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  • September

    October 2018

    November
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    1
    1Adult Art Workshop
    Special City Council Meeting – Agenda Setting
    2
    2Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    Destination Wellness Talk: Introduction to HeartMath with Gilda Joffe
    3
    3Housing Task Force, Housing Options Subcommittee (formerly Tiny Houses)
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    4
    4Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Energy Committee Meeting
    Ad Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Camden Conference: “China’s Century? Not So Fast” A Talk by Michael Roskin
    ASL Silent Social Hour
    5
    6
    6Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for October

    1st

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Apples and apple trees

    Catinka Knoth offers drawing October’s autumn themes, with a focus on drawing in color. Knoth will provide instruction and guidance in drawing October fall themes. Participants will create their own colored drawings of apple motifs; fall leaves; autumn landscape scenes; and Halloween pumpkins. Each week is a different subject.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 691-5544 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

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

    Events for October

    2nd

    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: Autumn leaves

    Children, and those young at heart, will explore fall and Halloween themes in the ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth. The “Let’s Draw Together!” workshops, geared for ages 6 and up, also welcome adults. Library policy requests that children 10 and under have an adult accompany them. Classes meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. downstairs in the Friends Community Room.

    October’s subjects may include: autumn leaves and trees; pumpkin patches and scarecrows; owls, bats, and cats; haunted houses; and a spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, witches, goblins, and more.

    Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the ongoing free workshops, geared for age 6and up, (including the young at heart). Children age 10 and under need adult accompaniment. Knoth expects participants to work independently for the most part. The workshops provide all materials. Classes meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm., Community Room, Rockland Public Library. FMI – Jean Young, Children’s librarian, 594-0310.

    06:30 PM

    Destination Wellness Talk: Introduction to HeartMath with Gilda Joffe

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Gilda Joffe

    Gilda Joffe, Certified HeartMath Trainer and Coach, will discuss what stress is, how it affects us, and how we can start the path to changing our responses. Her Introduction to HeartMath presentation will explore how we can manage stress both at home and at work to become our most resilient and productive selves.

    Events for October

    3rd

    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 October

    4th

    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: “China’s Century? Not So Fast” A Talk by Michael Roskin

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Michael Roskin

    China’s “S-Curve” is starting to kick in, argues Michael Roskin, a retired professor of political science living in Rockland. An elongated “S” charts economic growth generally: awakening, rapid growth, then leveling off. China seems to be heading into this third phase with problems in banking, investment, debt and capital flight, all amid overseas expansion and a crackdown on dissent. Roskin has visited and lectured in China but worries that the deterioration of U.S.-China relations could escalate. Great care and patience will be necessary to avoid conflict, he argues. This may not be China’s century, but it is our biggest problem.

    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 October

    5th

    No Events
    Events for October

    6th

    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.

    7
    8
    9
    9Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Film Screening & Discussion: Anonymous People
    Parking Committee Meeting
    10
    10“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Tech Workshop: Intro to Facebook
    Storytime & Craft
    Harbor Trail Committee Meeting
    Special Council Meeting, Executive Session (Hardship Abatement)
    City Council Meeting
    11
    11Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Creative Art Crew; Sock Puppets
    Parks Commission Meeting
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Film Screening & Talk : Winged Migration
    ASL Silent Social Hour
    12
    12Housing Task Force, McLain School Subcommittee
    District Attorney Candidate Forum
    13
    13Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Apples, Apples, Apples!
    Events for October

    7th

    No Events
    Events for October

    8th

    No Events
    Events for October

    9th

    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: Pumpkin patches & scarecrows

    Children, and those young at heart, will explore fall and Halloween themes in the ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth. The “Let’s Draw Together!” workshops, geared for ages 6 and up, also welcome adults. Library policy requests that children 10 and under have an adult accompany them. Classes meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. downstairs in the Friends Community Room.

    October’s subjects may include: autumn leaves and trees; pumpkin patches and scarecrows; owls, bats, and cats; haunted houses; and a spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, witches, goblins, and more.

    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

    Film Screening & Discussion: Anonymous People

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    (Film Running Time: 88 Minutes)

    Co-sponsored with the by The Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition. This feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift policy toward lasting recovery solutions. The film shines a light on the personal and societal value of recovery through the moving stories of people who are public about what their lives are like now that they’re no longer using alcohol or other drugs.

    Events for October

    10th

    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

    Tech Workshop: Intro to Facebook

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Learn how to create an account, add pictures, find your family and friends, and share good news with them. Whether you are a first time user or struggling to figure out one aspect of Facebook, we can help.

    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 October

    11th

    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; Sock Puppets

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Miss Katie in making your very own puppets. Supplies will be provided for characters, animals, or spooky puppets. All you need to bring is your imagination. All ages welcome. You don’t have to be crafty to join.

    06:30 PM

    Film Screening & Talk : Winged Migration

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Co-sponsored with Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR. We will screen Winged Migration with an introductory talk about how biologists act as detectives, employing old school and new technology to track birds. Open your eyes to the wonders of the natural world as you fly along with the world’s most gorgeous birds in the 2001 documentary Winged Migration. Five film crews followed a rich variety of bird migrations through 40 countries and each of the seven continents. Cinematographers used planes, gliders, helicopters and balloons to fly alongside, above, below and in front of the birds. Part of Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR’s week-long celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week and the Centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

    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 October

    12th

    Events for October

    13th

    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

    Apples, Apples, Apples!

