Saturday, November 29
Holiday Inns Tour and Festival of Trees
In addition to the three Historic Inns of Rockland, this year’s tour will feature Winding Way B&B & Art Gallery as well as the newly remodeled Captain Lindsey House Inn. A festival of trees will follow the tour, with tabletop trees decorated by area businesses for auction at the library. The tour will take place from 1 – 4 pm and the silent auction with complimentary refreshments and baked goods will follow at the Library from 4 – 4:30 pm. Tickets to the Holiday House Tour are $10 per adult and free for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at the Library in advance or at any of the participating inns and the library the day of the event. All proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Rockland Public Library.
Thursday, December 4 at 6:00 PM
Camden Conference Discussion Series: Russia’s Economy
This discussion will explore and discuss the Russian economy from three perspectives — as an economist, a foreign policy analyst, and an average Russian citizen. Preparation is encouraged for active engagement in the discussions; readings are accessible through the Camden Conference website, and at the Reference Desk.
Fridays in December at 3:30 PM
Craft Afternoons in the Children’s Room
Starting December 5. Every Friday afternoon in December, there will be crafting for the holidays in the Children's Room.
Music, goodies, and lots of lovely craft ideas and supplies.
Thursday, December 11 at 6:00 PMStarring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray.
Film: Remember the Night
Classy shoplifter Lee Leander, on trial for swiping a diamond bracelet, has her case postponed by Assistant District Attorney John Sargent until after Christmas. Taking pity on her, he bails her out of jail. He's driving home to Indiana for the holidays, and when he finds Lee's a Hoosier too, offers to drop her at her mother's on the way.
Sunday, December 14 at 3:00 PM
Holiday Sing -Along
For people of all ages. Celebrate the holiday season with a sing-along in the Library’s Reading Room! Songs will be led accompanied by pianist Sojourner Hodges and Peter Proeller, banjo player. Even if you are not a singer, come and enjoy an afternoon of community and listening to favorite holiday music.
Library offers “Let’s Talk About It” Book Group
The Library has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer “Let’s Talk About It”, a free reading and discussion group with copies of books available through the library. The series “The Mirror of Maine: The Maine Community in Myth and Reality” begins Saturday January 3 at 10:30 AM in the Library’s Community Room in Rockland and continues for five sessions, through May 2. Mary Alice Brennan, a scholar provided by the Maine Humanities Council will facilitate the discussions. Books for the program are available for loan at the library. Please call the library at 594-0310 to register and come in to pick up the first book of the series, which is Ruth Moore’s The Weir.
Until the End of December
World Kindness Food Drive
Join us in celebrating World Kindness Day by bringing in non-perishable foods for the AIO Food Pantry and helping out neighbors in need. For non-perishable food items, most needed are: canned fish or meat products (protein food), soup, fruit and fruit juices, evaporated milk and powdered milk and cereals. Also needed: soap – dish washing and personal, tooth brushes and other basic toiletries. Food Drive will last through the end of December.
Let's Draw November Themes!
Children's Drawing Classes
Tuesdays at 4:00 PM in the Community Room. This ongoing series of free weekly drawing workshops are for children 6 and up and are sponsored by Wendy & Keith Wellin and hosted by the Friends of the Rockland Public Library. Children will explore such motifs as woodland animals; Native American designs, lodging, hunting, and game; and foods and family gatherings. Materials will be provided for this program.
Mondays at 11:00 AM
Adult Drawing Classes
Artist Catinka Knoth leads participants in working with colored pencils and crayons to create their own colored drawings of woodland animals and November themes. Free of charge and open to the general public, with materials supplied; Each week is a different motif, as follows: 11/03 Deer, 11/10 No class, 11/17 Woodland animals, & 11/24 Wild turkeys & pheasants.