26-27, 2007 *
normally scheduled Third Thursday program has
been preempted this
month by the 5th annual Murder Goes South. (to begin
on the third Friday...)
5th annual Murder Goes South, a festival of Southern mystery
writers and readers, is an intimate opportunity for you to
listen to the authors you love to read and meet others you
will forever enjoy.
January 26, 2007
Dinner & Dialog - 7:30 PM
Award Winning Author
January 27, 2007
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Writers, Book Signings, Workshops & Lunch
Guests: Sallie Bissell, Stephanie Bond, Norman Chastain, Patricia
Sprinkle, p.m. terrell and Steven Womack
what could be more fun than spending time discussing great
murder mysteries? Just the treat for a chilly January weekend...
February 15, 2007
No Event Scheduled
March 15, 2007
Birds of Atlanta
by Jim Wilson
April 19, 2007
Wilson is from Pensacola Fl. He was a researcher and teacher
at Emory University. He also served on the Board of Directors
of the Atlanta Audubon Society for eight years, including a
stint of service as President.
became the first staff person for this society as the Important
Bird Areas Program Coorinator.
Annual Plant and Seed Swap
and Garden Program *
April 21, 2007
monthly Third Thursday program has
been augmented this
month with this new annual event.
some of your favorite garden seeds or outdoor plants and take
home something new like a
different hosta, carolina jasmine, a lily or maybe that special
unique plant you have been searching for...
Also, you will have the opportunity to hear some great gardening
programs from celebrated local authors and subject matter experts.
Gardening with Heirloom Seeds by Lynn Coulter
Legends in the Garden by Linda Copeland
Don't Ask What I Shot:
How Eisenhower's Love of Golf Helped Shape 1950's America
Presented by Dr Catherine Lewis
June 21, 2007
Lewis has authored or co-authored five books: Considerable
Passions: Golf, the Masters and the Legacy of Bobby Jones
(2000), The PGA Championship: The Season's Final Major
with John Companiotte (2004), The Changing Face of Public
History: The Chicago Historical Society and the Transformation
of an American History Museum (2005), Bobby Jones and
the Quest for the Grand Slam (2005) and A Host to History:
The Story of the Atlanta Athletic Club (2005).
She recently published Don't Ask What I Shot: How Eisenhower's
Love of Golf Helped Shape 1950's America.
the Barnes and Noble Website:
awareness of President Eisenhowers obsession with golf
led to his being simultaneously credited with the surge in
the sports popularity and criticized for running the
country from a golf course. By his second term, however, Ike
and golf represented a bygone era because, more than any other
sport in America, golfs moneyed culture remained insulated
from the race and class struggles that were transforming the
country in the postwar period. Dont Ask What I Shot
tells the story of how Ikes golf game functioned
as a dual symbol of progress and provincialism. It also details
Eisenhowers friendships with Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer,
Bob Hope, and Winston Churchill, among others."
Join Dr. Lewis, of Kennesaw State University (History and
Philosophy) for a lively discussion on one of America's most
famous golfers and his impact on the sport.
Annual Ice Cream Social
SUBSTITUTE THIRD THURSDAY EVENT *
The Annual Ice Cream Social
join us at the
Library Plaza Lawn on the Village Green
for the Friends of Smyrna Library
Annual Ice Cream Social
Jim Adkins and Bob MacIsaac
tuned for all the information and please make plans to attend
this family-friendly event.
Admission & Ice Cream Too !!!
Riverton, Alabama 1947
Presented by Harris Green
August 16, 2007
us as Harris Green presents his first novel. It is a fictional
account of life in a small Alabama city in the summer of 1947.
is the book's review from Amazon.com:
June 1947 in Riverton, Alabama. Ten-year-old Graham and his
pals, Blake and Todd, are fresh out of school for the summer
and don't have a care in the world. Or do they? The annual
slingshot battle, using chinaberries as ammo, is only a few
weeks away and they need a plan. Last year their tree house
was demolished by the mock orange cannon of the Ramar Renegades.
Following her sister's death in February, Ruth St. John has
been alone in her ante-bellum house. With Rachael gone, the
old woman develops an interest in the outside world, especially
the "roughnecks" she sees through her window. Gayle
Freemont, a young black professor at the Negro college, wants
to have a wife and children but is reluctant to get trapped
in the South where he is just another "boy." The
childless wife of a prominent architect, Jane Forrester is
entering menopause and fears that life is passing her by.
She resents her husband's selfish and domineering behavior
and longs to find happiness before it's too late. Graham's
father Pete is the county school superintendent. He considers
himself quite progressive with respect to race relations--until
the day he has to put his progressive ideas to the test. Priscilla
Andrews teaches at the elementary school. Her acne-scarred
face has caused some of the boys to call her Worm Face behind
her back. But she maintains her professional bearing and decides
that she and black people share a "skin problem."
Crayton Turner pedals his Popsicle cart as fast as he can,
trying to reach the construction site before the workers leave-which
proves to be a fateful decision.
September 20, 2007
October 18, 2007
Cannon (homegrown diva) - truelove & homegrown tomatoes,
'maters biscuit and pearly gates.
Karin Gillespie (dollar store diva) - bet your bottom dollar,
a dollar short; bottom dollar goes Hollywood.
Jackie Miles (rose flower diva) - Roseflower Creek.
Patricia Sprinkle (sleuthing diva) - author of the thoroughly
The Dixie Divas are Southern book writing belles serving up
helpings of down home humor and warmth. When the Dixie Divas
come to town they do more than sign books. They give a lively
presentation, peppered with advice, animation and lots of
Take a look at each diva and their book. This promises to
be one of the best Third Thursday Programs. Mark your
calendar and see for yourself.
Executive Director of the
Funk Heritage Center, Reinhardt College
November 15, 2007
Dr. Kitchens will offer an introduction to the Native American
tribes of Georgia, explaining cultural issues, the frontier
economy, and the dispersion of the tribes after the formation
of the Colony of Georgia.
to entering the field of museum administration, Joe Kitchens
earned the Ph.D. degree in American History from the University
of Georgia and was Professor of History at Georgia Southwestern
He has published two books on Georgia history: Quail Plantations
of South Georgia and North Florida. and Generations: The
Story of Albany. He is also the author of more than sixty
magazine and newspaper articles on Georgia history and life.
Kitchens has also served as founding Executive Director
of the Pebble Hill Foundation and as Director of the South
Carolina Historical Society. Currently Dr. Kitchens is the
Executive Director of the Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt
College, the "Official Georgia Southeastern Indian
and Frontier Interpretive Center." Dr. Kitchens was
honored by the Georgia Association of Museums as its "Museum
Professional of the Year for 2005."
should be a very informative program for those who are interested
in the American Indians and Georgia history.
to attend and bring a friend, neighbor or both.
Wreath Silent Auction
November 20, 2007
of Smyrna Library announce a new fundraiser for 2008 - the first
annual Christmas Wreath Silent Auction. Local merchants
and citizens have donated 20 wreaths, which will be on display
beginning Tuesday November 20 in the library lobby. Bids start
at $50. The winning bidders will be announced at the annual
An Evening with the Friends fundraiser on Saturday December
Evening with the Friends
December 1, 2007
monthly Third Thursday program will not take place
this month. Friends of Smyrna Library will be sponsoring
the second annual An Evening with the Friends fundraiser