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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 

 


 


News

Wednesday, July 30 at 6:00 PM
Death Café

Join us to eat cake, drink coffee or tea and talk about death at a Death Café! These group-directed discussion groups increase awareness of death and help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Come join the conversation about death, dying and end-of-life plans—talking about death won’t kill you!  Hosted by Peter Lindquist. Co-sponsored by the Library and the Picker Family Resource Center.


Thursday, July 31 at 6:00  PM
Author Talk: John Ford & Mark Nickerson

Join us for a fun-filled event as retired Maine warden John Ford and retired Maine trooper Mark Nickerson will delight you with hilarious tales of law enforcement  “back in the day.” Read more...




Library to Serve as Free Summer Lunch Site

Beginning June 23 and continuing through August 15, the Library will serve as a Free Summer Lunch site for eligible children and their families weekdays from 12-12:30.  For more information and additional details, click here.




Sign up for the Summer Reading Program Today!

The program runs from June 21 - August 16 but you can click, "Sign Me Up," to register online and begin logging your books starting now. Programs for all ages: Fizz, Boom, Read: Family Readers; Fizz, Boom, Read: Independent Readers; Spark a Reaction: Teens & Tweens; & Literary Elements: Adult Readers.


 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 July!
Children's Drawing Classes

Children will explore drawing Maine memories this July at the weekly drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Children ages 6 and up follow along with Knoth in drawing a variety of motifs. July themes will include subjects such as: favorite cats & dogs from Maine books; Rockland - buildings & landmarks of a Maine town; marine mammals - harbor seals, whales, porpoises; and classic Maine scenes.  Students follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates drawing a variety of motifs.

Coastal Maine Floral Landscapes
July Adult Art Classes

Catinka Knoth will give a series of  free drawing  classes on depicting Maine coastal floral scenes in the Community Room, 11 a.m.,  Mondays in July. Each week offers a different scene to explore.  Participants will create art using pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and scissors, with an emphasis on drawing in color. 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.

Programs & Events

Death Café / Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:00 PM
Death Café
Author Talk: John Ford & Mark Nickerson / Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:00 PM
Author Talk: John Ford & Mark Nickerson
Baby Storytime / Friday, August 01, 2014 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Storytime & Crafts / Saturday, August 02, 2014 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, August 04, 2014 11:00 AM
Adult Art Workshop: Marshall Point Light
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, August 05, 2014 4:00 PM
Let's draw Maine lighthouses and boats!
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, August 06, 2014 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Beginner’s Sign Language / Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:00 AM
Beginner’s Sign Language
Getting Started in Homeschooling / Thursday, August 07, 2014 11:00 AM
Getting Started in Homeschooling
Wind Over Wings: “Bird Brains” / Thursday, August 07, 2014 6:00 PM
Wind Over Wings: “Bird Brains”
Baby Storytime / Friday, August 08, 2014 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Storytime & Craft / Saturday, August 09, 2014 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Bug & Butterfly Trunk Opening! / Saturday, August 09, 2014 11:00 AM
Bug & Butterfly Trunk Opening!
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, August 11, 2014 11:00 AM
Adult Art Workshop: Rockland Breakwater
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, August 12, 2014 4:00 PM
Let's draw Maine birds!
Camden Conference Event: An American in Russia / Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:00 PM
Camden Conference Event: An American in Russia
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts
Farmers' Market Storytime / Thursday, August 14, 2014 9:00 AM
Farmers' Market Storytime
Film: The Court Jester / Thursday, August 14, 2014 6:00 PM
Film: The Court Jester
Baby Storytime / Friday, August 15, 2014 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Summer Reading Celebration Party / Saturday, August 16, 2014 11:00 AM
Summer Reading Celebration Party
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, August 18, 2014 11:00 AM
Adult Art Workshop: Sailboats by Rockland Breakwater
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 4:00 PM
Let's draw Maine farming scenes!
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Farmers' Market Storytime / Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:00 AM
Farmers' Market Storytime
Solace, Hospice & Other End of Life Comforts / Thursday, August 21, 2014 6:00 PM
Solace, Hospice & Other End of Life Comforts
Baby Storytime / Friday, August 22, 2014 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Show & Tell {for grown-ups} / Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:30 AM
Show & Tell {for grown-ups}
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, August 25, 2014 11:00 AM
Adult Drawing Workshop: Lobsterboat heads home by Marshall Pt.
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, August 26, 2014 4:00 PM
Let's draw a Maine country fair!
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:30 AM
Storytime and Crafts
Farmers' Market Storytime / Thursday, August 28, 2014 9:00 AM
Farmers' Market Storytime
Film: To Be or Not to Be / Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:00 PM
Film: To Be or Not to Be
Baby Storytime / Friday, August 29, 2014 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Storytime & Craft / Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft

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