Friday, February 21, 2014

Emma Davis-Hamilton Speaks on Researching African-American Ancestors

Emma Davis-Hamilton, President of the Atlanta chapter of the African American Historical and Genealogical Society, Director at Large on the board of the Georgia Genealogical Society, and Vice President of the Friends of the National Archives at Atlanta, spoke this afternoon at the Smyrna Public Library.

Ms Davis-Hamilton gave an introductory workshop on genealogy and addressed the challenges of researching African-American family history.  Thank you for presenting today and sharing your expertise!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

"Stories of the Civil Rights Movement" is Black History Month Highlight

The Cobb Cluster of the Southern Order of Storytellers and members of the Kuumba Storytellers will share stories about notable African Americans. For all ages to enjoy!

Today’s program is part of Smyrna Library's celebration of Black History Month.

The Cobb Cluster of the Southern Order of Storytellers meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Smyrna Public Library. Meetings are held from 6:30 – 7:45 PM. Contact Margaret Edinburgh at for information.

Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia is a group of professional storytellers who provide programs in schools, universities, festivals, museums, corporate and community events, and churches.  Their storytelling classes and workshops are available to teachers and anyone who would like to learn more about storytelling.  

Thank you for supporting the Black History Month program at the Smyrna Public Library!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Smyrna Public Library Hosts “Downton Abbey” Afternoon Tea

We had to wait an extra week due to the big snowstorm and Smyrna proved it was just mad about the hit TV show Downton Abbey this afternoon.  

The Smyrna Public Library hosted a classic English afternoon tea from 2 pm to 3:30.  We pulled out the lace tablecloths and fine china and properly attired attendees enjoyed hot tea and scones.

Attendees also enjoyed an exclusive viewing of Episode 6 - Season 4.       

Monday, February 3, 2014

FOSL Sponsors Keynote Event to Celebrate Black History Month 2014

The First Sunday Lecture Series kicked off Black History Month with Christine King Farris yesterday. Ms. Farris is the sister of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the only surviving member of the King family. She is the author of the children's book My Brother Martin and has been on the faculty of Spelman College since 1958. She lives with her husband in Atlanta. 

Ms. Farris spoke on civil rights in America and of her life experiences. This special lecture was the keynote event for Smyrna Library's celebration of Black History Month. The lecture was in the Community Center due to the large crowd.

The "First Sunday" lecture series is sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library.