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Rye’s Battle of the Century with Author Lisa Moll Sat. 6/18 at 1pm

Join the Rye Historical Society and Rye Public Library as they co-sponsor a book discussion and signing event!

In her new book Rye’s Battle of the Century: Saving the New Hampshire Seacoast from Olympic Oil, University of New Hampshire graduate student Lisa Moll reshapes local environmental history with extensive research revealing Rye’s crucial role in protecting the local environment.  In 1973-74, the Town of Rye drove the debate and defeat of Aristotle Onassis’ attempted construction of a massive marine terminal, pipeline and oil refinery along the Seacoast of New Hampshire.

Rye’s Battle of the Century adds new insights and people to the story, including a closer examination of Rye activists who battled the attempted marine terminal along the Isles of Shoals, thwarting Olympic’s efforts to create an industrial gateway into the state of New Hampshire.

Come meet the author, Lisa Moll, and Peter Horne, former Chair of Rye’s opposition group, Concerned Citizens of Rye (CCR). Copies of Rye’s Battle of the Century will be available for purchase at the event.

Oil Battle

Rye’s Battle of the Century with Author Lisa Moll Sat. 6/18 at 1pm

Join the Rye Historical Society and Rye Public Library as they co-sponsor a book discussion and signing event!

In her new book Rye’s Battle of the Century: Saving the New Hampshire Seacoast from Olympic Oil, University of New Hampshire graduate student Lisa Moll reshapes local environmental history with extensive research revealing Rye’s crucial role in protecting the local environment.  In 1973-74, the Town of Rye drove the debate and defeat of Aristotle Onassis’ attempted construction of a massive marine terminal, pipeline and oil refinery along the Seacoast of New Hampshire.

Rye’s Battle of the Century adds new insights and people to the story, including a closer examination of Rye activists who battled the attempted marine terminal along the Isles of Shoals, thwarting Olympic’s efforts to create an industrial gateway into the state of New Hampshire.

Come meet the author, Lisa Moll, and Peter Horne, former Chair of Rye’s opposition group, Concerned Citizens of Rye (CCR). Copies of Rye’s Battle of the Century will be available for purchase at the event.

Oil Battle

Cycling Iceland- Slide Narrative: Thursday May 19 7pm

Join us at the Rye Public Library as Library Director Andy Richmond presents a slide narrative of his 2006 cycling tour of interior Iceland as part of our celebration of Seacoast Bike /Walk to Work Week May 16-20, 2016.   Learn more about traveling on two wheels in this amazing landscape of fire and ice!  Earlier in the day at 3:30 pm on Thursday May 19 we will have an afternoon bike maintenance workshop, and on Friday May 20 from 8-10 am, we’ll host a welcome breakfast (one of many in the Seacoast region–including @ Rye Elementary School)) for riders and walkers in front of the Library.

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Cycling Iceland- Slide Narrative: Thursday May 19 7pm

Join us at the Rye Public Library as Library Director Andy Richmond presents a slide narrative of his 2006 cycling tour of interior Iceland as part of our celebration of Seacoast Bike /Walk to Work Week May 16-20, 2016.   Learn more about traveling on two wheels in this amazing landscape of fire and ice!  Earlier in the day at 3:30 pm on Thursday May 19 we will have an afternoon bike maintenance workshop, and on Friday May 20 from 8-10 am, we’ll host a welcome breakfast (one of many in the Seacoast region–including @ Rye Elementary School)) for riders and walkers in front of the Library.

iceland

Cycling Iceland- Slide Narrative: Thursday May 19 7pm

Join us at the Rye Public Library as Library Director Andy Richmond presents a slide narrative of his 2006 cycling tour of interior Iceland as part of our celebration of Seacoast Bike /Walk to Work Week May 16-20, 2016.   Learn more about traveling on two wheels in this amazing landscape of fire and ice!  Earlier in the day at 3:30 pm on Thursday May 19 we will have an afternoon bike maintenance workshop, and on Friday May 20 from 8-10 am, we’ll host a welcome breakfast (one of many in the Seacoast region–including @ Rye Elementary School)) for riders and walkers in front of the Library.

iceland

Ask A Muslim Anything: Robert Azzi Thursday May 12 at 7pm

Ask

Arab-American Muslim Robert Azzi is a photojournalist and columnist based in Exeter. He has spent several decades working in and writing about the Middle East. A few years ago, Azzi began writing and speaking about Islam to dispel misconceptions about his faith and to create understanding.

Mr. Azzi has begun a current series of regional forums to offer a Muslim’s perspective to questions many may have with no reliable resource for answers. He feels that dialog is important to engender understanding.  View a recent news segment filmed at RPL  as NH-1 reporter Gail Huff Brown interviews Mr. Azzi about the forums here.

Questions range far and wide at each forum.  For example, at a recent event Azzi was asked about the oppression of woman in Muslim countries, and if that comes from the religion of Islam.

“There are only two verses in the Quran that deal with a woman’s attire, or a person’s attire,” he said.

The first deals only with the wives of the Prophet, he said. The second deals with modesty, but is directed toward both men and women.

Azzi continued to explain centuries of   patriarchal interpretation of Islamic scriptures which
more often than not, reinforced a gender bias.

Azzi said he would argue that the poor treatment of women comes from tradition and not from theology.  But not all Muslim countries are like that, he added.

This is just a sample of the type of thoughtful and reasoned exchange attendees can expect at this program.

Azzi acknowledges not everyone is going to like his answers, but has said “I think when people are talking to each rather than shooting or throwing stones at each other, it’s always a step forward.”

