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    1Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    2
    2“Wednesday Walker” Walking Club
    Tadpoles In the Library
    Storytime & Craft
    City Council Budget Review
    3
    3Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Seaweed Appreciation 101
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    5Stretch Series: Balance & Stamina
    Firefighter’s Day
    Events for May

    1st

    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Today’s theme: May flowers and May Day baskets

    Children will draw May flowers and May baskets, Mother’s Day cards, marsh life, Memorial Day themes, and migratory birds at this month’s children’s drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth. May is also American Wetlands Month. Children will explore marsh and wetland habitats by drawing such animals as egrets, frogs, and beavers.
    International Migratory Birds Day, another May celebration, gives the opportunity to draw Spring warblers and other migratory birds. Knoth leads attendees in step-by-step drawing instruction for the day’s theme. The class also works with papercutting.

    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.

     

     

    Events for May

    2nd

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walker” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

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

    10:30 AM

    Tadpoles In the Library

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Tadpoles

    Come listen to tadpole stories with Miss Jean and meet the Library’s newest mascots. Stop by throughout May to see how the tadpoles grow and change.

    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 May

    3rd

    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 - 06:00 PM

    Seaweed Appreciation 101

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Learn about the biology, culinary uses, and local industry surrounding the native seaweeds of Maine from an experienced harvester. Sample a few sea vegetable preparations, and learn about ways to incorporate this unique food group into your diet. We will discuss the distinguishing features of different species of seaweed, how they are harvested, and their ecological, economic, and culinary importance. Micah Woodcock is the owner/operator of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company, a small business working to sustainably hand-harvest sea vegetables in Penobscot Bay since 2010.

    Events for May

    4th

    No Events
    Events for May

    5th

    09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Stretch Series: Balance & Stamina

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Patti Luchetti

    Taught by Patti Luchetti. Classes will begin with balance exercises, simple steps, and will end with relaxation. All levels of experience are welcome. Those who are new to a movement program or who are seeking to regain past abilities are especially encouraged to attend. We’ll be using a carpeted space; we’ll make full use of chairs; students should wear loose, comfortable clothing or gym wear. Registration is not necessary, but participants are encouraged to attend all classes in the series. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability. Part of the Checkout Movement …series.

    11:00 AM

    Firefighter’s Day

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Celebrate National Firefighter’s Day with a visit from the Rockland Fire Department! Explore firefighting equipment and maybe see a fire truck up close!

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    7
    7Adult Art Workshop
    City Council Meeting
    Adult Crafting: Quilted Cards
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
    8
    8Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Parking Committee Meeting
    John Steele: Photographic Journey to Vietnam
    9
    9“Wednesday Walker” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Sled Kites with Owls Head Transportation Museum’s Rob Verbsky
    Harbor Trail Committee Meeting
    City Council Budget Review
    10
    10Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Creative Art Crew
    Tick Talk by Dr. Bea Szantyr
    11
    11Housing Task Force Meeting
    12
    12Stretch Series: Balance & Stamina
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Mindful Mother’s Day Storytime
    T-shirt Transformation 101
    Events for May

    6th

    No Events
    Events for May

    7th

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Today’s theme: May flowers & baskets

    Local artist Catinka Knoth will lead workshops on creating art for May themes such as American Wetlands Month and International Migratory Birds Day, at Rockland Public Library. Classes meet 11 a.m. Mondays, in the Community Room. Led by Knoth, participants create their own art. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied. Knoth provides instruction and guidance in drawing and creating the May themes. Each week class explores a different subject. Participants work with pencil, colored pencil, crayon, and sometimes with scissors and collage, with a focus on drawing in color.

    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.

    05:15 PM

    Adult Crafting: Quilted Cards

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Homemade cards

    Why should kids have all the fun? Come join us in the Children’s room to cut, glue, and create your own homemade cards in honor of Mother’s Day.

    06:30 PM

    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour

    Hosted by Jesse Ellis. Unlike a traditional class, this is a place for people to learn the basics of American Sign Language by doing, and grow by learning. It is a place for people to learn about Deaf Culture. Each week we will learn basics for conversational sign; you will build your language skills through conversing with others, asking questions about vocabulary and grammar. It is a voice-off environment; finger spelling is taught and encouraged. Jesse Ellis is fluent in sign language, tutored for 2.5 years in undergraduate school and attended Gallaudet University, a Deaf school for 3 years for her Masters degree.

