Fall Programs at Rye Free Reading Room

Fun with Leaves; The Raconteurs; Computer Class; Lower Your Energy Bill and more coming up at the Rye Library this November.

Thanks to the Rye Free Reading room for submitting this information:

Fun with Fall Leaves Workshop at the Rye Library

The Rye Free Reading Room invites children age five and up to explore creative and fun uses for colorful fall leaves, on Saturday, November 17, at 2 p.m.  The workshop will be presented by Westchester artist Susan Ordahl who will show creative, simple, and effective ways to display and preserve nature’s own works of art.  Bring your own leaves or use ones from our supply. Pre-registration is required; sign up in the Children’s Room or call (914) 231-3162.

Computer Class

A two-session class on Using the Computer for Information and Pleasure will be given at the Rye Free Reading Room on Thursdays, November 8 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Part one will cover using Media Player for music and viewing video, downloading email pictures, and attaching files to email.  The second part will show how to set Internet Explorer for improved viewing and will introduce a number of interesting websites.  

No pre-registration is necessary to take the class, and participants are expected to attend both sessions.     

Thanksgiving Stories and Craft at the Rye Library

The Rye Free Reading Room invites children age five and up to get ready for Thanksgiving with stories and a Gobble, Gobble craft project at Fun Club on Friday, November 16, at 3:30 p.m.  

Learn How to Lower Your Energy Bills at the Rye Library

Unwasteny will present a free “Help with Your Winter Energy Bills” workshop at the Rye Free Reading Room on Thursday, November 15, at 3 p.m.  Homeowners and renters, do you know we waste 25 percent of the energy we pay for?  At the workshop you will learn about simple steps you can take to lower your energy waste (and utility bills), no-cost/low-cost energy efficiency programs and rebates, bill payment options and utility consumer protections. 

Concert at the Rye Library

The International String Trio invites music lovers to a concert at the Rye Free Reading Room on Sunday, November 11, at 3 p.m.  Founded by Russian-born guitarist and arranger Slava Tolstoy, with Japanese upright bassist Ippei Ichimaru and English violinist Ben Powell, the International String Trio has quickly won over audiences with its tight, energetic interpretations of everything from favorite folk melodies to Django Reinhardt numbers to classical string pieces by revered composers.  Hailing from three different corners of the world, but sharing a rigorous training experience at Berklee College of Music, the Trio spans jazz, world, and classical sounds with an easy-going finesse that gives even simple pop melodies great depth and lyricism.

Work by the Late Susan E. Lehman at the Rye Library

A reception will be held at the Rye Free Reading Room on Saturday, November 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. to celebrate work by the late Rye printmaker Susan E. Lehman. A member of the Mamaroneck Artists Guild for many years, she won numerous awards for colorful and abstract creations often displaying texture, movement and tension.  A selection of the artist’s monotypes and other prints will be on display at the library through November 28.

Rock Concert Movie at the Rye Library

The Rye Free Reading Room invites teens to see the concert film The Raconteurs: Live at Montreaux on Thursday, November 8, from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. White Stripes lead man Jack White formed the Raconteurs with Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence. The movie, which captures a 2008 set performed by The Raconteurs during their tour in support of their “Consolers of the Lonely” album, shows performances of sixteen tracks including “Many Shades of Black,” “Steady As She Goes” and “The Switch and the Spur.” 


For more information on any of these programs visit www.ryelibrary.org.


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