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2017 Special Events

2017 Special Events
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First Sunday Lecture Series

The News from Cherokee Country:
Elias Boudinot, and the Cherokee Phoenix, 1828-1839

Sunday, January 8, 2017 (2nd Sunday)
3:00 pm
Smyrna Public Library, Meeting Room


Speaker: Dr. George R. Lamplugh

Dr. Lamplugh looks at the Cherokee removal controversy in Georgia through the eyes of Mr. Boudinot and the columns of the Cherokee Phoenix, the newspaper he founded and edited for most of its existence at the behest of Principal Chief John Ross and the Cherokee National Council.

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

FREE ADMISSION
  

First Sunday Lecture Series

A Brief History of the Temperance and Prohibition
Movements in Cobb County and Vicinity

Sunday, February 5, 2017
3:00 pm
Smyrna Public Library, Meeting Room

Speaker: Dr. William P. Marchione, author of A Brief History of Smyrna, Georgia

Local historian Dr. William P. Marchione, Ph.D. will present a slide show and lecture on the history of Temperance and Prohibition in the Cobb County area. Georgia was the very first state to embrace prohibition in the 20th century, doing so in 1908 a decade ahead of the 18th amendment; and Cobb County strongly supported the initiative. This lecture will examine the interplay of cultural, economic, religious, and political forces that made the anti-liquor crusade the most sustained controversy in the area's political history. It will also discuss bootlegging and speakeasy operations in the area. This is a topic that has been largely neglected by Cobb County historians. This lecture will offer a possible explanation as to why this topic has received such scant attention.

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

FREE ADMISSION.
 

First Sunday Lecture Series

New Photographic Acquisitions:
The SACC History Committee Historical Images Project

Sunday, March 5, 2017
3:00 pm
Smyrna Public Library, Meeting Room

Speaker: Dr. William Marchione, historian and Charles Stannard, photographer

The History Committee of the Smyrna Arts & Cultural Council (SACC), has been at work for several months now assembled a huge collection of previously untapped historical images, mostly drawn from the pages of the old Smyrna Herald and Smyrna Neighbor, weekly newspapers published between 1962 and 1994, and from other sources as well. These photos are being deposited in a topically organized historical file that already contains about 1500 images. The more than 100 new images in the upcoming show will be organized around 16 themes in local history. This, it is hoped, will be the first of a series of such programs. The program will be narrated by local historian Bill Marchione and photographer Charlie Stannard. The History Committee encourages audience input.

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

FREE ADMISSION.
 

First Sunday Lecture Series

FDR in Georgia
Sunday, April 2, 2017
3:00 pm
Smyrna Public Library
Downstairs Meeting Room

Speaker: Kaye Lanning Minchew, author of A President in Our Midst: FDR in Georgia

Despite the fact that Franklin Roosevelt visited Georgia 41 times between 1924 and 1945, historians have paid little attention to the significance of the time the 32nd President of the U.S. spent in the Peach State. Georgia helped restore his sense of well-being after contracting polio and provided a launching pad for his Presidential campaigns. Here, the Harvard graduate became friends with common men, had his active lifestyle of hunting and fishing photographed by the national press and fought with local politicians. Sadly he died here in 1945. Through images, audio and video clips, and oral histories, Kaye Minchew explores this fascinating chapter of Georgia and America’s history.

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

FREE ADMISSION.

Spring 2017 Jonquil Festival Book Sale

Saturday April 22, 2017
10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday April 23, 2017
12 PM - 5 PM

Hardbacks for $1, $3 and $5. Children's Books, Paperbacks and More...

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

60+ Volunteer Shifts are Available
Click Here for Shift Times and Duties

Interested volunteers please send e-mail to sign up.

First Sunday Lecture Series

History of Cobb County
Sunday, May 7, 2017
3:00 pm
Smyrna Public Library
Downstairs Meeting Room

Speaker: Christa McCay, Marietta Museum of History

Don’t know much about Cobb County’s history? Come and learn about the founding of our county, the cities, the people and landmarks. In this discussion, we will explore our local history in a fun and informative way. All we request from you is to ask questions and be ready to travel around Cobb without leaving the library.

Christa McCay is the Registrar at the Marietta Museum of History and Aviation Wing. Over that past 12 years she has overseen the growth of the Museum’s collection, which is comprised of over 35,000 artifacts dating from the late 18th century to present day. She is a graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Heritage Preservation.

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

FREE ADMISSION.

Fall 2016 Jonquil Festival Book Sale

Saturday October 28, 2017
10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday October 29, 2017
12 PM - 5 PM

Hardbacks for $1, $3 and $5. Children's Books, Paperbacks and More...

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

60+ Volunteer Shifts are Available
Click Here for Shift Times and Duties

Interested volunteers please send e-mail to sign up.

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



An Evening with Friends
Saturday, December 3, 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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