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Submit your poems for the Annual Poetry Month Contest: Speak Out! by 5:00 PM today. You may mail submissions to Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., Rockland, ME 04841 or emailed to rocklandlibrary207@gmail.com. Emailed submissions must be time-stamped before 5:00 PM and the poem must be attached as a PDF or Word document. Full contest details may be found at:Poetry Contest 2018 Rules.
Saturday August 4th 2018 The surrounding area to and from Main Street and North Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 8:30am. This will be in preparation and operation of the Maine Lobster Festival Parade.

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    2City Council Meeting
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
    3
    3Rockin’ Storytime
    Ukulele Lessons
    4
    4Closed for Independence Day
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    Easy Going Yoga
    5
    5Farmers’ Market Storytime
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Parks Commission Meeting
    Eating Better On A Budget: Great Grains & Power Proteins
    6
    6Children’s Drawing Workshop
    7
    7Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Earth Jam Music with Matt Loosigian
    Events for July

    1st

    No Events
    Events for July

    2nd

    06:30 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 July

    3rd

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's 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. This special storytime continues unil August 7th.

    05:30 PM

    Ukulele Lessons

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Frets Halligan

    Part of the Arts…For Kids and Their Families series. “Yes, uke can!” Frets Halligan will be teaching beginner ukulele workshops this summer. Bring your own ukulele or check out one from the Library (library card required). Additional classes will be offered July 3rd, 17th, 24th & 31st.

    Events for July

    4th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 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.

    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.

    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.

    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Easy Going Yoga

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Easy Going Yoga is designed with the beginner student in mid. Antonia Small, owner of ORYX WORX Fitness, will teach you to stretch, strengthen, breathe, and relax while improving  your alignment. Class size is limited to 12 students, so call or visit the library to register. Classes will continue through July 25th. Part of the Checkout Movement…series.

    Events for July

    5th

    09:00 AM

    Farmers’ Market Storytime

    Harbor Park

    Look for the Rockland Public Library banner and join librarians and members of the Friends Board for fun stories at the market. They will be there with books and other good things!

    Storytimes will not be held in inclement weather.

    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

    Eating Better On A Budget: Great Grains & Power Proteins

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    With Nancy Wood of Knox County Community Health Coalition. Making nutritious choices does not have to hurt your wallet. We all need protein—but most Americans eat enough, and some eat more than they need. Protein foods include both animal (meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs) and plant (beans, peas, soy products, nuts, and seeds) sources. Getting enough of these foods promotes health and can reduce your risk of certain diseases. Nancy will focus on strategies for saving money to achieve healthy living on a budget and discuss menu planning and easy meals to put together that are cost conscious. We will also learn about “frameworks” that assist in making stir-fries , casseroles, soups, salads, etc.

    Events for July

    6th

    03:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Let’s draw Rockland!

    Children will explore drawing Maine memories this July at the weekly drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Knoth invites participants to follow along in drawing a
    variety of motifs. July themes will include subjects such as: Rockland – buildings & landmarks of a Maine town; favorite cats & dogs from Maine books; marine mammals – harbor seals, whales, porpoises; and classic Maine scenes.

    Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the ongoing free workshops, geared for age 6 and up, (including the young at heart). Children age 10 and under need adult accompaniment. Knoth expects participants to work independently  for the most part. The workshops provide all materials. Classes meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm., Community Room, Rockland Public Library. FMI – Jean Young, Children’s librarian, 594-0310.

    Please note: Today’s class is a special day and time; we will resume meeting on Tuesday evenings at 4 pm next week, July 10th.

     

     

    Events for July

    7th

    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.

    02:00 PM

    Earth Jam Music with Matt Loosigian

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Matt Loosigian

    Sing, play, and dance at this family concert. Matt is a folk singer who specializes in funny songs about ecology and going green.

