The newsletter of the Friends of the Rowley Public Library

March 2018
Join us for Magic The Gathering Day March 10, 12-3 pm  
Free Mini Decks and Deck Boxes while supplies last!
First published in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast, Magic The Gathering was the first trading card game created and it continues to thrive to this very day with millions of players all over the world. Magic can be played by two or more players in various formats. Each Magic game represents a battle between wizards known as "planeswalkers," who employ spells, artifacts, creatures and enchantments depicted on individual Magic cards to defeat their opponents.
Michael J. Geary, a 23-year veteran player, formally a level 1 Judge and ranked #1 in the Military, will teach newcomers the ins and outs of getting started in the world of Magic The Gathering. He will also challenge more experienced players to help build their skill set and endurance. Come to learn, play, watch or trade. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Featuring sponsorship from Toys N Things of Danvers, Nostos Boutique of Ipswich, and Harrison's Comics and Pop Culture of Salem.
Friends of the Rowley Public Library
Book Donation and Book Sale Days 2018
The Friends of the Rowley Public Library are getting ready for the Annual Book and Bake Sale. We will be accepting donations of gently used Books, DVDs, and CDs on Saturday, March 24th and April 29th  from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Donations may be dropped off in the Library Meeting Room. 

We accept: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Art, Gardening, How-To, Cookbooks, Hardcover, Paperback, Children's Books including picture books, Young Adult titles, DVDs and CDs in their original boxes. No textbooks, encyclopedias, digests, magazines or VHS tapes please!  

Don't forget to Save the Date for the Friends of the Rowley Library Book, Bake and Hot Dog Sale which will be held on Saturday, May 5th (9:00am - 3:00pm) and Sunday, May 6th (11:00am - 2:00pm) at the Rowley Public Library, rain or shine. Friday May 4th is preview night for members of the Friends ONLY from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. The sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Rowley Public Library and all proceeds benefit the Library. 
Works of artist Ann Jones on display 
Ann Jones began painting in watercolor towards the end of the century, seduced and challenged by both its delicacy and power. Although self-taught through reading and experimentation, she's participated in workshops with Keiko Tanabe, Don Andrews, and Alvaro Castagnet who taught her much about color and value. She's been involved in several area figure study groups and is an active member of the Newburyport Art Association, the Greater Haverhill Art Association, New England Watercolor Society, and NH Plein Air Artists. Her work will be on display through March at the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main Street.

The Rowley Historical Society will be marking their 100th anniversary with a series of displays celebrating Rowley's past. This month, the display is "Industry, Invention, Imagination!" focusing on the history of Rowley businesses and the residents behind their success. Come learn some local history!   

If you have a hobby or interest you'd like to share with the community call  Amy Roderick at 978-948-2850.

Rowley Book Club to meet Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m.
The Rowley Book Club will be reading Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel Brown. The boys in this boat weren't your typical rowers: sons of loggers, farmers, and shipyard workers, no one expected them to beat the elite East Coast and British teams. But they made it all the way to the Olympics, facing off with Hitler's heavily-favored German rowers. Pick up a copy in the library or click here to reserve one, then join us on Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of this story of hope and perseverance during the trials of the Great Depression and in the shadow of the looming war. Check our web site for future titles. For more information, call the library at 978-948-2850.
*March's book club meeting was pushed back one week to Thursday, 3/8/18
Bruins PJ Drive Feb. 1- March 15
The Rowley Public Library has again teamed up with the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive's goal is to collect 15,000 pairs of new pajamas for children and teens in need. It's hard to imagine that so many kids and teens don't know the comforting feeling of putting on PJs before settling down to sleep, but you can be part of an effort to change that! The Boston Bruins PJ Drive runs from February 1 through March 15, 2018 and will accept new pajamas for babies, children and teens. Drop them off at the Rowley Public Library at 141 Main Street Rowley MA
Museum Passes offered for discounted admission

Passes providing discounted admission year-round are available for the New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Museum of Fine Arts, Peabody Essex Museum, Children's Museum Boston, Wenham Museum, Zoo New England
, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum and the State Parks Parking Pass. Passes are sponsored by the Friends of the Rowley Public Library with support from the Rowley Cultural Council and one anonymous donor. Call 978-948-2850 to check availability or make a reservation before planning your next excursion. 
Ongoing Programs for adults:
Knitting Group, Tuesdays, 6:30- 8 pm
Bring your latest project and join us. This is not a class but we will all help each other.
Yoga with Elissa, Wednesdays, 5:30-7 pm
Elissa Shoreman, founder and owner of Buddhaful Souls Yoga Studio teaches this class, which is appropriate for all fitness levels, modifications are made for beginners and challenges introduced for more advanced practitioners. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat if you have one. Poses increase flexibility, strength and balance, and help to focus the mind while expanding the spirit. Classes are $12 each or $10 for members of the Friends of the Rowley Library. No registration required. Questions call 978-948-2850
Genealogy Club - Monday March 12, 6-8 pm
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on the second Monday of each month 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 available are (in library only) and Heritage Quest (access remotely with your Rowley Library bar code).   
Wi-Fi hotspots available for check out
The Rowley Public Library has two Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspots available to loan, 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. 
From Youth Services
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      Open your Child's Imagination 
                                         Read to them everyday 
Children's Programs: 
  Monday:        Lego Club 3-4pm (all ages)
  Tuesday:      Stories & Songs 10:30-11:00 (0-3yrs)
  Wednesday: Babies & Toddlers 10:30-11:00 (0-3yrs)
                         Family Story Time 12:00-12:45 (3-5yrs)
               Kids Yoga 1:00-1:30 (all ages)
  Regular Story times are scheduled for the whole month unless weather prohibits.
Please check your website for cancellation updates or call the library:  978-948-2850 
Irish Step Dancing with
The Bracken School of Irish Dance,  located in Salisbury, MA is coming to the Rowley Public Library

Saturday, March 10th at 10:00 AM

Come and enjoy world class Irish dancing! Fun for the whole family!  

March Book Madness is upon us!  
 Pine Grove School's book picks are on display.  Read one and cast your vote.  Move your favorite onward in the brackets.