HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING
Pencil Art on display through December
This month the Rowley Public Library is displaying pencil drawings by former Lynn resident Andrea LeJeune LaRiviere. Beginning her career as a graphic designer, Andrea moved on to book illustrations. Today she takes special commissions, usually in her favorite medium, Prismacolor pencil, and has won several prestigious awards. Her work will be on display at the library through the month of December.
LEARN TO MAKE LOOM BRACELETS
Want to learn to make loom bracelets – simple to complex!
Suitable for ages 6 and up but interested younger children are welcome to try.
Classes will continue on Thursday evenings through December
Meet at 4 – 4:45 p.m. for beginners
Meet at 4:45 – 5:30 p.m., advanced
Fall Story Time Begins 9/25/2013
Designed for families - Stories and activities are most appropriate for children birth to age 7. Caregivers must be in the program room or close by during the story time. More Info >>
Fall Adult Yoga Class starts September 11
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Community Room
Maura Mastrogiovanni, certified yoga instructor, will be back to teach the adult yoga classes on Wednesday evenings this fall 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. Students will practice a combination of stretches, backbends, twists, balancing postures and inversions, followed by an optional group meditation. Drop in for one or all, no registration required.
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 >>
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 3 songs per week.More Info >
The Friends of the Rowley Public Library is holding its 2nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY BASKET RAFFLE
Come see the beautiful baskets on display at the Rowley Public Library until December 14. We are raffling over $1,300 worth of prizes with new baskets still coming in. The drawing will be December 14th @ 1pm at a reception in the Library Meeting Room. You don’t need to be present to win!! Win a holiday gift or a treat for yourself!! Cra-Z-Loom, Wine Lover’s, Providence Bruins, Dr. Suess, Birding, Yoga, children’s crafts, Pine Grove PTA and many more. Last year’s most popular Beekeepers are back this time with a World Series twist. There is something for everyone. Raffle tickets are available at the Rowley Public Library at 141 Main Street, Rowley. They cost $1 each or 6 for $5. The Friends thank everyone who donated a basket.
Click here for a list of baskets (pdf)
Rowley Book Club will hold its 100th meeting Thursday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m.
The Rowley Library Book Club will be reading Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, an important contemporary American writer. This is a tale of three generation of fathers and sons, their joys, struggles, and efforts at forgiveness, as seen through the reflections of 76-year-old John Ames, a preacher living in Iowa, writing to his young son, who he knows he will not live to see grow up. Pick up your copy today, or reserve at rowley.mvlc.org then join us on Thursday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rowley Public Library. Come see why this group has lasted this long!
New Museum Passes at the Rowley Library
Discount pass to the Wenham Museum is new! Located on Boston’s historic North Shore, the Wenham Museum celebrates the treasures of childhood and New England family life. Their collection includes a model train gallery, a world-renowned doll and toy collection, a hands-on Family Discovery Gallery, and the 17th century Claflin-Richards-Gerrish house. The pass admits 4 people at half price. And don’t forget our other passes: the Museum of Science, the Peabody-Essex Museum, Zoo New England, Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Children’s Museum, and the Massachusetts State Park 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.
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 >>