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    March

    April 2019

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    1Adult Art Workshop
    Rockland Port District
    Agenda Setting Council Meeting
    2
    2Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    3
    3Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Short Term Rental Task Force
    4
    4Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    Ad Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Sci-Fi Film Screening: 20 Million Miles to Earth
    5
    6
    6Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Planting the Children’s Garden
    Events for April

    1st

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Fairy tale paper cuts in honor of Hans Christian Andersen

    Catinka Knoth will lead a drawing workshop series for adults, on creating ‘April Art’. Attendees will explore themes such as papercuts to celebrate fairytale author Hans Christian Andersen, Easter themes and cards, cherry trees and the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival; spring flowers such as tulips and daffodils. Participants will create their own art.Knoth will provide instruction and guidance in drawing and creating the April themes. Each week is a different subject. Participants will work with pencil, colored pencil, and crayon, and sometimes scissors, with a focus on drawing in color. The classes are free of charge, with materials supplied. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. FMI Knoth at 593-6085 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    Knoth paints watercolors of Maine and whimsical animal scenes, which she offers as cards and prints. She teaches a free weekly children’s drawing class at Rockland Public Library, sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin. For more information about Knoth’s work visit www.catinkacards.com

     

    Events for April

    2nd

    08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie for stories, songs, and dances for children of all ages. Each week we will have a new theme and new ways to wiggle our sillies out.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale cutouts

    “Let’s Draw April Awakenings!”

    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 Andersen’s birthday; Koi kites and cherry trees for the Japanese Spring Festival; baby animals such as bunnies, puppies, kittens, lambs, and colts; Easter themes, spring peepers, birds’ nests and fledglings; and spring flowers such as crocuses, daffodils, and tulips.

    Local patrons Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the program, which is free with all materials supplied, and hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. Contact Jean Young, children’s librarian, at 594-0310 for more information.

     

     

     

     

    Events for April

    3rd

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Hear volunteer storyteller Ms. Judy read from a variety of picture books then color or work on a craft together.

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

    Walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to meet at the Library every Wednesday morning to go on a 30 to 45 minute walk around town. Walks will be led by librarians and no walker will be left behind. Join us for some exercise and conversation. In case of inclement weather, we will walk indoors in the library. Bring a friend or make some new ones! The walking club is intended for adults; children and teens are welcome if accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability.

    Events for April

    4th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Sing, sway, and clap with your little one at our story time focused on singing together. A great introduction for your baby to words, sounds, and new friends. Perfect for birth to age two, and welcome to any child who enjoys music.

    06:30 PM

    Sci-Fi Film Screening: 20 Million Miles to Earth

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    A manned space flight from Venus crash lands in the Mediterranean, losing its most precious cargo: reptilian eggs from the planet’s surface. They come into the possession of an Italian zoologist (Frank Puglia), who watches as one hatches to reveal a rapidly-growing monster. His American granddaughter, Marisa (Joan Taylor), and returned astronaut Calder (William Hopper) must battle with the American and Italian military to corral the creature before it destroys everything in its path.

    Events for April

    5th

    No Events
    Events for April

    6th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Saturday stories and crafts with Miss Jean in the Children’s room. All ages are welcome.

    11:00 AM

    Planting the Children’s Garden

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Today’s the day we begin our Children’s Garden Activities! We will be decorating plant pots and starting our winning seeds- heirloom beets, cukes, and noodle beans; some to stay and some to take home…

    7
    8
    8Adult Art Workshop
    Council Meeting
    Poetry Share: Celebrate Women
    9
    9Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
    10
    10REDAC Meeting CANCELED
    Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Harbor Trail Committee
    11
    11No Code Officer Available
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Creative Art Crew: Unicorn Party
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Library Week Game Night for All Ages
    12
    12No Code Officer Available
    13
    13Local Author Fair
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for April