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    9
    9Limerock Street Closed
    City Council Meeting
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
    10
    10Limerock Street Closed
    Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Parking Committee Meeting
    Local History Program: Steamboat History in Maine- Rockland & Penobscot Bay
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    11Limerock Street Closed
    Housing Task Force Meeting, “Tiny Houses” sub-committee
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    Easy Going Yoga
    Harbor Trail Committee Meeting
    12
    12Limerock Street Closed
    Farmers’ Market Storytime
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Creative Art Crew: Magic Wands
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Local History Talk: Rockland Recording Studio
    13
    13Limerock Street Closed
    14
    14North Atlantic Blues Festival July 14th & 15th 2018
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Michael’s Rockin’ Juggling Comedy Show
    Events for July

    8th

    No Events
    Events for July

    9th

    All of the day

    Limerock Street Closed

    American Legion Hall

    Limerock Street will be closed from Oliver Street to the entrance to the transfer station.  From 6:30am to 4:00pm Rockland Public Services will be doing road work in the area of the Legion, 335 Limerock Street.  this will make the road impassible to regular traffic.  Local traffic will be able to get to and from their houses from either end.  If you have further questions about the road work please contact Rockland Public Services.  The road should be open in the evenings.

    06:30 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 July

    10th

    All of the day

    Limerock Street Closed

    American Legion Hall

    Limerock Street will be closed from Oliver Street to the entrance to the transfer station.  From 6:30am to 4:00pm Rockland Public Services will be doing road work in the area of the Legion, 335 Limerock Street.  this will make the road impassible to regular traffic.  Local traffic will be able to get to and from their houses from either end.  If you have further questions about the road work please contact Rockland Public Services.  The road should be open in the evenings.

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's 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. This special storytime continues unil August 7th.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

     

    This week: Let’s draw Maine’s favorite cats & dogs!

    Children will explore drawing Maine memories this July at the weekly drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland PublicLibrary. Knoth invites participants to follow along in drawing a
    variety of motifs. July themes will include subjects such as: Rockland – buildings & landmarks of a Maine town; favorite cats & dogs from Maine books; marine mammals – harbor seals, whales, porpoises; and classic Maine scenes.

    Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the ongoing free workshops, geared for age 6and up, (including the young at heart). Children age 10 and under need adult accompaniment. Knoth expects participants to work independently for the most part. The workshops provide all materials. Classes meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm., Community Room, Rockland Public Library. FMI – Jean Young, Children’s librarian, 594-0310.

    06:30 PM

    Local History Program: Steamboat History in Maine- Rockland & Penobscot Bay

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Co-sponsored with the Rockland historical Society. Civil engineer George Barrett of Cumberland, Maine, will give a one-hour presentation on the history of steamboat design and steamboat routes along the coast of Maine, especially in Penobscot Bay and Rockland Harbor. The program will include many photos, maps, and drawings. Following the program, we will adjourn to the Historical Society Museum for refreshments and conversation.

    Events for July

    11th

    All of the day

    Limerock Street Closed

    American Legion Hall

    Limerock Street will be closed from Oliver Street to the entrance to the transfer station.  From 6:30am to 4:00pm Rockland Public Services will be doing road work in the area of the Legion, 335 Limerock Street.  this will make the road impassible to regular traffic.  Local traffic will be able to get to and from their houses from either end.  If you have further questions about the road work please contact Rockland Public Services.  The road should be open in the evenings.

    10:30 AM - 11:30 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.

    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.

    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.

    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Easy Going Yoga

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Easy Going Yoga is designed with the beginner student in mid. Antonia Small, owner of ORYX WORX Fitness, will teach you to stretch, strengthen, breathe, and relax while improving  your alignment. Class size is limited to 12 students, so call or visit the library to register. Classes will continue through July 25th. Part of the Checkout Movement…series.

    Events for July

    12th

    All of the day

    Limerock Street Closed

    American Legion Hall

    Limerock Street will be closed from Oliver Street to the entrance to the transfer station.  From 6:30am to 4:00pm Rockland Public Services will be doing road work in the area of the Legion, 335 Limerock Street.  this will make the road impassible to regular traffic.  Local traffic will be able to get to and from their houses from either end.  If you have further questions about the road work please contact Rockland Public Services.  The road should be open in the evenings.

    09:00 AM

    Farmers’ Market Storytime

    Harbor Park

    Look for the Rockland Public Library banner and join librarians and members of the Friends Board for fun stories at the market. They will be there with books and other good things!

    Storytimes will not be held in inclement weather.

