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Learn to Play Bridge! New Program Tues. 3-5pm Starts in August!

Join Rye resident and bridge master Skip Page, our  volunteer teacher for a new program at Rye Public Library.  Whether you’ve played bridge before, or start as a complete novice, you’ll be right at home in this class.  Skip has been teaching bridge since he learned to play at age 12. This program is open to those age 12 and up.  Classes begin on Tuesday August 4th and will continue weekly on Tuesdays from 3-5pm.

Bridge

Learn to Play Bridge! New Program Tues. 3-5pm Starts in August!

Join Rye resident and bridge master Skip Page, our  volunteer teacher for a new program at Rye Public Library.  Whether you’ve played bridge before, or start as a complete novice, you’ll be right at home in this class.  Skip has been teaching bridge since he learned to play at age 12. This program is open to those age 12 and up.  Classes begin on Tuesday August 4th and will continue weekly on Tuesdays from 3-5pm.

Bridge

Learn to Play Bridge! New Program Tues. 3-5pm Starts in August!

Join Rye resident and bridge master Skip Page, our  volunteer teacher for a new program at Rye Public Library.  Whether you’ve played bridge before, or start as a complete novice, you’ll be right at home in this class.  Skip has been teaching bridge since he learned to play at age 12. This program is open to those age 12 and up.  Classes begin on Tuesday August 4th and will continue weekly on Tuesdays from 3-5pm.

Bridge

Tom Barron and Band on Wed. July 22 at 3:00 PM

Summer afternoon music continues in July with Tom Barron and Band on Wednesday July 22 at 3:00 pm at Rye Public Library.  Join the fun with this popular local ensemble known for fun, classic jazz,  be-bop and swing tunes with virtuoso  musicianship.  The Band features Woody Allen on guitar, Jeff Auger on keyboard,  Tom Barron on trumpet, George Blodgett on bass, Richard Gardzina on sax,  Terry MacDonald on drums and Pauline Vigent with vocals.

Summer music concludes with the Ben Baldwin Trio on Wednesday August 26Tom Barron, also at 3:00pm

Tom Barron and Band on Wed. July 22 at 3:00 PM

Summer afternoon music continues in July with Tom Barron and Band on Wednesday July 22 at 3:00 pm at Rye Public Library.  Join the fun with this popular local ensemble known for fun, classic jazz,  be-bop and swing tunes with virtuoso  musicianship.  The Band features Woody Allen on guitar, Jeff Auger on keyboard,  Tom Barron on trumpet, George Blodgett on bass, Richard Gardzina on sax,  Terry MacDonald on drums and Pauline Vigent with vocals.

Summer music concludes with the Ben Baldwin Trio on Wednesday August 26Tom Barron, also at 3:00pm

Anniversary and Strategic Plan Open House Wed. June 24th 1-5 pm

Join the Staff and Trustees of the Rye Public Library as we celebrate the completion of our 2012-2015 Strategic Plan and the anniversary date of the 1911 dedication of the Library to the Town of Rye.  On June 24th from 1-5pm we’ll have refreshments and live music to commemorate RPL’s anniversary and to celebrate the completion of our current Strategic Plan.

At 3pm, local musicians the Al Derben Trio will entertain.  Comprised of guitarist Woody Allen, vocalist and guitarist Doug Bennet, and pedal steel guitarist Bruce Derr, the Al Derben Trio is always a popular act at Rye Public Library.

At 4pm, Ron Lamarre of Lavallee Brensinger will present the scope of activities and schedule for their upcoming programmatic space needs and utilization study at RPL—the first step of our ongoing Strategic Plan !  We’ll also have sign-ups available for our next Strategic Planning Committee.

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Anniversary and Strategic Plan Open House Wed. June 24th 1-5 pm

Join the Staff and Trustees of the Rye Public Library as we celebrate the completion of our 2012-2015 Strategic Plan and the anniversary date of the 1911 dedication of the Library to the Town of Rye.  On June 24th from 1-5pm we’ll have refreshments and live music to commemorate RPL’s anniversary and to celebrate the completion of our current Strategic Plan.

At 3pm, local musicians the Al Derben Trio will entertain.  Comprised of guitarist Woody Allen, vocalist and guitarist Doug Bennet, and pedal steel guitarist Bruce Derr, the Al Derben Trio is always a popular act at Rye Public Library.

At 4pm, Ron Lamarre of Lavallee Brensinger will present the scope of activities and schedule for their upcoming programmatic space needs and utilization study at RPL—the first step of our ongoing Strategic Plan !  We’ll also have sign-ups available for our next Strategic Planning Committee.

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True Tales Storytelling Workshops and Performance this January

Rye resident Pat Spalding of WSCA True Tales Radio is conducting a series of workshops at Rye Public Library on Wednesdays January 7, 14, and 21st all at 6:30pm, then emceeing a storytelling performance at the Library on Thursday January 29th at 7pm.  Have you enjoyed WSCA True Tales Radio or the Moth Radio Hour on NPR?  Ever wanted to hone your storytelling chops?  The RPL True Tales Radio Boot Camp is for you!

The workshops, designed for adults and high school students, will assist participants in crafting a first-person experience story into a piece, eight minutes or less in length, that can be effectively told on the radio or at other venues featuring the spoken word.

Interested individuals should sign up for the program at Rye Public Library and begin to consider a story they’d like to develop during the workshops. Themes for the 2015 True Tales Radio series will be available, so stories can be crafted with the idea of participating in next year’s radio program.  To fit the True Tales Radio format, stories should be something that you have personally experienced, not a story about someone else, unless you were actually there when it happened.  You should share your personal experience…your emotions…that is why your story has to be truly yours.  Sign up now by visiting RPL or calling 964-8401

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International Games Day

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Please plan to come to the library’s FIRST EVER International Games Day Event on Saturday, November 15th from 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Tons of FUN!  Food!  Games! Family Time!  BE THERE!!

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

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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