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Getting Started in Genealogy: Finding Your New England Roots
Saturday, June 6, 1 pm, Community Room
A one-time "Getting Started" program, for the benefit of those wishing to learn more about their New England roots, will be facilitated by Ashley Adams of the Tewksbury Public Library. Discussion will include the importance of starting in the present and working back, documenting resources, where to find facts and proof to take you back another generation, and what forms and resources are available to support your research. This program is free to the public through a grant from the Tenney Family Association, but attendance is limited to 25 participants. Call 978-948-2850 to register or for more information.
Horses on display at Rowley Public Library
Rowley resident Sadie Woodward is sharing her love of horses and photography with the community at the Rowley Public Library during the month of May. Her collection includes photos she’s taken of horses in the North Shore area, as well as models she’s collected over the years.
The The Rowley Public Library is participating in the Commonwealth eBook Collections. Click here to get started, or call 978-948-2850 for more information. This is a new statewide program in addition to our OverDrive ebook subscription through the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. There are currently over 177,000 titles in the collections.
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For children & families:
* Story times on Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon
* Yoga with Lisa @ 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays
* Older Kids Club for grades 2 and up on Mondays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
* After School Club on Thursdays for kindergarten and first grade from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; registration is encouraged. Each week we will be reading a story and doing a craft.
*April 15 and 29 from 3:30-4:30: Board Games for Preschool and Kindergarten. Older and/or younger siblings are welcome. This is a program for parents and children. Call the library for details.
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!
Adult Yoga continues each Wednesday evening
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: June 8
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on June 8 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 >>
The Rowley Public Library will be closed on Monday May 25 for the Memorial Day holiday.
New England Wildlife with Bill Gette
Join us on Thursday, June 18 at 7pm as Bill Gette, Sanctuary Director of Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport, leads us on a photographic tour through various New England habitats and shows us the plants and animals typical of each. Bill will also review aids to field identification, explain the interrelationships among the many organisms, and discuss behavioral characteristics. This program is being offered free of charge by Mass Audubon in recognition of the support that the Town of Rowley provided to Mass Audubon when they purchased the land that is now the Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Rowley.
Philippines: One year after Typhoon Yolanda - Hope and Transformation
Join us on Tuesday, June 23 at 7 pm as Dr. Helen Noble will show the work of Resources for Philippine Rural Community Corporation (RPRCC), an NGO that began on the North Shore in November 2014 right before the typhoon.
Come and hear this amazing story.
Rowley Book Club meets June 4
For June the Rowley Library Book Club is reading the classic A Tree grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. June's discussion will take place on Thursday, June 4 at 6:30 pm.
Thank you to the Friends of the Rowley Library for their sponsorship of Rowley Reads 2015. Thanks also to all who participated in Rowley Reads events. Visit http://rowleyreads.x10host.com/ and click on "Videos and Multimedia" to view events that you missed, thanks to Rowley Community Media.
Rowley Reads Grand Prize Winner
Karen Herrick, center, Treasurer of the Friends of the Rowley Public Library, presents the 2015 Rowley Reads Grand Prize, a Cape Ann Whale Watch for four, to winner Sue Bailey, as Library Director Pamela Jacobson looks on.
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. Museum passes are sponsored by the Friends of the Rowley Public Library, The Rowley Cultural Council, and an anonymous donation.
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
Display your collection at the library!
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 >>
The Rowley Public Library is looking for collectors and enthusiasts who want to share what they love with the community. Do you collect salt shakers, Christmas angels, greeting cards? We have a display case for that! Are you part of a club, like the local genealogy club or a cribbage group? Help us educate the community by doing an informational display in our display case. The display case is available for a month at a time, and we still have slots open for 2015. For more information, call Amy Roderick at 978-948-2850 at the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main Street in Rowley.