The newsletter of the Rowley Public Library
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March 2019
Gaming Saturdays in March
Dungeons & Dragons March 2 ; Magic The Gathering March 16
Join the adventures of  The Slayers Stand Adventurer's Guild.
Two games will be run by Dungeon Master Alex Keevan on March 2, 2019: From 10:30 to 12:30  play with a role playing, character building theme, then from 1-3 pm we'll have a more combative, battle driven adventure. No experience required, experienced players and newcomers are welcome to watch, learn and play. Call 978-948-2850 to register-walk-ins also welcome! Best for ages 10 and up.
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. 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 newcomers 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 March 16 from noon to 3 pm!
Pioneer Woman Cookbook Potluck
Saturday March 9, 12 - 1:30 pm

Please join us for a Winter Cookbook Club! Pull a recipe from Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond's collection. We'll have several of her cookbooks on hand at the front desk, or you can choose something online.
Some things to think about:
1.   This is a Potluck as defined by Massachusetts state law. Neither the food nor the facilities have been inspected by the state or by a local public health agency.
2.   Sign up is required . Let us know what you are bringing so we don't have duplicates!
3.   Each participant must bring one completed ready to serve dish (bring serving spoons, etc.)
4.   Bring at least one photocopy of the recipe you have chosen. We need a list of the ingredients in the dish you make for allergy considerations.
5.   To reduce trash, please bring your own plate, cup and utensils.
Bring something to take leftovers home in!
Have fun! Tell us all about your experience making the recipe. Talk about cooking while enjoying great food! Call us at 978-948-2850 to sign up today- space is limited!
Movie Matinee Thursday March 14, 2 pm
Movie Matinee
Thursday, March 14, 2pm
Green Book - Starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali
Rated PG-13

Join us for Green Book, Oscar winner for Best Picture, a film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class, and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line! A white bouncer from the Bronx bonds with a world-class black pianist while chauffeuring him around the Jim Crow South. For more information, check out our web site at or call the library at 978-948-2850.       

Boston Bruins 12th Annual PJ Drive ends March 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. Copies were distributed in the February light bill, and are available to pick up at the Library. 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 
A message from the President
of the Friends of the Rowley Library
The Friends are gearing up for the Annual Book & Bake Sale, to be held this year on May 4th and 5th, with the preview night on May 3rd.
This is an early reminder for those of you Marie Kondo-ing or getting a jump start on Spring cleaning, please consider setting aside those books, DVDs, CDs for us and donating on one of our book drop off days (first drop off day is March 30, second is April 27)!
100% of the proceeds from the Book Sale help fund library programming in the Children's Room, movie nights, adult programs, author visits, speakers, craft events, etc.
Thank you for your support this year!

The Board of the Friends was bubbling last night with ideas to draw you, our entire community, to the library for fun events of learning, exploring, entertainment and fun. Keep your eyes out for more and more reasons to come to your library and enjoy your community and to get to know many more people.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday April 2 at 7 pm - all are welcome!
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, April 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Join the Rowley Library Book Club for a discussion of The North Water by Ian Maguire. A disgraced ex-army surgeon signs on to a 19th century whaling ship heading to the Arctic, where he goes head-to-head with the corrupt, popular harpooner. Throw in the brutality of nature, and you have a doomed voyage in the making. 
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 March 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
  Click here for the calendar on Rowley Public Library website    
 WINTER PROGRAMS END Week of 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.

Spring Programs Start 4/1-5/30 
 Come in and pick up books for 
Pine Grove School March Book Madness!

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