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    1Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Magic: The Gathering Club
    Events for September

    1st

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Saturday stories and crafts with Miss Jean in the Children’s room. All ages are welcome.

    01:30 PM

    Magic: The Gathering Club

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room

    No kitties allowed.

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

    2
    3
    4
    4Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Hole History Show: Origins Of The American-Style Donut
    5
    5“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    Council Workshop: Drone Presentation
    Special City Council Meeting – Agenda Setting
    Council Workshop: Complete Streets
    6
    6Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Parks Commission Meeting
    Ad-Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee Meeting
    Camden Conference Event: Prospects for Peace on the Korean Peninsula
    ASL Silent Social Hour
    7
    8
    8Community Picnic
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Special Storytime: Children’s Author Pam Holland
    Events for September

    2nd

    No Events
    Events for September

    3rd

    No Events
    Events for September

    4th

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Continuing by popular demand! 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: Butterflies and Monarch butterfly migration, September gardens

    September Harvests
    Children, and those young at heart, will explore farming, harvest, and seasonal themes in this September’s ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth  The “Let’s Draw Together!” sessions, geared for ages six and up, also welcome adults.

    September subjects include butterflies and Monarch butterfly migration; farm scenes of haying and the fall harvest; farm animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, roosters, geese, and ducks; visits to the apple orchard and apple picking; and September gardens. Each week is a different subject.

    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.

     

     

     

    06:30 PM

    Hole History Show: Origins Of The American-Style Donut

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Donuts!

    Co-sponsored with the Rockland Historical Society. Participate in public history and art! Join Alexis Iammarino to celebrate her recently published art catalogue Hole History: Origins Of The American-Style Donut. To mark the occasion of this new acquisition to both the Library and Historical Society, there will be readings from the catalogue, slideshow, video screening and donuts! Reception to follow in the Rockland Historical Society.

    Events for September

    5th

    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.

    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.

    05:30 PM

    Council Workshop: Complete Streets

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    Featuring a presentation by Jim Tassé, Assistant Director of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine

    Events for September

    6th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Sing, sway, and clap with your little one at our story time focused on singing together. A great introduction for your baby to words, sounds, and new friends. Perfect for birth to age two, and welcome to any child who enjoys music.

    06:30 PM

    Camden Conference Event: Prospects for Peace on the Korean Peninsula

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Kristin Vekasi

    Kristin Vekasi will speak on “Prospects for Peace on the Korean Peninsula”. She spent time in Korea this summer meeting with people working on North-South relations, and US-Korea relations. Kristin is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine, School of Policy and International Affairs.

    06:45 PM

    ASL 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 September

    7th

    No Events
    Events for September

    8th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Saturday stories and crafts with Miss Jean in the Children’s room. All ages are welcome.

    9
    10
    10Adult Art Workshop
    11
    11Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    12
    12“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    Harbor Trail Committee Meeting
    Special City Council Meeting
    Regular City Council Meeting
    13
    13Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Creative Art Crew Celebrates International Dot Day
    Poetry Reading: Gary Rainford and Liner Notes
    ASL Silent Social Hour
    14
    14Housing Task Force, McLain School Subcommittee
    No School! Beading Afternoon
    15
    15Adult Coloring Club
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for September

    9th

    No Events
    Events for September

    10th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    “Scenes of September in Maine”

    This week: St. George Little Green Schoolhouse

    Catinka Knoth will teach drawing “Scenes of September in Maine”, with a focus on buildings. Knoth will lead students in drawing several scenes of iconic local Maine buildings. Students may experience simple aspects of perspective theory. They will also practice the technique of coloring in without using outlines. Familiar buildings from St. George and South Thomaston
    along the St. George peninsula and Rte 131 will serve as subjects for the classes. Each week is a different building – a one room schoolhouse, a barn, and a grange.

    Led by Knoth, participants will make their own drawings in color, using colored pencils and crayons. 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.

    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 September

    11th

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Continuing by popular demand! 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: Farm scenes of haying and the fall harvest

    September Harvests

    Children, and those young at heart, will explore farming, harvest, and seasonal themes in this September’s ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth  The “Let’s Draw Together!” sessions, geared for ages six and up, also welcome adults.

