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Rye Reads: Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt in May

One BookThe Friends of the Rye Public Library  and interested citizens of Rye have supported the Library in  acquiring multiple copies of the book Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt for a May One Town/One Book initiative at Rye Public Library.   This novel of Douglas Swieteck’s coming of age in the 60’s incorporates many social aspects of the era and focuses on the transformational power of art and culture even on seemingly unlikely recipients.

Gary D. Schmidt is an American  writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels. Both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor was awarded to the book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor was awarded to The Wednesday Wars.

Copies of the book are available at Rye Public Library.  Please return paperback copies you have read so that others may also enjoy.  We’ll discuss the book along with the author at a special Skype enabled session on Tuesday May 17 at 7pm in the RPL Community Meeting Room.

Rye Reads: Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt in May

One BookThe Friends of the Rye Public Library  and interested citizens of Rye have supported the Library in  acquiring multiple copies of the book Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt for a May One Town/One Book initiative at Rye Public Library.   This novel of Douglas Swieteck’s coming of age in the 60’s incorporates many social aspects of the era and focuses on the transformational power of art and culture even on seemingly unlikely recipients.

Gary D. Schmidt is an American  writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels. Both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor was awarded to the book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor was awarded to The Wednesday Wars.

Copies of the book are available at Rye Public Library.  Please return paperback copies you have read so that others may also enjoy.  We’ll discuss the book along with the author at a special Skype enabled session on Tuesday May 17 at 7pm in the RPL Community Meeting Room.

Rye Reads: Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt in May

One BookThe Friends of the Rye Public Library  and interested citizens of Rye have supported the Library in  acquiring multiple copies of the book Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt for a May One Town/One Book initiative at Rye Public Library.   This novel of Douglas Swieteck’s coming of age in the 60’s incorporates many social aspects of the era and focuses on the transformational power of art and culture even on seemingly unlikely recipients.

Gary D. Schmidt is an American  writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels. Both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor was awarded to the book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor was awarded to The Wednesday Wars.

Copies of the book are available at Rye Public Library.  Please return paperback copies you have read so that others may also enjoy.  We’ll discuss the book along with the author at a special Skype enabled session on Tuesday May 17 at 7pm in the RPL Community Meeting Room.

National Library Week Open House Sat. April 16 11-2

In celebration of National Library Week 2016 (April 11-16th), The Friends of the Rye Public Library invite you to an open house event.  This year’s National Library Week theme is: Libraries Transform.  The Friends have organized an event allowing you to meet many of the Rye Public Library’s special volunteers.  At this “Meet the Transformers” open house, our volunteer Bridge (Skip Page), Chess (Michael Sullivan), Drawing(Claire Russo and Patti Betti), Knitting(Mary Smith), Mah Jongg(Barbara LaSala) and Yoga (Amelia McKenney) leaders will be on hand to meet open house attendees and introduce their activities.   The Friends have also lined up a delicious range of snacks to be served throughout the open house hours.

Join us to find out how these tremendous community volunteers are offering their time and talent to enhance the library experience for residents of Rye and localities.

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A Conversation on History and Race in N.H. Thursday April 14th 7pm

Join us for a discussion of forgotten slave traders and slavery in New Hampshire will introduce this program focusing on the more recent history of African Americans in the Seacoast area, including Rye, during the post-Civil War years into the 20th century.  JerriAnne Boggis, director of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, and its founder Valerie Cunningham, will lead the discussion on Thursday, April 14th at the Rye Public Library. The Rye Historical Society will have photos on display of African Americans visiting, performing and working in Rye from its historic Foss photos collection. This event is co-sponsored by the Rye Historical Society and the Rye Public Library, in collaboration with the Seacoast Peace Academy.

