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Author, Poet Kristen Lodge Thursday April 10th at 7pm

 

Join author  Kristen Lodge as she recounts her youth in Rye and subsequent adventures in the mountains of the West.  She will also share poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month! Have you ever dreamed of living at a ski resort, living in the mountains, and walking out your door to hike, ski, or mountain bike? This is exactly what happened when Kristen decided to take her first job working at a ski resort at 29. After a few years living in the best ski resorts in the east, she became the westerner she always wanted to be when she moved to Colorado.  Her new book Continental Quotient tells her tale.

 

This collection of stories takes place in mountain towns across the east and the west–both sides of the divide. Some chapters are funny lift line stories about meeting interesting people and some stories tell tales of living in a tough, arid landscape. But all the stories are filled with poetry and love of place. Kristen finds forever friends in these places, learns how to ski bumps in western powder, and becomes a triathlete.

 

Kristen grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and Rye, New Hampshire. She earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. From 1999 to 2012 she lived in ski towns in northern New England and Colorado including Killington, Vermont, Bethel, Maine, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Granby near Winter Park, Colo,. She now lives in Tucson, Ariz,. Kristen is an outdoor adventurer; hiking, competing in road and mountain biking races, triathlon, and trail running. Exploring the outdoor world is part of her everyday life and is reflected in much of her work. She has published several poems and stories in anthologies, literary magazines and online publications including Wilderness House Literary Review, Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, NPR’s: This I Believe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and River Poets Journal.

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Author, Poet Kristen Lodge Thursday April 10th at 7pm

 

Join author  Kristen Lodge as she recounts her youth in Rye and subsequent adventures in the mountains of the West.  She will also share poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month! Have you ever dreamed of living at a ski resort, living in the mountains, and walking out your door to hike, ski, or mountain bike? This is exactly what happened when Kristen decided to take her first job working at a ski resort at 29. After a few years living in the best ski resorts in the east, she became the westerner she always wanted to be when she moved to Colorado. Her new book Continental Quotient tells her tale.

 

This collection of stories takes place in mountain towns across the east and the west–both sides of the divide. Some chapters are funny lift line stories about meeting interesting people and some stories tell tales of living in a tough, arid landscape. But all the stories are filled with poetry and love of place. Kristen finds forever friends in these places, learns how to ski bumps in western powder, and becomes a triathlete.

 

Kristen grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and Rye, New Hampshire. She earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. From 1999 to 2012 she lived in ski towns in northern New England and Colorado including Killington, Vermont, Bethel, Maine, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Granby near Winter Park, Colo,. She now lives in Tucson, Ariz,. Kristen is an outdoor adventurer; hiking, competing in road and mountain biking races, triathlon, and trail running. Exploring the outdoor world is part of her everyday life and is reflected in much of her work. She has published several poems and stories in anthologies, literary magazines and online publications including Wilderness House Literary Review, Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, NPR’s: This I Believe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and River Poets Journal.

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Author, Poet Kristen Lodge Thursday April 10th at 7pm

 

Join author  Kristen Lodge as she recounts her youth in Rye and subsequent adventures in the mountains of the West.  She will also share poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month! Have you ever dreamed of living at a ski resort, living in the mountains, and walking out your door to hike, ski, or mountain bike? This is exactly what happened when Kristen decided to take her first job working at a ski resort at 29. After a few years living in the best ski resorts in the east, she became the westerner she always wanted to be when she moved to Colorado. Her new book Continental Quotient tells her tale.

 

This collection of stories takes place in mountain towns across the east and the west–both sides of the divide. Some chapters are funny lift line stories about meeting interesting people and some stories tell tales of living in a tough, arid landscape. But all the stories are filled with poetry and love of place. Kristen finds forever friends in these places, learns how to ski bumps in western powder, and becomes a triathlete.

 

Kristen grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and Rye, New Hampshire. She earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. From 1999 to 2012 she lived in ski towns in northern New England and Colorado including Killington, Vermont, Bethel, Maine, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Granby near Winter Park, Colo,. She now lives in Tucson, Ariz,. Kristen is an outdoor adventurer; hiking, competing in road and mountain biking races, triathlon, and trail running. Exploring the outdoor world is part of her everyday life and is reflected in much of her work. She has published several poems and stories in anthologies, literary magazines and online publications including Wilderness House Literary Review, Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, NPR’s: This I Believe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and River Poets Journal.

