Rockport Public Library Newsletter
June 2016
Edible Landscapes ~ For Health, Habitat, Families & the Future
Don't miss this opportunity to hear John Forti,  Director of Horticulture for the Mass. Horticultural Society, on Monday, June 13, at 7 p.m.
       His illustrated lecture will help you explore how to eat locally and enjoy the fruits of your own labors. His talk delves into planting edible gardens and landscapes that offer healthy alternatives to our lawns and hedges.
       Whether learning to explore our own back yards or the newest landscape style of the 21st century, this talk offers meaningful ways to engage ourselves, our kids and our community in cultivating a sense of place from seed to table.
Creative Writing Workshops
Do you need a little encouragement to release your inner author, poet, novelist? Help is at hand! 
           Summer resident Jim Scrimgeour is back and he's offering a series of creative writing workshops on the last Thursday of June, July, August and September at 4 p.m. There's no charge and no registration. Just come and bring your imagination. 
            Recently named the first poet laureate for New Milford, Conn., Jim is a Professor Emeritus at Western Connecticut State University where for 33 years he taught a wide range of courses in English and writing.
Just for Teens
Teen Advisory Group, Thursday, June 30 @ 2 p.m.
Speak your mind! Have a voice! Make a difference! Help plan teen programs, purchase books, movies & more.
Don't miss the Friends' Book Sale
Friday & Saturday, June 24 & 25, 10 - 5
Sunday, June 26, 1 - 5
Members' preview sale - Thursday, June 23, 5 - 8
Memberships available at the door
Join in These Family Events !
Story hours resume on June 28 @ 10. 
Chldren's room open from  
9:30 to 11:30.
Brain Building with Mike Mulligan & Mary Anne, Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m. @ Cape Ann Museum
A story time and hand's on program for families and children ages 4 -6. All welcome. Museum admission for families is free!
Awesome Book Club, Thu., June 9 @ 3:30 
3rd to 5th graders are invited to share their awesome book  in this reader's advisory-style group. Due to limited space, registration is required.

PJ Family Story Time, Wednesday, June 15 @ 7 p.m. 
Children ages 4 and up can wear their PJs and bring a stuffed animal to enjoy some stories and a bedtime snack. All welcome.

Magic! with Scott Jameson, Wednesday, June 29 @ 2 p.m.
Help us kick off Summer Reading by joining juggler and magician Scott Jameson for an exciting performance that will keep you laughing and on the edge of your chair! Suitable for school-aged children and their adults.
Sponsored by Rockport Cultural Council and the Friends of the Rockport Library.

Club Lego, Thursday, June 30 @ 2 p.m. 
An hour of building fun for ages 5 and up.
A group for needle-crafters who like to knit, crochet, quilt, embroider, and more meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 11 a.m.
      Please join us on June 13 and/or 27. We'll save a seat for you! 
Meet the Author:
Grant Welker
Our summer author series continues on
Thursday, June 30,
at 7 p.m., 
when we
will welcome L owell
Sun reporter Grant Welker to the Brenner Friends Room.
  Grant is the co-author of  "We are Market Basket:, t he story of the unlikely grassroots move
ment that saved a beloved business".  
No reservations needed. All welcome.

For even more events . . .
Our list of summer events keeps growing throughout the month.
   For a  complete up-to -date schedule, go to Click on the calendar in the right corner and the full calendar will appear.

@ 2:00 p.m.
Sat., June 4
In the Heart
of the Sea

Wed., June 8
On the Waterfront

Sat., June 11
He Named me Malala

Wed., June 15: Oliver!

Sat., June 18: Trumbo

June 22, 25 & 29
Book Groups
Wed., June 15 @ 2
Current Issues

Mon., June 20 @ 4
Greek Drama

Mon., June 20 @ 6
Mon. Evening

Sun., June 26 @ 2
Book Chat

Wed., June 29
History Bk Club
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