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    1CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
    2
    2CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
    3
    3Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Destination Wellness: Shamanism for Power and Healing
    4
    4REDAC Meeting
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Short Term Rental Task Force
    Agenda Setting Council Meeting
    5
    5Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    Ad-Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Simple Books: Fold & Stitch with Cynthia McGuirl
    6
    7
    7Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti
    Events for September

    1st

    Events for September

    2nd

    Events for September

    3rd

    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.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Butterflies and Monarch butterfly migration, September gardens

    “Let’s Draw September Harvests”

    Children, and those young at heart, will explore farming, harvest, and seasonal themes in this September’s ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth The “Let’s Draw Together!” sessions, geared for ages six and up, also welcome adults. The library requests that children age ten and under have an adult accompany them. Classes meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. in the Friends Community Room, FMI the library at 594-0310.

    September subjects include butterflies and Monarch butterfly migration; farm scenes of haying and the fall harvest; farm animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, roosters, geese, and ducks; visits to the apple orchard and apple picking; and September gardens. Each week is a different subject.

    06:30 PM

    Destination Wellness: Shamanism for Power and Healing

    Rockland Public Library

    Shamanic practitioners Susan & Chris Marshall

    Around the world, shamanism is a common practice for gaining knowledge and healing in indigenous as well as urban cultures. A 40,000 year old tradition, shamanism is the altering of consciousness to travel to spiritual realms to call on spirit power for the good of self, others, and all life. The term “shaman” comes from the Tungus of Siberia, but core shamanic methods are found on every continent and don’t derive from any single tradition’s sacred rituals.

    In this interactive session, we’ll explain key points about shamanism, experience the drum, and interweave questions and discussion. We’ll talk about the journey to explore spirit worlds and get information, power animals and spirit teachers, and how the shaman works by clearing intrusions, power imbalances and doing soul retrieval. Most of us can learn to evolve relationships with spirit teachers and power animals for receiving guidance and healing, and

    we’ll present some next steps for those interested.

    For more information: www.thirteenthmooncenter.net. Moonarts@gmail.com 207-589-3063

    Chris Marshall is a retired professor of anthropology and shamanic practitioner. Susan is a registered art therapist, shamanic practitioner, and a graduate of the advanced three-year training program of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. They have been studying and practicing shamanism for 28 years and have taught basic and advanced classes in core shamanism for 25 years.

    Events for September

    4th

    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 September

    5th

    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

    Simple Books: Fold & Stitch with Cynthia McGuirl

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    For teens & adults. Participants in this mini Book Arts workshop will learn basic bookbinding techniques using easily available materials and tools. We’ll do a little folding and a little stitching. We’ll make a 6-page booklet from a single sheet of paper, and learn the versatile pamphlet stitch. Both are ‘no glue’ structures. Each student will go home with their sample books and instructions for creating them. Suitable for beginners and artists who want to explore book making. Space is limited, so sign-up is required. Please call 594-0310 or sign up at the reference desk. All materials and tools will be provided.

    Events for September

    6th

    No Events
    Events for September

    7th

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Instructor Patti Luchetti

    Led by Patti Luchetti, this class will begin with balance exercises, include a full body stretch and end with relaxation. We’ll be using a carpeted space and make full use of chairs. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing or gym wear.

    This class is a 5 week series, no sign-up necessary; all levels welcome.  FREE & OPEN to the public. Those who are new to a movement program or those who seek to regain past abilities are especially encouraged to attend.

    Patti Luchetti has studied Modern and ethnic dance forms for 25+ years and is currently a student of yoga and enjoys the practice of Tai Chi. She is director of Shalimar’s Studio of Oriental Dance in Rockland.

    8
    9
    9Adult Art Workshop
    Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti
    Council Meeting
    10
    10Bike Maine
    Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    11
    11Bike Maine
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Harbor Trail Committee Meeting
    12
    12Bike Maine
    Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Art Journal Workshop Series with Jill Langdon
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Ad Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Protecting and Preserving Wabanaki Basketmaking Traditions Threatened by the Emerald Ash Borer
    13
    13Tech Tools: Ins and Outs of Instagram
    14
    14Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti
    Events for September

    8th

    No Events
    Events for September

    9th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Harjula’s barn

    “Scenes of September in Maine”

    Catinka Knoth will teach drawing “Scenes of September in Maine”, with a focus on buildings. Led by Knoth, participants will make their own drawings in color, using colored pencils and crayons. Knoth offers the adult workshops free and with materials supplied.

