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Lighthouse Kids with Founder Sue Reynolds Thursday Oct. 2 at 7pm

The Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society jointly present Lighthouse Kids Founder Sue Reynolds with an illustrated program on Thursday, October 2, at 7:00 pm. In 2001, Sue Reynolds was teaching 7th grade in North Hampton, where Community Service was the Friday afternoon activity.  While doing a beach clean-up, Sue pointed to the lighthouse and explained its plight. Lighthouse Kids was formed and evolved into a nonprofit organization that works with the state of New Hampshire, owner of the property.  Students, parents and community members have been extremely instrumental in the growth and development of Lighthouse Kids and the preservation of White Island Lighthouse Station, New Hampshire’s only off-shore lighthouse, and part of the Rye Historic District.  There has been a lighthouse on White Island since 1820, the present structure being built in 1859.  The lighthouse was operated by lighthouse keepers, the United States Lighthouse Service, and the Coast Guard, until it was automated in 1986.  The Coast Guard continues to maintain the light as a navigational aid, but the upkeep of the island and structures are now the responsibility of the Division of Parks and Recreation of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development.  As the island is not a major tourist attraction, very little money is available for support, and the lighthouse and auxiliary structures on the island started to fall into disrepair.

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Lighthouse Kids with Founder Sue Reynolds Thursday Oct. 2 at 7pm

The Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society jointly present Lighthouse Kids Founder Sue Reynolds with an illustrated program on Thursday, October 2, at 7:00 pm. In 2001, Sue Reynolds was teaching 7th grade in North Hampton, where Community Service was the Friday afternoon activity.  While doing a beach clean-up, Sue pointed to the lighthouse and explained its plight. Lighthouse Kids was formed and evolved into a nonprofit organization that works with the state of New Hampshire, owner of the property.  Students, parents and community members have been extremely instrumental in the growth and development of Lighthouse Kids and the preservation of White Island Lighthouse Station, New Hampshire’s only off-shore lighthouse, and part of the Rye Historic District.  There has been a lighthouse on White Island since 1820, the present structure being built in 1859.  The lighthouse was operated by lighthouse keepers, the United States Lighthouse Service, and the Coast Guard, until it was automated in 1986.  The Coast Guard continues to maintain the light as a navigational aid, but the upkeep of the island and structures are now the responsibility of the Division of Parks and Recreation of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development.  As the island is not a major tourist attraction, very little money is available for support, and the lighthouse and auxiliary structures on the island started to fall into disrepair.

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Books, Boys and Pizza! Tuesday October 7

pizza Books, Boys and Pizza! Tuesday October 7th from 5:30 to 6:30PM.

We hope you can join Lisa for this new fun group for boys. The title pretty much says what will be happening the first meeting! Come join us Tuesday October 7th at 5:30 PM.

 

Meet Julia Child! Thurs. Sept 25th 7PM

Help kick-off the Friends of the Rye Public Library 2014-15 Programming Series as they present the Delvena Theatre group featuring Lynn Moulton and Fran Baron.  Meet Julia Child! is an original edutainment production by Delvena , and introduces the beloved character of Julia Child as portrayed by Lynn Moulton.

The audience will learn more about her life and have the opportunity to view “Julia” on the set of The French Chef, an amusing and fun experience.  After the performance, the cast will open up for discussion regarding Julia Child.

The Delvena Theatre Company has been doing to-go shows for the last several years at various venues throughout the New England area. The Company was founded in 1992, and prior to “going on the road” performed at different locations throughout Massachusetts, most often at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Delvena was nominated for five Independent Reviewers of New England awards.  Its production of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ was on Theatre Mirror’s Best List for acting, directing and production.  Presentations of ‘Anna Weiss’ and ‘Beyond Therapy’ were included on Theatre Mirror’s best play list and ‘Blue Heart’ was placed on Aisle Say’s best list.

