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Murder Mystery Author Panel Discussion

Join us as we welcome a panel of local mystery writers to share from their work, discuss the writing process, and tackle the subject of getting published in today’s changing market.  Authors Brendan Dubois, Edith Maxwell, Susan Oleksiw, Amy Ray and J.E. Seymour  will participate as panelists in what will surely be an entertaining and informative evening.  Aspiring writers, mystery fans and all who support and enjoy local writers are invited to attend.  You’ll hear passages from each author’s work, and be invited to put questions to the panel about their individual experiences as writers.  This panel is presented as part of the Rye Public Library’s ongoing local authors series featuring writers of all genres in the Seacoast region.  Please inquire about  future RPL local author events.SKMBT_C22014072809100

Murder Mystery Author Panel Discussion

Join us as we welcome a panel of local mystery writers to share from their work, discuss the writing process, and tackle the subject of getting published in today’s changing market.  Authors Brendan Dubois, Edith Maxwell, Susan Oleksiw, Amy Ray and J.E. Seymour  will participate as panelists in what will surely be an entertaining and informative evening.  Aspiring writers, mystery fans and all who support and enjoy local writers are invited to attend.  You’ll hear passages from each author’s work, and be invited to put questions to the panel about their individual experiences as writers.  This panel is presented as part of the Rye Public Library’s ongoing local authors series featuring writers of all genres in the Seacoast region.  Please inquire about  future RPL local author events.SKMBT_C22014072809100

Murder Mystery Author Panel Discussion

Join us as we welcome a panel of local mystery writers to share from their work, discuss the writing process, and tackle the subject of getting published in today’s changing market.  Authors Brendan Dubois, Edith Maxwell, Susan Oleksiw, Amy Ray and J.E. Seymour  will participate as panelists in what will surely be an entertaining and informative evening.  Aspiring writers, mystery fans and all who support and enjoy local writers are invited to attend.  You’ll hear passages from each author’s work, and be invited to put questions to the panel about their individual experiences as writers.  This panel is presented as part of the Rye Public Library’s ongoing local authors series featuring writers of all genres in the Seacoast region.  Please inquire about  future RPL local author events.SKMBT_C22014072809100

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

Tom Barron and Band on Wed. July 23 at 3:00 PM

Summer afternoon music continues in July with Tom Barron and Band on Wednesday July 23 at 3:00 pm at Rye Public Library.  Join the fun with this popular local ensemble known for fun, classic jazz,  be-bop and swing tunes with virtuoso  musicianship.  The Band features Woody Allen on guitar, Jeff Auger on keyboard,  Tom Barron on trumpet, George Blodgett on bass, Richard Gardzina on sax,  Terry MacDonald on drums and Pauline Vigent with vocalsTom Barron.

Summer music concludes with the Ben Baldwin Trio on Wednesday August 20, also at 3:00pm

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

Tom Barron and Band on Wed. July 23 at 3:00 PM

Summer afternoon music continues in July with Tom Barron and Band on Wednesday July 23 at 3:00 pm at Rye Public Library.  Join the fun with this popular local ensemble known for fun, classic jazz,  be-bop and swing tunes with virtuoso  musicianship.  The Band features Woody Allen on guitar, Jeff Auger on keyboard,  Tom Barron on trumpet, George Blodgett on bass, Richard Gardzina on sax,  Terry MacDonald on drums and Pauline Vigent with vocalsTom Barron.

Summer music concludes with the Ben Baldwin Trio on Wednesday August 20, also at 3:00pm

Military Book group selection for August 7, 2014

download (2)The Rye Public Library Military Book Group has chosen Citizens of London, by Lynne Olson as the title for their August 7th discussion at 6:30 PM. The Military Book Group meets on the first Thursday of the month.

The author reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, the handsome, chain-smoking head of CBS News in Europe; Averell Harriman, the hard-driving millionaire who ran FDR’s Lend-Lease program in London; and John Gilbert Winant, the shy, idealistic U.S. ambassador to Britain. Each man formed close ties with Winston Churchill—so much so that all became romantically involved with members of the prime minister’s family. Drawing from a variety of primary sources, Lynne Olson skillfully depicts the dramatic personal journeys of these men who, determined to save Britain from Hitler, helped convince a cautious Franklin Roosevelt and reluctant American public to back the British at a critical time. Deeply human, brilliantly researched, and beautifully written, Citizens of London is a new triumph from an author swiftly becoming one of the finest in her field.

Fraud Workshop for Seniors–Five Types of Fraud Friday July 11th, 12:00-1:00

fraudJoin us for a free lunch-and-learn format workshop identifying five types of fraud.  Financial advisor Irina Andreasen will focus on the five most common types of fraud in an effort to help people recognize them and avoid becoming victims.  There will be time after the session for questions and answers.  Lunch is provided.  Please register for the session by phone at 964-8401, or by signing up at the Library.

According to the FBI,  scam artists often seek out older Americans because of their concentrated wealth, lower likelihood to report fraud, trusting natures, and inexperience with the variety of fraudulent techniques in current practice.  Learn more and save money, hassle and self confidence through this free offering at Rye Public Library.

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