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   Friday, August 19, 2022
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
French Conversation Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    207-236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
French Conversation Group. Meets every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. Open to all who are conversationally fluent in French.


4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
End-of-Summer Reading Party
Event Location: Rockport Public Library and Memorial Park
Contact: Stephanie Miller   
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Join us for an end of summer reading celebration! We'll have a live brass music performance with Chris Pert in partnership with Midcoast Music Academy, ocean-themed crafts, and raffles for all of our summer reading challenge prizes!


   Saturday, August 20, 2022
12:30 PM
Summer Safety for Dogs with Madonna Mooney
Event Location:
Contact:    207-236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Madonna created this presentation in order to raise awareness about the special needs of dogs in the warmer months. Hopefully, these reminders will help keep our canine friends safe and healthy, prevent injury, and particularly avoid the perennial issue of dogs left in hot cars.

Although Madonna is an experienced medical professional, she is not a veterinarian. However, she will be sharing information and resources from:

MASPCA
Angell Animal Medical Centers
American Kennel Club
New York Times Science
 



1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
Makers & Menders
Event Location: Teen Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Drop by for a weekly crafting program using our Cricut, sewing machine, and art supplies in the Teen Room. Ideal for ages 11-18.


2:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Teen Advisory Council
Event Location: Teen Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Join a monthly meeting to earn community service hours by providing input on programs, crafts, and new book selections! Ideal for ages 12-18.


   Monday, August 22, 2022
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
French Conversation Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    207-236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
French Conversation Group. Meets every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. Open to all who are conversationally fluent in French.


   Wednesday, August 24, 2022
5:30 AM
Library will open late at 1:30pm
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    207-236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us



6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
Science on the Half Shell: Oysters, Clams, Cancer, and SARS-CoV-2
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    207-236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
José Antonio Fernández Robledo, Senior Research Scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, will give a talk about the diseases facing mollusks in our waters. From 'Dermo' disease in the eastern oyster to a contagious cancer affecting soft-shell clams, José will discuss how they are being affected by these diseases as well as what is being done to prevent them and what we can learn from them.
 



6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
Genealogical Society Meeting
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    207-236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
The Mid-coast Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.

Anyone interested in family history is welcome to attend. You do not have to be a member of the Maine Genealogical Society. For more information contact Helen Shaw at hashaw@earthlink.net.



   Thursday, August 25, 2022
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Bridge Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    207-236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Stop by to play the wonderful game of Bridge. Cards and paper for scoring will be provided. All levels of play welcome.

Bridge Group meets every Thursday from 1:00-3:30 PM.



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Tech Tutor Hour
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    207-236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Just drop in and we will have a staff member on hand to help you with whatever your tech needs are. We can help with anything from basic computer questions to using your IPad with the Maine Download Library.


   Friday, August 26, 2022
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
French Conversation Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    207-236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
French Conversation Group. Meets every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. Open to all who are conversationally fluent in French.


   Monday, August 29, 2022
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
French Conversation Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    207-236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
French Conversation Group. Meets every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. Open to all who are conversationally fluent in French.


   Thursday, September 1, 2022
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Toddler Story Time
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
We will be learning shapes, colors, numbers, and moving our bodies. Ideal for ages 2-3


   Friday, September 2, 2022
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Bouncing Babies
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Songs, scarves, shakers, and stories! Let's get those babies bouncing! Ideal for ages 0-2


1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
French Conversation Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    207-236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
French Conversation Group. Meets every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. Open to all who are conversationally fluent in French.


   Saturday, September 3, 2022
1:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us

Sessions will occur biweekly on Saturdays from 1-3:30pm. Dates are available below.

We're using the 5th edition rule set and character sheets. We're running a campaign quest titled 'The Sunless Citadel'. This program has a limited number of participants, registration through this form is required!�

Charlie will have full sets of dice, character miniatures, and a dry-erase grid map for players to use. Please bring writing supplies and your completed character sheet to your registered sessions.�

Players who do not register for their session will be able to observe the session but will not be able to participate. Players who miss sessions and do not reach out beforehand to cancel registration may be asked to forfeit their spot for new players.

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER!




