THE ROWAYTON LIBRARY PRESENTS...
Programs and services dedicated to educating and entertaining our community

For more information on our events, please see Our Online Calendar

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(Events Newsletter in PDF format)

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New Music Library ... and all you need is a Rowayton Library Card

The Rowayton Library has just added Freegal (rhymes with legal) to its collection of downloadable media. Freegal is a service of Library Ideas that offer access to songs from Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists.  With your valid library card number, you have access to hundreds of thousands of music to download for free. Each patron has a limit of 3 downloads per week.  The library and its "Freegal Sponsors" have underwritten the purchase of the music.

No extra software is needed to access Freegal. Each download is in mp3 format, so the files will work for both PCs and Macs for use on Windows Media Player & iTunes. The mp3s may also be transferred to your smartphone or tablet. Android and Blackberry devices allow for direct downloads, while Apple devices such as the iPod and iPhone will require a download first to iTunes, then a transfer to the intended listening device.

Check out our library’s catalog here and be sure to visit our FAQs page for more information. Download your favorite song now!

Weekly Events

TeaTime – Tuesday Afternoons @ 2-3 pm  Please join fellow Rowaytonites for a free cup of delicious Tea and a cookie or two every Tuesday afternoon at the Rowayton Library.  No need for a reservation. 

Late Nights @ the Library – Open Wednesdays until 7pm  The Rowayton Library is open until 7 pm every Wednesday evening for your convenience. Come in and use the computers, WiFi, check out books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, videos…or come in and read.

StoryTime for Pre-School Kids on Every Wednesday and Friday @ 10:30-11am  Stories and Songs for children ages birth – age 5.  For more information, please call the Library at (203) 838-5038.  This program is free and open to the public. 

Knitting for Adults Thursdays @ 1-3pm Relax and enjoy knitting in the company of others at the Rowayton Library. Come for whatever portion of this time is convenient for you. These sessions will be an opportunity to share patterns, different techniques and helpful hints from more experienced knitters. Bring your current project or an old unfinished one. If you haven’t knit in years, don’t rush out and buy new supplies. Just bring your favorite needles—we also have extra needles and yarn. After a quick refresher you will be able to select an appropriate pattern for your skill level and order materials. Refreshments will be served.  

Free Books @ the Rowayton Railroad Station  Free paperback books are available at the Rowayton Railroad Station during the morning commute hours.  Please take one and pass it on.

All events are free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted); some events require registration or a courtesy reservation call to Library to ensure the Library's ability to accommodate those interested in participating.

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BookFLIX for Kids online at www.Rowayton.org

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.  This services is available to Rowayton Library patrons though the Internet and with your Rowayton Library Card bar-code. 

Children just learning to read or wanting to read “on their own” can do so through BookFLIX.  The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.  BookFlix fiction-nonfiction pairs are organized around nine categories that are largely centered around content-area topics, though some are just for fun!  Each pair, made up of a Weston Woods animated storybook and a nonfiction Scholastic eBook, is sure to delight and interest early readers. 

For more information, please call the Library at (203) 838-5038 or visit us on the web at www.Rowayton.org.  If you need a Rowayton Library card, you may apply for one from our website or come into the Library.

Online Catalog

The Rowayton Library’s Online Catalog is now available to all of its patrons. Card holders of the Rowayton Library can search the Rowayton Library’ collection, reserve material, renew, check what is already borrowed by the patron, see what Best Seller’s the library has on its shelf, and so much more… and all without traveling to the Library.. For more information, please call the Library at 203-838-5038.

Playaway Digital Audiobooks

The Rowayton Library continues to increase its collection of Playaways -- those self-contained easy-to-use audiobooks. With Playaways, you don’t have to juggle between multiple cassettes or CDs, or download files to an MP3 player. Simply plug in headphones and press play! Each Playaway device contains one of today's hottest titles. Each Playaway comes with a fresh battery, new headphones, and a Playaway player. You can listen either though the headphones, or use your own home speakers, or personal auto FM cable. Come in and check one out at 33 Highland Avenue, Rowayton, CT.

PrepMe!

FREE Customized Online SAT preparation for Rowayton Library patrons -- all you need is the desire to prepare... and a Rowayton Library Card

The PrepMe SAT preparation course offers 40+ hours of instructional content, practice quizzes, and full length tests. PrepMe's online system will automatically identify your strengths and weaknesses and create a customized week-by-week schedule for you to help you raise your score. PrepMe is a premium online test preparation company founded by graduates of top schools such as Caltech, the University of Chicago, and Stanford. PrepMe has been featured on the front cover of Fortune Small Business, CNN/Money, BusinessWeek and is the test preparation of choice for many schools and districts around the country including the entire state of Maine. For more information, please call the Library at (203) 838-5038 or visit us on the web at www.Rowayton.org.  This program is free and open to the public with Rowayton Library Cards.

LearningExpress Library!

Preparing for a test middle school, high school, college, and career? LearningExpress is the easiest way to prepare. Free practice tests and learning areas include: ACT, Advanced Placement, Border Patrol, Business Writing Success Skills, CBEST, Civil Service, College Entrance Exams, Computer Skills, Corrections Officer, Cosmetology, E-Books, Elementary School Skills Improvement, EMS, Firefighter, GED, GMAT, Graduate School Entrance Exams, GRE, Health Careers Entrance Practice, High School Skills Improvement, Job Search and Success Skills, Law Enforcement, LSAT, Math Skills Improvement, MCAT, Middle School Skills Improvement, Military, Nursing, Nursing School Entrance Practice, Paramedic, Police Officer, PRAXIS, Reading Skills Improvement, Real Estate, Resume And Interviewing Success Skills, SAT, Skills Improvement Courses, Skills Improvement with Spanish Instructions, State Trooper, Technical and Career College Skills, TOEFL, U.S. Citizenship, Writing Improvement Program, Writing Skills Improvement, AND MORE! All you need it your Rowayton Library Card barcode... use is as your Username and create a password and you are set. Give it a try. For more information, contact the Library at (203) 838-5038 or come in for a demonstration. This program is free and open to the public with Rowayton Library Cards.

Free Books @ the Rowayton Railroad Station

Free paperback books are available at the Rowayton Railroad Station during the morning commute hours.  Please take one and pass it on.

.All events are free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted); some events require a courtesy reservation call to the Library to insure the Library's ability to accommodate those interested in participating.

For more information on our events, please call the Library at (203) 838-5038 or view our online Calendar

We thank the Rowayton Civic Association, and many other local sponsors for their generous contributions towards our programs. And, of course, we thank the members of the Rowayton community who contribute time and funds to help keep this Library... just right for Rowayton.



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