Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Lego Club Afternoon!
4:00 PM -
Lego Club with Mr. Wicker meets the first Wednesday of every month. We have the Legos; you bring your imagination!




Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Richard Rubin: The Last of the Doughboys
6:00 PM -


To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I, author Richard Rubin will be at the library to talk about his book, Last of the Doughboys.

"In 2003, Rubin sought to find the last living veterans of the Great War. He eventually found dozens, aged 101 to 113, and interviewed them. All are gone now. Self-reliant, humble, and stoic, they kept their stories to themselves for a lifetime, then shared them at the last possible moment, so that they, and the World War they won -- the trauma that created our modern world -- might at last be remembered."

-From author's website


Books will be available for purchase on behalf of RiverRun Bookstore.

Please register.



Thursday, June 8, 2017
Showing Up for Racial Justice Film Series
5:30 PM -
Please join us for a film screening and discussion on racism in America. This is part of a 3-event series sponsored by SURJ Southern Maine. 

This evening's film is Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequality. This film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. 

Please register for this event.


Monday, June 12, 2017
Kittery/Eliot Book Club
4:00 PM -


The Kittery/Eliot book club meets the second Monday of every month. All readers welcome! 

The group will meet in June at William Fogg Library in Eliot. The theme is World War II. You may read any book- fiction or nonfiction- fitting this theme to share with the group.



Saturday, June 17, 2017
Kittery Block Party
5:30 AM - none

Kittery Block Party returns to the Foreside! Summer reading sign-ups and other activities TBA.

The library will be open its regular Saturday hours.



Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Board Meeting
6:30 PM -
The Board of Directors meets the fourth Tuesday of every month in the lower level of the Rice building. All meetings are open to the public.

For minutes of previous meetings, click here.



Saturday, July 1, 2017
Threads of Our Lives: Maine Fiber Folk Art
5:30 AM - none
Beadwork done by Jennifer Neptune


This traveling exhibit from the Maine Folk Life Center at the University of Maine will be on display in the Rice building for the month of July. Four panels highlight the diversity and history of fiber arts statewide, particularly the textile traditions of Maine's Anglo, Indigenous, Finnish and Franco communities.



Thursday, July 6, 2017
Showing Up for Racial Justice Film Series
5:30 PM -
Please join us for a community film series and discussion on systemic racism in America, sponsored by SURJ Southern Maine.

Tonight's screening will be of The Way Home: Women Talk About Race in America.

Over the course of eight months, sixty-four women representing a cross-section of cultues came otgether to share their expericne of racism in America. Wit uncommon courage, the omwen speak their hearts and minds about resistance, lvoe, assimilation standards of beatuy, power, school experiences, and more. 


For more information on SURJ, visit http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/

Please register for this event.



Thursday, July 13, 2017
Author Visit: Diane B. Saxton
6:00 PM -
Award-winning journalist and author Diane B. Saxton will be at the library with her first novel, Peregrine Island. The book "explores the psychological mystery behind an heirloom painting and what it reveals about the contradictory relationships within a troubled family" (from author's website).

Peregrine Island is already the winner of the following awards:  
 
Please register.



Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Board Meeting
6:30 PM -
The Board of Directors meets the fourth Tuesday of every month in the lower level of the Rice building. All meetings are open to the public.

For minutes of previous meetings, click here.



Thursday, August 17, 2017
Showing Up for Racial Justice Film Series
5:30 PM -
Please join us for a community film series and discussion on systemic racism.

We will be showing White Like Me: Race, Racism, and White Privilege in America. "This film explores race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. Tim Wise offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class, and argues that our fialure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today."

For more information about SURJ, visit http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/



Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Board Meeting
6:30 PM -
The Board of Directors meets the fourth Tuesday of every month in the lower level of the Rice building. All meetings are open to the public.

For minutes of previous meetings, click here.



Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Board Meeting
6:30 PM -
The Board of Directors meets the fourth Tuesday of every month in the lower level of the Rice building. All meetings are open to the public.

For minutes of previous meetings, click here.



Thursday, October 12, 2017
Author Visit: Brunonia Barry, author of "The Lace Reader"
6:00 PM -
Visit Rice Public Library for a special author visit:  Brunonia Barry ("The Lace Reader", "The Fifth Petal",  "The Map of True Places").  Books will be available for puchase and signing.

Information on Brunonia Barry can be found here.

Space will be very limited, stay tuned for more information!



Friday, October 13, 2017
AudioBody!
6:30 PM -
Rice Public Library Presents
AudioBody

“The show was something not seen before...lights, techno-music, dance, acrobatics, juggling, comedy, robotics.  But what was most exciting was the audience.  Dozens of kids showed up for a show bristling with energy.  Lighting effects dazzled, music was electric--the audience followed every move."
(Johnson Hall)

 



Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Board Meeting
6:30 PM -
The Board of Directors meets the fourthTuesday of every month in the lower level of the Rice building. All meetings are open to the public.

For minutes of previous meetings, click here.



Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Board Meeting
6:30 PM -
The Board of Directors meets the fourth Tuesday of every month in the lower level of the Rice building. All meetings are open to the public.

For minutes of previous meetings, click here.