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Author, Poet Kristen Lodge Thursday April 10th at 7pm

 

Join author  Kristen Lodge as she recounts her youth in Rye and subsequent adventures in the mountains of the West.  She will also share poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month! Have you ever dreamed of living at a ski resort, living in the mountains, and walking out your door to hike, ski, or mountain bike? This is exactly what happened when Kristen decided to take her first job working at a ski resort at 29. After a few years living in the best ski resorts in the east, she became the westerner she always wanted to be when she moved to Colorado. Her new book Continental Quotient tells her tale.

 

This collection of stories takes place in mountain towns across the east and the west–both sides of the divide. Some chapters are funny lift line stories about meeting interesting people and some stories tell tales of living in a tough, arid landscape. But all the stories are filled with poetry and love of place. Kristen finds forever friends in these places, learns how to ski bumps in western powder, and becomes a triathlete.

 

Kristen grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and Rye, New Hampshire. She earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. From 1999 to 2012 she lived in ski towns in northern New England and Colorado including Killington, Vermont, Bethel, Maine, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Granby near Winter Park, Colo,. She now lives in Tucson, Ariz,. Kristen is an outdoor adventurer; hiking, competing in road and mountain biking races, triathlon, and trail running. Exploring the outdoor world is part of her everyday life and is reflected in much of her work. She has published several poems and stories in anthologies, literary magazines and online publications including Wilderness House Literary Review, Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, NPR’s: This I Believe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and River Poets Journal.

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The Power To Choose: Your Options For Electricity Thursday March 6, 6:45 pm

Sponsoredpower by Rye Public Library and the Rye Energy Committee.  Have your friends and colleagues suggested that you switch electricity supply providers for your home or business?  Have you wondered what the green energy options are all about, or how best to save money this summer?  Learn more about the options for electric service including the growing number of green options. Empower NH Coalition Members Christophe Courchesne, a Conservation Law Foundation Staff Attorney and Julie Lapham ENH Power NH Outreach Coordinator will discuss how the New England Energy Markets are changing and what it means for New Hampshire residents, our economy, and our environment

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Coastal NH: Past, Present, and Future Thursday January 23 at 7pm

Join us for the first in a series of climate and weather related programs in 2014 sponsored by the Friends of the Rye Public Library as Dr. Cameron Wake, Associate Professor, Institute for the Study of Earth, Ocean and Space, University of New Hampshire discusses the past, present and future of climate change and sea level rise on the seacoast of New Hampshire.

Cameron Wake is a research associate professor at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space at the University of New Hampshire and is the Josephine A. Lamprey Fellow in Climate and Sustainability at the UNH Sustainability Institute. Cameron leads a research program investigating regional climate change through the analysis of ice cores records and historical and instrumental data.  Cameron also directs Climate Solutions New England,  a collaborative effort to secure healthy, prosperous, and sustainable communities through building energy self-reliance and weather resilience.

His collaborative research on several regional climate assessments in the northeast United States has been shared with municipal, state, and federal agencies and representatives, has been covered widely in the media, and has been cited by several as motivation for policy action. He is an author on over 70 papers published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and dozens of reports, and has provided hundreds of interviews for state, regional and national media.
Cam Wake Sea Level Rise

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Coastal NH: Past, Present, and Future Thursday January 23 at 7pm

Join us for the first in a series of climate and weather related programs in 2014 sponsored by the Friends of the Rye Public Library as Dr. Cameron Wake, Associate Professor, Institute for the Study of Earth, Ocean and Space, University of New Hampshire discusses the past, present and future of climate change and sea level rise on the seacoast of New Hampshire.

Cameron Wake is a research associate professor at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space at the University of New Hampshire and is the Josephine A. Lamprey Fellow in Climate and Sustainability at the UNH Sustainability Institute. Cameron leads a research program investigating regional climate change through the analysis of ice cores records and historical and instrumental data.  Cameron also directs Climate Solutions New England,  a collaborative effort to secure healthy, prosperous, and sustainable communities through building energy self-reliance and weather resilience.

