HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING
The Rowley Library will close for the Thanksgiving Holiday at 5 pm on Wednesday November 25 and will reopen on Saturday November 28 at 10 am.
Friends of the Rowley Library announce the Fourth Annual Holiday Basket Raffle
The Friends of the Rowley Public Library is holding its 4th ANNUAL HOLIDAY BASKET RAFFLE. Come see the beautiful baskets on display at the Rowley Public Library from November 21 to December 19. Enter to win one for yourself - or to give as a holiday gift.
Add to the fun by donating a basket (with a regular retail value of $50 or more) or gift card from your family, business, or organization. If you would like to donate, email email@example.com or call the library at 978-948-2850 for more information.More Info >>
This Week's Top Choices
The Rowley Public Library buys many thousands of new books, movies, and CDs each year. We are now offering weekly email alerts showing you the newest books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books that we purchase each week. We hope you'll enjoy hearing about the many exciting bestsellers, movies, music, and recorded books almost the very moment they arrive at the library. Whenever you spot something of interest, you'll be able to click instantly, reserve it, and check it out at your convenience. And of course, like everything else in the library, this service is free, with sponsorship from the Friends of the Rowley Public Library.
To get started and see what the emails look like, just visit www.wowbrary.org. You can quit the weekly emails any time you wish.
Rowley Book Club to meet Thursday, December3 at 6:30 p.m.
The Rowley Book Club is currently reading Family Life by Akhil Sharma. Two brothers are full of excitement and hope as they move from India to America to be with their father, only to have a tragic accident change the course of all their lives. This is a heartbreaking yet funny novel, full of dark humor. Pick up a copy of the book at the library or reserve one by clicking here, then join us for a discussion on Thursday, December 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: December 14
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on December 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 >>
Commonwealth Catalog is now live
If you can't find what you need in the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, try searching the Commonwealth Catalog. It allows you to search nine Massachusetts Library Networks and two Academic Library Catalogs at one time, with more members scheduled to come online soon.
Regular story times will not meet the weeks of November 9th, 16th and 23rd. Drop-in crafts will be available.
Click here for the schedule.
Settlers of Catan
Join us on Saturday November 28 at 1 pm for the board game Catan. We'll have some experienced players on hand to help anyone new to the game. If you already play, feel free to bring your board. Recommended for age 10 and up.
Adult yoga classes continue each Wednesday evening
No class on November 25 or December 2
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.
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.