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    2Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Groundhog Day Snacks & Crafts
    Magic: The Gathering Club
    Events for February

    1st

    No Events
    Events for February

    2nd

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    11:00 AM

    Groundhog Day Snacks & Crafts

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Join Miss Jean in searching for groundhog’s shadow. 10:30 storytime will be followed by some extra ground hog fun and pudding cups!

    I see a little groundhog, furry and brown,
    He’s popping up to look around.
    If he sees his shadow, down he’ll go.
    Six more weeks of winter – oh, no!

    01:30 PM

    Magic: The Gathering Club

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room

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

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    4Adult Art Workshop
    Agenda Setting Council Meeting
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    5Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    Destination Wellness Talk- Feel the Heat: Hot Yoga for Health
    6
    6CANCELED REDAC Meeting
    Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    7
    7Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    CANCELED: Ad Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Camden Conference Talk: The Wrong Goodbye for Chinese Hong Kong- a talk by author Xu Xi
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    8Tech Tools: Introduction to Facebook
    9
    9Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Valentine for Mom
    Podcast 101
    Events for February

    3rd

    No Events
    Events for February

    4th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Chinese New Year

    February Celebrations

    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on creating motifs for  celebrations of February:   Valentine’s Day,  Chinese New Year – the Year of the Pig, Black History Month. Each week will be a different subject. Knoth will provide instruction and guidance in drawing and creating the
    fantasy images of February’s celebrations. Participants will work with pencil, colored pencil, crayon, and papercut, with a focus on drawing in color.

    Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. FMI Knoth at 593-6085, or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    Knoth paints watercolors of Maine and whimsical animal scenes, which she offers as cards and prints. She teaches a free weekly children’s drawing class at Rockland Public Library, sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin. For more information about Knoth’s work visit www.catinkacards.com

     

     

    Events for February

    5th

    08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie for stories, songs, and dances for children of all ages. Each week we will have a new theme and new ways to wiggle our sillies out.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Valentine’s Day cards

    “Let’s Draw February’s Celebrations!”

    Children will draw images from February’s celebrations and traditions at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing drawing workshops led by artist Catinka Knoth. Young artists will draw a wide range of motifs. Valentine’s Day cards often have motifs such as hearts, birds, cupids, lace, ribbons, and roses. In honor of the presidents and Black History Month, students might also explore classic portraits and scenes. Chinese New Year 2019 is the Year of the Pig. Participants may explore traditional zodiac papercut designs, Chinese dragons, and Lion Dancers.

    Sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin, the workshops, for age 6 and up,are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. FMI – Jean Young, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

     

     

    06:30 PM

    Destination Wellness Talk- Feel the Heat: Hot Yoga for Health

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Leslie Filnow

    Leslie Filnow, owner of Earth Flow & Fire Yoga Studio and Earth Candy Juice Cafe will talk about the possible health benefits of doing yoga in a heated space. These benefits can include mindfulness, strength building, balance, flexibility and many more. Leslie will also discuss the importance of proper hydration and explain how a plant-based diet can complement a yoga practice. Hot Yoga changed her life and she is on a mission to help you change yours for the better. Learn more about her and her studio here: https://earthrockland.com/

    This event is co-sponsored by Destination Wellness Midcoast Maine and the Rockland Public Library.

    Events for February

    6th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

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

    11:00 AM

    Gypsy Visits the Library

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Meet Gypsy!

    After Wednesday storytime, join Naomi Howe and her therapy dog, a Scottish Deer Hound named Gypsy. Naomi will educate everyone on the proper ways to greet a new dog, then Gypsy will enjoy some time in the Children’s Room. Kids are welcome to use this time to practice their reading skills by reading to this furry friend.

    Gypsy is here after the 1st and 3rd storytimes of the month.

    Events for February

    7th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    06:30 PM

    Camden Conference Talk: The Wrong Goodbye for Chinese Hong Kong- a talk by author Xu Xi

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Author Xu Xi

    In Chinese, goodbye is 再見, meaning “see you again,” but for Hong Kong writer Xu Xi, her birthplace may not be one she can quite “see” again. Xu will talk about what Hong Kong is and is becoming through the lens of her two most recent books. As well, she will address the larger question of the shifting balance of superpowers — namely, China and the U.S.A. — that underpin the transnational world of much of her work.

