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For children & families:
December Happenings at Rowley Public Library
Wednesday, December 17th @ 12 noon
Special Christmas Story Time Presentation by Children’s Room Staff
Thursday, December 18th, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
All Aboard! The Polar Express
Special Christmas Movie Presentation with refreshments. A Family Program for all who still Believe!
Tuesday, December 30th @ 10:30 a.m.
Announcing – A Dolly and Me Tea Party
Suitable for girls, ages 5 and up.
You must sign up for this program. Spots fill fast so call now to reserve your spot.
Story times resume on Tuesdays and Wednesdays the week of January 12.
Rowley Book Club meets Thursday, January 8
Join the Rowley Library Book Club to discuss The Good Lord Bird by James McBride, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction. The story is told through the eyes of an escaped slave known as Little Onion, a 12-year-old boy disguised as a girl traveling the country with John Brown and his abolitionist band to their meeting with destiny at Harpers Ferry. Come to the Rowley Library on Thursday, January 8 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 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 >>
The Rowley Library will be closed on Wednesday December 24, Thursday December 25, and Thursday January 1. Wednesday December 31 will be an early closing at 5 pm.
Local art highlighted in December at the Rowley Library
Through writing and watercolor paintings, local artist Linda Hurd uses her works to shed light on subjects such as learning differences, choices, and personal progress, and their impact on our lives and families. The Rowley Library is displaying two of her “Art for Months” themes celebrating our WIRING and ADHD challenges. Other “Art for Months” themes include, LAUNDRY, CHAIRS, TRASH, BOUNDARIES, and STEPS.
Come celebrate our budding artists!
The Parker River Community Preschool has loaned the Rowley Library a collaborative art installation made by their toddler, preschool, and kindergarten students. The theme is “It takes a village” and can be seen in our display case through the month of December.
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 >>