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Library Hours

Mon, Tue & Thu:
9 AM to 8 PM

Wed, Fri & Sat:
9 AM to 5 PM

Closed Federal &
State Holidays


Book Stop Hours

Tues - Fri: 
10 AM to 1 PM

Saturday:
10 AM to 4 PM 

 


 


Welcome to the Rockland Public Library

Summer Reading Program
Hey Super Heroes! Summer Reading has begun! We have cool programs for little ones, independent readers, teens AND adults!
Click here to sign up!

New Hours: Please note that the Library is no longer open on Sundays. 

Library fees have changed. Please click here for more information.

News


Thursday, July 30 at 6:00 PM
Collaborative  Performance: Artist Robert Shetterly & Jazz Composer Mary Anne Driscoll

Artist Robert Shetterly’s Americans Who Tell the Truth portraits and narratives highlight citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental, and economic fairness.  The performance is a collaboration between  Shetterly & the jazz composer singer Mary Anne Driscoll from Belfast. For nearly seven years, Mary Anne has been composing music for the quotes on Shetterly’s portraits & singing them. They  will "perform" an eclectic mix of the portraits. Shetterly  will present the portraits & Mary Anne will sing. On some, she will encourage the audience to sing along.


Saturday, Aug 1 at 11:00 AM
Teen Summer Art Series:Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk

Young Adults ages 12-17 are invited to join library staff in making their own sidewalk chalk. All materials are provided and the chalk will be used in a follow-up program on the 15th decorating the sidewalk circle in front of the Library.


Saturday, August 1 at  3:00 PM
E-Books for Tablets

 Did you know you could download free eBooks from the Rockland Public Library on your  iPad, Android tablet, or smartphone? Learn how by coming to our eBooks on Tablets class. Bring your tablet and you can download a new book that day. Note: You will need to have your library card number to log into the eBook service. Kindle Fire users will need to know their Amazon username and password.

 

Tuesday,  August 4    from 5:15-6:15 PM
Teen Graphic Novel Club-History in Comic Format


Teen Graphic Novel Club this week will center around history and non-fiction in graphic novel format. This is a reader’s choice week; some good options are Maus/Maus II by Art Spiegelman, The 9/11 Report by Sid Jacobsen, any of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales by Nathan Hale, A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium, Vol 1/Vol 2 by Rick Geary, or come see Jessie at the library for more suggestions!

Young adults with active library cards may order the books through interlibrary loan; or call the library at 594-0310 to reserve a copy. Open to kids 12-17, free snacks available.

 

 

Thursday, August 6 at 11:00 AM
What’s in the Trunk?: Lobster Science!


Let the Lobster Festival continue with our August Science Trunk! Participants will get to know this famous crustacean as more than just a favorite seafood dinner in Maine. Activities include Lobster Dress-up / Lobster Anatomy, Lobster Transect- A method used to study baby lobsters, Meet a Live Lobster and Lobster Craft – the Lobster Fan.

 

 

Thursday, August 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Nature Talk & Book Signing: Preacher Birds & Teacher Birds: Surprising Stories about Maine's Favorite Birds


Join Jeff and Allison Wells for a book signing and presentation, "Preacher Birds & Teacher Birds: Surprising Stories about Maine's Favorite Birds." Maybe you know the difference between a bluebird and a Blue Jay. But do you know about “preacher birds” and “teacher birds”? Jeff and Allison Wells, authors of the book, Maine’s Favorite Birds, will reveal fascinating mysteries about some of Maine’s favorite birds. They'll share stories of their birding adventures.

Book sale and signing to follow.

 

 

Friday, August 7th at 11:00 AM
Storytime with Iza Trapani

Come join us for a very special storytime today! Children's book author and illustrator Iza Trapani (Haunted Party, The Bear Went Over the Mountain) will be reading to us from her well-loved books. Iza is originally from Poland and has adapted and illustrated many favorite nursery tales.

 

 

 

Friends of the Rockland Public Library Bag & Tag Sale on Saturday, August 22

What is a Bag & Tag Sale? It's a summer clearance book sale ($5/bag) and a huge tag sale on the library lawn. Looking to clean out your house? Have items you'd like to  donate? The Friends are looking for gently used household items, furniture, clothing, anything yard sale-y really (but no electronics, please). They will come and collect~ please do not bring items to the  library. Donations accepted through Saturday, August 15.

