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Book Library Book and Other Discussion Groups
"Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood."

~ John Green

Thu, Jan 18 @ 4 pm

Poetry Readers
Title: Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by poet Warsan Shire

Sun, Jan 21 @ 2 pm

Sunday Book Chat
Title: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Mon, Jan 22 @ 4 pm

Greek Drama Discussion
Title: Rhesus by Euripides

Mon, Jan 22 @ 6 pm

Monday Evening Book Group
Title: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Wed, Jan 24 @ 2 pm

Current Issues Discussion Group

Theme: Putin/Russia

Wed, Jan 31 @ 7 pm

History Book Club
Theme: Manifest Destiny

Teen Teens and Tweens Time

Pop in out of the cold and join the club

Pop-up Teen Scene

Monday, January 22

coed-studying.jpg Teens ages 13-18 are invited to enjoy an exclusive space just for them to study alone or in groups, and unwind playing board games or laughing with friends. Unlike the rest of the library, noise is OK.

Snacks will be provided, and teens are also welcome to bring their own food and drinks. There will be free WiFi, but teens must bring their own electronic devices.

Erica, the youth librarian, will be available for reference questions, should you need help with a project.

 

Awesome Book Club

Thursday, January 11 @ 3:30 pm

Back by popular demand! Kids in grades 5-7 are invited to join us for snacks as we discuss what everyone is currently reading. Please bring your awesome book to show to others.

 


We Have a Winner!

Happy New Year Abby!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the children's end of the year candy guessing challenge this December. The results are in, and there were 121 pieces of candy in the jar.

 The winner is Abby, who guessed the exact amount - 121! The runner up was Maggie who guessed 115 pieces of candy. Congratulations!

 



Stories Stories and More

Dive into a story and share in the adventure

Play to Learn Storytime and Play Group

Wednesday, January 17, 24 and 31 @ 1:30 pm

  Circle time on a blanket for stories, songs and fingerplays, followed by creative playtime with friends. All ages are welcome to join the fun!

This library program is a collaboration between the CFCE Coordinator at Pathways for Children and the Rockport Public Library. In addition, the program is funded by a grant through the MA Department of Early Education and Care.

 

Pre-K Storytime and Craft

Tuesday, January 23 @ 10:45 am

 Parents and caregivers are invited to bring preschool children ages 3 and up for a joyful story time full of engaging stories, movement and music. Parents will engage in the five practices of emergent literacy: singing, talking, reading, writing and playing. 

 A small craft will follow storytime.

 

 

Crafternoon

Thursday, January 25 @ 3:30 pm

Elementary and middle school kids and their families are invited to join us for a fun-filled hour of seasonal crafts. kids-coloring.jpg There will be options for different age groups.

Please come prepared to get messy!

Offerings Ongoing Offerings

What's YOUR New Year's resolution?

 

Device Advice 

By appointment only

Make an appointment with the Rockport Public Library, your one stop for Device Advice. We can help you navigate your new computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Sessions are one-on-one, so book your slot today by contacting Christiann at  cgibeau@rockportlibrary.org  or calling 978-546-6934.

 

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring your own device for your scheduled appointment. 

 

Outreach Service

From our door to yours

The Rockport Public Library offers long-term and short-term outreach services for local residents who are unable to come to the library for a variety of reasons. Andrea Nichols, Rockport's outreach librarian, delivers standard, large-print and audio books, as well as magazines and movies to homebound residents within Rockport.

Library materials are picked up and delivered on a schedule that is adapted to individual's needs. The outreach librarian is responsible for checking out, renewing and returning all materials on each homebound patron's behalf. Therefore, no overdue fines are assessed to residents using this service.

For people who are visually impaired, the outreach program also offers a variety of Talking Books and the player to go with them. Andrea can assist with questions about eligibility for and enrollment in this Library of Congress program.

If you or someone you know can benefit from the Rockport Public Library's Outreach Service, please call us at 978-546-6934 to obtain more information or to sign up.

 

Which Craft? Circle

Monday mornings @ 11 am

Enjoy lively conversation with fellow artisans while you work on your needlework project. Just drop in. No instruction provided.

We'll save a seat for you.

Please check the events calendar  on our website for updates on holidays and other potential scheduling conflicts.

Neighbor Neighbor to Neighbor: A Learning Exchange

Calling all neighbors!

Is one of your New Year's resolutions to share with friends and neighbors a hobby, passion or interest you've been cultivating? Or, do you have people in your life that have told you to spread the word about your hobby, passion or interest, but you didn't know where to start?

Look no further! The Rockport Public Library is kicking off a new program series this year titled, Neighbor to Neighbor: A Learning Exchange. It's a chance for members of the community to come together and share interests while learning from each other. It's also a time for gaining a new perspective, learning a new craft, obtaining additional knowledge on a specific topic or just enjoying a neighborlyconnection outside of our regular day-to-day interactions.

 
 

As an example, John Clark approached the library this past summer to see about doing a presentation on film noir - a distinct style of filmmaking made popular in the 40's and 50's. Think The Maltese Falcon . John presented the elements of film noir as it relates to lighting, dialog and characters then screened Jacques Tourneur's Out of the Past with Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer and Kirk Douglas. After the viewing there was a robust discussion on film noir, the movie itself and the audience's ability to pick out certain stylistic elements presented beforehand. Simple as that!

The topics are limitless and are based on your own interests for this new series. So, if you have something you'd like to share with your neighbors, consider stopping by or contacting Christiann directly to work out a program that will be enjoyable for you and your neighbors. Christiann can be reached at cgibeau@rockportlibary.org or by calling the library at 978-546-6934.

 

We look forward to hearing from you and learning from our neighbors!

 




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