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Wendy Nottonson Quartet Friday April 18, 2:00 pm!

 

Join us as we welcome talented local musicians in celebration of National Library Week. The Wendy Nottonson Quartet brings you a special hour of Jazz Standards from the American Songbook, including the timeless music of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and many others!   Wendy, a four year resident of Rye, currently performs throughout MA & NH and teaches piano and voice. With influences that span from Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughn to Rebecca Parris, Wendy’s brilliant phrasing and singular timing will delight you and warm your hearts.  Her band includes seasoned Berklee College of Music graduates:  John Hyde, pianist, composer, musical director/arranger, teacher; Les Harris, Jr., drummer, faculty member at University of New Hampshire, University of Southern Maine, Phillips Exeter Academy and the Amesbury Public Schools; and his daughter, Aubrey Harris, award winning bassist who will be the third generation in her family to attend Berklee College of Music in 2014 on a full four year scholarship!

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Wendy Nottonson Quartet Friday April 18, 2:00 pm!

 

Join us as we welcome talented local musicians in celebration of National Library Week. The Wendy Nottonson Quartet brings you a special hour of Jazz Standards from the American Songbook, including the timeless music of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and many others!   Wendy, a four year resident of Rye, currently performs throughout MA & NH and teaches piano and voice. With influences that span from Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughn to Rebecca Parris, Wendy’s brilliant phrasing and singular timing will delight you and warm your hearts.  Her band includes seasoned Berklee College of Music graduates:  John Hyde, pianist, composer, musical director/arranger, teacher; Les Harris, Jr., drummer, faculty member at University of New Hampshire, University of Southern Maine, Phillips Exeter Academy and the Amesbury Public Schools; and his daughter, Aubrey Harris, award winning bassist who will be the third generation in her family to attend Berklee College of Music in 2014 on a full four year scholarship!

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Wendy Nottonson Quartet Friday April 18, 2:00 pm!

 

Join us as we welcome talented local musicians in celebration of National Library Week. The Wendy Nottonson Quartet brings you a special hour of Jazz Standards from the American Songbook, including the timeless music of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and many others!   Wendy, a four year resident of Rye, currently performs throughout MA & NH and teaches piano and voice. With influences that span from Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughn to Rebecca Parris, Wendy’s brilliant phrasing and singular timing will delight you and warm your hearts.  Her band includes seasoned Berklee College of Music graduates:  John Hyde, pianist, composer, musical director/arranger, teacher; Les Harris, Jr., drummer, faculty member at University of New Hampshire, University of Southern Maine, Phillips Exeter Academy and the Amesbury Public Schools; and his daughter, Aubrey Harris, award winning bassist who will be the third generation in her family to attend Berklee College of Music in 2014 on a full four year scholarship!

Wendy

Wendy Nottonson Quartet Friday April 18, 2:00 pm!

 

Join us as we welcome talented local musicians in celebration of National Library Week. The Wendy Nottonson Quartet brings you a special hour of Jazz Standards from the American Songbook, including the timeless music of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and many others!   Wendy, a four year resident of Rye, currently performs throughout MA & NH and teaches piano and voice. With influences that span from Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughn to Rebecca Parris, Wendy’s brilliant phrasing and singular timing will delight you and warm your hearts.  Her band includes seasoned Berklee College of Music graduates:  John Hyde, pianist, composer, musical director/arranger, teacher; Les Harris, Jr., drummer, faculty member at University of New Hampshire, University of Southern Maine, Phillips Exeter Academy and the Amesbury Public Schools; and his daughter, Aubrey Harris, award winning bassist who will be the third generation in her family to attend Berklee College of Music in 2014 on a full four year scholarship!

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Author, Poet Kristen Lodge Thursday April 10th at 7pm

 

Join author  Kristen Lodge as she recounts her youth in Rye and subsequent adventures in the mountains of the West.  She will also share poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month! Have you ever dreamed of living at a ski resort, living in the mountains, and walking out your door to hike, ski, or mountain bike? This is exactly what happened when Kristen decided to take her first job working at a ski resort at 29. After a few years living in the best ski resorts in the east, she became the westerner she always wanted to be when she moved to Colorado.  Her new book Continental Quotient tells her tale.

 

This collection of stories takes place in mountain towns across the east and the west–both sides of the divide. Some chapters are funny lift line stories about meeting interesting people and some stories tell tales of living in a tough, arid landscape. But all the stories are filled with poetry and love of place. Kristen finds forever friends in these places, learns how to ski bumps in western powder, and becomes a triathlete.

 

Kristen grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and Rye, New Hampshire. She earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. From 1999 to 2012 she lived in ski towns in northern New England and Colorado including Killington, Vermont, Bethel, Maine, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Granby near Winter Park, Colo,. She now lives in Tucson, Ariz,. Kristen is an outdoor adventurer; hiking, competing in road and mountain biking races, triathlon, and trail running. Exploring the outdoor world is part of her everyday life and is reflected in much of her work. She has published several poems and stories in anthologies, literary magazines and online publications including Wilderness House Literary Review, Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, NPR’s: This I Believe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and River Poets Journal.

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Author, Poet Kristen Lodge Thursday April 10th at 7pm

 

Join author  Kristen Lodge as she recounts her youth in Rye and subsequent adventures in the mountains of the West.  She will also share poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month! Have you ever dreamed of living at a ski resort, living in the mountains, and walking out your door to hike, ski, or mountain bike? This is exactly what happened when Kristen decided to take her first job working at a ski resort at 29. After a few years living in the best ski resorts in the east, she became the westerner she always wanted to be when she moved to Colorado. Her new book Continental Quotient tells her tale.

