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   Thursday, September 21, 2017
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.


1:00 PM- 4:00 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 1:00-4:00 PM.



3:30 PM- 5:00 PM
Poets' Corner
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Thursday Poets' corner: Meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 3:30 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, September 22, 2017
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.


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.


   Saturday, September 23, 2017
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, September 25, 2017
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, September 26, 2017
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, September 27, 2017
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.



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.



6:00 PM
The History of Graphic Novels
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Our children’s librarian Ben Odgren will be giving an all-ages presentation about the history of graphic novels on Wednesday, September 27th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Rockport Public Library. Come learn what makes a graphic novel and why they became so popular!
 



   Thursday, September 28, 2017
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.


1:00 PM- 4:00 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 1:00-4:00 PM.



   Friday, September 29, 2017
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.


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.


   Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Booklover's Cafe
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Meets on the last Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

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



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, October 2, 2017
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, October 3, 2017
3:30 PM
Pageturners
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact: Ben Odgren   236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Pageturners is a drawing and graphic novel-making club for middle school students. We toss around ideas, give each other drawing challenges, and have a good time!

We meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month in the teen room at the Rockport Public Library at 3:30pm.



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, October 4, 2017
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. 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, October 5, 2017
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, October 6, 2017
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, October 7, 2017
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, October 9, 2017
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, October 10, 2017
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, October 11, 2017
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, October 12, 2017
7:00 PM
"Music of Coastal Maine" with Castlebay
Event Location: Rockport Opera House
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Join Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee of Castlebay as they take you on a musical journey through time and across the Atlantic, interweaving songs, spritely dance tunes, and haunting aires inspired by their nautical and Celtic heritage. Exuberant and expressive vocals are supported with Julia's Lane's unique award-winning Celtic harp style, and Fred Gosbee's expertise on 12-string guitar, violin and woodwinds.
 
Since 1984 Castlebay has created a body of work which celebrates Maine’s maritime heritage and environment. Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee have loved and researched traditional music for most of their lives. Known for their intelligent arrangements of traditional music, they have also received critical praise for their evocative original compositions.
 
Many of their songs have as themes the lives of those who live by the sea, not only the deep water sailors, but also the shipwrights, coasters, fisherman and their wives. These are the people who established Maine as a maritime legend and who continue to build that legend with their daily lives of skill, hard work and pride.
 
This program is part of the Rockport Public Library's month long Seafaring Series. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Rockport Public Library and will be held at the Rockport Opera House.



3:30 PM- 5:00 PM
Pumpkin Painting
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
We'll have everything you need to paint a pumpkin to bring home and enjoy for the rest of the month!


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, October 13, 2017
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, October 14, 2017
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, October 16, 2017
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, October 17, 2017
3:30 PM
Pageturners
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact: Ben Odgren   236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Pageturners is a drawing and graphic novel-making club for middle school students. We toss around ideas, give each other drawing challenges, and have a good time!

We meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month in the teen room at the Rockport Public Library at 3:30pm.



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, October 18, 2017
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, October 19, 2017
7:00 PM
"Restoring Clasic Yachts" with Alec Brainerd
Event Location: Rockport Opera House
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Alec Brainerd, president of Aritsan Boatworks, will describe the complete rebuild of SCULPIN, a 1916 Herrreshoff-designed Fish Class. Alec will provide an intriguing and insightful look into the process and skill of rebuilding historic classic yachts, the storied history of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, and some understanding into what motivates those who undertake such projects.
 
Alec grew up sailing and racing wooden boats on Maine’s idyllic Penobscot Bay, and after many years working in local boatyards and crewing on large classic yachts around the world, founded Artisan Boatworks in 2002. Artisan Boatworks specializes in the new construction, restoration, storage, and maintenance of classic wooden yachts.
 
This program is part of the Rockport Public Library's month long Seafaring Series. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Rockport Public Library and will be held at the Rockport Opera House.
 



3:30 PM- 5:00 PM
Halloween decoration and craft-making
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Come on in and make ghosts, bats, paper chains, and other crafts to decorate in the house for the season.


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, October 20, 2017
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, October 21, 2017
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, October 23, 2017
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, October 24, 2017
5:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Friends of the Rockport Public Library Benefit Night at Flatbreads
Event Location: Flatbread Company, 399 Commercial St, Rockport, ME 04856
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
Stop by Flatbread on Tuesday, October 24th from 5-9pm to support the Friends of the Rockport Public Library. $3.50 for each large
pizza and $1.75 for each small will be donated to the Friends of the Rockport Public Library.

The Friends are a volunteer group that supports and raises money for the Library for a variety of needs.

We hope to see you there!



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, October 25, 2017
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.



   Thursday, October 26, 2017
3:30 PM- 5:00 PM
Movie: Monsters Inc.
Event Location: Rockport Public Library
Contact:    236-3642
rpl@rockport.lib.me.us
We'll be showing Monsters Inc. and having some popcorn and juice!


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, October 27, 2017
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, October 28, 2017
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, October 30, 2017
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, October 31, 2017
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, November 1, 2017
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. New members always welcome.


   Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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. New members always welcome.