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    1Maine Lobster Festival August 1 – 5 2018
    Last Day For Poetry Contest Submission
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
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    2Maine Lobster Festival August 1 – 5 2018
    Farmers’ Market Storytime
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Healthy Food Workshop: Smoothies 101
    ASL Silent Social Hour
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    3Maine Lobster Festival August 1 – 5 2018
    Lobster Hats with Miss Jean
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    4Maine Lobster Festival August 1 – 5 2018
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Magic: The Gathering Club
    Events for August

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    Maine Lobster Festival August 1 – 5 2018

    Harbor Park

    From August 1st through August 5th 2018 the Maine Lobster Festival will be going on at the Rockland Public Landing.  This event is fun for the entire family.  If you are planning to attend the Maine Lobster Festival or just passing through please be aware that there will be a significant increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic.  Please Drive Careful.

    DETOUR & ROAD CLOSURE.

    On Saturday August 4th there will be the Maine Lobster Festival Parade will be traveling south on North Main Street and Main Street.  From 8:30am until about 30 minutes after the parade ends (Approximately 1:00pm) the parade route will be shut down to vehicle traffic.  If you want to get a good spot or have to do business in this area please plan to to it before or after the parade times.

    On Sunday August 5th at around 9:00pm there will be the Maine Lobster Festival road race.  This will be starting in the area of the Maine Lobster Festival entrance and going up Main Street.  This will close Main Street for a brief amount of time.

    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Last Day For Poetry Contest Submission

    Submit your poems for the Annual Poetry Month Contest: Speak Out! by 5:00 PM today. You may mail submissions to Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., Rockland, ME 04841 or emailed to rocklandlibrary207@gmail.com. Emailed submissions must be time-stamped before 5:00 PM and the poem must be attached as a PDF or Word document.
    Full contest details may be found at Poetry Contest 2018 Rules.

    10:30 AM - 11:30 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.

    Events for August

    2nd

    All of the day

    Maine Lobster Festival August 1 – 5 2018

    Harbor Park

    From August 1st through August 5th 2018 the Maine Lobster Festival will be going on at the Rockland Public Landing.  This event is fun for the entire family.  If you are planning to attend the Maine Lobster Festival or just passing through please be aware that there will be a significant increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic.  Please Drive Careful.

    DETOUR & ROAD CLOSURE.

    On Saturday August 4th there will be the Maine Lobster Festival Parade will be traveling south on North Main Street and Main Street.  From 8:30am until about 30 minutes after the parade ends (Approximately 1:00pm) the parade route will be shut down to vehicle traffic.  If you want to get a good spot or have to do business in this area please plan to to it before or after the parade times.

    On Sunday August 5th at around 9:00pm there will be the Maine Lobster Festival road race.  This will be starting in the area of the Maine Lobster Festival entrance and going up Main Street.  This will close Main Street for a brief amount of time.

    09:00 AM

    Farmers’ Market Storytime

    Harbor Park

    Look for the Rockland Public Library banner and join librarians and members of the Friends Board for fun stories at the market. They will be there with books and other good things!

    Storytimes will not be held in inclement weather.

    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

    Healthy Food Workshop: Smoothies 101

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Librarian Patty will help you explore the wonderful world of smoothies! Smoothies are great as meals or snacks and do not have to be purely fruit based. Patty will discuss a variety of smoothies (including green and vegan) and their benefits. Participants will get to taste and make their own smoothie blends and take away recipes, as well.

    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 August

    3rd

    All of the day

    Maine Lobster Festival August 1 – 5 2018

    Harbor Park

    From August 1st through August 5th 2018 the Maine Lobster Festival will be going on at the Rockland Public Landing.  This event is fun for the entire family.  If you are planning to attend the Maine Lobster Festival or just passing through please be aware that there will be a significant increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic.  Please Drive Careful.

    DETOUR & ROAD CLOSURE.

    On Saturday August 4th there will be the Maine Lobster Festival Parade will be traveling south on North Main Street and Main Street.  From 8:30am until about 30 minutes after the parade ends (Approximately 1:00pm) the parade route will be shut down to vehicle traffic.  If you want to get a good spot or have to do business in this area please plan to to it before or after the parade times.

    On Sunday August 5th at around 9:00pm there will be the Maine Lobster Festival road race.  This will be starting in the area of the Maine Lobster Festival entrance and going up Main Street.  This will close Main Street for a brief amount of time.

