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    2Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for June

    1st

    No Events
    Events for June

    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.

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    4Broadway closed 6/4 – 6/7 2018
    Adult Art Workshop
    City Council Meeting
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
    5
    5Broadway closed 6/4 – 6/7 2018
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Destination Wellness Talk: Find Balance and Healing with Bowenwork
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    6Broadway closed 6/4 – 6/7 2018
    “Wednesday Walker” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
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    7Broadway closed 6/4 – 6/7 2018
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Parks Commission Meeting
    Nutrition Series: Eating Better on a Budget- Fruits & Veggies
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    9Friends’ Annual Book, Bake, and Plant Sale
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for June

    3rd

    No Events
    Events for June

    4th

    Broadway closed 6/4 – 6/7 2018

    Between Park Street and Pleasant Street, Broadway will be closed for Railroad repair.  This repair will start on Monday 6/4.  They will be working to try to complete the job as quickly as possible.

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Hummingbirds & rhododendrons

    Local artist Catinka Knoth will lead a series of free drawing classes for adults on creating birds and floral or berry motif art and cards, at Rockland Public Library. Participants will create art using pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and sometimes scissors, with an emphasis on drawing in color. Students do warm-up practices before working on final drawings. Each week is a different bird and plant combination – birds such as hummingbirds, cedar waxwings,
    and cardinals. Knoth will give instruction and guidance. She invites students of all levels to come make art in this communal and diverse environment.

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

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

    06:30 PM

    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour

    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 June

    5th

    Broadway closed 6/4 – 6/7 2018

    Between Park Street and Pleasant Street, Broadway will be closed for Railroad repair.  This repair will start on Monday 6/4.  They will be working to try to complete the job as quickly as possible.

    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: summer activities and trips to the shore

    Children will explore ‘early summer’ themes for this month’s children’s drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. June provides subjects such as summer
    activities and seashore scenes; Father’s Day cards; floral scenes with poppies, roses, lilacs, and lupine; and 4th of July celebrations. Students follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates drawing a variety of motifs. Knoth gears the classes for age 6 and up, including the
    young at heart. She expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under need adult accompaniment, according to Library policy.

    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: Find Balance and Healing with Bowenwork

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Sherrie Clark

    Patty Kitchen

    Practitioners Patty Kitchen and Sherrie Clark will explain and demonstrate how a series of Bowenwork therapy sessions may reset, refresh, and reboot the body’s ability to heal itself. Bowenwork is a gentle, soft-tissue relaxation technique developed in Australia in the 1950’s that has spread throughout the world due to its effective, noninvasive maneuvers that support the body’s innate intelligence and tendency to find health and balance.

    Events for June

    6th

    Broadway closed 6/4 – 6/7 2018

    Between Park Street and Pleasant Street, Broadway will be closed for Railroad repair.  This repair will start on Monday 6/4.  They will be working to try to complete the job as quickly as possible.

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walker” 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 June

    7th

    Broadway closed 6/4 – 6/7 2018

    Between Park Street and Pleasant Street, Broadway will be closed for Railroad repair.  This repair will start on Monday 6/4.  They will be working to try to complete the job as quickly as possible.

    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

    Nutrition Series: Eating Better on a Budget- Fruits & Veggies

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Fruits & veggies!

    With Nancy Wood of Knox County Community Health Coalition. Discover the many benefits of adding vegetables and fruits to your meals. They are low in fat and calories, while providing fiber and other key nutrients. Most Americans should eat more than 3 cups — and for some, up to 6 cups — of vegetables and fruits each day. Vegetables and fruits don’t just add nutrition to meals. They can also add color, flavor, and texture. Explore creative ways to bring these healthy foods to your table. Registration is recommended as Nancy will be preparing food tastings, but it is not required.

    Events for June

    8th

    No Events
    Events for June

    9th

    08:30 AM - 01:00 PM

    Friends’ Annual Book, Bake, and Plant Sale

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    The annual book, plant and bake Sale at the Rockland Public Library will take place on Saturday, June 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be Friends Early Bird shopping starting at 8 a.m. (join or renew at the door). Sponsored by the Friends of RPL, this is their biggest book sale of the year, held in the Community Room of the library. Books have been collected all year in preparation for the sale. There is quite a diverse selection, with something for everyone.

