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Rye Public Library to close at 3pm today

Due to the inclement weather, Rye Public Library will be closing at 3pm today.  Please remain safe in the hazardous driving and dangerous wind conditions.  We plan to re-open normally tomorrow (Tuesday Feb 9) at 9:00am.  snowy_road_by_allison514c

Rye Author K.D. Mason reads and signs Thursday, February 11 7pm

Popular Rye mystery author K.D. Mason reads from his new book Black Schooner at this special event.  Learn about Mason’s creative process and inspiration for the fictional town of “Rye Harbor”. In Black Schooner, series characters Jack and Max hire a delivery skipper, TJ, to bring her catamaran from Belize to Rye Harbor, New Hampshire. TJ takes on a mysterious woman as crew in Florida, but after she jumps ship in Gloucester, TJ enlists Jack’s help for the final leg of the delivery. In Gloucester, TJ, an incorrigible womanizer, reconnects with a former lover and crew mate, and that chance meeting triggers a search for a black schooner from his past—along with the chance it affords for closure and revenge. His search takes him through Kennebunkport, Boothbay, and Camden, Maine, and finally to the Isles of Shoals, where TJ and Jack’s friend Tom, the police chief of Rye Harbor, become targets of an unknown killer.  Mason will also sell and personalize books at this event.

KD Mason flier

Share the Love! Current fines excused during February 2016

During February, we are offering our members an opportunity to bring books within their current overdue cycle (within three weeks of their due date) back to the Library fine-free!    We know they can sneak up on you, and are offering fine-free returns this month to share the love.  If you’d like to provide an e-mail address on your library account, you’ll always get a reminder notice before things are due.  Share the Love flier

Rye Author K.D. Mason reads and signs Thursday, February 11 7pm

Popular Rye mystery author K.D. Mason reads from his new book Black Schooner at this special event.  Learn about Mason’s creative process and inspiration for the fictional town of “Rye Harbor”. In Black Schooner, series characters Jack and Max hire a delivery skipper, TJ, to bring her catamaran from Belize to Rye Harbor, New Hampshire. TJ takes on a mysterious woman as crew in Florida, but after she jumps ship in Gloucester, TJ enlists Jack’s help for the final leg of the delivery. In Gloucester, TJ, an incorrigible womanizer, reconnects with a former lover and crew mate, and that chance meeting triggers a search for a black schooner from his past—along with the chance it affords for closure and revenge. His search takes him through Kennebunkport, Boothbay, and Camden, Maine, and finally to the Isles of Shoals, where TJ and Jack’s friend Tom, the police chief of Rye Harbor, become targets of an unknown killer.  Mason will also sell and personalize books at this event.

KD Mason flier

Share the Love! Current fines excused during February 2016

During February, we are offering our members an opportunity to bring books within their current overdue cycle (within three weeks of their due date) back to the Library fine-free!    We know they can sneak up on you, and are offering fine-free returns this month to share the love.  If you’d like to provide an e-mail address on your library account, you’ll always get a reminder notice before things are due.  Share the Love flier

Author Denis Lipman Thursday January 14th at 7pm

Join us as the Rye Public Library presents local author Denis Lipman for an evening of wit with a British flair.  Lipman shares from his comic travelogue A Yank Back To England in this author reading and discussion event.

Denis Lipman grew up in the East End of London, in a small two-bedroom house managed by the local council. At fifteen he left school to become a printer’s apprentice, but within a week he fled the print shop for a magic shop! At age eighteen, he became one of the youngest members of the Magic Circle, and on his 21st birthday he was on a Greyhound bus heading for his first magician’s convention in Philadelphia. As a magician and magic dealer, Denis had an opportunity to tour the United States quite extensively. He loved the place and people so much he couldn’t wait to go back.
After establishing a successful advertising career in the United States,  the British born author recounts his return to England with his American wife.   A Yank Back To England chronicles cottage rental, a stream of outlandish relations, local flavor and the true nature of the English countryside.

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Movie Matinee Change

film-reel-300x166The original movie that was scheduled for 1/20 has been swapped with the movie scheduled for 1/27. Call 964-8401 for more information.

http://ryepubliclibrary.org/category/services/wednesdaymatinee/

Author Denis Lipman Thursday January 14th at 7pm

Join us as the Rye Public Library presents local author Denis Lipman for an evening of wit with a British flair.  Lipman shares from his comic travelogue A Yank Back To England in this author reading and discussion event.

Denis Lipman grew up in the East End of London, in a small two-bedroom house managed by the local council. At fifteen he left school to become a printer’s apprentice, but within a week he fled the print shop for a magic shop! At age eighteen, he became one of the youngest members of the Magic Circle, and on his 21st birthday he was on a Greyhound bus heading for his first magician’s convention in Philadelphia. As a magician and magic dealer, Denis had an opportunity to tour the United States quite extensively. He loved the place and people so much he couldn’t wait to go back.
After establishing a successful advertising career in the United States,  the British born author recounts his return to England with his American wife.   A Yank Back To England chronicles cottage rental, a stream of outlandish relations, local flavor and the true nature of the English countryside.

yankcover

Japanese Paper Theater with Sam Asano Thursday Jan 7 at 3:30pm

Join us for a paper theater fable for all ages in a unique performance of an original work.  Kamishibai is an ancient Japanese theater form.  Local journalist and inventor, Sam Asano will perform his original production soon to be presented at an international festival in Switzerland.

Considered to be a pre-cursor to modern anime and manga, Kamishibai is a centuries-old traditional Japanese storytelling method.   Original  paper theater storytellers rode from village to village on bicycles equipped with a small stage presenting serial stories illustrated with paper boards inserted into the stage and withdrawn as the story unfolded.

Sam Asano, local journalist and inventor will bring his original production to life at Rye Public Library at this unique event for the entire family.  See the program here prior to its international debut in Lausanne, Switzerland in February.

Asano is a businessman and inventor in the field of electronics and mechanical systems, who is credited as the original inventor of today’s portable fax machine. He also developed a data tablet used in the retail point-of-sale to capture customer signatures when credit cards are used. The Seacoast now enjoys Sam Asano’s experience through his Union Leader article  “Let’s Invent”.

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Japanese Paper Theater with Sam Asano Thursday Jan 7 at 3:30pm

Join us for a paper theater fable for all ages in a unique performance of an original work.  Kamishibai is an ancient Japanese theater form.  Local journalist and inventor, Sam Asano will perform his original production soon to be presented at an international festival in Switzerland.

Considered to be a pre-cursor to modern anime and manga, Kamishibai is a centuries-old traditional Japanese storytelling method.   Original  paper theater storytellers rode from village to village on bicycles equipped with a small stage presenting serial stories illustrated with paper boards inserted into the stage and withdrawn as the story unfolded.

Sam Asano, local journalist and inventor will bring his original production to life at Rye Public Library at this unique event for the entire family.  See the program here prior to its international debut in Lausanne, Switzerland in February.

Asano is a businessman and inventor in the field of electronics and mechanical systems, who is credited as the original inventor of today’s portable fax machine. He also developed a data tablet used in the retail point-of-sale to capture customer signatures when credit cards are used. The Seacoast now enjoys Sam Asano’s experience through his Union Leader article  “Let’s Invent”.

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