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Monday, February 19
The library will be closed in observance of President's Day 

 
 
 
Love Your Library
Visit with us and experience the magic!
 
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Library patrons have been sharing reasons why they love the Rockport Public Library. 
Even with Valentine's Day behind us, we'd like to know your memorable library moments. When did your love begin? Share your story. Send a comment to mrc@mvlc.org . Tell your friends!

PJ Cinema

Saturday, February 17 @ 10:30 am

 

Children of all ages and their families are invited to come snuggled up in their pajamas to enjoy a screening along with milk and cookies! Families are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows, and a favorite stuffed animal.

Come prepared to see all of your favorite little pony characters and discover a different breed of hero.

 

 
 

School Vacation Special: Club Lego

Thursday, February 22 @ 2 pm

What can you make with a bowl of Legos?

Complete the challenge or build your own creation. The sky's the limit in this fun-filled creative structural task. 

An hour-long program of entertainment for ages 5+. Creations will be displayed in the Club Lego case outside the Children's Room for all to see.

 
 
 
 

   

Pre-K Storytime and Craft

Tuesday, February 27 @ 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, playing. A small craft will follow story time.

 

Kindergarten1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Pick up your reading log today!

We are pleased to announce that the Rockport Public Library is now participating in 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. This program is a national endeavor with the mission to "promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers" and "to encourage parent and child bonding through reading."

1,000 books might seem like a lot, but if you read just one book to your child every day, you can accomplish this task in less than three years.

Many children do not begin a formal education until they are five years old, but that is not when children begin learning and gaining all of the skills they will need to become readers. In order to learn to read, children must already have a grasp of spoken language. Study after study demonstrate that children who are exposed to a wider vocabulary have an advantage when learning to read, and children who grow up with more books in the home perform better in school. Moreover, reading books with a caring adult or older sibling exposes young children to even more words than daily conversation. Thus, reading to your child daily increases their chances of reading success when they enter kindergarten, and then their continued reading and academic success. Essentially, reading regularly with your child is key.

That's what 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten aims to do - it gives parents a way to keep track of their reading. To participate, parents can pick up a reading log from the Children's Room at the Rockport Public Library. Each reading log has room for 100 entries. Parents don't need to find 1,000 different books to read - instead, simply record each time you read a book to your child, even if it's a repeat! After each log is filled, turn it in and pick up a new one! The library will keep track of each submission, so that when you get to 1,000 books, your child will get a free Kindergarten Starter Pack of essential school supplies.

At the Rockport Public Library, we hope 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten will be a fun way to help families engage with their children and prepare them for reading success. 

Stop by today and get started!

 
Teens and Tweens Time

Don't miss out! New stuff is popping up all over the library

Pop-up Teen Scene

Monday, February 5, 12 and 26 @ 2:30 pm

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. Erica, the youth librarian, will be available for reference questions. There will also be free WiFi, but teens must bring their own electronic devices.

 

Teen Movie Night

Wednesday, February 21 @ 5 pm

Teens ages 13-18 are invited to the library to watch the movie based on the book of the same title by Nicola Yoon, and enjoy traditional movie theater snacks.

 

Movie license provided by the Friends of the Rockport Public Library.

 

Awesome Book Club

Thursday, February 22 @ 3:30 pm

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.


 
Library Book and Other Discussion Groups
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

~ Dr. Seuss

 

Thu, Feb 15 @ 4 pm

Poetry Readers
Title: Behind My Eyes by Li-Young Lee

Sun, Feb 18 @ 2 pm

Sunday Book Chat

Title: Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

Wed, Feb 21 @ 2 pm

Current Issues Discussion Group

Title: The Prisoner in his Palace by Will Bardenwerper

Mon, Feb 26 @ 4 pm

Greek Drama Discussion

Title: The Cyclops by Euripides

Mon, Feb 26 @ 6 pm

Monday Evening Book Group

Title: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Wed, Feb 28 @ 7 pm

History Book Club
Theme: Famous Travelers and Adventurers



 
 

Homer's The Odyssey Discussion Group

 

Join us to discuss this 2,700 year old tale of Odysseus' fantastic voyage from Troy!

 

Kickoff ~ Wednesday, February 7 @ 4 pm

2nd meeting ~ Wednesday, February 21 @ 4 pm 

Be prepared to discuss the first two books/chapters from Robert Fagles' translation on the 7th. Copies are available at the circulation desk. 

All are welcome!

 

"A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them."

~ Lemony Snicket


 




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