Wednesdays, Starting September 3 at 11:00 AM
Library Skills Class (for all ages)
Families will learn how to locate books and information using the computer catalog and the Dewey Decimal System, as well as MARVEL, Maine’s Virtual Library.
Thursday, September 4 at 6:00 PM
Live Music: Folk Duo Dusty & Joanna with Ray Montana
Dusty and Joanna are folk musicians who have been playing acoustic music and living in the mid-coast area of Maine for the past dozen years. Joanna’s main instrument is her voice but she also plays the six string guitar. Dusty’s main instrument is the autoharp which he plays in a way you may not have heard in grade school. Together Dusty and Joanna blend their voices in rich harmonies. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of songs ranging from The Carter Family and public domain folk songs to gospel, bluegrass, songs of the sea and covers by Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Robin and Linda Williams and Ian Tyson, to mention but a few. Joining them on the bass is Ray Montana. Read more...
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Lynda.com Online Training Library
The Maine State Library is currently offering a “2 week Access E-Pass” to the Lynda.com Online Training Library. Lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, design, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals.The site offers over 2,500 video courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. From May 2014 to February 2015, public library patrons throughout Maine will have the opportunity to use a two week subscription that allows access to all of the training content available on the Lynda website. Here's how...
Bernard Langlais Art Trail
The Library is part of the Langlais Art Trail!; to learn more, head to the Trail's website. Along with a number of organizations in the Georges River Watershed, Rockland Public Library recently received several pieces of art by Bernard Langlais. John and Yoke DiGiorgio made a wonderful short film about the joint project of the Kohler Foundation, Colby College Museum of Art, and the Georges River Land Trust and the restoration which took place at the Langlais' (former) Cushing estate.
Let's Draw September Harvests!
Children's Drawing Classes
Tuesdays at 4:00 PM in the Community Room. Children, and those young at heart, will explore farming, harvest, and seasonal themes in this September's ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth.September subjects include butterflies and Monarch butterfly migration; farm scenes of haying and the fall harvest; farm animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, roosters, geese, and ducks; visits to the apple orchard and apple picking; and September gardens. Each week is a different subject.