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RPL now recovers used Keurig Cups!

Through the generous hospitality of the Friends of the Rye Public Library we  happily offer coffee to our members and guests for a very reasonable suggested donation.   The ubiquitous Keurig brewer has greatly simplified that process and helped us to reduce coffee waste on a daily basis.  Until now, though, used K-Cup packs were a non-sustainable link in the cycle.   The Grounds to Grow On program allows us to send used packs for processing that creates compost from coffee grounds and energy from the containers.  This program will not change your experience at all, but will allow for a more sustainable process behind the scenes.  Enjoy a cup of coffee and thank the Friends of the Rye Public Library for their support!Grounds

RPL joins other Seacoast Area Libraries in Food Pantry Collection June-August

Rye Public Library joins seven other Seacoast Area Libraries whose communities overlap with the service area of Seacoast Family Food Pantry   and have begun a cooperative non-perishable food collection to benefit the SFFP  Summer Meals For Kids program    Collections begin on June 1st and continue through August 31 to correspond with the school summer vacation period when reduced school lunch opportunities are unavailable.    The Summer Meals For Kids program helps fill the gap, and eight Seacoast Area Libraries are becoming temporary collection centers during this crucial period.  Please bring non-perishable food donations to your public library in Hampton, Hampton Falls, Newington, New Castle, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Rye, and  Stratham from June 1- Aug. 31.  Dedicated collection boxes will be readily available at the libraries.

 

SFFP is the oldest social service agency in New Hampshire. It was established in 1816 in order to assist the families of fishermen. Still in line with the services provided 198 years ago, their mission is to provide low-income individuals and families with food, personal care items, and education for healthy living. “The need continues to grow throughout the Seacoast and we intend to seek ways to meet the spirit and purpose of our early founders,” said Deb Anthony, Executive Director.  “There has been a rise in the number of elderly using our services along with working families with children. It is inconceivable that our most vulnerable should be hungry in an area of great resource.”

 

From SFFP:

Services are provided on both an emergency and on-going basis, respecting the dignity of each individual. At Seacoast Family Food Pantry we provide a one on one approach shopping with each person individually. We believe this one on one approach allows for dignity of choice and while respecting privacy. We also use the time to offer healthy suggestions, recipes and referrals to other services as needed.  We have nearly 800 households on our active agency list and supplied more than 4,300 families with food to produce over 282,385 meals last year. In 2007, we were serving 50-70 households a month. That figure has since grown to more than 300 families each month!  That is over 400,000 meals in one year!SAL SFFP Logo

Learn to Play Bridge! New Program Tues. 3-5pm Starts in August!

Join Rye resident and bridge master Skip Page, our  volunteer teacher for a new program at Rye Public Library.  Whether you’ve played bridge before, or start as a complete novice, you’ll be right at home in this class.  Skip has been teaching bridge since he learned to play at age 12. This program is open to those age 12 and up.  Classes begin on Tuesday August 4th and will continue weekly on Tuesdays from 3-5pm.

Bridge

Learn to Play Bridge! New Program Tues. 3-5pm Starts in August!

Join Rye resident and bridge master Skip Page, our  volunteer teacher for a new program at Rye Public Library.  Whether you’ve played bridge before, or start as a complete novice, you’ll be right at home in this class.  Skip has been teaching bridge since he learned to play at age 12. This program is open to those age 12 and up.  Classes begin on Tuesday August 4th and will continue weekly on Tuesdays from 3-5pm.

Bridge

Tom Barron and Band on Wed. July 22 at 3:00 PM

Summer afternoon music continues in July with Tom Barron and Band on Wednesday July 22 at 3:00 pm at Rye Public Library.  Join the fun with this popular local ensemble known for fun, classic jazz,  be-bop and swing tunes with virtuoso  musicianship.  The Band features Woody Allen on guitar, Jeff Auger on keyboard,  Tom Barron on trumpet, George Blodgett on bass, Richard Gardzina on sax,  Terry MacDonald on drums and Pauline Vigent with vocals.

