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FOSL is an independent, non-profit, volunteer organization that supports the award-winning Smyrna Public Library through fundraising events and
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First Sunday Lecture Series

Mittie & Thee: An 1853 Roosevelt Romance
Sunday, March 4, 2018
3:00-4:00 pm
Smyrna Public Library
Downstairs Meeting Room

Speaker: Gwendolyn I. Koehler, Educational Coordinator for Bulloch Hall, Roswell, Georgia

Ms Koehler will be speak on her first book, “Mittie & Thee: An 1853 Roosevelt Romance,” which elaborates the love affair between Martha "Mattie” Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt. Their courtship, conducted mostly through letters, provides us with an intimate peek into their personal love story.

Speaker Bio: Born in New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes Region, Gwen now resides near Roswell, Georgia. She is the Educational Coordinator at Bulloch Hall. She is now working on a post-1865 Bulloch and Roosevelt family project. At Bulloch Hall, she continues Bulloch family research, tour and exhibit development, docent training and recruitment.

The First Sunday Lecture series is sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library and the Smyrna Public Library.


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Smyrna, Georgia:
An Episodic History

6-Week Lecture Series
Instructor: Dr. William P. Marchione, Ph.D.

1. Native Society: Assimilation & Expulsion, 1825-1837; Transportation Challenges and Economic Opportunities, 1837-1851. Monday, FEB 5, 6:30 pm

2. The Antebellum Economy, 1851-60; The Impact and Legacy of the Civil War, 1861-1880. Monday, FEB 12, 6:30 pm

3. Agricultural Diversification, 1880-1905; The Suburbanizing Impulse, 1905-1930. Monday, FEB 19, 6:30 pm

4. The Nadir of Race Relations, 1918-38; The Impact of the Depression Era and the New Deal, 1930 to 1942.
Monday, FEB 26, 6:30 pm

5. The Economic Stimulus of the World War II and Cold War Economies, 1943-70; An Era of Fevered Development, 1970-1985.
Monday, MAR 5, 6:30 pm

6. The Transformative Years, Smyrna since 1985; Looking Backward and Forward
Monday, MAR 12, 6:30 pm

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Current Gallery Exhibits

Watercolors & Pastels
By Sue Pezely

January 2, 2018
to February 28, 2018

Art Gallery

Mixed Media Masks
By Jennifer Thomas

January 6, 2018
to February 28, 2018

Display Gallery

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Shop Our Bookstore Today!

Pop Up Sale!
Fiction Bestsellers
$2 and $3
Our January 2018 Sale Will Soon Be Announced!


Shop Our Bookstore

Shop our bookstore for hundreds of incredible bargains! It's located to the left of the staircase when entering from the parking lot.


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Check Out Our Selection of Official FOSL Fundraising Merchandise at the Library!

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Smyrna Reading Group

First Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Upstairs Conference Room

February 6, 2018

Hidden Figures
by Margot Lee Shetterly

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March 6, 2018

Eighty Days
by Matthew Goodman

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Spring 2018 Jonquil Festival
Book Sale

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, April 29, 2018
12 PM - 5 PM

Adult Hardbacks
$1, $2 and $3
Fiction * Non-Fiction * Cookbooks
Self-Help * Home & Garden

Children's Books
50 Cents, $1, $2 and $3


Our tent is located in front of the Smyrna Community Center.

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Commercial Buyers Welcome!
Volume Discounts Available


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