The newsletter of the Rowley Public Library
Sponsored by the Friends of the Rowley Public Library

February 2019
Jazz at the Rowley Library - American Songbook Classics, Saturday, February 9, 1pm

Presented by the Dirty Martinis, featuring vocalist Les Sampou and pianist Ed Grenga, this extraordinary vocal and jazz piano duo brings a unique and sultry take on the classic renditions of such great singers as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Nat King Cole. Their performance will be fun, stylish and crowd pleasing for all. Treats will be served at this free event! This program is supported in part by a grant from the Rowley Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Boston Bruins 12th Annual PJ Drive Feb. 1 - Mar. 15
Please donate new PJs for babies, children and teens
The Rowley Public Library is once again teaming up with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Massachusetts Library System, Boston Bruins, Cradles to Crayons, and The Wonderfund, a partner of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, to collect pajamas for children in need!
Please take our survey
The Rowley Library Staff and Trustees are looking for feedback from the community as they update their Strategic Plan. Please encourage everyone in your household to complete the survey, either online or on paper. You may get a hard copy at the Library, or look for it in your February light bill. Even if you are not regular library users, your opinions matter and we want to hear from you!
Click here to take the survey. It should take less than 10 minutes.
Board of Library Trustees opportunities
Do you want to become more involved with the Library and the Town? Consider running for the Board of Library Trustees! There will be vacancies for 1, 2, and 3 year terms at the May 14 Town Election. Nomination papers are available now in the Town Clerk's office, and will be due on March 26. Click here or call 978-948-2850 and ask for Library Director Pamela Jacobson for more information.
Mo the Mystery Owl visits the Rowley Library

Come in for a selfie with Mo!

Hi! My name is Mo, the Mystery Owl! I love libraries and have been visiting libraries all over Massachusetts.  
You can follow my adventures at #MotheMysteryOwl 
Try out the Verilux Light Therapy Lamp
Try it in the Library or check it out to try at home!

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression caused by the change in seasons, and it is more common than most people realize. People also refer to it as "winter blues" or "winter depression."
At one extreme, are people with SAD who really struggle through the change of seasons. At the other extreme, are those who wake up cheerfully rain or shine. And in between, are those with winter blues who don't feel fully themselves during the fall or winter. They can still function well enough day to day, but the darker months are more challenging for them than other months. For many, 30 minutes a day with the light therapy lamp can improve mood and outlook during the darkest days of the year. 
A message from the President
of the Friends of the Rowley Library
Please look for our Annual Rowley Library Friends Membership Drive mailer in early April. We hope we can count on your support to renew your membership again. All membership proceeds go straight to support programming for all at our library.
Start looking through your book collection for your reading treasures you can donate to our library. Please mark your calendar for our two donation days March 30th and April 27th from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Our annual book sale is scheduled for May 4th and 5th with preview night (Friends members only) Friday, May 3rd. We will also need lots of volunteers again to sort and sell books. Please ask friends and family to help. An invitation will go out mid February. 
The Friends will soon send out a survey to get an early indication of volunteers we can count on for the potential 14th Friends of the Rowley Library Chili Cookoff. 40 volunteers are needed to put together and run this big and fun community event to be held late September/early October of 2019. Please talk to your friends and family and help us garner support. Without a huge pool of volunteers we are not able to put on this event. 
The Friends of the Rowley Library thank fellow Library Friend Michelle Ford for again running a very successful Holiday Basket Raffle this last December. You are just awesome Michelle. Thank you.  
Movie Matinee Thursday February 21, 2 pm
Movie Matinee
Thursday, February 21, 2pm
A Star is Born
Starring Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga
Rated R

Join us for this Oscar-nominated movie! A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. The Rowley Public Library is located at 141 Main Street and is fully accessible. For more information, check out our web site at or call the library at 978-948-2850.       

The art of Tina Gagnon on exhibit
The Rowley Public Library is currently hosting the work of Tina Gagnon.
The medium of colored pencils allows for fine detail, allowing her to express a high degree of realism that recreates her subjects just as they are in life.
Her drawings can be categorized as Nature: botanicals & animals and Nostalgia: pieces that trigger a memory of your past when you merely glimpse at it. The display will be up through February.
Valentines in our Display Case
fabric-heart-stilllife.jpg Local resident Elizabeth Hicken will be sharing her collection of Valentines cards with us just in time for the holiday! Stop by to see these beautiful examples of paper art, on display through February. If you have an interesting collection or hobby and would like to put a display in the case to share it with the community call Amy Roderick at 978-948-2850

Museum Passes offered for discounted admission
Call early for school vacation week 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, March 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Join the Rowley Library Book Club for a discussion of Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. A brilliant retelling of Homer's classic tale, the Iliad, it's an action-packed adventure filled with legendary heroes and an epic love story, as young Prince Patroclus follows his friend Achilles into war, little knowing what the future holds. 
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
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 experienced students. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat if you have one. Asana practice can 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 February 11, 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. 
New Hot Titles Collection
Tired of never finding that popular book on the shelf? Check out our new collection of Hot Titles, recent bestsellers in high demand, just waiting for someone to check them out! These popular items circulate for a three week loan period, but they are not holdable and may not be renewed. Check the spinner often -  it might be your lucky day!
From Youth Services
Teen Space Redesign  

We are redesigning the teen space and we need your help. We really care about your thoughts and opinions. It would be awesome if you filled out our survey to tell us how we can improve your space at the library. Plus you will be entered into a raffle for a Jabberwocky Bookshop gift card. Return the survey in the box in the teen area or give to any staff member.

  Click here for the calendar on Rowley Public Library website    
 WINTER PROGRAMS 1/14-3/14         
MON: Lego Club (all ages) 4-5pm  
Tues:  Mindful Toddlers (2+yrs) 10:30-11am
Wed:   Baby Bouncers (0-1) 10:30-11am
          Family StoryTime/Craft (preschool) 12-12:45
          Kids Yoga (all ages) 1-1:30pm
Thur:   After-School (elementary ages) 4-5pm
Caregivers must be in the program room during all storytimes, yoga & Lego club or close by for after- school club only.
Please Note:   
All the above programs will not meet week of  2/18/2019


Special Programs in February:
Tuesday, 2/19  11am   Harry Potter Day   
Wednesday 2/20 11am-12:30am Dolly & Me Tea Party 
Also check your website for updates or call the library:  978-948-2850