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Upcoming Lecture Series Events

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First Sunday Lecture Series

Parks & Trails of Smyrna
Sunday, July 9, 2017
3:00 pm
Downstairs Meeting Room

Speaker: Richard Garland, Director of Parks & Recreation, City of Smyrna

Mr. Garland will provide an overview of Smyrna's outdoor amenities, highlighting hidden gems and discussing improvement plans currently underway.

Speaker Biography:
Richard Garland joined the City of Smyrna in late 2016. He previously served as executive director of the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority and has 25 years experience working in recreation.

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

FREE ADMISSION.

 

First Sunday Lecture Series

The Great American Eclipse
Sunday, August 6, 2017
3:00 pm
Downstairs Meeting Room

Speaker: April Whitt, Astronomer, Fernbank Science Center

A total solar eclipse last cross the continental United States in 1918. In August 2017, we get the chance to watch the celestial dance, as the Moon moves in front of the Sun, and we can observe one of the most breath-taking events in the sky. Here's a short introduction to how eclipses work, some famous eclipses in history, and information about safely observing on August 21.

Speaker Biography:

April Whitt has served as astronomy instructor at Fernbank Science Center since 1994. Her graduate work as a Morehead Fellow in Planetarium Administration at UNC Chapel Hill furthered her love of sharing the night sky with students, teachers and the general public. From Chapel Hill, she and her husband moved to Princeton, New Jersey, where April worked with Dr. Gerard K. O’Neill at the Space Studies Institute. In 1983, a dream opportunity came true when she joined the astronomy staff at Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois. Organizing events for the Voyager fly-by of Uranus and Neptune, and the excitement of Comet Halley, were highlights. The Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA) students were a challenge and a joy during summer camps at Yerkes Observatory in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and led to a short stint at the South Pole over Christmas 1993. April has served as Educator Fellow with NASA’s MESSENGER mission to the planet Mercury, the New Horizons fly-by of Pluto, and most recently as Airborne Astronomy Ambassador with NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). She edits two columns for the quarterly journal of the International Planetarium Society, and contributes to newsletters for three regional planetarium associations.

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

FREE ADMISSION.

First Sunday Lecture Series

Food History of the South
a "SMYRNA READS / SMYRNA EATS!" event
Sunday, September 10, 2017
3:00 pm
Downstairs Meeting Room

Speaker: Terri Carter, Cobb County Extension, Family and Consumer Science

Ms Carter will trace the foods that we call Southern, soul, country and comfort foods back to their roots. This extraordinary journey back into the history of our Southern food heritage is a look back in time and it traces the seeds back to their origins.

Speaker Biography:
Terri Carter is a Cobb Master Gardener and program assistant in the Family and Consumer Science Department for the University of Georgia Cobb County Extension. She is also a graduate of HABESHA Inc., an urban gardening training program. She graduated as the top female student in the 2014 class of HABESHA. She went on to establish herself as a food demonstrator at the Mableton Farmers Market and became the garden coordinator at Historic Mableton Community Garden. She also works closely with the Reconnecting Our Roots Community Garden downtown Marietta as well as the Austell Community Garden.

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

FREE ADMISSION.

First Sunday Lecture Series

To Be Announced
Sunday, November 10, 2017
3:00 pm
Downstairs Meeting Room

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

FREE ADMISSION.

First Sunday Lecture Series

To Be Announced
Sunday, November 10, 2017
3:00 pm
Downstairs Meeting Room

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

FREE ADMISSION.

 

An Evening with the Friends...
Takes The Place of December First Sunday Lecture


An Evening with Friends
Saturday, December 9, 2017
After-Hours Event
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smyrna Public Library

The Friends of the Smyrna Library cordially invite you to join us for a celebration! Come out and enjoy an evening of holiday music, decadent desserts, hot and cold beverages, and the reading of a holiday favorite.

You may also want to participate in our silent auction, which will be stocked with gifts for the Christmas season. The best part about this event is that it is free and open to the public. So please come out and celebrate with us learn about all we have done this year.

 

 

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