HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING
The Library will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday
November 26 at 5 pm and reopen on Saturday November 29 at 10 am.
A Christmas Carol
The Delvena Theatre Company will present a dramatic reading of the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, at the Rowley Public Library on Saturday, December 6, at 1:00 PM.
Watch in fascination as Marley comes back from the dead to help Scrooge amend his miserly ways here on earth and transform himself into a pleasant, giving old gentleman.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Rowley Public Library, the performance is FREE, but space is limited, so sign up today!More Info >>
The library is seeking a part-time Library Technician. View the posting and job description (requires Adobe Reader).
Join us for an afternoon of board games in the meeting room, from 3:30 - 4:30. For ages 4 and up with a caregiver (siblings welcome.)More Info >>
For children & families:
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:
Nov. 24-28, Dec. 17-18, Dec. 22-31
Rowley Book Club to read The Sound of Things Falling
Join the Rowley Library Book Club on Thursday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, regarded as one of South America’s greatest writers. A Bogota resident reflects on Colombia’s not-so-distant violent past and how it has shaped the lives of everyone around him. Come to the Rowley Library on Thursday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. to share what you think. Pick up your copy 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!
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: December 8
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on December 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 >>
Holiday Basket Raffle
Starts: November 15
Drawing: December 13
The Friends of the Rowley Public Library are planning for the 3rd Annual Holiday Basket Raffle. We need your help to collect some exciting prizes. Please contribute a basket of goodies with a regular retail value of at least $50. It can include your own products or other fun items related to a specific theme. Baskets can be gifts for Christmas, Hanukah or New Year’s. They might contain the tools to start a new hobby or keep a resolution.More Info >>
Make your own Kissing Ball
Saturday, December 13
Lisa Giannino from Country Gardens will be teaching us how to design our own kissing balls on Saturday, December 13, at 1 p.m. The tradition dates from the Middle Ages and makes a wonderful decoration for the holidays. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Rowley Public Library. Sign-up is required and there is a $10 materials fee. Space is limited, so sign up today!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.
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 >>