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National Library Week Open House Sat. April 16 11-2

In celebration of National Library Week 2016 (April 11-16th), The Friends of the Rye Public Library invite you to an open house event.  This year’s National Library Week theme is: Libraries Transform.  The Friends have organized an event allowing you to meet many of the Rye Public Library’s special volunteers.  At this “Meet the Transformers” open house, our volunteer Bridge (Skip Page), Chess (Michael Sullivan), Drawing(Claire Russo and Patti Betti), Knitting(Mary Smith), Mah Jongg(Barbara LaSala) and Yoga (Amelia McKenney) leaders will be on hand to meet open house attendees and introduce their activities.   The Friends have also lined up a delicious range of snacks to be served throughout the open house hours.

Join us to find out how these tremendous community volunteers are offering their time and talent to enhance the library experience for residents of Rye and localities.

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A Conversation on History and Race in N.H. Thursday April 14th 7pm

Join us for a discussion of forgotten slave traders and slavery in New Hampshire will introduce this program focusing on the more recent history of African Americans in the Seacoast area, including Rye, during the post-Civil War years into the 20th century.  JerriAnne Boggis, director of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, and its founder Valerie Cunningham, will lead the discussion on Thursday, April 14th at the Rye Public Library. The Rye Historical Society will have photos on display of African Americans visiting, performing and working in Rye from its historic Foss photos collection. This event is co-sponsored by the Rye Historical Society and the Rye Public Library, in collaboration with the Seacoast Peace Academy.

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50 Years at the Shoals Marine Lab Tuesday April 12, 7pm

Dr. Jennifer Seavey, Executive Director of the Shoals Marine Laboratory  will discuss the human and natural history of Appledore Island and its value to marine research at this special program.

Since the early 1960s when Drs. John M. Kingsbury and John M. Anderson of Cornell University saw the Isles of Shoals as a better alternative to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for undergraduate education, there has been live-in learning on Appledore Island. First, Cornell undergraduates came to Star Island in 1966 for a summer course in marine biology.  As the program continued, the potential of a lab on Appledore was realized. Consequently, three buildings were renovated and six new buildings were constructed on Appledore Island. The newly-named Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore debuted in 1973.

In the last 10 years, the lab has embarked on an energetic sustainability program for conservation of water and generation of power. Composting toilets and conservation efforts reduce the use of water by SML participants to 20 gallons/day/individual compared to 100 gallons/day/individual on the mainland.  A wind turbine and solar power grid, updated in 2015, provide most of the island power needs.

Learn more about this fantastic resource in its 50th anniversary year as Dr. Seavey shares both history and current events at this RPL program.

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A Conversation on History and Race in N.H. Thursday April 14th 7pm

Join us for a discussion of forgotten slave traders and slavery in New Hampshire will introduce this program focusing on the more recent history of African Americans in the Seacoast area, including Rye, during the post-Civil War years into the 20th century.  JerriAnne Boggis, director of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, and its founder Valerie Cunningham, will lead the discussion on Thursday, April 14th at the Rye Public Library. The Rye Historical Society will have photos on display of African Americans visiting, performing and working in Rye from its historic Foss photos collection. This event is co-sponsored by the Rye Historical Society and the Rye Public Library, in collaboration with the Seacoast Peace Academy.

heritage trail

National Library Week Open House Sat. April 16 11-2

In celebration of National Library Week 2016 (April 11-16th), The Friends of the Rye Public Library invite you to an open house event.  This year’s National Library Week theme is: Libraries Transform.  The Friends have organized an event allowing you to meet many of the Rye Public Library’s special volunteers.  At this “Meet the Transformers” open house, our volunteer Bridge (Skip Page), Chess (Michael Sullivan), Drawing(Claire Russo and Patti Betti), Knitting(Mary Smith), Mah Jongg(Barbara LaSala) and Yoga (Amelia McKenney) leaders will be on hand to meet open house attendees and introduce their activities.   The Friends have also lined up a delicious range of snacks to be served throughout the open house hours.

Join us to find out how these tremendous community volunteers are offering their time and talent to enhance the library experience for residents of Rye and localities.

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