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EMERGENCY CITY-WIDE PARKING BAN IN EFFECT: The City of Rockland is declaring a snow emergency parking ban. This declared parking ban prohibits parking of any vehicles upon all of the city streets and municipal parking lots, starting at 12:00 AM on Sunday 1/20/19 to 8:00 AM on Monday 1/21/19, then again from 10:00 PM on Monday 1/21/19 to 6:00 AM Tuesday 1/22/19. During this timeframe, it shall be unlawful for any person to park or cause to be parked, or permit to remain parked, or to abandon or to leave unattended, any vehicle of any kind or description upon streets; provided, however, that vehicles may be parked for a period of no longer than ten minutes for actual loading or unloading of property, and provided further that no other ordinance restricting parking is thereby violated. Vehicles found in non- compliance with this Snow Emergency parking ban, which interfere with the operation of any snow removal equipment or any emergency vehicle will be towed. The City Manager or Director of Public Services shall effect such removal of vehicles through the Police Department of the city and the cost of removal and storage of any vehicle shall be paid by the owner or operator thereo
Main Street overflow parking during the Parking Ban will be at the Flanagan Community Center on Union Street.

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    2Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    City Council Executive Session
    Workshop: Business Park Zone
    3
    3Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    Ad Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Wacky Art Night for Adults
    4
    4REGISTRATION IS FULL: Shake Your Soul® and Let Your Yoga Dance® for EveryBody!
    5
    5Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    New Year Around the World
    Magic: The Gathering Club
    Events for January

    1st

    No Events
    Events for January

    2nd

    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 January

    3rd

    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

    Wacky Art Night for Adults

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Wacky Art Night is a relaxed evening of craft, inspiration, and foolishness. Forget about your piece of art being perfect–in fact, we encourage you to make the weirdest, most imperfect piece of art that you can!! The most outlandish creation will be awarded a prize! Art and craft supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring some of your own. This event is for adults, because why should the kids always get to have the fun?

    Events for January

    4th

    10:00 AM

    REGISTRATION IS FULL: Shake Your Soul® and Let Your Yoga Dance® for EveryBody!

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    *Registration is full. Stay tuned for additional movement classes in the future.*

    A four week series. Taught by independent dance instructor Katie Tranzillo. For adults of all ages and abilities—adaptations will be offered. Move to great music and feel good in your body. This body-spirit-fitness program combines elements of Shake Your Soul® and Let Your Yoga Dance® to reconnect us with our bodies and the joy of movement, with a basic fitness program of gentle cardio for strength, flexibility, and balance. With exciting world music and clear guidance, you will explore movements, music, and dances from around the world. Sign-up is required as space is limited. Please stop by the Reference Desk to register or call 594-0310. Part of the “Check Out Movement and Healthy Living at Your Library” Series.

    Events for January

    5th

    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

    New Year Around the World

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    The American New Year is here! Every family has different things they do to celebrate but did you know some cultures have New Year’s in a completely different month? We will be making crafts to mark our 2019 New Year while also learning about other cultures New Year’s holidays. There will also be traditional New Year’s snacks and games from other cultures as well! For families with children ages 12 and under, and no registration is needed.

    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.

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    7
    7Adult Art Workshop
    Agenda Setting Council Meeting & Workshop on Ord #48 Lot Sizes and Setbacks
    8
    8Rockin’ Storytime
    Rockin’ Storytime: Snow Pals
    CANCELLED: Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    POSTPONED: Author Talk: So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader? All the Dirt on Living the Good Life
    9
    9REDAC Meeting
    Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Harbor Trail Committee Meeting
    10
    10Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Creative Art Crew: Watercolor Garlands
    Collective Voices Talk: Boss Lady
    11
    11REGISTRATION IS FULL: Shake Your Soul® and Let Your Yoga Dance® for EveryBody!
    Tech Class: Microsoft Word
    12
    12Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Kid’s Scavenger Hunt
    Events for January

    6th

    No Events
    Events for January

    7th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Evergreens in snow and papercuts

    Winter Themes

    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on creating scenes such as evergreen trees in snow, lacy snow covered branches, buildings in a snowy landscape, winter animals, and winter sports. Each week will be a different subject.Led by Knoth, participants will create their own winter art. Each week is a different subject. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied.

    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 January

    8th

    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’ Storytime: Snow Pals

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Celebrate our first Rockin’ Storytime of 2019 with two special snowy crafts. Dance, sing, and listen to three snowman stories with Miss Katie, then create your own snow people to take home.