    7th

    No Events
    Events for April

    8th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Easter themes and cards

    Catinka Knoth will lead a drawing workshop series for adults, on creating ‘April Art’. Attendees will explore themes such as papercuts to celebrate fairytale author Hans Christian Andersen, Easter themes and cards, cherry trees and the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival; spring flowers such as tulips and daffodils. Participants will create their own art.Knoth will provide instruction and guidance in drawing and creating the April themes. Each week is a different subject. Participants will work with pencil, colored pencil, and crayon, and sometimes scissors, with a focus on drawing in color. The classes are free of charge, with materials supplied. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. FMI Knoth at 593-6085 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    Knoth paints watercolors of Maine and whimsical animal scenes, which she offers as cards and prints. She teaches a free weekly children’s drawing class at Rockland Public Library, sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin. For more information about Knoth’s work visit www.catinkacards.com

    06:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Poetry Share: Celebrate Women

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room

    Mary Jane Martin

    POSTPONED, DATE TBD

    Join Interim Poet Laureate Mary Jane Martin in her second Poetry Share. This time its all about women! What are your issues, concerns, fears, or loves, for yourself or the women in your life? Bring your poem or read your favorite by another. Men are encouraged to join the conversation, too! No registration required.

    Events for April

    9th

    08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie for stories, songs, and dances for children of all ages. Each week we will have a new theme and new ways to wiggle our sillies out.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Japanese cherry blossom festival, koi kites

    “Let’s Draw April Awakenings!”

    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 Andersen’s birthday; Koi kites and cherry trees for the Japanese Spring Festival; baby animals such as bunnies, puppies, kittens, lambs, and colts; Easter themes, spring peepers, birds’ nests and fledglings; and spring flowers such as crocuses, daffodils, and tulips.

    Sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin, the workshops, for age 6 and up,are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. FMI – Jean Young, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

     

     

    06:00 PM

    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room

    Hosted by Jesse Ellis. Unlike a traditional class, this is a place for people to learn the basics of American Sign Language by doing, and grow by learning. It is a place for people to learn about Deaf Culture. Each week we will learn basics for conversational sign; you will build your language skills through conversing with others, asking questions about vocabulary and grammar. It is a voice-off environment; finger spelling is taught and encouraged. Jesse Ellis is fluent in sign language, tutored for 2.5 years in undergraduate school and attended Gallaudet University, a Deaf school for 3 years for her Masters degree.

    Events for April

    10th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Hear volunteer storyteller Ms. Judy read from a variety of picture books then color or work on a craft together.

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

    Walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to meet at the Library every Wednesday morning to go on a 30 to 45 minute walk around town. Walks will be led by librarians and no walker will be left behind. Join us for some exercise and conversation. In case of inclement weather, we will walk indoors in the library. Bring a friend or make some new ones! The walking club is intended for adults; children and teens are welcome if accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability.

    Events for April

    11th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Sing, sway, and clap with your little one at our story time focused on singing together. A great introduction for your baby to words, sounds, and new friends. Perfect for birth to age two, and welcome to any child who enjoys music.

    03:45 PM

    Creative Art Crew: Unicorn Party

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie in celebration of National Unicorn Day by listening to unicorn stories, followed by two fabulous and mythical crafts! Creative Art Crew is for adults and children. All are welcome.

    06:30 PM

    Library Week Game Night for All Ages

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Turn a bored night into a board game night at the Rockland Public Library! Come in from cold and get to know someone new, build community, foster relationships and enjoy friendly competition while playing board games. Enjoy Scrabble, Parcheesi, Apples to Apples and more. We’ll break out our collection of board games, puzzles, and playing cards, but participants are also welcome to bring a favorite. The library will provide drinks and snacks. Game Night is for people of all ages. We ask that children under the age of 10 be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Events for April

    12th

    Events for April

    13th

    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Local Author Fair

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Read local! The Rockland Public Library will hold its first ever Local Author Fair in the Library’s Community Room on Saturday, April 13 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Meet, talk with, and learn from local authors from Midcoast Maine. A variety of genres are included in this drop-in book fair. The ten authors, all from Knox, Lincoln and Waldo Counties, in the fair, are: Laurie Apgar Chandler, Diana Coleman, Lee Heffner, Tom Jamrog, Barbara Kent Lawrence, Brooke Pacy, Gin Mackey, Lisa Steele-Maley, and L.W. van Keuren. The authors will have displays set up with information about their published works, their writing and themselves, and they will sign their books and have copies for sale.