    Knoth will lead students in drawing several scenes of iconic local Maine buildings. Students may experience simple aspects of perspective theory. They will also practice the technique of coloring in without using outlines. Familiar buildings from St. George and South Thomaston along the St. George peninsula and Rte 131 will serve as subjects for the classes. Each week is a different building – a one room schoolhouse or church, a barn, and a grange.

    Knoth paints watercolors of Maine and whimsical animal scenes, which she offers as cards and prints. She teaches a free weekly children’s drawing class at Rockland Public Library, sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. FMI Knoth at 593-6085, or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

     

     

    05:15 PM - 06:15 PM

    Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Instructor Patti Luchetti

    Led by Patti Luchetti, this class will begin with balance exercises, include a full body stretch and end with relaxation. We’ll be using a carpeted space and make full use of chairs. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing or gym wear.

    This class is a 5 week series, no sign-up necessary; all levels welcome.  FREE & OPEN to the public. Those who are new to a movement program or those who seek to regain past abilities are especially encouraged to attend.

    Patti Luchetti has studied Modern and ethnic dance forms for 25+ years and is currently a student of yoga and enjoys the practice of Tai Chi. She is director of Shalimar’s Studio of Oriental Dance in Rockland.

    Events for September

    10th

    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.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Farm scenes of haying and the fall harvest

    “Let’s Draw September Harvests”

    Children, and those young at heart, will explore farming, harvest, and seasonal themes in this September’s ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth The “Let’s Draw Together!” sessions, geared for ages six and up, also welcome adults. The library requests that children age ten and under have an adult accompany them.

    September subjects include butterflies and Monarch butterfly migration; farm scenes of haying and the fall harvest; farm animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, roosters, geese, and ducks; visits to the apple orchard and apple picking; and September gardens. Each week is a different subject.

    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 – Katie Drago, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

     

     

    Events for September

    11th

    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 September

    12th

    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.

    11:00 AM

    Art Journal Workshop Series with Jill Langdon

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Local artist Jill Langdon

    An eight week series. Jill Langdon offers a workshop on art journaling where no experience is required – in either art or journaling. Art journaling is a combination of writing down your thoughts on a particular subject and then creatively embellishing it with art in your own way and style. Classes run every Thursday morning from 11am to noon through October 31st. The only items participants need to bring is their own journal and their imagination! Jill Langdon is an award winning, local, fine artist who has been painting and journaling for almost 40 years.

    06:30 PM

    Protecting and Preserving Wabanaki Basketmaking Traditions Threatened by the Emerald Ash Borer

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Darren Ranco of the Penobscot Nation

    Part of the World in Your Library Series. How will the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer impact Wabanaki Basket-making traditions in the State of Maine? Join us for a presentation by Darren Ranco, PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine and citizen/member of the Penobscot Nation to explore this topic. He will discuss work that he and a team of research partners have been doing since 2009 to prepare for the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer, and what the future of Wabanaki basketmaking looks like given this very serious threat.

    Events for September

    13th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Tech Tools: Ins and Outs of Instagram

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join librarian Jessie Blanchard in setting up an Instagram account. Learn how to edit and share pictures to your feed, create stories, follow your favorite groups and more. You must have your own device for this class; a smartphone or tablet is recommended. Please call 594-0310 to sign up.

    Events for September

    14th

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Instructor Patti Luchetti

    Led by Patti Luchetti, this class will begin with balance exercises, include a full body stretch and end with relaxation. We’ll be using a carpeted space and make full use of chairs. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing or gym wear.

    This class is a 5 week series, no sign-up necessary; all levels welcome.  FREE & OPEN to the public. Those who are new to a movement program or those who seek to regain past abilities are especially encouraged to attend.

    Patti Luchetti has studied Modern and ethnic dance forms for 25+ years and is currently a student of yoga and enjoys the practice of Tai Chi. She is director of Shalimar’s Studio of Oriental Dance in Rockland.

    15
    16
    16Adult Art Workshop
    Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti
    Special Council Meeting – Storm Water Master Plan
    17
    17Rockin’ Storytime
    Planning Board Meeting
    Harbor Management Commission
    18
    18“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    A Matter of Balance Workshop Series
    Storytime & Craft
    REDAC Meeting
    Zoning Board of Appeals
    Special Council Meeting
    19
    19Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Art Journal Workshop Series with Jill Langdon
    LEGO™ Club
    Energy Advisory Committee Meeting
    Ad Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    POSTPONED World in Your Library Talk: Race & Mass Incarceration with Leroy Rowe
    20
    21
    21Comprehensive Planning Commission – Community Meeting
    Adult Coloring Club
    Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti
    Events for September

    15th

    No Events
    Events for September

    16th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Fin-Am Church, or, Little Green Schoolhouse

    “Scenes of September in Maine”

    Catinka Knoth will teach drawing “Scenes of September in Maine”, with a focus on buildings. Led by Knoth, participants will make their own drawings in color, using colored pencils and crayons. Knoth offers the adult workshops free and with materials supplied.