 

This collection of stories takes place in mountain towns across the east and the west–both sides of the divide. Some chapters are funny lift line stories about meeting interesting people and some stories tell tales of living in a tough, arid landscape. But all the stories are filled with poetry and love of place. Kristen finds forever friends in these places, learns how to ski bumps in western powder, and becomes a triathlete.

 

Kristen grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and Rye, New Hampshire. She earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. From 1999 to 2012 she lived in ski towns in northern New England and Colorado including Killington, Vermont, Bethel, Maine, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Granby near Winter Park, Colo,. She now lives in Tucson, Ariz,. Kristen is an outdoor adventurer; hiking, competing in road and mountain biking races, triathlon, and trail running. Exploring the outdoor world is part of her everyday life and is reflected in much of her work. She has published several poems and stories in anthologies, literary magazines and online publications including Wilderness House Literary Review, Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, NPR’s: This I Believe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and River Poets Journal.

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Author, Poet Kristen Lodge Thursday April 10th at 7pm

 

Join author  Kristen Lodge as she recounts her youth in Rye and subsequent adventures in the mountains of the West.  She will also share poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month! Have you ever dreamed of living at a ski resort, living in the mountains, and walking out your door to hike, ski, or mountain bike? This is exactly what happened when Kristen decided to take her first job working at a ski resort at 29. After a few years living in the best ski resorts in the east, she became the westerner she always wanted to be when she moved to Colorado. Her new book Continental Quotient tells her tale.

 

This collection of stories takes place in mountain towns across the east and the west–both sides of the divide. Some chapters are funny lift line stories about meeting interesting people and some stories tell tales of living in a tough, arid landscape. But all the stories are filled with poetry and love of place. Kristen finds forever friends in these places, learns how to ski bumps in western powder, and becomes a triathlete.

 

Kristen grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and Rye, New Hampshire. She earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. From 1999 to 2012 she lived in ski towns in northern New England and Colorado including Killington, Vermont, Bethel, Maine, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Granby near Winter Park, Colo,. She now lives in Tucson, Ariz,. Kristen is an outdoor adventurer; hiking, competing in road and mountain biking races, triathlon, and trail running. Exploring the outdoor world is part of her everyday life and is reflected in much of her work. She has published several poems and stories in anthologies, literary magazines and online publications including Wilderness House Literary Review, Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, NPR’s: This I Believe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and River Poets Journal.

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Author, Poet Kristen Lodge Thursday April 10th at 7pm

 

Join author  Kristen Lodge as she recounts her youth in Rye and subsequent adventures in the mountains of the West.  She will also share poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month! Have you ever dreamed of living at a ski resort, living in the mountains, and walking out your door to hike, ski, or mountain bike? This is exactly what happened when Kristen decided to take her first job working at a ski resort at 29. After a few years living in the best ski resorts in the east, she became the westerner she always wanted to be when she moved to Colorado. Her new book Continental Quotient tells her tale.

 

This collection of stories takes place in mountain towns across the east and the west–both sides of the divide. Some chapters are funny lift line stories about meeting interesting people and some stories tell tales of living in a tough, arid landscape. But all the stories are filled with poetry and love of place. Kristen finds forever friends in these places, learns how to ski bumps in western powder, and becomes a triathlete.

 

Kristen grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and Rye, New Hampshire. She earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. From 1999 to 2012 she lived in ski towns in northern New England and Colorado including Killington, Vermont, Bethel, Maine, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Granby near Winter Park, Colo,. She now lives in Tucson, Ariz,. Kristen is an outdoor adventurer; hiking, competing in road and mountain biking races, triathlon, and trail running. Exploring the outdoor world is part of her everyday life and is reflected in much of her work. She has published several poems and stories in anthologies, literary magazines and online publications including Wilderness House Literary Review, Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, NPR’s: This I Believe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and River Poets Journal.

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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. We meet in the youth department, on the third Thursday of the month, from 3:15-4:15PM. Our next meeting will be on Thursday April 17th.  The book we are reading is  The Books of Elsewhere # 1, The Shadows, by Jacqueline West. 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.

 

 

 

Rye Public Library Tech Fair; Saturday March 22 10am-2pm!

 

  Come and learn about what the Library’s website has to offer! 

Join the Friends of the Rye Public Library as they sponsor the second Rye Public Library Tech Fair: a fun atmosphere for discovering the resources available through the Rye Public Library website.  Did you know you can: download free music, e-books and audio books to your PC or device?  Stream independent films on demand?  Learn a language at your own pace? Even trace your family history?  All from home through the RPL website!  The Tech Fair will feature demonstration stations for many of the Library’s great resources available to patrons on their home PC through our website: www.ryepubliclibrary .org.  Find out how you can download three new mp3 songs each week – yours free, and available to transfer to other devices.  Maybe you’re in the mood for an independent film?  Select an award winner from hundreds of film festivals world- wide to stream on your tablet, x-box, or connect to a large screen in your home entertainment center.  If you need content for your e-reader, you can choose from thousands of downloadable titles at the RPL website.  Do you listen to audio books on your commute?  There are thousands of titles in audio available for download too!  If you’ve been meaning to check out the RPL website, or if all this comes as a complete surprise, the RPL Tech Fair is for you!  Come play, explore, enjoy refreshments, and small logo transparent door prizes at our Tech Fair.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Rye Public Library

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