Sunday, August 11, 2013

Annual Frozen Yogurt Social and Book Sale

The Friends of Smyrna Library hosted the Annual Frozen Yogurt Social this afternoon.  150 attendees enjoyed complimentary chocolate and vanilla frozen yogurt from Cowlicks.  Children enjoyed a wide assortment of crafts too.  The mini book sale raised $215.

Check our website and Facebook page in the spring for information on next year’s event.   

Sunday, August 4, 2013

First Sunday Lecture Series: The Lockheed Plant

Marietta Daily Journal editor Joe Kirby spoke on his recently published book, "The Lockheed Plant" (Arcadia Publishing, 2011).  Mr. Kirby has written two books on the rise of the local aeronautics industry, "The Bell Bomber Plant" and "The Lockheed Plant." 

His slide/talk focused on the history of the Lockheed facility and the transformational impact that the Marietta industrial complex, which at its height employed more than 30,000 workers, had upon surrounding communities like Smyrna.