    September subjects include butterflies and Monarch butterfly migration; farm scenes of haying and the fall harvest; farm animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, roosters, geese, and ducks; visits to the apple orchard and apple picking; and September gardens. Each week is a different subject.

    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.

     

    Events for September

    12th

    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.

    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.

    Events for September

    13th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Sing, sway, and clap with your little one at our story time focused on singing together. A great introduction for your baby to words, sounds, and new friends. Perfect for birth to age two, and welcome to any child who enjoys music.

    03:45 PM - 06:00 PM

    Creative Art Crew Celebrates International Dot Day

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Listen to Miss Katie read The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds, then join her for three dotty crafts! We will be making fingerprint characters, paper spinners, and dot collages. All ages welcome.

    06:30 PM

    Poetry Reading: Gary Rainford and Liner Notes

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Poet Gary Rainford

    Gary Rainford will discuss and perform ekphrastic poems from his new book, Liner Notes, which showcases 64 musicians as works of art—musicians from Ella Fitzgerald to Bjork to Tony Bennett and Blondie, to name a few.  In addition, Gary will provide a set-list of musicians celebrated in his collection and take reading requests from the audience.  Of course, comments and questions are welcome anytime during Gary’s event, and books will be available for purchase.

    Gary hails from Swan’s Island, ME.

     

    06:45 PM

    ASL 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 September

    14th

    02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    No School! Beading Afternoon

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    No-School Beading Afternoon! Come and check out all the beading books, pick a project, and go home with glam bracelets! All materials, all ages, all fun!

    Events for September

    15th

    10:00 AM

    Adult Coloring Club

    Relax and color. Bring a friend or come on your own to our monthly coloring club for adults only. Every 3rd Saturday.

    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.

    16
    16Poetry Workshop: Playing With Poetry
    17
    17Adult Art Workshop
    Author Talk: Diana Coleman
    18
    18Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Trash Talk
    19
    19Storytime & Craft
    Special Wednesday Walkers-Demystifying Bulk Food at the Good Tern
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    STEM Workshop: Elephant Toothpaste
    Cooking with Leftovers Class with MiMi MGee
    20
    20Baby Time with Miss Katie
    LEGO™ Club
    (Rockland’s Got A) Brand New Bag
    ASL Silent Social Hour
    21
    21Recycled Art
    22
    22Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for September

    16th

    02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Poetry Workshop: Playing With Poetry

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Interim Rockland Poet Laureate Mary Jane Martin

    Come join Mary Jane Martin, our Interim poet laureate, for an hour of poetry play. There will be joint exercises using words, lines or titles to inspire. Try your hand with poetry cubes and see what happens. Anyone can write a poem. Come try.

    Events for September

    17th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Harjula’s barn

    “Scenes of September in Maine”

    Catinka Knoth will teach drawing “Scenes of September in Maine”, with a focus on buildings. Knoth will lead students in drawing several scenes of iconic local Maine buildings. Students may experience simple aspects of perspective theory. They will also practice the technique of coloring in without using outlines. Familiar buildings from St. George and South Thomaston
    along the St. George peninsula and Rte 131 will serve as subjects for the classes. Each week is a different building – a one room schoolhouse, a barn, and a grange.

    Led by Knoth, participants will make their own drawings in color, using colored pencils and crayons. 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.

    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.

    06:30 PM

    Author Talk: Diana Coleman

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Diana Coleman

    Local resident Diana Coleman will speak about her newly published book Women Going For It! Taking Risks After 50 featuring twenty-six dynamic women, 50s through 80s, from Maine to California, Costa Rica to Kenya, including eight women from Midcoast Maine. Diana will share stories and tips to inspire others to take beneficial risks—especially during the second half of life. Fascinated by people’s varied risk-taking tolerance, she enjoys engaging in discussions about risk. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

    Events for September

    18th

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Continuing by popular demand! 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: Barnyard animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, roosters, geese, and ducks

    September Harvests
    Children, and those young at heart, will explore farming, harvest, and seasonal themes in this September’s ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth  The “Let’s Draw Together!” sessions, geared for ages six and up, also welcome adults.

    September subjects include butterflies and Monarch butterfly migration; farm scenes of haying and the fall harvest; farm animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, roosters, geese, and ducks; visits to the apple orchard and apple picking; and September gardens. Each week is a different subject.

