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Crisis in Ukraine Thursday Sept. 18, 7PM

SKMBT_C22014082511090Ukrainian American Christina Vogel presents her up-to-the-minute research and historical background information as she discusses this timely topic with slides of information on the key players in the on-going conflict, a timeline of events as they continue to play out from the onset in November of 2013 to the present.  A variety of maps, and historical background information helps explain the actions Ukrainians took and Russia’s response, which led to the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the fighting we are witnessing today in East Ukraine.  The presentation also considers actions western nations are taking, or not taking, in the attempt to help Ukraine, while preventing a war with Russia.

Vogel, a American of Ukrainian descent describes Ukraine’s position as a “bridge between the East and the West” with a long history of appropriation and domination by other powers, and notes the vast majority of Ukrainians desire sovereignty, and to be a part of the European Union.  This program has been well received elsewhere in the region.  See story here

Information for the program is continuously updated as events unfold.  Questions are welcomed throughout the presentation, with ample Q&A time following the program.

Crisis in Ukraine Thursday Sept. 18, 7PM

SKMBT_C22014082511090Ukrainian American Christina Vogel presents her up-to-the-minute research and historical background information as she discusses this timely topic with slides of information on the key players in the on-going conflict, a timeline of events as they continue to play out from the onset in November of 2013 to the present.  A variety of maps, and historical background information helps explain the actions Ukrainians took and Russia’s response, which led to the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the fighting we are witnessing today in East Ukraine.  The presentation also considers actions western nations are taking, or not taking, in the attempt to help Ukraine, while preventing a war with Russia.

Vogel, a American of Ukrainian descent describes Ukraine’s position as a “bridge between the East and the West” with a long history of appropriation and domination by other powers, and notes the vast majority of Ukrainians desire sovereignty, and to be a part of the European Union.  This program has been well received elsewhere in the region.  See story here

Information for the program is continuously updated as events unfold.  Questions are welcomed throughout the presentation, with ample Q&A time following the program.

Crisis in Ukraine Thursday Sept. 18, 7PM

SKMBT_C22014082511090Ukrainian American Christina Vogel presents her up-to-the-minute research and historical background information as she discusses this timely topic with slides of information on the key players in the on-going conflict, a timeline of events as they continue to play out from the onset in November of 2013 to the present.  A variety of maps, and historical background information helps explain the actions Ukrainians took and Russia’s response, which led to the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the fighting we are witnessing today in East Ukraine.  The presentation also considers actions western nations are taking, or not taking, in the attempt to help Ukraine, while preventing a war with Russia.

Vogel, a American of Ukrainian descent describes Ukraine’s position as a “bridge between the East and the West” with a long history of appropriation and domination by other powers, and notes the vast majority of Ukrainians desire sovereignty, and to be a part of the European Union.  This program has been well received elsewhere in the region.  See story here

Information for the program is continuously updated as events unfold.  Questions are welcomed throughout the presentation, with ample Q&A time following the program.

Crisis in Ukraine Thursday Sept. 18, 7PM

SKMBT_C22014082511090Ukrainian American Christina Vogel presents her up-to-the-minute research and historical background information as she discusses this timely topic with slides of information on the key players in the on-going conflict, a timeline of events as they continue to play out from the onset in November of 2013 to the present.  A variety of maps, and historical background information helps explain the actions Ukrainians took and Russia’s response, which led to the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the fighting we are witnessing today in East Ukraine.  The presentation also considers actions western nations are taking, or not taking, in the attempt to help Ukraine, while preventing a war with Russia.

Vogel, a American of Ukrainian descent describes Ukraine’s position as a “bridge between the East and the West” with a long history of appropriation and domination by other powers, and notes the vast majority of Ukrainians desire sovereignty, and to be a part of the European Union.  This program has been well received elsewhere in the region.  See story here

Information for the program is continuously updated as events unfold.  Questions are welcomed throughout the presentation, with ample Q&A time following the program.

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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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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Digging In to the Isles of Shoals, Sunday April 7 2013 BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

The Friends of the Rye Public Library invite you to attend a second program of the popular first presentation of their 2013 programming series.  Dr. Nathan Hamilton comes ashore to share his archaeological adventures on the Isles of Shoals.

In just four years of an ongoing “dig” at the Isles of Shoals, Nathan Hamilton and his archaeology students have unearthed 250,000 artifacts. Those bones, stones, and fragments of human occupation tell volumes about life on a rock.  Learn more about their work and findings at this entertaining and educational presentation.  Dr. Hamilton notes:  “Many people who live at the edge of the sea, deposit their refuse at the edge of the sea.” And what makes this site, the western end of Smuttynose, so useful for archaeologists is that it is undisturbed.