    Xu Xi is author of five novels, seven collections of short fiction and/or essays, one memoir and editor or co-editor of four anthologies of Hong Kong writing in English. Her most recent titles are a novel That Man In Our Lives (C&R 2016), a memoir Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy For A City (Penguin, 2017) and Insignificance: Hong Kong Stories (Signal 8 2018). An Indonesian-Chinese-American diehard transnational, she previously inhabited the flight path connecting New York, Hong Kong and the South Island of New Zealand. These days, she splits her life, unevenly, between the state of New York and the rest of the world.

    Events for February

    8th

    02:30 PM

    Tech Tools: Introduction to Facebook

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Learn how to create an account, add pictures, find events, use messenger, find your family and friends, and share news with them. Join Miss Katie in navigating this social media tool. Please call to reserve a spot in the class.

    Events for February

    9th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    11:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Valentine for Mom

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Miss Jean has oodles of ideas for making your mother a very special valentine card. 10: 30 storytime will be followed by snacks & crafts in the Children’s Room.

    02:00 PM

    Podcast 101

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Josh Blackman

    In today’s internet-rich culture you may have come across the word “Podcast” and wondered what it was. Podcasts are a unique medium that cover a broad range of interests, and being audio-only they can be listened to while exercising, commuting, or just doing the dishes. Josh Blackman, a 9 year veteran of listening to and publishing his own podcasts, will present information on the benefits of podcasts, ways to find shows of interest, and how to subscribe on Apple or Android devices.

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    11Adult Art Workshop
    Adult Crafting: Vintage Valentines
    Council Meeting
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    12Rockin’ Storytime
    Style Party
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
    Impact of Fake News
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    13Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Canceled Harbor Trail Committee
    Zoning Board of Appeals – POSTPONED
    Audit Presentation
    TIF Presentation
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    14Dino Science!
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Creative Art Crew: Pom Pom Monsters
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Love Stories: True, Blue, Inconvenient, and Otherwise
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    15No Code Officer Available
    Love Your Library, Your Library Loves You Open House
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    16Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for February

    10th

    No Events
    Events for February

    11th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Valentine’s Day cards

    February Celebrations

    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on creating motifs for  celebrations of February:   Valentine’s Day,  Chinese New Year – the Year of the Pig, Black History Month. Each week will be a different subject. Knoth will provide instruction and guidance in drawing and creating the
    fantasy images of February’s celebrations. Participants will work with pencil, colored pencil, crayon, and papercut, with a focus on drawing in color.

    Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. FMI Knoth at 593-6085, or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    Knoth paints watercolors of Maine and whimsical animal scenes, which she offers as cards and prints. She teaches a free weekly children’s drawing class at Rockland Public Library, sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin. For more information about Knoth’s work visit www.catinkacards.com

     

    05:15 PM - 06:00 PM

    Adult Crafting: Vintage Valentines

    Rockland Public Library - Reading Room

    Why should kids have all the fun? Come join us in the Reference Room to cut, glue, and create your own Valentine card to celebrate your loved ones. This program is for adults and teens.

    Events for February

    12th

    08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie for stories, songs, and dances for children of all ages. Each week we will have a new theme and new ways to wiggle our sillies out.

    11:30 AM

    Style Party

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Families are welcome to come learn style tips from Kitty Hall, proprietor of C’est La Vie Consignment. Kitty will show you how to spruce up your wardrobe inexpensively using scarfs, jewelry, and more.

    Suitable for teens, families, and style conscious adults! This Community Room event will be followed by tea and crumpets.

     

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: President’s Day

    “Let’s Draw February’s Celebrations!”

    Children will draw images from February’s celebrations and traditions at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing drawing workshops led by artist Catinka Knoth. Young artists will draw a wide range of motifs. Valentine’s Day cards often have motifs such as hearts, birds, cupids, lace, ribbons, and roses. In honor of the presidents and Black History Month, students might also explore classic portraits and scenes. Chinese New Year 2019 is the Year of the Pig. Participants may explore traditional zodiac papercut designs, Chinese dragons, and Lion Dancers.

    Sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin, the workshops, for age 6 and up,are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. FMI – Jean Young, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

    06:00 PM

    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room

    Hosted by Jesse Ellis. Unlike a traditional class, this is a place for people to learn the basics of American Sign Language by doing, and grow by learning. It is a place for people to learn about Deaf Culture. Each week we will learn basics for conversational sign; you will build your language skills through conversing with others, asking questions about vocabulary and grammar. It is a voice-off environment; finger spelling is taught and encouraged. Jesse Ellis is fluent in sign language, tutored for 2.5 years in undergraduate school and attended Gallaudet University, a Deaf school for 3 years for her Masters degree.

