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Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground Wed. Feb. 25th at 7pm

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In 2015, the Portsmouth Community will complete the years long effort to honor those buried beneath Chestnut Street in Portsmouth’s downtown.

The Portsmouth African Burying Ground and Memorial Park – We Stand in Honor of Those Forgotten is the result of a dramatic revelation unearthed from a City street that has led to a forgotten people being brought to life and a community embracing its full history. On an October morning in 2003, a series of coffins were revealed during infrastructure upgrades in the heart of the Portsmouth’s downtown. Through archaeology and DNA analysis the City confirmed the site was

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Book Bites Book Club For Kids- March Meeting

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Book Bites Book Club is for kids in grades 2-4.Our next meeting will be Thursday March 26th from 3:15-4:00PM.We now meet on the fourth Thursday of the month in the Youth Department.

Our book this month is Brixton Brothers #1: The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett. Copies will be available in the Youth Department.We hope you can join Lisa for this fun group which incorporates books, food, and crafts. Sign-up preferred, but you can just drop in, too.

 

 

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Jewels of the MFA Sunday Feb. 22 at 2pm

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Emily Stoehrer, Curator of Jewelry at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts joins us on Sunday February 22nd at 2pm as the Friends of the Rye Public Library sponsor their program: Jewels of the MFA. Ms. Stoehrer will detail the upcoming exhibition Life & Legacy: Louis Féron which explores the life and work of the late sculptor, master ciseleur, and jewelry manufacturer, Louis Féron (1901-1998). Recently discovered drawings, now part of the MFA, Boston’s permanent collection, place Féron amongst the 20th century’s elite jewelers and retailers – Cartier, David Webb, Fulco di Verdura, Jean Schlumberger, and Tiffany & Co. – and

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Book Bites Book Club For Kids- February Meeting

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Book Bites Book Club is for kids in grades 2-4. Our next meeting will be Thursday February 19th from 3:15-4:00PM. The book we are reading is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Copies will be available in the Youth Department.We hope you can join Lisa for this fun group which incorporates books, food, and crafts. Sign-up preferred, but you can just drop in, too.

 

 

Friday Flick March 27

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Join us for popcorn, juice, and a movie!! Shows begin promptly at 3:10 P.M. Today’s movie is rated PG and runs for 96 minutes.

This film is the journey of Manolo (Diego Luna), a young man torn between fulfilling family expectations and following his heart. He embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds. This animated comedy has a unique visual style. It also features Zoe Saldana as Maria and Channing Tatum as Joaquin, friends with Manolo since childhood.

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Y-La Teen Advisory Board February Meeting

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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 February meeting is Tuesday the 17th from 6:30 -7:30PM. If you’re interested, call Lisa @ 964-8401 for an application.

 

Learn to use the Rye Town GIS Resource Thurs. Feb 19 6:00 pm

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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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Friday Flick February 13

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Join us for popcorn, juice, and a movie!! Shows begin promptly at 3:10 P.M. Today’s movie is rated PG and runs for 81 minutes.

This Disney comedy will have your family laughing out loud. Based on a best-selling book, it follows Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life and wonders if bad things only happen to him. But he discovers he’s not alone when his family members live through their own terrible and hilarious day. Features Steve Carrell and Jennifer Garner.

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Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground Wed. Feb. 25th at 7pm

2-25 African

In 2015, the Portsmouth Community will complete the years long effort to honor those buried beneath Chestnut Street in Portsmouth’s downtown.

The Portsmouth African Burying Ground and Memorial Park – We Stand in Honor of Those Forgotten is the result of a dramatic revelation unearthed from a City street has led to a forgotten people being brought to life and a community embracing its full history. On an October morning in 2003, a series of coffins were revealed during infrastructure upgrades in the heart of the Portsmouth’s downtown. Through archaeology and DNA analysis the City confirmed the site was a

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Jewels of the MFA Sunday Feb. 22 at 2pm

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Emily Stoehrer, Curator of Jewelry at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts joins us on Sunday February 22nd at 2pm as the Friends of the Rye Public Library sponsor their program: Jewels of the MFA. Ms. Stoehrer will detail the upcoming exhibition Life & Legacy: Louis Féron which explores the life and work of the late sculptor, master ciseleur, and jewelry manufacturer, Louis Féron (1901-1998). Recently discovered drawings, now part of the MFA, Boston’s permanent collection, place Féron amongst the 20th century’s elite jewelers and retailers – Cartier, David Webb, Fulco di Verdura, Jean Schlumberger, and Tiffany & Co. – and

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