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    1“My Next Career Move” Workshop Series
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Ad Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Camden Conference Event: From Alaska to China and Back
    ASL Silent Social Hour
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    3
    3Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Apple Cider Saturday
    Magic: The Gathering Club
    Events for November

    1st

    10:00 AM

    “My Next Career Move” Workshop Series

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Co-sponsored with New Ventures Maine. Four weeks on Thursdays at 10 AM .Take charge of your career and create an action plan to achieve success. Learn how your current skills connect to future careers. Identify high-growth job fields. Explore education and training options. Strengthen your resume for a targeted job search. Graduates of My Next Career Move are eligible to apply for the University of Maine at Augusta GEN Scholarship, to be used at any UMA location. To register or for more information, contact Melinda Wildes at 593-7942 or melinda.wildes@maine.edu

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    06:30 PM

    Camden Conference Event: From Alaska to China and Back

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Frank O’Hara will discuss the timeline of growth of his family’s company, the hurdles they overcame including wars, the Great Depression, fishing limitations, quotas and fishery collapses. He will talk about processing in the United States and how it was forced to move to other countries, including China. Frank O’Hara, Jr. is the Vice President of the O’Hara Corporation, a four generation family business in the fish industry that operates 5 factory trawlers in Alaska, 11 scallop boats in New Bedford, MA, and 2 herring purse seine vessels in Rockland, ME, where they also have a marina and lobster bait distribution.

    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 November

    2nd

    No Events
    Events for November

    3rd

    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

    Apple Cider Saturday

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Join us in the Children’s Garden to learn how to make apple cider. Apple cider “MacGyver”, Peter Proeller, will teach you how! Everyone is welcome for a taste test.

    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.

    4
    4The Poetry of Politics
    5
    5Adult Art Workshop
    Special City Council Meeting – Agenda Setting
    6
    6Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    7
    7REDAC Meeting
    Tech Workshop: Intro to Gmail
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Recycled Art Workshop for Children
    8
    8“My Next Career Move” Workshop Series
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Creative Art Crew: Fall Wreaths
    Author Talk: Upwards
    ASL Silent Social Hour
    9
    9Housing Task Force, McLain School Subcommittee
    10
    10One Caturday in Meowvember
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for November

    4th

    02:00 PM

    The Poetry of Politics

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room

    Come share your poetical political philosophy in honor of the upcoming election. Everyone is invited to read their favorite poem about politics. The poem can be yours or written by another poet. Let’s celebrate our right to vote!

    Events for November

    5th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Deer

    “Woodland Animals and November Themes”

    Catinka Knoth will teach drawing woodland animals and themes of November, with a focus on drawing in color. Knoth leads participants in working with colored pencils and crayons to create their own colored drawings of woodland animals and November themes. Students will use a variety of exercises and methods to help develop new ways of seeing, observing, and designing.

    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 November

    6th

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Let’s draw deer!

    “Let’s Draw in Celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Thanksgiving, and the Coming of Winter!”

    Catinka Knoth will help children ages 6 and up explore such motifs as woodland animals; Thanksgiving; Native American designs, lodging, hunting, and game; and foods and family gatherings. Children 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. 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 November

    7th

    10:00 AM

    Tech Workshop: Intro to Gmail

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Learn how to create an account, send emails, and organize your mail. Whether you are a first time user or struggling to figure out some aspect of Gmail, librarians can help.

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

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

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    03:30 PM

    Recycled Art Workshop for Children

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Kim Bernard

    Led by local artist Kim Bernard. Come make your own masterpiece with recycled materials. Learn how to rescue good junk from the trash and turn it into perfectly good art supplies.

