Rockport Public Library is celebrating the last week of its Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program. Summer Reading Challenge trackers and Books for Bikes entries are due by Friday, Aug.19. These programs are available for all ages. Youth Summer Reading Program is open to youth ages up to18. Adult Summer Reading Program is available for ages 18 and older.

World of Whales with Marine Mammals of Maine
Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Join Marine Mammals of Maine for a dive deep into the world of whales. What challenges do these animals face, and what challenges does MMoME encounter when a report of a stranded cetacean comes through their hotline?

Searching for Sea Monsters: Giant Squid, Giant Octopus, and their Kin is the topic at the Rockport Public Library, Aug. 18.

Searching for Sea Monsters: Giant Squid, Giant Octopus, and their Kin
Thursday, Aug. 18 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Instructor and author Mary Cerullo takes participants on a centuries-long quest for the giant squid that weaves myths, whaling captains’ journals, and scientific expeditions. Meet more sea monsters: the Humboldt squid, the rare colossal squid, and aquarium favorite, the Pacific giant octopus.

End-of-Summer Reading Party
Friday, Aug. 19 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
The End-of-Summer Reading celebration will include a live brass music performance with Chris Pert in partnership with Midcoast Music Academy, ocean-themed crafts, and raffles for all of our summer reading challenge prizes.

Learn more about Rockport Public Library summer programs at or call 236-3642.