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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.