    Events for November

    8th

    10:00 AM

    “My Next Career Move” Workshop Series

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Co-sponsored with New Ventures Maine. Four weeks on Thursdays at 10 AM .Take charge of your career and create an action plan to achieve success. Learn how your current skills connect to future careers. Identify high-growth job fields. Explore education and training options. Strengthen your resume for a targeted job search. Graduates of My Next Career Move are eligible to apply for the University of Maine at Augusta GEN Scholarship, to be used at any UMA location. To register or for more information, contact Melinda Wildes at 593-7942 or melinda.wildes@maine.edu

    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: Fall Wreaths

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie in making your own paper wreath, full of leaves, acorns, and thankful thoughts, to decorate your home. All ages are welcome and all materials are supplied.

    06:30 PM

    Author Talk: Upwards

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Author Laurie Chandler

    In the summer of 2015, at age 53, Laurie Apgar Chandler became the first woman to solo thru-paddle New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Traveling 740 miles alone in a small canoe, she encountered challenges, expected and unexpected, that pushed her to the limits of her courage and endurance. But for every moment of wild weather, upstream struggle, or exhausting portage, there was the joy of seeing nature in all its glory and drama. The detailed journals that she kept on her 53-day trip provided the foundation for the Bremen author to write her first book, the adventure memoir Upwards. Join the author for an up-close look at the landscapes, history, and wildlife of waterways that have been traveled since the dawn of history. A book signing will follow the one-hour slideshow.

    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 November

    9th

    Events for November

    10th

    10:00 AM

    One Caturday in Meowvember

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Meow!

    Co-sponsored with the Pope Humane Society of Knox County. Celebrate all things feline during Caturday! The festivities will start off with a very meowy storytime with Ms. Jean and Patty at 10 AM and then at 10:30, cat lovers of all ages are invited to head to the Community Room to create cat bookmarks and also cat toys made from paper towel rolls, ribbon, and t-shirts. At 11:30, Casey from the Humane Society will present an informative talk about cat health and etiquette, Knox County Cat facts, and more. Join us for one or all of the events. Of course, throughout the day, we’ll also get a chance to meet some new furry friends from the Humane Society. Throughout the month of Meowvember, you’re invited to bring in donations for the Humane Society, check out special displays and add your cat photos or art to the Cat-er-wall.

    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
    12
    12Closed in observance of Veterans Day
    13
    13Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting – CANCELLED
    Parking Committee Meeting
    Maine History Talk: Madness & Mayhem in Maine: the Parkman-Portland Parley & a Mass(achusetts) Murder
    14
    14“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    American Teddy Bear Day
    Harbor Trail Committee Meeting
    City Council Meeting
    15
    15“My Next Career Move” Workshop Series
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    LEGO™ Club
    Collective Voices Talk: Making it on Main(e) St.
    ASL Silent Social Hour
    16
    17
    17Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Thanksgiving Crafts
    Conversation Café: A Climate Change Book Discussion
    Events for November

    11th

    No Events
    Events for November

    12th

    Events for November

    13th

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Let’s Draw Woodland Critters – Bears, raccoons, foxes,
    chipmunks, squirrels, and mice !

    “Let’s Draw in Celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Thanksgiving, and the Coming of Winter!”

    Catinka Knoth will help children ages 6 and up explore such motifs as woodland animals; Thanksgiving; Native American designs, lodging, hunting, and game; and foods and family gatherings. Children 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. 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.

     

     

    06:30 PM

    Maine History Talk: Madness & Mayhem in Maine: the Parkman-Portland Parley & a Mass(achusetts) Murder

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Dr. Richard Kahn

    Dr Richard Kahn’s talk will explore a chapter of Jeremiah Barker’s unpublished manuscript, Diseases of the District of Maine, written between 1797-1820. Madness and insanity is the topic of Chapter one of this manuscript and the fifty-five page chapter was found separate from the other eight and was bound with several offprints on the care of the mentally ill written by Dr. George Parkman, one of America’s early alienists (19th century term for psychiatrist). The talk title’s “Mass. Murder” refers to Parkman’s death at the hands of Harvard’s professor of chemistry in 1849. Kahn will discuss casebooks, letters, cited contemporary literature, and the Portland-Parkman link to explore the medical and moral treatment of the mentally ill in the District of Maine from the 1770s to the 1820s.

