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   Saturday, May 26, 2018
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Drop in Mah-Jongg
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Stop by to meet fellow Mah-Jongg enthusiasts and play. All levels of play welcome.

Mah-Jongg meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 PM and every Saturday morning from 9:00-12:00 PM.



10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Booklover's Cafe
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Come and enjoy tea, coffee, and muffins and share the wealth of your reading experiences with other Rockport Readers. In the words of one participant, BookLover's Cafe is "a chance to talk with real people about real books!" Be prepared to chat informally about one or two books or authors you love, or just stop by to listen. Join us! All are welcome.


   Monday, May 28, 2018
8:30 AM- 5:30 PM
Library Closed in Observance of Memorial Day
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us



   Tuesday, May 29, 2018
10:30 AM
Tuesday Story Time
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m., join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and sometimes a craft. This program is for babies through age 5 or so.


3:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Fiber Arts Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Meets on the first, third, and sometimes fifth Tuesday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Do you have a yen to knit, spin, crochet, embroider, felt, or do other types of fiber arts? Would you like to work on your stitching with other like-minded enthusiasts? Have a place to ask questions, share tips and generally enjoy your self? Then come to the Rockport Public Library Fiber Arts Group



   Wednesday, May 30, 2018
1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Drop in Mah-Jongg
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Stop by to meet fellow Mah-Jongg enthusiasts and play. All levels of play welcome.

Mah-Jongg meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 PM and every Saturday morning from 9:00-12:00 PM.



6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
"How do colleges really choose students?" with Wendy Thompson
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
High school students and their parents are invited to an informative, interactive, and entertaining presentation to help families understand the role essays, interviews, extracurricular activities, sports, course choices and other factors play in the admissions decisions colleges make.

Wendy served on the admissions staff at Bowdoin College from 2000-2012, where she evaluated thousands of applications. Her college and independent school admissions career spans thirty years and she has helped students navigate the college search, selection, and application process since 2003.

This program will be held at the Rockport Public Library on Wednesday, May 30th at 6:30pm.



   Thursday, May 31, 2018
12:00 PM- 2:30 PM
Bridge Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    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 12:00-2:30 PM.



4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Thursday Tech Tutors
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    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, June 1, 2018
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
French Conversation Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
French Conversation Group. Meets every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. All proficiency levels welcome.


3:00 PM- 5:00 PM
VR Friday
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Every Friday from 3-5 we will be on hand to show off our new HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset. Drop in and we will be show you how to look, move, and interact in an immersive virtual world.


   Saturday, June 2, 2018
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Drop in Mah-Jongg
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Stop by to meet fellow Mah-Jongg enthusiasts and play. All levels of play welcome.

Mah-Jongg meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 PM and every Saturday morning from 9:00-12:00 PM.



   Monday, June 4, 2018
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
French Conversation Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
French Conversation Group. Meets every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. All proficiency levels welcome.


   Tuesday, June 5, 2018
10:30 AM
Tuesday Story Time
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m., join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and sometimes a craft. This program is for babies through age 5 or so.


3:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Fiber Arts Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Meets on the first, third, and sometimes fifth Tuesday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Do you have a yen to knit, spin, crochet, embroider, felt, or do other types of fiber arts? Would you like to work on your stitching with other like-minded enthusiasts? Have a place to ask questions, share tips and generally enjoy your self? Then come to the Rockport Public Library Fiber Arts Group



   Wednesday, June 6, 2018
6:30 PM
Wicked Good First Wednesday Book Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Wicked Good First Wednesday Book Group meets once per month-usually on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm. New members always welcome.


1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Drop in Mah-Jongg
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Stop by to meet fellow Mah-Jongg enthusiasts and play. All levels of play welcome.

Mah-Jongg meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 PM and every Saturday morning from 9:00-12:00 PM.



   Thursday, June 7, 2018
12:00 PM- 2:30 PM
Bridge Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    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 12:00-2:30 PM.



4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Thursday Tech Tutors
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    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.


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Poets' Corner
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
The Poets' Corner meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.

The workshop is open to the public and welcomes all levels of ability and experience. Bring a selection of work to share. Local poets George Chappell and Jim Ostheimer will conduct the workshops.



   Friday, June 8, 2018
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
French Conversation Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
French Conversation Group. Meets every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. All proficiency levels welcome.


3:00 PM- 5:00 PM
VR Friday
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Every Friday from 3-5 we will be on hand to show off our new HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset. Drop in and we will be show you how to look, move, and interact in an immersive virtual world.


   Saturday, June 9, 2018
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Drop in Mah-Jongg
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Stop by to meet fellow Mah-Jongg enthusiasts and play. All levels of play welcome.

Mah-Jongg meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 PM and every Saturday morning from 9:00-12:00 PM.



