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Understanding Social Security
If you think you will retire someday, plan now! Sieglinde Aigner-Crooks, a Certified Financial Planner with Flagship Harbor Advisors, will give a FREE seminar on Social Security on Tuesday, September 22, at 7pm. She will focus on when and how to file for Social Security to maximize your retirement income. Your choices can make a big difference! Topics to be covered include: electing your benefits - early vs. late; working while collecting benefits; tax considerations; and figuring in your spouse's benefits. There is no assurance that the techniques and strategies discussed are suitable for all individual or will yield positive outcomes. More Info >>

Rowley Book Club to meet Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m.
The Rowley Book Club will kick off their fall season by reading Mrs. Jack by Louise Hall Tharp, a biography of Isabella Stewart Gardner, one of the most colorful women in Boston history. She was a legend in her own lifetime, a daring trend-setter who socialized with the movers and shakers of her generation. When she died, she left us one of the most beautiful museums in the world. Read her story, then join us for a discussion on Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m.

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.

Genealogy club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. Next meeting: September 14
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on September 14 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.

Fun at Local Museums Image 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 mission of the Rowley Public Library is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life for all people in the community by providing a welcoming community center where people of all ages and walks of life can come together for social, cultural and educational experiences, and by providing informational and recreational resources for community members’ enlightenment and enjoyment.
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The children’s room will sponsor age appropriate events to encourage and foster literacy in our younger patrons, including story times, learning opportunities such as workshops and crafts, and a summer reading program. More Info >>
- Use your library card to access full text of newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals. More Info >>
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