Groups, events, and special occasions happening at Gibbs!

D&D Group (mostly teens & juniors): Every Monday, 4-6pm, maximum six participants.

Children’s Storytime: Every Tuesday 10-11am

Art Exhibit / Featured Artists: May through June 2024, Gibbs is pleased to feature the 19th Annual Student Art Exhibit featuring the excellent work of the student artists from Prescott Memorial Elementary School. The show will run through May and June with a reception on Tuesday, May 21st.

Music Together® returns to Gibbs Library! One Saturday a month from February through July, Music Together–a FREE family music & movement class–will be held in the Bryant Room at 10am.

(February 10th, March 9th, April 13th, May 11th, June 15th, & July 13th.)

Gibbs Writing Group: Join local writers as they discuss their work, create new work through generative activity, and share a safe and encouraging environment for creative writing. All genres (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction–memoir/essay) welcome. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 10-11:30am, monthly.

Children’s book author Fran Hodgkins will visit Gibbs Library on Thursday, June 13th. This event marks the start of our Summer Reading Program at Gibbs! Fran will meet with Prescott Memorial Elementary students, but homeschoolers are welcome! Sessions are planned for the following times: 1st & 2nd grades from 9:00 to 9:45am; pre-K & kindergarten from 9:50 to 10:35am; 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades from 10:45 to 11:45am.

Fran Hodgkins grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Maine in 2008. Her connection with Maine started long before, though, when she published her first picture book with Down East in 2000. Called The Orphan Seal, it went on to win an ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award. Since then, she’s written more than 30 books for children, and her best known is Andre the Famous Harbor Seal. She lives in Rockport with her family, which includes three cats and a dog.

Read, Renew, Repeat! Gibbs Library 2024 Summer Reading Program

Gibbs’ summer reading program officially begins Thursday, June 13th. This summer’s theme is Read, Renew, Repeat! All readers are encouraged to participate: children, teens, and yes, adults! Prizes for meeting reading and activity goals include gift certificates from Renys, Fresh Off the Farm, The Spot, and The Scoop. Prizes will be drawn at the concluding event in late August when Bess the Book Bus returns to Gibbs. Participants can pick up their folders (blue for children; yellow for adults & teens) at Gibbs Library starting on June 13th.

We are excited about a summer full of reading (& renewing & repeating)! Join us!

Gibbs Reading Series – Maine Poets & Writers: Celebrate Maine poetry & prose at Gibbs Library! Join us Saturday, June 29th, for a reading event with poet (& director & librettist!) Megan Grumbling and novelist (& nonfiction writer & essayist!) Bill Roorbach. A Q&A, community discussion, and book signing will follow the reading. The event begins at 4pm in the Bryant Room. Snacks and refreshments provided!

Megan Grumbling is the author of the poetry collections Persephone in the Late Anthropocene and Booker’s Point. She often collaborates as librettist with composer Marianna Filippi; their latest works-in-progress include choral pieces about glaciers and “the great blue.” Megan is also the co-director of the award-winning new documentary film We Are The Warriors, about Native American mascots.

Bill Roorbach’s newest novels are Lucky Turtle and Beep, both from Algonquin Books, who also published Girl of the Lake, Life Among Giants, and The Remedy for Love. Nonfiction books include Temple Stream, about life and nature in western Maine, and Into Woods, more life and nature, come to think of it, both published in paperback by Down East Books.