    Knoth will lead students in drawing several scenes of iconic local Maine buildings. Students may experience simple aspects of perspective theory. They will also practice the technique of coloring in without using outlines. Familiar buildings from St. George and South Thomaston along the St. George peninsula and Rte 131 will serve as subjects for the classes. Each week is a different building – a one room schoolhouse or church, a barn, and a grange.

    Knoth paints watercolors of Maine and whimsical animal scenes, which she offers as cards and prints. She 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

     

    05:15 PM - 06:15 PM

    Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Instructor Patti Luchetti

    Led by Patti Luchetti, this class will begin with balance exercises, include a full body stretch and end with relaxation. We’ll be using a carpeted space and make full use of chairs. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing or gym wear.

    This class is a 5 week series, no sign-up necessary; all levels welcome.  FREE & OPEN to the public. Those who are new to a movement program or those who seek to regain past abilities are especially encouraged to attend.

    Patti Luchetti has studied Modern and ethnic dance forms for 25+ years and is currently a student of yoga and enjoys the practice of Tai Chi. She is director of Shalimar’s Studio of Oriental Dance in Rockland.

    05:30 PM

    Special Council Meeting – Storm Water Master Plan

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     

    270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     

    CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

     

    September 13, 2019

     

    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, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 AT 5:30 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     

    [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     

     

    City Council Discussion w/Wright Pierce – Storm Water Master Plan

     

     

    YOUR PUNCTUAL ATTENDANCE IS REQUESTED

    PER ORDER OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ROCKLAND

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    _________________________________

                                                                                  STUART H. SYLVESTER

                                                       CITY CLERK

    Events for September

    17th

    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 September

    18th

    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

    A Matter of Balance Workshop Series

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    A eight week series, co-sponsored with Journey to Health. Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed for community dwelling adults age 60 and older to increase activity levels and reduce the fear of falling. If you are concerned about falls, have sustained falls in the past, or are interested in improving your flexibility, balance and strength, this class is for you. Registration is required. To register, please call 301-3950 or visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

    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.

    05:30 PM

    Special Council Meeting

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     

    270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     

    CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

     

    September 13, 2019

     

    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 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 AT 5:30 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     

    [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     

     

    City Council Discussion w/Contracted Planner – Lot Size & Setbacks

    (Housing Options)

     

     

    YOUR PUNCTUAL ATTENDANCE IS REQUESTED

    PER ORDER OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ROCKLAND

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    _________________________________

                                                                                  STUART H. SYLVESTER

                                                       CITY CLERK

    Events for September

    19th

    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.

    11:00 AM

    Art Journal Workshop Series with Jill Langdon

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Local artist Jill Langdon

    An eight week series. Jill Langdon offers a workshop on art journaling where no experience is required – in either art or journaling. Art journaling is a combination of writing down your thoughts on a particular subject and then creatively embellishing it with art in your own way and style. Classes run every Thursday morning from 11am to noon through October 31st. The only items participants need to bring is their own journal and their imagination! Jill Langdon is an award winning, local, fine artist who has been painting and journaling for almost 40 years.

    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 - 07:30 PM

    POSTPONED World in Your Library Talk: Race & Mass Incarceration with Leroy Rowe

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Dr. Leroy M. Rowe

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO SPEAKER ILLNESS. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR A FUTURE DATE

    A Part of the World in Your Library Series. Dr. Leroy Rowe will be discussing the issue of race and mass incarceration in America.

    Dr. Leroy M. Rowe received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Missouri. Professor Rowe’s research and teaching interests focus on the social and political experiences of African Americans during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with an emphasis on race, gender, and sexuality. His current book project seeks to document and explain the relationship between black families and state institutions through the lens of the familial and institutional experiences of African American delinquent girls who were committed at the State Industrial Home for Negro Girls at Tipton, Missouri.

    World in Your Library is a speaker series focused on current events and relevant issues, both local and international. Free to Maine’s libraries, World in Your Library gives small rural communities access to experts and the opportunity to explore complex topics, gain insight, and broaden perspectives.

    Events for September

    20th

    No Events
    Events for September

    21st

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Comprehensive Planning Commission – Community Meeting

    Flanagan Community Center

    WHAT’S YOUR VISION OF ROCKLAND IN THE FUTURE?

