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Rockport Counts Down to Kindergarten

Thursday, August 24 @ 5 pm


  • Welcome address by Principal Simendinger and Assistant Principal Castonguay
  • Greetings and social time with the kindergarten teachers
  • D.W. Counts Down to Kindergarten! An interactive play presented by City Stage Company at 5:30 pm

You will also be able to sign up for your Rockport Library Card and pick up some fun Kindergarten Readiness Giveaways!

Made possible through funding from Pathways for Children Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Grant and the Friends of the Rockport Public Library, in collaboration with The Cape Ann Museum and Rockport Public Schools.

Family Game Night

Monday, August 28 @ 6:30 pm

Join game host Justin Marshall for an exciting evening of gaming fun! The mystery will be the game itself.

Registration is not required but helpful. Please give us a call at 978-546-6934 or email at if you plan to attend!
Creative Writing Workshop

Thursday, August 31 @ 4 pm

Write a poem and share it with the group. All levels are welcome.

Jim Scrimgeour is Professor Emeritus at Western Connecticut State University and facilitator for this creative writing group. During the last 20 years he has written over a poem per week and has come to understand the importance of working "enplaineaire ." According to his bio, Jim is especially interested in exploring the relationship between landscape and consciousness.


Library Book Discussion Groups

"A lively discussion is usually helpful, because the hottest fire makes the hardest steel."

~ Tom Clancy, Debt of Honor

August 16 @ 2 pm

Current Issues Discussion Group
Title: The Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them by Todd G. Buchholz

August 20 @ 2 pm

Sunday Book Chat
Title: All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

August 28 @ 4 pm  

Greek Drama Discussion
Title: The Suppliants by Aeschylus

August 30 @ 7 pm

History Book Club
Topic: Gloucester and the Sea


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