The newsletter of the Friends of the Rowley Public Library

November 2016
Friends seek three new Board members
At our Annual Meeting in June 2017, The Friends of the Rowley Public Library, Inc. will need three new Board members to replace the current President and Treasurer, both of whom will be stepping down, and to install a Vice President, a role that has been vacant for a number of years. Officer terms run one year, from July through June, and meetings currently are held every other month. The Friends are forming a Nominating Committee to vet candidates and present a slate of nominees for the members to vote on at that meeting. We invite members of the community who have an abiding interest in supporting our library through fundraising or volunteering at our many annual events to get involved. No prior library experience required - just your ideas, energy and enthusiasm! The current Board is committed to ensuring a smooth transition for new officers. Please email friends@rowleylibrary.org  or contact Pam Jacobson, Library Director, if you are interested.
New Museum Passes added to Rowley Library 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.
 
Movie Madness  
Thursday November 17, 4 pm
Join us to see a great new release from Disney and Pixar!  This family-friendly PG movie follows Dory, Marlin, and Nemo on their journey to find her family. Free fun for all!  Pizza and movie snacks will be provided.  
 

Notan Art on Display in November  
 
This month the Rowley Public Library is hosting art created by local students from Pine Grove. Notan is a design element used for creating composition in art. The Japanese use the term 'Notan' to describe an important element of design involving the play of light versus dark. Students first learned about positive space and negative space and saw examples of artwork displaying both elements. They then created their own to share. See what it's all about! Their artwork will be on exhibit through the month of November. 
The display case this month will highlight our National Parks, celebrating 100 years of existence
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.
Genealogy Club, Monday November 14, 6-8 pm
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Feel free to join us from 6-8 PM on November 14 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 Ancestry.com (in library only) and Heritage Quest are available for use. 
 
Rowley Library Book Club, Thursday December 1, 6:30 pm
This month we're reading An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine, a finalist for the National Book Award. The story of a reclusive Middle Eastern woman's late-life crisis covers topics of fiction, poetry, and female friendship in beautiful prose. Pick up a copy at the Rowley Library today, or reserve one by clicking here, then join us for a discussion on Thursday, December 1 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
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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.