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  • December

    January 2020

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    1NEW YEAR’S DAY-CLOSED
    Storytime & Craft
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    2Ad-Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Film Screening: Sleepless in Seattle
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    4Magic: The Gathering Club
    Events for January

    1st

    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 January

    2nd

    06:30 PM

    Film Screening: Sleepless in Seattle

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    In this timeless tale of loss and renewal, Tom Hanks plays a widowed father in Seattle who appears on a late night talk-radio show to share his feelings about how much he misses his deceased wife. Meg Ryan plays an unhappily engaged Baltimore reporter who hears him over the air and becomes infatuated. Slowly, through multiples twists of fate, these two strangers make their way toward one another. The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. (1993, 104 minutes, PG)

    Events for January

    3rd

    No Events
    Events for January

    4th

    01:30 PM

    Magic: The Gathering Club

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room

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

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    6Adult Art Workshop
    Rockland Port District
    Agenda Setting Council Meeting
    7
    7Rockin’ Storytime
    Planning Board Meeting
    Destination Wellness Event: Using Sound and Vibration for Relaxation and Health
    8
    8Wednesday Walkers Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
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    9Creative Art Crew: 3-D Hanging Snowflakes
    Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    Camden Conference Talk: The Impact of Language-How Do We Talk and Write about Domestic Violence?
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    Events for January

    5th

    No Events
    Events for January

    6th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Evergreens in snow and papercuts

    Catinka Knoth leads an art workshop series for adults on creating scenes such as evergreen trees in snow, lacy snow covered branches, buildings in a snowy landscape, winter animals, and winter sports. Each week will be a different subject. Led by Knoth, participants will create their own winter art.

    Knoth provides the classes free of charge and open to the general public, with materials supplied, and Friends of Rockland Library hosting. FMI Knoth at 691-1691 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    Events for January

    7th

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

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

    06:00 PM

    Destination Wellness Event: Using Sound and Vibration for Relaxation and Health

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Jim Doble

    Jim Doble will demonstrate some of the many ways that sound and vibration might be used to aid in the healing process. Some of the possible benefits include inspiring a meditative state, a more relaxed nervous system, as well as assisting in moving stuck energy for improved physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Jim’s demonstration will include a sound “bath” with gongs and tuning forks, inviting the participants to enjoy the sensation of being bathed in relaxing and visceral tones.

    Doble started exploring the very large and exciting field of sound therapy about 20 years ago. A musical instrument maker, he has made a large assortment of instruments specifically for use in sound therapy. He works at both making instruments and offering sound therapy out of his home in Union, Maine.

    Events for January

    8th

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers Walking Club

    Rockland Public Library

    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 45-55 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 January

    9th

    03:45 PM

    Creative Art Crew: 3-D Hanging Snowflakes

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie to learn how to make 3 different kinds of 3D hanging snowflakes to decorate your home for the season. Come, relax, and craft. Create a snowy wonderland using just paper, scissors, and glue!

    This program is for all ages. Creative Art Crew meets every 2nd Thursday of the month.

     

    06:30 PM

    Camden Conference Talk: The Impact of Language-How Do We Talk and Write about Domestic Violence?

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Kelly O’ Connor

    The Camden Conference and New Hope for Women present Kelly O’Connor discussing “The Impact of Language-How Do We Talk and Write about Domestic Violence?”

    New Hope for Women will lead a discussion about the power of accountable language and how the way that we talk and write about domestic violence impacts the way we engage with survivors and perpetrators alike. In particular, we will explore ways in which the everyday language we use when talking with family and friends is often unintentionally perpetuating a cyclical narrative of victim-blaming. This need for accountable language extends far beyond our dining room tables and text groups. Traditional and social media have a growing influence in the ways in which we learn, write, and speak about many topics, including domestic violence. This presentation will examine accountable language at two levels: the individual and the societal. In this interactive presentation, we will engage audience members in a variety of accountable language activities. We will also look at some reporting headlines about domestic violence to identify where the language is helpful and where harmful.

    Kelly O’Connor is the Education & Outreach Director for New Hope for Women. In this role, she oversees New Hope’s violence prevention programs which provide technical assistance, support, and training to an array of community partners, including law enforcement, schools, and medical and mental health providers throughout Maine’s Midcoast Region.