    04:00 PM

    CANCELLED: Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Polar Bears

    **Due to inclement weather, today’s drawing class has been cancelled.**

    “Let’s Draw Winter Animals and Scenes!”

    Children will draw winter animals and scenes this January, at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing drawing workshops led by artist Catinka Knoth. Participants draw and create along with Knoth as she demonstrates how to convey a variety of subjects. Winter subjects may include arctic animals such as snowflakes, polar bears, snowy owls, hares, and foxes; houses in a snowy landscape, and winter sports. Each week is a different focus.

    Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the workshops, which are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. The ongoing classes meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by the Friends of Rockland Library. FMI – Jean Young, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

     

     

    06:30 PM

    POSTPONED: Author Talk: So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader? All the Dirt on Living the Good Life

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Author Kirsten Lie-Nielsen

    **Due to inclement weather, the author talk has been postponed until Tuesday, May 7.**

    Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, a writer and farmer from Liberty, Maine, draws on personal experiences turning an old farm into a working, modern homestead and hopes to help folks who are looking to make the leap of going country. In this talk, she will illustrate her own experiences and share what she has learned, as well as offering some tips and tricks for surviving Maine winters with wood heat and caring for some of the most common homestead animals, sharing her personal take on the challenges and the joys of trying to live self-sufficiently.

    Events for January

    9th

    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 January

    10th

    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: Watercolor Garlands

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie in painting your own colorful garland to liven up the winter months. This program is for adults and children. All are welcome. You don’t have to be “creative” to join.

     

    06:30 PM

    Collective Voices Talk: Boss Lady

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Jayne Crosby Giles

    Susanne Ward

    Lee Schneller

     

     

     

     

     

    Co-sponsored with Midcoast Women. What are the characteristics of successful business leaders who are women? How much depends on personality, and how much on skill? Are there ways in which they differ from leaders who are men? Come listen to three “boss ladies” with decades of experience discuss the rewards and challenges of being a woman in charge. The presenters are: Lee Schneller Sligh, who founded Lee Schneller Fine Gardens in 1995, Susanne Ward, founder and current general manager of Rock City Cafe and Rock City Coffee Roasters, and Jayne Crosby Giles of Giles Consulting.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Events for January

    11th

    10:00 AM

    REGISTRATION IS FULL: Shake Your Soul® and Let Your Yoga Dance® for EveryBody!

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    *Registration is full. Stay tuned for additional movement classes in the future.*

    A four week series. Taught by independent dance instructor Katie Tranzillo. For adults of all ages and abilities—adaptations will be offered. Move to great music and feel good in your body. This body-spirit-fitness program combines elements of Shake Your Soul® and Let Your Yoga Dance® to reconnect us with our bodies and the joy of movement, with a basic fitness program of gentle cardio for strength, flexibility, and balance. With exciting world music and clear guidance, you will explore movements, music, and dances from around the world. Sign-up is required as space is limited. Please stop by the Reference Desk to register or call 594-0310. Part of the “Check Out Movement and Healthy Living at Your Library” Series.

    02:30 PM

    Tech Class: Microsoft Word

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Learn how to create and edit a document with Microsoft Word. Miss Katie will teach the basic formatting options, like how to bold text, adjust line spacing, and change the page alignment, as well as how to insert images and hyperlinks. Please bring a device that has Word, or call to reserve a library laptop.

    Events for January

    12th

    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

    Kid’s Scavenger Hunt

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Kids 12 and under can participate in a fun, FREE picture Scavenger Hunt in the Children’s Room. Find all 10 pictures hiding around the Children’s Room, then turn in your sheet for a free, small prize from the treasure chest. Limit once per child, please.

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    14
    14Adult Art Workshop
    Council Meeting
    15
    15Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Energy Committee Meeting
    Harbor Management Commission
    16
    16Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    STEM Workshop: Flexagons
    17
    17Baby Time with Miss Katie
    LEGO™ Club
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Reading Room Concert: Miners Creek
    18
    18REGISTRATION IS FULL: Shake Your Soul® and Let Your Yoga Dance® for EveryBody!
    19
    19Adult Coloring Club
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for January

    13th

    No Events
    Events for January

    14th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Winter scenes

    Winter Themes

    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on creating scenes such as evergreen trees in snow, lacy snow covered branches, buildings in a snowy landscape, winter animals, and winter sports. Each week will be a different subject.Led by Knoth, participants will create their own winter art. Each week is a different subject. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied.