    The plant sale is held on the lawn of the Library. Generous donations from community gardeners include a rich selection of all kinds of plants. So far this year, there is an interesting selection of Barth day lilies, along with a assortment of iris, hostas, lupines, lamb’s ear, raspberries, tomatoes, lilacs and more. Remember, there is always room in your garden for an extra plant or two. Or ten.

    As always, the Book and Plant Sale is complemented by the bake sale. Prepared by Rockland Public Library volunteers, there will be all kinds of baked goods: pies, cakes, breads, cookies, and more. All proceeds benefit the Library.
    If you would like more information, contact friendsofrocklandpubliclibrary@gmail.com

     

    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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    11
    11Adult Art Workshop
    City Council Meeting
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
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    12Vote Today
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Local History Talk: Railroad History from Boston to Rockland
    13
    13“Wednesday Walker” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Tech Class: Legal Forms and Small Business Resource Center
    Easy Going Yoga
    Harbor Trail Committee Meeting
    14
    14Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Stone, Gravel and Loam Bids due
    Creative Art Crew: Fairy Houses
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Collective Voices: Artful Activists
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    16MAIN STREET CLOSED – Rockland Summer Solstice 2018
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for June

    10th

    No Events
    Events for June

    11th

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Cardinals & lilacs

    Local artist Catinka Knoth will lead a series of free drawing classes for adults on creating birds and floral or berry motif art and cards, at Rockland Public Library. Participants will create art using pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and sometimes scissors, with an emphasis on drawing in color. Students do warm-up practices before working on final drawings. Each week is a different bird and plant combination – birds such as hummingbirds, cedar waxwings,
    and cardinals. Knoth will give instruction and guidance. She invites students of all levels to come make art in this communal and diverse environment.

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

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

    06:30 PM

    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour

    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 June

    12th

    08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

    Vote Today

    Vote at the Flanagan Community Center (former Rec Center) at the corner of Union and Limerock Street.

    8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Father’s Day cards

    Children will explore ‘early summer’ themes for this month’s children’s drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. June provides subjects such as summer
    activities and seashore scenes; Father’s Day cards; floral scenes with poppies, roses, lilacs, and lupine; and 4th of July celebrations. Students follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates drawing a variety of motifs. Knoth gears the classes for age 6 and up, including the
    young at heart. She expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under need adult accompaniment, according to Library policy.

    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: Railroad History from Boston to Rockland

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    All aboard!

    Co-sponsored with the Rockland Historical Society. This year is the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Rockland Train Station. In honor of that milestone, civil engineer George Barrett of Cumberland, Maine, will give a presentation on the history of railroads from their beginning before the Civil War to their progress up the coast to Rockland. Barrett will include the railroad to Union and the Limerock Railroad around Rockland. Following the program, we will adjourn to the Historical Society Museum for refreshments and conversation.

    Events for June

    13th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walker” 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

    Tech Class: Legal Forms and Small Business Resource Center

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join librarian Jessie as she walks you through these new tools available for free to Rockland patrons. Small Business Resource Center is a database designed to help with business research, whether looking to start a new business or learning how it stay competitive in today’s market. Legal Forms is a database full of do-it-yourself Maine law forms for everything you might need from divorce papers to power of attorney. Bringing your own device is recommended, but not required.

    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Easy Going Yoga

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Easy Going Yoga is designed with the beginner student in mid. Antonia Small, owner of ORYX WORX Fitness, will teach you to stretch, strengthen, breathe, and relax while improving  your alignment. Class size is limited to 12 students, so call or visit the library to register. Classes will continue through July 25th. Part of the Checkout Movement…series.

    Events for June

    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: Fairy Houses

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    In honor of International Fairy Day later this month, join us in making your own fairy house! Miss Katie will show you how to combine natural and used items to make your own fairy house.

    06:30 PM

    Collective Voices: Artful Activists

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Artist or Activist? Three accomplished Midcoast artists share stories about their passion to address the struggles of our social and physical environment and how they use and make art to care for the planet. Krisanne Baker an Ecological Art Activist, her multi-media sculptures, drawings, and digital media works are specifically concerned with the sustainability of water quality, availability, and the rights of all creatures on this water planet. Sarah Baldwin of Bella Luna Toys practices activism through screening suppliers for eco-friendly materials, ethical production, seeking out fair trade toys, ensuring fair wages and healthy working conditions for workers. Kim Bernard shows her sculpture, installations and encaustic works nationally and has been invited to participate in many exhibits.

