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Tech Talk Class: Introduction to Downloading Library eBooks 6/24 at 9:30 AM

imagesWUPN74O4Have you ever wanted to learn how easy it is to download electronic books (ebooks & audiobooks) to your device from anywhere and not worry about late fees? Do you need a refresher? This class is this Wednesday, June 24th, from 9:30 – 11 AM and will teach you how to efficiently use the New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium to find just the right book and correct format for your device. The class will also show you how to install the OverDrive Media Console app, place a hold, create future read lists, discuss the Rye Public Library Advantage program, view your device options such as choosing the size of your ebook text, and discuss tips & tricks.

This is a free class and open to everyone. You may register for this or any other Tech Talk Class by calling 964-8401.

Rye’s Oldest Homes Thursday April 23 at 7pm

Join us as the Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society cooperatively present a  power point talk about Rye’s historic homes and specifically the moving of the historic Marston House from Hampton to Rye in 1975.   This presentation will be given by Rye historian Alex Herlihy.

While many other historical homes will be considered, the majority of the presentation will concern the Marston house.   Originally built in 1654 , it was expanded in the early1700’s and 1840.  The history of this home represents three centuries of Marstons, one of the founding families of Hampton which used to include the southern part of Rye.

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Rye’s Oldest Homes Thursday April 23 at 7pm

Join us as the Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society cooperatively present a  power point talk about Rye’s historic homes and specifically the moving of the historic Marston House from Hampton to Rye in 1975.   This presentation will be given by Rye historian Alex Herlihy.

While many other historical homes will be considered, the majority of the presentation will concern the Marston house.   Originally built in 1654 , it was expanded in the early1700’s and 1840.  The history of this home represents three centuries of Marstons, one of the founding families of Hampton which used to include the southern part of Rye.

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Wedgewood Project Discussion Thurs. April 16 7pm

Rye Junior High School is “Pushing the Boundaries” for education!

Join the Wedgewood Project Committee as they share ideas and images to provide information about the Wedgewood Project. The Project is a land acquisition opportunity for the Rye School District that, when brought to fruition, will expand the campus grounds at Rye Junior High School (RJH) to include two and one half acres of woodland directly abutting the school.

The acquisition of this land will enable educators to provide new opportunities for best practices in education that include both natural places and historical significance.  The Wedgewood Project will provide a fresh canvas for continuing the collaborative work that is done between the school and the community.

The Wedgewood Project Committee made up of members of the school and community, have been working to put this project together for several years.  The Committee is working to raise funds to complete the purchase through grants and a grassroots campaign. Members invite all to join a presentation and Q&A session about the project.

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Wedgewood Project Discussion Thurs. April 16 7pm

Rye Junior High School is “Pushing the Boundaries” for education!

Join the Wedgewood Project Committee as they share ideas and images to provide information about the Wedgewood Project. The Project is a land acquisition opportunity for the Rye School District that, when brought to fruition, will expand the campus grounds at Rye Junior High School (RJH) to include two and one half acres of woodland directly abutting the school.

The acquisition of this land will enable educators to provide new opportunities for best practices in education that include both natural places and historical significance.  The Wedgewood Project will provide a fresh canvas for continuing the collaborative work that is done between the school and the community.

The Wedgewood Project Committee made up of members of the school and community, have been working to put this project together for several years.  The Committee is working to raise funds to complete the purchase through grants and a grassroots campaign. Members invite all to join a presentation and Q&A session about the project.

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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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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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