The newsletter of the Rowley Public Library
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December 2018
Friends of the Rowley Library 2nd Annual Cookie Walk
Saturday December 8th, 2-4 PM
Purchase and fill a decorative tin with a variety of cookies for $15 (bakers may purchase a tin for half off). View the instructions for bakers by Clicking Here.
The baskets are in! This year's prizes are the most valuable so far! We have over $2600 in baskets waiting for a winner. 2018 is all about the teens, with baskets filled with Dungeons and Dragons, Magic The Gathering, Manga & Anime, Harry Potter, and a huge basket of Young Adult Graphic Novels. Local Honey, Children's Art Supplies, Legos, Winnie the Pooh, Institution for Savings, Bird Watching, and of course, the Gift Card Tree and more! Come see all 18 prizes and enter to win a basket for yourself or a friend. The drawing will be December 15th @ 1pm in the Library Meeting Room. You don't need to be present to win. Raffle tickets are available at the Rowley Public Library at 141 Main Street, Rowley. The Friends thank everyone who donated a basket to the event. Stop in to check out all the baskets. For more information, call the library at 978-948-2850.
Friends of the Rowley Library to meet December 4
All are welcome, 7 pm, Rowley Public Library, 141 Main St.
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The Friends of the Rowley Public Library is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization whose sole mission is to support the Rowley Public Library by providing financial assistance to help defray the cost of library and staff development programs not covered under the annual operating budget, and by organizing volunteers to assist library staff. Join us as we plan winter fundraisers and look ahead to spring programming.
Wrapping Party Thursday December 13, 4 - 8 pm
wrapped_presents.jpg Do you need some privacy or just some extra space to get your holiday treasures wrapped this season? Join us in the big meeting room on Thursday December 13. We'll have relaxing holiday music playing and hot beverages to enjoy. Bring your own paper and bows. Drop in any time between 4 and 8 pm.
Monday Movie Marathon, December 17
Join us for a Holiday movie marathon! We'll be showing older classics like "It's a Wonderful Life" along with newer classics like "Elf." Drop in for a few minutes or a few hours and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate on us!  For more information, check out our web site at or call the library at 978-948-2850.    

The art of Teri Canelle on exhibit
The Rowley Public Library is currently hosting the landscapes of Teri Canelle. She is most passionate about painting in the tonalist style, where paint is applied in layers of dark tones, muted hues and touches of light to create atmospheric, luminous effects. A native of western Pennsylvania, Teri Canelle has lived most of her adult life in coastal New England and currently lives in Byfield, Massachusetts. She is affiliated with Cleo Gallery in Kemare, Ireland, Eventide Gallery in Essex, and Somerset Interiors in Hamilton, and is a member of the Rockport Art Association. The display will be up through January.

Museum Passes offered for discounted admission
Call early for school vacation pass reservations

Passes providing discounted admission are available for the New England Aquarium (Sept - June only), 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:
Rowley Book Club to meet Thursday, January 3, at 6:30 p.m.
Join the Rowley Library Book Club for a discussion of The Turner House by Angela Flournoy. The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over 50 years, through children and grandchildren, births and deaths, and the decline of their city. Now that their aging matriarch can no longer live on her own, this complicated extended family is gathering to decide what is best to do with a house worth less than the mortgage and a past that haunts, and shapes, their futures. Ah, siblings!

Reserve your copy by clicking here, or pick one up at the library, then join us on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the book. Future titles can be viewed on our web site.
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 (class will not meet on December 26)
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 meets on Monday December 10, 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. 
Get out and explore with our backpacks!

School Vacation is a great time to explore nature in winter. Check out a 'Get Outdoors!' Backpack. Each back pack includes items for families to enjoy outdoor adventures: binoculars, magnifying glasses, bingo and scavenger hunt games, animal rubbing plates, plus a clipboard and notebook for field notes. Backpacks circulate for one week with your library card and also include guides to the nature trails in Rowley, courtesy of the Rowley Open Space Committee. The remainder of the materials were purchased by the Friends of the Rowley Library.

From Youth Services
  Click here for the calendar on Rowley Public Library website    
                           FALL PROGRAMS 10/1-12/10   

 Mon:  Lego Club 3-4pm   (All ages) 
 Tue:   Stories&Songs  10:30-11am  (0-3yrs) 
 Wed:  Babies &Toddlers  10:30-11am   (0-3yrs) 
           Family Storytime &Craft  12-12:45pm   (Preschool) 
           Kids Yoga  1-1:30pm  (All ages)
 Thur:  After-school Club 4-5:30pm  (Elementary ages)

Caregivers must be in the program room  during  all story times, yoga and Lego club or close by for after-school club only.
Please Note:  
These programs end week of 12/10/2018
DECEMBER 20, 2018  
(Thursday)   4:30pm to 7:00 pm  
Come celebrate the season with a holiday movie!   
Cozy up with snacks and hot cocoa.  
Families are encouraged to come in pajamas.
This program is designed for families of all ages.   
To register come in to library or call us:  978-948-2850 


DECEMBER 27, 2018  (Thursday)
HOLIDAY THANK YOU CARD DROP-IN   11:00am to 3:00pm
Drop in any time during these hours to create your own holiday thank you cards.  
We will provide supplies.
TEEN NIGHT  5:30pm to 7:30pm  
Come hang out with friends, play some games and eat pizza!   
Program is designed for teens ages 12 to 18.  No registration necessary.  

Also check your website for updates or call the library:  978-948-2850