jodi Hedstrom

Monday, June 5, 6:30 pm, “How To” Invasive Species Plant Workshop

Presented by: Doug Cygan, Invasive Species Coordinator, NH Department of Agriculture

Invasive species cover more than 100 million acres of land in the U.S. and continue to spread, costing billions of dollars per year. Douglas Cygan will provide an indepth look at upland invasive plant species of New Hampshire. You will learn about the various issues, characteristics, identifying features and control measures of some of the most aggressive non-native plants here in the Granite State.

You’ve seen them – along roadsides, bordering streams and wetlands, and even in your own back yard. Many non-native invasive plant species are pretty, grow easily and spread rapidly. They are pervasive throughout Northwood and surrounding towns -and that’s the problem. Invasive species overwhelm and crowd out native plants, reduce wildlife habitat, impact water quality, and decrease diversity in natural plant communities. (Some examples: Purple Loosestrife Japanese Knotweed Oriental Bittersweet)

This workshop will help you to:

~Identify invasive species in your neighborhood

~Understand how they got here and how they impact our environment

~Learn how to control their spread and preserve native plants

~Get involved with community efforts to monitor and control invasive species

Please join us to learn more about invasive species and how you can take action to help!

Thursday, June 8, 7 pm-Trivia Night Contest (gather a team and sign up for fun, food and prizes)

F Teams of up to six members-Each team must have two Candia residents **(Children under 12 don’t count)** (Jesse Remington students and Moore School teachers are Candia residents)-25 questions/2 minutes each-Absolutely No Electronics Allowed-Sign-up at Front desk or email-Bring snacks & n/a drinks if you wish-Grand Prize…Tuckaway Tavern Gift Certificate!!!!

Saturday, June 10, 10 am-“How To” Salad in a Jar with Debby Adair.

Bring your own mason type jar and a few of your favorite toppings. Lettuce will be provided.

Wednesday, June 14, 6:30 pm-How To Gentle Yoga, with Pauline Fabiano

Wednesday, June 21, 6 pm-How To Summer Sweets, Flowered Desserts with Chrystina Moran

Monday, June 26, 6 pm-How To Volunteering. Join us for easy, fun and enriching ways you can help your world.

Also coming soon our Smyth Public Library Summer Concert Series NEW lineup featured at the Gazebo, Wednesday nights 6:30-8 pm July 5-August 16.

Exciting new Family events!

New FFF!

June 2; First Friday Family Game Nights 6:30 pm. This month- Quidditch

Come relax and play FUN games together.

Future Friday Features: Card games; Jacks; Carnival; Dominoes; Minute to win it; Giant Yahtzee

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 you there!

Ongoing Programs:


When the National Security Agency’s invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage…not by guns or bombs but by a code so complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence.
Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life. It is a battle for survival―a crucial bid to destroy a creation of inconceivable genius that threatens to obliterate the balance of world power…for all time.

June title is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.

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, June 9 and 23 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.


Friday, June 9 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 PROGRAMS! Summer Break time for these Children’s Programs which will not be held June-August. But please sign up for next fall if interested:

June is Food for Fines month. Bring in non-perishables and we will donate them to our Candia Food Pantry and we’ll reduce your fines.featuring: Lightbulb art; Poetry and Creative writing

Math and Mischief Club-(K-3)

Mad Scientist Club-(K-3)

Sewing Club- Registration required; $5 material fee, limited class size.

Teen Book Club

Magic Tree House Book Club (K-2)

Fifth Grade Book Club

Art Club (K-5)

Creative Writing Club (Grades 4-7)

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.

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, June 9

* 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


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 Museum Pass Available til June 30th! NEAq_logo_2010

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/

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 May at the Smyth Library Art Gallery:

Come see the beautiful and creative work by our talented young patrons. We will feature the wonderful creations of our local youth from our Smyth Public Library programs.

Also, by the display cabinet, Lisa Cote showcases some of the award winning ‘Stitching Up the World’ knitting creations.

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!


Smyth Library has available:

HALF PRICE~2017 Candia Conservation Calendars-Local scenery featured by Candia’s own talented photographers. ($5 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)

Flowers available: 8th grade trip fundraiser! Henry W. Moore School is having a flower sale through Three Rivers Fundraising in Franklin. Order annuals or bulbs on the website and a portion goes toward the 8th grade NY trip. ( <>

June is Food for Fines month. Bring in non-perishables and we will donate them to our Candia Food Pantry and we’ll reduce your fines.


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All of our 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 you there!

Heidi and Staff

Smyth Public Library

55 High Street

Candia, NH 03034


Smyth Public Library is located at 55 High St, Candia. For more information please call (603) 483-8245 or email:

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