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Library Hours

Mon, Tue & Thu:
9 AM to 8 PM

Wed, Fri & Sat:
9 AM to 5 PM

1 PM to 5 PM

Closed Federal &
State Holidays

Book Stop Hours

10 AM to 1 PM



The Library Advisory Committee meets on the last Monday of each month at 10am in the Library Board Room.


Welcome to the Rockland Public Library

The 2018 Annual Poetry Contest Is Open! Click here for the full contest rules. 



Wanting to open a new business? Prepping for an exam? Maybe wondering if college is right for you? Or maybe you just need a legal document? You can find EVERYTHING you need and more on these cool new FREE digital resources. We're new to them also, but do give us a call if you need assistance. Give them a test drive and tell us what you think!

 2018 Hiring Fair Special! Use the Career Transitions tool to create your resume or cover letter and we will print it for FREE the day of the fair, Wednesday, April 18th!


Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00 PM
Poetry Workshop: "Writing Without Fear" w/ Carol Bachofner

 This interactive writing workshop given by former Rockland Poet Laureate, Carol Bachofner, will feature handy tips and sizzling strategies to help you write with confidence. There is no limit to how you can use the prompts and tips in poetry, fiction, essays, memoir, etc. We will do a few writing exercises and you will leave with a notebook of ideas and strategies. Come ready to practice. Bring a notebook and pencil or pen.  Participants will leave with a handout that will make writing at home easier.  Something for everyone! Beginners and seasoned writers are welcome! Light refreshments will be served. Bachofner’s books will be available to be signed.


Wednesday, April 25th at 10:30 AM
Tech Workshop: Learn CloudLibrary

Every patron has access to free ebooks and audiobooks through their Library card. Come learn how to use the new(ish) ebook service to read and listen to books at home and on the go. CloudLibrary can be used on Android and Apple devices, Nook Tablets, Sony eReaders, PCs, Mac OS, and some Kindle Fires. Please bring your device with you. This workshop will take place in the Quiet Room.


Thursday, April 26th at 6:00 PM
Make Shift Coffee House

Neighbors talking across the national political divide is the theme of the evening. The sole purpose of a Make Shift Coffee House is for people to hang out and understand the reason for each other’s political views. To help make this happen, there is live music, free food, coffee and space for lively conversation. Join us in a relaxed conversational atmosphere. 



Programs & Events

Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:00 PM
This week: Spring flowers
Poetry Workshop: Writing Without Fear / Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:00 PM
With former Rockland Poet Laureate Carol Bachofner
Tech Workshop: CloudLibrary / Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:30 AM
Open to all, please bring your device.
Baby Storytime / Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:30 AM
Makeshift Coffeehouse / Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:00 PM
NOTE Early start time
Saturday Stretch Series / Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:00 AM
A new regular Saturday program with Patti Luchetti
Book Group: Catching Up With The Classics / Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00 AM
This month's book: The Secret Garden
Easel Time Pt. 2 with Marie Spaulding / Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:00 AM
Registration required
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, April 30, 2018 11:00 AM
This week: Frogs and lily ponds
“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club / Wednesday, May 02, 2018 10:30 AM
A weekly meeting for light exercise
Seaweed Appreciation 101 / Thursday, May 03, 2018 6:30 PM
Come and test your knowledge of Maine's natural resource
Saturday Stretch Series: Balance & Stamina / Saturday, May 05, 2018 9:00 AM
With Patti Luchetti
Magic: The Gathering Club / Saturday, May 05, 2018 1:30 PM
A new monthly club!
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, May 08, 2018 4:00 PM
This week: Mother's Day cards
John Steele: Photographic Journey to Vietnam / Tuesday, May 08, 2018 6:30 PM
In the Community Room
Tick Talk with Dr. Bea Szantyr / Thursday, May 10, 2018 6:30 PM
learn how to protect yourself and your family.
T-Shirt Transformation 101 / Saturday, May 12, 2018 11:30 AM
with Patty & Jessie
Primaries, Parties and Ranked Choice Voting / Tuesday, May 15, 2018 5:30 PM
co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters
Discussion: Tidying Up, Sparking Joy / Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:30 PM
With Lisa Lyons

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

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