Community Briefs

Rye library events
Jewelry workshop for teens
Teens, join professional jeweler Christine Utchel to create your own colorful and fun earrings and bracelets using baubles and beads at a workshop for ages 11 and up at the Rye Free Reading Room on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Space is limited; call 914-231-3172 to register. The program is sponsored by the Auxiliary Board of the Rye Free Reading Room.

Children’s movie
The Rye Free Reading Room invites children ages five and up to see “Nim’s Island,” rated PG, on Friday, Aug. 30, at 3:30 p.m. The movie follows the exciting adventures of a young girl who lives on an isolated island with her scientist father. For more information call 914-231-3162 or go to www.ryelibrary.org.

“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. 3 to 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 www.ryelibrary.org for more information.

Computer class
The Rye Free Reading Room will offer a two-part workshop on computer basics and the Internet on Thursday, Sept. 5 and Thursday Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The class covers using the mouse, keyboarding, activating computer programs and producing a simple letter. No previous computer experience is expected, and participants are urged to attend both sessions. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Call 914-231-3161 or visit www.ryelibrary.org for more information.

Meet the author
Ron Berler, journalist and author of “Raising the Curve: A Year Inside of One of America’s 45,000 Failing Public Schools,” will be at the Rye Free Reading Room at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, to talk about his experience at Brookside Elementary School in Norwalk, Conn. sitting in on classes, strategy sessions and even faculty meetings. Meet the students, teachers and staff who, even though their school is classified as failing, never give up on themselves or one another.

Call 914-231-3161 or go to www.ryelibrary.org for more information about this important talk.

Teen craft workshop
Teens are invited to make pencil cases out of duct tape at the Rye Free Reading Room on Monday, Sept. 9, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Richela Fabian Morgan, author of “Tape It & Make It,” will provide all the materials and the inspiration to make your coolest ever school supply. Space is limited; speak to a librarian or call 914-231-3172 to sign up.

Go to www.ryelibrary.org for more information about this and other upcoming programs for teens.

Family Film
“Magic Journey to Africa,” a film about a 10-year-old girl’s visit to the Namib Desert of Africa, will be screened for families with children age five and up at the Rye Free Reading Room on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. The educational and visually dazzling fantasy adventure focuses on the many remarkable animals that live in the region. For more information, call 914-231-3162 or go www.ryelibrary.org.

Rye Arts Center events
Music Fun
Instrumental and vocal lessons: Ages 5 to adult, until Aug. 26.
Group guitar for beginners: Ages 8 to 10, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Aug. 19 and Aug. 26.

Introduction to the piano: Ages 6 to 8, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Aug. 19 and Aug. 26.

Musical theater week: Pippin
Ages 8 to12, Weeks of Aug. 12, 19 and 26.
This very popular program returns with a production of Pippin. Students learn lines, songs and choreography, and perform the play at the end of the week for friends and family.

Creative, quirky, interesting, high energy and enthusiastic teens and tweens wanted
Small group arts exploration week designed to nurture those with special sensitivities and learning styles limited to 6 students. Does this describe you or someone you love who would enjoy and benefit from a small group environment designed for fostering creative interaction, making friends and enjoying a structured arts exploration curriculum?

Ages 11 to 13: Aug. 12 to Aug. 16. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Fee: $195 non-member; $176 member.
Instructor: Gary Mack
Meet new friends and explore a curriculum that engages their creativity; painting, drawing, creative building, writing, media arts (Minecraft). As a group, students‑along with the instructor, Gary Mack‑will create a week designed to fuel creativity and promote social interaction and team building in a highly positive manner. Specially designed for students with sensory and learning sensitivities.

Pre-K creative kids, extend your
pre-k day at the RAC
Beginning fall 2013, Weeks of Sept. 16 to May 12.

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.

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