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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 



Welcome to the Rockland Public Library

Upcoming Closures:

The Library will close at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 24 and be closed all day on Thursday, December 25. No items are due on December 25.



Sunday December 21 at 3:00 PM
Dramatic Performance: A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Dylan Thomas' classic "A Child's Christmas in Wales" will be performed in the Community Room this year by Erika Pfander and Peter Jenks and accompanied by local area musicians . This is the 21st year of this special performance.

Tuesday, December 23 at 6:00 PM
Greg Marley: Wild Mushrooms of the Yuletide Season

Join local mushroom expert and author Greg Marley as he explores wild edible, medicinal and poisonous mushrooms, reveals the connections of mushrooms to the Yuletide season.This talk will be an entertaining blend of fact, fantasy and supposition for all ages.   Greg will have copies of his books available for sale after the presentation.

 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 December 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.  Christmas, Chanukah, Winter solstice, Kwanza, and the New Year offer lots of imagery for creative fun. Students will create images such as holiday wreaths, trees, gingerbread houses, ornaments and decorations; Santa Claus, toys, & elves; reindeer and sleighs; gift giving and more. Materials are provided.

Mondays at 11:00 AM
Adult Drawing Classe

Catinka Knoth will  lead an art workshop series for adults, on drawing and making holiday cards, scenes, and ornaments.    Led by Knoth, participants will  create their own art for the holidays. Participants will work with colored pencil, crayon, and paper cutting, with a focus on drawing in color. Knoth provides the  classes  free of charge, with materials supplied. (Class will not be held on December 29.)


80 Union Street | Rockland, ME 04841 | Phone: (207) 594-0310 | Fax: (207) 594-0333

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