    11:00 AM

    Lobster Hats with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Let’s get ready for the Saturday parade!

    Come to the Children’s Room and we’ll make Lobster Hats you can wear tomorrow! All materials provided, all ages welcome.

    Events for August

    4th

    All of the day

    Maine Lobster Festival August 1 – 5 2018

    Harbor Park

    From August 1st through August 5th 2018 the Maine Lobster Festival will be going on at the Rockland Public Landing.  This event is fun for the entire family.  If you are planning to attend the Maine Lobster Festival or just passing through please be aware that there will be a significant increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic.  Please Drive Careful.

    DETOUR & ROAD CLOSURE.

    On Saturday August 4th there will be the Maine Lobster Festival Parade will be traveling south on North Main Street and Main Street.  From 8:30am until about 30 minutes after the parade ends (Approximately 1:00pm) the parade route will be shut down to vehicle traffic.  If you want to get a good spot or have to do business in this area please plan to to it before or after the parade times.

    On Sunday August 5th at around 9:00pm there will be the Maine Lobster Festival road race.  This will be starting in the area of the Maine Lobster Festival entrance and going up Main Street.  This will close Main Street for a brief amount of time.

    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.

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    5Maine Lobster Festival August 1 – 5 2018
    6
    6Adult Art Workshop
    Special City Council Meeting – Agenda Setting
    7
    7Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    Destination Wellness Talk: Do Your Organs Have Roots? How Your Emotions Influence Your Health
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    8Housing Task Force Meeting, “Tiny Houses” sub-committee
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    Explore Geology with 4H-Part 2
    Harbor Trail Committee Meeting
    Spider Saloff’s American Songbook with a Twist: A Friends of Rockland Library Fundraiser Event
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    9Farmers’ Market Storytime
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Creative Art Crew: Rock Art
    Parks Commission Meeting
    Lawn Concert: Mes Amis
    ASL Silent Social Hour
    10
    10Maine Boats, Homes, & Harbors show August 10 – 12 2018
    Last Day For Free Breakfast and Lunch for Kids & Teens
    Housing Task Force, McLain School Subcommittee
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    11Maine Boats, Homes, & Harbors show August 10 – 12 2018
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Adult Summer Reading Coffee and Book Chat
    Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Finale Concert: The Gawler Family
    Events for August

    5th

    All of the day

    Maine Lobster Festival August 1 – 5 2018

    Harbor Park

    From August 1st through August 5th 2018 the Maine Lobster Festival will be going on at the Rockland Public Landing.  This event is fun for the entire family.  If you are planning to attend the Maine Lobster Festival or just passing through please be aware that there will be a significant increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic.  Please Drive Careful.

    DETOUR & ROAD CLOSURE.

    On Saturday August 4th there will be the Maine Lobster Festival Parade will be traveling south on North Main Street and Main Street.  From 8:30am until about 30 minutes after the parade ends (Approximately 1:00pm) the parade route will be shut down to vehicle traffic.  If you want to get a good spot or have to do business in this area please plan to to it before or after the parade times.

    On Sunday August 5th at around 9:00pm there will be the Maine Lobster Festival road race.  This will be starting in the area of the Maine Lobster Festival entrance and going up Main Street.  This will close Main Street for a brief amount of time.

    Events for August

    6th

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Marshall Point Lighthouse 

    Catinka Knoth will teach drawing Midcoast Maine lighthouse and boat scenes, Mondays in August. Participants make their own lighthouse and boat drawings using colored pencils and crayons. Each week is a different scene.

    Participants will learn in the first session how to make a drawing of Marshall Point Light. Knoth will show how to depict the white forms of the tower, the pylons, and the walkway, by making the “negative” shapes of the deep blue sea that shows behind these objects. The dark
    turret and cap of the building will appear with the use of minimal strokes. Broad swaths of crayon marks and accent strokes will suggest the rocky shoreline. The dark green of Hupper’s Island in the background provides further negative shapes to define the walkway. This is a subject that needs no preliminary line drawing.

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

    Events for August

    7th

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's 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. This special storytime continues unil August 7th.

    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Let’s draw Maine lighthouses and boats!

    Let’s Draw a Collection of August Maine Memories!

    Children will continue exploring Maine memories this summer at the weekly drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Knoth leads children, (and adults), ages 6 and up, in follow-along drawings on a variety of motifs. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult.

