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Rye’s Oldest Homes Thursday April 23 at 7pm

Join us as the Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society cooperatively present a  power point talk about Rye’s historic homes and specifically the moving of the historic Marston House from Hampton to Rye in 1975.   This presentation will be given by Rye historian Alex Herlihy.

While many other historical homes will be considered, the majority of the presentation will concern the Marston house.   Originally built in 1654 , it was expanded in the early1700’s and 1840.  The history of this home represents three centuries of Marstons, one of the founding families of Hampton which used to include the southern part of Rye.

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Rye’s Oldest Homes Thursday April 23 at 7pm

Join us as the Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society cooperatively present a  power point talk about Rye’s historic homes and specifically the moving of the historic Marston House from Hampton to Rye in 1975.   This presentation will be given by Rye historian Alex Herlihy.

While many other historical homes will be considered, the majority of the presentation will concern the Marston house.   Originally built in 1654 , it was expanded in the early1700’s and 1840.  The history of this home represents three centuries of Marstons, one of the founding families of Hampton which used to include the southern part of Rye.

4-23 Old Homes

Rye’s Oldest Homes Thursday April 23 at 7pm

Join us as the Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society cooperatively present a  power point talk about Rye’s historic homes and specifically the moving of the historic Marston House from Hampton to Rye in 1975.   This presentation will be given by Rye historian Alex Herlihy.

While many other historical homes will be considered, the majority of the presentation will concern the Marston house.   Originally built in 1654 , it was expanded in the early1700’s and 1840.  The history of this home represents three centuries of Marstons, one of the founding families of Hampton which used to include the southern part of Rye.

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Military Book group selection for May 7, 2015

In Deadly CombatThe Rye Public Library Military Book Group has chosen The In Deadly Combat, by Gottlob Herbert Bidermann as the title for their May 7th discussion at 6:30 PM. The Military Book Group meets on the first Thursday of the month.

In the hell that was World War II, the Eastern Front was its heart of fire and ice. Gottlob Herbert Bidermann served in that lethal theater from 1941 to 1945, and his memoir of those years recaptures the sights, sounds, and smells of the war as it vividly portrays an army marching on the road to ruin.

A riveting and reflective account by one of the millions of anonymous soldiers who fought and died in that cruel terrain, In Deadly Combat conveys the brutality and horrors of the Eastern Front in detail never before available in English. It offers a ground soldier’s perspective on life and death on the front lines, providing revealing new information concerning day-to-day operations and German army life.

 

 

Military Book group selection for April 2nd, 2015

download (5)The Rye Public Library Military Book Group has chosen The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme, by John Keegan as the title for their April 2nd discussion at 6:30 PM. The Military Book Group meets on the first Thursday of the month.

The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the “point of maximum danger.” Without the myth-making elements of rhetoric and xenophobia, and breaking away from the stylized format of battle descriptions, John has written what is probably the definitive model for military historians. And in his scrupulous reassessment of three battles representative of three different time periods, he manages to convey what the experience of combat meant for the participants, whether they were facing the arrow cloud at the battle of Agincourt, the musket balls at Waterloo, or the steel rain of the Somme.

 

 

Glenshane Irish Duo -Thursday March 19 7pm

Join regional musicians John and Jean Nesbitt for a seasonal evening of music and merriment at Rye Public Library. Together Jean and John Nesbitt form the duo, Glenshane. John, who grew up in County Derry, Northern Ireland listening to all the traditional musicians of the day, and Jean, a native New Englander, whose musical influences range from Broadway to Bach and rhythm and blues to folk have been performing together for 25 years.

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Check Out Our New Magazine Resource!

We have just added a great electronic resource to our suite of remote offerings accessed from our website with only your RPL card required!  Zinio provides 50 electronic magazine subscriptions to enhance our print collection.  View and read any of these titles on your tablet or other devices in full color and standard page layout–just as if you were paging through the actual issue.  You’ll just need to log in with your library card number initially to create  a user account which you can personalize.  After that, you can

Browse from your library’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Easy browsing : Browse your library’s collection of titles one at a time, search for your favorite magazines by title or use the convenient category feature to find new magazines which meet your interests

 

Current Issues: The latest issues are released simultaneously with the print edition are ready for immediate checkout.  Back Issues:  Miss the new issue? You can easily browse the magazine detail page to find the previous issue you are need to check out.
Manage your collection with a library collection account and a personal reading account.
Check out the magazines you want (with the library collection account) in your computer/tablet browser; and stream the magazine instantly (with your personal reading account) on your computer (both PC and Mac) browser or access the checked out magazines on a portable media device for download/offline reading. (Note: viewing options, including the ability to download or view the content while online, may differ based on the device and/or magazine publisher)
No limits:  Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you like.  There is nothing to buy, but subscriptions are offered.  Ignore the ads and read away!

 

 

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Glenshane Irish Duo -Thursday March 19 7pm

Join regional musicians John and Jean Nesbitt for a seasonal evening of music and merriment at Rye Public Library. Together Jean and John Nesbitt form the duo, Glenshane. John, who grew up in County Derry, Northern Ireland listening to all the traditional musicians of the day, and Jean, a native New Englander, whose musical influences range from Broadway to Bach and rhythm and blues to folk have been performing together for 25 years.

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Glenshane Irish Duo -Thursday March 19 7pm

Join regional musicians John and Jean Nesbitt for a seasonal evening of music and merriment at Rye Public Library. Together Jean and John Nesbitt form the duo, Glenshane. John, who grew up in County Derry, Northern Ireland listening to all the traditional musicians of the day, and Jean, a native New Englander, whose musical influences range from Broadway to Bach and rhythm and blues to folk have been performing together for 25 years.

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Glenshane Irish Duo -Thursday March 19 7pm

Join regional musicians John and Jean Nesbitt for a seasonal evening of music and merriment at Rye Public Library. Together Jean and John Nesbitt form the duo, Glenshane. John, who grew up in County Derry, Northern Ireland listening to all the traditional musicians of the day, and Jean, a native New Englander, whose musical influences range from Broadway to Bach and rhythm and blues to folk have been performing together for 25 years.

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