    Join us for another community conversation about the City’s Comprehensive Plan update, and to help us think about Rockland’s future.

    At this meeting, we will be thinking about Rockland 20 years from now.  How should our neighborhoods look and function in the future?  Where should growth occur?

    JOIN US!

     

     

    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.

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Instructor Patti Luchetti

    Led by Patti Luchetti, this class will begin with balance exercises, include a full body stretch and end with relaxation. We’ll be using a carpeted space and make full use of chairs. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing or gym wear.

    This class is a 5 week series, no sign-up necessary; all levels welcome.  FREE & OPEN to the public. Those who are new to a movement program or those who seek to regain past abilities are especially encouraged to attend.

    Patti Luchetti has studied Modern and ethnic dance forms for 25+ years and is currently a student of yoga and enjoys the practice of Tai Chi. She is director of Shalimar’s Studio of Oriental Dance in Rockland.

    22
    23
    23Adult Art Workshop
    Historic Preservation Committee
    Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti
    Special Council Meeting
    24
    24Rockin’ Storytime
    National Voter Registration Day Voter Drive
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Author Talk: Robyn Metcalfe, Food Routes
    25
    25“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    A Matter of Balance Workshop Series
    Storytime & Craft
    STEM Workshop: Slingshot Straw Rockets
    26
    26Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Art Journal Workshop Series with Jill Langdon
    Lime City Humor with Ben Perry and Stanley
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Documentary Film Screening: The Feeling of Being Watched
    27
    27American Red Cross Blood Drive
    28
    28Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti
    Events for September

    22nd

    No Events
    Events for September

    23rd

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: St. George Grange

    “Scenes of September in Maine”

    Catinka Knoth will teach drawing “Scenes of September in Maine”, with a focus on buildings. Led by Knoth, participants will make their own drawings in color, using colored pencils and crayons. Knoth offers the adult workshops free and with materials supplied.

    Knoth will lead students in drawing several scenes of iconic local Maine buildings. Students may experience simple aspects of perspective theory. They will also practice the technique of coloring in without using outlines. Familiar buildings from St. George and South Thomaston along the St. George peninsula and Rte 131 will serve as subjects for the classes. Each week is a different building – a one room schoolhouse or church, a barn, and a grange.

    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. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public.

    05:15 PM - 06:15 PM

    Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Instructor Patti Luchetti

    Led by Patti Luchetti, this class will begin with balance exercises, include a full body stretch and end with relaxation. We’ll be using a carpeted space and make full use of chairs. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing or gym wear.

    This class is a 5 week series, no sign-up necessary; all levels welcome.  FREE & OPEN to the public. Those who are new to a movement program or those who seek to regain past abilities are especially encouraged to attend.

    Patti Luchetti has studied Modern and ethnic dance forms for 25+ years and is currently a student of yoga and enjoys the practice of Tai Chi. She is director of Shalimar’s Studio of Oriental Dance in Rockland.

    Events for September

    24th

    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.

    01:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    National Voter Registration Day Voter Drive

    Rockland Public Library

    Make sure your vote counts! Don’t let your part in the democratic process be sacrificed because you “forgot to register”. Volunteers from the Local League of Women Voters and staff of Rockland Public Library will be on hand all day to get you registered in time to get voting! 

    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Visits to the apple orchard and apple picking.

    “Let’s Draw September Harvests”

    Children, and those young at heart, will explore farming, harvest, and seasonal themes in this September’s ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth The “Let’s Draw Together!” sessions, geared for ages six and up, also welcome adults. The library requests that children age ten and under have an adult accompany them.

    September subjects include butterflies and Monarch butterfly migration; farm scenes of haying and the fall harvest; farm animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, roosters, geese, and ducks; visits to the apple orchard and apple picking; and September gardens. Each week is a different subject.

    Sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin, the workshops, for age 6 and up,are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. FMI – Jean Young, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Author Talk: Robyn Metcalfe, Food Routes

