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Rare Books benefit
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Rockport Public Library, the Friends of the Library will host a party at the Community Center on Wednesday, May 15, at 6 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by a presentation titled “Is There Value in Your Old and Rare Books?” by Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally-known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing. Reception includes wine, cheese and appetizers. Cost is $15 per person. Proceeds benefit the library’s programs. Reservations are required; tickets are available at Toad Hall Book Store in Rockport. Checks, made payable to Friends of the Library Celebration, may be sent to: P.O. Box 31, Rockport, MA 01966.
Motif Scavenger Hunt
As part of Motif No. 1 Day festivities, more than 50 participating windows will create a scavengers’ tag treasure trail in a two-day, town-wide event, Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Call Dawn Noble at 978-546-5868.
RAA Arts & Flowers
The Rockport Art Association will sponsor the 21st annual Arts & Flowers reception Friday, May 17, 6 to 8 p.m., in its Hibbard Gallery, 12 Main St. Features more than two dozen floral interpretations inspired by artist member’s artwork from the first summer show. Free and open to the public. Call 978-546-6604 or visit www.rockportartassn.org.