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    1Special Adult Coloring Club: Holiday Cards!
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Magic: The Gathering Club
    Events for December

    1st

    10:00 AM

    Special Adult Coloring Club: Holiday Cards!

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Related imageAdult Coloring Club is on the FIRST Saturday this month, so we can color holiday cards to send to family and friends. 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.

    01:30 PM

    Magic: The Gathering Club

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room

    No kitties allowed.

    For all ages and experience levels. Play a few rounds of Magic the Gathering. Newbies encouraged, so bring friends. A variety of decks and dice will be provided if you don’t have your own or if you want to try a new deck.

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    3Adult Art Workshop
    4
    4Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    Destination Wellness Talk: Revolutionary Resolutions-Setting Yourself up for Success in 2019
    5
    5REDAC Meeting
    Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    Special City Council Meeting – Agenda Setting
    6
    6Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    Ad Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Camden Conference Talk: Sino-U.S. Relations: Global Competitors or the Inevitability of Armed Conflict: A Talk by John Doughty
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    8Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Be Happy, Be Healthy: Health & Wellness Information Fair
    Tree Trim Party
    Events for December

    2nd

    No Events
    Events for December

    3rd

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on drawing and making holiday cards, scenes, and ornaments. Led by Knoth, participants will create their own art for the holidays. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied. She will provide instruction and guidance in drawing and creating December’s holiday themes. Participants will work with colored pencil, crayon, and paper cutting, with a focus on drawing in color. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. FMI Knoth at 691-5544 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

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

    Events for December

    4th

    10:30 AM

    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: Gingerbread houses

    Children will explore motifs from the traditional celebrations of December in the free drawing classes at Rockland Public Library led by Catinka Knoth. Christmas, Winter solstice, Chanukkah, and the New Year offer lots of imagery for creative fun. Students will create images such as holiday wreaths, trees, gingerbread houses, ornaments and decorations; Santa Claus, toys, & elves; reindeer and sleighs; gift giving and more.

    Class often starts with a period of guessing and brainstorming ideas for the session’s drawing. Knoth then leads children age 6 and up in “follow along” drawings. She expects children to work independently and encourages adults to participate by making their own drawings. If time allows, Knoth takes group photos of the students’ work at the end of class.

    Children 10 and under need adult accompaniment. The program, sponsored by Wendy & Keith Wellin, 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.

    06:30 PM

    Destination Wellness Talk: Revolutionary Resolutions-Setting Yourself up for Success in 2019

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Nancy Lubin

    What is your relationship with your New Years Resolutions? Do they follow a pattern each year? Are you able to follow through or do you start with great intentions and high energy only to lose your enthusiasm before the end of winter?Nancy Lubin, Life Coach, Aroma-therapist and owner of Intentional Essentials will present methods for making commitments that stick. The process Nancy will explain begins with assessing where we each are in our life’s journey. With this meaningful energy, Nancy can help you to make plans and resolutions that can actually overcome the inevitable roadblocks of real life.

    Events for December

    5th

    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

    Meet Gypsy!

    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 December

    6th

    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

    Camden Conference Talk: Sino-U.S. Relations: Global Competitors or the Inevitability of Armed Conflict: A Talk by John Doughty

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    John Doughty

    Sino-U.S. relations are approaching a low point. Can the world’s two super powers move forward peacefully? We will examine five key historical events in China’s past which may provide a guidepost for future economic and military relations between the two countries. Further, we will discuss the ongoing trade war between China and the U.S. as well as Chinese military developments. As America increasingly looks inward, the probability of Chinese efforts to cement their position as a global economic and military leader has risen. Will America pivot to meet this challenge? The answer to this question could have profound implications for humankind.

    John Doughty is currently Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for R. M. Davis, in Portland, Maine. John leads the firm’s research effort and is Chair of the Investment Committee.

    Events for December

    7th

    No Events
    Events for December

    8th

    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 - 01:30 PM

    Be Happy, Be Healthy: Health & Wellness Information Fair

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Maine Family Planning and the Rockland Public Library for a co-hosted event aimed at bringing healthcare providers, community support organizations, and the public together for camaraderie and conversation about health and wellness. We will have free snacks and beverages, giveaways, a raffle and prizes, games and crafts, as well as information and support from a variety of local providers focused on how to balance physical, reproductive, mental, and social well-being amidst a busy schedule. Come for the information and leave with a stronger connection to your health, local community, providers, and neighbors! At 11, there will be a panel discussion PLUS Question and Answer Session with some of your local providers from Maine Family Planning, Knox County Health Clinic, and others.

