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    Upcoming & Current Events

    July

    August 2021

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    1
    2
    2Agenda Setting Council Meeting
    3
    3Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
    Summer Discussion Project Sessions
    Planning Board Meeting
    4
    4Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
    5
    5Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    Pier Kids: A Film Screening from POV
    6
    7
    Events for August

    1st

    No Events
    Events for August

    2nd

    05:30 PM

    Agenda Setting Council Meeting

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    Click here for meeting notice

    Click here for Agenda

     

    ATTACHED PLEASE FIND THE NOTICE

    FOR A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE

    ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL

    ON MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2021 BEGINNING AT 5:30 P.M.

    IN CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT ROCKLAND CITY HALL,

    270 PLEASANT STREET, ROCKLAND.

     

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN IN-PERSON MEETING

    AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ON SPECTRUM CABLE

    CHANNEL 1303 AND LIVE STREAMED ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE AT

    www.rocklandmaine.gov.

     

    COPIES OF THE COMPLETE AGENDA ARE AVAILABLE

    AT THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE AT ROCKLAND CITY HALL,

    270 PLEASANT STREET, ROCKLAND, MAINE

    AND WILL BE AVAILABLE

    ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS

    ON FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2021 AT

    www.rocklandmaine.gov

    Events for August

    3rd

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy a themed musical storytime, with dancing, songs, rhymes, and 2 books. This program is great for toddlers – early elementary. We will be out on the Library lawn, bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    04:00 PM

    Summer Discussion Project Sessions

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Site calendar version: The Rockland Public Library’s discussion project series, sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council, will be reading three texts in August. This discussion series is free and open to all. The Library will be reading from “Crossing Over: Works by Contemporary American Indian Writers,” a list of texts curated by Pat Onion at Colby College. In these works, American Indian writers blend western writing techniques with oral tradition to mediate between two cultures. Modern and contemporary American Indian literature has deep roots in an oral tradition designed to teach and to entertain, and from those roots come literary works of enduring instruction and delight. Daniel Chin will facilitate.

    We will be meeting at 4:00 PM on the following schedule:

    August 3: Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

    August 17: Tracks by Louise Erdrich

    August 31: Fools Crow by James Welch

    September 14: There There by Tommy Orange

    At each session, we will read selections from Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi’Kmaq Poet. Participants may attend as many or as few sessions as they like; you do not have to have attended a previous session to join. The Library will provide copies of all the texts, to be returned at the end of the series. Space is limited, so please sign up soon!

    Registration via Zoom is required to join: https://tinyurl.com/3yd6uz6s. Email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov for more information.

    Events for August

    4th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy your favorite picture books as Miss Katie reads them to you! We will be out on the Library lawn so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers

    Rockland Public Library

    Let’s take a walk!

    Wednesday Walkers is back! Join Patty or Jessie every Wednesday at 10:30 for a 45-60 minute stroll around town. Promoting healthy activity and social connections; all abilities are welcome- no walker is left behind! Meet promptly at 10:30 in the Library lobby (White St. entrance).

    Events for August

    5th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Sing and sway along with new and familiar nursery rhymes and songs. This storytime is for little ones and music lovers, with lots of songs and one short story at the end. We will be out on the Library lawn, so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    06:30 PM

    Pier Kids: A Film Screening from POV

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Pier Kids is a 2019 film by Elegance Bratton and Chester Algernal. On the Christopher Street Pier in New York City, homeless queer and trans youth of color forge friendships and chosen families, withstanding tremendous amounts of abuse while working to carve out autonomy in their lives. With intimate, immersive access to these fearless young people, Pier Kids highlights the precarity and resilience of a community many choose to ignore.

    This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov).

     

    This event will be presented in person at the Library. For more information, or to request a Zoom link to watch from home, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

    Events for August

    6th

    No Events
    Events for August

    7th

    No Events
    8
    9
    9Historic Preservation Committee
    Council Meeting
    10
    10Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
    11
    11Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
    12
    12Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Poetry Express with Mikhu Paul
    13
    14
    Events for August

    8th

    No Events
    Events for August

    9th

    Events for August

    10th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy a themed musical storytime, with dancing, songs, rhymes, and 2 books. This program is great for toddlers – early elementary. We will be out on the Library lawn, bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    Events for August

    11th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy your favorite picture books as Miss Katie reads them to you! We will be out on the Library lawn so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers

    Rockland Public Library

    Let’s take a walk!

    Wednesday Walkers is back! Join Patty or Jessie every Wednesday at 10:30 for a 45-60 minute stroll around town. Promoting healthy activity and social connections; all abilities are welcome- no walker is left behind! Meet promptly at 10:30 in the Library lobby (White St. entrance).

