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

June 2018
"A Native Transformation" with Katie Banks Hone, the Monarch Gardener, on Thursday, June 21, 7pm
Katie Banks Hone, aka the Monarch Gardener, a former Senior Aquarist and Educator at the New England Aquarium, shares the story of transforming a typical suburban property with non-native foundation plantings into a haven for wildlife with over 80 species of native plants and multiple rain gardens. Go home with planting lists and resources, sample garden designs, and packets of common milkweed seeds to start your own transformation. Join us on Thursday, June 21 at 7pm. Bring your questions! 

News from the Friends of the Rowley Library: 
The Friends of the Rowley Public Library are holding a raffle for a Summer Fun Pack. Approximate retail value $750. The pack includes: 2 tickets to Water Country, 2 tickets to Santa's village, 4 passes to the Children's Museum of New Hampshire, 4 Mountain Adventure Park passes to Cranmore Mt., 4 passes to Story Land, 10 passes to The Sports Museum at TD Garden for a group tour, 4 VIP passes to York's Wild Kingdom and Amusement Park, and 2 day passes to Metro Rock. More prizes may be added! Raffle tickets are available at the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main St., for $3 each or 2 for $5. Drawing will be held at the Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Carnival on June 27. Need not be present to win.
 
The Friends of the Rowley Public Library will be electing officers again during our next bi-monthly (1st Tuesday of every other month) meeting on June 5th at 7:00pm. If you are interested in running for President, VP, Treasurer or Secretary, come join us. 
 
May was Friends membership month, if you haven't renewed yet, please consider supporting Library programming by becoming a member of the Friends. All money supports programming and goes right back to our community. If you have misplaced your return envelope, come visit the library, borrow books, DVD's, CD's or maybe even a magazine and pick up another membership envelope, or click here to renew your membership with PayPal. Thank you!  
Works of artist BJ Beck on display

The Rowley Public Library will host an exhibition of the works of BJ Beck in June. After a successful career in the medical field, Ms. Beck applied to Massachusetts College of Art and Design, recently graduating with her MFA. She is a perceptual, representational painter, drawn to themes of transition, movement, passages - "from here to there." Her work will be on display through June at the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main Street in Rowley.
This month in the display case
 
The Rowley Historical Society will be marking their 100th anniversary this year with a series of displays celebrating Rowley's past. This month, the display is "Then and Now," comparing everyday items from our past to what we use today. Come learn some local history! 
If you have a hobby or interest you'd like to share with the community call Amy Roderick at 978-948-2850.

Libraries Rock! Adult Summer Reading begins June 25
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 www.rowleylibrary.org.
Museum Passes offered for discounted admission
Reminder: The New England Aquarium pass is not valid during July and August - plan your trip early!
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Passes providing discounted admission 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 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. 
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
 
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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 June 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 Ancestry.com (in library only) and Heritage Quest (access remotely with your Rowley Library bar code).   
Wi-Fi hotspots available for check out
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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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SUMMER READING PROGRAM 
     Carnival Kickoff Event 2018 
             "Libraries Rock" 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27th from 12-2pm  
Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Face Painting, Crafts & Games 
Sign up for Summer reading and learn about all of the exciting programs we have planned for you this summer.  Programs are planned for all ages!

Weekly Summer  Programs for Children thru week of Aug 13th
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