    Events for January

    10th

    No Events
    Events for January

    11th

    No Events
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    13Adult Art Workshop
    Council Meeting with Executive Session at 5:30 PM
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    14Rockin’ Storytime
    15
    15Wednesday Walkers Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Tea Time Book Discussion Group: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
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    16LEGO™ Club
    CANCELED – Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Energy Advisory Committee Meeting – POSTPONED
    Rockland Public Library Concert: John & Rachel Nicholas
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    18Adult Coloring Club
    Events for January

    12th

    No Events
    Events for January

    13th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Winter scenes

    Catinka Knoth leads an art workshop series for adults, on creating scenes such as evergreen trees in snow, lacy snow covered branches, buildings in a snowy landscape, winter animals, and winter sports. Each week will be a different subject. Led by Knoth, participants will create their own winter art.

    Knoth provides the classes free of charge and open to the general public, with materials supplied, and Friends of Rockland Library hosting. FMI Knoth at 691-1691 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    05:30 PM

    Council Meeting with Executive Session at 5:30 PM

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     

    270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     

    CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

     

    January 10, 2020

     

    YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD IN CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT ROCKLAND CITY HALL, 270 PLEASANT STREET, ROCKLAND, MAINE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2020 AT 5:30 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     

    [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     

    Executive Session pursuant to 1 M.R.S. §405(6)(E)

    for discussion of ongoing litigation.

     

    Regular Monthly Meeting

     

     

    YOUR PUNCTUAL ATTENDANCE IS REQUESTED

    PER ORDER OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ROCKLAND

     

     

     

     

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                                                                                          Susan St. Clair

                                                       Deputy CITY CLERK

     

    Click here for Agenda

    Events for January

    14th

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

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

    Events for January

    15th

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers Walking Club

    Rockland Public Library

    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 45-55 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.

    03:00 PM

    Tea Time Book Discussion Group: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Librarian Shane Billings with this month’s Tea Time Book Group pick.

    We are excited to announce a new book discussion group, focusing on critically acclaimed and award-winning novels from the past five years. The program will kick off today with a discussion of Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, which won the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction. The Washington Post describes Ward as “one of the most powerfully poetic writers in the country.” The group will meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 3-4pm in the Library Board Room. Please contact Shane Billings at 594-0310 for further details and to request a copy of the book with your Rockland Public Library card.

    Events for January

    16th

    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.

    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Energy Advisory Committee Meeting – POSTPONED

    Rockland City Hall - Board Room

    The energy advisory committee meeting scheduled for 1/16/20 has been postponed.  A new meeting date will be set shortly.

     

    See below for agenda.

    https://docs.google.com/file/d/1Mmnn6Yj_jD2OZUOi13bMLP4hH67WrJTk/view?rm=minimal

    06:30 PM

    Rockland Public Library Concert: John & Rachel Nicholas

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Rachel and John Nicholas

    John and Rachel Nicholas have been making music together for more than 30 years. Their compelling songs are anchored in the history of folk, roots, and popular music and tell stories that are deep and true. Their soulful harmonies have been described as singing “with one voice.”

    Their most recent EP, ‘House of Dreams,’ was released in August 2016 and spent a total of seven weeks on WERU’s most played CDs. From their previous release -‘Here You Are’ – their songs ‘People Like Us’ and ‘America, It’s You’ were both award winning entrants in The Great American Songwriting Contest in 2009.

    Since moving to Midcoast Maine in 2012, they have become known for hosting a music series at Harbor Square Gallery for six years as well as their collaborative band, The Lowdown, with fellow singer-songwriter David Dodson. They have also become regular features at the Sweet Chariot Music Festival. They have shared the stage with Dave Mallett, Patty Larkin, Chris Smither, Paul Sullivan, Mary Gauthier and many others throughout New England.

    Events for January

    17th

    No Events
    Events for January

    18th

    10:00 AM

    Adult Coloring Club

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

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    21Rockin’ Storytime
    Planning Board Meeting
    Harbor Management Commission
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    22Wednesday Walkers Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    STEM Workshop: Binary Bracelets
    Special Council Meeting, Housing
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    23Ad-Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    A Recitation of TS Eliot’s “Four Quartets” from Memory
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    25Community Blood Pressure Clinic
    Events for January

    19th

    No Events
    Events for January

    20th

    No Events
    Events for January

    21st

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

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

    Events for January

    22nd

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers Walking Club

    Rockland Public Library

    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 45-55 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: Binary Bracelets

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Ms. Jessie and special guest Shane learn the very base of coding while also creating something cool to wear! It’s as easy as 1-10-11!

     

    Events for January

    23rd

    06:30 PM

    A Recitation of TS Eliot’s “Four Quartets” from Memory

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    John Farrell

    John Farrell, Artistic Director of Figures of Speech Theatre in Freeport, Maine, will perform a recitation of T.S. Eliot’s renowned Four Quartets completely from memory.

