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Eclipse 101 [p.s. we are out of eclipse glasses]

Today at 2:47 New Hampshire latitudes will experience  an approximately  61% solar eclipse.  The entire occlusion process spans about two-and-a-half hours with totality lasting for a few minutes around 2:47.  Only ISO-tested eclipse glasses should be used to view the process during its entire span. [we are out of eclipse glasses] NASA will be live streaming the eclipse in its full totality from the northwest US beginning at 11:45 EDT. Other techniques can be used for safe viewing as you should NEVER look directly at the sun, especially during an eclipse.  Learn some simple eclipse viewing techniques here.  Finally, if you can’t view today’s eclipse for any reason, you’ll have another chance in a far shorter period than the 99 years since the last US totality.  In 2027, New Hampshire will be in the path for a total eclipse on August 21!

Summer Music with TJ Wheeler Wed. 8/16 at 3PM

Hope, Heroes and the Blues is TJ Wheeler’s entertain-ing and informative musical program that not only in-teractively communicates the musical highways and byways of the Blues, but also serves as an entry point of learning into African American culture, past & present.  Join us on Wednesday August 16th at 3pm as this fantastic local musician helps interpret and share cultural connections.

Historic Rye Beach Thursday August 10th at 6:30pm

 Join us on Thursday August 10th at 6:30pm as Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society co-host this event featuring an illustrated talk by RHS researcher Jen King.  Jen has been researching Rye Beach History in order to develop a mobile app guided walking tour.  She’ll share her process and discuss the project at this event.

Historic Rye Beach Thursday August 10th at 6:30pm

 Join us on Thursday August 10th at 6:30pm as Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society co-host this event featuring an illustrated talk by RHS researcher Jen King.  Jen has been researching Rye Beach History in order to develop a mobile app guided walking tour.  She’ll share her process and discuss the project at this event.

Summer Reading Program Finale August 8

The finale for the youth Summer Reading Program will be Tuesday August 8 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. This will be a build your own sundae ice cream social!

Sign up is required. Sign up now in the Youth Department. This program has been generously sponsored by the Friends of the Rye Public Library.

*Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left in the library without supervision.

Historic Rye Beach Thursday August 10th at 6:30pm

 Join us on Thursday August 10th at 6:30pm as Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society co-host this event featuring an illustrated talk by RHS researcher Jen King.  Jen has been researching Rye Beach History in order to develop a mobile app guided walking tour.  She’ll share her process and discuss the project at this event.

Historic Rye Beach Thursday August 10th at 6:30pm

 Join us on Thursday August 10th at 6:30pm as Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society co-host this event featuring an illustrated talk by RHS researcher Jen King.  Jen has been researching Rye Beach History in order to develop a mobile app guided walking tour.  She’ll share her process and discuss the project at this event.

Rye Public Library will open at 1:00 pm on Friday July 28th

Rye Public Library will open at 1:00 pm on Friday July 28th so that our entire staff can take part in a CPR and AED refresher course.  Please pardon any inconvenience as we continue in our efforts to serve the Rye community at a high standard of safety and excellence.

Our open hours on Friday July 28th will be 1:00pm-5:00pm.   Please join us then for all your library business.  Thank You!

Rye Public Library will open at 1:00 pm on Friday July 28th

Rye Public Library will open at 1:00 pm on Friday July 28th so that our entire staff can take part in a CPR and AED refresher course.  Please pardon any inconvenience as we continue in our efforts to serve the Rye community at a high standard of safety and excellence.

Our open hours on Friday July 28th will be 1:00pm-5:00pm.   Please join us then for all your library business.  Thank You!

Rye Public Library will open at 1:00 pm on Friday July 28th

Rye Public Library will open at 1:00 pm on Friday July 28th so that our entire staff can take part in a CPR and AED refresher course.  Please pardon any inconvenience as we continue in our efforts to serve the Rye community at a high standard of safety and excellence.

Our open hours on Friday July 28th will be 1:00pm-5:00pm.   Please join us then for all your library business.  Thank You!