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2006 Third Thursday Programs

2006 Third Thursday Programs
Upcoming Special Events

Murder Goes South
January 20-21, 2006 *

Murder Goes South

* Our normally scheduled Third Thursday program has been preempted this month by the 4th annual Murder Goes South. (to begin on the third Friday...)

The fourth annual Murder Goes South Southern mystery writer's festival will held January 20-21, 2006.

Dinner on Friday night will feature Mary Kay Andrews (a.k.a. Kay Trocheck) as the speaker. She is the author of Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Savannah Blues and Little Bitty Lies.

Saturday's program will include a wonderful panel of extraordinary writers of Southern mystery.

  • Beverly Connor Dead Secret, One Grave Too Many, Dead Guilty, Air Tight Case
  • Craig Farris Vice-President of SEWA, author of The Spectrum Conspiracy
  • Jaclyn Weldon White The Empty Nursery, Whisper to the Black Candle, Distant Hearts
  • Joyce and Jim Lavene Pretty Poison, The Last To Remember, Until Our Last Embrace, Last Dance
  • Cathy Pickens Done Gone Wrong, Southern Fried
  • Vonda Skelton Bitsy and the Mystery at Tybee Island, Bitsy and Murder at Amelia Island
  • Walter Sorrells Fake I.D., Cry For Justice, Power of Attorney, Will to Murder, Proof of Intent
  • Ellis Vidler Haunting Refrain

Spies of the Revolutionary War
May 18, 2006

Spies of the Revolutionary War

Larry Guzy, founding president of the John Collins Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, in Cobb County, will be the guest speaker at FOSL's Third Thursday speakers program. Mr Guzy, to be dressed in authentic period attire, will recount the efforts and accomplishments of spies and their impact on the American Revolution.

Join us for what will be a lively, entertaining and informative Spies of the Revolutionary War presentation that will be enjoyed by all.

Gardening with Heirloom Seeds
June 15, 2006

Gardening with Heirloom Seeds

Lynn Coulter, the author of Gardening with Heirloom Seeds, will be the guest speaker at FOSL's Third Thursday program. Ms. Coulter will give an entertaining and thorough explanation on gardening with heirloom seeds, explain how she became interested in this unique form of horticulture, distribute complementary seeds to the attendees and autograph books afterwards.

FOSL sincerely thanks Ms. Coulter for what will be a wonderful and enjoyable presentation and we wish her deserved success with her new book.

The Annual Ice Cream Social
July 20, 2006

Annual Ice Cream SocialLearn more about Jim "Duck" Adkins

Waddles the Clown

Thursday July 20th 7:00 p.m.
Library Plaza on The Village Green

Please join us at the
Library Plaza on the Village Green
for the Friends of Smyrna Library Annual Ice Cream Social

Marble Slab Creamery at the Smyrna Village Pavilion.

Book Sale Fundraiser!
All Books $2 or Less!
Popular Authors!

Additionally, you will enjoy Jim "Duck" Adkins' Blue Grass Band, Waddles the Clown, fun activities for the kids, prizes, surprises and much, much more! Be sure to bring your lawn chair!

This Third Thursday program event will be held in the library's first floor public meeting room in the event of bad weather.

Waddles the Clown and Jim "Duck" Adkins
say"Bring the KIDS !!!"

From a Daughter's Heart to Her Mom
50 Reflections on Living Well

Heather Ivestor
August 17, 2006

From a Daughter's Heart to Her Mom

The Friends of Smyrna Library has announced its featured guest for its August Third Thursday program. Heather Ivestor, originally from Smyrna and now living in Carrollton, Georgia, will discuss her writings and the influences for her latest book, "From a Daughter's Heart to Her Mom; 50 Reflections on Living Well." The event takes place Thursday, August 17 at 7:30 pm at the Smyrna Library in the downstairs meeting room at 100 Village Green Circle in the Smyrna Village.

"We are grateful that Heather will come back to Smyrna to spend an evening with us reflecting on her latest book," stated Linda Evans, president of the Friends of Smyrna Library organization. "One of the themes she will discuss will be the importance of the written word and the role it plays in collecting memories and sharing reflections across different generations. We expect it to be a thought-provoking discussion."


Tea With Sister Anna: A Paris Journal
Susan Gilbert Harvey
September 21, 2006

Tea With Sister Anna: A Paris Journal

Join us for a discussion of Tea with Sister Anna: A Paris Journal, with Rome, Georgia author Susan Gilbert Harvey.

Ms. Harvey will describe how the city of Paris became a catalyst for communion between two Georgia artists: herself and her great-aunt, Anna McNulty Lester who lived between 1862 and 1900.

You will enjoy her explanation of how she explored the back streets of Montparnasse in 1998 asking questions to uncover the mysteries of her great aunt's life in Paris and how the answers became an award-winning book!

Signed copies will be available for $20.

National Friends of Libraries Week
October 22-29, 2006

National Friends of the Library Week 2006

The monthly Third Thursday program will not take place this month. Friends of Smyrna Library will be sponsoring a week of events to celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week instead.

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Third Thursday
November 16, 2006

No Event Scheduled

No Event Scheduled

An Evening with the Friends
December 2, 2006

An Evening with the Friends

The monthly Third Thursday program will not take place this month. Friends of Smyrna Library will be sponsoring the first annual An Evening with the Friends fundraiser instead.


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