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Eclipse 101 [p.s. we are out of eclipse glasses]

Today at 2:47 New Hampshire latitudes will experience an approximately 61% solar eclipse. The entire occlusion process spans about two-and-a-half hours with totality lasting for a few minutes around 2:47. Only ISO-tested eclipse glasses should be used to view the process during its entire span. [we are out of eclipse glasses] NASA will be live streaming the eclipse in its full totality from the northwest US beginning at 11:45 EDT. Other techniques can be used for safe viewing as you should NEVER look directly at the sun, especially during an eclipse. Learn some simple eclipse viewing techniques here.

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The Happy Planner Club August 23

Join us for a fun new program in the youth department! Bring your own planner; we have tons of stickers and stuff. We will meet on Wednesday August 23rd from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. Space is limited, so sign up now!

Summer Music with TJ Wheeler Wed. 8/16 at 3PM

Hope, Heroes and the Blues is TJ Wheeler’s entertain-ing and informative musical program that not only in-teractively communicates the musical highways and byways of the Blues, but also serves as an entry point of learning into African American culture, past & present. Join us on Wednesday August 16th at 3pm as this fantastic local musician helps interpret and share cultural connections.

Harry Potter Movie Marathon August 17 and 18

Join us for our summer Harry Potter Movie Marathon on Thursday August 17 from 8AM- 9PM and Friday August 18 from 8AM- 6PM! We will be showing all of the Harry Potter films and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Your admission is food to share and Harry Potter themed snacks are appreciated! Also, bring your own lunch both days; We’ll be supplying pizza dinner both nights! Wear a costume! Bring pillows and blankets to set up camp!

Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left in the library without supervision. No age restriction, but keep

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Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers

Our Story Time program for toddler and preschoolers meets on Wednesdays at 10:00AM for a program that combines stories, singing, dancing, finger plays, and crafts! No sign-up is required. All ages are welcome!

*Please note: The program will not meet on August 16 and August 23. Our regular schedule will resume beginning August 30th. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Mother Goose on the Loose!

Mother Goose on the Loose is a thirty minute interactive session that uses songs and rhymes, puppets and musical instruments, to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. We meet Fridays from 10:00 to 10:30 AM in the Community Meeting Room. We hope you can join us!

Please note: Mother Goose will not meet on August 18 and August 25. We will resume our regular schedule Friday September 1st. Enjoy the rest of the summer!

 

Historic Rye Beach Thursday August 10th at 6:30pm

Join us on Thursday August 10th at 6:30pm as Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society co-host this event featuring an illustrated talk by RHS researcher Jen King. Jen has been researching Rye Beach History in order to develop a mobile app guided walking tour. She’ll share her process and discuss the project at this event.

Dumbledore’s Army – Harry Potter Club September 5

Shhhhhhhh….don’t tell Umbridge or Filch about this…or you’ll break out in SNEAK spots!

Dumbledore’s Army meets on the first Tuesday of the month during the school year. We next meets on Tuesday September 5th from 6:00 to 7:30PM.

This once-a-month group meets in the room of requirement to do Harry Potter-related crafts, eat HP-related foods, watch movies, discuss books, do read-alouds, have trivia nights, read and/or write fan-fic…whatever we can think up related to the Wizarding World! I assure you, it is a blast! All Ages are welcome!

Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left

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Historic Rye Beach Thursday August 10th at 6:30pm

Join us on Thursday August 10th at 6:30pm as Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society co-host this event featuring an illustrated talk by RHS researcher Jen King. Jen has been researching Rye Beach History in order to develop a mobile app guided walking tour. She’ll share her process and discuss the project at this event.

Summer Reading Program Finale August 8

The finale for the youth Summer Reading Program will be Tuesday August 8 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. This will be a build your own sundae ice cream social!

Sign up is required. Sign up now in the Youth Department. This program has been generously sponsored by the Friends of the Rye Public Library.

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