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Mon, Tue & Thu:
9 AM to 8 PM

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9 AM to 5 PM

1 PM to 5 PM

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April is Poetry Month Rockland

Poetry Month Rockland (PMR) , established in 2010 as collaboration between Carol Bachofner (current Poet Laureate of Rockland) and the Rockland Public Library as a way to celebrate poetry in the greater Rockland area, is now in its fifth year. PMR honors the art of poetry (and the poetry of art).  For a listing of programs & events, go here.


Thursday, April 24 at 6:00 PM
Poetry Celebration: A Swarm of Poets

In honor of Poetry Month Rockland and the many events associated with this celebration, we will once again host A Swarm of Poets: an evening of readings by a dozen or more Maine poets, as well readings by the winners of this year’s Poetry Contest.

Friday, April 25 at  2:00PM
Build a Treasure Box!

Part of The Arts...for Kids & their Families series, led by local craftsman Peter Proeller. Come build a wooden treasure keepsake box with a hinged top. Suitable for children 7 years old and up.  All materials provided, including paint to decorate the box.

Tuesday, April 29 at 7:00 PM
Bilingual Poetry Reading

At the Penobscot School, 28 Gay St. Listen to poems in  French & Spanish along with their English translations.  Readers include Penobscot School instructors Nohora Estes & Elizabeth Goodridge,  as well as Watershed School students and their Spanish instructor Mariel Dowling.

Thursday, May 1 at 6:00 PM
Concert:  Ken Bonfield’s Artistry of the Guitar

Fingerstyle Guitarist Ken Bonfield has performed throughout the United States for more than 20 years. His sound is akin to the American primitive tradition of John Fahey and Leo Kottke, with a solid dose of Celtic, jazz, and traditional folk influences. Bonfield will perform with his harp guitar, baritone guitar, and high string guitar. Read more...

Let's Draw April Awakenings!
Children's Drawing Classes

Every Tuesday from 4-5pm in the Community Room.
Children will draw in celebration of Spring this April. Participants draw along with artist Catinka Knoth as she demonstrates. Subjects may include fairy tale papercuts in honor of Hans Christian Anderson's birthday; Easter eggs & bunnies ; koi kites and cherry trees for the Japanese Spring Festival ; baby animals such as bunnies, puppies, kittens, lambs, and colts; spring peepers, birds' nests and fledglings, and spring flowers such as crocuses, daffodils, and tulips.

Mondays in April
"April Art" Adult Art Workshops

11 AM in the Community Room.  With artist Catinka Knoth. Participants will create art using pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and scissors, with an emphasis on drawing in color. Attendees will explore themes such as Spring papercuts in celebration of Hans Christian Anderson's birthday; Easter eggs and cards; and Spring flowers. Each week will be a different subject.  Free of charge, with materials supplied.

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

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