HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING
Children's Room Fall Programs Begin 9/22/2014
Special Kickoff Event on Wed. September 17th @ 10:30 AM:
Big Ryan's Tall Tales
Story Times on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Tuesdays : Stories and Songs (ages 18 mos. - 3yrs.) 10:30AM – 11:00 AM
Wednesdays : Babies and Toddlers (ages 0 – 3 yrs.) 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Family Story Time with craft (Preschool ages) 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Yoga for kids (all ages) 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Older Kids Club for Grades 2 and up*
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Afterschool Club for K – grade 1 *
*These programs are new this year; please call the library for details or if you have questions. Sign up is encouraged.
Look for programming changes/special events on the dates below:
Oct. 13, Oct. 22, Nov. 11, Nov. 24-28, Dec. 17-18, Dec. 22-31
Rowley Library Book Club to meet Oct. 2nd.
Join the Rowley Library Book Club in reading Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, then come to the Rowley Library on Thursday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. to share what you think. Funny, romantic, and heart-breaking, this novel follows actors and writers from the picturesque Italian coast in the 1950s and on to glamorous Hollywood through 50 years of ups and downs, successes and failures. Pick up your copy today or reserve at rowley.mvlc.org
A Day in the Life of Rowley
Celebrate all things Rowley with your neighbors on August 24, 2014. What will you do? Whatever you do—share your photographs on Flickr to help create a complete picture of a typical Rowley Sunday.
Join Flickr then search groups for Rowley 375
Join the group and share your photos!
This event is part of the Rowley 375 Celebration. Get more info and the schedule of events by visiting http://rowley375.wordpress.com/
Adult Yoga Fall Session to start September 10
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Community Room
Maura Mastrogiovanni returns to teach this long-standing yoga class every Wednesday evening from 5:30 - 7. New students of all fitness levels are welcome any time, no registration is required. Yoga is a great way to practice mindfulness and reduce stress, while improving balance, flexibility and strength. Classes are $12 each or $10 for members of the Friends of the Rowley Library.
Genealogy club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. Next meeting: October 13
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on October 13 in the Local History Room for the first meeting of a Genealogy Club, where like-minded researchers can make use of the Library's resources, share ideas, and make progress on family stories. No experience necessary. No expert on hand, but those who have been working on this for a while will help you get started.
ROWLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS DISCOVERY KITS
The Rowley Public Library won an important grant in the amount of $7,500 from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. The funds will be used to develop Discovery Kits to assist educators at the middle and elementary schools, homeschooling families and lifelong learners in our service community. More Info >>
||Fun at Local Museums!
Museum Pass collection expanded
Thanks to the Friends of the Rowley Library, the Rowley Cultural Council, and a private donation, the library has the opportunity to purchase more museum memberships, allowing our patrons to reserve and borrow passes for discounted admission to the area's cultural organizations. Now available: Museum of Science, Peabody Essex Museum, Zoo New England - good at both the Stone Zoo and the Franklin Park Zoo More Info >>
There will be no adult yoga class October 1, 2014
Poster Display on the Legacy of Bread & Roses
For September, the Rowley Public Library is hosting a poster collection by Stephen Lewis celebrating the history of the labor movement, highlighted by the Bread and Roses strike in 1912. Lewis is a long-time activist in the labor movement and has exhibited at a number of libraries and several state Heritage parks. The posters will be on exhibit through the month of September. Learn more about our heritage through art!
Rowley Public Library to expand hours
Starting July 1 open hours will include Tuesday mornings. The complete schedule will be :
Friday : closed
Sunday : closed
Museum Passes for discounted admission
Call 978-948-2850 to check availability of our passes before your next visit to local cultural attractions: the Museum of Science, the Peabody-Essex Museum, Zoo New England, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Children’s Museum, the Wenham Museum, and the Massachusetts State Parks parking pass.
Library Board of Trustees releases 2015-2020 Strategic Plan
Download the plan here
freegal music subscription added to library offerings
The Rowley Public Library has joined Library Ideas™’ network of Public Library websites that offer access to over 3 million songs including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.You'll need your library bar code to start browsing and download 5 songs per week.More Info >
Mango Languages now available!
Click here to try our new language learning software. Over 40 languages offered, plus 16 English language learning courses.
New Database of Electronic Resources
The Library now subscribes to ProQuest Safari Books Online, a collection of thousands of technology how-to books and manuals. Click here to start searching this online reference collection. You will be prompted to enter your library bar code and PIN. Call 978-948-2850 if you don't know your PIN.
Library Collecting for Rowley Food Pantry
Help your neighbors out this winter by donating non-perishable food (please check the expiration date) as well as personal hygiene items and household cleaning products and paper goods.
Free Downloadable Audio Books and eBooks Now Available!
Now you can check out and download audiobooks and ebooks in the comfort of your own home at any time!More Info >>