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

July 2018
Harmonica Workshop with Mike and Beverly
Saturday, July 14, 10-11:30 am
Learn to play the harmonica! This workshop is for adults and children ages 9 and up. You will walk away knowing how to play a song!  Mike and Beverly will teach you several simple songs and basic techniques, so you will be able to continue to learn on your own. Mike Rogers has been playing the harmonica since he was 15, and Mike and Beverly have been presenting these workshops for the past 30 years, from Maine to Georgia and throughout the Bahamas. Harmonicas donated by the Friends of the Library (yours to keep) or bring your own! Sign-ups are appreciated but not required, as space is limited. Call 978-948-2850 to reserve your spot.

Magic the Gathering July 21 and August 18, 12 noon - 3 pm 
First published in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast, Magic The Gathering was the first trading card game created and it continues to thrive to this very day with millions of players all over the world. Magic can be played by two or more players in various formats and is best suited to players age 5 and up.
We are thrilled to have Michael J Geary and Josh Brown both with over 23 years of playing experience back with us for these two summer events. Michael is formally a level 1 Judge and ranked #1 in the Military. Josh has been playing since the game came into existence. Michael and Josh will teach new comers the ins and outs of getting started in the world of Magic The Gathering. They will also challenge more experienced players to help build their skill set and endurance.
Come to learn, play, watch or trade. We look forward to seeing you there on either or both July 21 and August 18 from noon to 3 pm! Free deck boxes while supplies last!
Photography exhibit by Lily Keyes on display  
The Rowley Public Library will host an exhibition of the works of Lily Keyes in July. Her underwater photography exhibit is titled Lilliputian Ocean in reference to the mythical island of Lilliput in the 1726 book, Gulliver's Travels. She created all of the photographs in this exhibit off the coast of Mozambique in Africa during an internship she completed with Africa Media and Oceans Research. As a Massachusetts native and an advocate for ocean conservation, she is also a strong proponent for pursuing cultural and educational experiences abroad and currently works with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's flagship international program, which matches students with internships, research projects, and teaching opportunities across the world. Her work will be on display through July at the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main Street.
Movie Madness Wednesday, July 11, 1-3 pm
Join us to see Chappaquiddick, a great new release depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist. Parts of this PG-13 movie were filmed right here in Rowley! 

Libraries Rock! Adult Summer Reading
Winning has never been so easy! 1. Stop by the front desk to sign up for our Adult Summer Reading program. 2. For every book you read, fill out a slip for our prize drawing. 3. For every extra activity or way you use your library, fill out a slip for our prize drawing. That's it! All books and activities must be completed by August 31, but we will accept slips through Sept. 1. The Grand Prize winner will be chosen by drawing after Sept. 1, and other prizes will also be awarded. The Grand Prize winner will choose from several prizes including a Kindle or a gift certificate to our local Jabberwocky Bookshop. Libraries Rock! is sponsored by the Rowley Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Prizes are sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, call the library at 978-948-2850, or check out our web site at
Congratulations to Redmond Shinnick!
We have a winner for the roughly $750 (retail value) 2018 Summer Fun Pack. A huge thank you to our awesome donors which are Water Country, Story Land, Santa's Village, Mt. Cranmore, Children's Museum of New Hampshire, Sports Museum at TD Garden, York's Wild Kingdom and Amusement Park as well as Metro Rock and the Wenham Museum! 11 year old Redmond Shinnick, entering 6th grade at the Pine Grove School in Rowley this fall, is the exuberant holder of all these passes to all the above mentioned venues. Have a blast Shinnick family.
Redmond Shinnick accepting his prize with Friends of the Rowley Library President Sieglinde Aigner-Crooks, flanked by library staff members Marypat Pomaranski and Hermayne Gordon.
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 for half price tickets (up to six per pass for each home game) to the Lowell Spinners are also available this season. 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. 
"Outdoor Explorer" backpacks in the works

COMING SOON: The Rowley Open Space Committee, together with the Friends of the Rowley Public Library, are introducing some new fun just in time for Summer. Head to the front desk to check out one of the new "Outdoor Explorer" backpacks, filled with everything your little ones need to have an adventure and investigate nature on one of the many local trails, or just in your own backyard! Best for ages 3-10.
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 July 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
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Kids: Preschool-5th grade 
7/9   Big Ryan (11:30-12:30) original stories, puppets, music & a lot of fun
7/11  Matinee (10:30-12:00)  'TAD The Lost Explorer'
7/16  Lego Mania (10:30-12) Cooperative building with Jack The Lego Guy 
7/18  Craft Day (10:30-12:00)  'Kindness Rocks Project"  paint inspirational rocks  
7/25  Drumming Driscolls (10:30-11:15) clown car full of dummies, mini steel drums and percussion   
         instrument for everyone to play along with the dummies  
TEENS: 6th-12th grade
7/10  Henna Workshop (3-5pm)  Learn history, chemistry and artistic techniques.  Then receive a   
        Henna tattoo from Maria.  (Space is Limited & Sign-up is required) 
7/12,19 & 25  Rock Science (1-3pm)  Build a Crystal Radio (Space is Limited & Sign-up required)   
*****7/26 VEHICLE NIGHT (6:30-7pm) ON THE TOWN COMMON *****  
        Fun Family Event!  Come see vehicles up close (Rain out date Aug 2)  
Weekly Summer  Programs for Children 7/9-8/13
Monday:        Lego Club 3-4pm (all ages)
Tuesday:       Kids Yoga 10:00-10:30 (all ages)
Please check your website for cancellation updates or call the library:  978-948-2850