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Monday Matinees

Monday, October 29, 1pm
Ocean’s 8

Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway
Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of infamous criminal mastermind Danny Ocean, seeks to carry on the family business by plotting an enormous heist on New York’s annual Met Gala.

Haunted Lighthouses of New England
Tuesday, October 30, 7pm

Join us at this free program to learn some of the macabre tales of New England’s iconic coastal beacons, including the lovelorn spirit known as Ernie at Connecticut’s New London Ledge Light, the piano playing ghost of Maine’s Seguin Light, and the strange happenings at America’s oldest light station, Boston Light.

Jeremy D’Entremont has been called the leading expert on New England’s historic lighthouses and is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history.  He has appeared on the History Channel, Public Television, and National Public Radio as well as the Syfy Channel’s popular Ghost Hunters show and Haunted Lighthouses of America on the Travel Channel.

Genealogy Club – ongoing
2nd Monday every month, 6 to 8 pm

Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on the 2nd Monday every month in the Local History Room for meetings of the 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.

Knitting Group – ongoing
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 pmknitting

Join us on Tuesday evenings. Bring whatever project you are working on. This is not a class, although beginners are welcome! We will all help each other.

Adult Yoga Class – ongoing
Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7 pm

No registration required—All fitness levels welcome!  Wear comfy clothes and bring a mat if you have one. Sponsored by the Friends of the Rowley Public Library.

Friends members—$10 per class Non-Friends members- $12 per class

Book Club – ongoing
1st Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 8 pm

On November 1, the Rowley Book Club will be discussing Americanah by bestselling Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year, as well as being named an American Library Association Best Book for Adults in 2014. It was also featured in the 2018 PBS Great American Read. “A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected.”  Pick up a copy of the current book at the library, then drop in to share your thoughts.  We will meet on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  For more information on our book club and a list of future titles as they are announced, click here.

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