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RPL opens at 1:00 PM on Thursday Sept. 18–Development Morning

The Staff of the Rye Public Library will be participating in a regional library development training  during the morning of Thursday September 18th.  So that all staff may attend, the Library will be closed from 9am-1pm.  We will re-open at 1:00pm and remain open through our normal 8pm closing time on Thursday September 18.  Our scheduled program on Thursday evening will not be impacted by the morning closure. We apologize for any inconvenience this short closure may cause, but hope that with advance notice you’ll be able to plan accordingly.  Tdevelopmenthis important training will allow us to better serve our community in the future.

Meet Julia Child! Thurs. Sept 25th 7PM

Help kick-off the Friends of the Rye Public Library 2014-15 Programming Series as they present the Delvena Theatre group featuring Lynn Moulton and Fran Baron.  Meet Julia Child! is an original edutainment production by Delvena , and introduces the beloved character of Julia Child as portrayed by Lynn Moulton.

The audience will learn more about her life and have the opportunity to view “Julia” on the set of The French Chef, an amusing and fun experience.  After the performance, the cast will open up for discussion regarding Julia Child.

The Delvena Theatre Company has been doing to-go shows for the last several years at various venues throughout the New England area. The Company was founded in 1992, and prior to “going on the road” performed at different locations throughout Massachusetts, most often at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Delvena was nominated for five Independent Reviewers of New England awards.  Its production of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ was on Theatre Mirror’s Best List for acting, directing and production.  Presentations of ‘Anna Weiss’ and ‘Beyond Therapy’ were included on Theatre Mirror’s best play list and ‘Blue Heart’ was placed on Aisle Say’s best list.

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RPL opens at 1:00 PM on Thursday Sept. 18–Development Morning

The Staff of the Rye Public Library will be participating in a regional library development training  during the morning of Thursday September 18th.  So that all staff may attend, the Library will be closed from 9am-1pm.  We will re-open at 1:00pm and remain open through our normal 8pm closing time on Thursday September 18.  Our scheduled program on Thursday evening will not be impacted by the morning closure. We apologize for any inconvenience this short closure may cause, but hope that with advance notice you’ll be able to plan accordingly.  Tdevelopmenthis important training will allow us to better serve our community in the future.

Meet Julia Child! Thurs. Sept 25th 7PM

Help kick-off the Friends of the Rye Public Library 2014-15 Programming Series as they present the Delvena Theatre group featuring Lynn Moulton and Fran Baron.  Meet Julia Child! is an original edutainment production by Delvena , and introduces the beloved character of Julia Child as portrayed by Lynn Moulton.

The audience will learn more about her life and have the opportunity to view “Julia” on the set of The French Chef, an amusing and fun experience.  After the performance, the cast will open up for discussion regarding Julia Child.

The Delvena Theatre Company has been doing to-go shows for the last several years at various venues throughout the New England area. The Company was founded in 1992, and prior to “going on the road” performed at different locations throughout Massachusetts, most often at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Delvena was nominated for five Independent Reviewers of New England awards.  Its production of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ was on Theatre Mirror’s Best List for acting, directing and production.  Presentations of ‘Anna Weiss’ and ‘Beyond Therapy’ were included on Theatre Mirror’s best play list and ‘Blue Heart’ was placed on Aisle Say’s best list.

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RPL opens at 1:00 PM on Thursday Sept. 18–Development Morning

The Staff of the Rye Public Library will be participating in a regional library development training  during the morning of Thursday September 18th.  So that all staff may attend, the Library will be closed from 9am-1pm.  We will re-open at 1:00pm and remain open through our normal 8pm closing time on Thursday September 18.  Our scheduled program on Thursday evening will not be impacted by the morning closure. We apologize for any inconvenience this short closure may cause, but hope that with advance notice you’ll be able to plan accordingly.  Tdevelopmenthis important training will allow us to better serve our community in the future.

Military Book group selection for October 2, 2014

untitledThe Rye Public Library Military Book Group has chosen Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq, by Richard Rubin as the title for their October 2nd discussion at 6:30 PM. The Military Book Group meets on the first Thursday of the month.

