August 2022

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Monday, August 111:00 AM—1:00 PMTrustees RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Which Craft? Circle

Which Craft? CircleWork on your needlecraft project while enjoying lively conversation with similar creatives. No instruction - just a getaway for experienced crafters! We'll save a seat for you.
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Tuesday, August 210:00—11:30 AMChildren's RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966
OtherRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Preschool Storytime in the Garden

photo of Miss Emily, a librarian holding a picture bookJoin Miss Emily for stories and songs in the garden! The children's room will be open from 10:30-11:30 after storytime so children can pick out books and play.

Tuesday, August 23:00—4:00 PMOtherRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Art & Sensory Class in the Garden

Art & Sensory Class in the GardenJoin Sarah Brown for Art and Sensory in the Garden each Tuesday! Please register and plan to remain with your child for the class.
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Wednesday, August 31:00—2:00 PMChildren's RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Play to Learn Playgroup

a photo of two small children playingA fun playgroup for child and caregiver! Share songs, stories and sensory activities with your child.   Play to Learn Playgroups are made possible through the collaboration of the Rockport Library and Pathways for Children and funded through the MA Department of Early Education & Care Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant.…Learn More

Wednesday, August 34:00—5:30 PMBrenner RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Board and Card Games at the Library!

For kids ages 9+!  Bring a game or choose from the library's selection including chess, SkipBo, Slamwich and more!
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Thursday, August 44:00—5:00 PMTrustees RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Cubing Club

Cubing ClubRubik's cube solving for kids! Share strategies and compete with timed solves. The library has cubes and one timing mat, or bring your own!All are welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. For more information contact esouza@rockportlibrary.…Learn More

Thursday, August 44:30—5:30 PMBrenner RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Friends of the Library Meeting

Friends of the Library MeetingJoin this group of dedicated volunteers who assist the library independent of  the town's contributions
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Saturday, August 6All DayChildren's RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

On Saturdays We Craft!

On Saturdays We Craft! Come craft with us! Join us at the craft table in the Children's Room where you will discover a new craft each week! Crafts are placed on the table at 10:00am and are available as long as supply lasts!…Learn More
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Monday, August 811:00 AM—1:00 PMTrustees RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Which Craft? Circle

Which Craft? CircleWork on your needlecraft project while enjoying lively conversation with similar creatives. No instruction - just a getaway for experienced crafters! We'll save a seat for you.

Monday, August 81:00—2:30 PMBrenner RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Agate Watercolor Painting with Pop Up Art School

Agate Watercolor Painting with Pop Up Art SchoolCreate a beautiful watercolor painting of an agate slice. Learn how to use a wet on wet watercolor technique and salt on wet watercolor paint. This painting is easy and fun to do. Leave the class with a striking piece of art to give as a gift or hang on your wall! Open to tweens, teens and adults.

Monday, August 83:00—4:00 PMBrenner RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Summer Night Sounds with Hands on Nature

What makes those amazing songs we hear outside our window during the warm summer nights? Is that a cricket or a katydid or a treefrog? Come join us as we learn to decipher which fascinating creatures make each sound. You might be surprised at what you…Learn More
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Tuesday, August 910:00—11:30 AMChildren's RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966
OtherRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

CANCELED - Preschool Storytime in the Garden

photo of Miss Emily, a librarian holding a picture bookJoin Miss Emily for stories and songs in the garden! The children's room will be open from 10:30-11:30 after storytime so children can pick out books and play.

Tuesday, August 92:00—3:00 PMZoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

FDR's Four Freedoms Via ZOOM with Rockport and Tewksbury Library

 FDR's Four Freedoms  Via ZOOM with Rockport and Tewksbury Library**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. CLICK HERETO REGISTER with the Tewksbury Library and receive a ZOOM LINK. On January 6, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt shared with the country his vision for a world founded on “four essential freedoms" -- freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.…Learn More

Tuesday, August 93:00—4:00 PMOtherRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

CANCELED - Art & Sensory Class in the Garden

Art & Sensory Class in the GardenJoin Sarah Brown for Art and Sensory in the Garden each Tuesday! Please register and plan to remain with your child for the class.

