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    2Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Children’s Garden Seed Program
    Magic: The Gathering Club
    Events for March

    1st

    No Events
    Events for March

    2nd

    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

    Children’s Garden Seed Program

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    It’s voting day—for Seeds for the Children’s Garden! Children will vote on which out-of-the-ordinary seeds we will start for this year’s crop. Come learn about the choices and vote for your favorite in the Children’s Room!
    The Children’s Garden is 30×35 feet, with space for gardening, and seating. It’s accessible only through the Children’s Room. Library children start seeds, plant, tend, and enjoy the produce; this is an all-year-round educational opportunity to encourage responsible husbandry. Children will choose from many unusual varieties of vegetables supplied by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. For more information contact Jean Young, Children’s Librarian, at (207)594-0310.

    01:30 PM

    Magic: The Gathering Club

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room

    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.

    3
    3Grand Opening of Harbor Park Ice Rink
    4
    4Adult Art Workshop
    Agenda Setting Council Meeting
    Energy Advisory Committee meeting
    5
    5Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
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    6REDAC Meeting
    Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    Special Council Meeting
    7
    7Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    Ad Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Sci-Fi Film Screening: The Beast from 20000 Fathoms
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    8Housing Task Force, McLain School Committee
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    9Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for March

    3rd

    Events for March

    4th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Mardi Gras

    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on creating art around March Motifs. Participants will visit themes such as Mardi Gras, celtic designs and greens for St. Patrick’s Day; the Iditarod dog sled races; the ‘Circus Comes to Town’. Each week will be a different subject. Knoth provides instruction and guidance in drawing and creating March motifs. Participants will work with pencil, colored pencil, crayon, and papercutting, with a focus on drawing in color. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied.

    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.

    Events for March

    5th

    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: Mardi Gras

    This March, children will draw Mardi Gras, the Iditarod Dog Sled Races, St. Patrick’s Day, and the circus, at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing children’s drawing workshops led by Rockland artist Catinka Knoth. Participants follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates creating a variety of subjects for March. Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day has it’s shamrocks, St. Patrick, leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, and Celtic designs. Husky dogs, mushers and dog sled teams, are motifs from the Iditarod Race in Alaska. The class may also experiment with papercuts of dog teams. The first day of Spring in 2018 is March 20th, Traditionally March was when ‘the circus comes to town’, bringing acrobats, animals, clowns, and tents.

    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.

    Events for March

    6th

    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.

    05:30 PM

    Special Council Meeting

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

    270 Pleasant Street
    Rockland, Maine 04841

    CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

    March 5, 2019

    YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD IN CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT ROCKLAND CITY HALL, 270 PLEASANT STREET, ROCKLAND, MAINE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 AT 5:30 P.M. FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

    [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

    Presentation/Discussion: Realterm Energy – Municipally-Owned LED
    Street Light Conversion

    YOUR PUNCTUAL ATTENDANCE IS REQUESTED
    PER ORDER OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ROCKLAND

    _________________________________
    STUART H. SYLVESTER
    CITY CLERK

    Events for March

    7th

    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: The Beast from 20000 Fathoms

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    (1953, 79 min)

    An atom bomb test deep in the Arctic Circle disturbs the sleep of a giant rhedosaurus encased in ice for over 100 million years. The Beast swims down from the Arctic to New York City on a rampage of destruction and death. We’ll provide the popcorn & talking back to the film is encouraged!

    Events for March

    8th

    Events for March

    9th

    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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    11Adult Art Workshop
    Council Meeting
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    12Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Women’s History Month Film Screening: Equal Means Equal
    Parking Advisory Committee
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
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    13Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
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    14Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Creative Art Crew: Pipe Cleaner People
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    History Talk: A Story of Maine in 112 Objects
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    16Friends of Rockland Library Book Sale
    Adult Coloring Club
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Celebrate National Potato Chip Day
    Events for March

    10th

    No Events
    Events for March

    11th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: St. Patrick’s Day greens & Celtic designs

    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on creating art around March Motifs. Participants will visit themes such as Mardi Gras, celtic designs and greens for St. Patrick’s Day; the Iditarod dog sled races; the ‘Circus Comes to Town’. Each week will be a different subject. Knoth provides instruction and guidance in drawing and creating March motifs. Participants will work with pencil, colored pencil, crayon, and papercutting, with a focus on drawing in color. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied.