    Events for November

    14th

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

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

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    10:30 AM

    American Teddy Bear Day

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Bring your teddy bear to storytime and we will read to our bears, serve them snacks, and let the romp in the “woods” for a lively Teddy Bear Picnic!

    Events for November

    15th

    10:00 AM

    “My Next Career Move” Workshop Series

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Co-sponsored with New Ventures Maine. Four weeks on Thursdays at 10 AM .Take charge of your career and create an action plan to achieve success. Learn how your current skills connect to future careers. Identify high-growth job fields. Explore education and training options. Strengthen your resume for a targeted job search. Graduates of My Next Career Move are eligible to apply for the University of Maine at Augusta GEN Scholarship, to be used at any UMA location. To register or for more information, contact Melinda Wildes at 593-7942 or melinda.wildes@maine.edu

    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

    Collective Voices Talk: Making it on Main(e) St.

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Have you ever imagined owning your own business? What are the obstacles and how does one endure through the difficulties? Come hear three Main Street, Rockland, business owners tell their stories about running a small business. They’ll share their inspiration for starting a business, problems they have encountered, and what energizes them to keep going. The panelists are Lacy Simons, owner of hello hello books, Leah Andra, owner ofClementine and Nancy O’Brien, owner of Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars. The moderator is Diane Sturgeon, Deputy District Director, Small Business Administration.

    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 November

    16th

    No Events
    Events for November

    17th

    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

    Thanksgiving Crafts

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Join us in the Children’s Room for three different crafts to decorate your house for the holiday!

    03:00 PM

    Conversation Café: A Climate Change Book Discussion

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Are you worried about how climate change is affecting the coast of Maine? Have you seen changes here that impact your work or life on the coast? Let’s discuss! We will be using a unique, small group discussion format as an outlet to brainstorm, collaborate, and voice our thoughts on local climate change using the framework of the books, Settled in the Wild and The Last Lobster.
    Settled in the Wild is a collection of essays by Susan Hand Shetterly. Shetterly notes her impact on nature and vice versa while living rough in Downeast Maine. Her subtle, gentle observations reveal changes in our natural world over her 40 years here.
    The Last Lobster is a new book by environmental author Christopher White about Maine’s biggest coastal industry. White travels up and down the coast talking to fisherman, scientists, and community members within the lobster fishery. He settles down and embeds himself in Stonington, with the goal of feeling out climate change, how it has changed lobstering, and how it affects the lobsters and humans involved by going straight to the source.
    For any kids that would like to join in the discussion, we are recommending A World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky. This book uses straightforward science and a few “what ifs” to open kids’ eyes to the impact of a history of overfishing and what we can do about it before it’s too late.
    This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required. The above books can be checked out at the Library or through interlibrary loan. Please call Jessie Blanchard at 594-0310 with any questions.

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    19
    19Adult Art Workshop
    20
    20Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Author Talk: So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader? All the Dirt on Living the Good Life
    21
    21“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    22
    22Baby Time with Miss Katie
    ASL Silent Social Hour
    23
    23Housing Task Force, McLain School Subcommittee
    24
    24Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Friends of Rockland Library “Festival of Trees” Auction
    Events for November

    18th

    No Events
    Events for November

    19th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Woodland animals & wild turkeys

    “Woodland Animals and November Themes”

    Catinka Knoth will teach drawing woodland animals and themes of November, with a focus on drawing in color. Knoth leads participants in working with colored pencils and crayons to create their own colored drawings of woodland animals and November themes. Students will use a variety of exercises and methods to help develop new ways of seeing, observing, and designing.

    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 November

    20th

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Let’s draw turkeys a pilgrim feast, and a cornucopia for Thanksgiving!

    “Let’s Draw in Celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Thanksgiving, and the Coming of Winter!”

    Catinka Knoth will help children ages 6 and up explore such motifs as woodland animals; Thanksgiving; Native American designs, lodging, hunting, and game; and foods and family gatherings. Children 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. 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.

