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Y-La Teen Advisory Board-meeting cancelled

 ** This meeting has been cancelled- the next Y-LA meeting will be January 20th**

teen-wordleTeen Advisory Board December 16th

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. Our December meeting is Tuesday the 16th from 6:30 -7:30PM. If you’re interested, call Lisa @ 964-8401 for an application.

 

Kamala Sound Flute Ensemble Holiday Concert Thurs. Dec 11 4:30 pm

Join us as the Rye Public Library welcomes local flute ensemble Kamala Sound for a musical celebration of the season.  Kick off your Holiday observation with a live musical event at the Library.  Kamala Sound will play an assortment of world music with a Holiday flair. Gather by the fireplace and share in a special seasonal event with your neighbors.

The Kamala Sound Flute Ensemble was founded in 2012 and is led by flutist, Ellen Rondina, of Eliot, ME. The ensemble currently has six additional active members from the Maine and NH seacoast. Kibbie Straw of Fremont, NH, Sherry Rega of York, ME, Roseanna Drysdale of Durham, NH, Laurel Crawford of Exeter, NH, Karen Smith of Portsmouth, NH, and Colleen Rosenthal of Stratham, NH.

Music is part of our wellness and bringing music to our community is a gift and a responsibility. The ensemble provides an opportunity for adult flutists to get together and rehearse and perform a wide variety of repertoire for an array of audiences and venues. The ensemble is made up of a number of instruments from the flute family; including piccolo, C flute, Alto flute, and Bass flute, and many standard pop, jazz, and classical tunes have been arranged for this instrumentation.

Since its inception, The Kamala Sound Flute Ensemble has performed at many local events and as an outreach arm of the Portsmouth Symphony.  They have supported community events including performances at the Edgewood Center Nursing Home in Portsmouth, and educational outreach events at New Franklin Elementary School in Portsmouth, NH and Barrington Elementary School (Arts Day).

The dynamic and fun sounds of this ensemble are a wonderful way to ring in the season!

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School Early Release Day Program Wednesday December 10

School will be released early ochessn Wednesday December 10th, so we’re hosting an afternoon playing games from 1:00 to 4:00PM. Join us! We will be hosting movies on the ER days in January and February.

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

 

Kamala Sound Flute Ensemble Holiday Concert Thurs. Dec 11 4:30 pm

Join us as the Rye Public Library welcomes local flute ensemble Kamala Sound for a musical celebration of the season.  Kick off your Holiday observation with a live musical event at the Library.  Kamala Sound will play an assortment of world music with a Holiday flair. Gather by the fireplace and share in a special seasonal event with your neighbors.

The Kamala Sound Flute Ensemble was founded in 2012 and is led by flutist, Ellen Rondina, of Eliot, ME. The ensemble currently has six additional active members from the Maine and NH seacoast. Kibbie Straw of Fremont, NH, Sherry Rega of York, ME, Roseanna Drysdale of Durham, NH, Laurel Crawford of Exeter, NH, Karen Smith of Portsmouth, NH, and Colleen Rosenthal of Stratham, NH.

Music is part of our wellness and bringing music to our community is a gift and a responsibility. The ensemble provides an opportunity for adult flutists to get together and rehearse and perform a wide variety of repertoire for an array of audiences and venues. The ensemble is made up of a number of instruments from the flute family; including piccolo, C flute, Alto flute, and Bass flute, and many standard pop, jazz, and classical tunes have been arranged for this instrumentation.

Since its inception, The Kamala Sound Flute Ensemble has performed at many local events and as an outreach arm of the Portsmouth Symphony.  They have supported community events including performances at the Edgewood Center Nursing Home in Portsmouth, and educational outreach events at New Franklin Elementary School in Portsmouth, NH and Barrington Elementary School (Arts Day).

The dynamic and fun sounds of this ensemble are a wonderful way to ring in the season!

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Story Time

Our Story Time program  meets each Wednesday at 11:00 AM for a program that combines storytimestories, singing, dancing, finger plays, and crafts!   No sign-up is required. All ages are welcome!

**Please note: We will not be having story time Wednesday December 24th or Wednesday December 31st. We will resume our regular schedule on Wednesday January 7th. We hope you have wonderful holdays and best wishes for a happy new year!**

 

Crafternoons

“Crafternoons” Tuesday December 16th  3:00 – 4:00 PM. snowman-completedJoin us for a fun elementary – aged craft program. We usually meet the 4th Tuesday of the month, but this month will meet on the 16th.

This month we are making this fun snowman! We do require sign-up; please call the library to let us know you’re interested! (this helps us to plan for enough materials)

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

 

Protect Our Oceans: The Rozalia Project Thurs. Nov. 20th 7:00pm

Join us as the award- winning Friends of the Rye Public Library welcome Rozalia Project’s Rachael Miller for images, videos, stories and information about Rozalia Project’s work protecting the Gulf of Maine and beyond from onboard American Promise. This talk will show you some of the creatures (attack lobsters!?), the incredible kelp forests and some surprising discoveries (underwater trash reefs ) Rozalia Project made while working on the problem of marine debris and marine protected areas over the last 4 years. This presentation is interactive and great for all ages.

In a special November promotion in cooperation with the Seacoast Science Center, all month Rye Public Library members can show their library cards for a discounted membership at SSC!  Remember the Science Center will be closed Nov. 17-23.

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Book Bites Book Club For Kids

bookbites Book Bites Book Club is for kids in grades 2-4. Our next meeting will be Thursday December 18th from 3:15-4:15PM. The book we are reading is When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornelia Funke. 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.

 

 

 

Protect Our Oceans: The Rozalia Project Thurs. Nov. 20th 7:00pm

Join us as the award- winning Friends of the Rye Public Library welcome Rozalia Project’s Rachael Miller for images, videos, stories and information about Rozalia Project’s work protecting the Gulf of Maine and beyond from onboard American Promise. This talk will show you some of the creatures (attack lobsters!?), the incredible kelp forests and some surprising discoveries (underwater trash reefs ) Rozalia Project made while working on the problem of marine debris and marine protected areas over the last 4 years. This presentation is interactive and great for all ages.

In a special November promotion in cooperation with the Seacoast Science Center, all month Rye Public Library members can show their library cards for a discounted membership at SSC!  Remember the Science Center will be closed Nov. 17-23.

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Local Author Book Signing December 2

Bondar Book signing
10-year old Rye resident Maya Bondar has published a book:

Flannery’s First Trip

Please join us in celebrating Maya’s accomplishment!

Tuesday, December 2nd  6:30 – 7:30PM    Light refreshments will be served.

Please click on the image for more information.