    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: Magic Wands

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    In honor of Rockland Potter Fest on June 26th, come learn how to make your own Harry Potter wand to take home.

    06:30 PM

    Local History Talk: Rockland Recording Studio

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Spike Hyssong and Shadow of the Flipside Show on WRFR will present an overview of the fabled Rockland Recording Studio that was in operation on Maverick Street from about 1960 to 1986. Spike (a life-long record collector and researcher) has been feverishly searching for records that were recorded at the Rockland Recording Studio and compiling research information concerning the studio, the recording engineer Jim Deans, the records and the musicians who recorded there. Come and enlighten yourself with one of Rockland’s best-kept secrets, the Rockland Recording Studio.

    Events for July

    13th

    All of the day

    Limerock Street Closed

    American Legion Hall

    Limerock Street will be closed from Oliver Street to the entrance to the transfer station.  From 6:30am to 4:00pm Rockland Public Services will be doing road work in the area of the Legion, 335 Limerock Street.  this will make the road impassible to regular traffic.  Local traffic will be able to get to and from their houses from either end.  If you have further questions about the road work please contact Rockland Public Services.  The road should be open in the evenings.

    Events for July

    14th

    All of the day

    North Atlantic Blues Festival July 14th & 15th 2018

    Harbor Park

    The North Atlantic Blues Festival will be on at the Rockland Public Landing on July 14th & 15, 2018.  On the evening of July 14th there will be no parking allowed on Main Street after 5:00pm in preparation for the Blues Festival Club Crawl.

    Main Street will be closed from Park Street to Summer Street from 7:30pm – 2:00am.  Please be prepaired to find an alternate route if you are traveling through that area during the event.

    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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    15North Atlantic Blues Festival July 14th & 15th 2018
    16
    16American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
    17
    17Rockin’ Storytime
    Housing Task Force Meeting, “Tiny Houses” sub-committee
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    Ukulele Lessons
    18
    18“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    Easy Going Yoga
    Historical Society Presentation
    19
    19Farmers’ Market Storytime
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    LEGO™ Club
    Documentary Film Screening: Still Tomorrow
    20
    21
    21Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    ReadME Book Discussion: River Talk by C.B. Anderson
    Events for July

    15th

    All of the day

    North Atlantic Blues Festival July 14th & 15th 2018

    Harbor Park

    The North Atlantic Blues Festival will be on at the Rockland Public Landing on July 14th & 15, 2018.  On the evening of July 14th there will be no parking allowed on Main Street after 5:00pm in preparation for the Blues Festival Club Crawl.

    Main Street will be closed from Park Street to Summer Street from 7:30pm – 2:00am.  Please be prepaired to find an alternate route if you are traveling through that area during the event.

    Events for July

    16th

    06:30 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 July

    17th

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's 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. This special storytime continues unil August 7th.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Let’s draw marine mammals!

    Children will explore drawing Maine memories this July at the weekly drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Knoth invites participants to follow along in drawing a
    variety of motifs. July themes will include subjects such as: Rockland – buildings & landmarks of a Maine town; favorite cats & dogs from Maine books; marine mammals – harbor seals, whales, porpoises; and classic Maine scenes.

    Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the ongoing free workshops, geared for age 6and up, (including the young at heart). Children age 10 and under need adult accompaniment. Knoth expects participants to work independently for the most part. The workshops provide all materials. Classes meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm., Community Room, Rockland Public Library. FMI – Jean Young, Children’s librarian, 594-0310.

    05:30 PM

    Ukulele Lessons

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Frets Halligan

    Part of the Arts…For Kids and Their Families series. “Yes, uke can!” Frets Halligan will be teaching beginner ukulele workshops this summer. Bring your own ukulele or check out one from the Library (library card required). Additional classes will be offered July 3rd, 17th, 24th & 31st.

    Events for July

    18th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 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.

    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.

    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.

    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Easy Going Yoga

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Easy Going Yoga is designed with the beginner student in mid. Antonia Small, owner of ORYX WORX Fitness, will teach you to stretch, strengthen, breathe, and relax while improving  your alignment. Class size is limited to 12 students, so call or visit the library to register. Classes will continue through July 25th. Part of the Checkout Movement…series.

