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Local Authors' Night
Thursday, October 26 @ 7 pm

The Rockport Public Library will be hosting its second annual Local Authors' Night this fall. The event is a great opportunity to highlight and support local authors from all over Cape Ann who have recently published works of fiction or nonfiction, as well creative writing.

Each author will speak and do a reading from their work, and audience members will have a chance to ask questions and experience what the local talent has to offer. Below are some of the authors who will be in attendance:

Dan Duffy Jonathan Strong

Dr. David L. Vastola Sandra Williams

You don't want to miss what your neighbors are writing!
Teen and Tween Time
Orcs and wizards and Oogie Boogie, oh my!

Game ON!
Sunday, October 15 @ 2 pm

Kids ages 12+ are invited to join game host Justin Marshall for an afternoon of gaming fun. Prepare to become immersed in the 
fantasy game Small World, inhabited by a zany cast of characters such as dwarves, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs and even humans, who use their troops to occupy territory and conquer adjacent lands.

Registration is not required, but helpful. Please give us a call at 978-546-6934 or email if you plan to attend Game ON!

Light snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockport Public Library.
Family Favorites
No tricks. Just treats for one and all!

Tuesday Morning Stories & More
Tuesday, October 17, 24 and 31 @ 9:30 am

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for a half hour of story time fun. All are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: The Children's Room will be open from 9 to 11 am to accommodate this program.

This event is fully funded by the Friends of the Rockport Public Library.

Play to Learn Storytime and Play Group
Wednesday, October 18 and 25 @ 1:30 pm

Circle time on a blanket for stories, songs and fingerplays, followed by creative playtime with friends. All ages are welcome to join the fun!

This library program is a collaboration between the CFCE Coordinator at Pathways for Children and the Rockport Public Library. In addition, the program is funded by a grant through the MA Department of Early Education and Care.


Half-day School Special: Crafternoon
Tuesday, October 17 @ 1 pm

Stop by the Children's Room for a seasonal drop-in craft. Suitable for ages 4+.

Halloween Fun at the Library with Costume Parade
Saturday, October 28 @ 12 noon

We invite all you little ones to come to the library to show off your Halloween costume in our annual Costume Parade.

Then, join us in the Peggy Dirk Brenner Friends' Room for more Halloween FUN!
Friends of the Rockport Library Fall Book Sale
Time to stock up for winter reading...

  • Hardcovers
  • Trade paperbacks
  • Massmarket/small paperbacks
  • Selected high-quality editions at special prices
  • Plus, lots of CDs, DVDs and children's books
  • Thursday, October 19 - 5-7 pm (Members' Preview Sale)
  • Friday, October 20 - 10-5 pm
  • Saturday, October 21 - 10-5 pm
  • Sunday, October 22 1-5 pm
NOTE: The Members' Preview Sale is for members of the Friends of the Rockport Public Library. If you are not currently a member, forms will be available at the door on the 19th. Or, you can visit the Friends' bookshelf to the right of the Main Desk in the library to obtain one in advance.


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Which Craft? Circle
Monday mornings @ 11 am

Enjoy lively conversation with fellow artisans while you work on your hand craft project. Please check the events calendar on our website for updates on holidays and other potential conflicts.

Just drop in. No instruction provided. All are welcome!

Device Advice 
By appointment only

Make an appointment with the Rockport Public Library, your one stop shop for Device Advice. We can help you navigate your computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. We can also help with Symphony, our new catalog system. Sessions are one-on-one, so, book your slot today by contacting Christiann at or calling the library at 978-546-6934.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring your own device for your scheduled appointment.

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