   Monday, June 11, 2018
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
French Conversation Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
French Conversation Group. Meets every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. All proficiency levels welcome.


   Tuesday, June 12, 2018
10:30 AM
Tuesday Story Time
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m., join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and sometimes a craft. This program is for babies through age 5 or so.


   Wednesday, June 13, 2018
1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Drop in Mah-Jongg
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Stop by to meet fellow Mah-Jongg enthusiasts and play. All levels of play welcome.

Mah-Jongg meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 PM and every Saturday morning from 9:00-12:00 PM.



   Thursday, June 14, 2018
12:00 PM- 2:30 PM
Bridge Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    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 12:00-2:30 PM.



4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Thursday Tech Tutors
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    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, June 15, 2018
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
French Conversation Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
French Conversation Group. Meets every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. All proficiency levels welcome.


3:00 PM- 5:00 PM
VR Friday
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Every Friday from 3-5 we will be on hand to show off our new HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset. Drop in and we will be show you how to look, move, and interact in an immersive virtual world.


   Saturday, June 16, 2018
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Drop in Mah-Jongg
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Stop by to meet fellow Mah-Jongg enthusiasts and play. All levels of play welcome.

Mah-Jongg meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 PM and every Saturday morning from 9:00-12:00 PM.



   Monday, June 18, 2018
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
French Conversation Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
French Conversation Group. Meets every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. All proficiency levels welcome.


   Tuesday, June 19, 2018
10:30 AM
Tuesday Story Time
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m., join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and sometimes a craft. This program is for babies through age 5 or so.


3:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Fiber Arts Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Meets on the first, third, and sometimes fifth Tuesday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Do you have a yen to knit, spin, crochet, embroider, felt, or do other types of fiber arts? Would you like to work on your stitching with other like-minded enthusiasts? Have a place to ask questions, share tips and generally enjoy your self? Then come to the Rockport Public Library Fiber Arts Group



   Wednesday, June 20, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
RPL Writers' Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
RPL Writers' Group 6:00 PM to 7:30 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Rockport Public LIbrary.

The group is open to all writers, published or aspiring, and will welcome works in all genres. Facilitator Fran Hodgkins says, "Here, writers can share their questions and their experiences with writing and publishing, the do's and don'ts.

The main goal of the group is to give writers a place to get feedback on their work. Writers will be welcome to read their work to the group and receive constructive suggestions. "We want everyone to feel comfortable with sharing his or her work, though no one will be required to read- it's strictly voluntary!"



1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Drop in Mah-Jongg
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Stop by to meet fellow Mah-Jongg enthusiasts and play. All levels of play welcome.

Mah-Jongg meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 PM and every Saturday morning from 9:00-12:00 PM.



   Thursday, June 21, 2018
12:00 PM- 2:30 PM
Bridge Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    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 12:00-2:30 PM.



4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Thursday Tech Tutors
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    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.


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Poets' Corner
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
The Poets' Corner meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.

The workshop is open to the public and welcomes all levels of ability and experience. Bring a selection of work to share. Local poets George Chappell and Jim Ostheimer will conduct the workshops.



   Friday, June 22, 2018
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
French Conversation Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
French Conversation Group. Meets every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. All proficiency levels welcome.


3:00 PM- 5:00 PM
VR Friday
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Every Friday from 3-5 we will be on hand to show off our new HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset. Drop in and we will be show you how to look, move, and interact in an immersive virtual world.


   Saturday, June 23, 2018
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Drop in Mah-Jongg
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Stop by to meet fellow Mah-Jongg enthusiasts and play. All levels of play welcome.

Mah-Jongg meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 PM and every Saturday morning from 9:00-12:00 PM.



   Monday, June 25, 2018
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
French Conversation Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
French Conversation Group. Meets every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. All proficiency levels welcome.


   Tuesday, June 26, 2018
10:30 AM
Tuesday Story Time
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m., join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and sometimes a craft. This program is for babies through age 5 or so.


   Wednesday, June 27, 2018
1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Drop in Mah-Jongg
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Stop by to meet fellow Mah-Jongg enthusiasts and play. All levels of play welcome.

Mah-Jongg meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 PM and every Saturday morning from 9:00-12:00 PM.



6:30 PM- 7:45 PM
Genealogical Society Meeting
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    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.



6:00 PM- 7:45 PM
The Plot Thickens: Writing Workshop with Gin Mackey
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Did you ever wake up bleary-eyed, wondering how the author came up with all those twists and turns that kept you reading way past your bedtime? See how one writer plots her novels. Watch as act one, two and three unfold, from the inciting incident that gets the story off at a gallop to the countless complications heaped on your heroine to the compelling climax that feels just right. Interested in gaining insight into what happens as a plot is created or perhaps thinking someday you might plot your own novel? Then this presentation is for you. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.
 
