Rockport Public Library Newsletter
August 2016
Hear Rockport Native Nathan Bra ckett
on Music &  Media in the Digital Age
Monday, August 8 at 7 p.m.   

Brackett is executive editor of Rolling Stone, where he oversees music and pop culture coverage. A graduate of Rockport High School, he lives in New York with his wife and family.

Let us know what you think
The Library is in the process of developing a new plan of service and we need your help. Please
take a few minutes to respond to our  25-question survey. We'd like to receive your comments on present Library services and to know what you would like to see in the future. Click here to access the survey. Printed copies of the survey may be dropped off at the library. 

Rockets: There and back again
Explore the science of rockets and space in this 50-minute Museum of Science workshop on Wed., Aug. 10, at 4:30 or 5:30.
This project_startup.jpg event is suitable for ages 6 and up with
an adult present for ages under 10. Advance registration is required. Call 978-546-6934 to reserve space. Allergy warning: Latex balloons are used during the program.
Children's Book Publishing Talk 
Thu., Aug. 11, 6:00 p.m. 
As part of the year-long Cape Ann Reads project, Rockport resident Damaris Curran Herlihy will discuss how to prepare a manuscript for publication and what to expect from the process. No registration is required. 
        Cape Ann Reads--a collaboration of the libraries in Rockport, Gloucester, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea--is holding a children's picture book contest. One winning book will be published in 2017.   
Frisbee Show and Workshop
Fri., Aug. 12, 2 p.m., Evans Field
Join two-time World Freestyle Frisbee Champion Todd Brodeur for an exciting show and interactive playshop!  He will demonstrate basic tricks, catches and combinations and will show you some rare Frisbees. Enjoy a brief lesson on aerodynamics and learn a bit of history about tossing circular objects.

frisbee-girl.jpg The End of Summer Reading Celebration will follow the Frisbee program. Raffle winners will be announced and prize packets from the Topsfield Fair will be distributed. Be there for all the fun!  

Last sessions of summer programs:

Stories and M ore . . .
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m.
Club Lego
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2 p.m.

Teen Advisory Group
Thurday, Aug. 11, 3:45 p.m.
For even more events . . .
Our calendar of events may change during the
month. To view the latest listings, please go to and click on the calendar of events in the upper right corner. 
Meet the Author:
Anna Solomon
Wed., Aug. 24, 7 p.m. 

Her n ew book,
Leaving Lucy Pear is set in Cape Ann and Boston and is  
the story of a woman reunited with the daughter she once abandoned and the girl's adoptive mother.

Book was chosen as a must-read by Time, Good Housekeeping, and The Millions.  
No reservations needed. All welcome.

@ 2:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 6

Sat., Aug.13
The Choice

Wed., Aug. 17
Chariots of Fire

Sat., Aug. 20:
The 33

Wed., Aug. 24:

Sat., Aug. 27:

Hail, Caesar!

Aug. 10 & 31
Book Groups
Wed., Aug. 17 @ 2
Current Issues

Aug. 21 @ 2
Sunday Book Chat

Mon., Aug. 22 @ 4
Greek Drama Group

Wed., Aug. 31 @ 7
History Book Club
Other Groups
Mon., Aug. 8 & 2 2
11 a.m.
Which Craft? Circle

Thursdays, 1:15 p.m.
Device Advice
by appointment

Mon., Aug. 15, 3 p.m.
Emerson's Essays Seminar

Thu., Aug. 25, 4 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
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