The newsletter of the Friends of the Rowley Public Library

August 2016
Rowley Public Library to celebrate with Birthday Party
You are invited to a birthday party!
The Rowley Public Library is celebrating the
125th Anniversary of its founding in 1891
Saturday, August 20, 11 am-1 pm 
Trivia ◦ Cake ◦ Prizes ◦ Refreshments
Join your friends and family to clasp hands and hug our library
Discover library services & technology
Honor the Human Libraries nominated by our community members
for their stories, knowledge, and experience
New 125th Anniversary Tote available
To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the Rowley Public Library in 1891, the Friends of the Rowley Public Library commissioned a new logo.

These sturdy canvas tote bags are for sale for $15. You also get one free with a $50 membership in the Friends. Join using paypal here.

Friends of the Rowley Library to meet August 10 
The Friends typically meet the second Wednesday of even months, at 7:00 p.m. at the Library. Come share your ideas or just sit in to see if you would be interested in getting involved in fundraising or volunteering. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact
Mrs. Thrift's Savory Herbal Kitchen
Thursday, August 11, 7-9 PM
Learn to make Mrs. Thrift's favorite herb-enhanced condiments--vinegars, mustards, butters, pestos, salts, and nuts--and how to use them to lift ordinary everyday meals to a new taste level.
Enjoy a sampling of herb butter, vinegars, mustard, nuts, pestos and herb salt at the end of the program.
Sign-up is encouraged for this FREE program - space is limited!
Zumba at the Rowley Public Library
Monday, August 22, 6:30 PM 
Come on out, give it a try - it's FREE! Zumba is a fun fitness program that combines dance moves with energetic music. Local instructor Susan Tribble will guide us in this new exercise class, geared towards beginners. Please wear comfortable clothes and sneakers- we'll be moving around! 
Adult Summer Reading
Exercise Your Mind - Read! June 1 - August 31
  •  All activities must be completed by Wed., August 31 to get credit. Completed Bingo cards can be turned in until Saturday, September 10 to be entered in the Grand Prize drawing.
  •  The Grand Prize winner will be chosen by drawing after Sept. 10. The winner will choose: a Kindle Fire or a Fitbit Flex or a gift certificate to a local book store (choice depends on price/availability at time of ordering. Alternatives can be substituted at the library's discretion.)
Race! Summer Movie Madness
Wednesday, August 24, 7:15 pm
We have a new big screen and we're dying to use it! Join us to see a great new release: Race. This PG-13 drama based on true events focuses on legendary black athlete Jesse Owens (Stephan James) and his inspiring journey to overcome racism at home and abroad, culminating in his triumphant track-and-field performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics under the tutelage of gruff Ohio State coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis). Movie snacks will be provided!
Ongoing programs for adults:
Weekly Hatha Yoga, Wednesdays 5:30 - 7 pm
Students will be guided through stretches, twists, balancing and strengthening postures and breathing and meditation techniques. All fitness levels are welcome, no registration required, just drop in to one or all. Bring a mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothes. Each class is $12 or $10 for Friends of the Rowley Library members.
Coloring for relaxation, Mondays, 6-8 pm
Coloring isn't just for kids! It can be good for adults, too, helping us to de-stress and also stimulating brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. And it's fun! Drop in Mondays this summer between 6-8 pm to give it a try. 
Genealogy Club, Monday August 8, 6-8 pm
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on August 8 in the Local History Room for 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. Databases (in library only) and Heritage Quest are available for use. 
Rowley Library Book Club, Thursday September 1, 6:30 pm
Set between two World Wars and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is an enthralling story of passion, possession, exploration, and sacrifice from accomplished author Lily King. Winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize and the 2014 New England Book Award for Fiction. Copies may be picked up at the Rowley Library or place a hold here. Join us on Thursday September 1 at 6:30 pm for a discussion.
Richard Hydren Photographic Study
"Gentle People: a photographic study of residents at Sea View Retreat" will be on display through August at the Rowley Library. Photographer Richard Hydren's use of various lighting techniques, body language and expressions helped to capture the diverse personalities of subjects from 74 to 104. Richard Hydren is a Certified Professional Photographer by Professional Photographers of America, a member of Professional Photographers of New England, and a Director on the Board of the New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association. Many of the images in his series, Gentle People, have won awards in both state and regional competitions, and four of the images are currently competing on the international level.  
Attention Baseball Fans!
Once again the Friends of the Rowley Public Library have stepped up to the plate to offer free coupons for discount tickets to every Lowell Spinners home game this season! Each coupon is good for 50% off up to six tickets per game starting at $3.50 each and may be redeemed at the box office in advance. Don't miss the fun! Call now to reserve yours!  
Don't forget our other museum passes during summer vacation!
movie-tickets-red.jpg Passes offered include: Museum of Science, the Peabody-Essex Museum, Zoo New England, Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Children's Museum, the Wenham Museum and the Massachusetts State Park parking pass. Call 978-948-2850 to make your reservations today!
HotSpot Loan Pilot Program this summer
Take portable Wi-Fi with you on vacation
The Rowley Public Library will be purchasing two Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspots, which will give up to 15 Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneous access to your own secure, private Internet signal. Borrow them like you would any library materials for one week, and take a signal with you almost anywhere. Call 978-948-2850 for more information or to make a reservation. 
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The summer reading program is sponsored by the