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Rye library eventsRye-Library
“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. 13 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 seriesRye-Historical-Society
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. A guest speaker will introduce each film with brief remarks about the military front, women in the war, and undertakings on the home front. World War II vintage-style refreshments will be served at each showing.

Sept.15: “Run Silent, Run Deep”
John Carolin, Rye resident and former chairman of the Rye Planning Commission, will recount his personal experience on the military front in North Africa.

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

Rye Arts Center eventsRye-Arts-Center
Pre-K creative kids, extend your pre-k day at the RAC
Beginning fall 2013, Weeks of Sept. 16 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.

Painters on Location
Join The Rye Arts Center to celebrate the scenic beauty of Rye as we bring more than 40 professional artists together for a one-day paint-out. Painters create picturesque landscapes during the day. Meet the artists and bid on the wet masterpieces in a live auction that evening, Sept. 28.

Tweens and teens programs for the 21st century artist
Enrollment is open for three new programs to stimulate creative thinking in 21st century design and building, all set in small group settings. Classes begin Sept. 23.

Siege Machines and Medieval Fortresses: Create miniature replicas of medieval siege machines and fortresses.

Friday Evening Arts: Interact and explore art through painting, drawing, creative building, Minecraft and more.

Lego engineering: Combine Lego mechanics to learn the concepts of balance, friction, kinetic energy and more. Call 914-967-0700 or visit us on the web at

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