    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.

    06:00 PM

    Trash Talk

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Dave St. Laurent

    Katrina Venhuizen

    Part of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Rethink Week”, Sept. 17-21st, a collaborative effort initiated by the Co-op, Rockland Public Library and concerned community members.

    Join Dave St. Laurent, Rockland Public Services Director, and Katrina Venhuezen, environmental educator at EcoMaine, for an evening of talking about our trash (and recycling, too). Dave will give audience members a break-down of Rockland’s Solid Waste Facility and the components that make up the facility (Transfer Station, Recycling Facility, Landfill, Compost area & Swap Shop) and the future physical and logistic changes that are taking place. Katrina will discuss what happens to all the recycling once it gets to Ecomaine and where it goes from here. Q & A to follow.

    Events for September

    19th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Hear volunteer storyteller Ms. Judy read from a variety of picture books then color or work on a craft together.

    10:30 AM

    Special Wednesday Walkers-Demystifying Bulk Food at the Good Tern

    Part of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Rethink Week”, Sept. 17-21st, a collaborative effort initiated by the Co-op, Rockland Public Library and concerned community members.

    Buying from the bulk aisle can reduce waste and possibly save you money. We’ll walk to the Good Tern Co-Op with a Co-op member and then get a tour and learn how the bulk aisle works. Samples, too!

    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.

    03:45 PM

    STEM Workshop: Elephant Toothpaste

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Ms. Jessie and Miss Katie in a chemistry experiment—make giant foamy toothpaste and learn about exothermic reactions.

    05:30 PM

    Cooking with Leftovers Class with MiMi MGee

    Part of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Rethink Week”, Sept. 17-21st, a collaborative effort initiated by the Co-op, Rockland Public Library and concerned community members.

    At the Good Tern Co-op. Reduce your food waste by learning
    creative ways to cook with your leftovers. MiMi McGee is a Chef, Coach, and Culinary Nutritionist. Sign up at the Co-op or by calling 594-8822.

    MiMi McGee

     

     

     

     

    Events for September

    20th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Sing, sway, and clap with your little one at our story time focused on singing together. A great introduction for your baby to words, sounds, and new friends. Perfect for birth to age two, and welcome to any child who enjoys music.

    04:15 PM

    LEGO™ Club

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Let’s build!

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

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

    06:30 PM

    (Rockland’s Got A) Brand New Bag

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Part of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Rethink Week”, Sept. 17-21st, a collaborative effort initiated by the Co-op, Rockland Public Library and concerned community members.

    Starting on January 1, 2019, single-use plastic bags and polystyrene foam food containers will no longer be distributed in Rockland. Leah Ondra from Clementine will present a bag making demo and then Librarian Patty and Emily from the Good Tern Co-op will teach participants how to make no-sew t-shirt bags.

    06:45 PM

    ASL 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 September

    21st

    03:30 PM

    Recycled Art

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Part of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Rethink Week”, Sept. 17-21st, a collaborative effort initiated by the Co-op, Rockland Public Library and concerned community members.

    Join Community Artist Alexis Iammarino and young mentor artists to create small sculptures, wall hangings and a variety of wearables created from salvaged and recycle materials.

    Events for September

    22nd

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Saturday stories and crafts with Miss Jean in the Children’s room. All ages are welcome.

    23
    24
    24Adult Art Workshop
    Energy Committee Meeting
    25
    25Rockin’ Storytime
    National Voter Registration Day Voter Drive
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Harbor Management Commission Meeting
    Talk: The North Pond Hermit & Restorative Justice
    26
    26Housing Task Force, Housing Options Subcommittee (formerly Tiny Houses)
    Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Tech Class: CloudLibrary
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    Community Energy Forum
    27
    27Baby Time with Miss Katie
    REDAC Meeting
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Poetry Month Finale Open Mic Night
    ASL Silent Social Hour
    28
    28Housing Task Force, McLain School Subcommittee
    29
    29Book Club: Catching Up With the Classics
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for September

    23rd

    No Events
    Events for September

    24th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: St. George Grange

    “Scenes of September in Maine”

    Catinka Knoth will teach drawing “Scenes of September in Maine”, with a focus on buildings. Knoth will lead students in drawing several scenes of iconic local Maine buildings. Students may experience simple aspects of perspective theory. They will also practice the technique of coloring in without using outlines. Familiar buildings from St. George and South Thomaston
    along the St. George peninsula and Rte 131 will serve as subjects for the classes. Each week is a different building – a one room schoolhouse, a barn, and a grange.

