Rockport Public Library Newsletter
May 2016
Our May calendar is chock full of  fun programs for young and old alike. Save
the dates and join us for a rollicking time!

If you read The Boys in Boat, don't miss the rest of the story . . .
On Thursday, May12, at 7 p.m. Jim Pocock, whose great-uncle George is a central figure in the book, will present an illustrated talk during which he will share some of his personal memories and unpublished family stories.
     George Pocock was one of the most influential men in crew racing for over half a century. He mentored thousands of rowers and dozens of coaches throughout the U.S.
     There is still time to read, or re-read, the book before the program. Sign-up is not required.
If you want to explore Dogtown, don't go without this new app . . .
Before you go out in the woods, join us for "Discovering Dogtown" with Mark Carlotto on Saturday, May 14, at 2:30. With funding from the Awesome Foundation a new app that runs on any computer and smartphone has been developed to navigate around and learn about Dogtown.
     The app tells who lived where and when, and more.
A new Cape Ann Island Woods webpage been
created with links to books, maps, apps, and other information. Using these sources we will review the history of Dogtown, familiarize ourselves with the terrain, points of interest, loops
and access points, and visit destinations of historic, artistic, and literary significance.  
If you're avoiding sweets, don't miss "Chocolate: the Perfect Indulgence"
On Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m.,  Mark Cross from Northern Essex Community College will explain which chemicals elicit biochemical reactions in the brain, making chocolate the perfect indulgence. We'll also learn how to taste chocolate for quality and how to eat it!
     Cross is Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Natural Sciences Department at Northern Essex.
If you're a parent, don't skip these children's events . . .
+ Share the joy of family music @ 3 p.m. This special interactive event will entertain families with children from birth to 5. Songs, movement and more!
+Make a Mother's Day Card with stickers, stamps, die cuts and more in the Children's Room, May 1-8.

+The Awesome Book Club, Thur. May 5 @3:30 for students in grades 3-5. Sign up with Miss Carol today!

+ Stories and More, Tue., May 3, 10 & 17 @ 10 a.m. feature stories and songs for ages 3 and up. Children's Room hours: 9:30-11:30.

+ PJ Family Story Time, Wed., May 18 @ 7 p.m. Children 4 and up are invited to wear their Pj's and bring a stuffed animal friend.
If you knit, sew or crochet, don't forget our new craft group . . .
Knitting Needles
The Which Craft? Circle meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 11 a.m.--i.e., May 9 and 23.
      The group welcomes experienced needle crafters - whether you're starting a new project or finishing one in progress.
In This Issue
Discovering Dogtown
Chocolate: Perfect Indulgence
Book Groups
May Movies
Magic Show
 If you haven't had a chance to share
your thoughts about the library for our long-range plan, please join us
for one of the following groups:
Mon., May 2 @  - parents
Wed., May 11 @ 7 Sat., May 14 @ noon - general public
     We'd just like about an hour of your time.  
Wed., May 11, 2 p.m.
Between the World and Me 

Sun., May 15, 2 p.m.
All the Light
We Cannot See  
Mon., May 23, 4 p.m.
May 16, 6 p.m.
A Week in Winter
Thu., May 19, 4 p.m.
Wed., May 25, 7 p.m.
Life in the Middle East & Islamic State
All movies are free. Start time is 2 p.m.
Wed., May 4
From Here to Eternity
Sat., May 7
Wed., May 11 
Show Boat
Wed., May 18 

A Streetcar
Named Desire
Sat., May 14
Wed., May 25
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Sat., May 21
Save the Date for this Special Event!
Summer reading fun will begin on
Wed., June 29 @ 2 
with a MAGIC SHOW!
Magician and juggler Scott Jamison
will have us
laughing out loud
and perched on the edge of our seats with this heart-warming event.
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