    There will also be mini talks by featured authors scheduled in the Library’s Board Room throughout the day. At 10:30, Laurie Apgar Chandler will present “Small Moments in a Long Journey.” Diana Coleman will pose the question, “What New Risk Would You Like to Take?” in her talk at 11:00 AM. At 11:30, Barbara Kent Lawrence will discuss her writing process. Tom Jamrog will summarize some obstacles and surprises that occurred during his Continental Trail journey at 12:30 and Gin Mackey will describe “How a Novel is Plotted in 10 Minutes or Less” at 1 PM.

    The day will include refreshments and the opportunity to win door prizes, too.

    Laurie Apgar Chandler daydreamed about moving to Maine for years. In 2003, she and her two children finally did, buying a log cabin surrounded by lakes and ponds. Changing careers from forest research to special education, she remarried, and discovered a new passion, wilderness canoeing. After losing her husband, Laurie began taking longer and longer journeys alone. In the summer of 2015, she surprised even herself by solo thru-paddling the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail in a new 13-foot Kevlar canoe. Laurie lives in Bremen and works at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta. Upwards, which tells of her canoe journey, is her first book. Upwards weaves faith, nature, and the goodness of people into an inspiring adventure on storied rivers from the Adirondacks to the Allagash.

    Believing in female fortitude and risk-taking power, Diana Coleman shares compelling stories of women enjoying new experiences, riveting adventures, and life-changing risks in her book Women Going For It! Taking Risks After 50. Twenty-six dynamic women, 50s through 80s, share their captivating, risk-taking stories with grit and humor. Diana has lectured around the country about women and girls overcoming daunting challenges. A former administrator and fundraiser for organizations including Save the Children, the University of California, Berkeley, Pen Bay Healthcare, and the International Museum of Women, Diana’s work and studies have taken her to Central America, Africa and Asia. Her travel essays are published in the Goose River Anthology. Originally from Massachusetts, Diana lived thirty years in San Francisco and, when not traveling, resides in Maine.

    Kathleen Fox, PhD has worked as an artist, professor, and author in St. George, Maine since the 1970s. Her watercolors have been shown throughout the Northeast; she has received several awards for her paintings and children’s books. She has written four children’s books and taught social welfare classes at the University of Southern Maine, The University of Maine Orono, and the University College of Rockland, Maine. Fox is interested in documenting the people, animals, and places relating to the fishing life of coastal Maine. Fox’s books include: Beowulf of Maine, Beowulf’s Kitten, and Can Animals Talk on Christmas Eve? BEOWULF OF MAINE is the old English story of the king who fought Grendel and dragons – but this book stars Beowulf the Newfie, who only dreams of fighting them. BEOWULF’S KITTEN is the story of a kitten named Amelie (Beowulf’s real kitten) who comes to live with Beowulf and is a pest, whom he gets pretty tired of. CAN ANIMALS TALK ON CHRISTMAS EVE? Virginia is a little girl living in Maine whose mother tells her animals can talk at midnight on Christmas Eve. She gets up to see, but the dog (Beowulf) is asleep and the cat (Beowulf’s kitten, Amelie) nowhere to be found.

    LEE HEFFNER WILL NOT BE ATTENDING Lee Heffner is author of Write to Finish: A Road Map to Authorship. Her passions are writing and writers. She began her work with creatives in 1995. A writer of both fiction and non-fiction, she integrates her passions and skills to coach writers to achieve their goals. In addition, she teaches multiple classes to further develop the writing practices of her students. Write to Finish is a no-nonsense, practical guide to transition from writer to author, that helps potential authors earn to navigate the rapid changes of today’s publication landscape to identify their best path.

    Thomas Jamrog, Maine Guide and past president of the Maine Association of School Psychology, has been backpacking and exploring the outdoors for 50 years. He penned a popular column in Motorcycle Tour & Travel, and twice completed 24-hour, 1,000-mile Iron Butt motorcycle rides. Tom earned the Triple Crown award from the American Long Distance Hiking Association in 2014. His book, In the Path of Young Bulls, details a team’s five-month-long stint of daily challenges along the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, one of the USA’s toughest long-distance journeys. The book also serves as a resource for section and long-distance hikers in planning their own CDT adventures, by including daily mileages from starting and ending locations, as well as on-trail reports and conditions for each day’s hike.

