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April 2018
Annual Friends Membership Appeal 
Members Needed! What better way to offer your hand in support of your library than to join the Friends of the Rowley Public Library, or renew your membership? Through your generosity, the Friends are able to provide great programs that benefit the library community. Won't you help us continue our mission to support one of Rowley's best resources... your public library? Look in your mailbox mid March for our annual membership appeal, or click here to donate online safely and securely through PayPal. Membership dues are $25 individual/$50 family/$10 seniors and students, although we accept donations in an amount. And remember, Friends get first dibs at the Annual Book Sale at Preview Night Friday, May 4th 2018, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Thank you!
All are welcome to attend the next meeting of the Friends of the Rowley Library Tuesday, April 3, at 7 pm at the Library, 141 Main St.  
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 April 28 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. 
Lowell Spinners tickets half-price with pass 
While the season for the Lowell Spinners doesn't start until June, the box office is open, so take a look at the schedule
and plan your visit. Checking out the Library pass, sponsored by the Friends of the Rowley Library, allows you to purchase up to six tickets to a home game at half price.
Works of artist Thom Adorney on display in April 

The Rowley Public Library will host an exhibition of photography by Thom Adorney, "Captured Visions," from April 3rd - 28th. This will be the largest and most comprehensive exhibit of his work to date, including 30 photographs, many being shown for the first time. From seascapes to mountain streams, musical performances to the Women's March, the exhibit will display the art printed and displayed on a variety of media - metal, wood, canvas, and paper.

 The artist is hosting a reception on Saturday, April 7th from 1 - 3pm. Thom will also be giving an artist talk, "Capturing Your Vision," from 1:30 - 2:15 pm in which he will speak about the artistic process of photography and offer suggestions for creating images of your own. 
"The Grange Way" on display
The National Grange is celebrating its 150th anniversary. The Rowley Grange was chartered in 1897 and will be celebrating its 121st anniversary this June.
The Grange is a fraternal organization, founded in 1867. It was the first fraternal organization to be founded and chartered that allowed women and youth to be members and granted  all the privileges of membership including voting rights and holding office within the organization.The display will present some of the roles that Grange plays in our community, yesterday, today, and a look at the future, as well as our interests in Community, Agricultural Education, Education, Legislation, and Youth.   

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, May 3, at 6:30 p.m.
The Rowley Book Club will be reading The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Slaves Cora and Caesar attempt escape on the Underground Railroad, a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil, encountering the strange yet familiar at each stop of their journey. Pick up a copy in the library or click here to reserve one, then join us on Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of this story of history we all share and the effects it has on the present day. Check our web site for future titles.
At MVLC, we believe that your local library is the gateway to a world of opportunity: education, entertainment, community engagement, and so much more! In this spirit, we're happy to offer MVLC library cardholders an additional way to connect you with your local library: the Library Renewal Line!
Using the Library Renewal Line is easy - all you need is your library card number!
Simply dial 978-683-3175 to renew your items and check on the status of your holds and checkouts. Of course you can still call the Library at 978-948-2850 during open hours.  

Museum Passes offered for discounted admission
Call early for April vacation reservations!

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 April 9, 6-8 pm
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! 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
Clic k here  for th e calendar on  Rowley  Public Library w ebsite     
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 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)*
*NO Kids Yoga April 4, April 11th or April 18th
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 
Spring School Break Programs:  
April 17th     1:00 pm Matinee Tuesday featuring:
                                    "Jumanji-Welcome To The Jungle"  
April 19th    10:30 am Spencer Pierce Little Farm Presentation
                                     and Sheep Craft with Arlene Shea