   Monday, September 5, 2022
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
French Conversation Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    207-236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
French Conversation Group. Meets every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. Open to all who are conversationally fluent in French.


   Tuesday, September 6, 2022
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Pre-K Story Time
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Join us for stories as well as activities and lessons to prespare for Kindergarten. Ideal for ages 4-5.


4:00 PM
Chalk the Walk "Back to School"
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Come decorate the sidewalk outside the Library with what you love about school!


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Drop in for free play with Legos or try out one of our builders challenges. Ideal for ages 4-12.


   Wednesday, September 7, 2022
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Art Studio
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Each week we will practice a different style of art. All supplies will be provided. Ideal for ages 4-12.


6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
To Read or Not to Read Book Group
Event Location: Rockport Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
stossmiller@gmail.com
We are an energetic and friendly group who meet on the first Wednesday of the month to discuss said month's book choice. Although discussion questions may be presented during our meetings, members are always encouraged to bring their thoughts, criticisms, and individual perspectives to the table. A hybrid model is available for those who would prefer Zoom rather than participate in person.
This month's book discussion choice: The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald



6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
Two Centuries of Maine Shipbuilding with author Nathan Lipfert
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    207-236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
As long as wooden shipbuilding was the state of the art, Maine shipyards built more ships, and more tons of ships, than any other state. Every coastal community participated in this industry. Maine continues as an important shipbuilding region into the present, providing well-paid skilled employment to thousands of people and building vessels of wood, metal, and composite materials which have an impact felt around the world. Nathan Lipfert will discuss the history of Maine shipyards and shipbuilders and the vessels they built, concentrating on the 200 years since statehood. His presentation will be based on his research for his recent book, Two Centuries of Maine Shipbuilding: A Visual History.

Nathan R. Lipfert worked at Maine Maritime Museum from 1971 to 2017 in various curatorial capacities, and his current title is Curator Emeritus. He was educated at Hofstra University and Vermont College of Norwich University, and at the National Archives Institute of the National Archives, among other places. He has wide experience in rowing and sailing small craft, and has sailed a number of large sailing vessels. He is the recipient of MMM’s 2011 Mariner of the Year Award, and Maine Historical Society’s Neal W. Allen Jr. History Award in 2017




   Thursday, September 8, 2022
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Toddler Story Time
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
We will be learning shapes, colors, numbers, and moving our bodies. Ideal for ages 2-3


   Friday, September 9, 2022
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Bouncing Babies
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Songs, scarves, shakers, and stories! Let's get those babies bouncing! Ideal for ages 0-2


1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
French Conversation Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    207-236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
French Conversation Group. Meets every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. Open to all who are conversationally fluent in French.


   Tuesday, September 13, 2022
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Pre-K Story Time
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Join us for stories as well as activities and lessons to prespare for Kindergarten. Ideal for ages 4-5.


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Drop in for free play with Legos or try out one of our builders challenges. Ideal for ages 4-12.


   Wednesday, September 14, 2022
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Art Studio
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Each week we will practice a different style of art. All supplies will be provided. Ideal for ages 4-12.


   Thursday, September 15, 2022
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Toddler Story Time
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
We will be learning shapes, colors, numbers, and moving our bodies. Ideal for ages 2-3


   Friday, September 16, 2022
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Bouncing Babies
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Songs, scarves, shakers, and stories! Let's get those babies bouncing! Ideal for ages 0-2


   Saturday, September 17, 2022
1:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us

Sessions will occur biweekly on Saturdays from 1-3:30pm. Dates are available below.

We're using the 5th edition rule set and character sheets. We're running a campaign quest titled 'The Sunless Citadel'. This program has a limited number of participants, registration through this form is required! 

 

Charlie will have full sets of dice, character miniatures, and a dry-erase grid map for players to use. Please bring writing supplies and your completed character sheet to your registered sessions. 

 

Players who do not register for their session will be able to observe the session but will not be able to participate. Players who miss sessions and do not reach out beforehand to cancel registration may be asked to forfeit their spot for new players.

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER!




   Tuesday, September 20, 2022
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Pre-K Story Time
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Join us for stories as well as activities and lessons to prespare for Kindergarten. Ideal for ages 4-5.


