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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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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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Jewels of the MFA POSTPONED due to weather

This event will be rescheduled. –Emily Stoehrer, Curator of Jewelry at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts joins us on Sunday February 22nd at 2pm as the Friends of the Rye Public Library sponsor their program: Jewels of the MFA.  Ms. Stoehrer will detail the upcoming exhibition Life & Legacy: Louis Féron which explores the life and work of the late sculptor, master ciseleur, and jewelry manufacturer, Louis Féron (1901-1998). Recently discovered drawings, now part of the MFA, Boston’s permanent collection, place Féron amongst the 20th century’s elite jewelers and retailers – Cartier, David Webb, Fulco di Verdura, Jean Schlumberger, and Tiffany & Co. – and secures his place in jewelry history. Working in Paris, San José, and New York, Féron’s extraordinary accomplishments can be found today in museum and private collections, archives, and churches on three continents.

Emily Stoehrer is the Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She worked in the David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts in various roles from 2006-2010 and served as a consultant before being appointed curator in 2014. She assisted Yvonne Markowitz in organizing the exhibition Gems, Jewels, and Treasures: Ancient to Modern (2011) and co-curated Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen (2014). Stoehrer is currently a PhD candidate at Salve Regina University (RI) and completed her master’s degree in Fashion & Textile Studies: History, Theory, and Museum Practice at the Fashion Institute of Technology (NY). She has written and lectured on jewelry and fashion related subjects and taught fashion courses at a number of local colleges.

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Learn to use the Rye Town GIS Resource Thurs. Feb 19 6:00 pm

Geographical Information Systems or GIS play a role in every aspect of on-line life today.   They provide a powerful combination of information and mapping.  Think of a Google map with pins on all the local coffee shops—that’s GIS.  Now apply that same resource to town tax maps cross referenced with multiple data sets.  That’s great information for every resident of Rye which is newly available to you free of charge via the Town Website.

Assessor for the town David Hynes developed the Rye resource, and will demonstrate the many useful applications it offers at a free public event at Rye Public Library.  Join us on Thursday February 19th at 6:30pm to find out more about this tremendous resource.

Jewels of the MFA Sunday Feb. 22 at 2pm

Emily Stoehrer, Curator of Jewelry at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts joins us on Sunday February 22nd at 2pm as the Friends of the Rye Public Library sponsor their program: Jewels of the MFA.  Ms. Stoehrer will detail the upcoming exhibition Life & Legacy: Louis Féron which explores the life and work of the late sculptor, master ciseleur, and jewelry manufacturer, Louis Féron (1901-1998). Recently discovered drawings, now part of the MFA, Boston’s permanent collection, place Féron amongst the 20th century’s elite jewelers and retailers – Cartier, David Webb, Fulco di Verdura, Jean Schlumberger, and Tiffany & Co. – and secures his place in jewelry history. Working in Paris, San José, and New York, Féron’s extraordinary accomplishments can be found today in museum and private collections, archives, and churches on three continents.

Emily Stoehrer is the Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She worked in the David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts in various roles from 2006-2010 and served as a consultant before being appointed curator in 2014. She assisted Yvonne Markowitz in organizing the exhibition Gems, Jewels, and Treasures: Ancient to Modern (2011) and co-curated Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen (2014). Stoehrer is currently a PhD candidate at Salve Regina University (RI) and completed her master’s degree in Fashion & Textile Studies: History, Theory, and Museum Practice at the Fashion Institute of Technology (NY). She has written and lectured on jewelry and fashion related subjects and taught fashion courses at a number of local colleges.

emily

Learn to use the Rye Town GIS Resource Thurs. Feb 19 6:00 pm

Geographical Information Systems or GIS play a role in every aspect of on-line life today.   They provide a powerful combination of information and mapping.  Think of a Google map with pins on all the local coffee shops—that’s GIS.  Now apply that same resource to town tax maps cross referenced with multiple data sets.  That’s great information for every resident of Rye which is newly available to you free of charge via the Town Website.

