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Library Hours

Mon, Tue & Thu:
9 AM to 8 PM

Wed, Fri & Sat:
9 AM to 5 PM

Closed Federal &
State Holidays

Book Stop Hours

10 AM to 1 PM



The Library Advisory Committee meets on the last Monday of each month at 10am in the Library Board Room.

Welcome to the Rockland Public Library

 When the weather is Frightful
  Village Soup, Bangor Daily News, and Channels 6 & 13, or the Library’s Facebook Page for information on delays or closures.

Fake or Fact?
Check out Bowdoin College's great resource about evaluating news sources.



Tuesday, February 28th at 6:00 PM
Civil Discourse Workshop

The Library and the Midcoast Women’s Collective are co-sponsoring a workshop on Civil Discourse facilitated by Terry Hayes. The purpose of the program is to encourage rich and productive dialogue, to identify common ground, and learn techniques for communicating both effectively and respectfully particularly in difficult situations. Terry is a former state legislator, the current Maine State Treasurer, and she is a skilled and knowledgeable practitioner of, and advocate for, civil discourse.  After watching a short video that illustrates the possibilities and positive outcomes of civil discourse, Terry will facilitate both self-discovery exercises and group discussion/problem solving for future actions.

Thursday, March 2nd at 6:30 PM
Talk: Why Meditate?

Join Shastri Christopher St. John for a relaxed and inspiring conversation regarding the question: Why Meditate? Christopher will open with a discussion about the benefits of meditation and a synopsis of the most common reasons people have undertaken meditation throughout history (more) 



The Annual Poetry Month Contest is now open!
This year's theme- Away From Home

It's a big world; it's a small world. Where in the world do you want to go and why? For this year's Poetry Contest, we would like you to write about being away from home, and what that means to you. Your poem can be about someone from away, a special place you have gone or the place you most want to visit. Your poem's limit is world-wide. Take us on your journey. For full contest rules click here, then get writing and have fun! 


Programs & Events

Baby Storytime / Friday, February 24, 2017 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Talk: Children's Illustrator/Author Hazel Mitchell / Friday, February 24, 2017 2:00 PM
Free for kids of all ages.
Tea & Tots / Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:30 AM
Every 4th Saturday
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, February 27, 2017 11:00 AM
Mardi Gras masks and motifs
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:00 PM
Mardi Gras
Civil Discourse Workshop / Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:00 PM
Co-sponsored by the Midcoast Women's Collective
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, March 01, 2017 10:30 AM
Storytime and crafts or coloring
Art with Susan Beebe / Thursday, March 02, 2017 4:00 PM
Cardboard Castles, part 2
Talk: Why Meditate? / Thursday, March 02, 2017 6:30 PM
Co-sponsored by the Rockland Shambhala Meditation Center, in partnership with Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center.
Baby Storytime / Friday, March 03, 2017 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Family Storytime / Saturday, March 04, 2017 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, March 06, 2017 11:00 AM
This week: Iditarod sled dog races and Husky dogs
Astronomy 101 with Ron Thompson / Tuesday, March 07, 2017 6:00 PM
Dress for the weather!
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, March 08, 2017 10:30 AM
Storytime and craft or coloring
LEGO™ Club / Thursday, March 09, 2017 4:15 PM
Let's build!
Film: Food For Change / Thursday, March 09, 2017 6:30 PM
co-sponsored by the Good Tern Co-op
Baby Storytime / Friday, March 10, 2017 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Map Box Making with Cynthia McGuirl / Saturday, March 11, 2017 11:00 AM
Craft activity
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, March 13, 2017 11:00 AM
This week: St. Patrick's Day and Celtic designs
Cribbage Club / Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:00 PM
For all ages! Free and open to the public!

80 Union Street | Rockland, ME 04841 | Phone: (207) 594-0310 | Fax: (207) 594-0333

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