    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. FMI Knoth at info@catinkacards.com or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    Events for March

    12th

    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: St. Patrick’s Day

    This March, children will draw Mardi Gras, the Iditarod Dog Sled Races, St. Patrick’s Day, , and the circus, at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing children’s drawing workshops led by Rockland artist Catinka Knoth. Participants follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates creating a variety of subjects for March. Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day has it’s shamrocks, St. Patrick, leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, and Celtic designs. Husky dogs, mushers and dog sled teams, are motifs from the Iditarod Race in Alaska. The class may also experiment with papercuts of dog teams. The first day of Spring in 2018 is March 20th, Traditionally March was when ‘the circus comes to town’, bringing acrobats, animals, clowns, and tents.

    Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the workshops, which are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. The ongoing classes meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by the Friends of Rockland Library. FMI – Jean Young, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

    05:30 PM

    Women’s History Month Film Screening: Equal Means Equal

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    The League of Women Voters, ERA Maine and the Library present a screening of Equal Means Equal, a powerful, 90-minute documentary on the status of Women’s rights in America. This 2016 film reveals the inadequacies in present laws protecting Women and demonstrates the need for a ratified Equal Rights Amendment. The movie will be followed by a discussion.

    Please note the early start time of this program.

    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 March

    13th

    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 March

    14th

    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 - 06:00 PM

    Creative Art Crew: Pipe Cleaner People

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Learn how to construct toys out of pipe cleaners, beads, yarn, flowers, straws, and cloth. Miss Katie will show you how to bring your creations to life by making clothing, tools, and stories for your dolls. Come, get artsy, and meet the colorful friends being created around the room. Creative Art Crew is for adults and children. All are welcome.

    06:30 PM

    History Talk: A Story of Maine in 112 Objects

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Bernard Fishman, the Maine State Museum’s director, has recently edited and published a book, A Story of Maine in 112 Objects, which tells the whole story of Maine through a choice selection of 112 objects in the museum’s collections. From a 400 million year old fossil, through the only authentic Viking object found in the United States, to a genuine 200-year old sawmill moved to the museum and rebuilt piece by piece inside it, he’ll tell the fascinating stories of how the museum acquired some of its most compelling objects, and what they have to tell us about the saga of Maine. You won’t want to miss these tales of how you create a museum and its contents, how these special objects got to the museum, and what they and the characters that made or used them have added to the richness of our state.

    Events for March

    15th

    No Events
    Events for March

    16th

    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Friends of Rockland Library Book Sale

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    The Friends of Rockland Public Library will hold a book and bake sale at the library, 80 Union St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16. Proceeds will benefit the library.

    Bring a bag and fill it for $10, and each additional bag for $5. There will be quite a large selection of gently used books in all subjects, and bags will also be on offer for those who don’t have one. The Book Stop will be open as well, with regularly priced books on offer.

    Members of Friends of Rockland Public Library can preview the book sale from 8:30 until 9 a.m.; anyone interested in joining or renewing may do so at the door. For more information, call 594-0310.

    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.

    11:00 AM

    Celebrate National Potato Chip Day

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Sample some crazy chips and learn how America’s #1 snack food came to be. Hint: Chef George Crum: Miss Jean will read all about it as you munch!

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    18
    18Adult Art Workshop
    Rockland Port District
    19
    19Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    20
    20Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    STEM Workshop: Extendable Grabber
    21
    21Baby Time with Miss Katie
    LEGO™ Club
    Ad-Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Reading Room Concert: Simons & Goodwin
    22
    22Housing Task Force, McLain School Committee
    23
    23Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for March

    17th

    No Events
    Events for March

    18th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Iditarod sled races & husky dogs

    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on creating art around March Motifs. Participants will visit themes such as Mardi Gras, celtic designs and greens for St. Patrick’s Day; the Iditarod dog sled races; the ‘Circus Comes to Town’. Each week will be a different subject. Knoth provides instruction and guidance in drawing and creating March motifs. Participants will work with pencil, colored pencil, crayon, and papercutting, with a focus on drawing in color. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied.

    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. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. FMI Knoth at info@catinkacards.com or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    Events for March

    19th

    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: Iditarod Sled Races

    This March, children will draw Mardi Gras, the Iditarod Dog Sled Races, St. Patrick’s Day, , and the circus, at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing children’s drawing workshops led by Rockland artist Catinka Knoth. Participants follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates creating a variety of subjects for March. Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day has it’s shamrocks, St. Patrick, leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, and Celtic designs. Husky dogs, mushers and dog sled teams, are motifs from the Iditarod Race in Alaska. The class may also experiment with papercuts of dog teams. The first day of Spring in 2018 is March 20th, Traditionally March was when ‘the circus comes to town’, bringing acrobats, animals, clowns, and tents.

    Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the workshops, which are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. The ongoing classes meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by the Friends of Rockland Library. FMI – Jean Young, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

     

     

    Events for March

    20th

    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.

