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

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.

We will be participating in the Global Gossip Game (also known as “Telephone”) which takes the familiar game of whispering secrets from one player to another and laughing at how the phrase changes, and has it travelling from library to library around the world.

International Games Day is a fun and fantastic way to reconnect all ages in the community through the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.  Join us for a few hours of fun on Saturday, November 15th for International Games Day!

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

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 between historical and contemporary wall-builders, a discussion of restoration tips and techniques, and information about design, acquisition of materials, preservation, and analysis. There is always a generous question-and-answer period, during which listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties.

Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.  He often brings along his collection of books about stonework, and copies of The Granite Kiss will be available for sale.

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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 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.

 

 

 

Crafternoon Tuesday October 28

ghostie  boo garland “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

Need to spiwitches of fishkill pondce 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

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.

 

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

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 Evolution restaurant, has been committed to providing seasonal, organic fare since 1995 to the seacoast of New Hampshire. A pioneer in the local food movement, Kath has been connecting with farmers through food, community and education. She has won numerous awards including New Hampshire Magazines Remarkable Women of Cuisine in 2013, and the Spirit of the Seacoast from the United Way.  She was also recently voted as one of the Top Women-led Business in New Hampshire by Business New Hampshire Magazine.

Tracey Miller is a health coach, cooking instructor, freelance writer and has more than 25 years of experience promoting environmental, health and social issues, both globally and locally. Tracey worked in strategic communication for the World Bank in Washington for 10 years and has also worked for many environmental organizations including the Department of Environmental Protection in Massachusetts.

Digging In

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

Need to spiwitches of fishkill pondce 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

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 Evolution restaurant, has been committed to providing seasonal, organic fare since 1995 to the seacoast of New Hampshire. A pioneer in the local food movement, Kath has been connecting with farmers through food, community and education. She has won numerous awards including New Hampshire Magazines Remarkable Women of Cuisine in 2013, and the Spirit of the Seacoast from the United Way.  She was also recently voted as one of the Top Women-led Business in New Hampshire by Business New Hampshire Magazine.

Tracey Miller is a health coach, cooking instructor, freelance writer and has more than 25 years of experience promoting environmental, health and social issues, both globally and locally. Tracey worked in strategic communication for the World Bank in Washington for 10 years and has also worked for many environmental organizations including the Department of Environmental Protection in Massachusetts.

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Y-La Teen Advisory Board

 

teen-wordleTeen Advisory Board November 4
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. This month we will meet on Tuesday Nov. 4 from 6:30 -7:30PM. If you’re interested, call Lisa @ 964-8401 for an application.