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Rye Public Library will be closed on Monday July 4th

We’ll be closed on Monday July 4th in honor of Independence Day.  Enjoy a safe and fun holiday, and we’ll look forward to serving you again on Tuesday July 5th when we re-open at 9:00 am.  July4closed

Dining with Li Yuen! Thursday June 23rd at 7pm

Join us as New England renowned Chinese chef LiYuen Buesing shares from her new book Dining With Li Yuen: 35 Years of Memories and Chinese Recipes.  After retiring from her beloved North Hampton cooking school and restaurant, LiYuen published her first cookbook.  Come enjoy a cooking demonstration and sample tasting!  Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.  Thank you for RESERVING A SPOT to be sure of a tasting portion.  Dining

Basic Excel Instruction with Steve Chen Wed. June 22nd at 7pm

Join us for the second in our new Wednesday Evening Summer Tech Classes series with guest instructor Steve Chen.  This month’s class takes on basic Excel.  Learn how to get started with this powerful and useful program.  Demonstration format; no sign-up necessary!Excel Flyer

Summer Afternoon Music Begins! Al Derben Trio Wed. June 22 at 3pm!

Join us for the opener of our 2016 Summer Afternoon Music Series!  Local favorites the Al Derben Trio help us kick off the season with their three guitar jazz.  Local artists Woody Allen on guitar, Doug Bennett on guitar and vocals and Bruce Derr on pedal steel guitar lend their names to the Trio.  Playing mostly instrumental jazz standards from the ’40s, the band’s nod to jazz greats like Cole Porter and Nat King Cole will give the kick-off a smooth swing mood.Al Derben Trio

Dining with Li Yuen! Thursday June 23rd at 7pm — Please RESERVE Now!

Join us as New England renowned Chinese chef LiYuen Buesing shares from her new book Dining With Li Yuen: 35 Years of Memories and Chinese Recipes.  After retiring from her beloved North Hampton cooking school and restaurant, LiYuen published her first cookbook.  Come enjoy a cooking demonstration and sample tasting!  Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.  PLEASE RESERVE A SPOT to be sure of a tasting portion.  Reservations required by Tuesday June 21.Dining

Dining with Li Yuen! Thursday June 23rd at 7pm — Please RESERVE Now!

Join us as New England renowned Chinese chef LiYuen Buesing shares from her new book Dining With Li Yuen: 35 Years of Memories and Chinese Recipes.  After retiring from her beloved North Hampton cooking school and restaurant, LiYuen published her first cookbook.  Come enjoy a cooking demonstration and sample tasting!  Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.  PLEASE RESERVE A SPOT to be sure of a tasting portion.  Reservations required by Tuesday June 21.Dining

Basic Excel Instruction with Steve Chen Wed. June 22nd at 7pm

Join us for the second in our new Wednesday Evening Summer Tech Classes series with guest instructor Steve Chen.  This month’s class takes on basic Excel.  Learn how to get started with this powerful and useful program.  Demonstration format; no sign-up necessary!Excel Flyer

Summer Afternoon Music Begins! Al Derben Trio Wed. June 22 at 3pm!

Join us for the opener of our 2016 Summer Afternoon Music Series!  Local favorites the Al Derben Trio help us kick off the season with their three guitar jazz.  Local artists Woody Allen on guitar, Doug Bennett on guitar and vocals and Bruce Derr on pedal steel guitar lend their names to the Trio.  Playing mostly instrumental jazz standards from the ’40s, the band’s nod to jazz greats like Cole Porter and Nat King Cole will give the kick-off a smooth swing mood.Al Derben Trio

Rye’s Battle of the Century with Author Lisa Moll Sat. 6/18 at 1pm

Join the Rye Historical Society and Rye Public Library as they co-sponsor a book discussion and signing event!

In her new book Rye’s Battle of the Century: Saving the New Hampshire Seacoast from Olympic Oil, University of New Hampshire graduate student Lisa Moll reshapes local environmental history with extensive research revealing Rye’s crucial role in protecting the local environment.  In 1973-74, the Town of Rye drove the debate and defeat of Aristotle Onassis’ attempted construction of a massive marine terminal, pipeline and oil refinery along the Seacoast of New Hampshire.

Rye’s Battle of the Century adds new insights and people to the story, including a closer examination of Rye activists who battled the attempted marine terminal along the Isles of Shoals, thwarting Olympic’s efforts to create an industrial gateway into the state of New Hampshire.

Come meet the author, Lisa Moll, and Peter Horne, former Chair of Rye’s opposition group, Concerned Citizens of Rye (CCR). Copies of Rye’s Battle of the Century will be available for purchase at the event.

Oil Battle

Summer Afternoon Music Begins! Al Derben Trio Wed. June 22 at 3pm!

Join us for the opener of our 2016 Summer Afternoon Music Series!  Local favorites the Al Derben Trio help us kick off the season with their three guitar jazz.  Local artists Woody Allen on guitar, Doug Bennett on guitar and vocals and Bruce Derr on pedal steel guitar lend their names to the Trio.  Playing mostly instrumental jazz standards from the ’40s, the band’s nod to jazz greats like Cole Porter and Nat King Cole will give the kick-off a smooth swing mood.Al Derben Trio