    06:00 PM

    Impact of Fake News

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Chet Lunner

    Former journalist and retired executive Chet Lunner has a unique, 360-degree perspective on Fake News, the First Amendment, and an inside-the-Beltway view of our national government, having been a Maine newspaper editor, Congressional chief of staff, 9/11 press secretary, homeland security intelligence officer, and staffer to four Cabinet secretaries. He worked with, or consulted for USA Today, U.S. Congress, and the TSA and DHS.

    Events for February

    13th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

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

    Events for February

    14th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    03:45 PM

    Creative Art Crew: Pom Pom Monsters

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie in creating your own goofy, fuzzy friends. Learn how to wrap, tie, and cut yarn to make a love monster, cute monster, or a scary monster. You can decorate your desk or home with your monster, or use them to surprise your friends.

    This program is for adults and kids. All are welcome.

     

    06:30 PM

    Love Stories: True, Blue, Inconvenient, and Otherwise

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Have a love story you’re longing to tell? Or one you’d love to hear? Librarian Patty King & storyteller Caitlin Schick are hosting a gathering of stories devoted to that crazy thing called love. Interspersed through the evening, Caitlin & Patty will share their own stories, along with Chuck Gifford and a to be determined storyteller. In between, we want to hear from you. Please come and tell us your (mostly) unscripted 5-minute story about a person, place, possession, pet, or anything you deeply love (or have loved). Or just come and listen.

    Events for February

    15th

    04:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Love Your Library, Your Library Loves You Open House

    Rockland Public Library - Reading Room

    Welcome to our sixth annual community-building “Love Your Library; Your Library Loves You” Open House!  There is no charge for this fun-filled evening, and delicious soups, hot food, drinks, and desserts will be served. Jazz duo Bill Barnes and Doug Kennedy will provide music in the Reading Room. There will crafts led by local artist Susan Beebe (starting at 5) and activities for the kids, and also information about some resources you might not know about, and much, much more. New this year is a “Guess Who?” game where attendees will have an opportunity to attempt to identify Rockland Librarians based on photos of them from their youth.

    Those with a fine-free, current Rockland Public Library card are encouraged to put their name in for door prizes, which include an iPad and gift cards for local grocery stores and gas stations .

    Events for February

    16th

    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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    18
    19
    19Rockin’ Storytime
    Rockin’ & Roarin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    20
    20Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    Exploring REAL Fossils with Jon Wallace
    21
    21Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Dino Science!
    LEGO™ Club
    Ad-Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Reading Room Concert: Celtic Harpist Alex Bigney
    22
    22Dinosaur Mural
    23
    23Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for February

    17th

    No Events
    Events for February

    18th

    No Events
    Events for February

    19th

    08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie for stories, songs, and dances for children of all ages. Each week we will have a new theme and new ways to wiggle our sillies out.

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ & Roarin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie for a special Dino Week storytime full of stories, songs, and dances followed by two dino crafts.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Chinese New Year

    “Let’s Draw February’s Celebrations!”

    Children will draw images from February’s celebrations and traditions at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing drawing workshops led by artist Catinka Knoth. Young artists will draw a wide range of motifs. Valentine’s Day cards often have motifs such as hearts, birds, cupids, lace, ribbons, and roses. In honor of the presidents and Black History Month, students might also explore classic portraits and scenes. Chinese New Year 2019 is the Year of the Pig. Participants may explore traditional zodiac papercut designs, Chinese dragons, and Lion Dancers.

    Sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin, the workshops, for age 6 and up,are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. FMI – Jean Young, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

    Events for February

    20th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

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

    11:00 AM

    Gypsy Visits the Library

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    After Wednesday storytime, join Naomi Howe and her therapy dog, a Scottish Deer Hound named Gypsy. Naomi will educate everyone on the proper ways to greet a new dog, then Gypsy will enjoy some time in the Children’s Room. Kids are welcome to use this time to practice their reading skills by reading to this furry friend.

    Gypsy is here after the 1st and 3rd storytimes of the month.

    11:00 AM

    Exploring REAL Fossils with Jon Wallace

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Teacher Jon Wallace

    Learn, see, and touch real dinosaur fossils and hear the stories behind them. Our friend Jon Wallace has a passion for geology which began with a third grade teacher’s excitement about the subject. Since then he has pursued a degree in Geology from the University of Connecticut and then other degrees in the physical sciences. He was an award-winning high school science teacher in Meriden, Connecticut for over 32 years. He is excited to be here to help us celebrate Dino Week!

    Events for February

    21st

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    03:45 PM

    Dino Science!

