Monday, November 7, 2016

FIRST SUNDAY LECTURE: Shakespeare's Folios

Our guest speaker today for the November First Sunday Lecture Series was Robert Williams, Curator of the Bentley Rare Book Gallery at Kennesaw State University.  

William Shakespeare's First Folio is on exhibit at Emory University' Michael C. Carlos Museum from November 5, through December 11.  Mr. Williams discussed how the Folios help us understand Shakespeare as a creative playwright and how we are able to put together an understanding of his creative processes. 

Mr. Williams also presented some plays from the Second Folio and the complete Fourth Folio from the Kennesaw State University collections. The audience had an opportunity to see up close the KSU Shakespeare pieces which helped enrich appreciation of the Emory exhibition.

SPEAKER BIO: Robert Williams joined Kennesaw State College as the Director of the Library in 1986, coming from Cumberland College, now the University of the Cumberlands, in Williamsburg, Kentucky. He served as the head of the Horace W. Sturgis Library until 2009, retiring as the Assistant Vice President for Library Services. Mr. Williams returned to Kennesaw State University after retirement to serve as the Senior Curator of the Bentley Rare Book Gallery, which he founded in 1987.

The First Sunday Lecture series is sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library and Smyrna Library. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Whimsical Fantasy Artwork by Elizabeth Schick Opens at Smyrna Public Library Art Gallery

The November/December art gallery exhibit for 2016 has opened - Whimsical Fantasy Artwork by Elizabeth Schick.  Ms. Schick’s exhibit is on display until January 2. The art gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Smyrna Library. The art gallery exhibits are sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library.

Artist Statement:

I am originally from Palm Springs, FL, but have lived in Atlanta, GA since 1988. I graduated summa cum laude from U.G.A. with a degree in Scientific Illustration & went on to study Medical Illustration at the Medical College of GA.

Since 1989, I have worked as a medical legal illustrator, working at MLI as their senior medical illustrator until opening my own company, Medical Visions, Inc in 1991, which is still my "Day Job".

Inspired by acrobats, dancers and contortionists, these hand sculpted and painted figures are each a one of a kind creation. The Dragons are hand sculpted as well and can be used as ornaments or wrapped around your wrist as a bracelet.

They currently can be purchased at "The Great Artist's Collective" gallery in New Orleans, "The Limelight" in Marietta, GA., "Reytail Therapy" in Santa Rosa, FL and DragonCon at the Hyatt Hotel Atlanta -Labor Day Weekend

Elizabeth's work has won several awards at DragonCon including "Best Alien" 2012 & "Best Space Scene" 2013

Pocketbooks by Book Stop Smyrna Opens at Smyrna Public Library Display Gallery

The November/December display gallery exhibit for 2016 has opened - Pocketbooks by Book Stop Smyrna.  The exhibit is on display until January 2. The display gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Smyrna Library. The display gallery exhibits are sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library.

About Book Stop Smyrna:

Since 2008, The Book Stop has been proudly serving the Smyrna/Vinings area as their independent used bookstore.  We offer over 25,000 thousands of paperback books for you to choose from and call it yours!


The exhibit features a wonderful collection of pocketbooks made out of classic books!