    Events for August

    12th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Sing and sway along with new and familiar nursery rhymes and songs. This storytime is for little ones and music lovers, with lots of songs and one short story at the end. We will be out on the Library lawn, so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    06:30 PM

    Poetry Express with Mikhu Paul

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

         Sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council, Rockland Main St. and the Rockland Public Library.

    Join us on the Library lawn for an evening of poetry celebrating diversity and inclusion in our community. Hosted by poet Mikhu Paul.

    Events for August

    13th

    No Events
    Events for August

    14th

    No Events
    15
    16
    17
    17Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
    Summer Discussion Project Sessions
    Planning Board Meeting
    18
    18Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
    Virtual Contemporary Fiction Book Group
    19
    19Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    The Lowering Days: A Maine Author Talk by Gregory Brown
    20
    21
    Events for August

    15th

    No Events
    Events for August

    16th

    No Events
    Events for August

    17th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy a themed musical storytime, with dancing, songs, rhymes, and 2 books. This program is great for toddlers – early elementary. We will be out on the Library lawn, bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    04:00 PM

    Summer Discussion Project Sessions

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    The Rockland Public Library’s discussion project series, sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council, will be reading three texts in August. This discussion series is free and open to all. The Library will be reading from “Crossing Over: Works by Contemporary American Indian Writers,” a list of texts curated by Pat Onion at Colby College. In these works, American Indian writers blend western writing techniques with oral tradition to mediate between two cultures. Modern and contemporary American Indian literature has deep roots in an oral tradition designed to teach and to entertain, and from those roots come literary works of enduring instruction and delight. Daniel Chin will facilitate.

    We will be meeting at 4:00 PM on the following schedule:

    August 3: Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

    August 17: Tracks by Louise Erdrich

    August 31: Fools Crow by James Welch

    September 14: There There by Tommy Orange

    At each session, we will read selections from Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi’Kmaq Poet. Participants may attend as many or as few sessions as they like; you do not have to have attended a previous session to join. The Library will provide copies of all the texts, to be returned at the end of the series. Space is limited, so please sign up soon!

    Registration via Zoom is required to join: https://tinyurl.com/3yd6uz6s. Email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov for more information.

    Events for August

    18th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy your favorite picture books as Miss Katie reads them to you! We will be out on the Library lawn so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers

    Rockland Public Library

    Let’s take a walk!

    Wednesday Walkers is back! Join Patty or Jessie every Wednesday at 10:30 for a 45-60 minute stroll around town. Promoting healthy activity and social connections; all abilities are welcome- no walker is left behind! Meet promptly at 10:30 in the Library lobby (White St. entrance).

    03:00 PM

    Virtual Contemporary Fiction Book Group

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Broaden Your Literary Horizons with Contemporary Fiction Discussion Group!

    Launched in 2020, the Contemporary Fiction Discussion Group (CFDG) enjoys lively and thought-provoking conversations about celebrated novels by prize-winning international authors. The group currently meets via Zoom at 3:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month and welcomes new members. The Library invites interested readers to contact: pking@ rocklandmaine.gov for more information.

    Maureen Anne Jennings facilitates the CFDG. Maureen is an author and editor who lives in Rockland. Her fiction includes Bartender Wanted and One Too Many, as well as work published in various anthologies.

    We’ll be reading 2019 Pen/Faulkner winner Improvement by Joan Silber for August. For September, read Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu.

    The CFDG’s 2020 reading list covered novels that received or were finalists for major international literary prizes, such as the Pulitzer, Booker, National Book, Pen Faulkner, and Dublin International Literary awards. Selected titles included Sing, Unburied Sing; The Underground Railroad; Elsey Come Home; An American Marriage; The Friend; Fates and Furies; Exit West; Machines Like Me; Behold the Dreamers; and Clock Dance.

    Events for August

    19th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Sing and sway along with new and familiar nursery rhymes and songs. This storytime is for little ones and music lovers, with lots of songs and one short story at the end. We will be out on the Library lawn, so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    06:30 PM

    The Lowering Days: A Maine Author Talk by Gregory Brown

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Gregory Brown

    Debut Maine author Gregory Brown will discuss and read excerpts from his new novel, The Lowering Days. The novel tackles issues of land ownership, the interactions of protection and stewardship among different communities, our reliance on extractive relationships for industry, and cycles of hurt in families and communities. Speaking of the book, Richard Russo said, “In The Lowering Days, Gregory Brown gives us a lush, almost mythic portrait of a very specific place and time that feels all the more universal for its singularity. There’s magic here.” An audience Q&A will follow the talk.