His collaborative research on several regional climate assessments in the northeast United States has been shared with municipal, state, and federal agencies and representatives, has been covered widely in the media, and has been cited by several as motivation for policy action. He is an author on over 70 papers published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and dozens of reports, and has provided hundreds of interviews for state, regional and national media.
Cam Wake Sea Level Rise

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Coastal NH: Past, Present, and Future Thursday January 23 at 7pm

Join us for the first in a series of climate and weather related programs in 2014 sponsored by the Friends of the Rye Public Library as Dr. Cameron Wake, Associate Professor, Institute for the Study of Earth, Ocean and Space, University of New Hampshire discusses the past, present and future of climate change and sea level rise on the seacoast of New Hampshire.

Cameron Wake is a research associate professor at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space at the University of New Hampshire and is the Josephine A. Lamprey Fellow in Climate and Sustainability at the UNH Sustainability Institute. Cameron leads a research program investigating regional climate change through the analysis of ice cores records and historical and instrumental data.  Cameron also directs Climate Solutions New England,  a collaborative effort to secure healthy, prosperous, and sustainable communities through building energy self-reliance and weather resilience.

His collaborative research on several regional climate assessments in the northeast United States has been shared with municipal, state, and federal agencies and representatives, has been covered widely in the media, and has been cited by several as motivation for policy action. He is an author on over 70 papers published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and dozens of reports, and has provided hundreds of interviews for state, regional and national media.
Cam Wake Sea Level Rise

The Mortal Sea with Author Jeff Bolster Thurs. Oct. 24 at 7pm

 

Join us as the Rye Public Library and the Rye Historical Society collaborate on a literary community event relevant to local ocean awareness observations this month.  Author Jeff Bolster, Professor of History at UNH, will give an illustrated talk about his new book: The Mortal Sea: Fishing in the Atlantic in the Days of Sail on Thursday October 24 at  7:00 PM in the Rye Public Library.

 

About The Mortal Sea:  “Since the Viking ascendancy in the Middle Ages, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend upon it for survival. And just as surely, people have shaped the Atlantic. In his innovative account of this interdependency, W. Jeffrey Bolster, a historian and professional seafarer, takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world.

 

While overfishing is often thought of as a contemporary problem, Bolster reveals that humans were transforming the sea long before factory trawlers turned fishing from a handliner’s art into an industrial enterprise. The western Atlantic’s legendary fishing banks, stretching from Cape Cod to Newfoundland, have attracted fishermen for more than five hundred years. Bolster follows the effects of this siren’s song from its medieval European origins to the advent of industrialized fishing in American waters at the beginning of the twentieth century.”

 

This highly relevant topic will be followed by a question  and answer with discussion.  Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by the author. The talk will include an RHS display about Rye Harbor and its fishing heritage.

 

 

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A Taste For Modernism — Paley Collection at PMA Thursday May 16 at 7pm

Join the Friends of the Rye Public Library as they welcome Margaret Burgess , the Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Associate Curator of European Art at the Portland Museum of Art, Maine to introduce this exciting exhibition. Showing at the Portland Museum of Art, Maine, from May 2 through September 8, 2013, this spectacular exhibition of modern art consists of 62 works from the renowned William S. Paley Collection at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Paley was a formative and innovative leader in the radio and television world as President and Chairman of the Board at CBS for decades. With Paley at its helm, CBS grew exponentially and nurtured the talents of broadcasting greats including Edward Murrow and Walter Cronkite.  With his penchant for new technologies in business, Paley was drawn to modern art as a collector. Paley began to collect art in the 1930s inspired by trips abroad to Europe. He filled his homes with works by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Georges Braque, Paul Cézanne, and Paul Gauguin, among others.  These marvelous works, including Picasso’s superlative Boy Leading a Horse, Paris, 1905-6, André Derain’s Bridge over the Riou, 1906, and Gauguin’s magnificent The Seed of the Areoi, 1892, will be on view the summer of 2013 here in Maine.  The Portland Museum of Art is the only New England venue for the collection’s 2012-2014 North American tour.

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