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Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground Wed. Feb. 25th at 7pm

In 2015, the Portsmouth Community will complete the years long effort to honor those buried beneath Chestnut Street in Portsmouth’s downtown.

The Portsmouth African Burying Ground and Memorial Park – We Stand in Honor of Those Forgotten is the result of a dramatic revelation unearthed from a City street that has led to a forgotten people being brought to life and a community embracing its full history.  On an October morning in 2003, a series of coffins were revealed during infrastructure upgrades in the heart of the Portsmouth’s downtown.  Through archaeology and DNA analysis the City confirmed the site was a segregated burying place for Africans and their descendants (likely both enslaved and free) and that as many as 200 individuals are buried below.  Their names are unknown and their resting place – in use from the early 1700s through to the 19th century – was paved over, built over and mostly forgotten.

The presentation will focus on what is known about the site’s history, the community’s efforts to memorialize the site, and a description of the Memorial and its components.

Join us to share in this powerful story at an illustrated lecture in honor of Black History Month.  Snow date Feb. 26th.

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Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground Wed. Feb. 25th at 7pm

In 2015, the Portsmouth Community will complete the years long effort to honor those buried beneath Chestnut Street in Portsmouth’s downtown.

The Portsmouth African Burying Ground and Memorial Park – We Stand in Honor of Those Forgotten is the result of a dramatic revelation unearthed from a City street that has led to a forgotten people being brought to life and a community embracing its full history.  On an October morning in 2003, a series of coffins were revealed during infrastructure upgrades in the heart of the Portsmouth’s downtown.  Through archaeology and DNA analysis the City confirmed the site was a segregated burying place for Africans and their descendants (likely both enslaved and free) and that as many as 200 individuals are buried below.  Their names are unknown and their resting place – in use from the early 1700s through to the 19th century – was paved over, built over and mostly forgotten.

The presentation will focus on what is known about the site’s history, the community’s efforts to memorialize the site, and a description of the Memorial and its components.

Join us to share in this powerful story at an illustrated lecture in honor of Black History Month.  Snow date Feb. 26th.

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Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground Wed. Feb. 25th at 7pm

In 2015, the Portsmouth Community will complete the years long effort to honor those buried beneath Chestnut Street in Portsmouth’s downtown.

The Portsmouth African Burying Ground and Memorial Park – We Stand in Honor of Those Forgotten is the result of a dramatic revelation unearthed from a City street has led to a forgotten people being brought to life and a community embracing its full history.  On an October morning in 2003, a series of coffins were revealed during infrastructure upgrades in the heart of the Portsmouth’s downtown.  Through archaeology and DNA analysis the City confirmed the site was a segregated burying place for Africans and their descendants (likely both enslaved and free) and that as many as 200 individuals are buried below.  Their names are unknown and their resting place – in use from the early 1700s through to the 19th century – was paved over, built over and mostly forgotten.

The presentation will focus on what is known about the site’s history, the community’s efforts to memorialize the site, and a description of the Memorial and its components.

Join us to share in this powerful story at an illustrated lecture in honor of Black History Month.  Snow date Feb. 26th.

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Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground Wed. Feb. 25th at 7pm

In 2015, the Portsmouth Community will complete the years long effort to honor those buried beneath Chestnut Street in Portsmouth’s downtown.

The Portsmouth African Burying Ground and Memorial Park – We Stand in Honor of Those Forgotten is the result of a dramatic revelation unearthed from a City street that has led to a forgotten people being brought to life and a community embracing its full history.  On an October morning in 2003, a series of coffins were revealed during infrastructure upgrades in the heart of the Portsmouth’s downtown.  Through archaeology and DNA analysis the City confirmed the site was a segregated burying place for Africans and their descendants (likely both enslaved and free) and that as many as 200 individuals are buried below.  Their names are unknown and their resting place – in use from the early 1700s through to the 19th century – was paved over, built over and mostly forgotten.

The presentation will focus on what is known about the site’s history, the community’s efforts to memorialize the site, and a description of the Memorial and its components.

Join us to share in this powerful story at an illustrated lecture in honor of Black History Month.  Snow date Feb. 26th.

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Effects of Social Media on Our Health– Sunday Jan. 25th at 2pm

Effects of Social Media on Our Health and Well Being

This presentation will delve into the current conversation of how our growing interactions via social media impact our psychological health and well being.  Dr. Peter Frost, Chair of the Psychology department at Southern New Hampshire University helps investigate this timely issue in this unique program.

In 2007, Dr. Frost was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by SNHU and Outstanding Instructor in 2008.  He is the faculty advisor for the Psychology Student Association and a member of the School of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Committee.

Frost is a past president of New England Psychological Association and current member of their steering committee.

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College Planning- Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7pm

Certified College Planning Specialist Joshua Bartlett shares information on the college financial aid process.

Join us for this free program which will consider how colleges decide financial aid awards, how to know which colleges will award the most financial aid to a given student, how to appeal a financial aid award, ways to avoid costly extra years in college, understanding the importance of cash flow during college years and various borrowing strategies.

Joshua grew up in York, ME, attended Berwick Academy during high school, and received his B.S. in behavioral neuroscience from Northeastern University. Joshua has been working in the financial industry for the past seven years, during which time he has seen many retirement accounts torn apart to fund college tuition costs, as well as young professionals with insurmountable student loan debts.  He now works as a college planning specialist with Accolade Financial, helping families to avoid such outcomes without sacrificing the opportunity for a quality higher education.

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Computers in Education with Dr. Robert Seidman Sunday Jan 11 at 2:00pm

Computers in Education; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

This presentation is a broad survey of the many educational uses of computer in schools. The speaker will put forward a case for teaching computer programming (aka, coding) at all levels of the educational system and will demonstrate several programming languages targeted at different developmental levels for students.

Dr. Robert Seidman taught at Southern New Hampshire University for 33 years before retiring in September 2014. He served as a professor of computer information technology, the Chair of that department, and was the SNHU Faculty Scholar in 2010-11. He is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Educational Computing Research which is regarded as the premier journal in the field. He is an author of several books: Saving Higher Education – The Integrated, Competency-Based Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program; Fluency with Alice Workbook; Predicting the Behavior of the Educational System. Dr. Seidman has an extensive publication record and has been a keynote speaker at a numerous conferences. He is a strong believer in the central role of public libraries in local communities.

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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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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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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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