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    1
    1Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
    2
    2Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine: A Maine Author Talk by Mac Smith
    3
    3**First Friday Street Closure**
    4
    Events for September

    1st

    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 September

    2nd

    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

    Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine: A Maine Author Talk by Mac Smith

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Historian Mac Smith

    It is a well-known fact that Peyton Place, a blockbuster considered scandalous and controversial at the time of its release, was filmed in Camden, Maine and the surrounding towns in 1957. But how did the movie come to be filmed in Maine, who was involved in getting it here, and what did local folk think about 20th Century Fox shooting a big-budget film in their front yards? What was it like when Hollywood met Maine?

    Historian Mac Smith (Mainers on the Titanic, Maine’s Hail to the Chief) has done the research and presents a fascinating account of the events of that magical, and controversial, summer on the Maine coast. Beginning with the arrival of Hollywood executives intent on choosing a location in the state, Smith traces the making of the movie, what happened after the crews left, and the premiere of the film, which was held in Camden.

    A Navy veteran of the First Gulf War and former news reporter for the Bar Harbor Times, Mac Smith lives in Stockton Springs, Maine, in the village of Sandy Point, where he is restoring the family homestead. He is a graduate of the University of Maine. This is his third book.

    This event will take place in person at the Rockland Public Library, located at 80 Union Street, Rockland, Maine. For more information, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

    Events for September

    3rd

    05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    **First Friday Street Closure**

    Main Street

    Main Street will be closed on Friday, September 3rd from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for the First Friday Art Walk.  Lower Main Street will remain open, and there will be access thru Glovers Passage.

    Events for September

    4th

    No Events
    5
    6
    7
    7Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
    Planning Board Meeting
    8
    8Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
    Agenda Setting Council Meeting
    9
    9Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    “The Intersection of Natural History and Marine Art”: An Art History Talk by Patricia Sullivan
    10
    11
    Events for September

    5th

    No Events
    Events for September

    6th

    No Events
    Events for September

    7th

    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 September

    8th

    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).

    05:00 PM

    Agenda Setting Council Meeting

    Zoom Meeting

    Click here for Agenda

    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

                                                                                               September 3, 2021

     YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY VIA ZOOM ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 AT 5:00 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

                         5:00 P.M.     Executive Session pursuant to 1 M.R.S. §405(6)(F)

    for a Hardship Tax Abatement Hearing

    5:30 P.M.     Presentation – Downtown Waterfront Committee

    Set Agenda for 09/13/2021 Regular Meeting

    THIS MEETING CAN BE VIEWED VIA ZOOM AT  www.zoom.com

    CLICK ON “JOIN A MEETING”AND ENTER THE FOLLOWING:

    Meeting ID: 858 1905 8317 Passcode: 631976

    OR BY PHONE AT 1-646-558-8656

    THIS MEETING IS ALSO BEING LIVE STREAMED THROUGH THE CITY’S WEBSITE, AND BROADCAST OVER SPECTRUM

     CABLE CHANNEL 1303. 

    ______Stuart H. Sylvester____

                                                                                     STUART H. SYLVESTER

                                                         CITY CLERK

    ITEMS FOR 09/13/2021 REGUALR MEETING AGENDA:                  September 8, 2021

     Communications:

    1. Letter from Joanne Billington – Resignation from Board of Assessment Review
    2. Letter from Adele Grossman Faber – Resignation from Board of Assessment Review
    3. Letter from Melissa Maker – Resignation from Harbor Management Commission

    Licenses and Permits:

    1. Liquor & Entertainment Licenses – Waterworks Restaurant
    2. Liquor & Entertainment Licenses – Grey Owl Bar & Grill
    3. Lodging House License – Trade Winds Motor Inn
    4. Lodging House License – Aleksander Rose, LLC
    5. Taxi Company License – Schooner Bay Taxi

    Resolves:

    #36  Accepting Donation – Parks & Recreation Dept.

    #37  Accepting Donations – Library

    #38  Appointments – Police Review Committee

    #39  Appointment – Lighthouse Advisory Committee

    Ordinances in Final Reading & Public Hearing:

    #31  Authorizing Parking Lease – Maine Maritime Traditions

    #32  Discontinuance of Knowlton Street

    #33  Zoning Map Amendment – WF-3 to WF-4; Main Street

    #34  Authorizing Lease – Rockland Historical Society

    #35  Ch. 2, Sec. 2-513  Deleting Senior Tax Deferral Program

    #36  Ch. 2, Sec. 2-1213  MPERS

    Ordinances in First Reading:

    #37  Authorizing Lease to Own Contract – CIP Equipment

    #38  Ch. 19, Sec. 19-303A  Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance

    Orders:

    #71  Public Hearing/Placing Charter Amendment Questions on Ballot

    #72  Placing Advisory Question on Ballot

    #73  Renewable Energy Certificates

    #74  Amendment to Library Fee Schedule – Office Rental

    #75  Authorizing Transfer of Funds – Street Light Conversion Project

     

    Consent Agenda:

     

    Events for September

    9th

    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 Intersection of Natural History and Marine Art”: An Art History Talk by Patricia Sullivan

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Animals have been documented and illustrated at sea and on boats for millennia. These animals fulfilled many roles: some were companions, mascots or working animals, and others were wildlife encountered by explorers and colonizers. Artists and crew members often sketched animals aboard, as well as animals encountered on their journeys. These images were the early version of photo journalism later made famous by National Geographic Magazine and numerous nature television programs, most notably those narrated by David Attenborough. The purpose of the images was variable: to convey the wonder of encountering new species, to convey the human/animal bond, to document a favored companion, to display one’s social status, or to celebrate an event or tradition. Some images document the natural specimens encountered by explorers, while others were created for public relations purposes. Some were strictly works of art, celebrating the natural world intersecting with human explorers. This presentation will include animal images ranging from wild to the domesticated, including pets and mascots cherished by their seafaring owners.

    Patricia Sullivan received her B.A. and M.A. in History from the George Washington University. She directed three notable American historic house museums and later became a consultant for the American Association of Museums and the Institute of Museum Services. In addition to curating several exhibits and developing major collections management strategies, Sullivan also developed the action and operating plan for the Newseum, a Washington DC museum of journalism, and created future operating plans for the U.S. Mint (Bureau of Engraving and Printing) and the Museum of Latin American Art, both in Washington D.C.

    Sullivan established the Museum of Maritime Pets in 2006, and is its Chief Operating Officer. The Museum researches and documents the lives of seafaring animals from ancient times to the present and promotes humane treatment of animals serving on board ships of all types. The Museum presents educational programs and exhibits, maintains a research library, and sponsors college and university interns. Volunteers from around the world are a core element of their staff and outreach. The Museum has a world-wide following and as of September 2021, shares space and collaborates with the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland.

    This event will take place in person at the Rockland Public Library, located at 80 Union Street, Rockland, Maine. For more information, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

    Events for September

    10th

    No Events
    Events for September

    11th

    No Events
    12
    13
    13Council Meeting
    14
    14Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
    Summer Discussion Project Sessions
    Final Summer Discussion Project Session: There There by Tommy Orange
    15
    15Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
    Harbor Trail Committee
    16
    16Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
    Folk Concert on the Lawn with Bill Berlinghoff
    17
    18
    Events for September

    12th

    No Events
    Events for September

    13th

    06:00 PM

    Council Meeting

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    Click here for Agenda

    Click here for Meeting Notice

    ATTACHED PLEASE FIND THE NOTICE

    FOR THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF THE

    ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL TO BE HELD

    ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 BEGINNING AT 6:00 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

    DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS,

    AND WILL BE AVAILABLE

    ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS

    ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 AT

    www.rocklandmaine.gov

     

    Events for September

    14th

    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.

    This is our final meeting.

    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.

    04:00 PM

    Final Summer Discussion Project Session: There There by Tommy Orange

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    The Rockland Public Library’s discussion project series, sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council, will end on September 14 with a discussion of There There by Tommy Orange. This discussion series is free and open to all. The Library has been 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.

    At this final session, we will also read selections from Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi’Kmaq Poet. 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!

    Events for September

    15th

    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).

    04:00 PM

    Harbor Trail Committee

    Zoom Meeting

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    Events for September

    16th

    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

    Folk Concert on the Lawn with Bill Berlinghoff

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Bill Berlinghoff

    Bill Berlinghoff is a folksinger with more than half a century of performing experience, appearing in almost every East Coast state from Maine to Virginia and as far west as Colorado and Oregon. In his rich, flexible baritone accompanied by banjo or guitar, Bill sings a wide range of songs, spanning the traditional mountain music of Tennessee, popular folk music of the 1960s, topical songs of quiet coffeehouses, rowdy pub singalongs, and an increasing number of originals. Bring a chair or picnic blanket from home and come enjoy some fun folk tunes!

    Bill Berlinghoff’s performing roots run deep. His grandfather, Henry, was a drummer and bandleader whose Young American Band was the first act ever booked by the William Morris Theatrical Agency. Bill has been performing folk music professionally since the 1960s. He has lived in Maine for the past 30 years and is always looking for opportunities that give him an excuse to travel.

    The Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union Street, Rockland, Maine. For more information, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

    Events for September

    17th

    No Events
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    18th

    No Events
    19
    20
    20Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
    21
    21Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
    Planning Board – Site Visit
    Ad Hoc Downtown Waterfront Committee
    Energy Advisory Committee
    22
    22Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
    Virtual Contemporary Fiction Book Group
    23
    23Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    The Queen of Heartbreak Trail: A Maine Author Talk by Eleanor Phillips Brackbill
    24
    25
    Events for September

    19th

    No Events
    Events for September

    20th

    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, in the Children’s Garden, while the weather is nice. The book for September is Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.

