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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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The ROCKPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY will be the site for the Presidential Primary Election Day voting for Town of Rockport residents on Tuesday, March 5, from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Voting will take place in the lower level of the library, and the main level of the library will be closed. For more information about Town of Rockport voting, please visit: rockportmaine.gov

 

 

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ADULT PROGRAM

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Charcuterie: An Introduction to Salting, Smoking, and Curing Meat
March 2, at 2:00 p.m.

The Rockport Public Library announces a new series of educational programs for foodies. The library will partner with local businesses and food experts to present talks on cured meats, olive oils, pickles, cheese, and more! Staff from Bleeker & Greer will provide a brief history of preserving meat. They will discuss why they use pork, which breeds they use, and how to source quality pork in Maine. The talk will cover pig anatomy and the muscle groups required to make specific charcuterie products. Principles of preservation will also be covered for dry curing, wet bringing, smoking, fermentation, and air-drying. (And, yes . . . there will be samples!) SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER AT 207-236-3642 TO PARTICIPATE.

TWEEN PROGRAM

Tween Escape Room: The Poet's Dumpster
February 28, at 5:30 p.m.

Get ready for an all-new mystery to solve. A tasty reward will be given if you can escape in time!

Space is limited. Please call the library at 236-3642 to register your tween.

Ideal for ages 11-15

 

 

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Book Cover Essential New York Times cookbook

 

 

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On Exhibit

March 2 - 28: In the Lower Level
Fluid Dreams & Whale Song Series
Paintings by Melissa Kachan

 

 

March 2 - 28: In the Marine Room
Coastal Creations
Fiber Works by Jan Kelsey

 

 

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.


Photos of Chris Bohjalian, Lily King, and Will Shortz