Band of Sisters presents twelve amazing and often heart-wrenching stories of American women on the frontlines including America’s first female pilot to be shot down and survive, the U.S. military’s first black female combat pilot, a 21-year-old turret gunner defending a convoy, two military policewomen in a firefight, a nurse struggling to save lives, including her own, and more.

Meet Julia Child! Thurs. Sept 25th 7PM

Help kick-off the Friends of the Rye Public Library 2014-15 Programming Series as they present the Delvena Theatre group featuring Lynn Moulton and Fran Baron.  Meet Julia Child! is an original edutainment production by Delvena , and introduces the beloved character of Julia Child as portrayed by Lynn Moulton.

The audience will learn more about her life and have the opportunity to view “Julia” on the set of The French Chef, an amusing and fun experience.  After the performance, the cast will open up for discussion regarding Julia Child.

The Delvena Theatre Company has been doing to-go shows for the last several years at various venues throughout the New England area. The Company was founded in 1992, and prior to “going on the road” performed at different locations throughout Massachusetts, most often at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Delvena was nominated for five Independent Reviewers of New England awards.  Its production of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ was on Theatre Mirror’s Best List for acting, directing and production.  Presentations of ‘Anna Weiss’ and ‘Beyond Therapy’ were included on Theatre Mirror’s best play list and ‘Blue Heart’ was placed on Aisle Say’s best list.

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Afternoon Jazz with the Ben Baldwin Trio Wed. Aug 20, 3PM

 

Join regional favorites Baldwin, Allyn and Williams, all members of Ben Baldwin and the Big Note, as they return to the Rye Public Library by popular demand.  The finale in our Summer Music Series, these accomplished musicians will present their unique combination of elegant swing music and funky rhythm & blues here at the Library.  Prize drawings for our Adult Summer Reading program will take place immediately after the performance.

 

We are very happy to welcome this swinging trio back to Rye for a performance timed for all ages.  Spend an afternoon with us to kick off our Summer Music Series with these great entertainers.  Sample some of their signature tunes at their website: http://www.benbaldwinandthebignote.com/.

 

About Ben Baldwin and the Big Note:  Few groups can do justice to the swinging sophistication of Fred Astaire, the gospel power of Al Green, the rocking rhythms of Chuck Berry and the jumping jive of Louis Jordan the way the Big Note spontaneously can.

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RPL Summer Reading Bingo for Adult Readers

This summer Rye Public Library is bringing a new twist to our adult summer reading contest.   Mix up your book selections based on our Summer Reading BINGO card and enter to win great prizes!  Just choose a book that matches the description on any square,  and cross off that square after you finish the book.  Once you’ve marked a BINGO  on your card (connecting squares across, up-and-down or diagonally) fill in your contact information at the bottom of your card and drop it in the collection box in our summer reading display.  We’ll draw the winners at our final summer music event on Wednesday August 20th at 3pm. You don’t need to be present to win, but be sure to put your contact information on each entry!  Prizes include gift certificates to the Carriage House and Ice House restaurants of Rye, and a quilted tapestry.   Enter as many times as you complete a BINGO card for more chances.  Our suggestions might introduce a reading topic you wouldn’t normally have tried, and maybe you’ll find a new favorite!  Remember, you can use the FREE SPACE in your BINGO pattern (across, up-and-down or diagonally) if you wish.Summer Reading Bingo 2014

Afternoon Jazz with the Ben Baldwin Trio Wed. Aug 20, 3PM

 

Join regional favorites Baldwin, Allyn and Williams, all members of Ben Baldwin and the Big Note, as they return to the Rye Public Library by popular demand.  The finale in our Summer Music Series, these accomplished musicians will present their unique combination of elegant swing music and funky rhythm & blues here at the Library.  Prize drawings for our Adult Summer Reading program will take place immediately after the performance.

 

We are very happy to welcome this swinging trio back to Rye for a performance timed for all ages.  Spend an afternoon with us to kick off our Summer Music Series with these great entertainers.  Sample some of their signature tunes at their website: http://www.benbaldwinandthebignote.com/.

 

About Ben Baldwin and the Big Note:  Few groups can do justice to the swinging sophistication of Fred Astaire, the gospel power of Al Green, the rocking rhythms of Chuck Berry and the jumping jive of Louis Jordan the way the Big Note spontaneously can.

ben baldwin