Tuesday, August 97:00—8:15 PMZoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Rockport Library Movie Discussion Group THIS EVENT IS VIRTUAL ONLY VIA ZOOM

Rockport Library Movie Discussion Group THIS EVENT IS VIRTUAL ONLY VIA ZOOMJoin a dedicated group of passionate movie lovers as we meet virtually to discuss the film and its content. We ask that you please watch the film before meeting which may be seen on a number of platforms including KANOPY from the Rockport Public Library for free and registering at https://rockportlibrary.…Learn More
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Wednesday, August 1011:00 AM—12:15 PMZoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

History of the Love Song Via ZOOM with Rockport and Tewksbury Library

 History of the Love Song Via  ZOOM with Rockport and Tewksbury Library**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER with the Tewksbury Library and receive a ZOOM LINK:The love song is ubiquitous in pop culture. From Frank Sinatra to Justin Bieber, Bette Midler to Taylor Swift, nearly everyone has contributed to the love song in one way or another.…Learn More

Wednesday, August 101:00—2:00 PMChildren's RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Play to Learn Playgroup

a photo of two small children playingA fun playgroup for child and caregiver! Share songs, stories and sensory activities with your child.   Play to Learn Playgroups are made possible through the collaboration of the Rockport Library and Pathways for Children and funded through the MA Department of Early Education & Care Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant.…Learn More

Wednesday, August 104:00—5:30 PMBrenner RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Board and Card Games at the Library!

For kids ages 9+!  Bring a game or choose from the library's selection including chess, SkipBo, Slamwich and more!
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Thursday, August 1111:00 AM—12:00 PMZoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

UPDATED Date: Hydrangeas: Which One Is Right For Me? ZOOM with Rockport and Tewksbury Library

 UPDATED Date: Hydrangeas: Which One Is Right For Me? ZOOM with Rockport and Tewksbury Library**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER with the Tewksbury Library and receive a ZOOM LINK. This lecture focuses on the key points that gardeners should consider before they invest in a hydrangea.…Learn More

Thursday, August 112:30—4:00 PMOtherRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Rolie Polie Guacamole Concert

Celebrate the completion of Rockport's Summer Reading 2022 with an outdoor family concert at Milbrook Meadow! Winner of the prestigious Parents’ Choice® and NAPPA Awards, Rolie Polie Guacamole has developed a smart, parent-friendly musical style that dresses up original tunes and classic covers with vibrant harmonies and deft instrumental layers, plugging in a sizzling electric current of rhythm that lights up lyrics humming with relevance and humor.…Learn More

Thursday, August 114:00—5:00 PMTrustees RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Cubing Club

Cubing ClubRubik's cube solving for kids! Share strategies and compete with timed solves. The library has cubes and one timing mat, or bring your own!All are welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. For more information contact esouza@rockportlibrary.…Learn More

Thursday, August 117:00—8:15 PMZoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

"The Power of Mediation" Arlene Samsel, VIA ZOOM

"The Power of Mediation"  Arlene Samsel,  VIA ZOOM**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM.   REGISTER  and receive a ZOOM LINK**Enjoy meditation with one of our favorites, Arlene Samsel, as she speaks to the "power of meditation". About the mediation presenter: Arlene Samsel Arlene Samsel is uniquely qualified and experienced in meditation, public speaking, and the performing arts.…Learn More
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Saturday, August 13All DayChildren's RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

On Saturdays We Craft!

On Saturdays We Craft! Come craft with us! Join us at the craft table in the Children's Room where you will discover a new craft each week! Crafts are placed on the table at 10:00am and are available as long as supply lasts!…Learn More
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Sunday, August 142:00—3:15 PMBrenner RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Mushroom Talk for Family and Kids REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Mushroom Talk for Family and Kids REGISTRATION REQUIREDAs of AUGUST 1, this program has now been changed to an IN-PERSON program in the Brenner Room at the Rockport Library on Sunday August 14 @ 2pm, rather than a walk to forage on Friday August 12.  The lack of rain equals lack of mushrooms, but alas, we will reschedule at another date for a walk when the rain supplies us with the gift of the fungus and let you know via our newsletter, social media, and posters in the library! The new program will be a learning experience about mushrooms for kids 6 and up and adults alike! Please REGISTER for this event as its limited to 25 people.…Learn More
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Monday, August 1511:00 AM—1:00 PMTrustees RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Which Craft? Circle

Which Craft? CircleWork on your needlecraft project while enjoying lively conversation with similar creatives. No instruction - just a getaway for experienced crafters! We'll save a seat for you.

Monday, August 154:00—5:30 PMZoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Monday Afternoon Book Club: The Book That Changed America by Randall Fuller

Monday Afternoon Book Club: The Book That Changed America by Randall FullerFor more information, or if you would like to join, please email baudano@rockportlibrary. org. There will be copies of this book available at the circulation desk in the weeks leading to the meeting. This event is taking place IN-PERSON at the library.
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Tuesday, August 1610:00—11:30 AMChildren's RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966
OtherRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Preschool Storytime in the Garden

photo of Miss Emily, a librarian holding a picture bookJoin Miss Emily for stories and songs in the garden! The children's room will be open from 10:30-11:30 after storytime so children can pick out books and play.

