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Harry Potter 12 Hour Readathon July 29th

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WOW!! We are having a 12 hour live streaming, read aloud marathon from 9:30AM until 9:30PM Friday July 29th! We are celebrating the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on July 31st.

Stop in or call today to sign-up for half hour increments. More information is available in the Youth Department. Please note that the hours of this program has been revised to be 12 hours.

Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left in the library without supervision.

 

 

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Youth Picnic & Field Day Tuesday August 2nd

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The Youth Department is pleased to announce our Family Picnic and Field Day…On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! Picnic dinner and fun old-fashioned races and games to get everyone moving! Tuesday, August 2nd 4:30 – 6:30pm. This event is rain or shine. We will meet here at RPL and go to Parson’s Field. We will hold the event here in the event of rain. Sign-up is required, so please contact us now!

*Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left in the library without supervision.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Rye Public Library.

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Story Time

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Our Story Time program for toddlers and preschoolers meets on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM for a program that combines stories, singing, dancing, finger plays, and crafts! No sign-up is required. All ages are welcome! We will meet each week during the Summer Reading Program, with the last story time being Wednesday August 10th. We will then resume regular programing in September.

Story Time at the Farmer’s Market

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Story Time at the Farmer’s Market* Join Lisa for informal story times under the pine tree Wednesdays June 22- August 31 from 2:30 – 3:00 PM* *weather permitting!

 

 

Summer Reading Program Finale August 9th

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Join us for our Summer Reading Program Finale Tuesday August 9th at 6:30PM. We are pleased to have Hampstead Stage Company return again this year, this time with a performance of Aladdin!

From their website:This classic tale is an exotic adventure based on The Tales of the Arabian Nights. It is about a poor young boy, Aladdin, who must go out and earn money for his family’s survival. While traveling throughout the country selling his wares, he is fooled by an evil magician, Salabin, who convinces him to find an antique oil lamp. Aladdin rubs the old lamp

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Summer Reading Program Thursday Activities

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Come visit on a Thursday Morning! We have “Triple Ticket Trivia”. Answer a question and get 3 tickets!

From 9:30-10:30AM on June 30, July 7, July 14 and July 21 and August 4th we have Reading Buddies. Stop in to practice your reading with a teen.

From 9:30-10:30AM on July 28, and August 11 we have Listening Dogs here for reading practice.

From 11:00AM- 12:00PM on Thursdays from June 30- August 11 we Lego Mania. We have LOTS of Legos. Come build something fun!

*Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left in the library without supervision.

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Bead-n-Read

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Bead-n-Read is a new program in the Youth Department! During each session we will do a beading craft while listening to an audio book. This program is for ages 8+ (Grades 3+). This photo is an example of one of our previous projects! This program is a hit!** Please note that August 1st session is full. We still have room on Thursday August 11th.

There will be 4 separate sessions: Tuesday July 5th from 6:00 – 8:00PM; Monday July 18th from 2:00 – 4:00PM; Monday August 1st and Thursday August 11th from 2:00 – 4:00PM. Space is limited to

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Family Movie August 5th

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Join us for popcorn, juice, and a movie!! Shows begin promptly at 3:00 P.M. Today’s movie is Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief. It is rated PG-13 and runs for 120 mins. Modern and mythical world collide in this thunderous fantasy-adventure. Percy Jackson is no ordinary teenager…he’s just learned he’s the son of Poseidon and is accused of stealing Zeus’ lightning bolt!

Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left in the library without supervision. Please be sure to check the content of this film to be sure that the film is appropriate for

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Teen Read-n-Reel Book & Movie Night August 5th

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YAttitudes is our teen book club for students in grade 6 and up. We are having another “Teen Read-n-Reel Book and Movie night” tonight at6 5:30PM. We will read Alex Rider Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz and then get together to watch the the movie Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (and eat pizza and popcorn)! The movie is rated PG, and runs for 93 minutes. Books will be available in the Youth Department. This event is for students in grades 6+.

Please stop by to request your copy of the book. Sign up is preferred. Please join us!

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Local Author Deb Cross: Remember When… Thurs. July 21 at 7pm

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Documentary film maker Deb Cross of Manchester took on a unique project in a new medium in summer 2010. Her fond memories of her own time spent on Wallis Sands Beach in Rye inspired her to invite the recollections of others which she would record and document. We’ll celebrate the resulting book of remembrances: Remember When We… Wallis Sands Revisited at Rye Public Library on Thursday July 21, 2016 at 7:00pm.