Tuesday, December 10 at 6:00 PMFor Adults and Teens. In the Community Room
Simple Gifts Craft Night
. Does the thought of selecting holiday gifts for friends and family make your head spin? Why not make them a lovely handmade gift for their stockings or for under the tree? Come to the Library for a fun evening of making several different gifts. There will be five tables of different crafts to create. Free, with supplies provided
What's the Truth About Genetically Modified Foods? Camden Conference Discussion SeriesCommunity Room
Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 pm
. No topic in agriculture is more polarizing than genetically modified (GM) foods. Proponents claim they will be necessary to feed the world. Opponents denounce GM foods as a prime example of human overreaching fraught with unknown potential dangers. Is there a sound and safe way out of this dilemma? This is the final topic to be covered in the Join the Conversation!
Camden Conference Discussion Series. Like a book group, the discussions promote thoughtful, engaged dialogue but with less required preparation. More....
Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 PMFor Children and their families
The Hampstead Stage Company Presents: A Christmas Carol
. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
is a story that is both timeless and universal. It is the delightful tale of the miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, and his clerk, Bob Cratchit. Through visits from the spirits of the season, Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas.
Sunday, December 15 at 3:00 PM
Holiday Sing -Along & Christmas Reading
For people of all ages. Celebrate the holiday season with a sing-along in the Library’s Reading Room
! Songs will be led and accompanied by pianist Sojourner Hodges, John Mehrmann and Peter Proeller, banjo player. The afternoon will begin with Marty Schindler reading a short story from The Pickwick Papers
. Even if you are not a singer, come and enjoy an afternoon of community and listening to favorite holiday music.
Call for Dinosaur Art & Writing
Dinosaur Day is coming!! Artists, writers and dinosaur enthusiasts ages three and up are invited to submit up to two entries each for the Rockland Public Library’s 2nd Dinosaur Day, which will take place on Saturday, January 18. Drawings, paintings, stories and poems and sculpture and other creative mediums are all welcome. All forms of art are appreciated and all pieces will be displayed. Items will stay on display until the end of January. Submissions should be dropped off to the Library during open hours. Please include with submission, on a separate sheet, your name, address, phone number, and email address. Submissions will be accepted now through 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2014.
Library to Develop Regional Volunteer Database
The Library is developing a database of volunteer opportunities in the greater Rockland area, and eventually encompassing Knox County, for citizens of all ages; we are seeking the assistance of organizations and entities in need of volunteers. If you would like to be included, please provide the following: organization name, contact information (address, phone number, email address), website, name of volunteer coordinator or contact person, description of volunteer opportunities available, age requirements, and a brief description of your organization. Please send this information to Patty King at email@example.com
or call 594-0310. Organizations are encouraged to send information no later than December 20th.
Kindness Food Drive
Continues through the end of December. Join us in celebrating World Kindness Day by bringing in non-perishable foods for the Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry and helping out neighbors in need. Especially needed are: pasta sauces, soups, canned corn, and ravioli and other canned pasta.
Children's Writing Club
Next meeting: December 9 at 4 PM. The club is open to all 3rd-8th graders, but space is limited. We publish a monthly Children's Room newsletter.
2014 Camden Conference Reading List
In preparation for the 27th Annual Camden Conference: The Global Politics of Food and Water, be sure to check out the reading suggestions.
Children's Drawing Classes"Let's Draw Pictures and Cards for the Holiday Season!"
Tuesdays in December
is the theme. Students will draw images such as holiday wreaths, trees, gingerbread houses, ornaments and decorations; Santa Claus, toys, & elves; reindeer and sleighs; gift giving and more. The "Let's Draw Together!" workshops, geared for ages 6 and up, also welcome adults. Every Tuesday from 4-5pm in the Community Room.
Mondays in December
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. Participants will create their own art for the holidays, making holiday cards, scenes, and ornaments. Free of charge, with materials supplied.