Tuesday, August 162:00—3:00 PMZoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

A Trip To Norway with the Traveling Librarian ZOOM with Tewksbury Library

A Trip To Norway with the Traveling Librarian ZOOM with Tewksbury Library**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER with the Tewksbury Library and receive a ZOOM LINK:Join Jeff Klapes, the Traveling Librarian, for another of his popular armchair travel presentations. This series highlights travel photography and stories and travel tips about destinations around the world.…Learn More

Tuesday, August 163:00—4:00 PMOtherRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Art & Sensory Class in the Garden

Art & Sensory Class in the GardenJoin Sarah Brown for Art and Sensory in the Garden each Tuesday! Please register and plan to remain with your child for the class.
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Wednesday, August 171:00—2:00 PMChildren's RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Play to Learn Playgroup

a photo of two small children playingA fun playgroup for child and caregiver! Share songs, stories and sensory activities with your child.   Play to Learn Playgroups are made possible through the collaboration of the Rockport Library and Pathways for Children and funded through the MA Department of Early Education & Care Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant.…Learn More

Wednesday, August 173:00—4:00 PMBrenner RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

LEGO Club

LEGO ClubLEGO Club is back! Come build with friends and the library's collection of LEGO bricks. 5+ please.

Wednesday, August 174:00—5:30 PMTrustees RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Board and Card Games at the Library!

For kids ages 9+!  Bring a game or choose from the library's selection including chess, SkipBo, Slamwich and more!

Wednesday, August 177:00—8:00 PMZoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

What About Pluto! VIA ZOOM

What About Pluto!  VIA ZOOM**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. REGISTER and receive a ZOOM LINK**Explore the discoveries of one of NASA's biggest missions: The New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto. We'll talk about the challenges of venturing into deep space and the successes we've been able to celebrate.…Learn More
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Thursday, August 184:00—5:00 PMTrustees RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Cubing Club

Cubing ClubRubik's cube solving for kids! Share strategies and compete with timed solves. The library has cubes and one timing mat, or bring your own!All are welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. For more information contact esouza@rockportlibrary.…Learn More
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Saturday, August 20All DayChildren's RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

On Saturdays We Craft!

On Saturdays We Craft! Come craft with us! Join us at the craft table in the Children's Room where you will discover a new craft each week! Crafts are placed on the table at 10:00am and are available as long as supply lasts!…Learn More
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Monday, August 2211:00 AM—1:00 PMTrustees RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Which Craft? Circle

Which Craft? CircleWork on your needlecraft project while enjoying lively conversation with similar creatives. No instruction - just a getaway for experienced crafters! We'll save a seat for you.

Monday, August 227:00—8:30 PMZoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Fake News, Misinformation, and You: How to Navigate News in the Modern World /Dr Kyle Moody ZOOM

Fake News, Misinformation, and You: How to Navigate News in the Modern World /Dr Kyle Moody ZOOM**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. REGISTER and receive a ZOOM LINK**Fake News, Misinformation, and You: How to Navigate News in the Modern World This talk focuses on how fake news is produced, and how you can avoid misinformation and bots from around the world as you scroll through rapidly changing information.…Learn More
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Tuesday, August 2310:00—11:30 AMChildren's RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966
OtherRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Preschool Storytime in the Garden

photo of Miss Emily, a librarian holding a picture bookJoin Miss Emily for stories and songs in the garden! The children's room will be open from 10:30-11:30 after storytime so children can pick out books and play.

Tuesday, August 232:00—3:00 PMZoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

The Energy Crisis of the 1970's -Jimmy Carter Library- Via ZOOM with Tewksbury Library

 The Energy Crisis of the 1970's -Jimmy Carter Library- Via ZOOM with Tewksbury Library**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER with the Tewksbury Library and receive a ZOOM LINK:Have you heard the phrase: “not since the ‘70s” lately? On February 2, 1977, less than two weeks after assuming the Presidency, Jimmy Carter addressed the nation in a televised “fireside chat” to speak to Americans about the looming Energy Crisis.…Learn More

Tuesday, August 233:00—4:00 PMOtherRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Art & Sensory Class in the Garden

