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Library Hours

Mon, Tue & Thu:
9 AM to 8 PM

Wed, Fri & Sat:
9 AM to 5 PM

Sunday
1 PM 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

Upcoming Closures:

  The Library will be closed all day on Thursday, January 1.
No items are due on January 1.

 

News

Thursday, January  8 at 6:00 PM
Camden Conference Discussion: Russia’s Neighbors

This discussion will focus on Russia’s relationship with the “near abroad, ”neighbors that are newly independent and were former members of the Soviet Union. Recent events in the Ukraine have led to widespread speculation as to the motivation behind Russia’s behavior, and stimulated sanctions by the US and the EU.  Preparation is encouraged for active engagement in the discussions; readings are accessible through the Camden Conference's web site, and at the Reference Desk.


Tuesdays, January 13 and 27 at 4:15 PM
LEGO™ Club

Calling all builders! Come join Miss Jean and LEGO Master Jon for an evening of making, creating and story-sharing at Rockland Public Library’s new LEGO Club! Starting Jan 13th, LEGO Club will be held every other Tuesday in the Children’s Room from 4:15-500 pm. Kids of all ages  are welcome to use their imaginations to build, based on the week’s theme story or to see where their minds take them! Library policy is that children age 10 and under be accompanied by an adult.


Saturday, January 17 at  2:00 PM
E-Books for Tablets

Did you just get a new iPad, Android tablet, or smartphone for the holidays? Did you know you could download free eBooks from the Rockland Public Library on it? Learn how by coming to our eBooks on Tablets class, Saturday, January 17th from 2:00-3:00. 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.



 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
s

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.)

 

Programs & Events

Holiday Craft Afternoons in the Children's Room / Friday, December 26, 2014 3:30 PM
Craft Afternoons in the Children's Room
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 4:00 PM
Let's draw New Year's Celebrations!
Baby Storytime / Friday, January 02, 2015 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Storytime & Craft / Saturday, January 03, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, January 05, 2015 11:00 AM
Adult Drawing Workshop: Evergreens in Snow
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, January 06, 2015 4:00 PM
Let's Draw Polar Bears
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, January 07, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts
Rockland Rhythm Masters / Thursday, January 08, 2015 4:30 PM
Rockland Rhythm Masters
Camden Conference Discussion: Russia’s Neighbors / Thursday, January 08, 2015 6:00 PM
Camden Conference Discussion: Russia’s Neighbors
Baby Storytime / Friday, January 09, 2015 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Storytime & Crafts / Saturday, January 10, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, January 12, 2015 11:00 AM
Adult Art Workshop: Penguins & Winter Sports
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, January 13, 2015 4:00 PM
Let's Draw Penguins!
LEGO™ Club / Tuesday, January 13, 2015 4:15 PM
LEGO™ Club
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, January 14, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime and Crafts
Rockland Rhythm Masters / Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:30 PM
Rockland Rhythm Masters
Camden Conference Lecture: Russia and the Ukraine / Thursday, January 15, 2015 6:00 PM
Camden Conference Lecture: Russia and the Ukraine
Baby Storytime / Friday, January 16, 2015 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
E-Books for Tablets / Saturday, January 17, 2015 2:00 PM
E-Books for Tablets
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, January 20, 2015 4:00 PM
Let's Draw Arctic Animals!
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Rockland Rhythm Masters / Thursday, January 22, 2015 4:30 PM
Rockland Rhythm Masters
Fourth Thursday Foreign Film: Babette’s Feast / Thursday, January 22, 2015 6:00 PM
Fourth Thursday Foreign Film: Babette’s Feast
Baby Storytime / Friday, January 23, 2015 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Storybook Theater : Cows Don’t Fly / Saturday, January 24, 2015 2:00 PM
Medomak Valley Players’ Storybook Theater : Cows Don’t Fly– and other known facts
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, January 26, 2015 11:00 AM
Adult Art Workshop: Winter Scenes
LEGO™ Club / Tuesday, January 27, 2015 4:15 PM
LEGO™ Club
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Rockland Rhythm Masters / Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:30 PM
Rockland Rhythm Masters
Performance: Miners Creek Bluegrass Band / Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:00 PM
Performance: Miners Creek Bluegrass Band
Baby Storytime / Friday, January 30, 2015 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Storytime & Craft / Saturday, January 31, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft

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