    Events for May

    8th

    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Today’s theme: Mother’s Day cards

    Children will draw May flowers and May baskets, Mother’s Day cards, marsh life, Memorial Day themes, and migratory birds at this month’s children’s drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth. May is also American Wetlands Month. Children will explore marsh and wetland habitats by drawing such animals as egrets, frogs, and beavers.
    International Migratory Birds Day, another May celebration, gives the opportunity to draw Spring warblers and other migratory birds. Knoth leads attendees in step-by-step drawing instruction for the day’s theme. The class also works with papercutting.

    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 - 06:00 PM

    John Steele: Photographic Journey to Vietnam

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Vietnam Vet and photographer John Steele will share photos from his most recent trip to Vietnam, which was this March for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the My Lai Massacre. Steele will share a brief history of Vietnam, discuss how Vietnam is changing and show images of the South & North, as well as talk about what happened at My Lai and share photos from his journey there.

    Events for May

    9th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walker” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

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

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    02:00 PM

    Sled Kites with Owls Head Transportation Museum’s Rob Verbsky

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Spend the afternoon trying to reach for the clouds! Join the Owls Head Transportation Museum at the Library in building and flying kites. These “flexible flyers” get up in the air with very little wind and fold up neatly for travel. Suggested for children ages 6-11. All materials provided.

    05:30 PM

    City Council Budget Review

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    Police, Fire/EMS, Public Services, Code, Contributions, Legal

    Events for May

    10th

    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

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Pop-up cards

    Join Miss Katie in cutting, gluing, and decorating your own spring mounted cards. Creative Art Crew is for all ages and abilities. You don’t have to be “crafty” to join!

    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Tick Talk by Dr. Bea Szantyr

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Dr. Bea Szantyr

    May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Dr Bea Szantyr will present a program about Lyme and how to keep yourself and family safe while enjoying the outdoors. Dr. Szantyr’s interest in Lyme disease and related tick- borne disorders began near two decades ago, and now consists of thousands of hours of continuing education and investigation. Included will be updated information from the Maine CDC, as well as information on other tick-borne diseases that occur in Maine.

    Events for May

    11th

    Events for May

    12th

    09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Stretch Series: Balance & Stamina

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Patti Luchetti

    Taught by Patti Luchetti. Classes will begin with balance exercises, simple steps, and will end with relaxation. All levels of experience are welcome. Those who are new to a movement program or who are seeking to regain past abilities are especially encouraged to attend. We’ll be using a carpeted space; we’ll make full use of chairs; students should wear loose, comfortable clothing or gym wear. Registration is not necessary, but participants are encouraged to attend all classes in the series. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability. Part of the Checkout Movement …series.

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    11:30 AM - 06:00 PM

    T-shirt Transformation 101

    Get Ready to Rock in a new t-shirt this summer for the “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program. Join librarians Jessie and Patty and learn how to transform your old t-shirts into something new and awesome that you’ll actually want to wear~ using low and no-sew techniques. Let’s cut, paint, dye and alter together! We will have some t-shirts available, but bring your own T-shirt to ensure proper size. Suitable for teens and adults.

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    14Adult Art Workshop
    City Council Meeting
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
    15
    15Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Primaries, Parties and Ranked Choice Voting: What You Need to Know
    Special Council Meeting, Historic Preservation Presentation
    16
    16“Wednesday Walker” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Tech Class: Pronunciator
    City Council Budget Review
    17
    17Baby Time with Miss Katie
    LEGO™ Club
    Planning Board Meeting
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Discussion: Tidying Up, Sparking Joy, and…Swedish Death Cleaning?
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    19
    19Community Blood Pressure Clinic
    Stretch Series: Balance & Stamina
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for May

    13th

    No Events
    Events for May

    14th

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Today’s theme: Frogs, lily ponds, herons, & egrets

    Local artist Catinka Knoth will lead workshops on creating art for May themes such as American Wetlands Month and International Migratory Birds Day, at Rockland Public Library. Classes meet 11 a.m. Mondays, in the Community Room. Led by Knoth, participants create their own art. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied.

    Knoth provides instruction and guidance in drawing and creating the May themes. Each week class explores a different subject. Participants work with pencil, colored pencil, crayon, and sometimes with scissors and collage, with a focus on drawing in color.

    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.

    06:30 PM

    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour

    Hosted by Jesse Ellis. Unlike a traditional class, this is a place for people to learn the basics of American Sign Language by doing, and grow by learning. It is a place for people to learn about Deaf Culture. Each week we will learn basics for conversational sign; you will build your language skills through conversing with others, asking questions about vocabulary and grammar. It is a voice-off environment; finger spelling is taught and encouraged. Jesse Ellis is fluent in sign language, tutored for 2.5 years in undergraduate school and attended Gallaudet University, a Deaf school for 3 years for her Masters degree.