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Join Miss Jean and friends and explore all the different varieties of apples there are! We will be crafting with them, bobbing for them, and eating them! Come dressed in “play clothes”.

    14
    15
    15Adult Art Workshop
    City Council Candidates Forum
    16
    16Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    Local History Author Talk: The Ingraham Diaries
    17
    17“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Halloween Hootenanny
    Bringing Bucks to Your Business Workshop
    18
    18Baby Time with Miss Katie
    LEGO™ Club
    Author Talk: The Maine Mountain Guide by Carey Kish
    ASL Silent Social Hour
    19
    20
    20Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    International Observe the Moon Night
    Events for October

    14th

    No Events
    Events for October

    15th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Autumn leaves

    Catinka Knoth offers drawing October’s autumn themes, with a focus on drawing in color. Knoth will provide instruction and guidance in drawing October fall themes. Participants will create their own colored drawings of apple motifs; fall leaves; autumn landscape scenes; and Halloween pumpkins. Each week is a different subject.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 691-5544 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

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

    Events for October

    16th

    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: Owls, bats, and cats

    Children, and those young at heart, will explore fall and Halloween themes in the ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth. The “Let’s Draw Together!” workshops, geared for ages 6 and up, also welcome adults. Library policy requests that children 10 and under have an adult accompany them. Classes meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. downstairs in the Friends Community Room.

    October’s subjects may include: autumn leaves and trees; pumpkin patches and scarecrows; owls, bats, and cats; haunted houses; and a spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, witches, goblins, and more.

    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 Author Talk: The Ingraham Diaries

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Henry Ingraham and his dog, 1860

    Co-sponsored by The Rockland Historical Society.

    Eleanor and Peter Richardson will present their 10-year project transcribing and editing the Ingraham Diaries, 1795-1875. Joseph and Henry Ingraham, father and son, owned a 200-acre farm in Rockland’s South End, which stretched from Henry’s Atlantic Wharf on the East, to the western end of today’s Industrial park, where the brook crosses the marsh. Local re-enacter David Sulin will do dramatic readings from the diaries in 19th century costume. Slides of historic photos will accompany Eleanor’s lecture. Books will be available for purchase.

    Events for October

    17th

    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.

    01:30 PM

    Halloween Hootenanny

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Boo!

    Join Miss Katie for three silly Halloween stories and many MONSTER-ous crafts.
    Costumes are encouraged; you know Miss Katie will be wearing one!

    Events for October

    18th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    04:15 PM

    LEGO™ Club

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Let’s build!

    Calling all builders! Come join LEGO Guy Jon for an afternoon of making, creating and story-sharing at Rockland Public Library’s LEGO Club!  LEGO Club is held every 3rd Thursday in the Children’s Room from 4:15-500 pm. Kids of all ages are welcome to use their imaginations to build.

    Library policy is that children age 10 and under be accompanied by an adult.

    06:30 PM

    Author Talk: The Maine Mountain Guide by Carey Kish

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    The Maine Mountain Guide, published by the Appalachian Mountain Club, is the only comprehensive hiking guide to the mountain trails of Maine, an essential companion for outdoor enthusiasts since 1961. This newest edition was two years in the making and has been painstakingly revised, updated and expanded by author/editor Carey Kish, who will lead us on a journey of discovery from Acadia National Park to Aroostook County, Maine’s White Mountains to Washington County. Carey’s informative and entertaining talk will highlight many new hikes, the best of local hikes near you, as well as some old favorites. After time for questions and answers, signed copies of the Maine Mountain Guide will be available for purchase.

    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 October

    19th

    No Events
    Events for October

    20th

    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.

    02:30 PM

    International Observe the Moon Night

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest neighbor.

    In preparation for this night, join librarian Jessie as we learn about the phases of the moon, the best days and times to observe the moon, tools you can use, and why we observe the moon-a bit of lunar folklore.

    21
    22
    22Energy Committee Meeting
    23
    23Housing Task Force, Housing Options Subcommittee (formerly Tiny Houses)
    Tai-Chi Balance with John Jenkins
    Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Tai-Chi Balance with John Jenkins
    24
    24“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    STEM Workshop: Spooky Science!
    25
    25“My Next Career Move” Workshop Series
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    REDAC Meeting
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Art Talk: Kim Bernard, “Trash to Treasure: Making Art with Recycled Materials”
    ASL Silent Social Hour
    Housing Task Force Presentation
    26
    26Housing Task Force, McLain School Subcommittee
    27
    27DRUG TAKE BACK
    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
    Tea & Tots
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Making Halloween Masks with Miss Jean
    Events for October

    21st

    No Events
    Events for October

    22nd

    Events for October

    23rd

    09:10 AM

    Tai-Chi Balance with John Jenkins

    Master John Jenkins

    This is an interactive wellness presentation that promotes balance in and of life. Open to all ages and abilities. Simply arrive with a smile and willingness to laugh and learn. No special clothing or preparation needed. This program is ideal for people seeking better balance and back relief (i.e. fishermen, gardeners, laborers, office workers, athletes, and more). Master Jenkins has more than 40 years of success in promoting personal and professional development. He has lectured and trained throughout the U.S., Japan, and the Peoples Republic of China.

