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Adult Book Group for February 17, 2015

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The Adult Book Discussion Group selection for February 17th, 2015, is The House Girl by Tara Conklin. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 2 – 3 P.M. and from 7 – 8 P.M. Newcomers are always welcome. Call us or drop in to reserve your copy! Downloadable copies may also available for checkout on our Kindle devices.

Weaving together the story of an escaped slave in the pre-Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, The House Girl follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking compensation

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Learn to use the Rye Town GIS Resource Tues. Jan 27 at 7pm

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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

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The Castle: Naval Prison Documentary Wed. Feb 11 at 7pm

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Stop in or call now to register 964-8401!

The 100-year-old Naval Prison on a bluff along the Piscataqua River comes to life in this live narration/film event. Using rarely seen US Navy film about the Prison, this unique film immortalizes this obscure building prominently present in the lives of all of us on the Seacoast. Filmmaker Neil Novello will provide the “Director’s cut “ through live narration and commentary at this special event.

The program will include film footage from inside the prison unavailable to the public for more than 90 years, from a 1917 silent movie. Also

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True Tales Storytelling Performance Thursday January 29 at 7pm

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For the last three weeks, Pat Spalding, emcee of WSCA Portsmouth Community Radio’s monthly program True Tales Radio has work-shopped with a group of aspiring storytellers at Rye Public Library. The program culminates with an invitation to the public for the groups’ story telling night at the Library on Thursday January 29th.

The workshop series was designed for adults and high school students and assisted participants in crafting a first-person experience story into a piece, eight minutes or less in length, that could be effectively told on the radio or at other venues featuring the spoken word.

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Effects of Social Media on Our Health– Sunday Jan. 25th at 2pm

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Effects of Social Media on Our Health and Well Being

This presentation will delve into the current conversation of how our growing interactions via social media impact our psychological health and well being. Dr. Peter Frost, Chair of the Psychology department at Southern New Hampshire University helps investigate this timely issue in this unique program.

In 2007, Dr. Frost was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by SNHU and Outstanding Instructor in 2008. He is the faculty advisor for the Psychology Student Association and a member of the School of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Committee.

Frost is a past president

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2014 Federal Tax Filing Season Update

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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

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Y-La Teen Advisory Board January meeting-Cancelled

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**Teen Advisory Board January 20th-CANCELLED**

Want to get involved in your community? Need some community service hours? Love your library and just want to volunteer? Join the Teen Advisory Board and get INVOLVED. We usually meet on the third Tuesday of the month. Our January meeting is Tuesday the 20th from 6:30 -7:30PM. If you’re interested, call Lisa @ 964-8401 for an application.

 

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Effects of Social Media on Our Health– Sunday Jan. 25th at 2pm

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Effects of Social Media on Our Health and Well Being

This presentation will delve into the current conversation of how our growing interactions via social media impact our psychological health and well being. Dr. Peter Frost, Chair of the Psychology department at Southern New Hampshire University helps investigate this timely issue in this unique program.

In 2007, Dr. Frost was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by SNHU and Outstanding Instructor in 2008. He is the faculty advisor for the Psychology Student Association and a member of the School of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Committee.

Frost is a past president

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Effects of Social Media on Our Health– Sunday Jan. 25th at 2pm

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Effects of Social Media on Our Health and Well Being

This presentation will delve into the current conversation of how our growing interactions via social media impact our psychological health and well being. Dr. Peter Frost, Chair of the Psychology department at Southern New Hampshire University helps investigate this timely issue in this unique program.

In 2007, Dr. Frost was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by SNHU and Outstanding Instructor in 2008. He is the faculty advisor for the Psychology Student Association and a member of the School of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Committee.

Frost is a past president

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RPL Closed Monday Jan 19

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Rye Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 19th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will re-open on Tuesday January 20th at 9:00am. To reflect on past and current civil rights affairs in the United States, the following resources might be helpful: Civil Rights Timeline, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. Please visit the Rye Public Library when we re-open for more valuable information on this important topic.