    Events for July

    19th

    09:00 AM

    Farmers’ Market Storytime

    Harbor Park

    Look for the Rockland Public Library banner and join librarians and members of the Friends Board for fun stories at the market. They will be there with books and other good things!

    Storytimes will not be held in inclement weather.

    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

    Documentary Film Screening: Still Tomorrow

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    (2016 )A village woman with no high school diploma becomes China’s most famous poet, and her book of poetry the best-selling such volume in China in the past 20 years. Still Tomorrow follows Yu Xiuhua, a 39-year-old woman living with cerebral palsy, as she faces sudden fame. The film poignantly weaves her personal narrative with that of an ascendant, urbanizing China. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.

    Events for July

    20th

    No Events
    Events for July

    21st

    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.

    02:30 PM

    ReadME Book Discussion: River Talk by C.B. Anderson

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join librarian Jessie Blanchard for a discussion of the first of two books for ReadME, presented by the Maine Humanities Council. The books were written by up and coming Maine authors and were chosen by local favorite Paul Doiron. The second ReadME title, Settled in the Wild, by Susan Hand Shetterly will be discussed this fall in the form of a climate change discussion. Both books are available at the Library or though interlibrary loan. Reserve your copy today!

    22
    23
    23Energy Committee Meeting
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
    24
    24Harbor Management Commission Meeting
    Rockin’ Storytime
    Paving Bids Due
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Ukulele Lessons
    25
    25“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    Explore Geology with 4H
    Easy Going Yoga
    Harbor Management Plan Committee
    26
    26Farmers’ Market Storytime
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Rockland Potterfest
    REDAC Meeting
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Lawn Concert: The Right Track
    27
    27The Practical Seaweed Farmer Conference
    Cruise Industry Environmental Presentation to Community
    CANCELED: Housing Task Force, McLain School Subcommittee
    2 Fulton Street Bids Due
    28
    28Maine Seaweed Fair
    Community Blood Pressure Clinic
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Tea & Tots
    Events for July

    22nd

    No Events
    Events for July

    23rd

    06:30 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 July

    24th

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's 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. This special storytime continues unil August 7th.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Let’s draw Maine’ coastal scenes!

    Children will explore drawing Maine memories this July at the weekly drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Knoth invites participants to follow along in drawing a
    variety of motifs. July themes will include subjects such as: Rockland – buildings & landmarks of a Maine town; favorite cats & dogs from Maine books; marine mammals – harbor seals, whales, porpoises; and classic Maine scenes.

    Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the ongoing free workshops, geared for age 6and up, (including the young at heart). Children age 10 and under need adult accompaniment. Knoth expects participants to work independently for the most part. The workshops provide all materials. Classes meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm., Community Room, Rockland Public Library. FMI – Jean Young, Children’s librarian, 594-0310.

    05:30 PM

    Ukulele Lessons

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Frets Halligan

    Part of the Arts…For Kids and Their Families series. “Yes, uke can!” Frets Halligan will be teaching beginner ukulele workshops this summer. Bring your own ukulele or check out one from the Library (library card required). Additional classes will be offered July 3rd, 17th, 24th & 31st.

    Events for July

    25th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 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.

    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.

    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.

    11:00 AM

    Explore Geology with 4H

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    How do minerals form? What are they, and how are they different than rocks? Join Kathryn Jensen from the Knox/Lincoln 4-H to explore rocks, minerals, and gems! Find out what can be found in your own back yard.

    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Easy Going Yoga

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Easy Going Yoga is designed with the beginner student in mid. Antonia Small, owner of ORYX WORX Fitness, will teach you to stretch, strengthen, breathe, and relax while improving  your alignment. Class size is limited to 12 students, so call or visit the library to register. Classes will continue through July 25th. Part of the Checkout Movement…series.

    Events for July

    26th

    09:00 AM

    Farmers’ Market Storytime

    Harbor Park

    Look for the Rockland Public Library banner and join librarians and members of the Friends Board for fun stories at the market. They will be there with books and other good things!

    Storytimes will not be held in inclement weather.

    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.