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Drop in for free play with Legos or try out one of our builders challenges. Ideal for ages 4-12.


   Wednesday, September 21, 2022
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Art Studio
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Each week we will practice a different style of art. All supplies will be provided. Ideal for ages 4-12.


6:30 PM
Amateur and Astrophotography with Jacob Gerritsen
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    207-236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Jacob Gerritsen is a long time Camden resident with an unhealthy interest in all things astronomical and optical.
 
His talk will chart the course of amateur astronomy over the years, with his own experience as an example. He will show his work and bring in some telescopes for examination.
 
As Saturn will be visible that evening, he will set up one of his scopes to allow everyone to see the rings of Saturn as long as the weather is good.



   Thursday, September 22, 2022
10:00 AM
Merryspring Nature Walk
Event Location: Merryspring Preserve
Contact: Stephanie Milller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Come to Merryspring for a guided walk through their trails. Learn about the plants, animals, and the changing of the seasons.


   Friday, September 23, 2022
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Bouncing Babies
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Songs, scarves, shakers, and stories! Let's get those babies bouncing! Ideal for ages 0-2


4:00 PM
Stuffy Sleepover
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact: Stephanie Milller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Bring your favorite stuffy to a special story time! When the stories are over your stuffy is invited to spend the night at the Library!


   Tuesday, September 27, 2022
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Pre-K Story Time
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Join us for stories as well as activities and lessons to prespare for Kindergarten. Ideal for ages 4-5.


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Drop in for free play with Legos or try out one of our builders challenges. Ideal for ages 4-12.


   Wednesday, September 28, 2022
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Art Studio
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Each week we will practice a different style of art. All supplies will be provided. Ideal for ages 4-12.


   Thursday, September 29, 2022
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Toddler Story Time
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
We will be learning shapes, colors, numbers, and moving our bodies. Ideal for ages 2-3


   Friday, September 30, 2022
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Bouncing Babies
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Songs, scarves, shakers, and stories! Let's get those babies bouncing! Ideal for ages 0-2


6:30 PM
An Evening with Lily King
Event Location: Rockport Opera House
Contact:    207-236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
The Rockport Library Foundation and the Rockport Public Library will present an author talk and book signing with bestselling author, Lily King, on Friday, September 30; 6:30 pm at the Rockport Opera House. Admission is free and registration in advance is recommended.
 
“A master psychological portraitist” who is “firmly in the top rank of our most accomplished novelists”, Lily King brings her deft and graceful characterization to stories that illuminate the inner workings of life’s most complicated relationships.
 
With Writers & Lovers and Euphoria, her books catapulted onto bestseller and best-of-the-year lists across the country and established her as one of the most “brilliant” (New York Times Book Review) and “wildly talented” authors in contemporary fiction.
 
An Evening with Lily King is sponsored by the Rockport Library Foundation and made possible by the generosity of the many Foundation donors who participated in last year’s programming campaign.
 
Having successfully raised the necessary funds to support the building of the library, the Foundation has now turned its attention to providing programming and activities beyond what the library would be able to provide on its own. Lily King is the second speaker in a planned series, bringing interesting and insightful speakers to the Rockport community.
 
Barnswallow Books of Rockport will be on hand with Lily King’s books to sell for the book signing.
 
There is no charge for the event but please register to attend at:
https://rockportoperahouse.thundertix.com/events/201274 or call 207.236.3642 or send an email to rpl@rockport.lib.me.us



   Saturday, October 1, 2022
1:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us

Sessions will occur biweekly on Saturdays from 1-3:30pm. Dates are available below.

We're using the 5th edition rule set and character sheets. We're running a campaign quest titled 'The Sunless Citadel'. This program has a limited number of participants, registration through this form is required!�

Charlie will have full sets of dice, character miniatures, and a dry-erase grid map for players to use. Please bring writing supplies and your completed character sheet to your registered sessions.�

Players who do not register for their session will be able to observe the session but will not be able to participate. Players who miss sessions and do not reach out beforehand to cancel registration may be asked to forfeit their spot for new players.

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER!