    Events for May

    15th

    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Today’s theme: Marsh & wetlands life

    Children will draw May flowers and May baskets, Mother’s Day cards, marsh life, Memorial Day themes, and migratory birds at this month’s children’s drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth. May is also American Wetlands Month. Children will explore marsh and wetland habitats by drawing such animals as egrets, frogs, and beavers.
    International Migratory Birds Day, another May celebration, gives the opportunity to draw Spring warblers and other migratory birds. Knoth leads attendees in step-by-step drawing instruction for the day’s theme. The class also works with papercutting.

    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.

    05:30 PM - 06:00 PM

    Primaries, Parties and Ranked Choice Voting: What You Need to Know

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    The Midcoast Chapter of the League of Women Voters will hold a public forum on to discuss party primaries, how they work in Maine, who can participate, why they matter, and what people need to know about ranked choice voting for this election. The forum will include a panel discussion. In addition, a report on the status of ranked choice voting will be presented by a member of the League of Women Voters of Maine. The purpose of the event is to educate voters and encourage them to take part in the primary election. It is not a candidate forum.

    Events for May

    16th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walker” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

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

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    03:45 PM

    Tech Class: Pronunciator

    Rockland Library’s Free Language-Learning App

    Every patron has access to the langueage learning software Pronunciator. Come explore what this program has to offer: lessons, drills, quizzes, augdiobooks, movies, live teacher-led conversation classes and more. Bring a device if you would like to download the app.

    05:30 PM

    City Council Budget Review

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    WWTF, REC, Assessing, Clerk, City Hall, Community Development, Finance

    Events for May

    17th

    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 - 05:00 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.

    Events for May

    18th

    No Events
    Events for May

    19th

    08:45 AM - 09:45 PM

    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.

    09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Stretch Series: Balance & Stamina

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Patti Luchetti

    Taught by Patti Luchetti. Classes will begin with balance exercises, simple steps, and will end with relaxation. All levels of experience are welcome. Those who are new to a movement program or who are seeking to regain past abilities are especially encouraged to attend. We’ll be using a carpeted space; we’ll make full use of chairs; students should wear loose, comfortable clothing or gym wear. Registration is not necessary, but participants are encouraged to attend all classes in the series. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability. Part of the Checkout Movement …series.

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

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    21
    21No Code Officer Available
    Adult Art Workshop
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
    22
    22No Code Officer Available
    April Showers Bring May Flowers Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    REDAC Meeting
    Harbor Management Commission Meeting
    23
    23“Wednesday Walker” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    STEM Workshop: Airplanes & Helicopters
    City Council Budget Meeting
    24
    24Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Parks Commission Meeting
    2018 Rockland Coast Guard City Appreciation Dinner
    Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
    Film: Planet Ocean
    25
    25Housing Task Force Meeting
    26
    26Stretch Series: Balance & Stamina
    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Garden Lunch
    Events for May

    20th

    No Events
    Events for May

    21st

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Today’s theme: Migratory birds

    Local artist Catinka Knoth will lead workshops on creating art for May themes such as American Wetlands Month and International Migratory Birds Day, at Rockland Public Library. Classes meet 11 a.m. Mondays, in the Community Room. Led by Knoth, participants create their own art. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied. Knoth provides instruction and guidance in drawing and creating the
    May themes. Each week class explores a different subject. Participants work with pencil, colored pencil, crayon, and sometimes with scissors and collage, with a focus on drawing in color.

    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.

    06:30 PM

    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour

    Hosted by Jesse Ellis. Unlike a traditional class, this is a place for people to learn the basics of American Sign Language by doing, and grow by learning. It is a place for people to learn about Deaf Culture. Each week we will learn basics for conversational sign; you will build your language skills through conversing with others, asking questions about vocabulary and grammar. It is a voice-off environment; finger spelling is taught and encouraged. Jesse Ellis is fluent in sign language, tutored for 2.5 years in undergraduate school and attended Gallaudet University, a Deaf school for 3 years for her Masters degree.

    Events for May

    22nd

    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Today’s theme: Memorial Day

    Children will draw May flowers and May baskets, Mother’s Day cards, marsh life, Memorial Day themes, and migratory birds at this month’s children’s drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth. May is also American Wetlands Month. Children will explore marsh and wetland habitats by drawing such animals as egrets, frogs, and beavers.
    International Migratory Birds Day, another May celebration, gives the opportunity to draw Spring warblers and other migratory birds. Knoth leads attendees in step-by-step drawing instruction for the day’s theme. The class also works with papercutting.

