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Mon, Tue & Thu:
9 AM to 8 PM

Wed, Fri & Sat:
9 AM to 5 PM

1 PM to 5 PM

Closed Federal &
State Holidays

Book Stop Hours

Tues - Fri: 
10 AM to 1 PM

10 AM to 4 PM 




Tuesday, July 15 at 6:00 PM
Documentary & Panel Discussion: Consider the Conversation

None of us can predict what tomorrow may bring. That’s why it’s important to make your healthcare wishes known. Join Kno-Wal-Lin Healthcare & Hospice and Pen Bay Healthcare for a free screening of Consider the Conversation, a  documentary about advanced care planning. Read More...

Thursday, July 17 at 6:00 PM
Author Talk: Harry Gratwick-- Historic Shipwrecks of Penobscot Bay

Local author Harry Gratwick explores some of Penobscot Bay’s most historic and dramatic shipwrecks, from what caused the wrecks to what happened during those fateful moments when the ships were going down. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Saturday, July 19 at  11:00 AM
Art Workshop for Children: Painting Fruit on Fabric

Hope Angier will follow-up her reading with a workshop entitled “Painting Fruit on Fabric”. Participants will have an opportunity to learn a few basic, traditional, decorative painting techniques. They will create three pieces of fruit by learning how to fit the elements of the design together like a puzzle using a layering technique. After a brief practice session, each student will paint their own “finished” original Angier design on fabric.

Library to Serve as Free Summer Lunch Site

Beginning June 23 and continuing through August 15, the Library will serve as a Free Summer Lunch site for eligible children and their families weekdays from 12-12:30.  For more information and additional details, click here.

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program Today!

The program runs from June 21 - August 16 but you can click, "Sign Me Up," to register online and begin logging your books starting now. Programs for all ages: Fizz, Boom, Read: Family Readers; Fizz, Boom, Read: Independent Readers; Spark a Reaction: Teens & Tweens; & Literary Elements: Adult Readers. Online Training Library

The Maine State Library is currently offering a “2 week Access E-Pass” to the Online Training Library. is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, design, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals.The site offers over 2,500 video courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. From May 2014 to February 2015, public library patrons throughout Maine will have the opportunity to use a two week subscription that allows access to all of the training content available on the Lynda website. Here's how...


Bernard Langlais Art

Along with a number of organizations in the Georges River Watershed, Rockland Public Library recently received several pieces of art by Bernard Langlais.  John and Yoke DiGiorgio made a wonderful short film about the joint project of the Kohler Foundation, Colby College Museum of Art, and the Georges River Land Trust and the restoration  which took place at the Langlais' (former) Cushing estate.


 Let's Draw Maine Memories of July!
Children's Drawing Classes

Children will explore drawing Maine memories this July at the weekly drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Children ages 6 and up follow along with Knoth in drawing a variety of motifs. July themes will include subjects such as: favorite cats & dogs from Maine books; Rockland - buildings & landmarks of a Maine town; marine mammals - harbor seals, whales, porpoises; and classic Maine scenes.  Students follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates drawing a variety of motifs.

Coastal Maine Floral Landscapes
July Adult Art Classes

Catinka Knoth will give a series of  free drawing  classes on depicting Maine coastal floral scenes in the Community Room, 11 a.m.,  Mondays in July. Each week offers a different scene to explore.  Participants will create art using pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and scissors, with an emphasis on drawing in color. Knoth will give instruction and guidance. She invites students of all levels to come make art  in this communal and diverse environment .Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied.

Programs & Events

Adult Art Workshop / Monday, July 14, 2014 11:00 AM
Adult Art Workshop: Rosa Rugosa - Beach Roses by the Maine Seashore
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:00 PM
Let's Draw Rockland - landmark scenes of a Maine town!
Documentary & Talk: Consider the Conversation / Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:00 PM
Documentary & Panel Discussion: Consider the Conversation
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:30 AM
Storytime and Crafts
Farmers' Market Storytime / Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:00 AM
Farmers' Market Storytime
Author Talk: Harry Gratwick / Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:00 PM
Historic Shipwrecks of Penobscot Bay
Baby Storytime / Friday, July 18, 2014 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Storytime & Craft / Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Art Workshop for Kids: Painting Fruit on Fabric / Saturday, July 19, 2014 11:00 AM
Art Workshop for Children: Painting Fruit on Fabric with Artist Hope Angier
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, July 21, 2014 11:00 AM
Adult Art Workshop: Oriental Poppies in an Early Summer Garden
Children's Writing Club / Monday, July 21, 2014 4:30 PM
Children's Writing Club
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, July 22, 2014 4:00 PM
Let's Draw Marine Mammals!
Film: High Noon / Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:00 PM
Film: High Noon
Baby Storytime / Friday, July 25, 2014 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Summer Family Concert with Old Town Road / Friday, July 25, 2014 10:30 AM
Summer Family Concert with Old Town Road Musical Duo
Creativity Science Trunk Opening / Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:00 AM
Creativity Science Trunk Opening
History Talk: Esley Hamilton / Saturday, July 26, 2014 2:00 PM
Front Porch and Log Cabin: the Presidents’ Homes and the Presidential Image
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, July 28, 2014 11:00 AM
Adult Art Workshop: Daisies by Marshall Point Light
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:00 PM
Let's Draw Classic Maine Scenes!
Wellness Series: Therapeutic Hypnosis / Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00 PM
Wellness Series: Therapeutic Hypnosis
Death Café / Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:00 PM
Death Café
Author Talk: John Ford & Mark Nickerson / Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:00 PM
Author Talk: John Ford & Mark Nickerson

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