    Led by Knoth, participants will make their own drawings in color, using colored pencils and crayons. 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.

    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 September

    25th

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Continuing by popular demand! 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.

    11:00 AM - 07:00 PM

    National Voter Registration Day Voter Drive

    Make sure your vote counts! Don’t let your part in the democratic process be sacrificed because you “forgot to register”. Volunteers from the Local League of Women Voters and staff of Rockland Public Library will be on hand all day to get you registered in time to get voting! 

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Visits to the apple orchard and apple picking.

    September Harvests
    Children, and those young at heart, will explore farming, harvest, and seasonal themes in this September’s ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth  The “Let’s Draw Together!” sessions, geared for ages six and up, also welcome adults.

    September subjects include butterflies and Monarch butterfly migration; farm scenes of haying and the fall harvest; farm animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, roosters, geese, and ducks; visits to the apple orchard and apple picking; and September gardens. Each week is a different subject.

    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.

    06:00 PM

    Talk: The North Pond Hermit & Restorative Justice

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Maeghan Maloney

    Please join Representative Pinny Beebe-Center and Kennebec and Somerset County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney for a discussion of the book: The Stranger in the Woods: The True Story of the North Pond Hermit. Christopher Knight spent 27 years living in the Maine woods as a hermit, surviving by breaking into people’s camps for food and sleeping bags and clothes. For decades, no one could determine who was committing the burglaries until April 2013 when he was apprehended breaking into the kitchen of the Pine Tree Camp for disabled children. Learn about Christopher Knight’s journey through the criminal justice system, the restorative justice program he entered, and what similar programs are available in our community.

    Events for September

    26th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Hear volunteer storyteller Ms. Judy read from a variety of picture books then color or work on a craft together.

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

    Walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to meet at the Library every Wednesday morning to go on a 30 to 45 minute walk around town. Walks will be led by librarians and no walker will be left behind. Join us for some exercise and conversation. In case of inclement weather, we will walk indoors in the library. Bring a friend or make some new ones! The walking club is intended for adults; children and teens are welcome if accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability.

    10:30 AM

    Tech Class: CloudLibrary

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Every patron has access to free ebooks and audiobooks using their library card. Learn how to read and listen to book 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 own device with you.

    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.

    07:00 PM

    Community Energy Forum

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    The Rockland Energy Advisory Committee is pleased to announce its first Community Energy Forum on September 26 at 7pm in the council chambers of Rockland City Hall! This event will kickoff the process of developing a community energy policy for Rockland that will include plans and policies for energy efficiency, sustainability, economy, and resilience across both public and private sectors. Come hear expert panelists discuss community energy policies, including policies that other communities have successfully implemented, and then participate in a public question and comment session. Snacks will be provided!

    Events for September

    27th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Sing, sway, and clap with your little one at our story time focused on singing together. A great introduction for your baby to words, sounds, and new friends. Perfect for birth to age two, and welcome to any child who enjoys music.

    06:30 PM

    Poetry Month Finale Open Mic Night

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Share your poems with us and Speak Out! We invite you to help celebrate all things poetry with our Open Mic night, featuring our annual Poetry Contest Winners. The theme this year is Speak Out! so bring what’s on your mind. Sign-up starts September 1st and poets will each have 15 minutes of poetry fame. Musical accompaniment is welcome; please call Jessie at 594-0310 to sign up. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

    06:45 PM

    ASL 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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    10:00 AM

    Book Club: Catching Up With the Classics

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

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

    We are reading:

    September: Walden by Henry David Thoreau    REQUEST IT!

    October: Woman In White by Wilkie Collins      REQUEST IT!

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Saturday stories and crafts with Miss Jean in the Children’s room. All ages are welcome.

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    The swimming beach at Chickawaukie Pond is OPEN for swimming as of Friday, August 24th.
    Beginning August 8th, Limerock Street will be undergoing significant work - grinding and paving. Please seek alternate routes until the end of the week.

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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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