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Holiday Closing
The Rowley Library will be closed on Monday April 21st for the Patriot's Day Holiday

Rowley Reads 2014
The Rowley Public Library is encouraging everyone in our community to come together and read “The Orchard,” by the late Ipswich resident Adele Crockett Robertson. It is a memoir of the year she spent running her family’s apple orchard on Argilla Road during the Great Depression. Copies are available at the library and at the Council on Aging, or can be reserved by visiting This program is supported with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, with support from the Friends of the Rowley Library. Visit the Rowley Reads website to see the schedule of events. Highlights include:

  • Movie Mondays, featuring films set during the Great Depression
  • Special story times with Miss Jenny
  • Beekeeping programs for children and adults with the Lesinski family, Rowley beekeepers
  • Book discussions with local author Holly Robinson, at the Library and at the Council on Aging
  • Memoir writing workshop with Isabell VanMerlin
  • Talk and wine tasting with Bob Merry, at the Mill River Winery (call 978-948-2850 to register)
  • "Apples in April" with Chef Carolyn Grieco, recipe demonstration and samples, at the Grange Hall (Registration required)
  • Special children's movie during April vacation week
  • Tour of Russell Orchards with cider & cider donuts (Registration required)
  • Jazz Brunch featuring the Keith Augeri Trio

Genealogy club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. Next meeting: May12
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on February 10 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.

link to mango languages learning software
Mango Languages now available!
Click here to try our new language learning software. Over 40 languages offered, plus 16 English language learning courses.

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 >>

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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 >>
- Use your library card to access full text of newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals. More Info >>
- Provide critical support for library programs. More Info >>
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