HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING
The Rowley Library will be closed on Monday April 21st for the Patriot's Day Holiday
Beekeeping 101 for kids Tuesday, April 22 from 3-4 p.m.*
Rowley residents Isabella and Sophia Lesinski have been assisting their parents with beekeeping since they were toddlers. As part of the Rowley Reads 2014 Program, the junior beekeepers will share information about these very important pollinators, allow you to take a look at life as a bee, and show you some of the products generated from their beehives. Kids can also take part in a bee-related craft. Come visit the junior beekeepers on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 3-4pm at the Rowley Public Library at 141 Main Street.
Beekeeping 101 for adults Tuesday, April 22 from 7-8 p.m.*
Come explore the hobby of beekeeping during an informal question and answer presentation with a Rowley beekeeper. As part of the Rowley Reads 2014 Program, the hobbyist will share more than 12 years of experience with participants. Get the latest information about these very important pollinators, and see some of the equipment used and products generated from their beehives. Interested in starting your own hive? Find out how to get started on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 7-8pm at the Rowley Public Library at 141 Main Street.
Apple cooking demonstration on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m.*
Join us at Grange Hall for an evening of food and fun as we celebrate “Apples in April” with Chef Carolyn Grieco. Our evening will include a cooking demonstration featuring signature New England apple recipes, with delicious samples and printed recipes to be enjoyed by all. Grange Hall is located at 29 Central St. in Rowley. Space is limited. To sign up, call the Rowley Public Library at 978-948-2850.
Memoir writing workshop begins Saturday, April 26 at 3 p.m.*
Everyone has a story. It’s getting it onto paper that’s the hard part! Join Isabell VanMerlin, a long-time faculty member of the Newburyport Lifelong Learning Lyceum, as she walks us through the first steps of putting our lives on paper. The workshop includes three sessions: Saturday, April 26, May 10, and May 17 from 3-5 p.m. Space is limited for this free series. To sign up, call the Rowley Public Library at 978-948-2850.
*All Rowley Reads programs are supported with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, with additional support from the Friends of the Rowley Library
Rowley Reads 2014
The Rowley Public Library is encouraging everyone in our community to come together and read “The Orchard,” by the late Ipswich resident Adele Crockett Robertson. It is a memoir of the year she spent running her family’s apple orchard on Argilla Road during the Great Depression. Copies are available at the library and at the Council on Aging, or can be reserved by visiting rowley.mvlc.org. This program is supported with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, with support from the Friends of the Rowley Library. Visit the Rowley Reads website to see the schedule of events. Highlights include:
- Movie Mondays, featuring films set during the Great Depression
- Special story times with Miss Jenny
- Beekeeping programs for children and adults with the Lesinski family, Rowley beekeepers
- Book discussions with local author Holly Robinson, at the Library and at the Council on Aging
- Memoir writing workshop with Isabell VanMerlin
- Talk and wine tasting with Bob Merry, at the Mill River Winery (call 978-948-2850 to register)
- "Apples in April" with Chef Carolyn Grieco, recipe demonstration and samples, at the Grange Hall (Registration required)
- Special children's movie during April vacation week
- Tour of Russell Orchards with cider & cider donuts (Registration required)
- Jazz Brunch featuring the Keith Augeri Trio
Genealogy club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. Next meeting: May12
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on February 10 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.
Mango Languages now available!
Click here to try our new language learning software. Over 40 languages offered, plus 16 English language learning courses.
Winter/Spring Story Time Begins 1/13/14
Designed for families - Stories and activities are most appropriate for children birth to age 7. Caregivers must be in the program room or close by during the story time. More Info >>
NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO STORY TIME PROGRAMS THE WEEKS OF 4/14 or 4/21
Loom Bracelet drop in classes
On the 2nd Thursday of each month, in the children's room
Adult Yoga Class starts January 8
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Community Room
Maura Mastrogiovanni, certified yoga instructor, will be back to teach the adult yoga classes on Wednesday evenings this fall from 5:30-7 pm, sponsored by the Friends of the Rowley Library. Classes are $12 each or $10 for Friends members. All fitness levels are welcome - bring a mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothes. Students will practice a combination of stretches, backbends, twists, balancing postures and inversions, followed by an optional group meditation. Drop in for one or all, no registration required.
*if travel/weather is questionable, call 978-948-2850 to find out if class will be held
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 >>
Book Donation Day – April 26th
The Friends of the Rowley Public Library are getting ready for the Annual Book and Bake Sale. We’ll be accepting donations of gently used Books, DVDs, and CDs on two Saturday mornings: March 22nd and April 26th from 9:00am until noon. Donations may be dropped off in the Library Meeting Room.
We accept: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Art, Gardening, How-To, Cookbooks, Hardcover, Paperback, Children’s Books including picture books, Young Adult titles, DVDs and CDs in their original boxes. No textbooks, encyclopedias, digests, magazines or VHS tapes please!
Don’t forget to Save the Date for the Friends of the Rowley Library Book and Bake Sale which will be held on Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th at the Rowley Public Library, rain or shine. The sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Rowley Public Library and all proceeds benefit the Library.
For more information or to volunteer for these events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Pam Jacobson, Library Director, at 978-948-2850.
Art Contest Entries on Display
This month the Rowley Public Library is hosting art created by local students from Pine Grove School as part of the annual Doodle 4 Google contest. Every year Google invites K-12 students across the United States to redesign their homepage logo. The theme this year is “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place. . .” The contest entries will be on exhibit in our lobby and children’s room through the month of April. Vote for your favorite online after April 29 at www.google.com/doodle4google. The Rowley Public Library, 141 Main Street in Rowley, is fully accessible. For more information, call 978-948-2850.
Change in Monday's story time schedule
Monday story time for ages 0-5 will now be held from 11 - 11:30 am, starting March 3.
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 >
Rowley Book Club to meet Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m.
This month, the Rowley Library Book Club has chosen Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Through six separate, interwoven narratives that jump through time, themes of enslavement, the constant rewriting of the past, and the tenacity of the human spirit play out. Pick up your copy today or reserve at rowley.mvlc.org, then join our friendly group on Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main Street, for a discussion. For more information, call the library at 978-948-2850.
New Museum Passes at the Rowley Library
Discount pass to the Wenham Museum is new! Located on Boston’s historic North Shore, the Wenham Museum celebrates the treasures of childhood and New England family life. Their collection includes a model train gallery, a world-renowned doll and toy collection, a hands-on Family Discovery Gallery, and the 17th century Claflin-Richards-Gerrish house. The pass admits 4 people at half price. And don’t forget our other passes: the Museum of Science, the Peabody-Essex Museum, Zoo New England, Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Children’s Museum, and the Massachusetts State Park pass. Stop by the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main Street, to reserve one of these passes for free, or call us at 978-948-2850.
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 >>