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Even if we think we know a lot about good and healthy food—even if we buy organic, believe in slow food, and read Eater—we probably don’t know much about how food gets to the table. What happens between the farm and the kitchen? Why are all avocados from Mexico? Why does a restaurant in Maine order lamb from New Zealand? In Food Routes, Robyn Metcalfe explores an often-overlooked aspect of the global food system: how food moves from producer to consumer. She finds that the food supply chain is adapting to our increasingly complex demands for both personalization and convenience—but, she says, it won’t be an easy ride.Networked, digital tools will improve the food system but will also challenge our relationship to food in anxiety-provoking ways. It might not be easy to transfer our affections from verdant fields of organic tomatoes to high-rise greenhouses tended by robots. And yet, argues Metcalfe—a cautious technology optimist—technological advances offer
    opportunities for innovations that can get better food to more people in an increasingly urbanized world.
    Metcalfe follows a slice of New York pizza and a club sandwich through the food supply chain; considers local foods, global foods, and food deserts; investigates the processing, packaging, and storage of food; explores
    the transportation networks that connect farm to plate; and explains how food can be tracked using sensors and the Internet of Things. Future food may be engineered, networked, and nearly independent of crops
    grown in fields. New technologies can make the food system more efficient—but at what cost to our traditionally close relationship with food?

    Robyn Metcalfe is a food historian and food futurist, and Lecturer and Research Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin as well as Director of Food+City.

    Events for September

    25th

    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

    A Matter of Balance Workshop Series

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    A eight week series, co-sponsored with Journey to Health. Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed for community dwelling adults age 60 and older to increase activity levels and reduce the fear of falling. If you are concerned about falls, have sustained falls in the past, or are interested in improving your flexibility, balance and strength, this class is for you. Registration is required. To register, please call 301-3950 or visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

    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: Slingshot Straw Rockets

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Test the limits of your aeronautical skills with Miss Katie and Ms. Jessie! This month we will be making slingshot straw rockets. We’ll help you build your own then head to the library lawn to fly them!

    Events for September

    26th

    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.

    11:00 AM

    Art Journal Workshop Series with Jill Langdon

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Local artist Jill Langdon

    An eight week series. Jill Langdon offers a workshop on art journaling where no experience is required – in either art or journaling. Art journaling is a combination of writing down your thoughts on a particular subject and then creatively embellishing it with art in your own way and style. Classes run every Thursday morning from 11am to noon through October 31st. The only items participants need to bring is their own journal and their imagination! Jill Langdon is an award winning, local, fine artist who has been painting and journaling for almost 40 years.

    02:00 PM

    Lime City Humor with Ben Perry and Stanley

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Big Ben & Stanley

    Ben Perry makes punny novelties that date back to 1973, when he first came up with “IT” in a nutshell, followed by the “Stool Sample” some years later. He has put together well over forty humorous novelties which are now mostly displayed in the recent publication, Lime City Humor.

    Ben Perry was born and raised in Rockland, Maine. After graduating from Rockland High School in 1954 he entered the US Navy and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. After selling automobiles and managing a car dealership parts department, he worked for Fisher Engineering as the Personnel Manager and Safety Director. Upon retiring in 1990 his next career was with Camden National Bank, retiring from there in 2006. He and Stanley have performed at the Strand Theater, Watts Hall, the Rockland Historical Society,and several other local establishments.

    Stanley is a true ventriloquist since his mouth never moves. Stanley and Ben look forward to meeting you, telling funny stories, and then selling and signing books.

    06:30 PM

    Documentary Film Screening: The Feeling of Being Watched

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    (2018, 1 hr 27 min, directed by Assia Boundaoui)
    A collaboration with “POV,” PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. In the Arab-American neighborhood outside of Chicago where director Assia Boundaoui grew up, most of her neighbors think they have been under surveillance for over a decade. While investigating their experiences, Assia uncovers tens of thousands of pages of FBI documents that prove her hometown was the subject of one of the largest counterterrorism investigations ever conducted in the U.S. before 9/11, code-named “Operation Vulgar Betrayal.” With unprecedented access, The Feeling of Being Watched weaves the personal and the political as it follows the filmmaker’s examination of why her community fell under blanket government surveillance. The film follows Assia as she pieces together this secret FBI operation, while grappling with the effects of a lifetime of surveillance on herself and her family.

    Events for September

    27th

    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    American Red Cross Blood Drive

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Give blood in September! This fall’s drive will take place in the Community Room from 10 AM – 3 PM. Donors can sign up in advance by going to redcross.org.

    Events for September

    28th

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Instructor Patti Luchetti

    Led by Patti Luchetti, this class will begin with balance exercises, include a full body stretch and end with relaxation. We’ll be using a carpeted space and make full use of chairs. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing or gym wear.

    This class is a 5 week series, no sign-up necessary; all levels welcome.  FREE & OPEN to the public. Those who are new to a movement program or those who seek to regain past abilities are especially encouraged to attend.

    Patti Luchetti has studied Modern and ethnic dance forms for 25+ years and is currently a student of yoga and enjoys the practice of Tai Chi. She is director of Shalimar’s Studio of Oriental Dance in Rockland.

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