    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.

    Events for January

    15th

    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: Penguins

    “Let’s Draw Winter Animals and Scenes!”

    Children will draw winter animals and scenes this January, at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing drawing workshops led by artist Catinka Knoth. Participants draw and create along with Knoth as she demonstrates how to convey a variety of subjects. Winter subjects may include arctic animals such as snowflakes, polar bears, snowy owls, hares, and foxes; houses in a snowy landscape, and winter sports. Each week is a different focus.

    Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the workshops, which are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. The ongoing classes meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by the Friends of Rockland Library. FMI – Jean Young, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

    Events for January

    16th

    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.

    03:45 PM

    STEM Workshop: Flexagons

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Jessie and Miss Katie for some geometric fun! Learn how to fold paper to change the art or message displayed. Discover the shapes and sizes of flexagons and make a couple of your own to bring home.

    Events for January

    17th

    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

    Reading Room Concert: Miners Creek

    Rockland Public Library - Reading Room

    Progressive bluegrass at its best. Miners Creek fuses Bluegrass with pop, rock, jazz, folk, Latin, Appalachian, gospel and blues. Their rich three and four part harmonies, infectious music, driving rhythm and a whole lot of humor will make you smile, tap your feet and feel a happy glow long after the concert in over. Founded in October 2013, the band performs extensively in and around New England with a few sojourns further afield. Miners Creek is: Resa (guitar/mandolin/banjo) and Whitney Randolph (banjo), lead vocalist Emma Theobalds, fiddler Emily Horne Jeffries and bassist Ethan Hotchkiss.

    Events for January

    18th

    10:00 AM

    REGISTRATION IS FULL: Shake Your Soul® and Let Your Yoga Dance® for EveryBody!

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    *Registration is full. Stay tuned for additional movement classes in the future.*

    A four week series. Taught by independent dance instructor Katie Tranzillo. For adults of all ages and abilities—adaptations will be offered. Move to great music and feel good in your body. This body-spirit-fitness program combines elements of Shake Your Soul® and Let Your Yoga Dance® to reconnect us with our bodies and the joy of movement, with a basic fitness program of gentle cardio for strength, flexibility, and balance. With exciting world music and clear guidance, you will explore movements, music, and dances from around the world. Sign-up is required as space is limited. Please stop by the Reference Desk to register or call 594-0310. Part of the “Check Out Movement and Healthy Living at Your Library” Series.

    Events for January

    19th

    10:00 AM

    Adult Coloring Club

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Adult Coloring Club is on the third Saturday of every month. Bring your coffee, bring a friend, come relax with our free monthly coloring activity for adults. No experience necessary, all materials provided.

    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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    21
    21Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    22
    22Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
    23
    23Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    24
    24Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Author Talk: Nancy Harmon Jenkins on the Mediterranean Diet
    Ad Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    25
    25REGISTRATION IS FULL: Shake Your Soul® and Let Your Yoga Dance® for EveryBody!
    26
    26Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Special Storytime: Meet a Barn Brownie
    Events for January

    20th

    No Events
    Events for January

    21st

    Events for January

    22nd

    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: Winter themes, scenes, and sports

    “Let’s Draw Winter Animals and Scenes!”

    Children will draw winter animals and scenes this January, at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing drawing workshops led by artist Catinka Knoth. Participants draw and create along with Knoth as she demonstrates how to convey a variety of subjects. Winter subjects may include arctic animals such as snowflakes, polar bears, snowy owls, hares, and foxes; houses in a snowy landscape, and winter sports. Each week is a different focus.

    Local patrons Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the program, which is free with all materials supplied, and hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. Contact Jean Young, children’s librarian, at 594-0310 for more information.

     

     

     

     

    06:30 PM

    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room

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

    Events for January

    23rd

    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 January

    24th

    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: Nancy Harmon Jenkins on the Mediterranean Diet

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    The Mediterranean diet has been hailed by everyone from food writers to nutritional scientists to cardiologists as a great way for Americans to get a grip on better health for themselves and their families. But what is it exactly? And how can you translate it into good food for yourself and your loved ones? Join food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins, author of The New Mediterranean Diet, a nationally recognized authority on the subject (and also on one of its prime components, extra-virgin olive oil), as she explains what the diet is and what it’s not–and especially why it’s not a restrictive “eat-this-not-that” kind of diet, but rather an entirely easy and delicious way to bring good health into your kitchen and onto your table. And to have fun doing so. Nancy will have copies of The New Mediterranean Diet and also of her more recent Virgin Territory  available for sale and signing.

