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Rye Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday May 25th

Rye Public Library

will be closed on

Monday May 25th in  honor of  Memorial Day.  Enjoy your holiday and join us when we re-open at 9:00 am on Tuesday May 26th.

 

 

Memorial Day

Peak Bagging NH 4000 Footers with Allison Nadler –Thurs. May 21 at 7pm

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If you’ve ever thought about hiking the 48 highest peaks in New Hampshire– or are just curious about this undertaking – here’s an opportunity to hear and see what it’s all about. Allison Nadler has completed the NH 4000 footers list four times, in each season. Allison brings a wealth of knowledge from her personal experience to share with her audiences.  Allison has a special interest in ultra-light, but prepared, packing and has thru hiked California’s John Muir Trail.   She’ll have suggestions and tips for safe hiking in any season and at any experience level, and hopes to inspire others to get on the trail.

Allison is the Founding Organizer of Northeast Peak Baggers Meetup and has been a trail maintenance volunteer with the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Come learn about the beauty and challenges of Allison’s peak bagging feats and get inspired to plan your own adventure, big or small.

Peak Bagging NH 4000 Footers with Allison Nadler –Thurs. May 21 at 7pm

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If you’ve ever thought about hiking the 48 highest peaks in New Hampshire– or are just curious about this undertaking – here’s an opportunity to hear and see what it’s all about. Allison Nadler has completed the NH 4000 footers list four times, in each season. Allison brings a wealth of knowledge from her personal experience to share with her audiences.  Allison has a special interest in ultra-light, but prepared, packing and has thru hiked California’s John Muir Trail.   She’ll have suggestions and tips for safe hiking in any season and at any experience level, and hopes to inspire others to get on the trail.

Allison is the Founding Organizer of Northeast Peak Baggers Meetup and has been a trail maintenance volunteer with the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Come learn about the beauty and challenges of Allison’s peak bagging feats and get inspired to plan your own adventure, big or small.

Peak Bagging NH 4000 Footers with Allison Nadler –Thurs. May 21 at 7pm

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If you’ve ever thought about hiking the 48 highest peaks in New Hampshire– or are just curious about this undertaking – here’s an opportunity to hear and see what it’s all about. Allison Nadler has completed the NH 4000 footers list four times, in each season. Allison brings a wealth of knowledge from her personal experience to share with her audiences.  Allison has a special interest in ultra-light, but prepared, packing and has thru hiked California’s John Muir Trail.   She’ll have suggestions and tips for safe hiking in any season and at any experience level, and hopes to inspire others to get on the trail.

Allison is the Founding Organizer of Northeast Peak Baggers Meetup and has been a trail maintenance volunteer with the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Come learn about the beauty and challenges of Allison’s peak bagging feats and get inspired to plan your own adventure, big or small.

Military Book group selection for June4, 2015

51-tS9F2qcL._AA160_The Rye Public Library Military Book Group has chosen Bunker Hill, by Nathaniel Philbrick as the title for their June 4th discussion at 6:30 PM. The Military Book Group meets on the first Thursday of the month.

Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes. After the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents  have warily maneuvered around each other until April 19, when violence finally erupts at Lexington and Concord.  In June, however, with the city cut off from supplies by a British blockade and Patriot militia poised in siege, skirmishes give way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill. It would be the bloodiest battle of the Revolution to come, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists.

 

 

 

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.

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.

4-23 Old Homes

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.