What’s Going On in Rye 12-20-13

Rye library events
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.

School break activities at the Rye library

The Rye Free Reading Room has planned several fun activities to entertain children during the holiday school break. On Monday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m., children age 4 and up are invited to make edible gingerbread houses with librarian Jess Centuori and her mom. Programs about the art and science of rainbows will be presented by artist Susan Ordahl for children age 5 to 7 on Thursday, Dec. 26, at 2 p.m. and for children age 8 to 11 on Friday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. Pre-registration is required for these special programs in person at the library or by phone at 914-231-3162. No registration is necessary to see the movie “Arthur Christmas” on Friday, Dec. 27, at 3:30 p.m. or to come to preschool stories and crafts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28. Visit the library’s website at www.ryelibrary.org for more information about these programs and other regularly scheduled story hours for children. For further information, contact: Meg Stackpole, 914-967-0480, e-mail: mstackpole@ryelibrary.org.

Teen movie at the Rye library

In 1968, four gutsy Australian aboriginal women become unlikely stars by singing for the troops in Vietnam with the help of an R&B loving musician. The Rye Free Reading Room invites teens to see The Sapphires, rated PG-13, the film inspired by this true story, on Thursday, Jan. 2, at 3 p.m. Chris O’Dowd and Deborah Mailman star. For more information, visit wwwryelibrary.org or call 914-231-3172.

Art exhibit at the library

“Raising the bar,” an exhibit of works in pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, watercolor and watercolor on plaster/paper by Kent Iarocci will be on display at the Rye Free Reading Room from Jan. 3 through Jan. 23. An opening reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4. Kent Iarocci, who is an award-winning writer, author, artist and poet, traces the genesis of this exhibit back 22 years to when he first became inspired.

For more information, go to www.ryelibrary.org or call 914-231-3161.

Book group discussions at the Rye library

The Rye Free Reading Room book groups have announced the reading selections for their next meetings. The Thursday afternoon group’s book for its meeting on Jan. 2 at 1:15 pm is “Secrets of Mary Bowser” by Lois Leveen. The Friday book café title for its session on Jan. 3 at 9:30 am is “Flora” by Gail Godwin. Please call the library at 914- 231-3161 for this meeting’s offsite location. Copies of the books are available at the circulation desk, and everyone is welcome to join the discussions.

Storytelling Guild meets at the Rye library

Join adult story lovers at monthly meetings to share traditional and personal tales and trade tips on storytelling techniques. The Rye Storytellers’ Guild meets at the Rye library on the first Tuesday evening of the month at 6 p.m. Each meeting is loosely arranged around a theme which, on Jan. 7, will be “Warming Stories for a Cold Winter Night.” Listeners, as well as tellers, are always welcome.

For more information, call 914-231-3161 or visit www.ryelibrary.org.

Rye library holiday closings

The Rye Free Reading Room wishes everyone one a joyous holiday season and a happy 2014. The library will be closed all day on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24 and 25, and Wednesday, Jan. 1. On Tuesday, Dec. 31, the library will close at 4 p.m.

Wainwright joins with Mannes College for salon music series

What could be more wonderful than the classic elegance of Wainwright House for an evening of classical music? Announcing The Mannes Music Salon Series at Wainwright featuring the gifted young artists of The Mannes College New School for Music with Artistic Director Pavlina Dokovska.

Starting this December, Wainwright House and Mannes College will offer a series of four classical music programs, each to be followed by a reception where guests will be able to meet and spend time with the artists. The dates of the salon series are Jan. 18, 2014, March 1, 2014 and March 29, 2014. The evening program will begin at 8 p.m. followed by a reception with the artists. Tickets are $30 per salon or $100 for the series of four.

Each of the salons will offer four individual programs and will include two evenings of piano and two evenings of chamber music. The series will be led by Artistic Director Pavlina Dokovska. Each evening will present pre-concert remarks, deepening the audience understanding and appreciation of the works performed.

Founded in 1916, Manhattan’s Mannes College The New School of Music trains and nurtures classical musicians of all ages. Mannes College is a division of The New School, an intellectually rich and dynamic institution renowned for its excellence, diversity and integrity.

Wainwright House is the oldest non-profit, non-sectarian holistic educational and learning centers in the United States.

The salon series will be concluded with a grand finale evening on April 26, 2014.

Do not miss your chance to hear world-class performances by the future stars in classical music. For reservations, call Wainwright House at 914-967-6080 or visit their website www.wainwright.org. Seating is limited.

Rye Arts Center events
The Winter Guide is now online

Sign up now for new classes in Minecraft, Lego engineering, creative building, architecture, siege machine, and LittleBits Maker Maniacs. All in addition to photography, ceramics, music lessons and more. Don’t miss out. Sign up now.

Member exhibit in the gallery

Dec. 5 to Jan 11. Come see works created by members of the RAC. Bring family and friends and be inspired by local artists right here in our community.

Half Day for Half Pints

New session starts Jan 6. Sign up now for this popular pre-school creative arts program that offers a well-balanced morning or afternoon at the RAC. Pre-schoolers experiment and explore their creative talents in our gallery, performing arts room, children’s studio and ceramics studio. This program is one of most popular‑don’t miss out. Register today.

“Full Steam Ahead:
The Maker Movement Comes to Rye.”

Save the date. Jan. 11 at the RAC. Free workshops and demos featuring 3D printing, MakeyMakey Piano, Scratch music making, and LittleBits, create works of art powered by science. Enjoy a free concert and exhibit by RAC instructors.

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