    Events for June

    15th

    No Events
    Events for June

    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.

    17
    18
    18Adult Art Workshop
    Energy Committee Meeting
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
    19
    19Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    Zero Weeks Screening & Discussion
    20
    20“Wednesday Walker” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Easy Going Yoga
    STEM Workshop: Oobleck
    21
    21Baby Time with Miss Katie
    LEGO™ Club
    Zoning Board of Appeals
    Documentary Film Screening: Singing with Angry Bird
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    23
    23Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    All-Ages Summer Reading Program Kick-off: Steelin’ Thunder Concert
    Events for June

    17th

    No Events
    Events for June

    18th

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Cedar waxwings & cherries

    Local artist Catinka Knoth will lead a series of free drawing classes for adults on creating birds and floral or berry motif art and cards, at Rockland Public Library. Participants will create art using pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and sometimes scissors, with an emphasis on drawing in color. Students do warm-up practices before working on final drawings. Each week is a different bird and plant combination – birds such as hummingbirds, cedar waxwings,
    and cardinals. Knoth will give instruction and guidance. She invites students of all levels to come make art in this communal and diverse environment.

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

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

    06:30 PM

    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour

    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 June

    19th

    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Floral scenes & summer gardens

    Children will explore ‘early summer’ themes for this month’s children’s drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. June provides subjects such as summer
    activities and seashore scenes; Father’s Day cards; floral scenes with poppies, roses, lilacs, and lupine; and 4th of July celebrations. Students follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates drawing a variety of motifs. Knoth gears the classes for age 6 and up, including the
    young at heart. She expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under need adult accompaniment, according to Library policy.

    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.

    05:30 PM

    Zero Weeks Screening & Discussion

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    We can all agree that taking care of family is non-negotiable. No matter where you work or what zip code you live in, you should be able to welcome a new child, to care for your mother while she recovers from surgery, or to heal from cancer without worrying about losing your pay, risking serious debt or falling into financial ruin.Weaving powerful personal stories with insightful interviews, Zero Weeks takes you on a journey to explores America’s paid leave crisis and the cost of doing nothing. The film will be followed by moderated panel including Eliza Townsend (MWL Executive Director), Kathleen Fluery (Editor In Chief of Down East Magazine), and Penelope Padden (an Alzheimer’s Association of Maine Advocate and Care Giver).

    Events for June

    20th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walker” 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.

    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Easy Going Yoga

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Easy Going Yoga is designed with the beginner student in mid. Antonia Small, owner of ORYX WORX Fitness, will teach you to stretch, strengthen, breathe, and relax while improving  your alignment. Class size is limited to 12 students, so call or visit the library to register. Classes will continue through July 25th. Part of the Checkout Movement…series.

    03:45 PM

    STEM Workshop: Oobleck

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Let’s get messy!

    Join Miss Katie and Ms. Jessie in getting messy with science! Experiment with applied stress and viscosity. Learn about, and make, your very own non-Newtonian substance to take home.

    Events for June

    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.

    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

    Documentary Film Screening: Singing with Angry Bird

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room


    Jae-Chang Kim runs a children’s choir in Pune, India. Although his quick temper earned him the nickname “Angry Bird,” he has made significant changes in the lives of the choir children. But skeptical of the practical value of music education, their parents are reluctant to let them sing. In order to convince them, Angry Bird decides to train the parents with their children for a joint concert, showing them the power of music in bringing families closer together. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.

    Events for June

    22nd

    No Events
    Events for June

    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.

    11:00 AM

    All-Ages Summer Reading Program Kick-off: Steelin’ Thunder Concert

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Part of the Arts…For Kids and Their Families series. The community band Steelin’ Thunder opens the “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program! Come listen to this lively steel drum group on the Library Lawn, then come inside to sign up for this year’s Summer Reading! We have programs for kids of all ages, teens, and adults, with some great incentive prizes!

