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Library Hours

Mon, Tue & Thu:
9 AM to 8 PM

Wed, Fri & Sat:
9 AM to 5 PM

Sun:
1 PM to 5 PM

Closed Federal &
State Holidays


Book Stop Hours

Mon-Sat:
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

Upcoming Closures:
The Library will be closed Sunday, May 27 & Monday, May 28
in observance of Memorial Day.



The 2018 Annual Poetry Contest Is Open! Click here for the full contest rules. 

 

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Looking for Donations for Annual Friends of Rockland Public Library Book, Plant, and Bake Sale

Friends of Rockland Public Library will be holding their Annual Book, Plant, and Bake Sale on Saturday, June 9 on the grounds of the library. We are currently looking for plant donations for the upcoming sale. We have a dedicated group of volunteers who are happy to come carefully dig, divide, and repot your perennials or collect any and all plants or garden stuff. All plants, great and small, welcome. Contact Rebecca Albright at 975-3946, becalbright1@gmail.com for more information.

We are also accepting donations of books for our upcoming sale. Please contact friendsofrocklandpubliclibrary@gmail.com for more information on book donations. As always, the Book and Plant Sale is complimented by the Bake Sale, featuring delicious treats prepared by Rockland Public Library volunteers. All proceeds benefit the Library. Thank you in advance. We couldn't run such a successful sale, year after year, without the support of our community!
 

News

 

Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 PM
Film: 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.

 

 

Saturday, May 26th at 9:00 AM
Saturday Stretch Series: Balance & Stamina

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.


 

Saturday, May 26th at 10:00 AM
Catching Up With the Classics Book Group

Readers will explore a variety of a classic stories, including non-fiction and modern classics. The group will discuss a different title each month. This month's book is Emma by Jane Austen. New members are always welcome. 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 26th at 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. 


 

 

Programs & Events

STEM Workshop: Aerodynamics / Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:45 PM
All are welcome
Baby Time / Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:30 AM
Upstairs in the children's room
Film: Planet Ocean / Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:30 PM
Free and open to the public
Saturday Stretch Series: Balance & Stamina / Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:00 AM
With Patti Luchetti
Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics / Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:00 AM
This month's book is: Emma, by Jane Austen
Garden Lunch / Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:30 AM
Let's eat!
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, May 29, 2018 4:00 PM
This week: Migratory birds
Illustrated Talk:Rockland Sculpture Race / Tuesday, May 29, 2018 6:00 PM
Brainstorm ideas for a Sculpture Race Entry!
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:30 AM
Hear some stories and color or do crafts
Baby Storytime / Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:30 AM
In the Children's room
Talk: Dave Morrison and Maureen Egan / Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:30 PM
A poetry reading and talk
Saturday Stretch Series: Balance & Stamina / Saturday, June 02, 2018 9:00 AM
With Patti Luchetti
Family Storytime / Saturday, June 02, 2018 10:30 AM
Storytime and crafts or coloring
Altered Book Workshop / Saturday, June 02, 2018 11:00 AM
All are welcome.
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, June 04, 2018 11:00 AM
This week: Hummingbirds & Rhododendrons
Silent Social Hour / Monday, June 04, 2018 6:30 PM
Learn and socialize in American Sign Language!
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, June 05, 2018 4:00 PM
This week: Summer activities and visits to the seashore
Destination Wellness: Healing with Bowenwork / Tuesday, June 05, 2018 6:30 PM
With Sherrie Clark and Patty Kitchen
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, June 06, 2018 10:30 AM
Storytime and craft/coloring
“Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club / Wednesday, June 06, 2018 10:30 AM
A weekly meeting for light exercise
Baby Time / Thursday, June 07, 2018 10:30 AM
Upstairs in the Children's Room
Nutrition Series: Eating Better on a Budget / Thursday, June 07, 2018 6:30 PM
Registration recommended
Saturday Stretch Series / Saturday, June 09, 2018 9:00 AM
A new regular Saturday program with Patti Luchetti
Family Storytime / Saturday, June 09, 2018 10:30 AM
All ages storytime and craft
World Doll Day Tea Party / Saturday, June 09, 2018 11:00 AM
Fun for all ages!
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, June 11, 2018 11:00 AM
This week: Cardinals & lilacs
Silent Social Hour / Monday, June 11, 2018 6:30 PM
Learn and socialize in American Sign Language!
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, June 12, 2018 4:00 PM
This week: Father's Day cards
Local History Talk: Railroad History, Boston-RKD / Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:30 PM
Co-sponsored by the Rockland Historical Society
"Wednesday Walkers" Walking Club / Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:30 AM
A weekly meeting for light exercise.
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:30 AM
Storytime and craft or coloring
Tech Class: Legal Forms and Business Center / Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:00 AM
Learn our new databases
Yoga Class at Rockland Library / Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:00 PM
Registration is required, class is limited to 12.
Baby Time / Thursday, June 14, 2018 10:30 AM
Baby Time
Creative Art Crew / Thursday, June 14, 2018 3:45 PM
This month: Fairy Houses
Collective Voices: Artful Activists / Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:30 PM
Co-sponsored by the Midcoast Women's Collective
Saturday Stretch Series: Balance & Stamina / Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:00 AM
With Patti Luchetti
Coloring for Adults / Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:00 AM
A casual, colorful meeting
Family Storytime / Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts
Magic: The Gathering Club / Saturday, June 16, 2018 1:30 PM
A new monthly club!
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, June 18, 2018 11:00 AM
This week: Cedar waxwings & cherries
Silent (Sign Language) Social Hour / Monday, June 18, 2018 6:30 PM
In the Community Room
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:00 PM
This week: Floral scenes and summer gardens
Zero Weeks Screening & Discussion / Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:30 PM
Free & open to the public
"Wednesday Walkers" Walking Club / Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:30 AM
A weekly meeting for light exercise.
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:30 AM
Storytime and craft
Yoga Class at Rockland Library / Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:00 PM
In the Community Room
STEM Workshop: Oobleck / Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:45 PM
Free and open to all ages
Baby Time / Thursday, June 21, 2018 10:30 AM
Upstairs in the children's room
Documentary Film Screening: Singing with Angry Bir / Thursday, June 21, 2018 6:30 PM
In the Community Room
Saturday Stretch Series: Balance & Stamina / Saturday, June 23, 2018 9:00 AM
With Patti Luchetti
All-Ages Summer Reading Kick-off Concert / Saturday, June 23, 2018 11:00 AM
Featuring Steelin' Thunder Community Band.
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, June 25, 2018 11:00 AM
This week: Reds, whites, & blues
Silent Social Hour / Monday, June 25, 2018 6:30 PM
Learn and socialize in American Sign Language!
Ukulele Lessons / Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:00 AM
1st of 5 lessons
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts
"Wednesday Walkers" Walking Club / Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:30 AM
A weekly meeting for light exercise.
Tech Class: Career Transitions & Testing/Education / Wednesday, June 27, 2018 11:00 AM
Learn our new databases
Yoga Class at Rockland Library / Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:00 PM
In the Community Room
Celebrate Summer with Play-a-Palooza! / Thursday, June 28, 2018 6:30 PM
On the Library Lawn
Rockin' Storytime / Friday, June 29, 2018 10:30 AM
a new summer storytime with Miss Katie
Children's Drawing Class / Friday, June 29, 2018 4:00 PM
This week: Fourth of July
Saturday Stretch Series: Balance & Stamina / Saturday, June 30, 2018 9:00 AM
with Patti Luchetti
Book Group: Catching Up With The Classics / Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:00 AM
This month's book:
Tea & Tots / Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:30 AM
Last Saturday of every month

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