Assessor for the town David Hynes developed the Rye resource, and will demonstrate the many useful applications it offers at a free public event at Rye Public Library.  Join us on Thursday February 19th at 6:30pm to find out more about this tremendous resource.

Jewels of the MFA Sunday Feb. 22 at 2pm

Emily Stoehrer, Curator of Jewelry at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts joins us on Sunday February 22nd at 2pm as the Friends of the Rye Public Library sponsor their program: Jewels of the MFA.  Ms. Stoehrer will detail the upcoming exhibition Life & Legacy: Louis Féron which explores the life and work of the late sculptor, master ciseleur, and jewelry manufacturer, Louis Féron (1901-1998). Recently discovered drawings, now part of the MFA, Boston’s permanent collection, place Féron amongst the 20th century’s elite jewelers and retailers – Cartier, David Webb, Fulco di Verdura, Jean Schlumberger, and Tiffany & Co. – and secures his place in jewelry history. Working in Paris, San José, and New York, Féron’s extraordinary accomplishments can be found today in museum and private collections, archives, and churches on three continents.

Emily Stoehrer is the Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She worked in the David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts in various roles from 2006-2010 and served as a consultant before being appointed curator in 2014. She assisted Yvonne Markowitz in organizing the exhibition Gems, Jewels, and Treasures: Ancient to Modern (2011) and co-curated Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen (2014). Stoehrer is currently a PhD candidate at Salve Regina University (RI) and completed her master’s degree in Fashion & Textile Studies: History, Theory, and Museum Practice at the Fashion Institute of Technology (NY). She has written and lectured on jewelry and fashion related subjects and taught fashion courses at a number of local colleges.

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2014 Federal Tax Filing Season Update

As you plan to prepare your 2014 taxes, we wanted to update you on the availability of federal tax forms and instruction books through tax form outlets, like the Library and Post Office, which you might have used previously.  The IRS changed their plans to wait until the 2015 tax filing season to greatly reduce delivery of  forms and instructions, and have just notified us these changes are effective immediately, thereby limiting what we will be sent and have to offer our patrons.  We will be sent a limited number of basic forms, and basic FAQ type guides to assist you in accessing information and filing on the Internet.  These will not include instruction booklets.

The Rye Public Library plans to subsidize these basics by printing a limited number of instruction booklets which we will offer for short-term circulation just like any other item you might borrow on you library card.    To avoid waits and limited supplies, you can search and print any IRS publication at their website.

We understand any dissatisfaction you may feel with this federal decision, and have communicated with our representatives in Congress to express as much.  To add your voice to the conversation, please reach out to New Hampshire’s Congressional Delegation.1040

Learn to use the Rye Town GIS Resource Thurs. Feb 19 6:00 pm

Geographical Information Systems or GIS play a role in every aspect of on-line life today.   They provide a powerful combination of information and mapping.  Think of a Google map with pins on all the local coffee shops—that’s GIS.  Now apply that same resource to town tax maps cross referenced with multiple data sets.  That’s great information for every resident of Rye which is newly available to you free of charge via the Town Website.

Assessor for the town David Hynes developed the Rye resource, and will demonstrate the many useful applications it offers at a free public event at Rye Public Library.  Join us on Thursday February 19th at 6:30pm to find out more about this tremendous resource.

Military Book group selection for March 5th

1861The Rye Public Library Military Book Group has chosen 1861, by Adam Goodheart as the title for their March 5th discussion at 6:30 PM. The Military Book Group meets on the first Thursday of the month.

1861 is Adam Goodheart’s account of how the Civil War began and a second American revolution unfolded, setting Abraham Lincoln on the path to greatness and millions of slaves on the road to freedom. In this gripping and original book, Goodheart introduces us to a heretofore little-known cast of Civil War heroes—among them an acrobatic militia colonel, an explorer’s wife, an idealistic band of German immigrants, a regiment of New York City firemen, a community of Virginia slaves, and a young college professor who would one day become president. Their stories take us from the corridors of the White House to the slums of Manhattan, from the waters of the Chesapeake to the deserts of Nevada, from Boston Common to Alcatraz Island, vividly evoking the Union at its moment of ultimate crisis and decision.