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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.
Rowley Book Club to read Wave
Join the Rowley Library Book Club on Thursday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala. This December marked the tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that killed over 200,000 people on December 26, 2004. Deraniyagala was spending the holidays with her husband, their 2 young sons, and her parents when they were caught up in the devastating event. She was the only survivor. Read about that day and its aftermath as she tries to cope with her new reality, then come to the Rowley Library on Thursday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. to share what you think. Pick up your copy at the library 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!
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: March 9
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on March 9th 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.
Multi-dimensional art on display at Rowley Public Library
Come see new works by Wendy Wollaeger at the Rowley Public Library inspired by a walk in the woods and what is exposed when summer turns to fall giving way to winter. What is seen and what is missed? What catches the eye? What can be learned? Combining her love of painting, photography, mixed media, and salvaged items from the woods and curbside, the artist has created an extensive multi-dimensional display of new works. Wendy Wollaeger has lived in Rowley for twelve years, volunteers in her community and works at her children’s school. She also paints pet portraits and decorates store front windows.
Rowley’s Norwegian history on display
In February, the display case will feature hand-crafted items from Norway, cherished family heirlooms of the Elwell family. Borghild Larsen emigrated from Norway as a child and was a governess for the Fenno daughters at their estate, now Seaview, before marrying local Seth Elwell. The two met while he was delivering groceries to the estate from Jewett’s Grocery Store. If you have a collection you would like to display, contact Amy Roderick at 978-948-2850.
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 >>