HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING
Local man finds love of art later in life
This month the Rowley Public Library is happy to host art created by Lynn native Lee Wescott. Focused on sports and other pursuits through his early years, it wasn’t until later in life he was able to indulge his love of drawing. He has since studied at area art schools and adult education classes, focusing mainly on charcoal and colored pencil. The drawings will be on exhibit in our lobby through the month of March.
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. The Library will be hosting book discussions later this spring, as well as other events and programs on the many themes of the book, including agriculture, beekeeping, jazz, memoir writing, and local history. 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.
Genealogy club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. Next meeting: March 10
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 Days – March 22nd and 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 email@example.com, or call Pam Jacobson, Library Director, at 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 3 songs per week.More Info >
Rowley Book Club to meet Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m.
This month, the Rowley Library Book Club has chosen a memoir, The Orchard by Adele Crockett Robertson. The author, an Ipswich native, decided to struggle by herself to save the family apple orchard in the depths of the Great Depression. Plagued by loneliness, debt, broken machinery, and the New England weather, she also experiences unexpected rewards along the way. Pick up your copy today, or reserve at rowley.mvlc.org then join us on Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main Street, to share what you thought. Come see why this book group has lasted so long! 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 >>