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Summer Programs at Rowley Public Library
This year the themes are “Fizz, Boom, Read!” for children, “Spark A Reaction!” for teens and “Literary Elements” for adults. Children, teens and adults can earn exciting prizes for reading. Since we have a science based theme this year, we are encouraging all participants to take this opportunity to explore some of the wonderful science books (both fiction and non-fiction) which we will have on display.
We have a host of great programs planned for children and teens including weekly workshops/performances on Wednesdays, weekly Lego club, book clubs and children’s yoga.
Two special programs for teens are planned: Drawing Superheroes and Hunger Games. In addition, we will be having special teen programs every Thursday evening. Download the calendar here.
Adult Summer Reading program
The Rowley Library is happy to announce the kickoff of their Adult Summer Reading program – Literary Elements - on Wednesday, June 25. The first 60 people who sign up will get a prize. For each book you read, enter our weekly prize drawings. All entrants will be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing on August 13 – an eBook reader! In addition, for each book you read, the Friends of the Library will donate $1 to the Rowley Food Pantry – a win for everyone!
Special thanks goes to Friends of the Rowley Public Library for their donation of the eBook reader.
Special Summer Yoga Session starts July 9
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Community Room
Join us for a yoga class every Wednesday evening this summer 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. No registration required.
Our guest teacher for the summer, Elissa Shoreman,
is the owner / founder of Buddhaful Souls Yoga Studio here in Rowley. She states:
"I am so grateful for the gift of yoga. I quickly fell in love with the practice and have returned to my mat over and over for the peace, stillness, presence, and joy I find in that sacred space.I am continually awed by the power of yoga to heal and support my body, mind, and spirit. It has enabled me to feel more joy in my life, depth in my relationships, and ease in my body. I am passionate about sharing this heart-centered art and science with children and adults to help bring more inner peace and personal transformation in this hectic, stress-filled world. I bow to the love and light in you."
Genealogy club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. Next meeting: August 11
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on August 11 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 >>
Rowley Public Library to expand hours
Starting July 1 open hours will include Tuesday mornings. The complete schedule will be :
Friday : closed
Sunday : closed
ROWLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS
ANNUAL VEHICLE NIGHT!!!
WHEN: Thursday July 31st
WHERE: Pine Grove School Parking Lot.
TIME: 6:30 P.M.
(Please note: vehicles will arrive at 6:00 P.M. so no admittance before 6:30 P.M.)
FOR WHOM: This event is for the Whole Family.
RAIN DATE: Thursday August 7th same time and place.
All programs are free and open to the public and are sponsored by The Friends of The Rowley Public Library, the Rowley Public Library, The Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Collaborative Summer Library Program, The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, The Massachusetts Library System and The Boston Bruins.
“Gentle People: a photographic study”
Local commercial and portrait photographer Richard Hydren spent two months working with the residents of Sea View Retreat, a local extended health care home. The result is his photographic study of fifteen of the residents, which he has put on display at the Rowley Library just in time to kick off the Rowley 375th Celebration. You may know or recognize some of these local personalities. View his work on display in our gallery through the month of July.
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! And don’t forget our other passes: 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. Stop by the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main Street, to reserve one of these passes for free, or call us at 978-948-2850.
Library Board of Trustees releases 2015-2020 Strategic Plan
Download the plan here
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 5 songs per week.More Info >
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
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 >>