Rye Free Reading Room events
Family Story Time Yoga
The last story time yoga and craft theme is “Moving Through the World in Stories” on
Saturday, Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon. Inspired and trained by Sydney Solis of Storytime Yoga, Master Storytime Yoga teacher Elisha Simpson, CKYT, takes children on a journey of exploration through the body and word. Narrated folktales from around the world interpreted through yoga, present children a way to connect and discover their inner world of creativity, bodies and imagination. Children will create a simple craft based on the stories.
This open needlework get-together is open to the public. Get information on needlework and partake in some fabric arts. Bring your own project and supplies and work and chat. Meets Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tales for Tots
For kids 18 months to 3-and-a-half years. Simple picture books, finger plays and songs encourage language development and instill a love of stories in children who are learning to talk. This 20-minute activity meets on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. in the Children’s Room. Contact the Children’s Reference Desk at 231-3162 for more information.
Teen Animation Workshop Part 3
The Rye Free Reading Room invites teens to register for a three-part Teen Animation Workshop taught by Westchester artist Susan Darwin on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The sessions will include an overview of animation and instruction in the medium of cut-up magazines and images to create “Monty Python-esque” films.
Participants may bring their own images—photos, magazines, posters and newspapers—ready to cut up or select from a supply of images brought by the instructor. Everything else will be provided, but teens should bring a smartphone or digital camera to test out their animations. To get the most out of the workshop, it is necessary to attend all three sessions. Space is limited. Please pre-register via the event description at ryelibrary.org. This series is sponsored by the Auxiliary Board of the Rye Free Reading Room.
Science Fun Club at the Rye library
Science teacher Johnda Ferrari is conducting a Summer Science Fun Club for children entering third through fifth grade at the Rye Free Reading Room. Visit ryelibrary.org for specific information about each session and to sign up. Pre-registration is required and opens a week in advance of the program. The Westchester Children’s Museum will be at the library to conduct its own series of science programs. The session begins at 4 p.m. and will last approximately an hour in the Meeting Room. For grades three to five.
On Friday, Aug. 21, “DNA Detectives” will be the theme. Lab coats, goggles and lab equipment will be provided as kids are guided through the scientific method of extracting DNA strands from strawberry cells. Pre-registration is required for this event. Registration begins Friday, Aug. 14.
Rockin’ Readers Book Chats
The Rye Free Reading Room invites students entering second and third grade to read and talk about “Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog” by Luis Carlos Montalvan on Saturday, Aug. 22.
The Rockin’ Readers Book Chats, led by the children’s librarian, begin at 3 p.m. and include a discussion, games and refreshments. To participate, sign up online at ryelibrary.org. Go to “Programs and Events,” choose the event and click on the “Register” button. Then pick up copies of the books in the Children’s Room.
For more information, call 231-3162.
‘Every Hero Has a Story’ Ice Cream Party Grand Finale
Participants in the Rye Free Reading Room’s “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program are invited to celebrate their achievements with a Grand Finale at the library on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. The evening will include a “Name That Tune” competition with musical performer Graham Clarke, the awarding of reading certificates and “special prizes,” a raffle and ice cream sundaes with lots of toppings. The event is for Rye Library Summer Reading Program participants only and pre-registration is required to attend. Sign up under the event description at ryelibrary.org, beginning Aug. 13. For more information, call 231-3162.
The Rye Storytellers’ Guild meets at the Rye Free Reading Room one Tuesday evening a month at 6 p.m. to share traditional and personal tales and trade tips on storytelling techniques. On Sept. 1, the group will tell stories about “School Days or Autumn’s Ways.” Listeners, as well as tellers, are always welcome to join the Guild members at their meetings. To learn more, contact Angela at Booksamc@aol.com. For further information, contact Meg Stackpole at 967-0480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broadway! 16 Bar Cut Camp
Camp will take place from Monday, Aug. 17 through Friday, Aug. 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for children ages 10 to 13. Performers will learn essential audition tools and techniques, including how to choose the correct 16-32 bar cut to present the best audition ever. Performers will get the opportunity to work with a professional music director and participate in master classes presented by Broadway performers. Camp will conclude with a showcase performance on Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. at Wainwright House. Camp fees are $245 for members and $298 for non-members. Registration is required at wainwright.org.
Kingdom of a Camp
Camp will take place from Monday, Aug. 17 through Friday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for children 6 to 9. This music-and-arts-based, prince and princess-themed camp will begin with a music and movement class. The royal staff will help the princes and princesses make their own crowns, activity books and will enjoy royalty-themed movies during their snack break. Camp will conclude with a short presentation and an official crowning ceremony. No performance or artistic experience necessary. Camp fees are $245 for members and $298 for non-members. Registration is required at
Health and Wellness Expo
Sample some of the 70+ classes offered this fall. Five dollar mini classes in creativity, yoga and movement spirituality, health, wellness, and the environment. There will be shop holistic vendors and practitioners in reflexology, astrology, chakra, homeopathy and psychic/medium available for appointments.
Free keynote speaker and music performance by Taikasin Ghosthorse. The expo will take place on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch by Butler Bros. Register at wainwright.org
Rye Youth Soccer fall 2015 registration
Rye Youth Soccer will now be accepting online applications for fall intramural teams for coaches, as well as girls and boys grades K through 5. The season will begin on Saturday, Sept. 19 and runs until Saturday, Nov. 14. Complete details on dates and times of the program can be found on Rye Youth Soccer’s website, ryeyouthsoccer.org, under the “Intramural” link on the left side of the home page. For more information, contact registrar Patti Adimari at email@example.com or 967-5273. Scholarships are available upon request.
Change of location notice
SPRYE is excited to announce its move into expanded office space at 1 Gateway Plaza in Port Chester. its new office is centrally located within the area it serves—Harrison, Port Chester, Rye and Rye Brook. It looks forward to serving a growing number of older adults as it enter its fifth year of operation.
SPRYE is grateful to the Osborn Retirement Community for their donation of office space over the last four years. Their generosity was key to growth and sustainability.
Prospective members and volunteers can
call 481-5706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRYE’s mailing address: P.O. Box 748,
Rye, N.Y. 10580
On Saturday, Aug. 22, the Read Wildlife Sanctuary at Playland Park will be holding an event called “Insect Walk: Who’s Out There and What Are They Doing?” from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Find out about these vital creatures as you scout for them at the preserve. Call 967-8720 for more information.
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