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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.

Elissa Shoreman demonstrates pigeon pose
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.

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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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