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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.

Partisanship and Civility in 2013 with Neil Levesque rescheduled to Sunday March 10, 2 PM

The Friends of the Rye Public Library present another in their ongoing civic programming series: What Makes A Citizen?  as Neil Levesque of the NH Institute of Politics at St. Anselms College presents his program: Partisanship and Civility in 2013.

Americans are more divided than ever in politics on a state and national level. It is evident in the rhetoric used by leading politicians, in the media covering them as well as citizens in our communities. Join us as Neil Levesque Director of the Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College explains some of the causes and effects our divided government is having on policy and society.

Neil Levesque is Executive Director of the Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College.  The Institute was founded in 2001 on the premise that an informed and involved citizenry is an essential element of a well functioning democracy.  The Institute is one of the State’s premier venues for politics, hosting a series of debates for all levels of government, and sponsoring educational programs and scholarly research. The facility is designed to educate citizens about the contemporary political problems and challenges facing New Hampshire, the United States and the larger world.

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Partisanship and Civility in 2013 with Neil Levesque rescheduled to Sunday March 10, 2 PM

The Friends of the Rye Public Library present another in their ongoing civic programming series: What Makes A Citizen?  as Neil Levesque of the NH Institute of Politics at St. Anselms College presents his program: Partisanship and Civility in 2013.

Americans are more divided than ever in politics on a state and national level. It is evident in the rhetoric used by leading politicians, in the media covering them as well as citizens in our communities. Join us as Neil Levesque Director of the Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College explains some of the causes and effects our divided government is having on policy and society.

Neil Levesque is Executive Director of the Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College.  The Institute was founded in 2001 on the premise that an informed and involved citizenry is an essential element of a well functioning democracy.  The Institute is one of the State’s premier venues for politics, hosting a series of debates for all levels of government, and sponsoring educational programs and scholarly research. The facility is designed to educate citizens about the contemporary political problems and challenges facing New Hampshire, the United States and the larger world.

Neil Levesque 3-10-13

Partisanship and Civility in 2013 with Neil Levesque rescheduled to Sunday March 10, 2 PM

The Friends of the Rye Public Library present another in their ongoing civic programming series: What Makes A Citizen?  as Neil Levesque of the NH Institute of Politics at St. Anselms College presents his program: Partisanship and Civility in 2013.

Americans are more divided than ever in politics on a state and national level. It is evident in the rhetoric used by leading politicians, in the media covering them as well as citizens in our communities. Join us as Neil Levesque Director of the Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College explains some of the causes and effects our divided government is having on policy and society.

Neil Levesque is Executive Director of the Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College.  The Institute was founded in 2001 on the premise that an informed and involved citizenry is an essential element of a well functioning democracy.  The Institute is one of the State’s premier venues for politics, hosting a series of debates for all levels of government, and sponsoring educational programs and scholarly research. The facility is designed to educate citizens about the contemporary political problems and challenges facing New Hampshire, the United States and the larger world.

Neil Levesque 3-10-13

Partisanship and Civility in 2013 with Neil Levesque rescheduled to Sunday March 10

The Friends of the Rye Public Library present another in their ongoing civic programming series: What Makes A Citizen?  as Neil Levesque of the NH Institute of Politics at St. Anselms College presents his program: Partisanship and Civility in 2013.

Americans are more divided than ever in politics on a state and national level. It is evident in the rhetoric used by leading politicians, in the media covering them as well as citizens in our communities. Join us as Neil Levesque Director of the Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College explains some of the causes and effects our divided government is having on policy and society.

Neil Levesque is Executive Director of the Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College.  The Institute was founded in 2001 on the premise that an informed and involved citizenry is an essential element of a well functioning democracy.  The Institute is one of the State’s premier venues for politics, hosting a series of debates for all levels of government, and sponsoring educational programs and scholarly research. The facility is designed to educate citizens about the contemporary political problems and challenges facing New Hampshire, the United States and the larger world.

Neil Levesque 3-10-13

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Coastal New Hampshire: Past, Present and Future

In response to interest generated by our recent presentation of Dr. Cameron Wake with his lecture Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Coastal New Hampshire: Past, Present and Future, please find the program slides for your review at the following link.  Seacoast NH sea level rise data and mapping projected in the report:  Sea Level Rise chapter in: Wake et al. (2011) Climate Change in the Piscataqua/Great Bay Region: Past, Present, and Future is synopsised at the NHGranit website.  Dr Wake heads an initiative faculty and staff of The University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute and  the University of New Hampshire called Climate Solutions New England.

Digging In to the Isles of Shoals, Sunday Jan 27 2013

The Friends of the Rye Public Library invite you to attend the first in 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.

Local Authors Night – Thursday 1/24/2013

Join local authors K.D. Mason (Killer Run) and Kathleen Lockwood (Major League Bride) as they read from and discuss their latest works here at Rye Public Library.

 

Kathleen Lockwood and her husband ,former Red Sox pitcher Skip Lockwood, currently live in Rye, NH.  During Skip’s career in the major leagues, Kathleen spent twelve years in the company of exceptional women on six different teams as her husband was periodically traded, sold, sent down, brought up, and released. Her memoir, Major League Bride: An Inside Look at Life Outside the Ballpark, is a diary of growth, a journal of struggle, and an account of bizarrely truthful stranger-than-fiction events involving eccentric teammates.

 

Doug Zechel, former owner of Saunders at Rye Harbor, is a lifelong runner and sailor.  With a new endeavor, writing under the pseudonym K.D. Mason, Zechel lives on the New Hampshire seacoast with his wife of over 40 years and two cats, Molly and Sweet Pea. They have two grown children, a son who lives in Las Vegas with his wife and step daughter, and a daughter who with her husband and their daughter now live in California. Recently retired from a lifetime of working in the restaurant business, he now weaves compelling tales of mystery, romance and suspense set on the NH Seacoast.