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Library Hours

Mon, Tue & Thu:
9 AM to 8 PM

Wed, Fri & Sat:
9 AM to 5 PM

Sunday
1 PM to 5 PM

Closed Federal &
State Holidays


Book Stop Hours

Tues - Fri: 
10 AM to 1 PM

Saturday:
10 AM to 4 PM 

 


 


News

Thursday, July 10 at 2:30 PM
Mad Science of Maine: Fizz, Boom, Pop

This jaw dropping hour long science show is packed solid with cool reactions! We are experts at making science come to life and it just so happens; our specialty is “Fizzing, Popping, and Booming Science”! Didgeridoo tubes that produce flames, foaming flasks, sizzling test tubes... Read more...

Thursday, July  10 at 6:00 PM
Film: Along Came Jones

(1945) Melody Jones, a cowboy, rides into town looking for work and the townspeople mistake him for the evil desperado Monte Jarrad. Jones lets all this special treatment go to his head until the real outlaw shows up looking for him. Starring  Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, and William Demarest.


Friday, July 11 at 11:00 AM
Paint Science Trunk Opening

This trunk serves as an introduction to archaeological science through a look at prehistoric cave dwellers and the earliest forms of painting. Activities may include Paint & Painters: the earliest records (discussion), Carbon-14 ½ Life Game: How old is Sally, Natural Paint Brushes & Paint Making, and Painting.


Saturday, July 12 at 11:00AM
Storytime with Hope Angier, author  of Harmony: Land of Four Seasons

A little girl experiences wonder, magic and adventure while on a journey through the mystical Land of the Four Seasons.



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...


 


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.


Our Neighbors' Gardens: A Tour of Gardens in Rockland

This year’s tour on July 12th from 10am to 3pm features nine local gardens. Tickets are available at the Library, for $12 in advance or $15 the day of the tour.  Children 12 and under are free.  Tickets will also be available at LimeRock Inn at 96 Limerock Street the day of the event. Please come and support the work of the Friends while enjoying the beauty of Our Neighbors’ Gardens.



 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.

Programs & Events

Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, July 08, 2014 4:00 PM
Let's Draw Favorite Maine Dogs!
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Farmers' Market Storytime / Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:00 AM
Farmers' Market Storytime
Mad Science of Maine: Fizz, Boom, Pop / Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:30 PM
Mad Science of Maine: Fizz, Boom, Pop
Film: Along Came Jones / Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:00 PM
Film: Along Came Jones
Baby Storytime / Friday, July 11, 2014 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Paint Science Trunk Opening / Friday, July 11, 2014 11:00 AM
Paint Science Trunk Opening
Storytime & Crafts / Saturday, July 12, 2014 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts
Storytime with Author Hope Angier / Saturday, July 12, 2014 11:00 AM
Storytime with Hope Angier, author of Harmony: Land of Four Seasons
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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