New Books:

The following new books are available at the Smyrna Public Library

“Goose Van Schaick of Albany, 1736-1789: The Continental Army’s Senior Colonel” by T. W. Egly, Jr. has been added to the New York State collection of non-fiction books. That section holds books on state and local history, geography, travel, and more. In our general non-fiction section, you will find more books on the 1700s.

“Where We Belong” by Lynn Austin is in the historical fiction genre and is based on the true story of remarkable twin sisters, Agnes and Margaret Smith, who were born in Scotland in 1843. Austin moved her fictional sisters to Chicago, a city with which she is more familiar.

Barb’s knitting group:

It was snowing like gangbusters last week. I hadn't seen it snow like that in years.

Bonnie wasn’t at the group; she decided to go get some supplies while the roads were good. Kitty started a new afghan in shades of blue and Arlene was knitting another strip in orange and yellow. Pam was crocheting a red boucle scarf, Jan was working on her shrug and I was doing a turtle from the top down for a change.

Did you know that some places are experimenting with spreading beet juice instead of salt on icy roads? It would be better for the vegetation along the roads.

We meet from 10 a.m. until noon Tuesday mornings at the Smyrna Library. You are welcome to come in and contribute to the group either with a new project, or just to visit. See you here with us!


The library is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.


Clara Lantz, director of the Smyrna Public Library, can be reached at 607-627-6271.