    First undertaken in 2011 with permission — rarely granted — from Eliot’s estate, John Farrell’s recitation of Four Quartets affords audiences an opportunity to immerse themselves in Eliot’s literary masterpiece, a complex, deeply moving meditation on time, memory, and experience itself. Farrell has performed the poems throughout the U.S. and Canada.

    Eliot completed Four Quartets in 1941, as Britain slid into the abyss of World War II, and he feared that civilization itself might perish in the coming years. Writing at the height of his artistic powers, Eliot packed into the suite of poems a summation of his views on poetry and art, on mystical experience, and on the never-ceasing search for the divine.

    “Unlike encountering the poems on the page,” says Farrell, “hearing them spoken from memory brings people a complex and nuanced work in a very direct way. At the same time, I bring an actor’s sensibility to the text and a commitment to delivering the poems in a way that allows the poetry to speak for itself.”

    Figures of Speech Theatre, co-founded by Farrell and his wife, Carol Farrell, has toured the world for more than 35 years with original works created at the intersection of drama, poetry, sculpture and dance. The company has performed in venues including the New Victory Theater, the Smithsonian Institution, the Kennedy Center, and Tokyo’s International House. In 1999 the Farrells were among five American artists awarded Creative Artist Fellowships from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, allowing them to spend six months in Japan studying Japanese theater, textiles and gardens.

    More information about Figures of Speech Theatre is available on their website: www.figures.org

    Events for January

    24th

    No Events
    Events for January

    25th

    08:45 AM - 09:45 AM

    Community Blood Pressure Clinic

    Methodist Conference Home

    The Rockland District Nursing Association sponsors monthly Community Blood Pressure Clinics at locations throughout the area. Clinics are open to the community and free of charge.

    8:45-9:45 AM at the Methodist Conference Home, 39 Summer Street, Rockland

    It only takes a minute to have your blood pressure checked and checking saves lives.

    Location: Methodist Conference Home
    39 Summer Street
    Rockland,  ME  04841
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    27Adult Art Workshop
    Rockland Port District
    Historic Preservation Committee
    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
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    28Rockin’ Storytime
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    29Wednesday Walkers Walking Club
    Tech Tools: Exploring Goodreads
    Storytime & Craft
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    30Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Creating Japanese-Inspired Gardens in Maine
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    Events for January

    26th

    No Events
    Events for January

    27th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Penguins and winter sports

    Catinka Knoth leads an art workshop series for adults, on creating scenes such as evergreen trees in snow, lacy snow covered branches, buildings in a snowy landscape, winter animals, and winter sports. Each week will be a different subject. Led by Knoth, participants will create their own winter art.

    Knoth provides the classes free of charge and open to the general public, with materials supplied, and Friends of Rockland Library hosting. FMI Knoth at 691-1691 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    Events for January

    28th

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

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

    Events for January

    29th

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers Walking Club

    Rockland Public Library

    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 45-55 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

    Tech Tools: Exploring Goodreads

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Do you struggle to keep track of the books you’ve already read? Do you want ideas for exciting new reads? Goodreads might just be the app for you! Join Adult Programming Coordinator Shane Billings for an overview of the features and benefits of Goodreads. We will also explore the Goodreads Challenge, an exciting way to set a goal for your reading in the New Year.

    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 January

    30th

    06:30 PM

    Creating Japanese-Inspired Gardens in Maine

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Lee Sligh

    Lee Schneller Sligh majored in Chinese language and literature, lived and traveled extensively in Asia, and worked as a Japanese technical translator for ten years before starting her garden design and build business in Midcoast Maine in 1995. Specializing in Japanese-inspired gardens gives her the perfect excuse to return to Japan frequently to study gardens, and she takes her whole gardening crew to Japan every two years, their most recent trip being in November 2018.

    ‘Creating Japanese-Inspired Gardens in Maine’ is a popular talk by Sligh, which she constantly updates with new material from gardens she has built and gardens she visits in Japan. Among the core principles of Japanese garden design is that the garden should not look exotic in its surroundings. Lee will explain that it’s best to utilize plants that look at home in New England, while making use of Japanese design concepts such as ‘Hide and Reveal’, ‘The Beauty of Empty Space’ and ‘Borrowed Views’. Sligh is the author of The Ever-Blooming Flower Garden: A Blueprint for Continuous Color. She will offer multiple tips and pointers in this informative and entertaining lecture at Rockland Public Library.

    Events for January

    31st

    No Events

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