The newsletter of the Rowley Public Library
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October 2018
Upcoming events in October at the Rowley Library:
All are welcome to attend the next Friends of the Rowley Library Meeting, to be held on Tuesday, October 2, at 7 pm at the Rowley Library, 141 Main St. The Friends are busy planning fall events, including the 7th Annual Basket Raffle (see below), "Planning a Garden and Planting Spring Bulbs" on November 10, and the 2nd Annual Friends of the Rowley Library Cookie Walk on December 8.
Bakers, get those recipes ready!

Haunted Lighthouses of New England, Tuesday, October 30, 7pm
Just in time for the holiday!  Join us to learn some of the macabre tales of New England's iconic coastal beacons, including the lovelorn spirit known as Ernie at Connecticut's New London Ledge Light, the piano playing ghost of Maine's Seguin Light, and the strange happenings at America's oldest light station, Boston Light.
Jeremy D'Entremont has been called the leading expert on New England's historic lighthouses and is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history.  He has appeared on the History Channel, Public Television, and National Public Radio as well as the Syfy Channel's popular Ghost Hunters show and Haunted Lighthouses of America on the Travel Channel.
The art of Anne Catell

Anne Catell has been hooked on photography since she was 15.  Since she's retired, she has been exploring her creative side through photography and printmaking, "playing" with her images through color inversions, painting her images, adding wax to them and sometimes cutting the photo up to make mixed media pieces.  The display will be up through October at the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main Street in Rowley.

Winners of the 2017 Annual Basket Raffle
The Friends of the Rowley Public Library Annual Basket Raffle grows every year.  Last year's raffle raised almost $1,500 to support the Rowley Public Library. It is time to prepare for the 2018 raffle!  Please consider donating a themed basket with a regular retail value of at least $50. You can donate with your family, a club or business. The basket might contain the tools to start a new hobby or keep a resolution.  f you are unable to donate a complete basket, consider donating a gift card for our popular gift card tree. NOTE: Because the baskets will be on display in the Library for four weeks, we cannot accept donations of tobacco, alcohol or perishable items. All baskets will be on display (along with your organization's name) at the Rowley Public Library from November 17 to December 15. Donations are due November 13. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Library starting November 17. The drawing will be on December 15 at a reception at the Rowley Public Library. Come enjoy some snacks and see who wins your basket!! Interested in donating? Email or call 781-640-0006 for more information. Basket registration forms are available at the Rowley Public Library. All money raised will go to fund programs at the Rowley Library like the Summer Reading Program, Rowley Reads, kids' yoga, author readings, the monthly book club and more!
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. 
Ongoing Programs for adults:
Rowley Book Club to meet Thursday November 1 at 6:30 p.m.
The Rowley Library Book Club will be discussing Americanah by bestselling Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year, as well as being named an American Library Association Best Book for Adults in 2014. It was also featured in the 2018 PBS Great American Read. "A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"--
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 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 meets on Monday October 1, 6-8 pm (moved up one week due to the Columbus Day Holiday)
Interested in researching your family history? Start with yourself! Join us from 6-8 pm (usually) 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

Clic k here  for the calendar on Rowley Public Library website    
FALL PROGRAMS 10/1-12/10
 Mon:  Lego Club 3-4pm   (All ages) 
 Tue:   Stories&Songs  10:30-11am  (0-3yrs) 
 Wed:  Babies &Toddlers  10:30-11am   (0-3yrs) 
           Family Storytime &Craft  12-12:45pm   (Preschool) 
           Kids Yoga  1-1:30pm  (All ages)
 Thur:  After-school Club 4-5:30pm  (Elementary ages)

Caregivers must be in the program room  during  all story times, yoga and lego club or close by for after-school club

 Please Note:  Lego Club will not meet on October 8th or week November 19th
                        No programs will meet week of November 19th
Please check your website for updates or call the library:  978-948-2850