    03:45 PM

    STEM Workshop: Extendable Grabber

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Learn some engineering basics while you construct your own extendable arm. Join Ms. Jessie and Miss Katie to learn practical skills and then test your results. How many objects can you hold in your grabber? How far away can you reach?

    Events for March

    21st

    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: Simons & Goodwin

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Simons and Goodwin got their beginning back in the 1960’s when they met while performing in the Boston and Cambridge coffeehouses. Bob Simons was a single act while Renee Boghosian (later Goodwin) was performing with the now well-known folk artist Bill Staines. Their individual talents did not come together, however, until 2006 when their long friendship turned into ‘Simons and Goodwin’. Simons and Goodwin have a smooth sound consisting of intricate arrangements, tight expression and beautiful harmonies. They have an eclectic repertoire with performances tailored to the audience. While primarily a folk duo they can treat country, old rock, jazz and blues standards with similar musical skill.

    Events for March

    22nd

    Events for March

    23rd

    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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    25
    25Adult Art Workshop
    Historic Preservation Committee
    Special Council Meeting – TIF Presentation
    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
    Energy Advisory Committee meeting
    26
    26Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
    Harbor Management Commission
    27
    27American Red Cross Blood Drive
    Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Puppet Show: The Adventures of Miss Susan
    28
    28Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Author Talk with Roger Moody: Logging Towboats and Boom Jumpers, The Story of O.A. Harkness
    Library Advisory Committee Meeting
    29
    29Tech Tools: Cloud Library
    30
    30Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Tea & Tots
    Events for March

    24th

    No Events
    Events for March

    25th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: The circus comes to town- acrobats & animals

    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on creating art around March Motifs. Participants will visit themes such as Mardi Gras, celtic designs and greens for St. Patrick’s Day; the Iditarod dog sled races; the ‘Circus Comes to Town’. Each week will be a different subject. Knoth provides instruction and guidance in drawing and creating March motifs. Participants will work with pencil, colored pencil, crayon, and papercutting, with a focus on drawing in color. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied.

    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. Knoth provides the classes 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.

     

     

    06:00 PM

    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    We’ve moved to Mondays!

    Join our book club led by book lover Mary Ann. Each month we read a different book, chosen by the group. New members are always welcome!

    What we are reading:

     

    March– Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper.

     

     

    Events for March

    26th

    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: The circus- clowns, acrobats, & animals

    This March, children will draw Mardi Gras, the Iditarod Dog Sled Races, St. Patrick’s Day, , and the circus, at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing children’s drawing workshops led by Rockland artist Catinka Knoth. Participants follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates creating a variety of subjects for March. Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day has it’s shamrocks, St. Patrick, leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, and Celtic designs. Husky dogs, mushers and dog sled teams, are motifs from the Iditarod Race in Alaska. The class may also experiment with papercuts of dog teams. The first day of Spring in 2018 is March 20th, Traditionally March was when ‘the circus comes to town’, bringing acrobats, animals, clowns, and tents.

    Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently and encourages adults to join in the drawing fun. 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.

     

     

    06:00 PM - 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 March

    27th

    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    American Red Cross Blood Drive

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Our Second March Blood Drive will take place in the Community Room from 10 AM – 3 PM. Donors can sign up in advance by going to redcross.org. This blood drive is sponsored by WSCH.

    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

    Puppet Show: The Adventures of Miss Susan

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Puppets visit the Children’s Room! Brittany Parker, Education Program Coordinator at the Strand Theatre and friends will bring her puppets, introducing an “everyday hero”, Miss Susan, to the children.

    Events for March

    28th

    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

    Author Talk with Roger Moody: Logging Towboats and Boom Jumpers, The Story of O.A. Harkness

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Orris Albert “O.A.” Harkness was a true mechanical genius. From 1903 to 1951, he contributed significantly to the success of the Penobscot Log Driving Company and the Great Northern Paper Company in Maine’s Penobscot River timberlands by utilizing the developing technologies of the times to move logs efficiently to paper mills. His career began with designing and constructing several log boom tow boats and included designing dozens of “boom jumpers.” The book includes many photographs of the time, as it explores logging in the Penobscot and Allagash watersheds. Written for those who are intrigued by history, it also contains expansive historical information about the many aspects of logging in the first half of the 20th century.

    Please note afternoon start time.

    Events for March

    29th

    02:30 PM

    Tech Tools: Cloud Library

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Every patron has access to free eBooks and audiobooks using their library card. Join Miss Katie and 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.

    Events for March

    30th

    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 ages 18 months to 3 years! Followed by playtime with the Family Place toys and a small snack for toddlers and coffee or tea for grown-ups.

     

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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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