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International Games Day at RPL Saturday Nov. 15, 10am-2pm

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So you think you’ve got game?

Saturday, November 15th from 10am to 2pm, the game is on at Rye Public Library for International Games Day! Each year libraries come together to celebrate their love of games on International Games Day, an annual celebration of games, play, libraries and learning that all ages are invited to attend!

We’ll have board games like Jenga, Yahtzee, Sorry!, Chess, Apples to Apples, Connect 4, Monopoly and more, as well as video games like Minecraft and MarioCart. Volunteers will be available to teach you how to play unfamiliar games.

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Granite Kiss: Stone Walls in New England Thurs. Nov. 13 7pm

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Join us as the Rye Public Library welcomes author, teacher, NHPR commentator and stone mason Kevin Gardner. Kevin’s informal talk covers a few of the main topics of his book about New England stone walls The Granite Kiss, touching on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics. He explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Other topics may include: differences in approach

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Book Bites Book Club For Kids

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Book Bites Book Club is for kids in grades 3-5, ages 8-10.Our next meeting will be Thursday November 20th from 3:15-4:15PM. The book we are reading is The Cats of Roxville Station by Jean Craighead George. Copies will be available in the Youth Department.We hope you can join Lisa for this fun group which incorporates books, food, and crafts. Sign-up preferred, but you can just drop in, too.

 

 

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Crafternoon Tuesday October 28

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“Crafternoon” Tuesday October 28 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Join Lisa for a fun new elementary – aged craft program. We will be making Ghostie “Boo” Garlands. No sign-up required– just drop in! *Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left in the library without supervision. Please call the library if you have any questions.

 

Spooky Halloween Event Wednesday Oct. 29 at 7:00pm

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Need to spice up your Halloween? Come to our spooky double program Wednesday October 29th 7:00 PM!

First, Valerie Lofaso, local teen author of The Tangled Web of friends series will read from her latest book, The Witches of Fishkill Pond.

Second, she’ll spend some time discussing her paranormal investigations. You won’t want to miss this!! Be prepared for goose bumps and sleepless nights…

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

Annual Pumpkin Carving Wednesday October 29

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Join us for our annual pumpkin carving! Wednesday October 29th 6:00 PM

BYOP! Bring your own pumpkin and a few carving tools, and let’s light up the night with our spooky jack-o-lanterns! All ages are welcome* – parents help with younger carvers, please.We’ll supply the candle and photo opportunity

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

 

Friends of the Rye Public Library win state award of excellence!

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Representatives of the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association, President Ed Moran and directors Susan Gaudiello and Conrad Moses traveled to Rye to present the Friends of the Rye Public Library with the 2014 Sue Palmatier Award For Outstanding Support By A “Friends Of The Library” Group on Tuesday evening October 14. With all the Friends officers and many members present, Friends President Katie Jaffarian received the award on behalf of the group. The Board of Trustees of the Rye Public Library, who nominated the Friends of RPL in recognition of the extraordinary level, variety, and innovation of support they offer

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Digging In To Real Food Thurs. Oct. 23 at 7pm

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Kath Gallant and Tracey Miller, co-founders of Dig In: Real Food Solutions will talk about the growth of the local food movement and how to eat locally within a budget. They’ll give you some cost saving tips for eating whole foods and why it all matters.

The mission of Dig In is to help people build the connection between what they eat, where it comes from and how it affects their health. It’s all connected and it starts with people being empowered and educated to make choices that make them feel great.

Bios:

Kathy Gallant, owner of Blue Moon

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Spooky Halloween Event Wednesday Oct. 29 at 7:00pm

witches of fishkill pond

Need to spice up your Halloween? Come to our spooky double program Wednesday October 29th 7:00 PM!

First, Valerie Lofaso, local teen author of The Tangled Web of friends series will read from her latest book, The Witches of Fishkill Pond.

Second, she’ll spend some time discussing her paranormal investigations. You won’t want to miss this!! Be prepared for goose bumps and sleepless nights…

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

Digging In To Real Food Thurs. Oct. 23 at 7pm

Digging In

Kath Gallant and Tracey Miller, co-founders of Dig In: Real Food Solutions will talk about the growth of the local food movement and how to eat locally within a budget. They’ll give you some cost saving tips for eating whole foods and why it all matters.

The mission of Dig In is to help people build the connection between what they eat, where it comes from and how it affects their health. It’s all connected and it starts with people being empowered and educated to make choices that make them feel great.

Bios:

Kathy Gallant, owner of Blue Moon

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