Book Sale – Friends of the Rockport Library

Book Sale – Friends of the Rockport Library

The Friends of the Rockport Library will be having a book sale this Saturday, July 10th, 10 am to 1 pm

Location: Rockport Exchange Farmer’s Market located at the Shalin Liu Box Office Parking Lot (35 Main Street, Rockport) Hardcover, paperbacks, children’s books and more!

Overnight Oats Game is Still Strong

I’m still loving the ease of making a half dozen mason jars on overnight oats on Sunday evenings and having them midmorning at work. Super easy…..super yummy….and really filling. Some of you shared great recipes before. I’d love to hear more. My go to is oats, chia seeds, and almond milk overnight…..with shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, and fresh fruit added on top in the morning…and a little bit of honey drizzled on top.

Little Free Libraries Around Town Part 1

We recently saw acquaintances Vito and Maggie of Gloucester who introduced us to their High Popples Little Library and I got thinking about the various others we see as we drive around. From the Little Free Libraries website, I was surprised to learn there are quite a number of them registered in our area. I had a book to donate, so we went for a ride and found these in Magnolia, at Fishermen’s Pier Landing, and on High Popples as well as Summer Street and St. Louis Ave. I say “Part 1” of this segment because there are enough more for an additional post someday! Thanks to all who build these (kits available on website), maintain and donate books to this neat effort to share the love of books and reading. *I especially like the Pooch Parking accessory, Vito and Maggie!*

Murals to be Given New Life at Sawyer Free Library’s Historic Saunders House

Cape Ann Community

The Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library is pleased to announce the restoration and conservation of its grand murals by renowned artist Frederick L. Stoddard (1861-1940) with the assistance of Howard Curtis (1906-1989). Located in the Library’s historic Saunders House, the murals were painted in 1934 as part of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration. Along with Gloucester’s City Hall, the Sawyer Free Library was a local beneficiary of the federal government program designed to create jobs for artists and bring art to public places and communities across the country.

“Restoring these significant WPA murals depicting Gloucester’s origins is not only our responsibility but our great privilege. They are community artistic treasures and historically significant features of the Saunders House,” said Mern Sibley, the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library’s Board of Trustees’ President. “This project will preserve these unique works for historic study and enjoyment by residents and visitors.”

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