The Rockport Public Library has a wide variety of discussion groups. Please see the online calendar for the next group meeting. All groups are open to the public and accepting new members.
Monday Afternoon Book Club
The Monday Evening Book Group meets on the third Monday of the month at 4 PM. The titles are chosen by the members and include a wide range of topics and genres. All titles are current and have been published in the past few years. Copies of the current book are available at the main desk.
Modern Drama from the 19th to 21st Century
This longstanding group meets once a month on Mondays at 4 PM and discuss the play we have read that month. Playwrights included have ranged from Turgenev to Coward, Brecht to Lindsay and Crouse and many more. The discussions are lively! Copies of the current book are available at the main desk.
Notable Fiction Group
This monthly book group meets monthly on Mondays at 4:30 PM to discuss a popular fiction book. Copies of the current book are available at the main desk.
Rockport Poetry Workshop
This group meets on the last Thursday of every month at the Rockport Public Library. It was founded by James R. Scrimgeour who continues to facilitate it when he returns to Rockport for the Summer. Jim has published ten books of poetry. He has a PhD from UMass-Amherst and is Professor Emeritus at Western Connecticut State University. He has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes and is a former editor of Connecticut Review, as well as the Poet Laureate of New Milford, Connecticut. The group continues throughout the year under Jim’s distant but watchful mentoring. It is a friendly and supportive group and is open to any poet.