    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: Fall scenes

    Children, and those young at heart, will explore fall and Halloween themes in the ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth. The “Let’s Draw Together!” workshops, geared for ages 6 and up, also welcome adults. Library policy requests that children 10 and under have an adult accompany them. Classes meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. downstairs in the Friends Community Room.

    October’s subjects may include: autumn leaves and trees; pumpkin patches and scarecrows; owls, bats, and cats; haunted houses; and a spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, witches, goblins, and more.

    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.

    06:00 PM

    Tai-Chi Balance with John Jenkins

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Master John Jenkins

    This is an interactive wellness presentation that promotes balance in and of life. Open to all ages and abilities. Simply arrive with a smile and willingness to laugh and learn. No special clothing or preparation needed. This program is ideal for people seeking better balance and back relief (i.e. fishermen, gardeners, laborers, office workers, athletes, and more). Master Jenkins has more than 40 years of success in promoting personal and professional development. He has lectured and trained throughout the U.S., Japan, and the Peoples Republic of China.

    Events for October

    24th

    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: Spooky Science!

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Ms. Jessie and Miss Katie in running two Halloween-themed experiments. This month we will use chemical reactions to bring inanimate objects to life. IT’S ALIVE!

    Events for October

    25th

    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

    Art Talk: Kim Bernard, “Trash to Treasure: Making Art with Recycled Materials”

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Kim Bernard

    Rockland artist Kim Bernard will talk about her BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) installation, currently on view at the library, and her approach to creating sculpture that addresses sustainability, recycling and resourcefulness. Bernard will also share images of other artists projects made of trash, fine functional objects made of junk and decorative articles made of rubbish that promise to transcend their lowly dumpster qualities and inspire your own ideas.

    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 October

    26th

    Events for October

    27th

    08:00 AM - 06:00 AM

    DRUG TAKE BACK

    Rockland Police Department

    On Saturday October 27, 2018 from 10:00am – 2:00pm the Rockland Police Department will be accepting old or unused medications.

    FMI Contact the Rockland Police Department @ (207)594-0316 Ext 221

    10:00 AM

    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join our book club! Each month we discuss a different classic book. New members are always welcome.

    We are reading:

    October: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins   REQUEST IT!

    November: No meeting

    December: TBA

    10:30 AM

    Tea & Tots

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Songs, active rhymes, and stories – especially for ages 18 months to 3 years! Followed by playtime with the Family Place toys and a small snack for toddlers and coffee or tea for grown-ups.

     

    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.

    02:00 PM

    Making Halloween Masks with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Let’s get creative starting with a basic mask form; then choose from an array of tantalizing decorative materials. You will be all ready to go trick or treating with an original – you made yourself!

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    29
    29Adult Art Workshop
    30
    30Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    Harbor Management Commission Meeting
    Ghost Story Night with Miss Jean
    Literary Talk: Frankenstein at 200
    31
    31“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    1
    2
    3
    Events for October

    28th

    No Events
    Events for October

    29th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Halloween pumpkins

    Catinka Knoth offers drawing October’s autumn themes, with a focus on drawing in color. Knoth will provide instruction and guidance in drawing October fall themes. Participants will create their own colored drawings of apple motifs; fall leaves; autumn landscape scenes; and Halloween pumpkins. Each week is a different subject.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 691-5544 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 October

    30th

    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: Spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, haunted houses, witches, goblins, and more

    Children, and those young at heart, will explore fall and Halloween themes in the ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth. The “Let’s Draw Together!” workshops, geared for ages 6 and up, also welcome adults. Library policy requests that children 10 and under have an adult accompany them. Classes meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. downstairs in the Friends Community Room.

    October’s subjects may include: autumn leaves and trees; pumpkin patches and scarecrows; owls, bats, and cats; haunted houses; and a spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, witches, goblins, and more.

    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.

    06:00 PM

    Ghost Story Night with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Sit around our spooky circle and take turns telling your Scariest ghost story – Vote for the Winning Tale – Prizes offered! (And snacks!)

    06:30 PM

    Literary Talk: Frankenstein at 200

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Frankenstein’s 200th birthday is here (1818-2018)! He needs no introduction. He’s been in films, on cereal boxes, on TV, in cartoons, songs and advertisements. Quite an achievement for his author, 19-year-old Mary Shelley. This presentation is a reflection on themes in the novel, themes that do not always survive when the novel is adapted for stage or screen: trying to create life without women, friendship, family responsibilities, the importance of touch, ugliness/strangeness, fear of death. Raymond D. Boisvert, a Lewiston native, holds a philosophy PhD from Emory University and taught for 34 years at Siena College, outside Albany, NY.

    Events for October

    31st

    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.

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