    Events for January

    25th

    10:00 AM

    REGISTRATION IS FULL: Shake Your Soul® and Let Your Yoga Dance® for EveryBody!

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    *Registration is full. Stay tuned for additional movement classes in the future.*

    A four week series. Taught by independent dance instructor Katie Tranzillo. For adults of all ages and abilities—adaptations will be offered. Move to great music and feel good in your body. This body-spirit-fitness program combines elements of Shake Your Soul® and Let Your Yoga Dance® to reconnect us with our bodies and the joy of movement, with a basic fitness program of gentle cardio for strength, flexibility, and balance. With exciting world music and clear guidance, you will explore movements, music, and dances from around the world. Sign-up is required as space is limited. Please stop by the Reference Desk to register or call 594-0310. Part of the “Check Out Movement and Healthy Living at Your Library” Series.

    Events for January

    26th

    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

    Special Storytime: Meet a Barn Brownie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Come meet Waldoboro artist and writer Chris Derby as she shares her little stuffed friend – a New England Barn Brownie! He is so cute and he needs to find a new place to live as his own barn is falling into disrepair. Brownies “must find a new place to live or will perish with the barn!” Come meet this cutie as writer Chris Derby shares his adventures!

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    28
    28Adult Art Workshop
    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
    29
    29Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    30
    30Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    31
    31Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Film Screening and Discussion: Seven Songs for a Long Life
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    Events for January

    27th

    No Events
    Events for January

    28th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Penguins

    Winter Themes

    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on creating scenes such as evergreen trees in snow, lacy snow covered branches, buildings in a snowy landscape, winter animals, and winter sports. Each week will be a different subject.Led by Knoth, participants will create their own winter art. Each week is a different subject. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied.

    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.

    Events for January

    29th

    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: Arctic animals

    “Let’s Draw Winter Animals and Scenes!”

    Children will draw winter animals and scenes this January, at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing drawing workshops led by artist Catinka Knoth. Participants draw and create along with Knoth as she demonstrates how to convey a variety of subjects. Winter subjects may include arctic animals such as snowflakes, polar bears, snowy owls, hares, and foxes; houses in a snowy landscape, and winter sports. Each week is a different focus.

    Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently and encourages adults to join in the drawing fun. Local patrons Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the program, which is free with all materials supplied, and hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. Contact Jean Young, children’s librarian, at 594-0310 for more information.

     

     

    Events for January

    30th

    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 January

    31st

    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

    Film Screening and Discussion: Seven Songs for a Long Life

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Hospice care is rarely associated with singing and laughter, but at Strathcarron it’s different. At this remarkable Scottish hospice center, patients face pain, uncertainty and the possibility of life’s end with song and humor. Four years in the making, Seven Songs for a Long Life includes a hit parade of tunes belted out by patients and caregivers alike between reflections on life, love and mortality. Sinatra and R.E.M. have never been sung with more heart. The film illuminates a journey we will all take eventually, and shows how the songs we love best can help guide us. Following the film, a representative from Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers Continuing Education Committee will lead a discussion about the film and talk about hospice.

    Alerts & Announcements

    EMERGENCY CITY-WIDE PARKING BAN IN EFFECT: The City of Rockland is declaring a snow emergency parking ban. This declared parking ban prohibits parking of any vehicles upon all of the city streets and municipal parking lots, starting at 12:00 AM on Sunday 1/20/19 to 8:00 AM on Monday 1/21/19, then again from 10:00 PM on Monday 1/21/19 to 6:00 AM Tuesday 1/22/19. During this timeframe, it shall be unlawful for any person to park or cause to be parked, or permit to remain parked, or to abandon or to leave unattended, any vehicle of any kind or description upon streets; provided, however, that vehicles may be parked for a period of no longer than ten minutes for actual loading or unloading of property, and provided further that no other ordinance restricting parking is thereby violated. Vehicles found in non- compliance with this Snow Emergency parking ban, which interfere with the operation of any snow removal equipment or any emergency vehicle will be towed. The City Manager or Director of Public Services shall effect such removal of vehicles through the Police Department of the city and the cost of removal and storage of any vehicle shall be paid by the owner or operator thereo
    Main Street overflow parking during the Parking Ban will be at the Flanagan Community Center on Union Street.

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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.

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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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