    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

    Destination Wellness Talk: Do Your Organs Have Roots? How Your Emotions Influence Your Health

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Tobey Williamson

    Eastern and Western medicine are often understood to be dealing with completely different aspects of human health. In this talk, Tobey Williamson, L.Ac, Owner, Acupuncturist and Herbalist at Good Hearth Eastern Medical Arts will explain how these two paradigms for understanding the body are more like looking through different windows into the same room. Other forms of healing have a much longer history than the currently dominant Western Allopathic Medicine. Just a few decades ago doctors still prescribed the herbal remedies that are the more holistic precursors to today’s pharmaceuticals. Because of their better results in some circumstances, traditional forms of natural healing and illness prevention have begun to merge with and influence how “conventional” medicine is practiced.

    Events for August

    8th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 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.

    11:00 AM

    Explore Geology with 4H-Part 2

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Kathryn Jensen, from the Knox/Lincoln University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is back to further explore rocks, minerals, and gems! How do minerals form? What are they, and how are they different from rocks? Find out what can be found in your own back yard or even outer space. This is a continuation of July’s program with Kathryn, however all are welcome to come and learn with new activities! This is program is appropriate for all ages; children under 10 need to be accompanied by an adult.

    07:00 PM

    Spider Saloff’s American Songbook with a Twist: A Friends of Rockland Library Fundraiser Event

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    The Friends of Rockland Public Library are pleased to present award-winning vocalist, Spider Saloff in an evening of The American Songbook. Her classic jazz style and her comedic story telling about the works of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and many more will make this an evening not to miss. Saloff will be accompanied by Dick White, guitar and Spike Hyssong, bass; both of whom are well-known Maine-based artists.

    Saloff is known as one of the great interpreters of the songbook and worked directly with the Gershwin family as well as being endorsed by the Irving Berlin Estate. The New York Times noted “a wicked way with a lyric and a glint of well-controlled mischief.” The Chicago Tribune called her singing “slyly sophisticated, easily, accessible, Saloff stands out as an ideal.”
    Tickets go on sale Friday for $20 in advance, available at the Circulation Desk of the Library or by contacting friendsofrocklandpubliclibrary@gmail.com or $25 at the door. Seating is limited to 75. The Community Room is on the lower level of the Library. Enter at the basement level door, not the main entrances.

    Events for August

    9th

    09:00 AM

    Farmers’ Market Storytime

    Harbor Park

    Look for the Rockland Public Library banner and join librarians and members of the Friends Board for fun stories at the market. They will be there with books and other good things!

    Storytimes will not be held in inclement weather.

    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: Rock Art

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    All ages join Miss Katie in painting your own beautiful rocks using a q-tip!

    06:30 PM

    Lawn Concert: Mes Amis

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Mes Amis

    Join us on the library lawn for a concert that’s sure to get you dancing– Mes Amis means “my friends,” but it also means Gypsy Jazz! Led by guitarist, vocalist and composer Steve Lynnworth – and featuring Shane Ellis on clarinet and saxophone, Harry Richter on rhythm guitar and Wells Gordon on upright bass – the quartet plays an infectious mix of traditional Gypsy, Latin and American jazz standards along with many of Steve’s original compositions. Appealing to listeners young and old alike, the insistent rhythms, bouncing bass lines and sweetly intricate melodies are easy on the ears for those unfamiliar with jazz, and yet can stand the scrutiny of an aficionado. As it was so aptly put by Rich Tozier, host of MPBN Radio’s Jazz Tonight, “Who couldn’t like that?”

    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 August

    10th

    Events for August

    11th

    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.

    10:30 AM

    Adult Summer Reading Coffee and Book Chat

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room

    Hey Adult Summer Readers! Bring your reading logs and join us for coffee/tea and snacks in the Board Room. Let’s talk about the books we read/listened to, and be awarded final prizes!

     

    11:00 AM

    Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Finale Concert: The Gawler Family

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    The Gawler Family Band

    Come listen and sing along with this fun-loving, folk-singing, fiddle-playing popular Maine family band. They are the closing act of our Library Rocks! Summer Reading Program. (Be sure to have all your paperwork in on August 10.) After the concert the Summer Reading Prizes will be awarded and ice cream served. All who participated in the Summer Reading Program will go home with a bag full of prizes and the top readers will be entered into the bike raffle. We have ten bikes, courtesy of the Masonic Members of Knox Lodge #189, to be awarded.