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Lighthouse Kids with Founder Sue Reynolds Thursday Oct. 2 at 7pm

The Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society jointly present Lighthouse Kids Founder Sue Reynolds with an illustrated program on Thursday, October 2, at 7:00 pm. In 2001, Sue Reynolds was teaching 7th grade in North Hampton, where Community Service was the Friday afternoon activity.  While doing a beach clean-up, Sue pointed to the lighthouse and explained its plight. Lighthouse Kids was formed and evolved into a nonprofit organization that works with the state of New Hampshire, owner of the property.  Students, parents and community members have been extremely instrumental in the growth and development of Lighthouse Kids and the preservation of White Island Lighthouse Station, New Hampshire’s only off-shore lighthouse, and part of the Rye Historic District.  There has been a lighthouse on White Island since 1820, the present structure being built in 1859.  The lighthouse was operated by lighthouse keepers, the United States Lighthouse Service, and the Coast Guard, until it was automated in 1986.  The Coast Guard continues to maintain the light as a navigational aid, but the upkeep of the island and structures are now the responsibility of the Division of Parks and Recreation of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development.  As the island is not a major tourist attraction, very little money is available for support, and the lighthouse and auxiliary structures on the island started to fall into disrepair.

10-2 Lighthouse Kids

Meet Julia Child! Thurs. Sept 25th 7PM

Help kick-off the Friends of the Rye Public Library 2014-15 Programming Series as they present the Delvena Theatre group featuring Lynn Moulton and Fran Baron.  Meet Julia Child! is an original edutainment production by Delvena , and introduces the beloved character of Julia Child as portrayed by Lynn Moulton.

The audience will learn more about her life and have the opportunity to view “Julia” on the set of The French Chef, an amusing and fun experience.  After the performance, the cast will open up for discussion regarding Julia Child.

The Delvena Theatre Company has been doing to-go shows for the last several years at various venues throughout the New England area. The Company was founded in 1992, and prior to “going on the road” performed at different locations throughout Massachusetts, most often at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Delvena was nominated for five Independent Reviewers of New England awards.  Its production of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ was on Theatre Mirror’s Best List for acting, directing and production.  Presentations of ‘Anna Weiss’ and ‘Beyond Therapy’ were included on Theatre Mirror’s best play list and ‘Blue Heart’ was placed on Aisle Say’s best list.

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Crisis in Ukraine Thursday Sept. 18, 7PM

SKMBT_C22014082511090Ukrainian American Christina Vogel presents her up-to-the-minute research and historical background information as she discusses this timely topic with slides of information on the key players in the on-going conflict, a timeline of events as they continue to play out from the onset in November of 2013 to the present.  A variety of maps, and historical background information helps explain the actions Ukrainians took and Russia’s response, which led to the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the fighting we are witnessing today in East Ukraine.  The presentation also considers actions western nations are taking, or not taking, in the attempt to help Ukraine, while preventing a war with Russia.

Vogel, a American of Ukrainian descent describes Ukraine’s position as a “bridge between the East and the West” with a long history of appropriation and domination by other powers, and notes the vast majority of Ukrainians desire sovereignty, and to be a part of the European Union.  This program has been well received elsewhere in the region.  See story here

Information for the program is continuously updated as events unfold.  Questions are welcomed throughout the presentation, with ample Q&A time following the program.

Annual Pumpkin Carving Wednesday October 29

Join us fjack o lanternor 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.

 

Book Bites Book Club For Kids

bookbites Book Bites Book Club is for kids in grades 3-5, ages 8-10.Our next meeting will be Thursday October 23rd from 3:15-4:15PM. The book we are reading is The Power of Poppy Pendle by Natasha Lowe. 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.

 

 

 

Crafternoon Tuesday October 28

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

Join Lisa for a fun new elementary – aged craft program. We made laminaterd leaf sun-catchers at our September meeting. What will we make this month? We’ll let you know soon!!
*Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left in the library without supervision. Please call the library if you have any questions.