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Mon, Tue & Thu:
9 AM to 8 PM

Wed, Fri & Sat:
9 AM to 5 PM

1 PM to 5 PM

Closed Federal &
State Holidays

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Tues - Fri: 
10 AM to 1 PM

10 AM to 4 PM 




April is Poetry Month Rockland

Poetry Month Rockland (PMR) , established in 2010 as collaboration between Carol Bachofner (current Poet Laureate of Rockland) and the Rockland Public Library as a way to celebrate poetry in the greater Rockland area, is now in its fifth year. PMR honors the art of poetry (and the poetry of art).  For a listing of programs & events, go here.

Tuesday, April 22 at 6:00 PM
Yes, You Can Go Back to School: Financial Resources for Adult Learners


Are you considering a return to school but don’t know how to get started?  “Yes, You Can Go Back to School: Financial Resources for Adult Learners” will be offered by Women, Work and Community. The program is free and open to adults of all ages and backgrounds.

Wednesday, April 23 at 2:00PM
Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers Puppet Show

Part of The Arts...for Kids & their Families series.   “Everybody Loves Pirates!”--Lucy and her goofy friend, Little Chucky discover a treasure map and decide to set out on a quest to find their fortune. Unfortunately, they run into a group of bumbling pirates who try to thwart their efforts by stealing the treasure. Come early for a seat, first come basis.

Thursday, April 24 at 6:00 PM
Poetry Celebration: A Swarm of Poets

In honor of Poetry Month Rockland and the many events associated with this celebration, we will once again host A Swarm of Poets: an evening of readings by a dozen or more Maine poets, as well readings by the winners of this year’s Poetry Contest.

Friday, April 25 at  2:00PM
Build a Treasure Box!

Part of The Arts...for Kids & their Families series, led by local craftsman Peter Proeller. Come build a wooden treasure keepsake box with a hinged top. Suitable for children 7 years old and up.  All materials provided, including paint to decorate the box.

Let's Draw April Awakenings!
Children's Drawing Classes

Every Tuesday from 4-5pm in the Community Room.
Children will draw in celebration of Spring this April. Participants draw along with artist Catinka Knoth as she demonstrates. Subjects may include fairy tale papercuts in honor of Hans Christian Anderson's birthday; Easter eggs & bunnies ; koi kites and cherry trees for the Japanese Spring Festival ; baby animals such as bunnies, puppies, kittens, lambs, and colts; spring peepers, birds' nests and fledglings, and spring flowers such as crocuses, daffodils, and tulips.

Mondays in April
"April Art" Adult Art Workshops

11 AM in the Community Room.  With artist Catinka Knoth. Participants will create art using pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and scissors, with an emphasis on drawing in color. Attendees will explore themes such as Spring papercuts in celebration of Hans Christian Anderson's birthday; Easter eggs and cards; and Spring flowers. Each week will be a different subject.  Free of charge, with materials supplied.

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