    Folks that did not participate in Summer Reading are still welcome to come and watch this great family band.

     

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    12Maine Boats, Homes, & Harbors show August 10 – 12 2018
    13
    13Adult Art Workshop
    Special Council Meeting, Executive Session (Hardship Abatement)
    City Council Meeting
    14
    14Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Parking Committee Meeting
    15
    15“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    16
    16Farmers’ Market Storytime
    Housing Task Force Meeting, “Tiny Houses” sub-committee
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Parks Commission Meeting
    LEGO™ Club
    Author Talk: Paul Doiron
    ASL Silent Social Hour
    17
    18
    18Fourth Annual Friends of Rockland Public Library Annual Tag Sale!
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Watermelon Day
    Events for August

    12th

    Events for August

    13th

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: The Rockland Breakwater

    Catinka Knoth will teach drawing Midcoast Maine lighthouse and boat scenes, Mondays in August. Participants make their own lighthouse and boat drawings using colored pencils and crayons. Each week is a different scene.

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

    Events for August

    14th

    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Let’s Draw Maine Farming Scenes!

    Let’s Draw a Collection of August Maine Memories!

    Children will continue exploring Maine memories this summer at the weekly drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Knoth leads children, (and adults), ages 6 and up, in follow-along drawings on a variety of motifs. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult.

    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 August

    15th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 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 August

    16th

    09:00 AM

    Farmers’ Market Storytime

    Harbor Park

    Look for the Rockland Public Library banner and join librarians and members of the Friends Board for fun stories at the market. They will be there with books and other good things!

    Storytimes will not be held in inclement weather.

    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

    Author Talk: Paul Doiron

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Paul Doiron

    Local author Paul Doiron will read from and talk about Stay Hidden, the ninth and newest book in his crime series featuring Maine game warden Mike Bowditch. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Paul Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, including The Poacher’s Son, which won the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, a Macavity Award, and a Thriller Award for Best First Novel. l A native of Maine, he attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English, and he holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College.

     

    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 August

    17th

    No Events
    Events for August

    18th

    08:00 AM

    Fourth Annual Friends of Rockland Public Library Annual Tag Sale!

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Here comes the best yard sale in Rockland! Mark your calendars for this great event!  It’s a wonderful fundraiser by the Friends of Rockland Public Library, in support of the Library, with terrific bargains–and–a great way to get rid of those unwanted items cluttering up your space (and making room for new things).

    If you have items to donate, please contact Jeanie Schaden (593-7112 jamesschaden@yahoo.com) or Rebecca Albright (975-3946) becalbright@roadrunner.com) to make arrangements to drop off items, or have them picked up by the Friends.

     

    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.

    11:30 AM

    Watermelon Day

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Watermelon Windsock

    Watermelon Day! We will be eating watermelon, listening to watermelon stories, and making watermelon windsocks to take home. What better way to salute the Summer Season than to celebrate watermelons!

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    20
    20Special City Council Meeting – Medical Marijuana Moritorium
    Adult Art Workshop
    21
    21A Visit from Chewonki: Tide Pools
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Local History Talk: A History of Blues in Rockland
    22
    22Housing Task Force Meeting, “Tiny Houses” sub-committee
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    STEM Workshop: Bag Ice Cream
    Ad Hoc Harbor Management Planning Committee
    23
    23Farmers’ Market Storytime
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    REDAC Meeting
    Film: Hairspray
    ASL Silent Social Hour
    24
    24Housing Task Force, McLain School Subcommittee
    25
    25Book Club: Catching Up With the Classics
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for August

    19th

    No Events
    Events for August

    20th

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Sailboats by the Breakwater

    Catinka Knoth will teach drawing Midcoast Maine lighthouse and boat scenes, Mondays in August. Participants make their own lighthouse and boat drawings using colored pencils and crayons. Each week is a different scene.

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

    Events for August

    21st

    02:00 PM

    A Visit from Chewonki: Tide Pools

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Chewonki staff discuss tide pools with students

    Chewonki Traveling Natural History Program presents, “Tide Pools” in the Community Room. “Using this interactive traveling display, participants will dip their hands into the three zones of Maine’s rocky intertidal ecosystem and touch some of the ocean’s most magnificent species.”

