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New England Wildlife with Bill Gette

Join us on Thursday, June 18 at 7pm as Bill Gette, Sanctuary Director of Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport, leads us on a photographic tour through various New England habitats and shows us the plants and animals typical of each. Bill will also review aids to field identification, explain the interrelationships among the many organisms, and discuss behavioral characteristics. This program is being offered free of charge by Mass Audubon in recognition of the support that the Town of Rowley provided to Mass Audubon when they purchased the land that is now the Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Rowley.

You are invited to Every Hero Has a Story
2015 Summer Reading program starts June 29 with Carnival Kick-Off party from 10:30 am to 12 noon.
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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, or attend the next planning meeting on June 24 at 7 pm at the Library.

Art displays in June at Rowley Public Library
Rowley resident Kris Gillis is sharing her love of wood carving with her community this month at the Rowley Public Library. Ms. Gillis has been carving since 1998 and currently teaches carving at the Torigian Community Life Center in Peabody. Her subjects have included caricatures and old-world Santas, canes and more.

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 to learn more. 

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.
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Join the group and share your photos!

Genealogy club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. Next meeting: July 13
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on July 13in 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.

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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 >>
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