   Wednesday, October 5, 2022
6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
To Read or Not to Read Book Group
Event Location: Rockport Room
Contact: Stephanie Miller   207-236-3642
stossmiller@gmail.com
We are an energetic and friendly group who meet on the first Wednesday of the month to discuss said month's book choice. Although discussion questions may be presented during our meetings, members are always encouraged to bring their thoughts, criticisms, and individual perspectives to the table. A hybrid model is available for those who would prefer Zoom rather than participate in person.
This month's book discussion choice: Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci



   Saturday, October 15, 2022
1:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us

Sessions will occur biweekly on Saturdays from 1-3:30pm. Dates are available below.

We're using the 5th edition rule set and character sheets. We're running a campaign quest titled 'The Sunless Citadel'. This program has a limited number of participants, registration through this form is required!�

Charlie will have full sets of dice, character miniatures, and a dry-erase grid map for players to use. Please bring writing supplies and your completed character sheet to your registered sessions.�

Players who do not register for their session will be able to observe the session but will not be able to participate. Players who miss sessions and do not reach out beforehand to cancel registration may be asked to forfeit their spot for new players.

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER!




   Tuesday, October 25, 2022
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Costume Parade through Rockport Village
Event Location: Memorial Park and Rockport Harbor
Contact: Stephanie Milller   207-236-3642
smiller@rockportmaine.gov
Join us for a costume parade through Rockport Village. We will be meeting in Memorial Park at 4:00 pm. From there, we will walk down to the harbor where there will be crafts, games, hot cider, and snacks. Children's Librarian Stephanie will be reading spooky stories for anyone interested. This event is free and open to all. Costumes are very encouraged. In the event of rain, you are invited inside the library where Halloween crafts and games will be provided.


   Saturday, October 29, 2022
1:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us

Sessions will occur biweekly on Saturdays from 1-3:30pm. Dates are available below.

We're using the 5th edition rule set and character sheets. We're running a campaign quest titled 'The Sunless Citadel'. This program has a limited number of participants, registration through this form is required!�

�

Charlie will have full sets of dice, character miniatures, and a dry-erase grid map for players to use. Please bring writing supplies and your completed character sheet to your registered sessions.�

�

Players who do not register for their session will be able to observe the session but will not be able to participate. Players who miss sessions and do not reach out beforehand to cancel registration may be asked to forfeit their spot for new players.

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER!




   Saturday, November 12, 2022
1:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us

Sessions will occur biweekly on Saturdays from 1-3:30pm. Dates are available below.

We're using the 5th edition rule set and character sheets. We're running a campaign quest titled 'The Sunless Citadel'. This program has a limited number of participants, registration through this form is required!�

Charlie will have full sets of dice, character miniatures, and a dry-erase grid map for players to use. Please bring writing supplies and your completed character sheet to your registered sessions.�

Players who do not register for their session will be able to observe the session but will not be able to participate. Players who miss sessions and do not reach out beforehand to cancel registration may be asked to forfeit their spot for new players.

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER!




   Saturday, December 3, 2022
1:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us

Sessions will occur biweekly on Saturdays from 1-3:30pm. Dates are available below.

We're using the 5th edition rule set and character sheets. We're running a campaign quest titled 'The Sunless Citadel'. This program has a limited number of participants, registration through this form is required!�

Charlie will have full sets of dice, character miniatures, and a dry-erase grid map for players to use. Please bring writing supplies and your completed character sheet to your registered sessions.�

Players who do not register for their session will be able to observe the session but will not be able to participate. Players who miss sessions and do not reach out beforehand to cancel registration may be asked to forfeit their spot for new players.

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER!




   Saturday, December 17, 2022
1:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us

Sessions will occur biweekly on Saturdays from 1-3:30pm. Dates are available below.

We're using the 5th edition rule set and character sheets. We're running a campaign quest titled 'The Sunless Citadel'. This program has a limited number of participants, registration through this form is required!�

Charlie will have full sets of dice, character miniatures, and a dry-erase grid map for players to use. Please bring writing supplies and your completed character sheet to your registered sessions.�

Players who do not register for their session will be able to observe the session but will not be able to participate. Players who miss sessions and do not reach out beforehand to cancel registration may be asked to forfeit their spot for new players.

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER!