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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 Closure: The Library will be closed on Sunday, April 5 for Easter. **

REMINDER! Poetry Contest deadlines are right around the corner! April 7th for adults and April 14th for all student categories. Remember, that entries are limited to one poem per person, and can be dropped off or mailed to the library. Happy writing! For details, go here.

News

Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00 PM
Author  Talk: Malcolm and Jillian Bedell

Meet Malcolm and Jillian Bedell,  the bloggers behind fromaway.com, which receives more than 150,000 unique visitors each month.   Their book Eating in Maine is one part cookbook, with both traditional and modern New England recipes, one part review guide, with in-depth reviews of more than 50 of Maine’s can’t-miss restaurants.... (Read more)

 

                                    

 Wednesday, April 1st at 12:00 PM                            Fireside Poetry Readings: The Shakespeare Society

Join us for Poetry in the Reading Room! The Shakespeare Society of Rockland, founded in 1889, is a group of Mid-Coast folks who love to read and study the works of Shakespeare. Members of  the Society will be performing a selection of sonnets to kick of the start of Poetry Month. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Rockland Library.

Wednesday, April 1st at 3:00 PM
Poetry Month Art Opening

In the display cases this month will be a selection of preparatory drawings, photo references and photographs documenting last summer's completion of an amazing large-scale mural designed and directed by local talent Alexis Iammarino at the Rockland Rec Center. The mural is entitled Life and History of Rockland which encompasses our love of nature, landscape, food & art, education, resilience, maritime history and diverse industries. Come down and enjoy the unveiling, as well as good conversation and refreshments provided by the Poetry Month committee.

Thursday, April 2 at 6:00 PM
Talk: Climate Change  2015 Update with Sid Quarrier
Where are We & Where Might We be Headed?

Sid Quarrier will talk  about current climate science and related  topics,  including current levels of CO2 and the rates of increase and what this means, current understanding of the stability of the  West Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, studies regarding regional drought, limiting warming to 2 degrees C and what that means for the future use of fossil fuels and more. Following the presentation, there will be extended time for audience discussion.




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Programs & Events

Creative Crafts with Artist Susan Beebe / Thursday, March 26, 2015 4:00 PM
Creative Crafts with Artist Susan Beebe
Film: Owl and the Sparrow / Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:00 PM
Film: Owl and the Sparrow
Baby Storytime / Friday, March 27, 2015 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Storytime & Craft / Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Printmaking on Tees / Saturday, March 28, 2015 11:00 AM
Printmaking on Tees
Memoir Writing Workshops / Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:00 AM
Memoir Writing Workshop
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, March 31, 2015 4:00 PM
"Let's Draw a March Medley!": Easter
Author Talk: Malcolm & Jillian Bedell / Tuesday, March 31, 2015 6:00 PM
Author Talk: Malcolm & Jillian Bedell
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, April 01, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts
Fireside Poetry Readings: the Shakespeare Society / Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:00 PM
Fireside Poetry Readings: The Shakespeare Society performs a selection of sonnets.
Poetry Month Art Opening / Wednesday, April 01, 2015 3:00 PM
Poetry Month Art Opening: Drawings and Photos Documenting the Life in Rockland large-scale mural at the Rockland Rec Center.
Rockland Rhythm Masters / Thursday, April 02, 2015 4:30 PM
Rockland Rhythm Masters
Talk: Climate Change 2015 Update with Sid Quarrier / Thursday, April 02, 2015 6:00 PM
Talk: Climate Change 2015 Update with Sid Quarrier Where are We & Where Might We be Headed?
Baby Storytime / Friday, April 03, 2015 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Storytime & Craft / Saturday, April 04, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Expressing Emotion through Drawing / Saturday, April 04, 2015 11:00 AM
Expressing Emotion through Drawing
E-Books for Tablets / Saturday, April 04, 2015 3:00 PM
E-Books for Tablets
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, April 06, 2015 11:00 AM
Adult Drawing Workshop: Spring & Fairy Tale papercuts
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, April 07, 2015 4:00 PM
Fairy Tale papercuts
LEGO™ Club / Tuesday, April 07, 2015 4:15 PM
LEGO™ Club
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, April 08, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Fireside Poetry Readings: Oceanside High School / Wednesday, April 08, 2015 3:00 PM
Fireside Poetry Readings: Oceanside High School students read their favorite poems.
Rockland Rhythm Masters / Thursday, April 09, 2015 4:30 PM
Rockland Rhythm Masters
Talk: Poetry of War, Peace & Protest / Thursday, April 09, 2015 6:00 PM
Talk: Poetry of War, Peace & Protest
Baby Storytime / Friday, April 10, 2015 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Flower Arranging / Saturday, April 11, 2015 11:00 AM
Flower Arranging
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, April 13, 2015 11:00 AM
Adult Art Workshop: Cherry trees and the Cherry Blossom Festival
Film & Discussion: Growing Local / Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:00 PM
Film & Discussion: Growing Local
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime and Crafts
Fireside Poetry: Ink Bone Poetry Group / Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:00 PM
Fireside Poetry: Ink Bone Poetry Group
Rockland Rhythm Masters / Thursday, April 16, 2015 4:30 PM
Rockland Rhythm Masters
Talk: Independent Publishing for Maine Writers / Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:00 PM
Talk: Independent Publishing for Maine Writers
Baby Storytime / Friday, April 17, 2015 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Writing Workshop: Finding Subject Matter: Cartoons / Saturday, April 18, 2015 1:00 PM
Writing Workshop: Finding Subject Matter: Cartoons as Catalysts for Poems--A Workshop with Ellen Goldsmith
LEGO™ Club / Tuesday, April 21, 2015 4:15 PM
LEGO™ Club
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, April 22, 2015 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Performance: Droplet Dance / Wednesday, April 22, 2015 2:00 PM
Performance: Droplet Dance
Fireside Poetry: Community Reads-Favorite Poems / Wednesday, April 22, 2015 3:00 PM
Fireside Poetry: Community Reads-Favorite & Original Poems
What’s In The Trunk?: Creativity / Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:00 PM
What’s In The Trunk?: Creativity
Rockland Rhythm Masters / Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:30 PM
Rockland Rhythm Masters
Film: My Mother’s Castle / Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:00 PM
Film: My Mother’s Castle
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, April 27, 2015 11:00 AM
Adult Art Workshop: Spring Flowers - Tulips & Daffodils
A Swarm of Poets / Thursday, April 30, 2015 6:00 PM
Poetry Celebration: A Swarm of Poets

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