    06:30 PM

    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

    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 November

    21st

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

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

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    Events for November

    22nd

    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.

    06:45 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 November

    23rd

    Events for November

    24th

    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.

    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Friends of Rockland Library “Festival of Trees” Auction

    Rockland Public Library - Reading Room

    The Friends of Rockland Public Library are holding their annual “Festival of Trees” Silent Auction. There will be  over 30 tabletop trees on display, generously decorated by local businesses. Come visit the Library, all decked out for the holidays. Bidding starts at 1:00, and ends at 4:00. Stop in, have a warm cup of cocoa or cider, a treat (baked by our amazing Friends Bakers), and bid on your favorite tree(s)!

    The decorated trees will be “silent auctioned” off in conjunction with The Historic Inns of Rockland Holiday Tour, which takes place from 1:00 – 4:00. During the tour, people can visit the inns in the neighborhood of the library. Stop in at the LimeRock Inn, the Berry Manor Inn, and the Granite Inn. The inns will be decorated for the season, as a part of the Downtown Rockland Festival of Lights Celebration. All proceeds from the Tree Auction and House Tour will go directly to support our wonderful Rockland Public Library.

    As if hot cocoa, a warm fire in the fireplace, and our Tree Auction isn’t enough reason to stop by the library, on this same day, the Book Stop will have extended holiday shopping hours, from 10:00 – 4:00. Save a tree, support the library and buy gently used, excellent condition books! We have all genres! Books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books: all for $5 or less.

    We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the generosity of the many businesses that happily agreed to decorate a tree for this fundraiser. Community support for our Library has never been so strong. The Friends of Rockland Public Library work tirelessly to raise both money and public awareness to support the Library. Want to have a great time right now while supporting the library? Come to the Historic Inns Holiday House Tour and the Festival of Trees Silent Auction on Saturday, November 24th. We look forward to seeing you there!

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    26
    26Adult Art Workshop
    Energy Committee Meeting
    27
    27Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Harbor Management Commission Meeting
    Recycled Art Workshop for Teens and Adults
    28
    28“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    STEM Workshop: Marvelous Magnets
    29
    29Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Documentary Film Screening & Discussion: Won’t You be My Neighbor?
    ASL Silent Social Hour
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    Events for November

    25th

    No Events
    Events for November

    26th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Native American motifs

    “Woodland Animals and November Themes”

    Catinka Knoth will teach drawing woodland animals and themes of November, with a focus on drawing in color. Knoth leads participants in working with colored pencils and crayons to create their own colored drawings of woodland animals and November themes. Students will use a variety of exercises and methods to help develop new ways of seeing, observing, and designing.

    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 November

    27th

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Let’s draw Native American designs and motifs!

    “Let’s Draw in Celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Thanksgiving, and the Coming of Winter!”

    Catinka Knoth will help children ages 6 and up explore such motifs as woodland animals; Thanksgiving; Native American designs, lodging, hunting, and game; and foods and family gatherings. Children 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. 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.

    06:30 PM - 06:00 PM

    Recycled Art Workshop for Teens and Adults

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Kim Bernard

    Led by artist Kim Bernard. Rather than using new resources to create art, why not rescue materials headed for the landfill, unleash your creativity on them and make some art?! Sometimes we get stifled by using precious and expensive art materials. When you begin with materials that were destined for the dump anyway, you can be more experimental, playful and less inhibited. This workshop is guaranteed to be fun, wildly creative and a total surprise!

    Events for November

    28th

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

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

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    03:45 PM

    STEM Workshop: Marvelous Magnets

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Magnets are everywhere! Join Miss Katie and Ms. Jessie to experiment with magnet strength. Find them in unexpected places and create your own magnet game!

    Events for November

    29th

    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

    Documentary Film Screening & Discussion: Won’t You be My Neighbor?

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    For over 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer, was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since. After the screening, Patty King will lead a short discussion about the film.

    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 November

    30th

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