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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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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.

kevin

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.

kevin

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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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.

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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Conversations: Poems of the Earth with facilitating poet Mimi White Thursday Feb. 20 6:30pm

2-20 Mimi WhiteSign up now, or join us at the first of three sessions with poet Mimi White on Thursdays Feb 20, March 20, and April 24. Facilitating poet Mimi White has selected a variety of poems with influences from the natural world.  At each session members will look at 2-3 poems closely and discuss interpretation.   Each session will last for one hour 6:30-7:30,  ending on time, but leaving time for members to peruse the library’s poetry shelves.

From Mimi:

Poems often reveal truths, that once revealed, tell us what we have always known, but had forgotten.  Together, through conversations and close readings of several poems, we will examine and come to know truths about the earth.  By doing so, we may draw closer to the world we live in and become better stewards of the earth, our home.