Friday, January 20, 2012

Smyrna Public Library Publishes February Children's Program Calendar

Storytelling by Josie Bailey is this month's featured program event.

February is Black History Month! Help us celebrate with a special storytelling program on Saturday, February 18th at 2:00 PM. The one, the only Josie Bailey will make a stop at our library and has some awesome stories to share with ages 3 and up. It’ll be fun for the whole family! Register now to attend!

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Winter 2012 Reading List Published by Friends of Smyrna Library

Suddenly, Last Summer by Tennessee Williams is the featured book. Other recommended selections include New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers that were recently added to the library's collection.

Other Recommended Reading Selections

1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber
1q84 by Haruki Murakami
A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin
A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
Between Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson
Blood Work by Michael Connelly
Boneman's Daughters by Ted Dekker
Bonnie by Iris Johansen
Boomerang by Michael Lewis
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Cross Fire by James Patterson
Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese
Echo Burning by Lee Child
In The Garden Of Beasts by Erik Larson
Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson
Lethal by Sandra Brown
Live Wire by Harlan Coben
Miracle Cure by Michael Palmer
Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
Seriously ... I'm Kidding by Ellen Degeneres
Some Kind Of Wonderful by Barbara Freethy
Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk
Tempting Fate by Nora Roberts
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
The Lady Of The Rivers by Philippa Gregory
The Litigators by John Grisham
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Sense Of An Ending by Julian Barnes
The Tehran Initiative by Joel C. Rosenberg
The Well And The Mine by Gin Phillips
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
What The Night Knows by Dean Koontz
Zone One by Colson Whitehead

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January-February Art Gallery Exhibit Announced by Smyrna Public Library

Art by Paula McInerny on display through February.


Paula McInerny is a native of Atlanta, attended the University of Georgia and graduated from Georgia State University. She is an award winning artist who paints exclusively with a palette knife.

She loves the textured quality that is best achieved using this technique. After a long career as a professional photographer, Paula turned to oil painting as an extension of her artistic expressionism.

She strives to keep her work fresh and lively, as evidenced by those pieces on display. She can be found daily in her studio at Tula on Bennett Street in Atlanta, or she can be reached by e-mail at

January-February Display Gallery Exhibit Announced by Smyrna Public Library

Mixed Media by Barbara Johnston on display through February.


My natural instincts have led me in my artistic endeavors, although I am not trained in the traditional sense. My areas of emphasis are sculptural and functional clay, abstract art, and silver jewelry. I’ve dabbled in batik, weaving, silkscreen, stain glass work, kaleidoscopes, silver-smithing, knitting, quilting, glass torch work, auto body work, gourmet cooking, ceramics, mosaics, home decorating, and landscaping.

Today I combine my hand building, wheel, and mosaics to create sculptural/function pottery, unique furniture pieces, accent pieces (lamps, picture frames etc.) utilitarian vessels, sinks, and built- in countertops. I also like to combine my original glass beads into silver jewelry I’ve designed. Contemporary painting is an emerging field for me as well. I’m always looking for new outlets for my creative urges. Different things have inspired me over the years, at present most of my inspiration comes from nature and organic textures(which is hopefully evident in my work).

My work is presently on display in private and public forums throughout Germany, Florida, Georgia, S. Carolina, Texas, Colorado, California, Michigan, New York and Wisconsin. I have been featured at Saks Fifth Avenue, and do fundraising events whenever possible. I also have occasion to be a resident artist at local schools.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Smyrna Public Library Publishes January Children's Program Calendar

Family Matinee Movie! is this month's featured program event.

Be sure to join us on Friday, January 20th for “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” at 3:30 PM. The movie stars Jim Carrey and is rated PG. The running time is 94 minutes. Feel free to bring some movie snacks for your family to enjoy too! Did you know that the movie is based on the book, Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater? Check it out today!

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