HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING
The Rowley Library will be closed on Monday September 7 for the Labor Day Holiday.
This year the Friends of the Rowley Library will host Rowley's 12th "Some Like it Hot!" Chili Cookoff on September 26, 2015 - on the Town Common, 2:00 p.m. until dusk! After the winter we've just had, we all just want to be outside with friends and family, enjoying great chili under the tent and, of course, rockin' live music and a libation from Ipswich Ale's Vintage Tapmobile. Mark your calendars (rain date September 27th). If you're interested in cooking for volunteering on the Cookoff Crew, please drop us a line to email@example.com.
Information on entering the Cookoff, including official rules and entry forms can be found by clicking here
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.
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 >>
Fall story time schedule announced
New programs include a monthly family movie night on Thursdays and a cooking club on Tuesdays for children in grades 3 and up. Click here for more information.
Adult fall yoga classes start September 9
Hatha Yoga class are offered weekly at the Rowley Public Library.
Students are led through a series of stretches, strengthening and balancing postures, twists and inversions by certified yoga instructor Maura Mastrogiovanni. No registration is required, and all fitness levels are welcome. Bring a mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothes. Class meets every Wednesday evening from 5:30-7 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, cost for students is $12 or $10 for Friends members. Call 978-948-2850 for more information.
"Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number. Freegal offers access to about 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000+ labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries." Rowley patrons may download 5 songs per week (to keep!) and stream 3 hours per day.
Attention Baseball Fans!
Once again the Friends of the Rowley Public Library have stepped up to the plate to offer free coupons for discount tickets to every Lowell Spinners home game this season! Each coupon is good for 50% off up to six tickets per game starting at $3.50 each and may be redeemed at the box office in advance. Don’t miss the fun! Call now to reserve yours!
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
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.