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

January 2019
New for your 2019: e-books, tech help, & fitness
Enjoy digital offerings from RPL and MVLC
Download ebooks and audiobooks by visiting OverDrive. Or download the Libby app for easy access to virtual library materials. Get your e-card from the Boston Public Library for even more options for free downloadable content. Need help getting your new device set up? Or just have questions about what's available? Make an appointment with our reference team by calling 978-948-2850, or just drop in with your device and passwords. We are more likely to be able to help you if we know in advance what you need help with.
Streaming workout videos available from OverDrive
fitness_dance_class2.jpgIf 2019 is the year you focus on achieving your fitness and wellness goals, let us help! The MVLC OverDrive collection includes a simultaneous-use collection of 25 workout videos from Gaiam, Inc. Learn skills such as yoga, pilates, and tai chi; the collection also includes kid-friendly titles. Simultaneous use means all titles are always available - no holds, no wait! These videos can be streamed on any device, any time, so no excuses, get moving!
The happy winners of the anime/manga basket
Recently, the Friends of the Rowley Public Library concluded our 7th Annual Basket Raffle. We are very grateful to all the local businesses and generous families that donated the many baskets. Year after year, the Basket Raffle could not happen without the support of these folks.
In 2018, the prizes were worth over $2,600 collectively. Young adults had many choices like Harry Potter, Dungeons and Dragons, Magic The Gathering, Manga and Anime, and Graphic Novels. Winnie the Pooh, Kids Craft Supplies, and Family Movie Night joined the annual Lego basket in the Children's Room. As always, treasures from the Institution for Savings, honey bees, and hand crocheted blankets were included. Rounding out the prizes were baskets highlighting bird watching, homemade dog biscuits, car supplies, mindfulness, Christmas supplies and decorations. Many Rowley restaurants were featured in the ever popular Gift Card Tree.
We thank everyone who purchased raffle tickets in the four weeks leading up to the raffle. The funds raised will help fund programs at the Rowley Public Library like children's story time and the Summer Reading Program. Congratulations to all the winners. We hope you enjoy your baskets.
We hope to see you all in November when the 2019 baskets arrive.
A 2019 message from the Friends of the Library president
Join us on January 15, 7 pm, Rowley Public Library, 141 Main St.
Friends Logo
The Friends of the Rowley Library want to thank our community of supporters, members and volunteers for a very special year. We just concluded our 2nd Holiday Cookie walk. 34 wonderful bakers donated more than 40 kinds of cookies raising $423 for library programming. The big meeting room at the library smelled sooooooo good with all the cookies waiting to be put in a festive tin to be brought home. Thank you to everyone who helped bake and/or bought cookies. 
On Jan. 15 at 7:00pm we will hold our annual kick-off meeting at the library. Come join us and bring your ideas for events you would like to see. 
Our 2018 Membership has brought in $4875 from 142 members. Thank you so much renewing and new members from Rowley and some neighboring towns. We also had other donations of $1,060 from local organizations. Thank you all so much! 
If you would like to join the board of the Friends, come to the kick-off meeting on Jan. 15 at 7:00pm or send an e-mail to . Board members serve for one year with elections held during our May meeting. Positions are President, VP, Treasurer and Secretary.  
Movie Matinee Thursday January 24, 2 pm
Movie Matinee
Thursday, January 24, 2pm
First Man
Starring Ryan Gosling & Claire Foy
Rated PG-13

Join us for this docudrama about the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the sacrifices that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Movie snacks and beverages will be provided. 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 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.
Student Art in our Display Case
The Pine Grove School Kindergarten students have been designing pinch pots! Students practiced making slab and coils with modeling clay before creating these pieces out of Crayola Model Magic Air Dry Clay. Each is unique in shape and painting style - they are so proud of them!  Please enjoy the hard work of these emerging artists! Their work will be on display through January at the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main Street in Rowley.

Museum Passes offered for discounted admission

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, February 7, at 6:30 p.m.
Join the Rowley Library Book Club for a discussion of Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad by Fergus Bordewich, a story of the divisive politics of the era, combined with thrilling personal narratives of the real people who risked everything to take part. The Underground Railroad was the first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for social change. 

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 January 14, 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
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)  3-4pm
Tues:  Mindful Toddlers (2yrs+) 10:30-11am
Wed:   Baby Bouncers (0-1yr) 10:30-11am
          Family StoryTime/Craft( preschool)12-12:45
          Kids Yoga (all ages)   1-1:30pm
Thurs: After-School Club (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:   
No Lego Club January 21, 2019 .
All the above programs will not meet week of  2/18/2019

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