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Ms. Jessie and Miss Katie for fossil fun and dino science experiments. Learn about the science of the Mesozoic Era and take part of your experiment home with you!

    04:15 PM

    LEGO™ Club

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Let’s build!

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

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

    06:30 PM

    Reading Room Concert: Celtic Harpist Alex Bigney

    Rockland Public Library - Reading Room

    Celtic Harpist Alex Bigney

    When Alex Bigney plays, the harp laughs, sighs, dances a jig, and cries a lament. His music carries on the tradition of his Nova Scotia heritage, with a repertoire that includes familiar Celtic tunes, along with many original compositions to get your toes tapping.

    Events for February

    22nd

    10:30 AM

    Dinosaur Mural

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Ms. Patty and Miss Katie for some dinosaur painting fun! Help us create a library mural that will be displayed for all to see!

    Events for February

    23rd

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

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    24Ice Rink Grand Opening Party
    25
    25Adult Art Workshop
    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
    Energy Committee Meeting
    26
    26Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    27
    27Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    STEM Workshop: Balloon Rockets
    28
    28Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Author Talk: Lisa Steele Maley- Without A Map
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
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    Events for February

    24th

    01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Ice Rink Grand Opening Party

    Harbor Park

    The City of Rockland and Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee invite the community to come out and celebrate the opening of a new ice rink at Harbor Park at the Public Landing. Hot chocolate and baked goodies will be served!

    The ice rink was installed by the City on January 25th, at the City’s Harbor Park at the Public Landing. The rink is free for anyone to use from dawn to 10:00 PM, pending weather and ice conditions. Just bring your skates!

    The grand opening party is also free and open to the public.

    Events for February

    25th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

     

    This week: Black History Month

    February Celebrations

    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on creating motifs for celebrations of February: Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year – the Year of the Pig, Black History Month. Each week will be a different subject. Knoth will provide instruction and guidance in drawing and creating the
    fantasy images of February’s celebrations. Participants will work with pencil, colored pencil, crayon, and papercut, with a focus on drawing in color.

    Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. FMI Knoth at 593-6085, or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    Knoth paints watercolors of Maine and whimsical animal scenes, which she offers as cards and prints. She teaches a free weekly children’s drawing class at Rockland Public Library, sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin. For more information about Knoth’s work visit www.catinkacards.com

    Events for February

    26th

    08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie for stories, songs, and dances for children of all ages. Each week we will have a new theme and new ways to wiggle our sillies out.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Black History Month

    “Let’s Draw February’s Celebrations!”

    Children will draw images from February’s celebrations and traditions at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing drawing workshops led by artist Catinka Knoth. Young artists will draw a wide range of motifs. Valentine’s Day cards often have motifs such as hearts, birds, cupids, lace, ribbons, and roses. In honor of the presidents and Black History Month, students might also explore classic portraits and scenes. Chinese New Year 2019 is the Year of the Pig. Participants may explore traditional zodiac papercut designs, Chinese dragons, and Lion Dancers.

    Sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin, the workshops, for age 6 and up,are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. FMI – Jean Young, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

    Events for February

    27th

    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.

    03:45 PM

    STEM Workshop: Balloon Rockets

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Learn how to propel a paper rocket using a balloon. Test your design and race your rocket against the rest of the group’s. Join Ms. Jessie & Miss Katie to learn about propulsion.

    Events for February

    28th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    02:00 PM

    Author Talk: Lisa Steele Maley- Without A Map

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    When Lisa Steele-Maley began helping her father navigate the details of a life interrupted by dementia, she was in unfamiliar territory. As a wilderness traveler, she was accustomed to adapting to ever-changing situations, but as her father’s health declined, the idea of finding stability seemed impossible. Lisa wasn’t sure she had the skills, experience, or patience to competently travel this path with him, but taking one step at a time, she found it was as simple—and as profound—as life in the wilderness: Be prepared, be present. Trust the process, stay close. Without a Map weaves together Lisa’s experience of caregiving with lessons gleaned from decades of wilderness travel, rural living, and parenting. Revealing the uncertainty, wisdom, love and reciprocity of a caregiving relationship, this memoir contributes a deeply personal perspective to the subjects of dementia and aging. Lisa lives in an aging farmhouse on the coast of Maine with her husband, two teenage sons, and a handful of animals. After the talk, books will be available for sale & signing.

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    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.

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    Contact the City of Rockland

    (207) 594-0300
    Rockland City Hall

    270 Pleasant Street Rockland, ME 04841
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