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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 

 


 


Welcome to the Rockland Public Library

Upcoming Closures: The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for Thanksgiving. No items are due these days.

News

Saturday, November 29
Holiday Inns Tour and Festival of Trees

In addition to the three Historic Inns of Rockland, this year’s tour will feature Winding Way B&B & Art Gallery as well as the newly remodeled Captain Lindsey House Inn. A festival of trees will follow the tour, with tabletop trees decorated by area businesses for auction at the library. The tour will take place from 1 – 4 pm and the silent auction with complimentary refreshments and baked goods will follow at the Library from 4 – 4:30 pm. Tickets to the Holiday House Tour are $10 per adult and free for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at the Library in advance or at any of the participating inns and the library the day of the event. All proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Rockland Public Library.

Thursday, December 4  at 6:00 PM
Camden Conference Discussion Series:  Russia’s Economy

This discussion will explore and discuss the Russian economy from three perspectives — as an economist, a foreign policy analyst, and an average Russian citizen. Preparation is encouraged for active engagement in the discussions; readings are accessible through the Camden Conference website, and at the Reference Desk. 


Fridays in December at 3:30 PM
Craft Afternoons in the Children’s Room

Starting December 5. Every Friday afternoon in December, there will be crafting for the holidays in the Children's Room.

Music, goodies, and lots of lovely craft ideas and supplies.






Thursday, December 11 at 6:00 PM
Film: Remember the Night

Starring Barbara Stanwyck and  Fred MacMurray. Classy shoplifter Lee Leander, on trial for swiping a diamond bracelet, has her case postponed by Assistant District Attorney John Sargent until after Christmas. Taking pity on her, he bails her out of jail. He's driving home to Indiana for the holidays, and when he finds Lee's a Hoosier too, offers to drop her at her mother's on the way.




Sunday, December 14  at 3:00 PM
Holiday Sing -Along

For people of all ages. Celebrate the holiday season with a sing-along in the Library’s Reading Room!  Songs will be led accompanied by pianist Sojourner Hodges and Peter Proeller, banjo player. Even if you are not a singer, come and enjoy  an afternoon of community and listening to favorite holiday music.





Until the End of December
World Kindness Food Drive

Join us in celebrating World Kindness Day by bringing in non-perishable foods for the AIO Food Pantry and helping out neighbors in need. For non-perishable food items, most needed are: canned fish or meat products (protein food), soup, fruit and fruit juices, evaporated milk and powdered milk and cereals. Also needed: soap – dish washing and personal, tooth brushes and other basic toiletries.  Food Drive will last through the end of December.


 Let's Draw November Themes!
Children's Drawing Classes

Tuesdays at 4:00 PM in the Community Room. This ongoing series of free weekly drawing workshops are for children 6 and up and  are sponsored by  Wendy & Keith Wellin and hosted by the Friends of the Rockland Public Library.  Children will explore such motifs as woodland animals; Native American designs, lodging, hunting, and game; and foods and family gatherings. Materials will be provided for this program.


Mondays at 11:00 AM
Adult Drawing Classe
s

Artist Catinka Knoth leads participants in working with colored pencils and crayons to create their own colored drawings of woodland animals and November themes. Free of charge and open to the general public, with materials supplied; Each week is a different motif, as follows: 11/03 Deer, 11/10 No class, 11/17 Woodland animals,  & 11/24 Wild turkeys & pheasants.

 

Programs & Events

Adult Art Workshop / Monday, November 24, 2014 11:00 AM
Adult Art Workshop: Wild turkeys & pheasants
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 4:00 PM
Let's Draw Turkeys, a Pilgrim Feast, and a Cornucopia for Thanksgiving!
Crafting for the Holiday Season / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 4:00 PM
Crafting for the Holiday Season
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, November 26, 2014 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
NaNoWriMo for Teens and Tweens / Sunday, November 30, 2014 2:00 PM
NaNoWriMo for Teens and Tweens
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, December 03, 2014 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts
Rockland Rhythm Masters / Thursday, December 04, 2014 4:30 PM
Rockland Rhythm Masters
Camden Conference Discussion: Russia’s Economy / Thursday, December 04, 2014 6:00 PM
Camden Conference Discussion: Russia's Economy
Baby Storytime / Friday, December 05, 2014 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Craft Afternoons in the Children's Room / Friday, December 05, 2014 3:30 PM
Craft Afternoons in the Children's Room
Storytime & Craft / Saturday, December 06, 2014 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Children's Holiday Party and Tree Lighting / Saturday, December 06, 2014 3:00 PM
Tree Decorating in the Children's Room
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:30 AM
Storytime and Crafts
Rockland Rhythm Masters / Thursday, December 11, 2014 4:30 PM
Rockland Rhythm Masters
Film: Remember the Night / Thursday, December 11, 2014 6:00 PM
Film: Remember the Night
Baby Storytime / Friday, December 12, 2014 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Holiday Craft Afternoons in the Children's Room / Friday, December 12, 2014 3:30 PM
Craft Afternoons in the Children's Room
Storytime & Crafts / Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts
Holiday Sing-Along / Sunday, December 14, 2014 3:00 PM
Holiday Sing-Along in the Reading Room
Simple Gifts Craft Night / Tuesday, December 16, 2014 6:00 PM
Simple Gifts Craft Night
Rockland Rhythm Masters / Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:30 PM
Rockland Rhythm Masters
Camden Conference Talk: Anthony Antolini, Ph. D. / Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:00 PM
Camden Conference Lecture with Anthony Antolini: The Russian Orthodox Church Today
Baby Storytime / Friday, December 19, 2014 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Holiday Craft Afternoons in the Children's Room / Friday, December 19, 2014 3:30 PM
Craft Afternoons in the Children's Room
Dramatic Performance: A Child’s Christmas in Wales / Sunday, December 21, 2014 3:00 PM
Dramatic Performance: A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Greg Marley: Wild Mushrooms of the Yuletide Season / Tuesday, December 23, 2014 6:00 PM
Greg Marley: Wild Mushrooms of the Yuletide Season
Holiday Craft Afternoons in the Children's Room / Friday, December 26, 2014 3:30 PM
Craft Afternoons in the Children's Room

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