Community Briefs

Rye library events
“From Century One to the
Next Chapter” exhibit
“From Century One to the Next Chapter,” an exhibit of photographs, artifacts and documents chronicling the library building’s first 100 years of service will be on display at the Rye Free Reading Room from Sept. 20 to Sept. 27. Please join the library in celebrating its centennial with a visit to this interesting exhibit and by attending other upcoming events commemorating the building’s 1913 opening.
Call 914-231-3161 or go to for more information.
Spin a yarn
Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Join area knitters for a weekly handwork circle.
Like to spin, knit, crochet, embroider, needlepoint, rug hook or do other handwork? The Spin a Yarn group of congenial crafters might be just right for you. Work on your project, meet new friends, chat about techniques and browse our craft books.
Free reading with Freading
Download e-books to read on your computer or transfer to a portable device using Freading, a service provided by the library. It currently provides access to about 22,000 titles from more than 100 publishers and new titles are added regularly.

Rye Historical Society announces
World War II film series
The Rye Historical Society is pleased to announce a three-part WWII film series in connection with its current exhibit “Rye In World War II.” The showings will take place on three consecutive Sundays in September from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Square House Museum at 1 Purchase St. in Rye.
Hosting the series will be Ted M. Levine, longtime Rye resident and film instructor at Iona College.
Sept. 22: “Sands of Iwo Jima”
Sheri Jordan, director of the Rye Historical Society, will discuss the role of women in the war effort.
Sept. 29: “Lifeboat”
Host Ted Levine will speak about what was happening on the home front.
The program cost is $5 for each showing or $10 for the 3-part series payable at the door. Admission is free to all veterans and active military service personnel. Seating is limited so pre-registration is recommended. Call the Rye Historical Society at 914-967-7588 for reservations.
The Square House Museum, located at 1 Purchase St. in Rye is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 914-967-7588 or visit our website
Jay Heritage Center events
JHC will host Jay Day, its annual fall family festival on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. celebrating American culture and traditions. Highlights include performances by storyteller Jonathan Kruk as John Jay, re-enacting his important role as a spymaster for George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Kids will also see an authentic British broad arrow, learn about geocaching and solving secret codes.
Master Falconer Jim Eyring from Pace University’s Environmental Center will bring his birds of prey and explain the delicate dynamics of birds and habitats.
Other activities and entertainment include music by the Hudson River Ramblers, face-painting, pony rides, and costumed tours of the Jay Mansion.
Rye Arts Center events
Pre-K creative kids, extend your
pre-k day at the RAC
Beginning fall 2013, weeks of Sept. 20 to May 12.
The Rye Arts Center is proud to offer preschool students the chance to spend a morning or afternoon exploring the arts. Create a well-balanced, extended day for your child by having the RAC staff walk them to and from their local participating school. Upon arriving at The Rye Arts Center, students will participate in classes in our Performing Arts Room, gallery, children’s art studio, ceramics studio and dance studio.
Please contact the RAC to inquire about registering for the program. An information packet is available which provides full detail on the program.

Monday/Friday mornings: 9:15 a.m. to noon.
Tuesday/Wednesday afternoons: 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Rising artists program for
teens at the Rye Arts Center
The Rye Arts Center’s brand new program for teens this fall, specially designed to mentor teens interested in exploring careers in creative fields. The program, aka R.A.P. @ RAC, is designed to expose teens to careers in fields such as advertising, digital animation, filmmaking, journalism, publishing, media arts, photography, fashion, illustration, music, performing arts and more. The semester-long program will include access to guest speakers plus hands-on studio time in The RAC’s painting, ceramics, and digital arts studios as well as the darkroom, one of only a few still available in the area, where photos are developed using traditional methods.

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