Thursday, August 28 at 6:00 PM
Film: To Be or Not to Be
Jack Benny and Carol Lombard portray Maria and Josefa Tura, Polish stage stars, who pit the talents of their acting troupe against the Gestapo in the early stages of the war.
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...
Read the current issue of the Rockland Reader, The Friends' quarterly newsletter:
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 Maine Memories of August!
Children's Drawing Classes
Children will continue exploring Maine memories this summer at the weekly drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth. Knoth leads children, (and adults), ages 6 and up, in follow-along drawings on a variety of motifs. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. August themes will include subjects such as: Maine lighthouses and boats, Maine birds such as puffins, eagles, ospreys, chickadees, Maine farms with blueberry farming and belted galloways; and a Maine country fair. Each week is a different theme
Midcoast Maine Lighthouse and Boat Scenes
August Adult Art Classes
Catinka Knoth will teach drawing Midcoast Maine lighthouse and boat scenes, Mondays in August at 11 am. in the Community Room. Led by Knoth, participants make their own lighthouse and boat drawings using colored pencils and crayons. Each week is a different scene. 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.