The newsletter of the Friends of the Rowley Public Library

March 2017
Book Donations and Book Sale 2017!  
Please bring your book donations to the Rowley Library on March 25 and April 29 between 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. We're accepting all-ages books in good condition and DVD/CDs in original boxes. Please, NO textbooks, encyclopedias, digests, magazines or VHS tapes.
Come help us sort too. The volunteer sign up will be posted shortly. We need your help to make this one of your Library's most successful fundraisers of the year. All the proceeds benefit the Library. The Book and Bake Sale is scheduled for May 6 and 7th, with a Friends' Members-only preview night Friday, May  5th. Come early to snap up your most favorite books for a great deal.  

Rowley Reels continues with new releases in March
Free and open to the public - movie snacks provided
Saturday, March 4, 1 pm
Denis Villeneuve directed this science-fiction suspense film about Earth's response to a possible alien invasion. After extraterrestrial spacecraft plant themselves at various locations around the globe, a linguist (Amy Adams) and a theoretical physicist (Jeremy Renner) must find a way to communicate with the mysterious visitors in order to learn what they want and whether they pose a threat to humanity. Rated PG-13. Run time 116 minutes.
Saturday, March 18, 1 pm
Young navigator Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho), the daughter of a Polynesian tribal chief, is chosen to find a precious artifact that could save her people. She teams with demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to locate a legendary island, and together the pair explore fantastical lands and encounter incredible sea creatures in this animated adventure from Disney. Rated PG. Run time 113 minutes.

On April 1 we'll be screening Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them!

This spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York, which is being threatened by both mystical acts of destruction and a group of extremist No-Majs (the American term for Muggles, i.e. those unable to use magic). Author Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in the city as part of a global study of fantastic beasts, but he gets caught up in this conflict when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released. Rated PG-13. Run time 133 minutes.  
Learn about Bullet Journaling, Thursday, March 23, 7 pm 
If you struggle to stay organized, write yourself  "reminders" only to misplace them, or find that planning and keeping track of everything takes more time than you'd like, it's time to learn about Bullet Journals. Combining the functions of a to-do-list, a planner, and a diary, a bullet journal or 'bujo' (concept conceived by designer Ryder Carroll) is a simple, efficient, and intuitive method for managing everything going on in your life with minimal time and effort. Setting short and long term goals in various aspects of your life be they professional, social, health/fitness, financial and/or personal and tracking your progress over time helps with motivation and provides tangible proof of what you've accomplished, and can take as little as five minutes a day. On March 23 @ 7pm at the library, come and learn more about creating your own bullet journal. Free and open to the public. Note: while some people enjoy using stickers, colored pencils and other decorative elements to express their creative side (and some will be provided, as well as examples), the only two materials required to start are a notebook and a pen, which will be provided by the Library. 

Works of artist Patty deGrandpre on display 
Patty deGrandpre became an artist by drawing houses without walls; it came naturally to her to focus on what was inside. Her unbound visions from childhood have since grown into mature works of abstract art. Patty's unique compositions and color combinations aim to make the viewers look closer and look again, as she hopes they might discover a little more each time. She often creates her artworks in pairs and families using a combination of paint, pastel, and ink with unconventional mediums such as carbon paper, blue print paper, vellum, drafting film, ammonia, and her typewriter.  
Bruins PJ drive February 1 - March 15
The Rowley Public Library has 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 10,000 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. We're happy to be part of an effort to change that" said Library Director Pamela Jacobson.
The Boston Bruins PJ Drive runs from February 1 through March 15, 2017. The library will be collecting new pairs of pajamas for babies, children and teens.
Museum Passes for discounted admission
Two new passes just added to the collection!
Library patrons will now be able to enjoy discounted admission when they visit The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA, and the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, MA. Thanks to the generous support of the Members of the Friends of the Rowley Library we are able to expand this popular offering. Consider joining today if you are not a member yet. Other passes providing discounted admission are available for the Museum of Science, Museum of Fine Arts, Peabody Essex Museum, Children's Museum Boston, Wenham Museum, Zoo New England, plus the Lowell Spinners 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 978-248-2850 to check availability or make a reservation before planning your next excursion.
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.
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.
Genealogy Club, Monday March 13, 6-8 pm
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on March 13 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 April 6, 6:30 pm
This month we're reading The narrow road to the deep north by Richard Flanagan. Winner of the Man Booker Prize, this novel of love and war traces the life of one man--an Australian surgeon--from a prisoner-of-war camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway during World War II, up to the present Pick up a copy at the Rowley Library today, or reserve one by clicking here, then join us for a discussion of this National Book Award winner on Thursday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. Our book group meets the first Thursday of each month, so check our web site for future titles.
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. 
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