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A Poetry Interlude: The Language of Healing Tues., April 25 at 5:00 pm

During National Poetry Month local luminary Mimi White, poet and  Portsmouth Poet Laureate Emeritus, will host a program on Tuesday April 25th at 5pm offering the reading and discussion of poems that nurture, soothe and offer hope.  Participants are invited to bring along selections of their own to share.  The Library invites all ages to enjoy a relaxing evening of expressive insights.  We hope you can join us.

Seacoast Tibetan Prayer Flag Project at RPL April 8-24

Please visit RPL before April 24 to take part in this exciting project!  For two weeks [April 8-24, 2017 -culminating with Earth Day 2017] a forty-foot long [and growing!] strand of  colorful and individually meaningful pennants in the style of Tibetan prayer flags is on display and accepting new additions.  The concept was initiated by students at Gateway  Taiji studio in Portsmouth, and the Library is happy to be the flag’s first stop as it begins to travel to various Seacoast locations.  In Tibetan tradition,  flags whose colors symbolize sky, air,  fire, water, and earth are printed with mantras encouraging peace, compassion, strength and wisdom.  Strings of these flags are hung in the open to allow their message to be blown by the wind and spread to all. While it is here in Rye, our visitors are encouraged to craft their own addition to this growing Seacoast strand and its positive message to the universe.

 

Clutter Control 101: Downsizing Your Stuff-Thurs Apr. 20, 6:30PM

Did you know that 40% of Americans can’t fit a car into their garage because it is filled with STUFF?

Dave Downs brings his comical Clutter Control program to Rye Public Library on Thursday April 20th at 6:30 PM.  The Friends of the Rye Public Library invite you to kick off your “spring cleaning” with some advice and laughter with this fun program.

Dave’s purpose is to inform and motivate the audience. Participants leave the program with new ideas, methods and helpful hints. They will know that if they are thoughtful about what they keep and what they discard, they will start to reverse the tendency to bury themselves in “treasures!”

 

A Poetry Interlude: The Language of Healing Tues., April 25 at 5:00 pm

During National Poetry Month local luminary Mimi White, poet and  Portsmouth Poet Laureate Emeritus, will host a program on Tuesday April 25th at 5pm offering the reading and discussion of poems that nurture, soothe and offer hope.  Participants are invited to bring along selections of their own to share.  The Library invites all ages to enjoy a relaxing evening of expressive insights.  We hope you can join us.

Seacoast Tibetan Prayer Flag Project at RPL April 8-24

Please visit RPL before April 24 to take part in this exciting project!  For two weeks [April 8-24, 2017 -culminating with Earth Day 2017] a forty-foot long [and growing!] strand of  colorful and individually meaningful pennants in the style of Tibetan prayer flags is on display and accepting new additions.  The concept was initiated by students at Gateway  Taiji studio in Portsmouth, and the Library is happy to be the flag’s first stop as it begins to travel to various Seacoast locations.  In Tibetan tradition,  flags whose colors symbolize sky, air,  fire, water, and earth are printed with mantras encouraging peace, compassion, strength and wisdom.  Strings of these flags are hung in the open to allow their message to be blown by the wind and spread to all. While it is here in Rye, our visitors are encouraged to craft their own addition to this growing Seacoast strand and its positive message to the universe.

 

Clutter Control 101: Downsizing Your Stuff-Thurs Apr. 20, 6:30PM

Did you know that 40% of Americans can’t fit a car into their garage because it is filled with STUFF?

Dave Downs brings his comical Clutter Control program to Rye Public Library on Thursday April 20th at 6:30 PM.  The Friends of the Rye Public Library invite you to kick off your “spring cleaning” with some advice and laughter with this fun program.

Dave’s purpose is to inform and motivate the audience. Participants leave the program with new ideas, methods and helpful hints. They will know that if they are thoughtful about what they keep and what they discard, they will start to reverse the tendency to bury themselves in “treasures!”

 

Storyteller Papa Joe Gaudet Saturday April 15, 10:00 am

Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society co-sponsor this fun family event on Saturday April 15 at 10:00 am.  Papa Joe Gaudet’s living folk tales have captured family audiences from Cow Head Newfoundland to Austin Texas, from the beaches in Florida to the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.  Join us as Papa Joe’s oral tradition reaches the Atlantic coast here in Rye!

Storyteller Papa Joe Gaudet Saturday April 15, 10:00 am

Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society co-sponsor this fun family event on Saturday April 15 at 10:00 am.  Papa Joe Gaudet’s living folk tales have captured family audiences from Cow Head Newfoundland to Austin Texas, from the beaches in Florida to the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.  Join us as Papa Joe’s oral tradition reaches the Atlantic coast here in Rye!

Clutter Control 101: Downsizing Your Stuff-Thurs Apr. 20, 6:30PM

Did you know that 40% of Americans can’t fit a car into their garage because it is filled with STUFF?

Dave Downs brings his comical Clutter Control program to Rye Public Library on Thursday April 20th at 6:30 PM.  The Friends of the Rye Public Library invite you to kick off your “spring cleaning” with some advice and laughter with this fun program.

Dave’s purpose is to inform and motivate the audience. Participants leave the program with new ideas, methods and helpful hints. They will know that if they are thoughtful about what they keep and what they discard, they will start to reverse the tendency to bury themselves in “treasures!”

 

A Poetry Interlude: The Language of Healing Tues., April 25 at 5:00 pm

During National Poetry Month local luminary Mimi White, poet and  Portsmouth Poet Laureate Emeritus, will host a program on Tuesday April 25th at 5pm offering the reading and discussion of poems that nurture, soothe and offer hope.  Participants are invited to bring along selections of their own to share.  The Library invites all ages to enjoy a relaxing evening of expressive insights.  We hope you can join us.