HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING
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!
This event is part of the Rowley 375 Celebration. Get more info and the schedule of events by visiting http://rowley375.wordpress.com/
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: September 8
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on September 8 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 >>
The Rowley Public Library will be closed on September 1st for the Labor Day Holiday.
Nature Photography on Display
This month the Rowley Public Library is hosting photos by North Reading resident Maryellen Stone. Her photos combine her love of animals and the outdoors with her skills with a camera. She has won recognition and ribbons at various art shows throughout the North Shore and has attended the Nikon School of Photography. Maryellen volunteers with the Massachusetts Audubon Society and is currently enrolled in their Birder’s Certificate Program.
Rowley Public Library to expand hours
Starting July 1 open hours will include Tuesday mornings. The complete schedule will be :
Friday : closed
Sunday : closed
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 >>