    Barbara Kent Lawrence earned a BA in anthropology from Bennington College, an MA in sociology from New York University, and an EdD from Boston University. She taught anthropology and history in a high school, then co-founded and ran a real-estate and construction firm in Northeast Harbor, Maine. After receiving her EdD, she served as a policy analyst for the Rural School and Community Trust and later at KnowledgeWorks Foundation, while teaching writing and education courses at Northeastern and Lesley universities in Boston. Islands of Time and its sequel The Other Island: Ben’s Story are Barbara Kent Lawrence’s seventh and eighth books and first two works of fiction. She has also written Bitter Ice: A Memoir of Love, Food, and Obsession; The Hungry i: A Workbook for Partners of Men with Eating Disorders; The Hermit Crab Solution; Dollars & Sense 1: The Cost Effectiveness of Small Schools; Dollars & Sense 2: Lessons from Cost-Effective Small Schools, and many articles about education.

    Gin Mackey is the author of Disappear Our Dead, a Midcoast Maine murder mystery, and Suddenly Spying, a madcap caper. Her short stories have appeared in the anthologies Best New England Crime Stories 2016: Red Dawn and Fish or Cut Bait. Gin is a past president of the writing organization Sisters in Crime/New England and a member of Maine Authors & Publishers Alliance. She lives on the coast of Maine in the village of Owls Head, where she’s hard at work on her next novel. DISAPPEAR OUR DEAD tells the story of a young widow who she becomes a home funeral guide, reviving an age-old tradition to help others care for their loved ones at home, but her new life may be destroyed when she is accused of helping a client use a home funeral as cover for murder. In SUDDENLY SPYING, Nora Gallagher’s secret agent sister Giselle dangles a big bucks spy assignment and promises to help Nora learn the spy business, Nora forgets about the time Giselle gave her a bouillon cube and told her it was a caramel. Nora’s assignment? Stop a coup on a remote tropical island.

    Brooke Pacy credits a casually supervised childhood in Chappaqua, NY, Mt. Desert Island, and Nantucket for a deep affinity with salt water and woods. She raised four children, taught literature, and wrote in Baltimore, MD—publishing poetry in small press journals as well as stories and thought pieces in magazines: Notre Dame Magazine, Wake Forest Magazine, Smithsonian Air and Space and the Baltimore Sun. She spent seven summers sailing the Atlantic Coast with her husband, and lives year round in Midcoast Maine. Her novel Vanishing Act asks the question, “Why does a woman on the brink of celebrity vanish without leaving a trace?” One March day in 1973, photographer Elsa Galen arrives on Nantucket Island, stocks her cottage with groceries and liquor, and announces to her cab driver that she will be having a party. No one on the island sees her again. Reaching back two generations to the turmoil in Eastern Europe between the World Wars, Elsa’s story is an odyssey, exploring the channels brutality can carve through lives and spirits, those innocent and others less so.

    After growing up in small towns of New England and Wisconsin, Lisa Steele-Maley developed a strong connection to the affirming rhythms of wilderness while living and working in the mountains and coasts of Alaska and Washington. Now, after 20 years of working for non-profit educational organizations, life’s journey has expanded to include parenting, caregiving, writing and participation in the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine’s Interfaith Ministry program. The author of Without a Map: A Caregiver’s Journey through the Wilderness of Heart and Mind, Lisa lives in an aging farmhouse on the coast of Maine with her husband, two teenage sons, and a handful of animals. Without a Map weaves together Lisa’s experience of caregiving with lessons gleaned from decades of wilderness travel, rural living, and parenting. Revealing the uncertainty, wisdom, love and reciprocity of a caregiving relationship, this memoir contributes a deeply personal perspective to the subjects of dementia and aging.

    Now a resident of St. George, Maine, Luise van Keuren is an author and illustrator, often of historical fiction. At the book fair, she offers her novel Raven, Stay by Me, set in the year 1000 in Newfoundland and Labrador. Here a Norse girl finds herself the only survivor of a shipwreck. Accompanied by a young raven she rescues, she is taken in by a Paleo-Inuit community, although their two cultures deeply mistrust each other. Targeted for young readers, the novel also appeals to adults. The author taught writing and literature on the university level for several years. She is the recipient of the Ralph Nading Hill Prize for historical writing, and has been twice recipient of the Northern New England Drama Prize.

