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Eclipse 101 [p.s. we are out of eclipse glasses]

Today at 2:47 New Hampshire latitudes will experience  an approximately  61% solar eclipse.  The entire occlusion process spans about two-and-a-half hours with totality lasting for a few minutes around 2:47.  Only ISO-tested eclipse glasses should be used to view the process during its entire span. [we are out of eclipse glasses] NASA will be live streaming the eclipse in its full totality from the northwest US beginning at 11:45 EDT. Other techniques can be used for safe viewing as you should NEVER look directly at the sun, especially during an eclipse.  Learn some simple eclipse viewing techniques here.  Finally, if you can’t view today’s eclipse for any reason, you’ll have another chance in a far shorter period than the 99 years since the last US totality.  In 2027, New Hampshire will be in the path for a total eclipse on August 21!

Summer Music with TJ Wheeler Wed. 8/16 at 3PM

Hope, Heroes and the Blues is TJ Wheeler’s entertain-ing and informative musical program that not only in-teractively communicates the musical highways and byways of the Blues, but also serves as an entry point of learning into African American culture, past & present.  Join us on Wednesday August 16th at 3pm as this fantastic local musician helps interpret and share cultural connections.

Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers

storytime readerOur Story Time program for toddler and preschoolers meets on Wednesdays at 10:00AM for a program that combines stories, singing, dancing, finger plays, and crafts!   No sign-up is required. All ages are welcome!

*Please note: The program will not meet on August 16 and August 23. Our regular schedule will resume beginning August 30th. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Dumbledore’s Army – Harry Potter Club September 5

DumbledoreShhhhhhhh….don’t tell Umbridge or Filch about this…or you’ll break out in SNEAK spots!

Dumbledore’s Army meets on the first Tuesday of the month during the school year. We next meets on Tuesday September 5th from 6:00 to 7:30PM.

This once-a-month group meets in the room of requirement to do Harry Potter-related crafts, eat HP-related foods, watch movies, discuss books, do read-alouds, have trivia nights, read and/or write fan-fic…whatever we can think up related to the Wizarding World!  I assure you, it is a blast! All Ages are welcome!

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

 

Summer Reading Program Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers

storytime readerOur Story Time program for toddler and preschoolers meets during the Summer Reading Program on Wednesdays at 10:00AM for a program that combines stories, singing, dancing, finger plays, and crafts!   We will meet Wednesdays  from June 28th-August 9th. No sign-up is required. All ages are welcome!

Our regular schedule for the fall will also be Wednesdays at 10:00AM beginning August 30th.

Summer Reading Program Thursday Activities 2017

Come visit on a Thlegoursday Morning! We have “Triple Ticket Trivia”.  Answer a question and get 3 tickets!

From 9:45-10:30AM on June 29,  July 13 and July 20 and August 10 we have Sit, Stay, Read. Practice reading with a Listening Dog.

From 9:45-10:30AM on July 6, July 27 and August 3 we have Reading Buddies. Stop in to practice your reading with a teen.

Come build something fun from 11:00AM- 12:00PM on June 29, July 13, July 20, July 27 and August 10. We have LOTS of Legos!

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

 

Book Bites Book Club August 7

Book Bites Book Club is for kids in grades 3+ . We will have 3 summer sessions:   Mondays July 10, July 24, and August 7 from 2:30-3:15PM.

The book we are reading for August 7 is When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin. 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.

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

 

 

 

 

Chess Club July 19

Chess Club!We will meet once during the Summer Reading Program, on July 19th from 3:15 to 4:15PM.No need to sign up, you can 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.

 

Cookies and Milk Pajama Story Time with Chris Rose July 18

Cookies and Milk Pajama Story Time with Chris Rose Tuesday July 18th 6:30PM

Chris Rose, 4th grade teacher and illustrious book seller will delight audiences with his readings of favorite (and very funny) books.

Wear your jammies, bring a stuffed animal and have a blast!

Sign-up is required for this program, so stop by the youth department to sign up!

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

This program has been generously sponsored by The Friends of the Rye Public Library.

 

 

The Hampstead Stage Company Proudly Presents Beauty and the Beast July 25

 

 We are pleased to welcome back The Hampstead Stage Company! This year they will present Beauty and the Beast. The show is on Tuesday July 25 at 6:30PM.

From their website: Beauty and the Beast is the French fairy tale of a selfless young woman, Beauty, who takes her father’s place as prisoner in a castle far away. Upon arrival, she meets the owner of the castle who appears to be a terrifying Beast. As time progresses, Beauty and the Beast begin to get to know not only each other, but also themselves. In this heartwarming, yet humorous tale, discover the power of being yourself and what it means to listen to your heart.  Recommended for ages 5 and up.

 Sign-up is required for this program, so stop by the youth department to sign up!

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

This program has been generously sponsored by The Friends of the Rye Public Library.