Gin Mackey is the author of Disappear Our Dead, a Midcoast Maine murder mystery, and Suddenly Spying, a madcap caper. Gin is past president of the writing organization Sisters in Crime/New England and a member of Maine Writers & Publishers. She lives and writes in Owls Head.
 
 



   Thursday, June 28, 2018
12:00 PM- 2:30 PM
Bridge Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    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 12:00-2:30 PM.



4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Thursday Tech Tutors
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    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, June 29, 2018
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
French Conversation Group
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
French Conversation Group. Meets every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. All proficiency levels welcome.


3:00 PM- 5:00 PM
VR Friday
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Every Friday from 3-5 we will be on hand to show off our new HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset. Drop in and we will be show you how to look, move, and interact in an immersive virtual world.


   Saturday, June 30, 2018
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Drop in Mah-Jongg
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Stop by to meet fellow Mah-Jongg enthusiasts and play. All levels of play welcome.

Mah-Jongg meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 PM and every Saturday morning from 9:00-12:00 PM.



10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Booklover's Cafe
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Come and enjoy tea, coffee, and muffins and share the wealth of your reading experiences with other Rockport Readers. In the words of one participant, BookLover's Cafe is "a chance to talk with real people about real books!" Be prepared to chat informally about one or two books or authors you love, or just stop by to listen. Join us! All are welcome.


   Thursday, July 12, 2018
5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Friends of the Library Book Sale (Friends of the Library Members Only)
Event Location: Midcoast Recreation Center
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
The "members only" sale will be held Thursday, July 12 from 5-7pm. You can join the Friends at the door if you have not already renewed for 2018-19.
 
The Book Sale is held at Midcoast Recreation Center, RT 90.
 



   Friday, July 13, 2018
8:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Event Location: Midcoast Recreation Center
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
The Friends of the Rockport Public Library Book Sale is held at Midcoast Recreation Center, RT 90.
 



   Saturday, July 14, 2018
8:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Event Location: Midcoast Recreation Center
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
The Friends of the Rockport Public Library Book Sale is held at Midcoast Recreation Center, RT 90.
 



1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Friends of the Library Book Sale (Box Sale)
Event Location: Midcoast Recreation Center
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
The Friends of the Rockport Public Library Book Sale is held at Midcoast Recreation Center, RT 90.
 



11:00 AM- 1:00 PM
3rd Annual Hot Dog Day
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Join us on Saturday, July 14th for our 3rd Annual Hot Dog Day. Free hot dogs, veggie dogs, and all the fixins will be provided!  We’ll also have water and iced tea! Games for kids of all ages will be setup as well.
 
 



   Sunday, July 15, 2018
8:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Friends of the Library Book Sale (Free Books)
Event Location: Midcoast Recreation Center
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
The Friends of the Rockport Public Library Book Sale is held at Midcoast Recreation Center, RT 90.
 



   Thursday, July 19, 2018
6:30 PM- 8:00 PM
Author Talk with Amy Bass (One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together)
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
In 2001 the city of Lewiston, Maine began taking in Somali refugees, changing the racial landscape of a predominantly white city. The city of 36,000 had become home to approximately 7,000 African immigrants; never in modern U.S. history had a town of its size taken in so many newcomers so quickly.
 
One Goal tells the story of Lewiston’s high school soccer team, the Blue Devils. As immigrant kids joined the team, they had to tackle language and cultural barriers while dealing with openly racist hostility on the streets of their new home.  But behind the tumult and unease, the team, made up of both longtime locals and Somali immigrants and led by longtime coach Mike McGraw, honed their plays and their teamwork to build a powerhouse with one goal: the first state soccer championship in Lewiston history.
 
Amy Bass is a professor of history in New York and lived in Lewiston, Maine for four years as a student at Bates College. Her writing has appeared in Slate, Salon, and CNN Opinion, and her work for NBC's Olympics coverage earned her an Emmy in 2012 for Outstanding Live Event Turnaround. One Goal is her fourth book.
 
 



   Wednesday, August 8, 2018
6:30 PM- 8:00 PM
What's so Funny 'bout Commemoration? Past and Present Perspectives on Maine Statehood and the Bicentennial
Event Location: Rockport Opera House
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Professor Liam Riordan will give an illustrated presentation that explores the long statehood process in Maine that culminated in 1820 with formal separation from Massachusetts. That struggle engaged a range of challenging public issues that are still recognizable in contemporary Maine politics and culture. The talk focuses on four themes that bridge 200 years in telling ways:
  • the "two Maines" and sharp partisan conflict
  • the explosive place of slavery vis-a-vis the Maine-Missouri Compromise
  • Wabanaki sovereignty
  • the uncertain location of the international border to at least 1842.
Liam received his undergraduate B.A. at the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a faculty member in the Department of History at the University of Maine in Orono since 1997.