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Saturday stories and crafts with Miss Jean in the Children’s room. All ages are welcome.

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    15
    15City Offices closed for Patriots’ Day
    Rockland Port District
    16
    16Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    Harbor Management Commission
    17
    17Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    STEM Workshop: Rainbow Science!
    18
    18Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Ad-Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Concert: Ale House String Band
    19
    19Colonial Man in the Community Room – School Vacation Special
    Tech Tools: Microsoft Word
    20
    20Adult Coloring Club
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for April

    14th

    No Events
    Events for April

    15th

    Events for April

    16th

    08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie for stories, songs, and dances for children of all ages. Each week we will have a new theme and new ways to wiggle our sillies out.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Easter eggs, baskets, bunnies, & cards

    “Let’s Draw April Awakenings!”

    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 Andersen’s birthday; Koi kites and cherry trees for the Japanese Spring Festival; baby animals such as bunnies, puppies, kittens, lambs, and colts; Easter themes, spring peepers, birds’ nests and fledglings; and spring flowers such as crocuses, daffodils, and tulips.

    Sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin, the workshops, for age 6 and up,are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. FMI – Jean Young, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

    Events for April

    17th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Hear volunteer storyteller Ms. Judy read from a variety of picture books then color or work on a craft together.

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

    Walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to meet at the Library every Wednesday morning to go on a 30 to 45 minute walk around town. Walks will be led by librarians and no walker will be left behind. Join us for some exercise and conversation. In case of inclement weather, we will walk indoors in the library. Bring a friend or make some new ones! The walking club is intended for adults; children and teens are welcome if accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability.

    03:45 PM

    STEM Workshop: Rainbow Science!

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie & Ms. Jessie in two rainbow science projects. Learn about density while you build a “rainbow in a jar.” Then create your own spectroscope to bring home!

    Events for April

    18th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Sing, sway, and clap with your little one at our story time focused on singing together. A great introduction for your baby to words, sounds, and new friends. Perfect for birth to age two, and welcome to any child who enjoys music.

    06:30 PM

    Concert: Ale House String Band

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    The Ale House String Band (AHSB) was originally formed as a pick-up group in 2009 at The Narrows Tavern in Waldoboro, ME. They codified their style, “chamber folk,” while playing traditional tunes and covers of popular folk music. Their style is unique, melding the theory and techniques of classical music with Traditional Folk styles. Oren Robinson is a classically trained vocalist who has a folkie soul, Brian Dunn is the group’s mandolin player, a wandering soul who picked up music along the way, and April Reed-Cox has been playing cello for over a quarter century has a Masters degree in Music Performance. The three have an uncanny ability to improvise music on the spot.

    Events for April

    19th

    11:00 AM

    Colonial Man in the Community Room – School Vacation Special

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    “Colonial Man” Sam Ladley

    Sam Ladley, “Colonial Man”, will bring a small museum to our Community Room. He will share local Colonial Life, Crafts, Native American history. Come see the dozens of artifacts that Colonial Man will share; weapons, animals, clothing and daily life in the colonies. Especially appropriate for fourth graders and up.

    02:30 PM

    Tech Tools: Microsoft Word

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Learn how to create and edit a document with Microsoft Word. Miss Katie will teach the basic formatting options, like how to bold text, adjust line spacing, and change the page alignment, as well as how to insert pictures and hyperlinks. Please call to sign up, as space is limited.

    Events for April

    20th

    10:00 AM

    Adult Coloring Club

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Adult Coloring Club is on the third Saturday of every month. Bring your coffee, bring a friend, come relax with our free monthly coloring activity for adults. No experience necessary, all materials provided.

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Saturday stories and crafts with Miss Jean in the Children’s room. All ages are welcome.

