Schedule Change

The Library will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on Friday, March 31 to compensate for closing on Saturday, April 1 for the Annual Town Meeting.
Spring Clean Out: Declutter and Get Organized!
March 30 @ 2 pm

Spring is almost here... and what a great time to refresh your living and working spaces! Join us as a professional organizer shares tried and true tips for decluttering and getting organized to make changes that will have a big impact to help you simplify your life. You will leave the presentation with tips and strategies to apply and will be inspired to declutter and get your spaces organized and refreshed for spring.

Marilyn Cruickshank is the owner of Creative Simplicity Organizing & Productivity. Since 2009 she has worked with individuals, families, small businesses, and non-profits to get and stay organized.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Rockport Public Library
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Device Advice
Need help using a computer, smartphone or tablet? Then, call or email the library, your one stop shop for device advice. Sessions are one-on-one and generally scheduled for Wednesday afternoons, so book your slot today.  Note: Please bring your own device(s) for your scheduled appointment.

Board at the Library

Join us for some classic board game excitement  Thursday, March 9 and 23 starting at 6:30 pm. Open to all ages.

Which Craft? Circle
Enjoy lively conversation with fellow artisans while you work on your craft project.  Monday, March 13 and 27 at 11 am . All are welcome!
vintage_book_and_tea.jpg Discussion Groups
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn."
                                                  ~ Benjamin Franklin
Mar 6 @ 3 pm
Emerson's Essays Seminar
Essays: Emerson's Experience and Thoreau's Walking
Mar 8 and 22 @ 4 pm
Homer's The Iliad Discussion Group
Book/Chapter: Check website calendar for details
Mar 16 @ 4 pm
Poetry Readers
Title: Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay and Poetry for Young People by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Mar 19 @ 2 pm
Sunday Book Chat
Title: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Mar 20 @ 6 pm
Monday Evening Book Group
Title: Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup
Mar 27 @ 4 pm
Greek Drama Discussion
Title: Andromache by Euripides
Mar 29 @ 2 pm
Current Issues Discussion Group
Title: Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy by Christopher Hayes
Mar 29 @ 7 pm
History Book Club
Theme: What Made America Powerful?

March Movies
Wednesdays and Saturdays @ 2 pm
Mar 1
Rebel Without a Cause
Mar 4
The Light Between Oceans
Mar 8
King Creole
Mar 11
Mar 15
Adam's Rib
Mar 18
Queen of Katwe
Mar 22
Citizen Kane
Mar 25
Never Go Back
Mar 29
Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day
1/2 School Day Special - iRobot!
red-toy-robot.jpg March 14 @ 2 pm

Cool and Practical Robots
Join iRobot for a program about the excitement surrounding the robot industry. Learn about the many career paths available when you study engineering. And, come and see how the robots work, the science behind the robot, and get a chance to interact with the robots up close and personal. Note: This program is best suited for upper elementary and middle grades, or those able to learn by listening.
Just For Kids
Awesome sauce!

girl_pile_of_books.jpg Awesome Book Club
Join the Awesome Book Club if you are in grades 4-6 and like to read and share books with your friends Thursday, March 2 at 3:30 pm. Space is limited, so call and reserve your place today. And, remember to bring an awesome book to share.

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Join Teresa Coelho for an interactive music and movement program Sunday, March 5 at 3 pm. Especially suited for children birth through 5 years of age and their families. Come prepared to make music together!

teacher-reading-story.jpg Tuesday Morning Stories & More
Children and their caregivers are invited to join the library for a half hour of story time fun geared toward children 3+ years of age on both March 14 and March 28 at 10 amNote: The Children's Room will be open from 9:30 - 11:30 am for both Tuesday morning story times.
Big Blue Blocks
March 19 @ 2 pm

Building Blocks to Learning
Come play and learn about the building of quarries on Cape Ann. Build anything inside the Imagination Playground. Or, create structures with Wood Blocks and Legos ®.

All are welcome to this FREE community event made possible by the collaboration of the Cape Ann Museum, Pathways and the Rockport Public Library. 

Incoming Rockport Kindergarteners will receive and learn about:
- "Passports to Kindergarten"
- Upcoming Kindergarten readiness events
Boston Bruins PJ Drive
Ends March 15

Donate new children's pajamas for cozy nighttime sleeping.
Bins are located in the Children's Room.
Tax Forms
Federal and State

If you haven't completed your taxes yet, the library has both federal and state forms available for you near the circulation desk. Come on by at your convenience to grab either a  1040, 1040A or 1040EZ (federal) form and/or a  Form-1 or Form-1 NR/PY (state) form to process your taxes. These include instructions.