    03:00 PM

    Tree Trim Party

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Eat cookies, listen to music, and help up decorate the Christmas tree! For all ages.

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    10Adult Art Workshop
    Simple Gifts Craft Night
    Regular City Council Meeting
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    11Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Film Screening & discussion: Recovery Boys
    Parking Committee Meeting
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    12Tech Class: Cloud Library
    Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Making Gingerbread Houses
    Harbor Trail Committee Meeting
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    13Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Creative Art Crew: Caribou Crafts
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Game Night for All Ages
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    14Housing Task Force, McLain School Subcommittee
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    15Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Making Easy and Fragrant Orange-Clove Pomander Balls
    Events for December

    9th

    No Events
    Events for December

    10th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on drawing and making holiday cards, scenes, and ornaments. Led by Knoth, participants will create their own art for the holidays. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied. She will provide instruction and guidance in drawing and creating December’s holiday themes. Participants will work with colored pencil, crayon, and paper cutting, with a focus on drawing in color. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. FMI Knoth at 691-5544 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

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

    06:00 PM

    Simple Gifts Craft Night

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    The community is invited to an evening of making several simple gifts for friends, family or yourself. There will be four tables, each with different crafts to create. Bring yourself (and bring a friend too) and a willingness to learn — the event is free with supplies and guidance provided. This program is for adults and teenagers.

    Events for December

    11th

    10:30 AM

    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: Holiday cards

    Children will explore motifs from the traditional celebrations of December in the free drawing classes at Rockland Public Library led by Catinka Knoth. Christmas, Winter solstice, Chanukkah, and the New Year offer lots of imagery for creative fun. Students will create images such as holiday wreaths, trees, gingerbread houses, ornaments and decorations; Santa Claus, toys, & elves; reindeer and sleighs; gift giving and more.

    Class often starts with a period of guessing and brainstorming ideas for the session’s drawing. Knoth then leads children age 6 and up in “follow along” drawings. She expects children to work independently and encourages adults to participate by making their own drawings. If time allows, Knoth takes group photos of the students’ work at the end of class.

    Children 10 and under need adult accompaniment. The program, sponsored by Wendy & Keith Wellin, 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.

    05:30 PM - 06:00 PM

    Film Screening & discussion: Recovery Boys

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    (2018. 1 hr 29 min) Co-sponsored with the Midcoast Recovery Coalition. In the heart of America’s opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and reenter society sober after years of drug abuse. Recovery Boys, from Academy Award nominated director Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Heroin(e)), is an intimate look at the strength, brotherhood, and courage that it takes to overcome addiction and lays bare the internal conflict of recovery and the external hurdles of an unforgiving society.

    Events for December

    12th

    10:00 AM

    Tech Class: Cloud Library

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Every patron has access to free eBooks and audiobooks using their library card. Learn how 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.

    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.

    03:00 PM

    Making Gingerbread Houses

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Oh what a creative craft for the holiday season! Come to the Children’s Room to put together your own gingerbread house with lots of frosting and candy!

    Events for December

    13th

    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: Caribou Crafts

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie in making three reindeer themed seasonal crafts. Learn how to use stamps, cloth, and paper to make our favorite horned friends. All ages are welcome.

    06:30 PM

    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 popcorn. 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 December

    14th

    Events for December

    15th

    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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    17Adult Art Workshop
    Energy Committee Meeting
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    18Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Girls on the Run Informational Session
    Harbor Management Commission
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    19Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    STEM Workshop: Pompom Slingshots
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    20Baby Time with Miss Katie
    LEGO™ Club
    Reading Room Concert: Winter Sing-Along
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    22Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for December

    16th

    No Events
    Events for December

    17th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on drawing and making holiday cards, scenes, and ornaments. Led by Knoth, participants will create their own art for the holidays. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied. She will provide instruction and guidance in drawing and creating December’s holiday themes. Participants will work with colored pencil, crayon, and paper cutting, with a focus on drawing in color. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. FMI Knoth at 691-5544 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

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

    Events for December

    18th

    10:30 AM

    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: Holiday cards

    Children will explore motifs from the traditional celebrations of December in the free drawing classes at Rockland Public Library led by Catinka Knoth. Christmas, Winter solstice, Chanukkah, and the New Year offer lots of imagery for creative fun. Students will create images such as holiday wreaths, trees, gingerbread houses, ornaments and decorations; Santa Claus, toys, & elves; reindeer and sleighs; gift giving and more.

