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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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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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Digging In To Real Food Thurs. Oct. 23 at 7pm

Kath Gallant and Tracey Miller, co-founders of Dig In: Real Food Solutions will talk about the growth of the local food movement and how to eat locally within a budget. They’ll give you some cost saving tips for eating whole foods and why it all matters.

The mission of Dig In is to help people build the connection between what they eat, where it comes from and how it affects their health. It’s all connected and it starts with people being empowered and educated to make choices that make them feel great.

Bios:

Kathy Gallant, owner of Blue Moon Evolution restaurant, has been committed to providing seasonal, organic fare since 1995 to the seacoast of New Hampshire. A pioneer in the local food movement, Kath has been connecting with farmers through food, community and education. She has won numerous awards including New Hampshire Magazines Remarkable Women of Cuisine in 2013, and the Spirit of the Seacoast from the United Way.  She was also recently voted as one of the Top Women-led Business in New Hampshire by Business New Hampshire Magazine.

Tracey Miller is a health coach, cooking instructor, freelance writer and has more than 25 years of experience promoting environmental, health and social issues, both globally and locally. Tracey worked in strategic communication for the World Bank in Washington for 10 years and has also worked for many environmental organizations including the Department of Environmental Protection in Massachusetts.

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Digging In To Real Food Thurs. Oct. 23 at 7pm

Kath Gallant and Tracey Miller, co-founders of Dig In: Real Food Solutions will talk about the growth of the local food movement and how to eat locally within a budget. They’ll give you some cost saving tips for eating whole foods and why it all matters.

The mission of Dig In is to help people build the connection between what they eat, where it comes from and how it affects their health. It’s all connected and it starts with people being empowered and educated to make choices that make them feel great.

Bios:

Kathy Gallant, owner of Blue Moon Evolution restaurant, has been committed to providing seasonal, organic fare since 1995 to the seacoast of New Hampshire. A pioneer in the local food movement, Kath has been connecting with farmers through food, community and education. She has won numerous awards including New Hampshire Magazines Remarkable Women of Cuisine in 2013, and the Spirit of the Seacoast from the United Way.  She was also recently voted as one of the Top Women-led Business in New Hampshire by Business New Hampshire Magazine.

Tracey Miller is a health coach, cooking instructor, freelance writer and has more than 25 years of experience promoting environmental, health and social issues, both globally and locally. Tracey worked in strategic communication for the World Bank in Washington for 10 years and has also worked for many environmental organizations including the Department of Environmental Protection in Massachusetts.

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