    24
    25
    25Adult Art Workshop
    Public Hearing and Final Adoption of Budget
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
    26
    26Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Ukulele Lessons
    Harbor Management Commission
    27
    27“Wednesday Walker” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Tech Class: Career Transistions and Testing & Educational Reference Center
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    Easy Going Yoga
    28
    28Farmers’ Market Storytime
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Celebrate Summer with Play-a-Palooza!
    29
    30
    30Book Club: Catching Up With the Classics
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for June

    24th

    No Events
    Events for June

    25th

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Reds, whites, & blues

    Local artist Catinka Knoth will lead a series of free drawing classes for adults on creating birds and floral or berry motif art and cards, at Rockland Public Library. Participants will create art using pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and sometimes scissors, with an emphasis on drawing in color. Students do warm-up practices before working on final drawings. Each week is a different bird and plant combination – birds such as hummingbirds, cedar waxwings,
    and cardinals. Knoth will give instruction and guidance. She invites students of all levels to come make art in this communal and diverse environment.

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

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

    06:30 PM

    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour

    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 June

    26th

    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

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Fourth of July

    Children will explore ‘early summer’ themes for this month’s children’s drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. June provides subjects such as summer
    activities and seashore scenes; Father’s Day cards; floral scenes with poppies, roses, lilacs, and lupine; and 4th of July celebrations. Students follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates drawing a variety of motifs. Knoth gears the classes for age 6 and up, including the
    young at heart. She expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under need adult accompaniment, according to Library policy.

    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.

    05:30 PM

    Ukulele Lessons

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Frets Halligan

    Part of the Arts…For Kids and Their Families series. “Yes, uke can!” Frets Halligan will be teaching beginner ukulele workshops this summer. Bring your own ukulele or check out one from the Library (library card required). Additional classes will be offered July 3rd, 17th, 24th & 31st.

    Events for June

    27th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walker” 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

    Tech Class: Career Transistions and Testing & Educational Reference Center

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join librarian Jessie as she walks you through these new tools available for free to Rockland patrons. Career Transitions assists with everything from resume and cover letter building to simulated interviews. Take a test and find out what kind of career you were made for, then find out all about that career, including salary and nearby opportunities. This tool also provides job searches powered by Indeed.com.
    Testing & Education Reference Center is a great way to get a jump on that new career, either in the job market, higher education, or military. It has hundreds of official practice tests, study guides and manuals that can be downloaded or done right online. No need to pay for a tutor! Bringing your own device is recommended, but not required.

    11:00 AM

    Gypsy Visits the Library

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    After Wednesday storytime, join Niomi Howe and her therapy dog, a Scottish Deer Hound named Gypsy. Niomi 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.

    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Easy Going Yoga

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Easy Going Yoga is designed with the beginner student in mid. Antonia Small, owner of ORYX WORX Fitness, will teach you to stretch, strengthen, breathe, and relax while improving  your alignment. Class size is limited to 12 students, so call or visit the library to register. Classes will continue through July 25th. Part of the Checkout Movement…series.

    Events for June

    28th

    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

    Celebrate Summer with Play-a-Palooza!

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Let’s play!

    A party for all ages on the Library Lawn. Come early for a picnic. Make new friends and celebrate old ones. We’ll have games, bubbles and music, too. Games will include ladder ball, bocce, cornhole, Jarts lawn darts, Bocce ball, giant ring toss, and Molkky, a Finnish throwing game. There will also be sidewalk chalk, jump ropes and hula hoops available. In case of inclement weather, we’ll have a game night in the Community Room.

    Events for June

    29th

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    Events for June

    30th

    10:00 AM

    Book Club: Catching Up With the Classics

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join our book club! Each month we discuss a different book. New members are always welcome. This month’s book is The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde.

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

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    The Library will be closed for Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. Happy 4th!

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    About Rockland, Maine

    The City of Rockland has always benefited from a unique combination of geography and economics that has made it one of the most beautiful and practical destinations on the coast of Maine. Its nearly 8,000 residents live at the heart of Midcoast Maine, an area world famous for its mountainous and rocky shore with hundreds of harbors and inlets, and for some of the best cruising waters anywhere for sailing and boating for pleasure or sport. A nearly mile-long granite breakwater protects Rockland Harbor and lighthouse making it one of the finest shipping and recreational boating harbors on the East Coast of the United States.

    Learn more about Rockland, the History or Rockland or Doing business here.

    Contact the City of Rockland

    (207) 594-0300
    Rockland City Hall

    270 Pleasant Street Rockland, ME 04841
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