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    22
    22Adult Art Workshop
    Earth Day Celebration on the Library Lawn
    Historic Preservation Committee
    Special Council Meeting: Budget Presentation to Council
    23
    23Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Zoning Board of Appeals
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
    Poetry Workshop: Turning Your Personal Stories into Poems
    24
    24Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    Energy Advisory Committee meeting
    25
    25Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Secrets of Successful Independent Publishing with Jenn Dean
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Poetry Month Finale Open Mic Night
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    26Happy 115th Birthday, Rockland Public Library!
    27
    27Community Blood Pressure Clinic
    Drug Take Back
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Tea & Tots
    Events for April

    21st

    No Events
    Events for April

    22nd

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Cherry trees and the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

    Catinka Knoth will lead a drawing workshop series for adults, on creating ‘April Art’. Attendees will explore themes such as papercuts to celebrate fairytale author Hans Christian Andersen, Easter themes and cards, cherry trees and the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival; spring flowers such as tulips and daffodils. Participants will create their own art.Knoth will provide instruction and guidance in drawing and creating the April themes. Each week is a different subject. Participants will work with pencil, colored pencil, and crayon, and sometimes scissors, with a focus on drawing in color. The classes are free of charge, with materials supplied. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. FMI Knoth at 593-6085 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    Knoth paints watercolors of Maine, and whimsical animal scenes, which she offers as cards and prints. She also teaches a free weekly children’s drawing class at Rockland Public Library, sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin. For more information about Knoth’s work visit www.catinkacards.com.

    02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Earth Day Celebration on the Library Lawn

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Visit the front lawn of the Library for an educational event celebrating the Earth and learning how you can help it. Local and national environmental non-profit groups will share information and there will be a tent for “children of all ages” to learn about how they can help protect the earth thru reducing waste and re-purposing items that might otherwise be discarded. Music, too!

    Events for April

    23rd

    08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie for stories, songs, and dances for children of all ages. Each week we will have a new theme and new ways to wiggle our sillies out.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Spring peepers, baby animals, bird’s nests

    “Let’s Draw April Awakenings!”

    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 Andersen’s birthday; Koi kites and cherry trees for the Japanese Spring Festival; baby animals such as bunnies, puppies, kittens, lambs, and colts; Easter themes, spring peepers, birds’ nests and fledglings; and spring flowers such as crocuses, daffodils, and tulips.

    Sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin, the workshops, for age 6 and up,are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. FMI – Jean Young, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

    06:00 PM

    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room

    Hosted by Jesse Ellis. Unlike a traditional class, this is a place for people to learn the basics of American Sign Language by doing, and grow by learning. It is a place for people to learn about Deaf Culture. Each week we will learn basics for conversational sign; you will build your language skills through conversing with others, asking questions about vocabulary and grammar. It is a voice-off environment; finger spelling is taught and encouraged. Jesse Ellis is fluent in sign language, tutored for 2.5 years in undergraduate school and attended Gallaudet University, a Deaf school for 3 years for her Masters degree.

    06:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Poetry Workshop: Turning Your Personal Stories into Poems

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Carol Bachofner

    Former Rockland Poet Laureate Carol Bachofner presents a new workshop to get your creative energy flowing. Carol will lead people to write narrative poems in two forms, free verse and prose poems while reflecting on personal or family stories, memories, and moments. No registration required.

    Events for April

    24th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Hear volunteer storyteller Ms. Judy read from a variety of picture books then color or work on a craft together.

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

    Walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to meet at the Library every Wednesday morning to go on a 30 to 45 minute walk around town. Walks will be led by librarians and no walker will be left behind. Join us for some exercise and conversation. In case of inclement weather, we will walk indoors in the library. Bring a friend or make some new ones! The walking club is intended for adults; children and teens are welcome if accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability.

    11:00 AM

    Gypsy Visits the Library

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    After Wednesday storytime, join Naomi Howe and her therapy dog, a Scottish Deer Hound named Gypsy. Naomi will educate everyone on the proper ways to greet a new dog, then Gypsy will enjoy some time in the Children’s Room. Kids are welcome to use this time to practice their reading skills by reading to this furry friend.

    Gypsy is here after the 1st and 3rd storytimes of the month.

    Events for April

    25th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Sing, sway, and clap with your little one at our story time focused on singing together. A great introduction for your baby to words, sounds, and new friends. Perfect for birth to age two, and welcome to any child who enjoys music.

    02:00 PM

    Secrets of Successful Independent Publishing with Jenn Dean

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Are you ready to independently publish your book? Now is the best time to finish your manuscript and learn about the publishing options available. This class will guide authors through the steps needed to publish responsibly, effectively and learn to avoid the many pitfalls in the fast-changing world of independent publishing. Jenn Dean has worked as a freelance writer for more than 20 years and is currently employed as a publishing coordinator at Maine Authors Publishing. She is passionate about books and has guided many authors through the publishing process.

