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March Crafternoons

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Due to school vacation week during the last week in February, we will meet twice in March! Tuesday, March 3rd & Tuesday March 24th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. Our craft on the 3rd will be a surprise–you will find out then! (This cute bookmark was the last craft we made.)

Join us for a fun elementary – aged craft program. This activity is recommended for age 8+. Sign-up is required. Space is limited and this program fills up fast.

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

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Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground Wed. Feb. 25th at 7pm

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In 2015, the Portsmouth Community will complete the years long effort to honor those buried beneath Chestnut Street in Portsmouth’s downtown.

The Portsmouth African Burying Ground and Memorial Park – We Stand in Honor of Those Forgotten is the result of a dramatic revelation unearthed from a City street that has led to a forgotten people being brought to life and a community embracing its full history. On an October morning in 2003, a series of coffins were revealed during infrastructure upgrades in the heart of the Portsmouth’s downtown. Through archaeology and DNA analysis the City confirmed the site was

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Zentangle!

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Zentangle! Thursday, February 26th 3:00 – 4:00pm for Grades 2-5 Looking for something to do during vacation week? Join Lisa to learn more about this cool drawing program!

*Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left in the library without supervision. Please call the library if you have any questions.

 

Check Out Our New Magazine Resource!

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We have just added a great electronic resource to our suite of remote offerings accessed from our website with only your RPL card required! Zinio provides 50 electronic magazine subscriptions to enhance our print collection. View and read any of these titles on your tablet or other devices in full color and standard page layout–just as if you were paging through the actual issue. You’ll just need to log in with your library card number initially to create a user account which you can personalize. After that, you can

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YAttitudes Teen Book Club March meeting

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YAttitudes Teen Book Club Tuesday March 17th. *Please note new date: 3/17*

Each month we meet on the second Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, however this month we will be meeting on Tuesday March 17th . The book we are reading this month is The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Copies are available in the youth department. Join us for discussion and delicious snacks!

YAttitudes Teen Book Club March meeting

Friday Flick March 13

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Join us for popcorn, juice, and a movie!! Shows begin promptly at 3:10 P.M. Today’s movie is rated PG and runs for 102 minutes.

Join us for this action-packed comedy adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios! A special bond develops between a personal companion robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. They team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

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

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Jewels of the MFA POSTPONED due to weather

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This event will be rescheduled. –Emily Stoehrer, Curator of Jewelry at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts joins us on Sunday February 22nd at 2pm as the Friends of the Rye Public Library sponsor their program: Jewels of the MFA. Ms. Stoehrer will detail the upcoming exhibition Life & Legacy: Louis Féron which explores the life and work of the late sculptor, master ciseleur, and jewelry manufacturer, Louis Féron (1901-1998). Recently discovered drawings, now part of the MFA, Boston’s permanent collection, place Féron amongst the 20th century’s elite jewelers and retailers – Cartier, David Webb, Fulco di Verdura, Jean Schlumberger, and

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Adult Book Group for March 17, 2015

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The Adult Book Discussion Group selection for March 17th, 2015, is Fools of Fortune by William Trevor. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 2 – 3 P.M. and from 7 – 8 P.M. Newcomers are always welcome. Call us or drop in to reserve your copy! Downloadable copies may also available for checkout on our Kindle devices.

In this award-winning novel, an informer’s body is found on the estate of a wealthy Irish family shortly after the First World War, and an appalling cycle of revenge is set in motion. Led by a

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Y-La Teen Advisory Board March Meeting

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Want to get involved in your community? Need some community service hours? Love your library and just want to volunteer? Join the Teen Advisory Board and get INVOLVED. We usually meet on the third Tuesday of the month, but will meet this month on Tuesday March 24th from 6:30 -7:30PM. If you’re interested, call Lisa @ 964-8401 for an application.

 

Learn to use the Rye Town GIS Resource Thurs. Feb 19 6:00 pm

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Geographical Information Systems or GIS play a role in every aspect of on-line life today. They provide a powerful combination of information and mapping. Think of a Google map with pins on all the local coffee shops—that’s GIS. Now apply that same resource to town tax maps cross referenced with multiple data sets. That’s great information for every resident of Rye which is newly available to you free of charge via the Town Website.

Assessor for the town David Hynes developed the Rye resource, and will demonstrate the many useful applications it offers at a free public event at

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