Mr. Azzi’s column appears in the Keene Sentinel, the Concord Monitor and the Portsmouth Herald.

Ask A Muslim Anything: Robert Azzi Thursday May 12 at 7pm

Ask

Arab-American Muslim Robert Azzi is a photojournalist and columnist based in Exeter. He has spent several decades working in and writing about the Middle East. A few years ago, Azzi began writing and speaking about Islam to dispel misconceptions about his faith and to create understanding.

Mr. Azzi has begun a current series of regional forums to offer a Muslim’s perspective to questions many may have with no reliable resource for answers. He feels that dialog is important to engender understanding.  View a recent news segment filmed at RPL  as NH-1 reporter Gail Huff Brown interviews Mr. Azzi about the forums here.

Questions range far and wide at each forum.  For example, at a recent event Azzi was asked about the oppression of woman in Muslim countries, and if that comes from the religion of Islam.

“There are only two verses in the Quran that deal with a woman’s attire, or a person’s attire,” he said.

The first deals only with the wives of the Prophet, he said. The second deals with modesty, but is directed toward both men and women.

Azzi continued to explain centuries of   patriarchal interpretation of Islamic scriptures which
more often than not, reinforced a gender bias.

Azzi said he would argue that the poor treatment of women comes from tradition and not from theology.  But not all Muslim countries are like that, he added.

This is just a sample of the type of thoughtful and reasoned exchange attendees can expect at this program.

Azzi acknowledges not everyone is going to like his answers, but has said “I think when people are talking to each rather than shooting or throwing stones at each other, it’s always a step forward.”

Mr. Azzi’s column appears in the Keene Sentinel, the Concord Monitor and the Portsmouth Herald.

Cycling Iceland- Slide Narrative: Thursday May 19 7pm

Join us at the Rye Public Library as Library Director Andy Richmond presents a slide narrative of his 2006 cycling tour of interior Iceland as part of our celebration of Seacoast Bike /Walk to Work Week May 16-20, 2016.   Learn more about traveling on two wheels in this amazing landscape of fire and ice!  Earlier in the day at 3:30 pm on Thursday May 19 we will have an afternoon bike maintenance workshop, and on Friday May 20 from 8-10 am, we’ll host a welcome breakfast (one of many in the Seacoast region–including @ Rye Elementary School)) for riders and walkers in front of the Library.

iceland

Ask A Muslim Anything: Robert Azzi Thursday May 12 at 7pm

Ask

Arab-American Muslim Robert Azzi is a photojournalist and columnist based in Exeter. He has spent several decades working in and writing about the Middle East. A few years ago, Azzi began writing and speaking about Islam to dispel misconceptions about his faith and to create understanding.

Mr. Azzi has begun a current series of regional forums to offer a Muslim’s perspective to questions many may have with no reliable resource for answers. He feels that dialog is important to engender understanding.  View a recent news segment filmed at RPL  as NH-1 reporter Gail Huff Brown interviews Mr. Azzi about the forums here.

Questions range far and wide at each forum.  For example, at a recent event Azzi was asked about the oppression of woman in Muslim countries, and if that comes from the religion of Islam.

“There are only two verses in the Quran that deal with a woman’s attire, or a person’s attire,” he said.

The first deals only with the wives of the Prophet, he said. The second deals with modesty, but is directed toward both men and women.

Azzi continued to explain centuries of   patriarchal interpretation of Islamic scriptures which
more often than not, reinforced a gender bias.

Azzi said he would argue that the poor treatment of women comes from tradition and not from theology.  But not all Muslim countries are like that, he added.

This is just a sample of the type of thoughtful and reasoned exchange attendees can expect at this program.

Azzi acknowledges not everyone is going to like his answers, but has said “I think when people are talking to each rather than shooting or throwing stones at each other, it’s always a step forward.”

Mr. Azzi’s column appears in the Keene Sentinel, the Concord Monitor and the Portsmouth Herald.

Ask A Muslim Anything: Robert Azzi Thursday May 12 at 7pm

Ask

Arab-American Muslim Robert Azzi is a photojournalist and columnist based in Exeter. He has spent several decades working in and writing about the Middle East. A few years ago, Azzi began writing and speaking about Islam to dispel misconceptions about his faith and to create understanding.

Mr. Azzi has begun a current series of regional forums to offer a Muslim’s perspective to questions many may have with no reliable resource for answers. He feels that dialog is important to engender understanding.  View a recent news segment filmed at RPL  as NH-1 reporter Gail Huff Brown interviews Mr. Azzi about the forums here.

Questions range far and wide at each forum.  For example, at a recent event Azzi was asked about the oppression of woman in Muslim countries, and if that comes from the religion of Islam.

“There are only two verses in the Quran that deal with a woman’s attire, or a person’s attire,” he said.

The first deals only with the wives of the Prophet, he said. The second deals with modesty, but is directed toward both men and women.

Azzi continued to explain centuries of   patriarchal interpretation of Islamic scriptures which
more often than not, reinforced a gender bias.

Azzi said he would argue that the poor treatment of women comes from tradition and not from theology.  But not all Muslim countries are like that, he added.

This is just a sample of the type of thoughtful and reasoned exchange attendees can expect at this program.

Azzi acknowledges not everyone is going to like his answers, but has said “I think when people are talking to each rather than shooting or throwing stones at each other, it’s always a step forward.”

Mr. Azzi’s column appears in the Keene Sentinel, the Concord Monitor and the Portsmouth Herald.