    06:30 PM

    Poetry Month Finale Open Mic Night

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Calling all poets! Share your poems with us! We invite you to help celebrate all things poetry with this Open Mic Night. Musical accompaniment is welcome; bring your best, funniest, most heartfelt, or reflective work! Sign-up starts April 1st and poets will each have 10 minutes of poetry fame. Please call Jessie at 594-0310 to sign up. This year will also feature a video presentation of all our Book Spine Poetry Contest entries. Refreshments will be served.

    Events for April

    26th

    02:30 PM

    Happy 115th Birthday, Rockland Public Library!

    Rockland Public Library - Reading Room

    Happy Birthday to the Rockland Public Library! Your Library, which opened its doors on April 26, 1904, is 115 years young. Come to the Library to celebrate, look at scrapbooks, share stories, eat cake and enjoy a mini historic tour. The scrapbooks will be out all day, but the tour will begin at 2:30 and we’ll eat cake after the tour ends. We’ll be asking you for your Library stories all week -on Facebook and in person and on the day of the event.

    Events for April

    27th

    08:45 AM - 09:45 AM

    Community Blood Pressure Clinic

    Methodist Conference Home

    The Rockland District Nursing Association sponsors monthly Community Blood Pressure Clinics at locations throughout the area. Clinics are open to the community and free of charge.

    8:45-9:45 AM at the Methodist Conference Home, 39 Summer Street, Rockland

    It only takes a minute to have your blood pressure checked and checking saves lives.

    Location: Methodist Conference Home
    39 Summer Street
    Rockland,  ME  04841
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Saturday stories and crafts with Miss Jean in the Children’s room. All ages are welcome.

    10:30 AM

    Tea & Tots

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Songs, active rhymes, and stories – especially for toddlers! Followed by playtime with the Family Place™ toys and a small snack, with coffee or tea for grown-ups.

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    Events for April

    28th

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    Events for April

    29th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Spring flowers, tulips and daffodils

    Catinka Knoth will lead a drawing workshop series for adults, on creating ‘April Art’. Attendees will explore themes such as papercuts to celebrate fairytale author Hans Christian Andersen, Easter themes and cards, cherry trees and the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival; spring flowers such as tulips and daffodils. Participants will create their own art.Knoth will provide instruction and guidance in drawing and creating the April themes. Each week is a different subject. Participants will work with pencil, colored pencil, and crayon, and sometimes scissors, with a focus on drawing in color. The classes are free of charge, with materials supplied. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. FMI Knoth at 593-6085 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    Knoth paints watercolors of Maine, and whimsical animal scenes, which she offers as cards and prints. She also teaches a free weekly children’s drawing class at Rockland Public Library, sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public.

    Events for April

    30th

    08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie for stories, songs, and dances for children of all ages. Each week we will have a new theme and new ways to wiggle our sillies out.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Spring flowers

    “Let’s Draw April Awakenings!”

    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 Andersen’s birthday; Koi kites and cherry trees for the Japanese Spring Festival; baby animals such as bunnies, puppies, kittens, lambs, and colts; Easter themes, spring peepers, birds’ nests and fledglings; and spring flowers such as crocuses, daffodils, and tulips.

    Sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin, the workshops, for age 6 and up,are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. FMI – Jean Young, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

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    About Rockland, Maine

    The City of Rockland has always benefited from a unique combination of geography and economics that has made it one of the most beautiful and practical destinations on the coast of Maine. Its nearly 8,000 residents live at the heart of Midcoast Maine, an area world famous for its mountainous and rocky shore with hundreds of harbors and inlets, and for some of the best cruising waters anywhere for sailing and boating for pleasure or sport. A nearly mile-long granite breakwater protects Rockland Harbor and lighthouse making it one of the finest shipping and recreational boating harbors on the East Coast of the United States.

    Learn more about Rockland, the History or Rockland or Doing business here.

    Contact the City of Rockland

    (207) 594-0300
    Rockland City Hall

    270 Pleasant Street Rockland, ME 04841
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