Smyrna Reads 2019: The U.S. Constitution

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For 2019, we will revisit America's Founding Era and read the United States Constitution. Free copies will be available while supplies last. Other copies will be available for check out.

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SUNDAY LECTURE: "John Wereat, The “Forrest Gump” of Georgia’s Revolutionary Era"

Sunday, September 8
3:00 p.m.
Smyrna Library, Meeting Room
Free of charge and open to the public.

Dr. George Lamplugh will discuss the life of John Wereat and his contributions to early America and Georgia from 1776-1799.



articlesDISCUSSION SERIES: "Revisiting the Founding Era"

Monday, September 23, and  Monday, September 30
6:30-7:45 p.m.
Smyrna Library, Meeting Room
Discussion Leader: Dr. William Marchione

Participants will be given readings in advance. Dr. Marchione will lead the group in a discussion of the context and relevance of the readings.






TINKER TUESDAY: "Colonial Crafts"

Tuesday, September 17
4:00-4:45 p.m.
Smyrna Library, Meeting Room
For ages 5-12 years PLUS parent/caregiver
RSVP: by Sept. 16

We will make a quill writing pen and a pinch pot with air dry clay.



buttons for general washingtonPERFORMANCE: " Buttons for General Washington"

Monday, September 23
11:00-11:45 a.m.
Smyrna Library, Meeting Room
For ages 5-12 years

Actress Cathy Kaemmerlen will enact a spy story from Revolutionary War era America.




crayonsCRAFTERNOON: " Fall Crafts"

Tuesday, September 24
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Smyrna Library, Meeting Room
All ages
Participants will also enjoy crafts related to America’s Founding Era.



This program is part of "Revisiting the Founding Era," a three-year national initiative of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with
generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Revisiting the Founding Era


"Smyrna Reads" is also sponsored by Smyrna Library and the Friends of Smyrna Library.


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