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Library Hours

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

Book Stop Hours

Tues - Fri: 
10 AM to 1 PM

10 AM to 4 PM 




Friday, July 25 at 10:30 AM
Family Concert: Old Town Road Musical Duo

Part of  The Arts...for Kids & their Families series. Rob Stuart and daughter Megan Rogers singing familiar children’s songs with audience participation.  Fun for the whole family!

Saturday, July 26 at 11:00 AM
Creativity Science Trunk Opening

Children and their families are invited check out what's inside the science trunk! This trunk includes simple activities with everyday items to inspire the creative side of our brains.  Activities include: Exploring Sound, Exploring Art and Exploring Paper.

Saturday, July 26 at 2:00 PM
History Talk: Esley Hamilton

Architectural historian Esley Hamilton of St. Louis, Missouri, will be in Rockland to give a power point presentation titled “Front Porch and Log Cabin: the Presidents’ Homes and the Presidential Image. Read More...

Thursday, July 31 at 6:00  PM
Author Talk: John Ford & Mark Nickerson

Join us for a fun-filled event as retired Maine warden John Ford and retired Maine trooper Mark Nickerson will delight you with hilarious tales of law enforcement  “back in the day.” Read more...

Library to Serve as Free Summer Lunch Site

Beginning June 23 and continuing through August 15, the Library will serve as a Free Summer Lunch site for eligible children and their families weekdays from 12-12:30.  For more information and additional details, click here.

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program Today!

The program runs from June 21 - August 16 but you can click, "Sign Me Up," to register online and begin logging your books starting now. Programs for all ages: Fizz, Boom, Read: Family Readers; Fizz, Boom, Read: Independent Readers; Spark a Reaction: Teens & Tweens; & Literary Elements: Adult Readers. Online Training Library

The Maine State Library is currently offering a “2 week Access E-Pass” to the Online Training Library. 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

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 Maine Memories of July!
Children's Drawing Classes

Children will explore drawing Maine memories this July at the weekly drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Children ages 6 and up follow along with Knoth in drawing a variety of motifs. July themes will include subjects such as: favorite cats & dogs from Maine books; Rockland - buildings & landmarks of a Maine town; marine mammals - harbor seals, whales, porpoises; and classic Maine scenes.  Students follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates drawing a variety of motifs.

Coastal Maine Floral Landscapes
July Adult Art Classes

Catinka Knoth will give a series of  free drawing  classes on depicting Maine coastal floral scenes in the Community Room, 11 a.m.,  Mondays in July. Each week offers a different scene to explore.  Participants will create art using pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and scissors, with an emphasis on drawing in color. Knoth will give instruction and guidance. She invites students of all levels to come make art  in this communal and diverse environment .Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied.

Programs & Events

Film: High Noon / Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:00 PM
Film: High Noon
Baby Storytime / Friday, July 25, 2014 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Summer Family Concert with Old Town Road / Friday, July 25, 2014 10:30 AM
Summer Family Concert with Old Town Road Musical Duo
Creativity Science Trunk Opening / Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:00 AM
Creativity Science Trunk Opening
History Talk: Esley Hamilton / Saturday, July 26, 2014 2:00 PM
Front Porch and Log Cabin: the Presidents’ Homes and the Presidential Image
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, July 28, 2014 11:00 AM
Adult Art Workshop: Daisies by Marshall Point Light
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:00 PM
Let's Draw Classic Maine Scenes!
Wellness Series: Therapeutic Hypnosis / Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00 PM
Wellness Series: Therapeutic Hypnosis
Death Café / Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:00 PM
Death Café
Author Talk: John Ford & Mark Nickerson / Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:00 PM
Author Talk: John Ford & Mark Nickerson
Beginner’s Sign Language / Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:00 AM
Beginner’s Sign Language
Getting Started in Homeschooling / Thursday, August 07, 2014 11:00 AM
Getting Started in Homeschooling
Wind Over Wings: “Bird Brains” / Thursday, August 07, 2014 6:00 PM
Wind Over Wings: “Bird Brains”
Bug & Butterfly Trunk Opening! / Saturday, August 09, 2014 11:00 AM
Bug & Butterfly Trunk Opening!
Camden Conference Event: An American in Russia / Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:00 PM
Camden Conference Event: An American in Russia
Film: The Court Jester / Thursday, August 14, 2014 6:00 PM
Film: The Court Jester
Summer Reading Celebration Party / Saturday, August 16, 2014 11:00 AM
Summer Reading Celebration Party
Solace, Hospice & Other End of Life Comforts / Thursday, August 21, 2014 6:00 PM
Solace, Hospice & Other End of Life Comforts
Show & Tell {for grown-ups} / Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:30 AM
Show & Tell {for grown-ups}

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