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Library will be closed on Easter, April 20, & Patriots Day, April 21.

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Thomas Mickey will discuss gardening in America

The next speaker in our Meet the Author series, Thomas Mickey, will discuss his book, America's Romance with the English Garden at 7:00 o'clock on Wednesday, April 30.
      Mail-order catalogs that came into being at the turn of the 19th century  encouraged the romantic English garden style in essays, illustrations, and ads. The principle elements of that English garden 
were the lawn, small groupings of flowering shrubs, a vegetable garden outback, flowerbeds on the lawn, trees to line the property, and a curved walkway.
Homeowners who were eager to learn how to garden  loved the English style
and similar gardens sprang up across the country.
      Mickey has been gardening on his property in Rye, N.H., for more than 25 years. A  graduate of the Landscape Institute at the Boston Architectural College, he is also a Master Gardener for Rockingham County. He posts regularly on his blog
He is the author of four books, including Best Garden Plants for New England. His garden column appears in  newspapers in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and southern Maine.
Download Free Music and Music DVDs!

Millions of tunes from more than 10,000 labels, including Sony Music Entertainment, are available from Freegal Music Service. Just click the Freegal icon in left-hand column and log in with your 14-digit Rockport library card number. You can search for albums, artists, composers, genres and songs or select the Most Popular tunes or New Releases to see what's hot.

      You can download and keep up to 3 songs per week. (That's like 10 albums per year.) Downloads are DRM-free, MP3 files that can be played on any device. Free mobile apps available from Apple App Store and Google Play.

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Music in the Morning
Tuesday, April 22 @ 10:30
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Apr. 23 @ 2
Club Lego
April 24 at 2:00

   An hour of fun for ages 5+
  Complete the challenge or
  build your own creation
PJ Family Story Time
Thursday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.

Study a new language with online courses from Rocket Languages. Improve your fluency  by taking part in the everyday conversations that make up this Interactive Audio Course. You can choose from 11 different languages.

Rockport Public Library purchases titles exclusively for Rockport patrons!
While most of the titles on this site are available to patrons of all member libraries,
the extra ones we purchase through the OverDrive Advantage Program are available exclusively to people with Rockport Public Library cards.
Also available for download: Adobe EPUB ebooks, Gutenberg Project, OverDrive WMA audiobooks, and OverDrive MP3 audiobooks. New books are added on a monthly basis. The My Help link walks users through the process, you can also watch tutorial videos here or take a guided tour! Directions for downloading to a Kindle are here.

Book Clubs - Join us!   
  • Poetry Readers - Thursday, April 17, 4:00 p.mStag's Leap by Sharon Olds 
  • Current Issues Book Discussion - Wednesday, April 23, 2:00 p.m. Russians: The People Behind the Power by Gregory Feifer
  • Sunday Book Chat - April 27, 2:00 p.m. Housekeeping: a novel by Marilynne Robinson
  • History Book Club - Wednesday, April 30, 7:00 p.m. Read any nonfiction book about "Religion in America, 1620 - 1900"
  • Drama Discussion Group - Monday, May 5, 4:00 p.m. Antigone by Sophocles

Rockport Public Library provides access to quality paid databases that provide articles and information that aren't available on the free internet. All you need is your Rockport Public Library card. See the complete list here.