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Rowley Reads book discussions, 3/31 & 4/1
Rowley is reading "In the Heart of the Sea: the Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” by Nathaniel Philbrick as the 2015 Rowley Reads selection. This true story describes the 1820 shipwreck that inspired Melville’s “Moby Dick.” Join us for one of two book discussions with local author Holly Robinson. Tuesday, March 31, 7 pm at the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main St., or Thursday April 9, 1 pm at the Rowley Senior Center, Town Hall Annex, 39 Central St. Attend any event to be entered in a raffle of a whale watch for four. Sponsored by the Friends of the Rowley Public Library. Visit http://rowleyreads.x10host.com/ or call 978-948-2850 for more information.
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Save the Dates: Book and Bake Sale
This year's Book and Bake Sale to benefit your Library will be held from Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3, 2015 (specific times TBA). As in the past, we will hold a preview night for Friends of the Rowley Library members on Friday evening. In addition, the Friends will be organizing book drops and sorts on Saturday, April 4th and 25th. Please mark your calendars, and look for additional information in the coming weeks from the event co-chairs, Sieglinde Aigner-Crooks and Katarina Simonoff. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
For children & families:
* Story times on Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon
* Yoga with Lisa @ 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays
* Older Kids Club for grades 2 and up on Mondays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
March: We are going to be working on blankets all month
Must sign up - only 10 spots available: CALL NOW: 978-948-2850
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED
* After School Club on Thursdays for kindergarten and first grade from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; registration is encouraged. Each week we will be reading a story and doing a craft.
*January 7 and 21 – New Library Program: Board Games for Preschool and Kindergarten. Older and/or younger siblings are welcome. This is a program for parents and children.
The Art Forger is Rowley Book Club's choice for April 2
The Rowley Library Book Club has selected The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro to read for its meeting April 2. The art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is still making headlines but remains the largest unsolved art theft in history. Shapiro weaves a fictional tale of a possible solution when a young Boston artist agrees to a Faustian bargain: forge one of the missing paintings in return for a show at a famous gallery. What would you do to make your dreams come true? Pick up your copy today or reserve a copy at rowley.mvlc.org then come to the Rowley Library on April 2 at 6:30 pm to tell us what you think!
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 continues each Wednesday evening
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: April 13
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on April 13 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 >>
Rowley Reads 2015
March 21 - April 12
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick is the 2015 Rowley Reads selection. The book recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex, which inspired Melville's classic "Moby-Dick," and describes its doomed crew's ninety-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats. Everyone in the community is encouraged to read the selection, and there will be many maritime-themed events to enjoy. Download the schedule of events or visit http://rowleyreads.x10host.com/ for more information.
Skip Montello photography on display
Skip Montello, a photographer living in Rockport, found his passion while working for Polaroid for over 30 years. He is an exhibiting member of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, Rocky Neck Gallery, and the Newburyport Art Association, among others, and has won numerous awards for his work, which is inspired by the ocean.
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 >>