HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING
Sanity for the Holidays!
Thursday, October 30, 7pm
Enjoy the season, don't suffer through it! This year, instead of stressing out and "losing it" over the holidays, come to the Rowley Library on Thursday, October 30, at 7pm, and learn some simple techniques to de-stress and keep your cool. This free program will teach you some basic meditation instruction drawn from Buddhism to help you manage your stress so you can relax and enjoy the holidays. Jake Karlins has studied Buddhism and meditation for about ten years. He has also studied Aikido, Tai Chi, Yoga, and other mind/body practices. More Info >>
Special Halloween Program: Howlarious Halloween with Mary Jo Maichack, Minstrel Storyteller on Wednesday, October 22nd at 10:30 a.m.
Story Times on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Tuesdays : Stories and Songs (ages 18 mos. - 3yrs.) 10:30AM – 11:00 AM
Wednesdays : Babies and Toddlers (ages 0 – 3 yrs.) 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Family Story Time with craft (Preschool ages) 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Yoga for kids (all ages) 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Older Kids Club for Grades 2 and up*
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Afterschool Club for K – grade 1 *
*These programs are new this year; please call the library for details or if you have questions. Sign up is encouraged.
Look for programming changes/special events on the dates below:
Oct. 22, Nov. 11, Nov. 24-28, Dec. 17-18, Dec. 22-31
Rowley Library Book Club to meet Nov 6.
Join the Rowley Library Book Club in reading Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, a book about a woman who lives her life over and over again. Each time she lives, she gets the chance to make different choices, affecting not only her life, but the lives of those around her. If you had the chance, what would you do differently? Consider this question, then come to the Rowley Library on Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m. to share what you think. Pick up your copy or reserve a copy at rowley.mvlc.org today!
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/
Adult Yoga Fall Session to start September 10
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Community Room
Maura Mastrogiovanni returns to teach this long-standing yoga class every Wednesday evening from 5:30 - 7. New students of all fitness levels are welcome any time, no registration is required. Yoga is a great way to practice mindfulness and reduce stress, while improving balance, flexibility and strength. Classes are $12 each or $10 for members of the Friends of the Rowley Library.
Genealogy club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. Next meeting: October 20 (October 13 is Columbus Day)
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on October 20 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 >>
Raising Backyard Chickens
Thursday, October 23, 7pm
Thinking about starting your own flock? Maybe fresh eggs would be nice, or maybe you want to raise prize-winning birds. Ed White, the poultry expert for Topsfield Fair, will be at the Rowley Library on Thursday, October 23 at 7pm to talk about how to start. What will it cost? What breeds are good? What equipment do you need? Who do you call if you have questions? Sign-up is suggested but not required. Call the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main Street, at 978-948-2850 for more information, or drop in Thursday, October 23, at 7pm for this FREE program. More Info >>
Landscapes currently visiting the Rowley Library
Priscilla Serafin is Rowley Library's featured artist for the months of October and November. An oil painter who is inspired by the natural landscape, she focuses on the light, water and coastal marshes surrounding the North Shore of Massachusetts. Working in oil, she begins on location to capture a sense of light and then further explores the line between abstraction and representation in her studio. Her award-winning work has been featured at the Ipswich Museum.
Rowley Public Library to expand hours
Starting July 1 open hours will include Tuesday mornings. The complete schedule will be :
Friday : closed
Sunday : closed
Museum Passes for discounted admission
Call 978-948-2850 to check availability of our passes before your next visit to local cultural attractions: 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. Museum passes are sponsored by the Friends of the Rowley Public Library, The Rowley Cultural Council, and an anonymous donation.
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 >>