    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.

    Events for May

    23rd

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walker” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

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

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    03:45 PM

    STEM Workshop: Airplanes & Helicopters

    Paper Helicopters

    Come learn about aerodynamics with Miss Katie and Ms. Jessie. Create different types of paper gliders and helicopters. Theorize & expriement with what improves their build. Then fly your creations on the library lawn.

    05:30 PM

    City Council Budget Meeting

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    CIP, General Fund Tax, Debt Service, Technology, GA, Preliminary Adoption

    Events for May

    24th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    06:30 PM

    Film: Planet Ocean

    Trailer for Planet Ocean

    (2012, 93 min) Planet Ocean captures extraordinary images of our remarkable oceans – the source of all life on our planet. Filmed by directors Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot, along with an outstanding team of international underwater cinematographers in partnership with OMEGA and with the scientific support of Tara Expeditions. The film aims to explain some of the planet’s greatest natural mysteries, while reinforcing how essential it is that mankind learns to live in harmony with our oceans.

    Events for May

    25th

    Events for May

    26th

    09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Stretch Series: Balance & Stamina

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Patti Luchetti

    Taught by Patti Luchetti. Classes will begin with balance exercises, simple steps, and will end with relaxation. All levels of experience are welcome. Those who are new to a movement program or who are seeking to regain past abilities are especially encouraged to attend. We’ll be using a carpeted space; we’ll make full use of chairs; students should wear loose, comfortable clothing or gym wear. Registration is not necessary, but participants are encouraged to attend all classes in the series. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability. Part of the Checkout Movement …series.

    10:00 AM

    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics

    Participants will have a chance to explore and perhaps broaden their definition of a classic, read both fiction and non-fiction classics, and branch out to modern classics as well. The group will discuss a different title each month.

    This month’s title is Emma by Jane Austen.

    Hosted by Mary Ann Giasson. Future titles will be selected by the group. Free and open to the public.

    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

    Garden Lunch

    Join Miss Jean in the Children’s garden as we make “lettuce scoops: from our own seedlings. Mix, taste, add, and eat! Fun for the whole family.

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    28Holiday Closure- Memorial Day
    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour
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    29Children’s Drawing Workshop
    30
    30“Wednesday Walker” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    31
    31Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Dave Morrison & Maureen Egan: Responding to Adversity Through Art
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    Events for May

    27th

    No Events
    Events for May

    28th

    06:30 PM

    American Sign Language Silent Social Hour

    Hosted by Jesse Ellis. Unlike a traditional class, this is a place for people to learn the basics of American Sign Language by doing, and grow by learning. It is a place for people to learn about Deaf Culture. Each week we will learn basics for conversational sign; you will build your language skills through conversing with others, asking questions about vocabulary and grammar. It is a voice-off environment; finger spelling is taught and encouraged. Jesse Ellis is fluent in sign language, tutored for 2.5 years in undergraduate school and attended Gallaudet University, a Deaf school for 3 years for her Masters degree.

    Events for May

    29th

    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Today’s theme: Migratory birds

    Children will draw May flowers and May baskets, Mother’s Day cards, marsh life, Memorial Day themes, and migratory birds at this month’s children’s drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth. May is also American Wetlands Month. Children will explore marsh and wetland habitats by drawing such animals as egrets, frogs, and beavers.
    International Migratory Birds Day, another May celebration, gives the opportunity to draw Spring warblers and other migratory birds. Knoth leads attendees in step-by-step drawing instruction for the day’s theme. The class also works with papercutting.

    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.

    Events for May

    30th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walker” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

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

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

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

    Events for May

    31st

    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 - 06:00 PM

    Dave Morrison & Maureen Egan: Responding to Adversity Through Art

    Come hear two of our favorite local poets as they discuss how writing helped them through tough times.

    Rockport resident Maureen Egan, author of The Light From Here: A Breast Cancer Story will share how making art—both writing and painting— supported her through a series of challenges, culminating in a breast cancer diagnosis in 2012. With the backdrop of her colorful art, her presentation unfolds as a journey of the heart, a portrayal of marriage, self-reflection, and adversity.

    When poet Dave Morrison was diagnosed with tonsillar cancer he reacted the only way he knew how; by writing poems which he published in the book Cancer Poems. “In these honest and courageous poems (Cancer Poems), Morrison shares his turbulent journey through the landscape of cancer, its painful paths and nearly unclimbable hills, its tremendous skies with bright stars of gratitude.” – Ellen Taylor, author of Floating .

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