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Rockport Public Library
1 Limerock Street
P.O. Box 8
Rockport, ME 04856


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207-236-3642

 

 

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rpl@rockport.lib.me.us

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Mon - Sat: 9:30 to 5:30
Except Wed: 11:00 to 8:00
Sun: CLOSED

 

 

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NEWS

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Welcome to the “Summer of S.P.I.E.S.” Summer Reading program. There will be sleuthing for sure, but this S.P.I.E.S. program will also allow students to explore science, problem solving, art, and a live-action game of CLUE. All events require registration, and ideal ages vary from event to event. Please stop in the library to pick up your Summer Reading events calendar, character sheets for CLUE, and a Summer Reading Challenge sheet.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR ALL EVENTS. SPACE IS LIMITED. Call the library @ 236-3642

 

Featured Events

 

 

Full calendar Click Here

 

ADULT PROGRAM

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Exploring the Maine Fibershed and Soil Conservation
July 17, @ 6:00 p.m.

Fibershed is a geographical region where natural fiber is produced, processed, made into textiles, and ultimately composted. Pat Harpwell will discuss how the the Maine Fibershed is creating a local “Soil-to-Soil” network that assures income equity throughout the lifecycle of fiber; naturally aids in soil and water conservation; manages carbon sequestration; and ignores fast fashion. Harpwell will talk about the power of our fiber choices to rebuild the Maine textile industry and the health benefits of using natural fibers on your skin and in your home.

FAMILY PROGRAM

Library After Hours Family Art Night

June 26, at 6:00 p.m.

 

 Join Stephanie for a brand-new monthly nighttime art class for the whole family! Families will learn and create in the style of famous artists past and present, and create their very own original works of art!

Space is limited. Call the library at 236-3642 to register your family.

 

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On Exhibit

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June 1 - 27, in the Lower Level

"Rowing in Eden"
Nautical Photography
by Jim Dugan

The exhibit features 14 images of watercraft on Penobscot Bay — striking seascapes that capture the indelible magic of sailing along the midcoast in the summer.


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May & June in the Marine Room
"Shadow Boxes
for Amusement & Contemplation"
by Maria J. King

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Popular Digital Resources

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Your Rockport Library card grants you access to a vast online library of ebooks and audiobooks to enjoy on the web, a tablet, or your mobile device. CLICK HERE to learn more.


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Start searching billions of records and discover your family's story. CLICK HERE for access. (This resource can only be accessed while using a computer inside the library.)


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Explore a hub of online resources that includes databases and full text articles from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference. CLICK HERE to dive in.

 

Friends of the Rockport Public Library

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The Friends of the Rockport Public Library introduces library lovers to each other while building connections throughout our community. Hosting meetings, events, and book sales, the organization supports the library on several levels. In past years, we have helped purchase library materials; supported the annual butterfly gardens; provided new book stacks and exterior railings; and funded programs that serve everyone using the library. CLICK HERE to learn more about volunteer and membership opportuntities.

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The Foundation is an IRS 501.c3 not-for-profit organization formed in 2018 by a small group of dedicated Rockport residents to raise the required funding for the new Rockport Public Library. While we successfully raised the initial funding for the building and furnishings, we’ve now set our sights on developing a world-class speaker series. CLICK HERE to learn more.


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