    We’ll follow that in October with Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, and November’s read will be James Baldwin, Go Tell It On the Mountain. We’ll close out the year with Willa Cather’s My Antonia.

    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 September

    21st

    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 - 06:00 PM

    Ad Hoc Downtown Waterfront Committee

    Zoom Meeting

    Click here for Agenda

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    Events for September

    22nd

    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.

    Fall starts with NBA winner Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu for September, and Milkman by Anna Burns for October.

    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 September

    23rd

    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 Queen of Heartbreak Trail: A Maine Author Talk by Eleanor Phillips Brackbill

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Eleanor Phillips Brackbill

    From her book, The Queen of Heartbreak Trail: The Life and Times of Harriet Smith Pullen, Pioneering Woman, in a fully illustrated talk, Brackbill tells the story of a Klondike Gold Rush pioneer who, despite landing broke and alone in Alaska in 1897, launched her career as the owner of Skagway’s famed Pullen House by single-handedly hauling prospectors’ provisions into the Yukon where gold beckoned. The Queen of Heartbreak Trail is the first comprehensive, documented assessment of her life.

    The story begins with Harriet Smith’s adventurous formative years as a Dakota homesteader in a covered wagon and sod houses, challenged by grasshopper plagues, droughts, blizzards, prairie fires, and floods. She married a transplanted Mainer, Dan Pullen, in Washington Territory, where they built a mansion overlooking the Pacific. Harriet defended herself in grueling courtroom testimony against the false accusations of a spiteful employer and endured a lengthy land contest with the U.S. government. Reinventing herself in Alaska during the last great gold rush and homesteading for a third time, she held a claim jumper at gunpoint, and, in her father’s words, “turned out” her husband of twenty years, raising their four children alone. Independent and empowered, she became a raconteur heralded as “The Mother of the North.” Brackbill, Pullen’s great-granddaughter, retraced by foot, by car, by train, by plane, and by ferry, the Pullen and Smith families’ westward migrations and delved into official documents, unpublished material, and family stories to tell this remarkable American saga. Had she been a man, Pullen’s adventurous life story would be impressive. As a woman, it is nothing short of astounding.

    Eleanor Phillips Brackbill is the author of The Queen of Heartbreak Trail: The Life and Times of Harriet Smith Pullen, Pioneering Woman, a 2017 WILLA Literary Award Finalist in Scholarly Nonfiction. Her earlier publications include An Uncommon Cape: Researching the Histories and Mysteries of a Property, which traced the 350-year history of a Mamaroneck property, and essays for When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection. Eleanor was the director of education at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York. She graduated from Antioch College, earned an MA in art history at Boston University, completed a curatorial fellowship at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and studied in the art history doctoral program at City University of New York. Following twenty-five years as an educator, she embarked on a second career writing about history. In 2015, she relocated to Portland, Maine, where she lives with her husband.

    This event will be held in person at the Rockland Public Library. For more information, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

     

    Events for September

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    25th

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    27
    27Special Council Meeting – Inclusionary Housing Workshop
    28
    28Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
    Harbor Management Commission
    29
    29Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
    30
    30Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    “Awareness Inspires Conservation”: A Zoom Talk by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
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    Events for September

    26th

    No Events
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    27th

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    28th

    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 September

    29th

    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 September

    30th

    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

    “Awareness Inspires Conservation”: A Zoom Talk by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    This program provides an overview of the work of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. The lecture covers a wide range of topics – from public perception of sharks to the role of sharks in our marine ecosystem. The ongoing white shark research taking place off the coast of Cape Cod is explained in detail, as well as how that research is connected to white shark conservation. The program wraps up with a discussion on how the presence of white sharks close to shore has specifically affected the Cape community. This program is recommended for adults; a Q&A period will follow the talk.

    Since 2013, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy has worked in collaboration with shark science experts, community partners, public and government officials, researchers, donors, friends, and followers to augment scientific research, improve and influence factors that affect public safety, and educate both the local and broader community to inspire a greater understanding of white sharks and conservation of the species.

    Kristen Kibblehouse works as the Community Engagement Manager for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and has been with the organization since 2016. Kristen always had a fascination with sharks since she was a child and decided to make that fascination her career. Kristen attended Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, where she studied marine science and aided in her university’s shark research program. Kristen moved to Massachusetts in 2016 for an internship with Dr. Greg Skomal. Since then, she has been involved in education, outreach, and research related to the white shark research being conducted off of Cape Cod.

    For a link to the Zoom event to watch from home, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on September 30 and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line. There will be limited seating available to view the program via projector at the library.

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