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.
Lynda.com Online Training Library
The Maine State Library is currently offering a “2 week Access E-Pass” to the Lynda.com Online Training Library. Lynda.com 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.