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A Poetry Interlude: The Language of Healing Tues., April 25 at 5:00 pm

During National Poetry Month local luminary Mimi White, poet and Portsmouth Poet Laureate Emeritus, will host a program on Tuesday April 25th at 5pm offering the reading and discussion of poems that nurture, soothe and offer hope. Participants are invited to bring along selections of their own to share. The Library invites all ages to enjoy a relaxing evening of expressive insights. We hope you can join us.

Star Wars Movie Marathon April 27th & 28th

Star Wars Movie Marathon Thursday April 27th 8:00am-6:00pm and Friday April 28th 8:00am – 5:45pm. Two Glorious Days of Star Wars! What a fun thing to do during school vacation week! The Youth department be showing all 8 films over the 2 days. Activities will be included between films. We will provide lunch Thursday, and you are invited to bring your own on Friday. Please bring snacks to share each day.

No age restriction, but keep in mind that some of the films are PG-13. Parents keep in mind that only children age 8+ may be left in the

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Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers

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

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!


Active T(w)een Yoga Class with Carla Cole

Carla Cole is offering a pilot program at RPL inviting teens/tweens to begin yoga practice. She is a certified instructor and offers the program free of charge.

This fun and active yoga class will work with movement and breath. It is designed for tweens and teens to get moving and learn ways to bring more calm to your days and empowering you to become more self-aware and self confident.

Sessions will take place in the CMR for May on Wednesdays at 3:15. Dates are May 3,10, 17 & 24. Please bring a yoga mat and a smile!


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Dumbledore’s Army – Harry Potter Club May 2

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

Dumbledore’s Army next meets on Tuesday May 2nd from 6:00 to 7:30PM. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month. All Ages are welcome!

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!

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

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YAttitudes Teen Book Club May 9th

Our teen book club for students in grade 6 and up meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. This month we meet on Tuesday May 9th from 6:30 to 7:30PM.

This month we are reading The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.

We eat pizza and have a dessert at all meetings. Join us!


Fun stuff to eat and great b

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Seacoast Tibetan Prayer Flag Project at RPL April 8-24

Please visit RPL before April 24 to take part in this exciting project! For two weeks [April 8-24, 2017 -culminating with Earth Day 2017] a forty-foot long [and growing!] strand of colorful and individually meaningful pennants in the style of Tibetan prayer flags is on display and accepting new additions. The concept was initiated by students at Gateway Taiji studio in Portsmouth, and the Library is happy to be the flag’s first stop as it begins to travel to various Seacoast locations. In Tibetan tradition, flags whose colors symbolize sky, air, fire, water, and earth are printed with mantras

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Clutter Control 101: Downsizing Your Stuff-Thurs Apr. 20, 6:30PM

Did you know that 40% of Americans can’t fit a car into their garage because it is filled with STUFF?

Dave Downs brings his comical Clutter Control program to Rye Public Library on Thursday April 20th at 6:30 PM. The Friends of the Rye Public Library invite you to kick off your “spring cleaning” with some advice and laughter with this fun program.

Dave’s purpose is to inform and motivate the audience. Participants leave the program with new ideas, methods and helpful hints. They will know that if they are thoughtful about what they keep and what they discard,

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Teen Writer’s Workshop April18th

Students in grades 6+ may join our teen writing workshop to share your writing, get critiques, give critiques- discuss your ideas! It’s all about whatever you need to get writing!

Our Teen Writer’s Workshop meets on the third Tuesday of the month. Our session this month will meet Tuesday April 18th from 5:30 to 6:30PM.


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