    Gregory Brown grew up along Penobscot Bay and still lives in Maine with his family. His work often explores the interaction of land and human influence, with a particular interest on social, cultural, and environmental issues. His short fiction has appeared in Tin House, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Epoch, and Narrative Magazine, where he was a winner of the 30Below Prize. He is the recipient of scholarships and fellowships from MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference. He is a graduate of Columbia University, where he studied journalism, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he studied fiction writing. The Lowering Days is his first novel.

    Brown will be calling in via Zoom. For more information, or to request a Zoom link to watch from home, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

    Events for August

    20th

    No Events
    Events for August

    21st

    No Events
    22
    23
    23Historic Preservation Committee
    24
    24Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
    25
    25Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
    26
    26Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Lawn Concert: Katahdin Valley Boys Bluegrass Band
    27
    28
    Events for August

    22nd

    No Events
    Events for August

    23rd

    Events for August

    24th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy a themed musical storytime, with dancing, songs, rhymes, and 2 books. This program is great for toddlers – early elementary. We will be out on the Library lawn, bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    Events for August

    25th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy your favorite picture books as Miss Katie reads them to you! We will be out on the Library lawn so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers

    Rockland Public Library

    Let’s take a walk!

    Wednesday Walkers is back! Join Patty or Jessie every Wednesday at 10:30 for a 45-60 minute stroll around town. Promoting healthy activity and social connections; all abilities are welcome- no walker is left behind! Meet promptly at 10:30 in the Library lobby (White St. entrance).

    Events for August

    26th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Sing and sway along with new and familiar nursery rhymes and songs. This storytime is for little ones and music lovers, with lots of songs and one short story at the end. We will be out on the Library lawn, so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    06:00 PM

    Lawn Concert: Katahdin Valley Boys Bluegrass Band

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    The Katahdin Valley Boys, one of Maine’s most popular and respected Bluegrass bands, has been entertaining appreciative audiences throughout New England since 1998. The group has received awards from the Maine Country Music Association and the Maine Academy of Country Music. The Katahdin Valley Boys take pride in presenting a top quality show featuring traditional and contemporary bluegrass music. Each band member brings with them many years of experience and mastery of their instruments. Their repertoire features vocal versatility in tight harmonies, smooth solos, and flashy, fiery instrumentals. Katahdin Valley Boys shows have a fresh, personal approach that is presented in an engaging, lighthearted, family-friendly format that is sure to entertain. Bring a chair or picnic blanket from home and come experience one of Maine’s most popular bluegrass bands!

    NOTE EARLY START TIME

     

    For more information, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

    Events for August

    27th

    No Events
    Events for August

    28th

    No Events
    29
    30
    30Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
    31
    31Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
    Summer Discussion Project Sessions
    1
    2
    3
    4
    Events for August

    29th

    No Events
    Events for August

    30th

    06:00 PM

    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Catching Up With The Classics is an online book group that meets monthly. We will now being meeting in person, on the Library lawn, while the weather is nice The book for August is Kidnapped! by Robert Louis Stevenson.

    We’re always looking for new readers! Email pking@rocklandmaine.gov for more info, or call the Library, 207-594-0310, to request a book title.

    Events for August

    31st

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy a themed musical storytime, with dancing, songs, rhymes, and 2 books. This program is great for toddlers – early elementary. We will be out on the Library lawn, bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    04:00 PM

    Summer Discussion Project Sessions

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    The Rockland Public Library’s discussion project series, sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council, will be reading three texts in August. This discussion series is free and open to all. The Library will be reading from “Crossing Over: Works by Contemporary American Indian Writers,” a list of texts curated by Pat Onion at Colby College. In these works, American Indian writers blend western writing techniques with oral tradition to mediate between two cultures. Modern and contemporary American Indian literature has deep roots in an oral tradition designed to teach and to entertain, and from those roots come literary works of enduring instruction and delight. Daniel Chin will facilitate.

    We will be meeting at 4:00 PM on the following schedule:

    August 31: Fools Crow by James Welch

    September 14: There There by Tommy Orange

    At each session, we will read selections from Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi’Kmaq Poet. Participants may attend as many or as few sessions as they like; you do not have to have attended a previous session to join. The Library will provide copies of all the texts, to be returned at the end of the series. Space is limited, so please sign up soon!

    Registration via Zoom is required to join: https://tinyurl.com/3yd6uz6s. Email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov for more information.

    Alerts & Announcements

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH WIPES OR GLOVES!
    You can now re-register your vehicle with on-lineRapid Renewal
    Property Tax Abatement Deadline is March 26, 2021.

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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 of 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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