Art & Sensory Class in the GardenJoin Sarah Brown for Art and Sensory in the Garden each Tuesday! Please register and plan to remain with your child for the class.
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Wednesday, August 2411:00 AM—12:15 PMZoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Living with Wildlife in Massachusetts VIA ZOOM with Tewksbury Library

Living with Wildlife in Massachusetts VIA ZOOM with Tewksbury Library**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  with the Tewksbury Library and receive a ZOOM LINK:We share Massachusetts with a diverse range of wildlife that you may have come across exploring your neighborhood or making headlines in the news.…Learn More

Wednesday, August 241:00—2:00 PMChildren's RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Play to Learn Playgroup

a photo of two small children playingA fun playgroup for child and caregiver! Share songs, stories and sensory activities with your child.   Play to Learn Playgroups are made possible through the collaboration of the Rockport Library and Pathways for Children and funded through the MA Department of Early Education & Care Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant.…Learn More

Wednesday, August 244:00—5:00 PMBrenner RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Board and Card Games at the Library!

For kids ages 9+!  Bring a game or choose from the library's selection including chess, SkipBo, Slamwich and more!

Wednesday, August 245:30—6:30 PMBrenner RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Rockport Counts Down to Kindergarten

ROCKPORT COUNTS DOWN TO KINDERGARTENA community celebration for kindergarteners and their families. Meet Rockport teachers, staff & community supporters. Receive FREE backpack, book and community resources giveaways! Sign up for a library card. Enjoy an interactive performance by Jammin’ with You.…Learn More
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Thursday, August 2511:00 AM—12:15 PMZoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

The Gilded World of Isabella Stewart Gardner ZOOM with Tewksbury Library

The Gilded World of Isabella Stewart Gardner  ZOOM with Tewksbury Library**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  with the Tewksbury Library and receive a ZOOM LINK:The life of Boston’s arts patroness typifies the lives of many of the wealthy and cultured Americans who lived during the Gilded Age of American History.…Learn More
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Saturday, August 27All DayChildren's RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

On Saturdays We Craft!

On Saturdays We Craft! Come craft with us! Join us at the craft table in the Children's Room where you will discover a new craft each week! Crafts are placed on the table at 10:00am and are available as long as supply lasts!…Learn More
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Monday, August 2911:00 AM—1:00 PMTrustees RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Which Craft? Circle

Which Craft? CircleWork on your needlecraft project while enjoying lively conversation with similar creatives. No instruction - just a getaway for experienced crafters! We'll save a seat for you.
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Tuesday, August 3010:00—11:30 AMChildren's RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966
OtherRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Preschool Storytime in the Garden

photo of Miss Emily, a librarian holding a picture bookJoin Miss Emily for stories and songs in the garden! The children's room will be open from 10:30-11:30 after storytime so children can pick out books and play.

Tuesday, August 302:00—3:15 PMZoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

The Life and Times of President Ronald Reagan ZOOM with Tewksbury Library

 The Life and Times of President Ronald Reagan ZOOM with Tewksbury Library**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and receive a ZOOM LINK. **Ronald Reagan, born in Tampico, Illinois in 1911, considered himself a Californian at heart. Learn about President Reagan from his boyhood in Dixon, Illinois to his rising star power as a Hollywood actor, then his shift into politics in the 1950's; leading to his election as the Governor of California and culminating in his 'role of a lifetime,' President of the United States.…Learn More

Tuesday, August 307:00—8:15 PMZoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Geology of Mars VIA ZOOM

Geology of Mars VIA ZOOM**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. REGISTER and receive a ZOOM LINK**Ever wondered about the rocks and the geology of Mars?   Is it like the earth or other planets?  Does it have an atmosphere and weather?  What is below the surface?  Does Mars have any evidence of water on it now or in the past? Are there strong magnetic fields associated with Mars?  Find out the answers to these questions and others as geologist, Dr.…Learn More
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Wednesday, August 311:00—2:00 PMChildren's RoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Play to Learn Playgroup

a photo of two small children playingA fun playgroup for child and caregiver! Share songs, stories and sensory activities with your child.   Play to Learn Playgroups are made possible through the collaboration of the Rockport Library and Pathways for Children and funded through the MA Department of Early Education & Care Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant.…Learn More

Wednesday, August 314:00—5:30 PMZoomRockport Public Library17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

History Book Club

History Book ClubHow Should We Deal with China? Let's dig into the history of China and try to learn how the United States should approach China, in terms of human rights, trade policy, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Global Warming, Nuclear Weapon Proliferation, autonomous weapons, public health, and much more.…Learn More