Contact Jeanie: 593-7112 or Rebecca: 975- 3946. Tax deductible receipts available.

Programs & Events

Performance: Robert Shetterly & Mary Ann Driscoll / Thursday, July 30, 2015 6:00 PM
Performance: Artist Robert Shetterly & Jazz Composer Mary Ann Driscoll
Baby Storytime / Friday, July 31, 2015 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Family Storytime / Saturday, August 01, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Teen Summer Art: Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk / Saturday, August 01, 2015 11:00 AM
Teen Summer Art: Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk
E-Books for Tablets / Saturday, August 01, 2015 3:00 PM
E-Books for Tablets
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, August 03, 2015 11:00 AM
Adult Art Workshop: Marshall Point Light
Memoir Writing Workshops / Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:00 AM
Memoir Writing Workshops
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, August 04, 2015 4:00 PM
Let's Draw Maine Lighthouses and Boats!
Teen Graphic Novel Club- History! / Tuesday, August 04, 2015 5:15 PM
Teen Graphic Novel Club- History!
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Children’s Yoga / Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:30 AM
Children’s Yoga
What’s in the Trunk?: Lobster Science! / Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:00 AM
What’s in the Trunk?: Lobster Science!
Nature Talk: Preacher Birds & Teacher Birds / Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:00 PM
Nature Talk & Book Signing: Preacher Birds & Teacher Birds: Surprising Stories about Maine's Favorite Birds
Baby Storytime / Friday, August 07, 2015 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Storytime With Iza Trapani / Friday, August 07, 2015 11:00 AM
Writer/illustrator Iza Trapani reads from her well-known kid's books.
Special Storytime: Author Fran Hodgkins / Saturday, August 08, 2015 10:30 AM
Special Storytime: Author Fran Hodgkins ~The Secret Galaxy
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, August 10, 2015 11:00 AM
Adult Drawing Workshop: Rockland Breakwater
Memoir Writing Workshops / Tuesday, August 11, 2015 10:00 AM
Memoir Writing Workshop
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, August 11, 2015 4:00 PM
Let's draw Maine Birds!
LEGO™ Club / Tuesday, August 11, 2015 4:15 PM
LEGO™ Club
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, August 12, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime and Crafts
Farmers' Market Storytime / Thursday, August 13, 2015 9:00 AM
Farmers' Market Storytime
Picnic on the Lawn with African Drumming / Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:00 PM
Picnic on the Lawn with African Drumming
Baby Storytime / Friday, August 14, 2015 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Summer Reading Finale: Super Hero Science! / Saturday, August 15, 2015 11:00 AM
Summer Reading Finale: Super Hero Science!
Teen Summer Art Series: Chalk the Circle / Saturday, August 15, 2015 11:00 AM
Teen Summer Art Series: Decorate the Library Circle
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, August 17, 2015 11:00 AM
Adult Art Workshop: Sailboats by Rockland Breakwater
Memoir Writing Workshops / Tuesday, August 18, 2015 10:00 AM
Memoir Writing Workshop
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, August 18, 2015 4:00 PM
Let's draw Maine Farming Scenes!
Teen Graphic Novel Club-Favorite Books / Tuesday, August 18, 2015 5:15 PM
Teen Graphic Novel Club-Favorite Books
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, August 19, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Farmers' Market Storytime / Thursday, August 20, 2015 9:00 AM
Farmers' Market Storytime
Nature Talk: Best Seashore Nature Sites / Thursday, August 20, 2015 6:00 PM
Nature Talk: Best Seashore Nature Sites: Midcoast Maine
Baby Storytime / Friday, August 21, 2015 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Family Storytime / Saturday, August 22, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, August 25, 2015 4:00 PM
Let's Draw a Maine Country Fair!
LEGO™ Club / Tuesday, August 25, 2015 4:15 PM
LEGO™ Club
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts
Farmers' Market Storytime / Thursday, August 27, 2015 9:00 AM
Farmers' Market Storytime
Nature Documentary: Winged Migration / Thursday, August 27, 2015 6:00 PM
Nature Documentary: Winged Migration
Family Storytime / Saturday, August 29, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts

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