     

    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Let’s Draw Maine Summer Birds!

    Let’s Draw a Collection of August Maine Memories!

    Children will continue exploring Maine memories this summer at the weekly drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Knoth leads children, (and adults), ages 6 and up, in follow-along drawings on a variety of motifs. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult.

    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

    Local History Talk: A History of Blues in Rockland

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Paul Benjamin

    Co-sponsored with the Rockland Historical Society. Blues promoter Paul Benjamin will tell a history of the Blues in Rockland and autograph copies of his new book, Heart of Blues:25 Years of the North Atlantic Blues Festival. Benjamin was a Marine, a Rockland policeman, and a private detective before getting involved in bringing the Blues to Rockland. In 1994, Gil Merriam, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, suggested he move the festival to the Public Landing. Thus, the North Atlantic Blues Festival was born and now draws crowds of over 16,000 people. Following the program we will adjourn to the historical society museum for refreshments and conversation

    Events for August

    22nd

    10:30 AM - 11:30 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.

    03:45 PM

    STEM Workshop: Bag Ice Cream

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Learn about the effect of temperature on the speed of molecules. Join Ms. Jessie and Miss Katie in making your own ice cream to take home.

    This program has a sign up sheet to make sure there are enough supplies for everyone. Call the library to reserve your spot, 594-0310.

    Events for August

    23rd

    09:00 AM

    Farmers’ Market Storytime

    Harbor Park

    Look for the Rockland Public Library banner and join librarians and members of the Friends Board for fun stories at the market. They will be there with books and other good things!

    Storytimes will not be held in inclement weather.

    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: Hairspray

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

      Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic John Waters film, Hairspray! When Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen, auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show, she beats out the spiteful Amber von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick), winning over Amber’s boyfriend (Michael St. Gerard) in the process. After meeting some black students at her school, Tracy begins to push for more racial integration on the dance show. This gets her into trouble on many sides, especially with Amber’s pushy parents (Sonny Bono, Deborah Harry).

    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 August

    24th

    Events for August

    25th

    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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    27
    27Adult Art Workshop
    Energy Committee Meeting
    28
    28Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Harbor Management Commission Meeting
    29
    29“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    Rockland Library Historical Tour
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    30Farmers’ Market Storytime
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Talk: Astrophotographer Mike Taylor
    ASL Silent Social Hour
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    Events for August

    26th

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    Events for August

    27th

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Lobster boats by Marshall Point

    Catinka Knoth will teach drawing Midcoast Maine lighthouse and boat scenes, Mondays in August. Participants make their own lighthouse and boat drawings using colored pencils and crayons. Each week is a different scene.

    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 August

    28th

    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Let’s Draw a Maine County Fair!

    Let’s Draw a Collection of August Maine Memories!

    Children will continue exploring Maine memories this summer at the weekly drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Knoth leads children, (and adults), ages 6 and up, in follow-along drawings on a variety of motifs. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult.

    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 August

    29th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 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.

    02:30 PM

    Rockland Library Historical Tour

    Which President spoke from the library lawn?  What does the library keep in that big safe? Whose busts are watching over the Reading Room? Join librarians Patty and Jessie on a library tour and learn the answers to these questions and more! What do you really know about the Rockland Librarians? We’ll also have a special focus on some stories about the past head librarians of the Rockland Library.

    Events for August

    30th

    09:00 AM

    Farmers’ Market Storytime

    Harbor Park

    Look for the Rockland Public Library banner and join librarians and members of the Friends Board for fun stories at the market. They will be there with books and other good things!

    Storytimes will not be held in inclement weather.

    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

    Talk: Astrophotographer Mike Taylor

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Mike Taylor, astrophotographer, will show many of his photographs and discuss best techniques for photographing the night sky. Taylor Photography’s landscape astrophotography and scenic/nature images & articles have been featured on NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day, Huffington Post, The Weather Channel, NBC News, Viral Nova, Discovery.com, Mashable.com, Down East magazine, UNILAD, Outdoor Photography Magazine and multiple other science websites and social media pages. Mike is also a contributing member of the International Dark-Sky Association and he has been working in conjunction with their organization to help raise public awareness of artificial light pollution and its negative effects on human health, wildlife, safety and energy waste.

     

    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 August

    31st

    No Events

    Alerts & Announcements

    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
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    270 Pleasant Street Rockland, ME 04841
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