The newsletter of the Rowley Public Library
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May 2018
Friends of the Rowley Public Library
Annual Book & Bake Sale 
Help is especially needed to set up for the Book Sale on Friday afternoon, May 4, from 2 - 5:30 pm. Drop by the Library at 141 Main St. Must be able to lift heavy boxes of books.
Don Nelson, author of Chappaquiddick Tragedy: Kennedy's Second Passenger Revealed on Tuesday, May 8, 7pm
In mid-morning of July 19, 1969 Senator Ted Kennedy reported an accident he had had the previous night in which Mary Jo Kopechne had drowned. No one believed the story he wrote in his police report. What was he covering up? What really happened? The mystery surrounding this incident still baffles some to this day. Perhaps, as author Don Nelson proposes, there is an alternative theory that would answer all of these questions. His account pulls back the cloak of the cover-up in his recently published book Join us on Tuesday, May 8 at 7pm to discover new insights into this mystery. Bring your questions!
News from the Friends of the Rowley Library: 
The annual Summer Fun Pack raffle is in the works. We have received donated passes to Storyland, Water Country, Cranmore Mt., Santa's Village, NH Children's Museum and more are arriving daily. Keep an eye out for details on the Rowley Library web-site and Facebook page. Raffle tickets will be on sale during the book sale May 5-6th (preview night for Friends members Friday May 4th) for $3 each or 2 for $5. 
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. 
The Friends annual membership mailer went out about a month ago. 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!  
Pine Grove School artists at Rowley Public Library

Displaying the self-portraits of the graduating class of Pine Grove School is an annual tradition, started thirteen years ago. Usually they are on view for the month of July in the Pat Marshall Link Art Gallery located in the lobby of Pine Grove School in Rowley. This year, however, the school is undergoing a major renovation and the show has hit the road to be displayed here at the Rowley Public Library. Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Their work will be displayed through May.
Celebrate Older Americans Month
This month in our display case, the Rowley Senior Center is celebrating Older Americans Month with the theme: Engage at Every Age. In the next 25 years, 1 in 5 Americans will become an older adult. Check out all that your senior center has going on!  Their newsletter is also online at 
If you have a hobby or interest you'd like to share with the community call  Amy Roderick at 978-948-2850.

Rowley Book Club to meet Thursday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m.
The Rowley Book Club is reading A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi. Zeba, an Afghani woman accused of the brutal murder of her husband of 20 years, is in jail while awaiting trial. While there she bonds with the other women imprisoned because of the social rules they have broken. Is that why Zeba is there, or is there more to her story? Yusuf, her Afghan-born, American-raised lawyer, must discover the truth in this moving look at the lives of modern Afghan women. Click here to request a copy, or pick one up at the library, then join us for a discussion on Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. This is our last meeting of the season, so watch our web site for the announcement of next year's titles.
At MVLC, we believe that your local library is the gateway to a world of opportunity: education, entertainment, community engagement, and so much more! In this spirit, we're happy to offer MVLC library cardholders an additional way to connect you with your local library: the Library Renewal Line!
Using the Library Renewal Line is easy - all you need is your library card number!
Simply dial 978-683-3175 to renew your items and check on the status of your holds and checkouts. Of course you can still call the Library at 978-948-2850 during open hours.  

Museum Passes offered for discounted admission
Reminder: The New England Aquarium pass is not valid during July and August - plan your trip early!

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 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. 
Lowell Spinners tickets half-price with pass 
While the season for the Lowell Spinners doesn't start until June, the box office is open, so take a look at the schedule
and plan your visit. Checking out the Library pass, sponsored by the Friends of the Rowley Library, allows you to purchase up to six tickets to a home game at half price.
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 May 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
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Children's Programs thru week of May 14 :
Monday:        Lego Club 3-4pm (all ages)
Tuesday:       Stories & Songs 10:30-11:00 (0-3yrs) *
Wednesday:  Babies & Toddlers 10:30-11:00 (0-3yrs)
 Family Story Time 12:00-12:45 (3-5yrs)
                        Kids Yoga 1:00-1:30 (all ages)
* No Stories & Songs on Tuesday, May 1st
Please check your website for cancellation updates or call the library:  978-948-2850 
All Children's Programs end the week of May 14th  

     Carnival Kickoff Event 2018 
             "Libraries Rock" 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27th from 12-3pm
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
Stay tuned for more details. 
Día, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) is a commitment to include and celebrate a variety of cultures every day, year-round, culminating annually on April 30. Día is an enhancement of Children's Day, which began in 1925. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children's book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found Día. Learn More.

Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of children's books and reading. Established in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. The program is administered by Every Child a Reader and the Children's Book Council (CBC) is the anchor sponsor. Learn More.