    01:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Rockland Potterfest

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Join Miss Katie in the 2nd Annual Rockland Potterfest celebrating everything Harry Potter! In honor of J.K. Rowling & Harry’s birthday we will be playing games, competing in water relay races, and learning spells on the Library lawn. Come in your muggle clothes or dressed as your favorite character.

    06:30 PM

    Lawn Concert: The Right Track

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Join us for a concert on the lawn! The Right Track is an eleven-piece R&B, Soul and Funk band from up and down the Midcoast. They are all about playing grooves that gets crowds moving. Their signatures are a smooth soul sound, funky rhythm action, tight harmonies and the funkiest horn section north of Boston. With a wide variety of styles and a song list that spans four decades, everyone will hear something they love! The Right Track is: Jen Feldman (vocals), Ben Foster (keys), John Gass (trombone), Tom Gray (vocals), Kristi Kalajian (vocals), Scott Kessel (sax), Tyler Lee (drums/percussion), Justin Milliken (guitar), Tom Rodman (drums/percussion), Chris Sewall (bass), Peter Stuart (trumpet) and Drew Weber (drums/percussion).

    Events for July

    27th

    The Practical Seaweed Farmer Conference

    Strand Theatre

    The Practical Seaweed Farmer Conference will take place Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Strand Theater in Rockland, ME. The conference is open to existing, new, or interested seaweed farmers, or anyone curious about learning more. Seaweed aquaculture is a small but growing new industry in the United States, and Maine has been a leader in the development of crops, techniques, products, and markets. The conference aims to build networks, share information and ideas, and provide training to build a strong, sustainable, responsible industry in Maine and beyond. Seaweed is a winter crop, provides environmental benefits and economic opportunities, and is a healthy, versatile, renewable resource with great potential for growth. For more information, please visit http://www.maineseaweedexchange.com/seaweed-farmer-conference.

    Events for July

    28th

    Maine Seaweed Fair

    Snow Marine Park

    The Maine Seaweed Fair will take place on Saturday, July 28th, 2018, at Snow Marine Park in Rockland, ME. This one-day free event on the coast of Maine will celebrate all things seaweed. Maine has a rich seaweed heritage, and we will share, celebrate, and explore all the ways seaweeds enrich our lives through art, education, talks, vendors, foods, activities, vendors, and demonstrations. We are looking for sponsors, vendors, and presenters for the fair to represent the wide range of businesses, organizations, and supporters that create and enhance the unique seaweed heritage of Maine. Please visit http://www.maineseaweedexchange.com/seaweed-fair for more information, and to sign up as a vendor or sponsor.

    08:45 AM - 09:45 PM

    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.

    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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    06:30 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.

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    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's 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. This special storytime continues unil August 7th.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Let’s draw Maine lighthouses!

    Children will explore drawing Maine memories this July at the weekly drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Knoth invites participants to follow along in drawing a
    variety of motifs. July themes will include subjects such as: Rockland – buildings & landmarks of a Maine town; favorite cats & dogs from Maine books; marine mammals – harbor seals, whales, porpoises; and classic Maine scenes.

    Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the ongoing free workshops, geared for age 6and up, (including the young at heart). Children age 10 and under need adult accompaniment. Knoth expects participants to work independently for the most part. The workshops provide all materials. Classes meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm., Community Room, Rockland Public Library. FMI – Jean Young, Children’s librarian, 594-0310.

    05:30 PM

    Ukulele Lessons

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Frets Halligan

    Part of the Arts…For Kids and Their Families series. “Yes, uke can!” Frets Halligan will be teaching beginner ukulele workshops this summer. Bring your own ukulele or check out one from the Library (library card required). Additional classes will be offered July 3rd, 17th, 24th & 31st.

    Alerts & Announcements

    Submit your poems for the Annual Poetry Month Contest: Speak Out! by 5:00 PM today. You may mail submissions to Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., Rockland, ME 04841 or emailed to rocklandlibrary207@gmail.com. Emailed submissions must be time-stamped before 5:00 PM and the poem must be attached as a PDF or Word document. Full contest details may be found at:Poetry Contest 2018 Rules.
    Saturday August 4th 2018 The surrounding area to and from Main Street and North Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 8:30am. This will be in preparation and operation of the Maine Lobster Festival Parade.

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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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