    Class often starts with a period of guessing and brainstorming ideas for the session’s drawing. Knoth then leads children age 6 and up in “follow along” drawings. She expects children to work independently and encourages adults to participate by making their own drawings. If time allows, Knoth takes group photos of the students’ work at the end of class.

    Children 10 and under need adult accompaniment. The program, sponsored by Wendy & Keith Wellin, 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.

    06:00 PM

    Girls on the Run Informational Session

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    For parents of daughters 3rd through 8th grade. Girls on the Run is an after school program designed to enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, using running as a tool to teach these skills.

    Girls on the Run is excited to be expanding in the Midcoast area this spring. Come  tearn more about this wonderful program and how to start a site in your community. Current Coach and Midcoast Regional Coordinator Caroline Moore will be there to introduce the program and answer your questions about starting a site. Whether you’re a parent interested in having your daughter participate, a teacher looking to start a site, a community member interested in coaching or volunteering, or you’re just wondering what Girls on the Run is, please join us to learn more!

     

     

    Events for December

    19th

    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: Pompom Slingshots

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Image result for pool noodleJoin Ms. Jessie and Miss Katie in creating and testing you own pool noodle launchers. Learn about slingshot physics and how to affect stored energy. See how far your pompoms can go and test what you can adapt to change your results.

    Events for December

    20th

    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.

    04:15 PM

    LEGO™ Club

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Let’s build!

    Calling all builders! Come join LEGO Guy Jon for an afternoon of making, creating and story-sharing at Rockland Public Library’s LEGO Club!  LEGO Club is held every 3rd Thursday in the Children’s Room from 4:15-500 pm. Kids of all ages are welcome to use their imaginations to build.

    Library policy is that children age 10 and under be accompanied by an adult.

    06:30 PM

    Reading Room Concert: Winter Sing-Along

    Rockland Public Library - Reading Room

    The public is invited to join song-leader Carney Doucette and accompanist Sojourner Hodges for an evening of singing during the holiday season in the Reading Room.

    Everyone is invited to open their hearts and share peace, hope, joy and magic through song. The sing-along will include some traditional hymns and modern Christmas songs, as well as winter songs and songs from other traditions. Lyric sheets will be provided.

    Events for December

    21st

    No Events
    Events for December

    22nd

    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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    26Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
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    27Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Movie Screening & Mini Talk: It Came From Beneath the Sea
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    28Housing Task Force, McLain School Subcommittee
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    29Book Club: Catching Up With the Classics
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for December

    23rd

    No Events
    Events for December

    24th

    No Events
    Events for December

    25th

    No Events
    Events for December

    26th

    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 December

    27th

    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

    Movie Screening & Mini Talk: It Came From Beneath the Sea

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    (1955, 79 min, NR) Submarine commander Pete Mathews (Kenneth Tobey) and scientists Lesley Joyce (Faith Domergue) and John Carter (Donald Curtis) battle an angry sea monster driven from the depths of the ocean by an H-bomb explosion. In search of non-contaminated food, this tentacled tyrant counts among its victims a fishing trawler and its passengers, a family sunning at the beach, several San Francisco skyscrapers and even the Golden Gate Bridge! A daring attempt by the scientists to destroy the monster while saving themselves is a gripping finale to this aquatic adventure. Following the screening, Patty King will discuss atomic era sci-fi films.

    Events for December

    28th

    Events for December

    29th

    10:00 AM

    Book Club: Catching Up With the Classics

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join our book club! Each month we discuss a different classic book. New members are always welcome.

    We are reading:

    December: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck   REQUEST IT!

     

    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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    Events for December

    30th

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    Events for December

    31st

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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.

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    (207) 594-0300
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    270 Pleasant Street Rockland, ME 04841
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