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June 24, 2013

Experience travel through the journeys of another

If you’d like to travel but haven’t had the opportunity, head down to the Rowley Public Library tomorrow at 7 p.m. and live vicariously through the travels of someone else. That someone is Terry Berube, who for many years has found a way to work through her travel bucket list of sights to see and seen many amazing things, even when she couldn’t find a traveling companion.

Berube will share images and stories about her favorite places such as South Africa, Peru, Egypt, Spain and Alaska, fielding questions and feedback for an entertaining evening. This event, sponsored by The Friends of the Rowley Library, is free and open to the public.

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A community blood drive will be held tomorrow from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Rowley Veteran’s Association at 19 Bradford St. To schedule an appointment, call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit ww.redcrossblood.org. All donors will receive a Red Sox T-shirt.

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The Rowley Public Library summer reading program kicks off on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with a presentation, “Drum Away the Blues,” suitable for elementary-aged children. Performer Craig Harris will get the kids moving through songs, stories and interactive percussion-playing during this fun, multicultural and participatory launch of the summer reading program.

Harris, who has a lifelong passion for music, has performed in concert and recorded with many internationally known artists and taught music in public and charter schools for more than 25 years.

Summer reading signups, to the themes of “Dig Into Reading” for children, “Beneath The Surface” for teens and “Groundbreaking Reads” for adults, will be open after the performance. As always, the library is offering great incentives for signing up and prizes for achieving reading goals.

The kick-off event for teens (grades 6 through 12) will take place on Thursday at 6 p.m., where teens can sign up for the reading program, provide their input as to the activities they are interested in having at the library, and even consider volunteering with the children’s program at the library this summer.

All events throughout the summer reading program are free of charge and open to the public.

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The Independence Day celebration in town will take place on Saturday, beginning with an 8:30 a.m. parade, followed by food and festivities on the town common greens. For details, contact the selectmen’s office at 978-948-2372.

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Michelle Pelletier Marshall covers Rowley for The Daily News. She can be reached at marshallsinmass@comcast.net

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