Rockport Public Library
One Limerock Street, PO Box 8, Rockport, Maine 04856-0008

 

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What’s Happening....

   

Upcoming meetings

Library Steering Committee:

April 16th @4:00 (Town Office Richardson Room)

Friends of the Rockport Public Library Board Meeting:

April 25th @ 8:00 (Marine Room-Library)

Library Committee meeting:

April 23 @4:30 (Town Office Richardson Room)

Listening Tour raw data transcript::

RPL Listening Tour Data


April Events

 April 1st @ 6:00  is the final movie that is part of the series:

Cine Francais a la Bibliotheque de Rockport 2014! The RPL French Conversation

Group sponsors an evening of French films and good conversation to follow. Call the library for the movie listing or go to our calendar: Cine Francais a la Bibliotheque

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Thursday, April 3: Rockport Library Poets' Corner Workshop hosts an afternoon of poetry reading. Members will read poems that were inspired by being in the PCW. A chapbook will be for sale and proceeds go to the Rockport Library 4:00-5:30 pm.


Dave MorrisonWednesday, April 16: Dave Morrison will read his poetry 6:30-7:30pm.

Dave Morrison says he is like a carpenter missing fingers – do you worry about his ability or applaud his devotion? After years of playing guitar in rock & roll bars in Boston and NYC, Dave currently resides in coastal Maine.  His poetry has been published in literary magazines and anthologies, and featured on Writer’s Almanac and Take Heart. Morrison has published nine books of poetry including Clubland (Fighting Cock Press 2011), a collection of poems about rock & roll bars written in verse, and Stethoscope (JukeBooks 2014).


Limerock Maine StoriesWednesday, April 23: Chris Fahy will read his poetry 6:30-7:30 pm.

Christopher Fahy is the author of sixteen books, among them the novels The Fly Must Die, Fever 42, Breaking Point and Chasing the Sun; a novella, The Christmas Star, and the story collections Limerock: Maine Stories and Matinee at the Flame.

His stories, poems, articles and reviews have appeared in many publications, including Down East, Transatlantic Review, Puckerbrush Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Atlanta Review, and The Twilight Zone Magazine. His poetry and fiction have been included in numerous anthologies, among them Traveling America with Today’s Poets, Beyond Lament:Poets of the World Bearing Witness to the Holocaust, and The King is Dead: Tales of Elvis Postmortem.

He lives in Thomaston with his wife, children’s book author Davene Fahy


Thursday, April 24: Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with the Poets' Corner Workshop. Activity-to be determined. 4:00-5:30 pm


KristinWednesday April 30:  Kristin Lindquist will read her poetry 6:30-7:30 pm

Kristen Lindquist works for Coastal Mountains Land Trust, which has conserved the Hatchet Mountain Preserve in Hope. Her chapbook INVOCATION TO THE BIRDS was published in 2001. Her collection TRANSPORTATION came out in 2012 and was a finalist for the Maine Literary Award in Poetry; three poems from that book were also read by Garrison Keillor on "The Writer's Almanac." Her writings have appeared in various journals and magazines, including Penobscot Bay Pilot, Down East and the Bangor Daily News. An avid birder, her natural history column appears regularly on Pen Bay Pilot, and she also writes a daily haiku blog: "The Book of Days."

 

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April Childrens's Events:  click here here for Children's programs



Regular events...

 

  • Monday and Friday:  Rockport Public Library French Conversation Group with Paul Charbonneau. Every Monday and Friday afternoon from 1:30-2:30 in the Marine Room. Call the library for more information. All are welcome.
  • Tuesday: Story time and craft every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. 
  • Tuesday: Fiber Arts Group meets the first and third Tuesday of the month from 3:30 to 5:00. 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: Drop-in Mah Jongg Meets afternoons in the winter and evenings in the summer. Call the library for a time.
  • Wednesday RPL Writers' Group open to writers of all levels of experience. Facilitated by author and staff member Fran Hodgkins, meets the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This group is approaching their one year anniversary! New members always welcome. Reservations not necessary. Coming soon!...a Youth Writers' Group-yet to be named!
  • Wednesday Wicked Good First Wednesday Book Club meets once per month-usually on the first Wednesday of the month. New members always welcome.
  • Thursday Poets corner: Meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 4:00 to 5:30. 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.
  • Saturdays Drop in Mah-Jongg from 9:00-12:00 (Mah Jongg group may meet informally in the Marine Room or the children's room but you will need to bring your own set.)
  • BookLovers' Cafe usually meets the last Saturday of the month. Check the BLC page for details.

For a calendar view or for special events not listed here click on Events Calendar

 





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