Sunday, April 28, 2013

Spring Jonquil Festival Book Sales Proceeds

We raised a little over $1200 during the Spring Jonquil Festival this weekend.  The Sunday sale was moved to the library when the festival was cancelled due to heavy rain.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Friends of Smyrna Library Announce "First Sunday" Lecture Program

The Friends of Smyrna Library announce a new monthly program to bring speakers to the Smyrna Public Library. The First Sunday Lecture Series will begin on May 5 and the lectures will be held in the 1st floor conference room. Details on the 3 inaugural meetings follow.

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3 p.m. - Susan Kendall, Head Librarian of Cobb County's Vinings Branch Library, will discuss her recently published history of Vinings, Georgia.

This photography history, published by Arcadia publishing in the "Images of America Series" contains over 200 vintage photos of the fascinating neighboring community of Vinings, Georgia. Copies will be available for purchase.

Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 3 p.m. - Idorenyin Uyoe, a historian of the Olympics, will speak about the history of the games, will show his video "Blacks and the Olympic Games: Contributions and Controversies," and answer your questions about this fascinating topic.

The Olympic Games have now become the single most visible sporting event of our time, evolving into a $6 Billion franchise. This presentation will discuss the contributions people of color have made in building the Olympics into the successful cultural phenomenon it is today.

Sunday, July 7th, 2013 at 3 p.m. - Historian Dr. William P. Marchione, who is at work on a history of Smyrna due for publication by The History Press this November, will present a slide/ lecture on "Smyrna, 1900 to 1930."

The 1900 to 1930 period was one of rapid growth as well as fundamental change for the town---a period that saw the beginnings of its transformation from an agricultural village into a fast-growing commuter suburb.