Summer music concludes with the Ben Baldwin Trio on Wednesday August 26Tom Barron, also at 3:00pm

Learn to Play Bridge! New Program Tues. 3-5pm Starts in August!

Join Rye resident and bridge master Skip Page, our  volunteer teacher for a new program at Rye Public Library.  Whether you’ve played bridge before, or start as a complete novice, you’ll be right at home in this class.  Skip has been teaching bridge since he learned to play at age 12. This program is open to those age 12 and up.  Classes begin on Tuesday August 4th and will continue weekly on Tuesdays from 3-5pm.

Bridge

Tom Barron and Band on Wed. July 22 at 3:00 PM

Summer afternoon music continues in July with Tom Barron and Band on Wednesday July 22 at 3:00 pm at Rye Public Library.  Join the fun with this popular local ensemble known for fun, classic jazz,  be-bop and swing tunes with virtuoso  musicianship.  The Band features Woody Allen on guitar, Jeff Auger on keyboard,  Tom Barron on trumpet, George Blodgett on bass, Richard Gardzina on sax,  Terry MacDonald on drums and Pauline Vigent with vocals.

Summer music concludes with the Ben Baldwin Trio on Wednesday August 26Tom Barron, also at 3:00pm

College Planning: Cash Flow During College Years – Wed. July 15th at 7pm

7-15 College PrepCertified College Planning Specialist Joshua Bartlett shares information in the final of a three part series on college planning and financial preparedness.  Okay, your son or daughter is accepted into a college program.  Congratulations!  Now how do you pay for it?  Learn more about where to house college savings, minimizing borrowing, interest rate analysis and the effects of income and payments on financial aid.

 

RPL joins other Seacoast Area Libraries in Food Pantry Collection June-August

Rye Public Library joins seven other Seacoast Area Libraries whose communities overlap with the service area of Seacoast Family Food Pantry  and  have begun a cooperative non-perishable food collection to benefit the SFFP  Summer Meals For Kids program    Collections begin on June 1st and continue through August 31 to correspond with the school summer vacation period when reduced school lunch opportunities are unavailable.    The Summer Meals For Kids program helps fill the gap, and eight Seacoast Area Libraries are becoming temporary collection centers during this crucial period.  Please bring non-perishable food donations to your public library in Hampton, Hampton Falls, Newington, New Castle, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Rye, and  Stratham from June 1- Aug. 31.  Dedicated collection boxes will be readily available at the libraries.

 

SFFP is the oldest social service agency in New Hampshire. It was established in 1816 in order to assist the families of fishermen. Still in line with the services provided 198 years ago, their mission is to provide low-income individuals and families with food, personal care items, and education for healthy living. “The need continues to grow throughout the Seacoast and we intend to seek ways to meet the spirit and purpose of our early founders,” said Deb Anthony, Executive Director.  “There has been a rise in the number of elderly using our services along with working families with children. It is inconceivable that our most vulnerable should be hungry in an area of great resource.”

 

From SFFP:

Services are provided on both an emergency and on-going basis, respecting the dignity of each individual. At Seacoast Family Food Pantry we provide a one on one approach shopping with each person individually. We believe this one on one approach allows for dignity of choice and while respecting privacy. We also use the time to offer healthy suggestions, recipes and referrals to other services as needed.  We have nearly 800 households on our active agency list and supplied more than 4,300 families with food to produce over 282,385 meals last year. In 2007, we were serving 50-70 households a month. That figure has since grown to more than 300 families each month!  That is over 400,000 meals in one year!SAL SFFP Logo

College Planning: Cash Flow During College Years – Wed. July 15th at 7pm

7-15 College PrepCertified College Planning Specialist Joshua Bartlett shares information in the final of a three part series on college planning and financial preparedness.  Okay, your son or daughter is accepted into a college program.  Congratulations!  Now how do you pay for it?  Learn more about where to house college savings, minimizing borrowing, interest rate analysis and the effects of income and payments on financial aid.