HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING
Greg and Axel Wednesday August 5 @ 10:30
Vehicle Night will be Thursday, August 6, at 6:30 pm.
You are invited to Every Hero Has a Story
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on entering the Cookoff, including official rules and entry forms can be found by clicking here
Summer art display at Rowley Public Library
Rowley resident Jodi Scolamiero will be exhibiting her acrylic paintings this July and August at the Rowley Public Library. Currently the owner of A Space to Create, bringing the fun of creating to any event from children's birthday parties to adult paint nights, Jodi is passionate about sharing her belief that anyone has the ability to find joy in the process of creating. She has shared these lessons of creativity with preschoolers all the way up to grandparents. Jodi's displayed works represent her paintings that are available for paint nights as well as her own personal collection. Please visit Jodi's web site aspace2create.com to learn more.
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.
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!
Genealogy club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. Next meeting: August 10
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on August 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.
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 >>
"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.
Escape the Ordinary with the Rowley Library Adult Summer Reading program
The Rowley Library annual Adult Summer Reading program "Escape the Ordinary" will run from June 15 to August 15 this year. For each book you read, you will be entered into our multiple prize drawings, including gift certificates, reading journals, and more! In addition, for each book you read through August 15, you get to vote on the local charity you want the Friends to donate to this year. Additional donations for those charities are also being accepted.
Special thanks goes to the Friends of the Rowley Public Library for their support.
Special Soulful Yoga
Instructors from the Buddhaful Souls Yoga Studio in Rowley will teach the Library Yoga Class this summer. Buddhaful Souls Yoga Studio strives to create a safe, light-hearted environment in which to explore the body, mind, heart & soul. We celebrate peace, joy and friendship.
Classes meet each Wednesday from July 8 to August 26 from 5:30 to 7 pm in the Rowley Library Community Room, 141 Main St. New students of all fitness levels are welcome any time. Classes are $10 for Friends of the Rowley Library members and $12 for others.
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.